In the U.S., there is an extensive – *to be precise, there are currently 401 universities/colleges within the states – list of the universities offering “Pre-medicine/Pre-medical studies” courses as a uniquely designed pile of various studies, which is mostly essential science subjects, including a few public health studies related to the courses. For sure, the students that are enrolled in this type of Premed courses expect to continue to study medicine only after attaining their first degree of B.Sc. (or any other relevant Bachelor’s degree). Due to this reason, the majority of students dreaming to be medical doctors need to spend a lot more tuition fee as well as at least two or more years to complete their undergraduate programs and medical school years, in general.
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Apart from taking MCAT, all those essays, quizzes, mid-terms, and final exams during their first four years of undergraduate studies are the ones you are expected to maintain the possibly highest GPA, not to mention their academic and non-academic records from secondary schools together with SAT and AP preparation. Altogether, what you need is six to eight years of preparation to attend medical schools – any possibilities to study medicine within the U.S. territory.
Still, it is not completely guaranteed that these students are successfully qualified to be accepted by the medical schools, which means the efforts made may not be compensated after all those years.
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Meanwhile, however, the premedical programs offered by the universities accredited by ECFMG® and ACGME® in (Central/Eastern) Europe, like the University of Pécs Medical School, has a completely different story for a student with the dream to be real medical professionals. In short, these programs require shorter time to finish, much lower tuition fees, and earlier age to become medical doctors – technically speaking, mostly anywhere in the world. Of course, one should not expect to see the “same quality of service with much lower or higher cost” from any type of business profiles to be fair.
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However, one thing never changes is the basic standard and pre-, co-, and requisites for a medical student to complete their medical studies, no matter when or where he or she studies medicine. Therefore, the final quality of medical “doctors” at the point of graduating medical universities/schools are pretty much of the same – the differentiation process follows after becoming licensed doctors/medical professionals, by means of residency programs at various quality and capacity of teaching hospitals with different recognition of a specialty in several levels.
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To sum up, the difference between (North) American premedical studies and (Central/Eastern) European ones is time (= around six years plus one year of preparation) and cost (= even less than a quarter of what you need to pay at American higher/medical professional education system.) As long as your American citizenship stays unchanged through all those years of your studying (pre) medicine in Europe, you will have no difficulty in coming back home with your brightly shining M.D. degree valid so that you can start your private practice or work at clinics and hospitals after your residency at your home state. Why not going straightforwardly to apply for your “premedical studies in Europe” and start your first semester of English-instructed medical studies programs offered by European medical universities? In the end, you will start working as medical professionals without any extreme load of student loans to pay back for the following years (or decades,) with some extra opportunities to apply for your scholarship and financial supports run by EU Meducation® as well. In addition, you can choose a variety of optional services and programs offered by EU Meducation® with a reasonable and affordable fees, or even for free!
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