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Frequently Asked Questions for Students

What is the difference between the GEMxsm Global Network and GEMx Regional Networks?

Who can use GEMx?

How do I know if my school/institution is participating in GEMx?

My school/institution is a GEMx Partner. When can I establish a GEMx account?

My school/institution is a GEMx Partner. When can I apply for electives through GEMx?

What types of electives are available through GEMx?

What are the fees for students to use GEMx?

How do I get my institution to join GEMx?

Are GEMx electives available year-round?

How can I learn more about GEMx?


What is the difference between the GEMx Global Network and GEMx Regional Networks?

The GEMx Global Network connects educational institutions in medicine and the health professions around the world to offer students enhanced opportunities for affordable educational exchange. The GEMx Global Network is open to individual medical schools, health care organizations, and training institutions worldwide.

GEMx Regional Networks are partnerships that GEMx has developed with established regional exchange networks to facilitate and promote student exchange among the health professions schools and institutions within those networks. Regional networks focus on improving health care for the patient populations within their regions through education, training, research, and capacity building.

For more information, please see About GEMx.

Who can use GEMxsm?

GEMx is available to eligible students of GEMx partner institutions.

To determine whether your school or institution participates in the GEMx Global Network, please see the GEMx Global Partners page.

If your school/institution is not a member of the GEMx Global Network, contact an appropriate representative of your school/institution to request that the institution join the network. If you would like us to reach out directly to a representative at your institution, please fill out our convenient Institution Contact Request form.

To determine whether your school or institution participates in a GEMx Regional Network, see the following pages:

GEMx Africa
GEMx Latin America

For students of GEMx Partners, eligibility to use GEMx and to participate in an elective is at the discretion of the student’s institution. Contact your institution to determine if you are eligible to use GEMx.

How do I know if my school/institution is participating in GEMx?

To determine whether your school or institution participates in the GEMx Global Network, please see the GEMx Global Partners page.

To determine whether your school or institution participates in a GEMx Regional Network, see the following pages:

GEMx Africa
GEMx Latin America

My school/institution is a GEMx Partner. When can I establish a GEMx account?

You will be able to request to establish a GEMx account when your school/institution is listed in the GEMx system. If your school/institution is listed, you will be able to select it from the list that appears during your on-line request to establish an account. Your school/institution must appear on this list in order for you to be eligible to establish an account with GEMx. In addition, your school/institution will need to verify your request in order for your account to be established.

My school/institution is a GEMx Partner. When can I apply for electives through GEMx?

To apply for electives through GEMx, you must first establish a GEMx account. After you have successfully established your account, your school/institution will need to verify your eligibility to apply for electives. After your eligibility is verified, you will be able to submit applications to your preferred electives.

What types of electives are available through GEMx?

The GEMx Global Network currently offers clinical and research educational electives as well as observerships for undergraduate medical students. GEMx is working to expand the Global Network beyond medicine to the other health professions and is actively exploring relationships with new institutions worldwide to offer educational exchange opportunities across the health professions.

GEMx Regional Networks may offer undergraduate and/or postgraduate electives in medicine and other health professions, depending on the network. Please visit the appropriate regional network page for more information:

What are the fees for students to use GEMx?

An important goal of GEMx is to keep the program affordable, so that as many institutions and students as possible have the opportunity to engage in elective exchanges. Currently, no fees are being charged by GEMx to students participating in the GEMx program. Please keep in mind that schools/institutions may charge their own application and administrative fees which are made payable directly to the schools/institution.

How do I get my school/institution to join GEMx?

If you would like your school or other institution to join GEMx, encourage an appropriate official at the institution to contact a GEMx staff member at info@gemxelectives.org or call us at +1 (215) 823-2288. Telephone assistance is available between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time in the United States, Monday through Friday. If you would like us to reach out directly to a representative of the institution, please fill out our convenient Institution Contact Request form.

Are GEMx electives available year-round?

Eligible students can access GEMx year-round, and GEMx Partners have the ability to offer electives throughout the year on a rolling basis. However, each GEMx Partner establishes when its electives are available, so there may be times of the year when no electives are available.

How can I learn more about GEMx?

For more information about GEMx, please e-mail GEMx staff at info@gemxelectives.org or call us at +1 (215) 823-2288. Telephone assistance is available between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time in the United States, Monday through Friday.

Last updated: January 27, 2020