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School of Medicine Requirements

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

All applicants are given serious consideration by the Admission Committee which consists of senior faculty members.  A variety of factors are considered during the preselection process:

Premedical Program

  1. High School Diploma
  2. High School Transcript
    • USA:  SAT score 1110 and above
    • Caricom:  6 CSEC Subjects (2 Science, Mathematics, English) Grades I – III
    • Commonwealth: 6 GSCE Subjects  (2 Science, Mathematics, English) Grades 9 – 4 or equivalence
  3. Personal Essay expressing your interest in studying Medicine
  4. 2 Letters of Recommendation from professionals in the field of science who are aware of your interest in becoming a Physician
  5. TOEFL score of 60 or r IELTS score of 6.0 (if applicable)

Doctor of Medicine Program

  1. Undergraduate GPA with at least 2.7 from a recognized university or college, or
  2. University/College 90 credit hours with completion of the following courses:
    • Biology – 2 semesters
    • Chemistry – 2 semesters
    • Physics – 1 semester 
    • English – 1 semester 
    • Maths -1 semester ,0r 
  3. GAU pre-medical program certification of completion or, 
  4. MCAT score of >500

To apply, the following must be submitted: 

  • Professional Diplomas/Certificates
  • Transcript
  • Personal Essay expressing your interest in studying Medicine
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation from professionals in the field of science who are aware of your interest in becoming a Physician
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Proof of any Medical experience and professional work history, volunteering experience will be an asset
  • TOEFL score of 60 or r IELTS score of 6.0 (if applicable)

Students pre-selected will be invited for an interview. A successful interview automatically qualifies for entry into the program.

About Acceptable Examinations 

Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) – while MCAT is not compulsory, it may help the applicant gain admissions based on the score.  

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)  – measures the ability of nonnative  English speakers to understand and use English spoken, written, and heard in college and university settings. Students who may have completed high school or college/university program in English may not have to to take this exam. Please contact admission office if you have any questions into whether you may be required to take this exam. The minimum accepted score is 60. 

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – similar to TOEFL, it tests students ability to communicate in English. The acceptable score is 6.0. 

 

Department Contact Info

Admissions Office – Guyana 

81 Croal St.

Georgetown, Guyana

 (592) 226 1375; (592) 226 3858
admissions@gau.edu.gy

Mon – Fri 8:00A.M. – 5:00P.M. EST.

 

US INFORMATION OFFICE – FLORIDA

9540 NW 9th CT,
Plantation, Fl 33324, USA

 954-328-3511, 954-640-3740
serge.zame@gau.edu.gy

Mon – Fri 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

 

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How to apply

Applications are accepted 3 times per year, for January, May and September trimesters. Students can apply online. After admissions office receive a full application (application form and associated documents) the application would be processed by the academic committee within 10 business days.

 

While the academic committee will accept a copy of the transcript to conduct the student’s evaluation, an original transcript must be sent to the administration office before the student would be allowed to commence classes.