Study Medicine in New Zealand
New Zealand has two main medical schools: the University of Auckland and theUniversity of Otago. Both schools are well regarded for their medical programmes, and known for their brilliant research facilities and the immersive opportunities they present to students.
A New Zealand medical degree is achieved in six years, and is very challenging, however, once you get to the end of it, you’ll be set for a successful and highly rewarding career in an enthralling and esteemed medical industry career.
A long with general medicine, Universities of Medicine in New Zealand have:
- School of Medical Sciences;
- School of Medicine;
- School of dentist;
- School of Nursing;
- School of Pharmacy;
- School of Population Health;
- School of physiotherapist;
- School of medical laboratory scientist;
Study medicine in New Zealand: 6-year medical program
Health Sciences First Year (HSFY) is the gateway to a career in healthcare or medical and biomedical research. These careers provide opportunities to work in private practice, community clinics, hospitals, academia, research institutions, industry and the emergency services.
The HSFY is dedicated to general scientific education; involving chemistry, biology, physics, biochemistry, population health and behavioural studies and leads to the development of:
- a sense of the interconnectedness between different fields of knowledge in the health sciences.
- a sound understanding of broader principles and concepts underpinning all of the biomedical and life sciences.
- a strengthened understanding, commitment, excitement, and enthusiasm for science and the scientific method.
- an awareness of why this knowledge is relevant to the study of ill-health.
During HSFY student may apply for admission into any of the five professional programmes to become a doctor, dentist, pharmacist, physiotherapist or medical laboratory scientist.
2 years of 6-year medical program learning the basic biomedical sciences and the normal and abnormal function of the body systems. Individual development, social influences on health and illness and the role of the doctor are also covered. Teaching is based around lectures, small group tutorials (which are often case-based) and laboratory classes.
3 years clinical studies: students experience a range of areas of general clinical medicine. This continues in the fifth year, with a greater focus on specialized areas of medicine and surgery. Exit exams take place the end of year 5, and must be passed before students can enter the sixth and final year of medical school.
The last year of clinical studies involves students becoming TRAINEE INTERNS, again working placements in hospitals, but now at a higher level of involvement and responsibility for patient care.
Tuition fees for undergraduate programs in New Zealand:
ADMISSION TO MEDICAL UNIVERSITIES IN EUROPE:
Medicine, dental medicine, pharmacy, physiotherapy, nursing, etc. Programs in English and medical residency in leading medical universities in Europe:
- Low tuition fee and living cost, student loans and grants available
- No entrance examinations or alternatively, preparation to entrance examinations
- Arrival (immersion) services
- Admission even before you complete your high school