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France or Ireland - Medical School watch

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    Hello everyone!

    I am a French citizen holding a bachelor degree. I am planning on submitting my applications to french and irish medical schools.

    If I have any choice, I really wonder what would be the best option. Here are my thoughts:

    - Being a EU citizen, residency won't be a problem in Ireland. Going back to France for residency could be a challenge since there is a national exam in the final year to determine one's medical speciality.

    - Being a graduate student, I am mainly focusing on the GEP which is a 4 year program compared to the 6 years medical programs in France. (I am 25 years old).

    - Studying in Ireland could be a an amazing experience, I have never studied abroad and it could be my only shot living in a different country (before a really long time anyway if I stayed in France).

    - I would have to pass the Gamsat (as a non-native English speaker!) but If I am accepted in Ireland, it would be a done deal when in France, I would still have the first year "concours" (a competition which results on an average of 15% students who can pursue a medical education).

    - And really, the biggest issue is money...

    If I'd stayed in France, I could focused on studying and could maybe earn money somehow during the first years but mostly be out of debt in the end.

    If I go to Ireland I will have to get a loan of almost 100000 euros ( a lot, I am not used to that, in France universities are generally cheap and even if you go to a Grande Ecole - for those of you who know them- you would never have to get a loan as important).


    I can really see advantages and inconvenience in both options. An externe point of view will definitely be helpful!

    Thank you
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    why don't you want to apply to UK?
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    (Original post by Ripper Phoenix)
    why don't you want to apply to UK?
    I have just recently been considering studying abroad as an option and I missed the deadline for the 2016 entry. But those issues for Ireland would be the same for the Uk.
 
 
 
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