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WELCOME
to the University of Limerick
Graduate Entry Medical School

FAQs

  1. How do I apply for the programme?
  2. What are the entry requirements?
  3. What are the fees?
  4. What financial support is available?
  5. How do I find out about accommodation?
  6. What modules will I be studying?
  7. Will I need a laptop?
  8. How are internships awarded and will there be sufficient places for UL graduates?

1.How do I apply for the programme?

Please visit the "How to Apply" page for details on CAO and GAMSAT application

 

2. What are the entry requirements?

Entry requirements are detailed on the "How to Apply" page.

 

3.What are the fees?

EU fees for 2017/18 are €14,843

The first instalment is paid prior to registration and details on payment methods will be sent out with the orientation packs. 
The second instalment is due the following January.

In addition to the course fee, students are required to pay a Healthcare Screening cost of €250 in Year 1.  This covers all immunisations across the four years of the programme.

Non EU fees for 2017/18 are €41,000

Students are also required to purchase an iPad mini for use throughout the programme (including clinical years). The cost is in the region of €600. Further information can be found here.

 

4. What financial support is available?

The GEMS strongly recommends that applicants undertake appropriate financial planning before making an application to our LM101 course.  The University has worked closely with the Bank of Ireland to develop a comprehensive Tailored Financial Package for medical students of the Graduate Entry Medical School.  The package includes consideration of lending to cover course fees and maintenance costs.  An application for either fees or maintenance does not constitute an offer.  Lending criteria and terms and conditions apply and each application is individually assessed.   The Bank of Ireland operates a branch on campus within the Stables complex, and staff would be happy to advise prospective applicants in advance of their application.  Contact details may be found on their information sheet.

An Access Scholarship scheme supported by the Atlantic Philanthropies is open to EU applicants for the LM101 course.  Please note that the scheme is specifically targeted towards applicants who have previously entered third level education via a recognized Access route, or are currently deemed eligible for consideration by the University through equivalent socio-economic disadvantage.  Further details are available here.

 

5. How do I find out about accommodation?

Visit the Campus Life web site.

 

6. What modules will I be studying?

A programme outline is available in the course brochures:

Course brochure for EU Applicants

Course Brochure for non-EU Applicants

Module List

 

7. Will I need a laptop?

We advise all students on the programme to purchase a laptop. Special prices are available to students from both DELL and Fitzpatrick Computer Group.
Please ensure that you read ITD's document "Using your own Laptop or PC on the University Network".

 

8. How are internships awarded and will there be sufficient places for UL graduates?

In Ireland, the 'Internship' is the first year of medical practice following graduation from Medical School.  During the Intern year, medical graduates are provisionally registered with the Medical Council.  Full registration with the Medical Council follows successful completion of the Intern year.   
 
To date there have been sufficient Intern places available for all Irish/EU medical school graduates.  In line with government policy, as the number of medical graduates increases, the number of Intern places is also expected to expand.

For International students in all Irish medical schools, the future is less certain to the extent that Government policy is to advise all overseas students that for them, INTERNSHIP PLACES CANNOT BE GUARANTEED.  However, UL will do everything in its power to optimise the employment prospects and opportunities for further training for all of its students following their graduation.  For example, in the case of North American students, we support students seeking elective placements in teaching centres in Canada and the US, so that students can form relationships that will later help them to secure good residency training programmes.