Graduate – Pre Med Admissions

Graduate - Pre Med Admissions

Note

The Pre-Medicine Bridge program at Khalifa University is currently receiving applications for Fall 2018. All applications must be submitted online

About the Pre-Medicine Bridge Program

Khalifa University (KU) will be launching an exciting new postgraduate medical degree.  Entry into the Doctor of Medicine (MD) program is highly competitive.  One entry requirement will be the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT®) score.  The Pre-Medicine Bridge program prepares students for the MCAT® exam, with the aim of maximizing their score to progress to KU’s MD program.

Program Requirements

Students may be invited to attend an interview based on a review of the following documents:

  • Transcript of an undergraduate degree, preferably in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics discipline, with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0
  • Certificate showing an IELTS score of 6.5 (or equivalent)
  • A personal statement
  • A recent copy of your curriculum vitae
  • Three (3) letters of support from professional and personal referees.  At least one (1) reference must be from a faculty member of your university

Scholarships

This program offers scholarships to all students to support graduate studies in medicine.  Students who receive a Khalifa University (KU) MED Scholarship will be registered in the Pre-Medicine Bridge program.  Please note that scholarship benefits are subject to change.

KU MED Scholarship for UAE Nationals

  • A monthly stipend of AED27,000.
  • Full university tuition paid by the university.
  • Support to attend educational events locally and internationally.
  • Housing in university accommodations at no cost, subject to availability.
  • Textbooks are provided by the university.

KU MED Scholarship for Expatriates

  • Full university tuition paid by the university.
  • Support to attend educational events locally and internationally.
  • Housing in university accommodations at no cost, subject to availability.
  • Textbooks are provided by the university.

How to apply

Please click on the “Apply Now” button.

  • For existing users, login to the application portal with your Email ID and password.
  • For new users, register by creating a new account, by providing your Email as an ID and nominate your own password.

Objectives of Pre-Medicine Bridge program

The Pre-Medicine Bridge (PMB) program is designed to provide courses to students who have completed a Bachelor’s degree.  The PMB program consists of courses that are delivered in person by a lecturer or via on facility.  As each student attending the PMB program will come with their unique skill set and knowledge, the courses are designed to fill gaps in information as well as strengthen reading, comprehension and math proficiencies, skills that are required to attain a high MCAT® score.

Learning Outcomes of program

The Pre-Medicine Bridge program (PMB) is designed to prepare students for entry into Khalifa University’s Doctor of Medicine (MD) program.  Students will be assessed using questions that are similar to those in the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT®), a standardized test used in USA, Canada and 19 other countries.  Admission into the MD program at Khalifa University is based on a number of criteria.

Specifically, the PMB program is a series of bridging courses intended for students who have completed a Bachelor’s program from pre-eminent local and international universities.  The educational goals of the program are to close gaps in a student’s knowledge base and to develop specific skill sets to maximize their MCAT® score.

Overall Structure and Requirements

The courses of the Pre-Medicine Bridge program are:

PMED 501       General & Organic Chemistry
PMED 502       Biochemistry
PMED 523       Clinical Shadowing
PMED 511       Physics
PMED 515       Math
PMED 521       Biology
PMED 522       Health, Medicine & Society
PMED 531       Critical Analysis & Reasoning Skills
PMED 532       Behavioural Sciences
PMED 591       MCAT Coaching

The schedule of the program includes study commitments during semester and some obligations between semesters.

Contact us

Please contact the Khalifa University Pre-Medicine Bridge program team:

  • For more information.
  • If you have any difficulties in submitting your application online.

Telephone: +971 (02) 501 8550
Email:  premed@ku.acae