The curriculum of the International Graduate Medical Education Program is designed for self-directed adults who choose to integrate advanced study with their professional lives. Adhering to the premise that a student's success is related most closely to the applicant's past experience and individual motivation toward future goals, the application process focuses on assessing each learner's unique background.
The admissions committee will consider all aspects of an applicant's background credentials in determining whether or not to recommend admission. As such, learners who do not specifically meet all criteria may discuss their particular situations with a representative of the admissions committee.
The minimum requirements for admission to the Master of Medical, Nursing or Health Education (MSc) program are:
M.D., bachelor's degree and/or its foreign equivalent from a recognized institution;
And an Undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.7 (on a 4.0 scale) or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
The minimum requirements for admission to the Doctorate in Medical, Nursing or Health Education (DME, DNE, DHE) program are:
Master's degree (or its foreign equivalent) from a recognized institution;
And a Graduate grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
Very exceptional candidates with the M.D., bachelor's degree and/or its foreign equivalent from a recognized institution may be considered for direct admission to the DME.
The minimum requirements for admission to the PhD in Medical, Nursing or Health Education (PhD) program are:
Completion of IGME DME with exceptional standing;
And Application and selection into the program, including formal interviews and candidacy exam.
Learners making application to the International Graduate Medical Education Program will submit an application form along with the following documentation:
A Registration Fee (on application, non-refundable), invoiced within 48 hours of the application and to be paid in advance of any faculty review or consideration of the applicant;
A Professional Resume (maximum of 10 pages);
A written statement of personal and professional goals (maximum of 3 pages);
Transcripts for the highest degree awarded by a University or other institution;
And Two letters of recommendation from a source such as employer, colleagues, professors, etc.
Those applicants who do not meet the above criteria may be provisionally admitted upon recommendation of the Head of the program and the President of the University. These learners must earn a predetermined GPA or higher in pre-admission courses as determined by the Head of the program, whereupon, the provisional status will be removed.
All applicatants who have paid their registration fee will be evaluated, and all will be notified promptly of the Admission Committee's decision. Successful applicants will be notified by email and provided with logon and password information in order to access the online portal and course materials (received on individual course payment).
The International Graduate Medical Education Program offers continuous enrollment in programs. Learners may enter the program at any time, pay for and enroll in their program courses sequentially, or all at once. Once enrolled, learners will be allotted consecutive six-month intervals for each course opened (ie, 12 months for two courses, 18 months three courses, etc.). Learners who are unable to complete the courses in the allotted times will be notified up to three times before being put on probation. Failure to complete the courses in a reasonable interval will result in the learner's suspension, until they notify IGME that they are prepared to complete each opened course. IGME may require a completion schedule.
Upon verified payment of a program course or courses, learners will immediately acquire electronic access to the course materials (writings, papers and exams; note that text books must be purchased separately) and may begin their studies at their leisure. While the resources and information supplied are adequate to complete assignments, labs, etc., learners are strongly encouraged to obtain all indicated texts and references.
No refunds will be issued on courses enrolled in and paid for.