GMC lists New Vision University – Georgia

GMC lists New Vision University – Georgia

We are pleased to announce that the General Medical Council (GMC) in the UK, has added New Vision University (NVU) to its list, following the application for registration by the first NVU medical graduates.

Upon receiving the first applications by medical graduates from a new University, the GMC applies an incubation period. This means that the first applications from the specific University are reviewed on a case by case basis against the GMC’s criteria as detailed below.

  1. Offer a minimum of 5,500 Clock Hours over at least 3 years

The GMC defines Clock Hours, as those hours spent in Lectures, Tutorials (Seminar Classes) and Clinical Training. This does not include hours spent in exams or carrying out independent work, also, the GMC does not recognise distance learning or online studies (exceptions apply during the pandemic). The GMC’s full published guidelines can be found HERE (the definition of Clock Hours is listed on page 7).

The MD Study programme at NVU offers 6,015 – 6,145 Clock Hours, broken into 5,745 from Core Modules, and 270-400 from Elective Modules (elective Clock Hours will vary based on the student’s choices).

It is important to note, that a minimum number of Clock Hours must be spent studying at a Medical University as previous studies from a non-medical course (for example a BSc degree) cannot have more than a set number of recognised credits.

  1. Be Part of the World Directory of Medical Schools.

Please click HERE to find NVU’s listing.

  1. Complete Clinical Rotations (including Medicine & Surgery) offered as part of the MD programme and overseen by the University.

NVU offers 3,255 Clock Hours of clinical rotations in approved hospitals, which constitutes the last 3 years of the MD course. Medicine and Surgery clinical rotations are also provided in specific departments as prescribed by the GMC in their list of specialty areas. NVU has set learning objectives and established processes to monitor the learning opportunities of each placement, as well as a final end of placement sign-off of the student’s experience within each placement.

In conclusion, we would like to highlight that it is irrelevant if previous students of a particular University have registered with the GMC or if a University indeed has had any graduates submit their documents for registration for it to be registered by the GMC, what ultimately matters, is that the Medical School meets the requirements or not. An article previously published by SME regarding this can be found HERE, and provides communication from the GMC itself verifying this.

As always, we strongly urge students to contact the GMC directly at [email protected] to make their own enquiries.