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    (Original post by Chromozone)
    I got all A's in my A levels and when I applied I got accepted without an interview to the faculty in Hradec Kralove. But I'm in one of the faculties in Prague now and none of them will accept you on A level grades alone.

    You'll have to learn Latin in your first year and when I was in first year you actually had to have passed the Latin final examination to sit the Anatomy final examination, so it's quite an important subject. Also, since alot of the Czech doctors use Latin terminology to describe alot of the medical pathologies it comes in quite handy.

    You'll have to do Czech for three year, but it's no big deal because you'll get good at the language just living here...

    On a seperate note, I just thought I'd say that I just finished all my final year exams earlier this week! So now I am finally Dr Chromozone!
    Just a quick question. If I apply I'll be applying for dentistry. Is dentistry at the Hradec kralove faculty only? Meaning I wouldn't be able to transfer to Prague at all?

    Just curious because I was hoping to get to Prague but it appears they don't do dentistry there (from what www.readmedicine.com) tell me.
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    (Original post by Sharpshooter)
    Just a quick question. If I apply I'll be applying for dentistry. Is dentistry at the Hradec kralove faculty only? Meaning I wouldn't be able to transfer to Prague at all?

    Just curious because I was hoping to get to Prague but it appears they don't do dentistry there (from what www.readmedicine.com) tell me.
    1st faculty do dentistry - so if you want to do it in Prague, you can. Read medicine only have ties with some faculties, that's why it's not on their website. If you're interested in applying to do dentistry in Prague, then go over to 1st fac's website and get in touch with them and they'll tell you what to do. I know loads of people doing dentistry in Prague!
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    (Original post by Chromozone)
    1st faculty do dentistry - so if you want to do it in Prague, you can. Read medicine only have ties with some faculties, that's why it's not on their website. If you're interested in applying to do dentistry in Prague, then go over to 1st fac's website and get in touch with them and they'll tell you what to do. I know loads of people doing dentistry in Prague!
    But I would have to sit the entrance exam for Prague? I read on readmedicine that they accept the certain number of the best a level candidates directly, so if I were to repeat my a levels (which I'm told by readmedicine is fine by Charles) I could get them to A's/A*'s and potentially be accepted directly.

    Also another question the deadlines are around may each for applications, can you apply with predicted grades or do have to have the grades by the time you apply? It would make a difference whether I can apply in a year or two.
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    (Original post by Sharpshooter)
    But I would have to sit the entrance exam for Prague? I read on readmedicine that they accept the certain number of the best a level candidates directly, so if I were to repeat my a levels (which I'm told by readmedicine is fine by Charles) I could get them to A's/A*'s and potentially be accepted directly.

    Also another question the deadlines are around may each for applications, can you apply with predicted grades or do have to have the grades by the time you apply? It would make a difference whether I can apply in a year or two.
    All I know is that when I applied, I had four A's without resits and I still needed to do the entrance exam and interview. However, that was in 2006 - perhaps things have changed now and perhaps the admission criteria is different for dentistry than medical school. The best way to find out is to get in touch with 1st fac.
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    (Original post by Chromozone)
    All I know is that when I applied, I had four A's without resits and I still needed to do the entrance exam and interview. However, that was in 2006 - perhaps things have changed now and perhaps the admission criteria is different for dentistry than medical school. The best way to find out is to get in touch with 1st fac.
    Ok will do.

    One last question, do you find you're job prospects damaged because you went to a foreign university? I've heard a lot of scaremongering that UK graduates are prefered over foreign ones, especially when it comes to specialising posts etc.

    I want to go, but this is the thing that worries me most.
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    (Original post by Sharpshooter)
    One last question, do you find you're job prospects damaged because you went to a foreign university? I've heard a lot of scaremongering that UK graduates are prefered over foreign ones, especially when it comes to specialising posts etc.

    I want to go, but this is the thing that worries me most.
    No, I don't find my job prospects damaged. If it were true that UK graduates are preferred, then none of my fathers friends - from India, Pakistan, Poland, America etc etc would be consultants in their chosen fields.
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    (Original post by Chromozone)
    No, I don't find my job prospects damaged. If it were true that UK graduates are preferred, then none of my fathers friends - from India, Pakistan, Poland, America etc etc would be consultants in their chosen fields.
    Good point. There's appears to be a lot of snobbery with regards to "prague graduates" on this forum which I found disheartening. Glad you like it and hope it goes well for you.

    It might be a route I might try to get into if I don't get into Ireland (I need to repeat my A levels and get A*AAA as a minimum).
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    (Original post by Sharpshooter)
    Good point. There's appears to be a lot of snobbery with regards to "prague graduates" on this forum which I found disheartening. Glad you like it and hope it goes well for you.

    It might be a route I might try to get into if I don't get into Ireland (I need to repeat my A levels and get A*AAA as a minimum).
    Don't worry about the snobbery. Wherever you go in the world people tend to be quite jingoistic when it comes to healthcare services/medical education. This includes the Czechs by the way - they laugh at the education system in the UK and about the shortcomings of the NHS.

    However, these opinions always seem to be reactionary rather than based on objective truth. Ask your average British medical student what they really know about the medical education in the Czech Republic and they won't know a thing. In fact most don't even know what it's like even in France!
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    (Original post by VoodooTik)
    The exam will cover both AS and A2 knowledge.

    The exam isn't that hard, but the questions do make you think because it's multiple choice with each question having four or five options. There could be: one, more than one answer to each question or none of your options could be correct for that question (in which case leave the boxes for that question blank).

    Hi, im thinking of applying but i have only taken two sciences: biology and chemistry for my a levels, i dont think psychology counts, and i havnt taken maths...does this mean i cannot apply??
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    (Original post by misty00)
    Hi, im thinking of applying but i have only taken two sciences: biology and chemistry for my a levels, i dont think psychology counts, and i havnt taken maths...does this mean i cannot apply??
    Hi, I'm not sure about what subjects they want you to have, but because you have Biology and Chemistry, you should be fine. If you want to
    be sure, then you can e-mail the Foreign Student Affairs Department (FSAD) of Charles Uni - [email protected]
    Hopefully, she will be able to tell you if you are eligible to take the exam, but I think you'll be fine.
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    Hi guys,
    I want to apply for 2013 but my only concern is that most of the entrance exams ive seen have a physics section and i havnt studied this at A-level...so im not sure how that works.
    However there is also the other issue of which one to pick there are so many different faculties and i dont know in which one would i have a better chance of getting in because thats all i want!
    ADVISE NEEDED PLS thankss
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    For the entrance exam that is held in Malvern, you are tested on Biology and Chemistry. Then, you have a compulsory option of being tested on either Physics OR Maths (you decide).

    For the different faculties, I only know about 1st Faculty and Brno. 1st Faculty is in central Prague, but the buildings aren't modernised and the workload, pressure and pace is quite daunting. Their teaching methods is more of the old-fashioned way of doing pre-clinical studies for the first 2-3 years and then clinical for the last 3 years. Brno is a campus university and has more modern facilities and modern teaching methods. The pace is also quite tough, but maybe not as rigorous as 1st Faculty.

    The Brno exam has a pass mark of 60% and I think 1st Faculty has a pass mark of 75-80%, but don't quote me on those figures. You can ask the examination centres for the pass marks.

    Hope this helps and good luck
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    (Original post by VoodooTik)
    For the entrance exam that is held in Malvern, you are tested on Biology and Chemistry. Then, you have a compulsory option of being tested on either Physics OR Maths (you decide).

    For the different faculties, I only know about 1st Faculty and Brno. 1st Faculty is in central Prague, but the buildings aren't modernised and the workload, pressure and pace is quite daunting. Their teaching methods is more of the old-fashioned way of doing pre-clinical studies for the first 2-3 years and then clinical for the last 3 years. Brno is a campus university and has more modern facilities and modern teaching methods. The pace is also quite tough, but maybe not as rigorous as 1st Faculty.

    The Brno exam has a pass mark of 60% and I think 1st Faculty has a pass mark of 75-80%, but don't quote me on those figures. You can ask the examination centres for the pass marks.

    Hope this helps and good luck
    Hi thank you for that Brno sounds good, ive looked at alot of universities too im looking to apply in the next couple of weeks! Its just hard deciding which ones to apply to and i can only apply to 2 or 3 because they all have different entrance exams to revise for on top of my alevels! But thanks for that ill look into brno i think i have before....im looking for universities with entrance exams in only chemistry and biology, are you applying too?

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    (Original post by misty00)
    Hi thank you for that Brno sounds good, ive looked at alot of universities too im looking to apply in the next couple of weeks! Its just hard deciding which ones to apply to and i can only apply to 2 or 3 because they all have different entrance exams to revise for on top of my alevels! But thanks for that ill look into brno i think i have before....im looking for universities with entrance exams in only chemistry and biology, are you applying too?

    I'm a med student at Charles Uni
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    (Original post by VoodooTik)
    I'm a med student at Charles Uni
    Hi sorry for the late reply i didnt see this!

    i would be SO grateful for some honest advise. First of all WHATS IT LIKE?? i would LOVE to be in your place right now hopefully ill be there in sep 2013! Im trying to apply and i want to do it by CMUCAS but its so expensive and i wont be able to apply to any others just in case because i will be blowing alot of money on this one!

    My main concern that i really need help with is how its like over there, is it really hard? How often do people get kicked out? and how much are the fees right now? around 9,000 im guessing?

    My other concern is how hard was it to get a place? do you recommend the 2 week revision course or can you get in without it? And was there a big section on physics/maths or very small? can you still get in if you havn't done these at A-level?

    Im just so unsure of which ones to apply to its such a difficult decision

    Thank you
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    It's quite hard as you have tests for Anatomy almost every week, but you sometimes may have other tests as well along with Anatomy such as Histology, Czech and Latin tests on that same week.

    Recently, I spoke to a friend of mine who is in second year and he told me the dropout rate from first year to second year was 52%. In my first year (which was two years ago), 53% made it through, but bear in mind there is always a lot of people that come to Charles every year, averaging around 130-150 at the start of every year.

    The yearly fees are around 9000 Euros.

    It's not too hard to get a place, but it isn't a piece of cake to get in either, just put some effort into revision and you can pass without the two week course, but I would recommend the 2 week revision course as they do provide you with useful past papers. The accomodation and food for the two weeks is rubbish, though.

    The test consists of 3 papers: Biology, Chemistry and Maths/Physics. Completing the Biology and Chemistry paper is compulsory and you can choose whether to do either Maths or Physics, but you must do one out of the two.

    I think you can still get in because I only took Physics to AS and I only did Maths upto GCSE, but if you're not sure you can e-mail [email protected] or phone +44 1684 892757 just to make sure.

    Good luck
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    I got 4 A grades at physics. chemistry , mathematics and Biology. i am an international student with three rejections and 1 interview at Plymouth Peninsula Medical school. I still haven't got my VISA and my interview is on the 14th of February. I am on my gap year and thinking of applying to Prague. I dnt think it is going to be possible for me to sit for the admissions tests as they are only help in Prague. Is there any way I can be exempted from the tests and based on my A level result be considered for admissions?
    I already know someone studying there and his comments are similar to what VoodooTik has said.
    I also have another question. How will I be fully able to to be registered with GMC? Can anyone help me with that?
    Thanks in advance
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    I think the test is compulsory, no matter your grades but if you want to make sure I would phone CMUCAS, one of the administrative centres for admission to Prague and they are based in the UK (Malvern, Worcestershire), +44 1684 892757 or you could e-mail them: [email protected]

    The admissions test can also be taken at Malvern as well. I think that there are other admissions centres in the UK, but I don't know their contact details.

    As for registering to the GMC, I haven't got to that stage yet so I'm not worrying about that for now, I'm still going through med school.
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    Hi VoodooTik,
    I am a gap year student, with 7 rejections in the bag, I am seriously considering applying to Charles University. I wanted to ask you a few questions if thats cool.
    Around how many students come from the UK?
    Do you have to pay the tuition fees in full before each academic year?
    What are the term dates like?
    Do you do your F1 in Prague?
    Do you live in halls with international students?
    What happens if you don't pass your summer exams one year?

    Sorry for all the questions, but I really need help!
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    The number varies around about 10-15.

    The standard method of payment is to pay in full before each academic year, but if you have issues with that, then you can talk to the Foreign Student Affairs Dept. to pay it off in monthly installments.

    Uni starts at beginning of October, then you have Christmas vacation from 24/12 to 01/01. You have Winter examination period from 21/01 to 15/02. Summer period begins from 18/02 to 13/05 and Summer exam period is from 03/06 to 15/09 (no exams happen in August).

    I think we do our F1 in Prague, but I'm not 100% sure.

    The Uni does place you in halls with international students, but I'm not really a fan of their student accomodation.

    If you don't pass your Summer exams, but have 55-60 credits at the end of the year, you do not get kicked out, but you get put on an individual study plan. This is because to study some of the second year subjects, you need to pass its pre-requisite subject e.g. to study Physiology (2nd year subject), you need to pass Anatomy. If you pass Anatomy, but fail Histology and get 55-60 credits, then you can study Physiology in second year, but you can't study any 2nd year subject that has Histology as a pre-requisite; on top of that you would also have to repeat Histology. If you get less than 55 credits for the whole year, then you are not allowed to stay in the university anymore, even if you passed Anatomy or Histology.

    Hope this helps
 
 
 
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