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    hi,
    just wondering if anyone out there knew anything about applying to med school abroad? or dental school? i hear it is easier to get into? witht eh results approaching i dont know if i've done enough work to secure my place for dentistry at mancs! just wanting some advice about courses abroads please!

    cheers!!
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    (Original post by ouragon)
    hi,
    just wondering if anyone out there knew anything about applying to med school abroad? or dental school? i hear it is easier to get into? witht eh results approaching i dont know if i've done enough work to secure my place for dentistry at mancs! just wanting some advice about courses abroads please!

    cheers!!
    Charles Uni - kick ass uni. The Med School - defo the best non-UK option out there if you want to practice in the UK - especially after the expansion of the EU.

    Just make sure you apply to the 2nd Med School - the course is taught in English - the 1st School teaches in Czech! Having said that you have to learn Czech as part of the course for the English version.

    I wouldn't say it's easier to get into though... It's 'The best of the Rest' so fairly competative...
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    Here's their website:
    http://www.medicalschool.cz/
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    My brother goes to the medical school in Hradec Kralove which is in the Czech Republic, just outside Prague.

    Its an English teaching school which does both medicine and dentistry. I think in terms of course content and structure, for medicine, the course is quite similar, however, there is a lot more theory and emphasis is placed from an early stage upon this rather than the more practical side, which you don't get to see till the third year, which is quite late given that most UK medical schools start clinical practice towards the end of the first, and start of the second year.

    Another difference is, that instead of the standard 5 year course, it is actually six years.

    In terms of getting into it, yes it is very easy. I think the entry requirements are CCC for medicine, and may be a bit lower for dentistry. All you have to do, or what my brother did, is contact the UK correspondents for the Czech uni, at a place called Abbey College, and then you take an entrance exam, which if you pass, your in.

    You might find this website useful. Its their homepage.

    Hope this helps, if you have any more questions, just ask.

    Good Luck.
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    hi cheers for that MadCaddie,
    well i really do want to do dentistry, but i'm thinking if i havent got the grades now i'll have to apply next year to prague?do you know about dental schools in pargue? coz i havent already and well i mite as well do some resits in Jan? and apply to british dental schools too! althougth i know the offer will go up! if all goes to pot do you think applying to the same dental schools would be advisable?
    thanks again!
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    just me again! lol i dont know why i am worrying so much about this now but as the results are next week! just wondering i did french bio and chem for A level and maths for AS (all which i have forgotten)..i read something about foundation courses..would i be expected to complete one? this is all so confusing!
    thanks!
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    (Original post by ouragon)
    hi cheers for that MadCaddie,
    well i really do want to do dentistry, but i'm thinking if i havent got the grades now i'll have to apply next year to prague?do you know about dental schools in pargue? coz i havent already and well i mite as well do some resits in Jan? and apply to british dental schools too! althougth i know the offer will go up! if all goes to pot do you think applying to the same dental schools would be advisable?
    thanks again!
    You can apply to go to the dental school in Prague after you get your results, and still start uni this spetember/october.

    I personnaly would not do re-sits as I could not go throught the whole exam, UCAS etc process again as I found it too tedious and annoying the fist time around, but if you feel you can go thru that again then yeah go for it. A word of advice, there are few dental schools which actually accept retake students, and as you say, if you are lucky enough to get accepted and gain an interview, and are made an offer, the grades will be no lower than AAB or AAA. Given that you feel you may not have got the right grades this time around, do you think you could do it again and get better?

    In terms of applying to the same dental school, it depends on a few things. Firstly, do they accept retakes? What is their policy on retake candidates? Secondly, did the school reject you first time around after an interview? If they did, after an interview, they may be reluctant to accept you again.
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    (Original post by ouragon)
    just me again! lol i dont know why i am worrying so much about this now but as the results are next week! just wondering i did french bio and chem for A level and maths for AS (all which i have forgotten)..i read something about foundation courses..would i be expected to complete one? this is all so confusing!
    thanks!
    I don't know about foundation courses, maybe someone else on UKL can help you out?

    Please don't worry. If the worst comes to worst, and you really want to do dentistry, there will be a way.

    I hope you get what you need in your results.
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    Are you sure the Czech Med/Dent qualification is valid for work in the UK?
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    (Original post by PermaBored)
    Are you sure the Czech Med/Dent qualification is valid for work in the UK?
    Yes it is. Previously all doctors had to take a PLAB exam to show they were capable of working in the UK. Now that the Czech Republic is in the EU its valid without an exam. I think.
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    (Original post by Mad Caddie)
    Yes it is. Previously all doctors had to take a PLAB exam to show they were capable of working in the UK. Now that the Czech Republic is in the EU its valid without an exam. I think.
    That is true! There are currently issues with 'standards', as they weren't assessed before the EU expansion. At the time the Government issued some wishy washey statement about how they are going to assess standards at some point and determine if Drs from the new member states should be allowed to practice inthe UK.
 
 
 
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