Nowadays it has become increasingly popular to study graduate medicine in Europe especially among British students.
But what’s exactly is graduate medicine, how do you get enrolled in such a course and why is it such a great option? I’m going to answer all of these questions for you in this article.
The graduate medicine course allows you to study medicine in Europe in just 4 years compared to the first-entry 6-year program. This is known as an accelerated course and is available not only for medicine but for dentistry too.
Students eligible for this most appealing program are those who have already graduated with some other degree in healthcare and science. Those may include physiotherapy, microbiology, laboratory studies, and biomedicine.
Other similar degrees may also be considered so don’t lose hope but apply to see what your options are. Enthusiastic, motivated and capable applicants like you are always on the lookout.
How it works is that you get exempted from subjects from your first 2 years as we all study almost the same things (speaking as a doctor myself and a former medical student).
Therefore, you start directly from the clinical stage of your medical education. As you might already have guessed, since you will study medicine in 4 years you will actually pay fewer tuition fees and save yourself 2 years of your life.
This option is extremely popular among countries where it’s very hard to get accepted into medical school – UK, USA etc. Some eager students then decide to pursue some other degree in healthcare and so when they graduate they become eligible for the graduate medicine entry in Europe.
Currently, the most popular university and also one of the very few that offer this accelerated program is Dnipro Medical Institute in Ukraine.
It is so because it offers medical education of a world standard and therefore the diplomas that students receive are recognised all over the world. Located on both banks of the Dnieper River, Dnipro is the students’ hub of Ukraine and is full of life. It is also one of the safest cities in the country with a wonderful climate, unlike others either too rainy or too cold cities in Europe.
Over the years strong communities of foreign students have been formed – British, Indian, and Middle Eastern. The new students are always welcomed with open hands and never have any problems socialising whatsoever.
When students graduate they are presented with the opportunity to go back to their home countries to start working or specialising after they sit a basic exam testing their theoretical and clinical knowledge.
The good thing about this program is that there is no age limit. Literally, anyone with a degree in healthcare is eligible to apply for the course and change his life. There have been multiple people over the age of 40 that have decided to pursue and fulfil their childhood dreams of becoming doctors and dentists. And at the end of the day, what else is there that’s more important than fulfilling our dreams? There’s literally nothing that’s stopping you from becoming the person you’ve always wanted to be.
Decide to study medicine or dentistry in Europe today and change your life for the best as a lot of other people have already done! Don’t be scared of doing what’s best for you!