Bothies, Beers and Bouldering – Exploring the Highlands

One of the best things about moving to the Highlands is being able to explore some of the most beautiful and most remote parts of Scotland. For many, the way of life up here is centred around outdoor activities. It’s a source of regional pride, and given the range of places to explore within just …

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Remote Learning

Last Sunday evening’s emails came as a shock to many of us. Although aware of the seriousness of COVID-19, the clarification that face-to-face university classes were cancelled for the rest of the academic year was hard-hitting. The evening brought many worries, questions and unsettling decisions to the forefront of students’ minds. Some decided to pack …

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Dr Rob Jarvis

We interviewed Dr Rob Jarvis, the co-lead for Student Support for the ScotGEM programme. We asked him about his background, his role with ScotGEM, and advice for new and existing medical students! Dr Rob Jarvis works at the University of Dundee and is an example of staff collaborating between both University of St Andrews & …

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2020 Vision

A very happy new year from everyone at ScotGEM Stories – we look forward to sharing with you our journey over this coming year and beyond!     Photo of Joe Garnett and Molly Jakes, of ScotGEM’s current Year 2 cohort.

Welcome to ScotGEM Stories!

Welcome to ScotGEM Stories, a new multimedia blog designed to allow medical students of the new Scottish Graduate Entry Medicine programme to share our experiences of studying medicine in the unique, remote & rural context of our course. Come and visit regularly to find posts, photos and videos created by us as students, as well …

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Dr Graham Tydeman

Before the launch of ScotGEM Stories, we interviewed Dr Graham Tydeman, a consultant obstetrician who, while working in NHS Fife, contributed to our teaching on ScotGEM. We asked him a few questions about his career.