The graduate entry medicine programme allows biomedical/life science graduates and healthcare professionals with similar academic qualifications to earn a Doctor of Medicine degree in just 4 years.
Commonly referred to as fast track medicine or accelerated MD, the graduate medicine course enables you to skip the first few years of a traditional 6-year course, so you can achieve an MD qualification faster. In order to apply to study graduate entry medicine in Europe, you have to present a transcript of your previous higher education studies.
Admission teams will assess your subjects, study hours, and credits. These will then be equivalated to exempt you from the subjects that you already studied in your Bachelor's degree. In turn, the university will allow you to shorten your programme by reducing the number of subjects you must study to graduate.
The 4-year medical programmes in Europe are popular among but not limited to Bachelor's degree holders such as nurses, biomedical and biochemical scientists, pharmacists, physiotherapists, and much more.
Many students already have degrees that are very closely related to Medicine or Dentistry. We accept a variety of degrees; the majority of applicants have a health-related degree. Medlink Students will guarantee your acceptance on the graduate medicine course or graduate dentistry course in Europe, as long as you have a relevant degree. You will neither have to do an entrance exam nor attend an interview!
The accelerated programmes are highly sought-after because they allow you to skip a few years of a conventional medical course. You will be one step closer to fulfilling your dream of becoming a doctor by graduating sooner. Medical schools in Europe realise the importance of producing more doctors in a shorter period of time, so they have designed the graduate entry pathway to medicine.
The reasons why you should obtain a fast track medical degree from Europe are:
To be eligible for a graduate entry medicine course, you have to:
As part of their entry requirements, some medical universities in Poland may require you to pass an entrance exam, attend an interview, or take an English test. If you are looking to study graduate entry medicine in Europe without entrance exams, a medical school in Poland and Georgia will be your best option.
Medlink Students offers a FREE assessment of your documents and personalised consultation on your best options for studying medicine or dentistry abroad. Schedule a call with an experienced student advisor now and get instant insight on the most suitable accelerated medical programmes abroad for you.
The top 6 universities for graduate entry into medicine are:
*Medlink Students will help you gain entry in up to the 3rd year of the regular 6-year programme via ECTS credit recognition.
There are 2 more universities that offer accelerated medicine courses – New Vision University in Georgia and International European University in Ukraine. However, we have carefully followed their work, and at this point, we don’t recommend them.
All medical universities in Europe we recommend are listed on the World Directory of Medical Schools by the World Health Organisation. In other words, these institutions are recognised worldwide.
European accelerated MD programmes are recognised by the UK's General Medical Council as they meet the requirements of acceptance. The courses pass the minimum of 5.500 contact clock hours of studies over a period of at least 4 years. During these years you will gain the necessary clinical experience needed to qualify as a Doctor in the UK. All you need to do then is to pass the PLAB/UKMLA exam.
To be eligible for licensing and residency in the US, Canada, and Australia as an international medical graduate, your qualification must be from a university listed on the World Directory of Medical Schools. This requirement is already met by European medical schools. You will be eligible to take the USMLE for the USA, the MCCQE for Canada, and the AMC clinical examination for Australia.
For Irish international graduates, medical education from Europe will be automatically recognised by the Irish Medical Council. The graduate entry medicine course also meets the Electronic Portfolio of International Credentials requirements for graduates from abroad.
Yes, you can choose to study medicine online for the first year of your accelerated medicine course. In fact, the online option is becoming more and more popular because of how convenient it is to study a fully recognised online course from the comfort of your home.
The universities we work with were some of the first in the world to adapt to the current circumstances with virtual medical teaching. They have prepared a unique distance learning course with special curriculums and timetables for the preclinical years of medicine. Furthermore, the programme includes exclusive seminars with world-renowned guest doctors and lecturers to teach you the practical side of medicine. All online classes are being recorded and available for you to rewatch anytime.
Doctors know what’s best for future doctors. That’s why Medlink Students is the leading agency for the most popular graduate-entry programmes in Europe. Whether you’re a graduate or a transfer student, we will equivalate your previous qualifications and hours to get you exempted from the initial years of medical school.
You can schedule a call with our experienced student advisors at any time. We will assess your documents completely free of charge. What you will get in return is tailored advice based on any preferences you may have about countries, universities, tuition fees, accreditation, accommodation, leisure time, and much more.
We work very closely with the medical universities in Europe, so any promises we make will be definite. You will get 100% guaranteed admission into graduate entry medicine abroad. Our agreement with you states clearly that if you don’t get on your desired course, then you get your deposit fully refunded.
These fast track programmes are extremely popular because an abundance of candidates meet the criteria apply. "Guaranteed acceptance" is awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. We have only 70 places per course. We advise you to apply as soon as possible.
It's not difficult to get into a grad entry course in Europe. If you have a previous degree from a health-related field, you already qualify for this course.
In most cases, graduate entry medicine courses are 2, 3, or 4 years long. The duration depends on your previous degree, credits earned, and work experience.
At the moment, only Poland, Ukraine, Georgia, Cyprus offer these courses in English.
Yes, they are absolutely worth it because they are recognised worldwide and allow you to graduate sooner and become a practising doctor faster.