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Reasons to Study Medicine Abroad in Europe

2020-04-23T20:56:14-04:00

Thousands of international students consider studying medicine abroad in Europe in English for a variety of reasons every year. Here are some of the top reasons why: Low Tuition fees International students who are interested in studying medicine in Europe can take advantage of enrolling in medical programs that have lower tuition fees than the United States or the U.K. The average annual tuition for attending medical school in the United States is roughly $60,000 a year. In many European countries, attending medical school is only a fraction of that cost, even for international students. Instruction of the medical program is [...]

Reasons to Study Medicine Abroad in Europe2020-04-23T20:56:14-04:00

Some IMGs May or May Not Be Able to Practice in the USA after 2023

2020-04-20T12:20:31-04:00

Students enrolling in an international medical school who want to ultimately practice in the U.S.A may be affected as they graduate in 2023 and beyond. The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) declared that effective in 2023, physicians applying for ECFMG Certification will be required to graduate from a medical school that has been appropriately accredited. In order to do this, accreditation agencies must go through a formal process of recognition that uses criteria comparable to globally accepted criteria. This does not mean that individual medical schools need to be accredited through this process, but the national accreditation agency or [...]

Some IMGs May or May Not Be Able to Practice in the USA after 20232020-04-20T12:20:31-04:00

What is the International Medical Admissions Test (IMAT)?

2020-04-16T12:38:56-04:00

The International Medical Admissions Test or IMAT is an exam for enrolling into select medical schools or faculties of medicine mainly in Italy.  Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing is working in tandem with Italian Ministry of University and Research (MUIR) on administering this exam. The IMAT is a subject-specific test in English for students want to enroll in medicine and surgery and dentistry courses. These courses are taught in English, with placements available to international students. How much is the IMAT exam? As of 2016, The registration fee is €120 (£105 or $164). However, the fees for 2020 have not been published yet. [...]

What is the International Medical Admissions Test (IMAT)?2020-04-16T12:38:56-04:00

Universities and Programs that require the IMAT

2020-04-18T21:35:21-04:00

Students intending to apply for admission to the following Universities and Programs are required to take the IMAT. ** IMAT test dates and registration for the Humanitas University differ from the dates and registration process of the main IMAT test (September 2017). For more information, visit the Humanitas University website. For more information on the IMAT exam click HERE

Universities and Programs that require the IMAT2020-04-18T21:35:21-04:00

Is Your Foreign Medical School Eligible for US Federal Loans?

2019-09-13T01:29:21-04:00

US citizens can go abroad for medical school and receive US federal funding. They must complete FAFSA and only selected number of medical schools abroad are eligible for federal funding. Every few years, medical schools abroad are assessed by the National Committee on Foreign Medical Education Accreditation (NCFMEA) in order to determine whether they are eligible to receive federal loans.  Only a handful of medical schools abroad are eligible for US federal loans since they require a meticulous monitoring and evaluation from NCFMEA. You can read more about the NCFMEA here. Many of these medical schools have large number of [...]

Is Your Foreign Medical School Eligible for US Federal Loans?2019-09-13T01:29:21-04:00

Taking the Lead as a Pre-Med: Early Steps to Be Prepared

2017-02-04T23:02:34-05:00

Choosing to be a doctor is a minimum fifteen years in the making.  It is never too early to prepare yourself to be a doctor in high school or college. A goal without a plan is just a wish. Here are some helpful tips in order to prepare yourself for a future in medicine: 1. Schedule your classes wisely. If you are in college, it is important to plan your class schedule wisely. Try not to take on too many science classes at once or else you will be stressed and risk not getting an A because you could not manage the [...]

Taking the Lead as a Pre-Med: Early Steps to Be Prepared2017-02-04T23:02:34-05:00

Preparing for the IMAT Exam

2017-11-20T22:19:24-05:00

Interested in studying at an English medical program in Italy? Beginning in 2012, the Italian Ministry of Education and the Universities and Research, MIUR, developed the IMAT exam for international students who wish to matriculate into an English medical program at an Italian medical school.  Below is how you can prepare for the IMAT exam in order apply to an English medical program in Italy. What is on the IMAT exam? The IMAT exam tests general knowledge, logical reasoning and scientific knowledge including biology, chemistry, and physics/mathematics. Here are some tips to help you prepare: Go through the IMAT Booking guide and register [...]

Preparing for the IMAT Exam2017-11-20T22:19:24-05:00

5 Things to Consider Before Attending Medical School Abroad

2017-02-02T01:04:18-05:00

Whether you are a Malaysian student interested in studying in the USA, a U.S. student interested in attending medical school in Romania, or a student interested in studying outside your home country, here are the top five considerations before attending medical school in a new country. Do you have a natural skill in learning foreign languages? If you are studying in a country where the official language is your native language, then language acquisition skills aren’t as important.  However, if you are an American studying medicine in Italy and have no prior knowledge of Italian then the initial adjustment period can [...]

5 Things to Consider Before Attending Medical School Abroad2017-02-02T01:04:18-05:00

The Art of Medical Scribing: Gaining Clinical Experience While Getting Paid

2017-02-02T01:04:18-05:00

Prior to applying to medical school, I believed that in order to see if I was really cut out to be a doctor, I should first become a medical scribe. At the time, in 2008-09, medical scribes were not prevalent across the USA and only mainly in major cities.  However, months passed and medical scribe companies began popping up in almost every region, giving the opportunity for pre-medical students to obtain medical experience AND get paid. Gain medical experience AND get paid? Win-Win! That sounds too good to be true for a college student, especially since most pre-med students have to [...]

The Art of Medical Scribing: Gaining Clinical Experience While Getting Paid2017-02-02T01:04:18-05:00

Is it Possible to Use US Federal Loans to Go Abroad for Medical School?

2017-11-16T16:18:05-05:00

The short answer is YES.  There has been a growing number of US citizens going abroad for medical school and returning for residency and to ultimately practice in the USA. Why do US students go abroad for medical school? The top common reasons for going abroad to medical school is:  Cheaper tuition (in some cases): There are medical schools, particularly in Europe that charge significantly less tuition than US medical schools. In countries like Italy, Romania, and Poland, you can go to medical school for as low as $3,500 a year. That's a HUGE difference compared to $65,000 a year in [...]

Is it Possible to Use US Federal Loans to Go Abroad for Medical School?2017-11-16T16:18:05-05:00

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