Study Medicine (general medicine, dentistry, pharmacy etc.) is becoming more and harder in most countries. But the possibilities of getting into medical study (medical University) or transferring to medical university and become doctor then end still exist in Europe.
Study medicine (general medicine, dentistry or pharmacy) offers a breadth of experiences, both theoretically and practically, that it is impossible to find in any other subject. Every day brings unique patients with different needs. The main reason to study medicine is the desire to help others and make a difference. While study medicine is to study universal science, the value of Degree in medicine cans differs depending on country or university, which has issued the degree.
Thousands of prospective medical students or students do not find a place in home country medical universities. Most of them are travelling to Eastern Europe, the West Indies and Asian countries to study medicine in order to fulfil their dream.
Despite shortage of doctors in most occidental countries, thousands of students with excellent A-levels, bachelor degree, other high school leaving diploma, or even relevant science degrees, are unable to gain admission to medical degree programmes in their home country because of a lack of places.
Some, determined to qualify as doctors, are responding by paying college fees of up to 20000 Euro a year to obtain a medical degree abroad. Of cause they are some countries offering good medical programmes as well as in UK, France, Germany, Norway, etc. at good prices. For instance, Romania or Bulgaria should be one of the best destinations to think about for those students dreaming to become Doctors (member of EU/EEA, cheapest tuition fees and living cost in EEA, English and French programmes etc.).
Hundreds of would be veterinary surgeons, dentists, pharmacist are also travelling overseas to train. With those international medical study programmes, the medical students gain not only the diploma, but also the experience with different culture and languages, friends from all over the words and international community with very dynamic and rich social life.
However, despite the shortage of medical professionals in all occidental countries, before investing time and money for medical study abroad, students must be sure about the employability after getting medical degree from medical university abroad. The best option should be to choose University of medicine in EU/EEA.
These students prepared to invest so much money in their education and travel away from their family and friends for medical studies, demonstrate an outstanding commitment to medicine, and, practically, the health services will benefit from them.
Study medicine in Europe
Study medicine in Europe: Medical study and training and degree recognition varie within Europe and around the world. The medical study encompasses university medical university (university school) followed by a period of supervised practice or internship, and/or residency, which can be followed by postgraduate vocational training (medical science is in continuing evolution). Studying medicine in Europe or else where, it is the same science, but the quality and qualification differ among different countries and medical different universities.
Study medicine in Europe can varies from country to country: Example, en Occidental countries, the medical study is centred more on theoretically study, while in most East European countries (Romania, Bulgaria etc.) the most time is dedicated to practical side of medicine and problem solving learning from the beginning.
Studying medicine in Europe for non-European students is a riche experience that has become affordable and more attractive over the recent years. In particular attractive opportunities have opened up in the Eastern European Union countries, namely Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary and recently, Romania and Bulgaria. These countries are attracting international students from all over the world with more predominance of European students.
Medical study in Eastern Europe
Eastern Europe is politically divided into 2 parties: Eastern Europe courtier's member of EU (European Union) and EEA (European Economic Area) and Eastern Europe countries non member of EU/EEA. Most of these countries offer good medical program in English (German and French) and tuition fees and living cost are very reasonable.
International students must bear in mind that even if the medical program is almost the same everywhere, there is limitation about diploma recognition after graduation. All Medical qualification from European countries member of EU/EEA and Suisse Confederation are recognised by all EE/EE and Suisse Confederation Countries. Doctors of Medicine (Dentistry, Pharmacy etc.) have access to further studies or to career opportunities in whole community without limitation. Medical students graduated from other countries outside of EU/EEA and Suisse confederation have access to further education or job opportunities in EU/EEA and Suisse confederation hardly.
Among well known destination of international medical students in Eastern Europe, they are universities of medicine in Poland, Scheck Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania , Bulgaria ( as members of EU/EEA and Suisse Confederation), and universities of medicine in Russia, Ukraine and Georgia (non- EU/EEA countries).
In most European Countries, it is easy to get into medical university but hard to become doctor (approximately 85 % of students are excluded within the first 2 years!); in other countries it is difficult to get in medical school but as soon as the student is admited and is hard worker, has a good back ground, the possibility of becoming doctor is higher (this is the case of some East European countries where students are divided into small groups from the beginning and where the place are very limited from the first year!).
Some university welcome medical student transfer from accredited medical universities.
Studying medicine success requires application and hard work, both while studying and when in practice. However, it brings great rewards in terms of job satisfaction, involving as it does a combination of science and human interactions, and numerous medical career opportunities. All our medical university courses provide medical education and training required to be one of tomorrow's doctors of medicine, reflecting the latest advances in medical sciences and practice.
Medical Study Requirement in Europe
Even if the requirements to apply to medical university in Europe can slightly differ, the prospective medical student must know that most of medical universities require most of the following documents:
- High school diploma (certificate)
- Good marks in biology and chemistry and maths (but not obligatory!),
- Speak English, French, or Romanian or Bulgarian or follow one year preparatory course,
- To be in good health mentally, physically and without daisies incompatible with medical career,
- To have enough source of financing medical studies by student loans, wonderful parents or generous sponsors or other sources.
- University course (if applicable); letters of recommendation; letter of motivation ; academic achievements; hobbies and personal interests; relevant to health care paid or voluntary work experience e.g. ;work as a hospital auxiliary, in nursing or residential care, red cross etc.; computer literacy; communication skills; teamwork skills etc.
- Some universities organise medical English test or even entry test in biology and chemistry.
Taking in account that the demand for medical university programs abroad in English is becoming higher and higher every year, we recommend all those who wish to get into any programme, to contact us so we can guide him or even better, assist him to get his admission.