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    Hey guys,
    For medicine, My shortlisted offers are from Fudan University China and Charles First Faculty of Medicine, and I'm very confused as to which one to pick, so if anyone has any useful information or suggestions for either of them I'll be grateful

    Some insight: I'll be an international student for either of them, have spent my entire life in Dubai. My goal is to specialise from either US or UK.

    I also have the option of Aga Khan University Pakistan, It's the best one in Pakistan, so should I study in my home country instead?

    Any help will be appreciated, Thanks!
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    Do you speak the local languages at either?
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    (Original post by Dubaistudent101)
    Hey guys,
    For medicine, My shortlisted offers are from Fudan University China and Charles First Faculty of Medicine, and I'm very confused as to which one to pick, so if anyone has any useful information or suggestions for either of them I'll be grateful

    Some insight: I'll be an international student for either of them, have spent my entire life in Dubai. My goal is to specialise from either US or UK.

    I also have the option of Aga Khan University Pakistan, It's the best one in Pakistan, so should I study in my home country instead?

    Any help will be appreciated, Thanks!
    Hi

    Congratulations on your offer to study medicine in all 3 universities. I have a good friend who is going to study in Fudan University for Medicine next term if he makes the offer!

    I don't know much about Aga Khan University in Pakistan so it would be hard for me to comment on that university (although you should have a healthy knowledge of that university anyways because you are from Pakistan ) so I will focus my post on Fudan and Charles University.

    In terms of location, both universities are located in relatively big cities, Charles University in Prague, and Fudan University in Shanghai. The difference is that your experience in Shanghai will be more like your experiences living in Dubai as Shanghai is a cosmopolitan city. Although I do not think that Prague (as it is the capital city of the Czech Republic) will be that much of shift either in terms of adapting so I wouldn't be too worried about that.

    The living costs of Shanghai is quite high (I am sure you would be used to high living costs in Dubai) but as long as you don't go to high-end areas in Pudong and chill in Puxi, the costs should be relatively affordable. (not sure about the quality of street food though but it shouldn't be too bad) I heard that Prague was also relatively affordable as well but I wouldn't know because I've never been there.

    In terms of both universities for medicine, they both have a long history of teaching medicine which is quite good if you are into tradition and that sort of thing. For Charles University in particular though, the dropout rate after their first year is quite high which is something to keep in mind (their examinations are particularly cruel from what I heard). I confess that I wasn't aware that Fudan University had a medicine programme taught in English until like a few weeks ago so I didn't do a lot of research on it (I am from Taiwan so I speak Mandarin, therefore, I know a bit about their Chinese programme). Their medical school is the third best in China after Peking and Tsinghua Universities Medical Faculties which means that it has a quite a high place in Chinese Society (We care a lot about prestige etc...)

    I assume that because Fudan is one of the top medical schools in China and in the World, that moving to the UK and US (both of which is kind of hard to move to) is definitely possible. Charles University should also be ok as well as one of the better medical schools in Eastern Europe.

    I hope this helps, Good Luck, and Congratulations once again!

    wolfmoon88
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    (Original post by Dubaistudent101)
    Hey guys,
    For medicine, My shortlisted offers are from Fudan University China and Charles First Faculty of Medicine, and I'm very confused as to which one to pick, so if anyone has any useful information or suggestions for either of them I'll be grateful

    Some insight: I'll be an international student for either of them, have spent my entire life in Dubai. My goal is to specialise from either US or UK.

    I also have the option of Aga Khan University Pakistan, It's the best one in Pakistan, so should I study in my home country instead?

    Any help will be appreciated, Thanks!
    My instinctive reaction would be Prague, but it might be easier to go to Aga Khan.

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    Congrats!

    I'm from Shanghai and Fudan is definitey a lovely uni (it would be my dream school if I hadn't already decided to go to college elsewhere). In China people spend four years on a undergraduate course (likely biology), and then move on to med school. (Sometimes there is a joint programme that costs seven years in total) I'm not sure if it's the same in Czech and Pakistan (but you must've researched a lot already). You may want a curriculum that gives you time and support in preparing for USMLE or whatever exams needed for transferring to the US or UK, and the exams are different in different countries. Also it might be helpful to choose the course that pay attention to the English language (including grammar, correct usage of common words, etc.) instead of just throwing the scientific glossary at students. It can be a torture to listen to broken English every day, and certainly won't help when you are planning to move to US or UK.

    I don't know much about living costs in Shanghai. It looks fine to me, but accomendation can be very costly indeed (it saves lots of money to stay on campus). Okay it's my fav city apparently, but I do think that public infrastructure-wise, it's an 'easy' city to live in.

    Good luck!
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    Do you speak the local languages at either?
    Nope, I'll have to learn the language from scratch for both of them
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    Hi

    Congratulations on your offer to study medicine in all 3 universities. I have a good friend who is going to study in Fudan University for Medicine next term if he makes the offer!

    I don't know much about Aga Khan University in Pakistan so it would be hard for me to comment on that university (although you should have a healthy knowledge of that university anyways because you are from Pakistan ) so I will focus my post on Fudan and Charles University.

    In terms of location, both universities are located in relatively big cities, Charles University in Prague, and Fudan University in Shanghai. The difference is that your experience in Shanghai will be more like your experiences living in Dubai as Shanghai is a cosmopolitan city. Although I do not think that Prague (as it is the capital city of the Czech Republic) will be that much of shift either in terms of adapting so I wouldn't be too worried about that.

    The living costs of Shanghai is quite high (I am sure you would be used to high living costs in Dubai) but as long as you don't go to high-end areas in Pudong and chill in Puxi, the costs should be relatively affordable. (not sure about the quality of street food though but it shouldn't be too bad) I heard that Prague was also relatively affordable as well but I wouldn't know because I've never been there.

    In terms of both universities for medicine, they both have a long history of teaching medicine which is quite good if you are into tradition and that sort of thing. For Charles University in particular though, the dropout rate after their first year is quite high which is something to keep in mind (their examinations are particularly cruel from what I heard). I confess that I wasn't aware that Fudan University had a medicine programme taught in English until like a few weeks ago so I didn't do a lot of research on it (I am from Taiwan so I speak Mandarin, therefore, I know a bit about their Chinese programme). Their medical school is the third best in China after Peking and Tsinghua Universities Medical Faculties which means that it has a quite a high place in Chinese Society (We care a lot about prestige etc...)

    I assume that because Fudan is one of the top medical schools in China and in the World, that moving to the UK and US (both of which is kind of hard to move to) is definitely possible. Charles University should also be ok as well as one of the better medical schools in Eastern Europe.

    I hope this helps, Good Luck, and Congratulations once again!

    wolfmoon88
    Thanks a lot for the well-detailed reply, I just have another question. I have read that Altho Fudan's Chinese Medicine program is pretty good, the English program is not up to the scratch. Also, that due to it being new it's more difficult to get the harder specialities for residencies in UK/US. Do you have any knowledge regarding that?
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    Congrats!

    I'm from Shanghai and Fudan is definitey a lovely uni (it would be my dream school if I hadn't already decided to go to college elsewhere). In China people spend four years on a undergraduate course (likely biology), and then move on to med school. (Sometimes there is a joint programme that costs seven years in total) I'm not sure if it's the same in Czech and Pakistan (but you must've researched a lot already). You may want a curriculum that gives you time and support in preparing for USMLE or whatever exams needed for transferring to the US or UK, and the exams are different in different countries. Also it might be helpful to choose the course that pay attention to the English language (including grammar, correct usage of common words, etc.) instead of just throwing the scientific glossary at students. It can be a torture to listen to broken English every day, and certainly won't help when you are planning to move to US or UK.

    I don't know much about living costs in Shanghai. It looks fine to me, but accomendation can be very costly indeed (it saves lots of money to stay on campus). Okay it's my fav city apparently, but I do think that public infrastructure-wise, it's an 'easy' city to live in.

    Good luck!
    Thanks a lot for the reply, really appreciate it I just have another question. I have read that alhough Fudan's Chinese Medicine program is pretty good, the English program is not up to the scratch. Also, that due to it being new it's more difficult to get the harder specialities for residencies in UK/US. Do you have any knowledge regarding that?
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    (Original post by Dubaistudent101)
    Thanks a lot for the well-detailed reply, I just have another question. I have read that Altho Fudan's Chinese Medicine program is pretty good, the English program is not up to the scratch. Also, that due to it being new it's more difficult to get the harder specialities for residencies in UK/US. Do you have any knowledge regarding that?
    I am not sure about the English programme as I only heard about it a couple of weeks ago. Your best bet would be to ask the university about whether they can connect you with some students who are currently studying in that programme to ask about their experiences.
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    [QUOTE=wolfmoon88;72219578]Hi

    Congratulations on your offer to study medicine in all 3 universities. I have a good friend who is going to study in Fudan University for Medicine next term if he makes the offer!

    I don't know much about Aga Khan University in Pakistan so it would be hard for me to comment on that university (although you should have a healthy knowledge of that university anyways because you are from Pakistan ) so I will focus my post on Fudan and Charles University.

    In terms of location, both universities are located in relatively big cities, Charles University in Prague, and Fudan University in Shanghai. The difference is that your experience in Shanghai will be more like your experiences living in Dubai as Shanghai is a cosmopolitan city. Although I do not think that Prague (as it is the capital city of the Czech Republic) will be that much of shift either in terms of adapting so I wouldn't be too worried about that.

    The living costs of Shanghai is quite high (I am sure you would be used to high living costs in Dubai) but as long as you don't go to high-end areas in Pudong and chill in Puxi, the costs should be relatively affordable. (not sure about the quality of street food though but it shouldn't be too bad) I heard that Prague was also relatively affordable as well but I wouldn't know because I've never been there.

    In terms of both universities for medicine, they both have a long history of teaching medicine which is quite good if you are into tradition and that sort of thing. For Charles University in particular though, the dropout rate after their first year is quite high which is something to keep in mind (their examinations are particularly cruel from what I heard). I confess that I wasn't aware that Fudan University had a medicine programme taught in English until like a few weeks ago so I didn't do a lot of research on it (I am from Taiwan so I speak Mandarin, therefore, I know a bit about their Chinese programme). Their medical school is the third best in China after Peking and Tsinghua Universities Medical Faculties which means that it has a quite a high place in Chinese Society (We care a lot about prestige etc...)

    I assume that because Fudan is one of the top medical schools in China and in the World, that moving to the UK and US (both of which is kind of hard to move to) is definitely possible. Charles University should also be ok as well as one of the better medical schools in Eastern Europe.

    I hope this helps, Good Luck, and Congratulations once again!

    wolfmoon88[/QUOTE

    Hi, could you please tell me how your friend applied to universities in china?
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    My opinion is if you are accepted at Charles First Faculty then you are at a faculty that is like Oxford or Cambridge. I am applying for Charles First and Second (as well as Masaryk and Palacky) for 2018 entry.
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    hey can u tell me whats fudan university requirements ?
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    Do you guys know about schools in Italy? It’s English taught programme is relatively new but their school such as catholic university of sacred heart in Rome (QS medicine world rank101) and St Raffaele university in Milan (QS medicine rank 200) is highly popular among Italian yet for now could be as easy as getting into those schools. Their entrance exam is coming up early in the next year.
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    Do you guys know about schools in Italy? It’s English taught programme is relatively new but their school such as catholic university of sacred heart in Rome (QS medicine world rank101) and St Raffaele university in Milan (QS medicine rank 200) is highly popular among Italian yet for now could be as easy as getting into those schools. Their entrance exam is coming up early in the next year.
    I looked at Italy but decided against it.

    Some of the state universities get huge numbers of students but have a cut so there is a large number that don't get through. Also the IMAT is very competitive and always runs late so if it is a no you have to skip a year for other options.

    The private universities can be expensive with other options just as good for less.

    I looked at Humanitas but they don't do any cadaveric dissections and I believe this is essential to know anatomy.

    I have been looking at all the options for about the past twelve months and have applied to Charles first faculty and a few others.
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    Hey there I'm applying at both of these universities from dubai too, I would really appreciate your help, I have sent you a private message, If you haven't received it please send me one so I can get in touch with you!
 
 
 
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