What help is on offer to direct entry students?
Integration programme before Phase 3: an introductory week that covers all aspects of students’ life in year 3 and a brief projection into years 4 and 5.
Medical School Welcomes Direct Entrants
Every year, for the past 10 years, our Medical School welcomes 40-50 direct entrants to Year 3 from the Universities in St Andrews, the International Medical University in Malaysia and the Medical University in Brunei, Darussalam.
They join the course after successfully completing the Bachelor degrees in their respective universities and provide a positive contribution to the educational, social and cultural mix of the Medical School. It is an initiative set up by the Scottish Government and allows knowledge transfer in conjunction with efficient workforce planning.
Before commencing the year 3 programme, direct entrants are met by staff and volunteer students from the current Year 3, who host a social event to welcome the new students from these universities. The new students will join MedFamily whereby each new student is allocated a ‘parent’ volunteer student responsible for successful integration of their ‘children’ into the new course and student life in Glasgow.
Direct entrants usually integrate very well into the larger student body and are of course supported by the Medical School and University Support Services if/when needed.