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Medical professionals are always in high demand, so students can never go wrong by choosing to study medicine. Combining advanced course work in chemistry, anatomy, and mathematics, medical programs are difficult, but the end result is always worthwhile. But, finding the right medical school does not mean you have to forego choosing a location to study that suits you.

Contrary to popular belief, you do not need to study medicine in your home country. Many of the best medical schools are spread across the globe. As long as you can speak the language of instruction with near-native fluency, you can expand your search to include the whole world. Consider some of the world’s best study abroad destinations to study medicine, including the United Kingdom, Australia, the United States, the Netherlands, and Italy.

Medical Degrees

Entry into medicine education programs is a competitive process and requires both high test scores and near perfect grades. To qualify for an education in medicine at one of the best medical schools, students must have completed upper secondary education including courses in all the sciences. Depending on the school, there will be different requirements

Furthermore, there are a variety of study options available within Medicine depending on your interest and specialization:

Most students will choose to at least complete a Bachelor’s degree; however, to earn the title “doctor” students will have to continue their education for several more years.

Careers in Medicine

The roles in the healthcare field that medical students move into, are as diverse as the medical schools themselves. Through coursework and practical students, students begin to choose their preferred areas of study within medicine. Specializations in the medical field include:

  • Surgery
  • Gynecology
  • Pediatrics
  • Geriatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Anesthesiology
  • General practitioner
  • Internal medicine

By attending one of the best medical schools, students also increase their chance of landing their dream job, as employers can trust you are up to date on all the latest medical trends and technologies.

Transferring Your Medical Qualifications Abroad

Within the field of medicine, most physicians work in the public healthcare systems at hospitals and health centers, but in some countries, it is common to open a private practice. The medical profession is protected by a license issued by the state. For foreign physicians to receive a medical license in a new country, the country’s bilateral agreements must be followed. In some parts of the world where there is a shortage of those working in medicine, the medical licensing process is simple, while it may take several years in others. The earnings of medical personnel vary widely depending on location.

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