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Universities and Programs that require the IMAT

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 IMAT2019-10-06T10:36:01-04:00

Is Your Foreign Medical School Eligible for US Federal Loans?

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

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

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

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

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?

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

Joint Medical School Between the UK and Singapore: Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine

The Imperial College of London and Nanyang Technological University launched a joint medical school in Singapore - Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine.  This is the 3rd medical school in Singapore that will launch in October 2017. Students who graduate from Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine will receive an MBBS medical degree. The LKCMedicine is a five-year medical program that is awarded jointly by the Imperial College London and NTU. Accredited by Singapore Medical Council, however, it is not accredited by the General Medical Council of the UK. According to their website, “is not considered a UK Primary Medical Qualification and therefore will [...]

Joint Medical School Between the UK and Singapore: Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine2017-02-02T01:04:18-05:00

Health Professionals that make over $100,000 annually (excluding Physicians)

Many students who are interested in the healthcare field falsely believe that only physicians make over $100,000. There are many other healthcare professionals that easily make over $100,000, including nurses and physician assistants. However, to be a nurse or a physician assistant making over $100,000, you need years of appropriate training and certification. CRNA – Certified Nurse Anesthetist make over $160,000 annually   CRNAS spend 2-3 more years in school than RNs and LPNs, who do not need to earn a graduate degree. CRNAs require graduate level education and clinical training. They are responsible for monitoring and evaluating patient’s pain and [...]

Health Professionals that make over $100,000 annually (excluding Physicians)2017-02-02T01:04:18-05:00

How to Find an Appropriately Accredited Medical School in the Caribbean

Many Caribbean/offshore medical schools falsely advertise that they are “recognized by the Medical Board of California, ECFMG, IMEDs or FAIMER”, but essentially that has little meaning. Some Caribbean medical schools state that say they are accredited by: Medical Board of California FAIMER ECFMG NCFMEA These kind of statements are a red flag because they are not using the appropriate terminology between recognition and accreditation. The accrediting body for the medical schools in the Caribbean is CAAM-HP - is an accrediting body for medical, veterinary, and dental schools in the 15 member nations of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Medical schools that claim [...]

How to Find an Appropriately Accredited Medical School in the Caribbean2017-02-02T01:04:18-05:00