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Want To Study MEDICINE In The US?

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    Yep, as long as you do general education & basic sciences at undergrad, you can apply for med school. I think in a lot of cases, its to your advantage to study something else at undergrad.
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    So...basically it's near impossible for the average Brit with a degree from a UK uni to get in?
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    erm... simple question really:

    how does one afford to go to america to study medicine? where do i get the loans specificly? the LEA certainly will not fund me (to my knowledge). i dont have alot of savings. the US university will only loan 1/3 of the tuition fee costs. so how do i actually afford it?
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    (Original post by Democracy)
    So...basically it's near impossible for the average Brit with a degree from a UK uni to get in?
    Essentially.
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    (Original post by samanovich)
    erm... simple question really:

    how does one afford to go to america to study medicine? where do i get the loans specificly? the LEA certainly will not fund me (to my knowledge). i dont have alot of savings. the US university will only loan 1/3 of the tuition fee costs. so how do i actually afford it?
    Some U.S. banks offer high interest loans if there is a U.S. citizen co-signer. Britain definitely won't foot the bill to study medicine in the U.S. (average cost is around $140, 000).
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    :confused: Hmmm, so am I right in thinking that to study medicine in America I would have to do any degree as a postgraduate with 1 hour a week for 2 semesters of English, biology, organic chemistry and 1 hour a week for 1 semester in inorganic chemistry. Then 1 1/2 years before I would complete this I would sit my MCAT and I cant work for my first year. It would probably cost about $40000 a year excluding food and stuff. Then I can apply for Medicine as a postgraduate and I would already be 2 years older than everyone else because I'm taking a gap year and they finish at 16/17 and even if I do get in I would have 8 years studying and then 3 - 7 years specialising?

    How difficult is it to get an English medicine degree then go to America?
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    Thank you for all the information.

    I'm really considering this but it all seems rather difficult.
    Do you know of any organisations American or otherwise that offer scholarships for international students?
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    (Original post by Fallingstar)
    Thank you for all the information.

    I'm really considering this but it all seems rather difficult.
    Do you know of any organisations American or otherwise that offer scholarships for international students?
    Read this. Not all apply to internation students, but quite a few do. Private medical schools may offer financial assistance/scholarships, but they are extraordinarily difficult to obtain due to the intense competition.

    Medical career in the U.S. is mind-boggling difficult to endure, and the compensation well reflects that. One pointer for those looking at course requirement lists - they are very rigid and can be somewhat misleading at times. (e.g. what type of chemistry/biology/etc) and thus it's very important to discuss with your academic adviser before choosing your schedule.

    Finally, U.S. is very ... "protective" of its medical system, largely due to the fact that American med schools are simply more competitive and intense. If you obtained your medical degree elsewhere, you will not receive nearly the same type of treatment or opportunities. (Although there may be some exceptions; Oxford comes to mind).
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    Hey So i am basically doing my A Levels now, and i plan to hopefully study medicine.
    What would i need to do in order to complete the degree in the US, and when would it be marginal for me to apply?
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    (Original post by YasirE)
    Hey So i am basically doing my A Levels now, and i plan to hopefully study medicine.
    What would i need to do in order to complete the degree in the US, and when would it be marginal for me to apply?
    A U.S. or Canadian undergraduate degree is needed before a U.S. medical school will enroll you.
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    I know this isn't the same thing, but is it possible to study medicine in the U.K after going to college in the U.S? Figured I might need a safety net since it's so hard for international students to get into med school.
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    Slightly off the topic but does anyone know how I could train to become an Oral Maxillo Facial Surgeon in America?

    Here in the UK you would need to study both Medicine and Dentistry and some Dental Schools allow you to do 3 years of dentistry if you're a qualified doctor (and vice versa).

    I was thinking of possibly doing my Dental Training at a dental school in the states and was wondering if this was a similar procedure as to the UK?

    I will try and email some dental schools that I am interested in applying to and see what they say otherwise anybody who could offer me some information, that would be great.

    Thanks.
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    (Original post by Warrior King)
    Slightly off the topic but does anyone know how I could train to become an Oral Maxillo Facial Surgeon in America?

    Here in the UK you would need to study both Medicine and Dentistry and some Dental Schools allow you to do 3 years of dentistry if you're a qualified doctor (and vice versa).

    I was thinking of possibly doing my Dental Training at a dental school in the states and was wondering if this was a similar procedure as to the UK?

    I will try and email some dental schools that I am interested in applying to and see what they say otherwise anybody who could offer me some information, that would be great.

    Thanks.
    A dentistry degree is a doctoral degree in the US, and you used to be able to MFS without a medical degree. However, most people now do their 4-year dental degree, then apply to maxillofacial surgery training programs (you do the last two years of medical school in the US then the residency). Some people do this as a back door entry to medical school in the US (medical school is harder to get into than dentistry, and then they 'jump ship' from MFS once accepted)
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    Some things I haven't quite understood. I wasn't planning on studying medicine in america. My initial plan was to do my medic degree here (Scotland) and then move over to America. Is this actually possible to do?
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    (Original post by jackwka)
    Some things I haven't quite understood. I wasn't planning on studying medicine in america. My initial plan was to do my medic degree here (Scotland) and then move over to America. Is this actually possible to do?
    Very possible. You just need to pass the United States Medical Licensing Exams (USMLE). Many people with British degrees pass them every year.
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    (Original post by Scottish Chap)
    Very possible. You just need to pass the United States Medical Licensing Exams (USMLE). Many people with British degrees pass them every year.
    oo Great!

    Thanks for response!
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    what courses will I have to opt for after my 12th standard to become a cardiac surgeon? what exams will get me the admission?
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    is it possible to, after having done an undergraduate ba course and then graduated from a us med school to come back to the uk to practice?
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    I'd rather study in America/Canada (Much prefer Canada to be honest) because I've recently had a massive fall out with the NHS, mainly because the doctors seem to be really poorly trained.

    Are the requirements/chances any different in Canada?
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    hi guys. Im doing my last year of medicine in russia, and I want to do my residency in the us, whats the procedure to follow...??? and i'd also like to proceed to specialising in OB/GYN..

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