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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

A Bachelors degree with at least a 2nd class honours or equivalent (3.0 GPA in the USA, 2.7 in Canada) or a higher degree (e.g., MSc, MPhil or PhD) in any discipline.

You should have worked or had voluntary experience in a medical or health-related field and be able to demonstrate a broad awareness of the scope of medicine.

You must have scored a 55 overall (with a minimum of 50 in each section) in the Graduate Australian Medical School Admission Test (GAMSAT) or a total score of 498 in the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT).  Please see the GAMSAT or MCAT websites for further details on how to take these tests (www.gamsatuk.org or www.aamc.org/students/applying/mcat/).

If English was not the primary language during your degree, you must also take the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or equivalent (e.g., TOEFL). An IELTS score of 7.0 overall (with a score of 7.0 in the written element and no less than 6.5 in any other element) or equivalent is required.

Interview

If you are invited to an interview for the St George’s medical programme in Nicosia, it will be in a form of a Multi Mini Interview (MMI) and will be conducted through a video conference.  The goal of the MMI is to find out if there is more to you than your grades. We want to establish whether you have the appropriate skills and attributes to complete the course successfully and to practise medicine professionally

The interview will consist of eight questions, each lasting five minutes (40 minutes in total). One person (the interviewer) will conduct the Skype call with you, reading each question and recording your responses.  Once the interview is over, each one of your recorded responses will be sent to eight different assessors who will evaluate them.  Your total score will then be calculated and sent to the Admissions Committee for a decision.

Why MMIs

The MMI approach is a robust and efficient assessment method that is less subjective than a panel interview, ensuring candidates are treated fairly. In addition, MMIs allow us to conduct the interviews more efficiently by assessing more candidates in a shorter period of time, which means you will find out the outcome of your interview sooner.  We aim to send you an offer decision within two weeks of your interview.

Full details of entry requirements and an online application form can be found at www.nicosia.sgul.ac.cy

Screenings

You must undergo satisfactory health and police screening, including a screen for and immunisation against Hepatitis B.