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   Admission & Registration Procedures for College of Medicine and Medical Sciences

The Faculty of Medicine and Medical Sciences used to chose from amongst the applicants to the faculty based on the high school GPA alone, but later on the faculty checked the performance of the students and compared it to their grades. The findings suggested that their needed to be a more other criteria taken into consideration when choosing the most suitable candidates to study medicine at the Arabian Gulf University. Thus, the University developed new standards and criteria for accepting students, which include:

  1. A test to assess the English language of the applicants
  2. A test in science and mathematics
  3. A personal interview

It is worth mentioning that these standards were originally part of the code of admissions at the Arabian Gulf University, as it had been made a standard for all the Medical schools in the GCC at a meeting of Deans of Medical Schools of the Gulf States which was held in Kuwait on April 26-27,1997.

* Admission Requirements Faculty of Medicine and Medical Sciences *

Conditions for the acceptance of applications and how to submit them:

  1. The student must be a citizen of one of the GCC members which are The United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Bahrain, the State of Kuwait, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the State of Oman, and the State of Qatar. Only a limited number of students who are from other Arab nations who are residing in the GCC can be accepted for a certain fee.
  2. The student must have a secondary school certificate (scientific section) or
    the equivalent from the current year or the previous year at most and have a score of at least 95% or 3.75 on the four-point scale.
  3. The age of the applicant must not exceed 20 years.
  4. The applicant must fill out the application form for admission and provide all the required information and documents, namely:
    • A high school certificate. In the case where the applicant has a high school certificate from a foreign high school within or out of the GCC states, he or she must have it equated by the Ministry of Education in their respective countries.
    • A certificate of good conduct from the school where he or she studied.
    • Fill out and submit a form issued by the University and approved of by any government hospital to prove his fitness.
    • Four recent color photographs.
    • A copy of his or her passport with a CPR card or personal identity card.
  5. The application for admission is to be gotten from the Ministry of Education or Ministry of Higher Education in the GCC countries and returned to the Ministry after being filled out and providing the mentioned documents, and as for applicants from other Arab countries, they are to send their applications directly to the University.

College Admission Requirements:

  1. Applicants must successfully:
    • Pass the tests that are organized by the University for the English language. It is worth noting that those who obtain a minimum TOEFL score of 450 or an IELTS score of 5 are exempt from the English language entry test held by the University. The University entrance test fee is 50BD.
    • Pass the tests organized by the University in scientific material.
    • Pass the personal interview organized by the University.
  2. Pay the fees in the case of gaining acceptance of a seat in the University.

Application Procedures:

All applications and documents (for the citizens of the GCC) are to be given in at the Ministry of Education, or Ministry of Higher Education of each respective country. GCC nationals wishing to study at their own expense can hand in their applications to the University with proof of approval of ministries (NOC) from their countries.

Admission Procedure:

After the Admission and Registration Unit reviews all the applications and makes sure that they meet the requirements, the College of Medicine reviews the nominations. The final list of the accepted candidates is then given to the registration and admission unit so they can take the written acceptance tests. After having considered the results of these tests, the College of Medicine allows only those with outstanding scores and those with the highest scores in these tests (which is determined by the college) to undergo the personal interview. Then the college works on the final evaluation of all applicants who were selected and interviewed, and then selects successful applicants to study at the Faculty of Medicine.

Students are admitted based on the accumulative score which consists of a percentage of all the following:

  1. The high school GPA.
  2. The average of the science and mathematics scores in high school.
  3. The result in tests in science and mathematics (AGU-MCAT).
  4. The personal interview results.
  5. The candidate is required to achieve at least the minimum score on the English test, which is determined annually.

Guidelines for acceptance tests - * AGU-MCAT *

  1. Candidates should know the date of the test which is announced on the
    University's website.
  2. Candidates should be present at the test an hour before it is scheduled to begin.
  3. Candidates will need to show proof of identity (an ID card or passport) in order to be allowed to enter the examination hall.
  4. Using a calculator during the test is allowed.
  5. Bringing mobile phones or pagers into the examination halls is forbidden.
  6. Only those who are to take the tests are allowed into the examination halls.
  7. After half an hour has passed from the beginning of the exam, candidates
    will not be allowed to enter the examination hall.

Admissions Tests

First: The written test in mathematics and science:

  1. The aim of this test is to assess the capabilities of students in science and mathematics. Also, the college will be able to compare the levels of the students.
  2. This test consists of a hundred multiple choice questions in both science
    and mathematics, for which there is one correct answer only. The test will include questions in biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics in the following format:
    • Biology (35 questions)
    • Chemistry (30 questions)
    • Physics (20 questions)
    • Mathematics (15 questions)
  3. When preparing for this test, the science and mathematics curricula of the different GCC states is taken into account. Also, focus is put on the topics which are necessary for the study in the Medical School. Candidates can also choose between the English or Arabic versions of the test.
  4. This written test lasts for three hours.

Second: English Language Tests:

Click here to see a sample of the English language test

Third: The Interview:

After the written acceptance tests are done and analyzed and the results are announced, the names of the perspective students who are entitled to progress to the personal interviews are announced, as the interview aims to evaluate the personality traits and qualities of the candidates to determine the suitability of each one to study medicine and the extent to which he/she will be suited to the study program at the Arabian Gulf University College of Medicine. This is dependant on the problem solving abilities, and the extent to which the candidate is able to rely on self-learning.

The personal interview is only done for the students who excel in the theoretical tests as determined by the Faculty of Medicine. The interview takes half an hour, the interview is given by a panel of two experienced members of the senior teaching faculty. Each of them assesses the student individually.

The interview takes place in a friendly and informal atmosphere in English. It should be noted that one of the members of the Committee will be an Arabic speaker to assist the candidate in case that he/she is unable to express themselves well in spoken English. For evaluation, a unified form is used by the panel members that has been previously agreed upon to be sure that the areas of focus remain the same, and that all candidates are evaluated based on the same criteria and standards. The most significant of these are:

  1. Internal motivation and understanding.
  2. The ability to distinguish, self-asses, and adapt.
  3. Leadership qualities, credibility and responsibility.
  4. Perseverance, self-confidence and personal stability.
  5. The ability to deduce.
  6. Compassion and sensitivity.
  7. Dialogue abilities and delivery of information.
  8. General personality traits, ethics and behavior etc.
The interviewing system had been applied in the College for the first time in 1996-1997 and has been met with a lot of praise from the students. This is thus reflected by their satisfaction with system.
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