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    Hello I am currently in Y10 and live in the UK...

    I have good grades and have a useful and large amount of extra-curricular...
    My dad is a surgeon and i would also like to become a surgeon...This question is not directly about surgeon/medicine Req...

    My dad and i were talking and i seem to really like the idea of studying from uni(undergrad) onward in the US and hopefully practice medicine there one day...

    Lets say My ultimate goal is to go to a top American University such as Harvard University...
    As I'm currently in the UK i will be doing qualification like my GCSE and AS and A-levels...

    What are the international application process for a uni(Harvard) in America...Will i find it more difficult to apply then a American educated opposite?
    What difficulties may i encounter and are GCSE's and AS/A-'levels valid in America...

    Also to enter a top UK University(E.G:Cambridge) it is mostly about grade(A*)---How does the equivalent American system work to go to a top University like Harvard...

    Also,Will i have to start doing anything else in comparison to my peers currently(As of GCSE...) to prepare myself for studying there...

    PS:I WILL MOST LIKELY MOVE TO AMERICA WITH MY FAMILY WHEN I GO TO STUDY THERE AND IT WILL BE MORE PERMANENT RATHER THAN A TEMPORARY EXPERIENCE...

    Any other advice will also be greatly appreciated...I would love to here from people who have undergone this process themselves too!

    Thanks.
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    I've heard that the process of studying medicine is even harder (not to mention ridiculously expensive) in the US. I assume you'd first have to study a degree in some medicine-related science like biochemistry or something, and after that you could apply to medical school. I've also heard that in the US you have to have a lot more shadowing experience, extracurriculars, and preferably also lab experience to get a place at med school. If I'm correct, unis like Harvard arrange "informal" interviews for undergrad admissions where they e.g. meet you at a coffee shop to discuss what you're interested in and why you want to study there etc. I'm not an expert of US universities though so you'd probably find the most reliable information on the websites of the universities themselves. I'm sure the UK qualifications would be perfectly sufficient for an US education, but you should bear in mind that your school probably won't be able to give you very much advice and you probably have to figure out a whole lot on your own. I'm sure it can be an amazing experience though, so if you feel like that's something you really want to do, then you should go for it
 
 
 
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