Medify’s Studying Medicine in Eastern Europe Q & A Session: Part 2

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2019-11-21

Did you not get any offers to study medicine in the UK? Or are looking for something different from the usual UK route into medicine? Ever considered studying medicine abroad? In this Q & A session, we answer some of your questions about studying medicine in Eastern Europe.

If you missed Part 1 of this post and fancy a read of it, here it is: Medify’s Studying Medicine in Eastern Europe Q & A Session: Part 1.

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Are all qualifications recognised in the UK?

“Yes, the medical degrees are definitely recognised in the UK. You can find information about European students and foreign students on the GMC website and all the universities they recognise.”

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Is it taught in English? Do you have to learn the language?

“Your course is completely taught in English. However, you do learn the language on the side too, mainly to speak with locals during your clinical years. But it's very basic stuff. Nothing that people should be worried about. You'll be there for a pretty long time, so you'll pick it up along the way.”

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What about funding?

“That's one of the negative points about studying in Eastern Europe, as your study has to be self-funded. Usually, parents help out with this. If this is not an option for you, you will have to work or use your savings to fund yourself.” 

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How competitive is it? 

“There are students who apply with C-grades and still get in, so it really depends on how well you perform in the entrance exam, rather than how well you did in your A-levels.” 

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Is it a case of paying money and they will let you in regardless of your ability?  

“Not at all, and you do have to pass the entrance exams. Recently it has been decided for UK MLA to standardise all doctors and student doctors within UK and Europe. Everyone has to show and prove themselves. It's not a case of just paying to get a free pass and becoming a doctor without actually putting any work in. You do have to put the effort in. Many people are put off studying abroad due to the misconception that their degree may be worthless. But that's not the case as they are recognised by the GMC.” 

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