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Summer 2020 Pre-Medicine Bridge Program

Summer 2020 Pre-Medicine Bridge Program

To support Emirati student admission into Khalifa University’s Doctor of Medicine Program (MD) for the Fall Semester of 2020. Our Summer 2020 Pre-Medicine Bridge Program will be divided into two essential components: an MCAT preparation program and a research component. Specifically, our MCAT preparation program will provide students with short and intense sessions that will prepare them to take the MCAT exam on June 20th, 2020, at an international testing site. Our research component will provide students with fundamental research experiences that will enhance their application for our MD program. Together, these two elements can directly improve a student’s chances of gaining entry into our MD program.

The program will start on May 17th, 2020, and will run until June 15th, 2020. Please refer to the following important dates:

  • Program start date: May 17th, 2020
  • MCAT preparation program start date: May 17th, 2020
  • MCAT preparation program end date: June 18th, 2020
  • MCAT Exam at London Testing Site: June 20th, 2020
  • Research component start date: June 28th, 2020
  • Research component end date: July 30th, 2020
  • Program end date: July 30th, 2020

*Applications for our Pre-Medicine Bridge Fall Program are open until June 15th, 2020. The program is scheduled to start on August 23rd, 2020, and run until December 17th, 2020.

  • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline, i.e.,  a Science, Technology Engineering or Mathematics discipline
  • A minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.0 out of 4.0, or equivalent (e.g., an upper second-class honor in a UK-style degree, from a reputable accredited institution)
  • A minimum level of English proficiency in the form of either:
    • iBT TOEFL (internet-based test) score of 91 or equivalent, or
    • An overall academic IELTS score of 6.5, or
    • 1550 EmSAT English score
  • A minimum of two referee recommendations (provided via an online form)
  • Statement of purpose (500-1000 words)
  • Successfully complete an admission interview process; admission interviews will begin the week of March 15th, 2020
  • Illustrate your potential to perform well in this MCAT preparation program by obtaining a reasonable baseline sore on our MCAT diagnostic exam. This diagnostic exam will be held on April 25th, 2020 at Khalifa University’s Main Campus

The Summer 2020 Pre-Medicine Bridge Program is strictly limited to Emirati students. Thus, this summer program will enhance Emirati student entry into Khalifa University’s Doctor of Medicine Program in the Fall of 2020.

Dr. Peter Corridon
Director, Pre-Medicine Bridge Program
Assistant Professor, Department of Immunology and Physiology
For more information : PMB@ku.ac.ae

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