2 thoughts on “ NEW BLOG SERIES! Guy… GEMP Program for international students is A COMPLETE SCAM. They called the Neurology consultant at three in the morning, he scrubbed in and did it in theatre! SCAM FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS. We are very blessed to be studying medicine at Wits. Spent my college years studying instead of partying. WITS GEMP COORDINATOR Mrs Elizabeth Schreuder ALL GEMP applicants need to prepare for the WAPT in case you are invited to write the test (please refer to page 26 for further details). I watched an Australian medical programme a few weeks ago and a patient needed an LP. Students were afforded a unique opportunity to learn ICD insertion and removal on animal ribs, received a tutorial on interpreting Chest X-Rays from a Trauma Consultant, and learnt how to administer local anaesthetic. Wits GEMP Class of 2022 Student Stories, MY 4-WEEK EXPERIENCE WORKING IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT AT CHARLOTTE MAXEKE JOHANNESBURG ACADEMIC HOSPITAL, MED SCHOOL STUDY TIME-LAPSE (4 hours of studying! Mokhachane said, “We are not changing the curriculum in terms of content or learning outcomes or core competencies; we are improving the assessments and decreasing the load of assessments.”. The Unofficial GEMP Guide. A Wits University student will remain in precautionary self-quarantine for 14 days after exposure to a friend who was confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus. He has just completed a degree in Biomedical Engineering at Wits and, this year, earned a position in the 3rd year of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBCh) at Wits University through the GEMP. That’s the reality. This gives students the opportunity to complete their undergraduate medical studies in a period of four years. The GEMP program is just a joke! If anyone knows of any information regarding the statistics of candidates accepted into the GEMP each year, I would really appreciate if you'd let me know! Taken from her blog, yes she blogs as well, The Prescribed Lifestyle, ... that is why she obtained a Bachelor of Health Sciences in Biomedical Sciences and furthered her studies and entered the GEMP programme and obtained another degree MBBCh from the University of the Witwatersrand. How to cite print and electronic books and journals using Vancouver or Harvard styles for use in the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand (GEMP 1 BMCS, MTP1, MTP2) A recommendation for medical students ( Log Out /  ( Log Out /  I’m sure it was above 85 cut off. The current GEMP 3 curriculum consists of seven clinical rotations with one theory class running concurrently. University of the Witwatersrand Admission Requirements NSC Admission Requirements NB: This is a guideline only. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. I don’t have all the answers, but I hope this post provides some answers for those of you hoping to do GEMP, or currently in GEMP seeking funding. If a student has failed a single unit (for example, paediatrics, internal medicine or surgery), they will have three attempts to improve in that unit. I am currently a medical Student at Wits University admitted through the Graduate Entry Medical Programme (GEMP) into the 3rd year of study. “It seems that the changes have been made solely to make assessment easier for UUME to the detriment of the students, and at the same time compromise their learning by doubling the workload they need to study,” Carides told Wits Vuvuzela. There are seven universities offering medicine in South Africa. Slide 41 - GEMP Learning Excellence Sequential and Global Learners Sequential learners tend to gain understanding in linear steps, with each step following logically from the previous one. The Wits GEMP application deadline was 30 June 2017. He has just completed a degree in Biomedical Engineering at Wits and, this year, earned a position in the 3rd year of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBCh) at Wits University through the GEMP. Students, however, have a different understanding. WITS no longer allows students (besides medical students obviously!) Indeed there are people in poor countries in Africa, they want these people from miserable conditions because they will probably STAY in South Africa. Latest News All News SA's vaccine strategy mistakes 15 January 2021 Huge gap between SA's 4IR strategy and what commission recommends 15 January 2021 Wits scientists artificially infect mosquitoes with human malaria to advance treatment 14 January 2021 Why the state’s new toys won’t help South Africa’s response to Covid-19 8 January 2021 The teaching does not prepare us adequately. It’s a SCAM!! FEATURED IMAGE: Changes will be introduced to the GEMP 3 and 4 curricula for f ifth-year medical students in 2020. I made sure my forms were completed on time, my academic transcripts from UJ and UNISA were certified and correct, and that I had my proof of registration for the organic chem and math courses. Final selection is made subject to the availability of places, academic results and other entry requirements where applicable. ( Log Out /  GEMP1/year 3 and GEMP2/year 4 are essentualy one year consisting of 11 blocks (a block is generaly a system of the body this is true for all 9 blocks except for the first 2) after this GEMP 3/year 5 and GEMP 4/ year 6 is mostly clinical where more time is spent in the hospital. I just have As on my transcript and just 3 Bs. On the 24 th of March 2017 the Wits Students Surgical Society had the honour of hosting world renowned general and paediatric surgeon, Professor Georges Azzie, for an engaging mini lecture and discussion on Global Surgery. Open days are coming up soon and they are also a good way to get information. This blog-site is in no way affiliated with the University of the Witwatersrand. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. I am currently a 4th year med student at Wits Medical School in Johannesburg, South Africa, and I gained my place through the Wits Graduate Entry Medical Program (GEMP) in 2019! End-of-term assessments are written for each rotation and administered by the relevant department within the faculty. I am not saying this as a criticism of the quality of teaching we received, but of our own mindsets as studying to pass an exam does not teach us to apply information practically,” he said. It feels much longer than that!!) Our class is made up of students with such vastly different backgrounds and ages, and it really is inspiring to hear their stories! The Daily Dose Blog. Leaving school, I was not accepted into Medical School but fortunately into the School of Pharmacy, of which I am a holder of a Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree from Wits. I myself have 95 over 100 in my Bachelor, was selected for the exam, passed the WAPT test, and then came a message after I keep bothering them to have a result. The more in depth work will be covered in GEMP 1. A fourth-year student, Zakariyya Kaka, said, “The changes made are positive, however, it is unfair that these changes are made in any case. Photo: Lwazi Maseko RELATED ARTICLES: Wits Vuvuzela, Wits school marking system is in question, August 9, 2019; Wits Vuvuzela, Wits surgeons challenge 100% exam failure rate, September 27, 2019 And there I was, a GEMP III student doing LP's left, right and centre. Guy… GEMP Program for international students is A COMPLETE SCAM. They just want you money for the application. Same thing with Lumbar Punctures (LP's). Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window), Wits school marking system is in question, Wits surgeons challenge 100% exam failure rate. I'm Juan. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. The lecture took place in the Public Health Building at the University of the Witwatersrand’s education campus. Did my calculations multiple times. GEMP is a programme that allows graduate students to get into medicine at third-year level if they meet certain minimum requirements stipulated by the faculty. “It has been a dream of mine to study medicine since my high school days. According to Dr Mantoa Mokhachane, a senior lecturer and the director of the Unit for Undergraduate Medical Education (UUME), the changes aim to address the assessment burden for staff and students, student mental health, student failures by April, internship placements, and the disconnect between GEMP 1 and 2 (third and fourth-year) and between GEMP 3 and 4 (fifth and sixth-year). Change ), Wits GEMP Class of 2022 Student Stories: Defne, NEW BLOG SERIES! The proposed change will remove end-of-term assessments for each rotation and introduce an end-of-year exam inclusive of four theory papers instead of seven, which will have a 40% weighting. Photo: Lwazi Maseko. to take anatomy and physiology as majors. A (now) final year medical student at Wits. This article contains detailed information on the University of the Witwatersrand, WITS application process and requirements for admission into graduate, Undergraduate Degree, Diploma Programmes and Postgraduate for the 2020/2021 academic year. Sounds pretty official? They just want you money for the application. If you have a Bachelor at the United States, a Master in Barcelona and all of the requirements..they will just call South Africans! I have a question…Do you by any chance know anyone with a GEMP success story that had a CI score of less than 75%?? The examinations will be administered by UUME. I'm assuming that the next best options would be to take Physiology and MCB. ALL GEMP applicants who are invited to the WAPT may be expected to complete a Biographical Questionnaire on the day of the test. A six-week remedial block will also be instituted. Q: What must I study for the WAPT ? Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. The GEMP allows entry of qualified candidates who meet certain minimum requirements into the third year of the MBBCh degree. “It has been a dream of mine to study medicine since my high school days. The Vuvuzela newspaper is produced by the career-entry students of the Wits Journalism Department at Wits University. 455 likes. and the most incredible thing so far has been getting to know the different people in our class and hearing their stories of how they got in to medicine! Third-year medical student, Dan-Joel Lukumbi, discusses Medical Cell Biology (MCB), the MCB honours programme, his decision to study medicine in South Africa, and details on how learning and teaching are set out in a medical degree. From talking to fifth and sixth-year students who have looked at the proposed changes and from their personal experience, it looks a lot harder to pass.”, According to Mokhachane, “Medical curricula have to be reviewed and updated regularly in order to meet the needs of the communities that will be served and to keep up with development in technology.”, FEATURED IMAGE: Changes will be introduced to the GEMP 3 and 4 curricula for fifth-year medical students in 2020. Wits Health Sciences Courses Academic Programmes Undergraduate Bachelor of Health Sciences – BHSc Bachelor of Dental Science – BDS Bachelor of Oral Health Sciences – BOHSc Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery – MBBCh Graduate Entry Medical Programme – GEMP Bachelor of Clinical Medical Practice – BCMP Bachelor of Nursing – BNurs Bachelor of… Read More » I won’t … I applied to the graduate entry medical program (GEMP) in my third year, the wits GEMP is a program offered by the Witwatersrand (wits) university that allows a graduate to jump into third year medicine based on passing a placement test and your marks at university, the test is known as the WAPT and covers mainly the 2nd year work done by medical students. 54 likes. Addressing failures, mental health and wellness of students, among motivations for the changes. They told me I haven't reached the 85 cut off for international students. Good luck! Contact Mrs Schreuder (...) to book an interview." Hi, The blog above gives general guidelines but you should contact at least two universities in your area and get specific requirements from them as they adjust their criteria year by year. I’m warning you people, there are better options than South Africa…If you wanna stay there..good luck! ), BEING HONEST: SELF-DOUBT AND FEELING OVERWHELMED, A WEEK IN THE LIFE | ONLINE + MED SCHOOL UPDATE, THE WARBURG EFFECT (Normal Metabolism VS Cancer Metabolism), A PRODUCTIVE WEEKEND IN MED SCHOOL (And GEMP 2 Updates), WITS GEMP 1 | RESPIRATORY BLOCK REVIEW (Tips and Advice), WITS GEMP 1 | HAEM BLOCK REVIEW (Tips and Advice), ANOTHER WEEK IN MEDICAL SCHOOL | Cardiovascular, Follow My South African Medical School Journey on WordPress.com. It’s a SCAM!! They said I didn’t achieve the CI, did not tell me what was my CI. I’ve been at medical school for two months now (only? It also means that I will… I want to know if it is even possible. 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