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    4yr MD program: Help a confused soul

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    Hello everyone!
    I just joined this forum hoping to find some answers. I really hope there are some good souls out here who can help me find answers. I'm from Norway and I have a bachelor degree in biomedical laboratory science. I didn't know about the 4yr MD programs that some European countries offer until recently and I got very interested! Now my question is; Are there any Norwegians on here with the same background and who are currently doing the 4yr program? Anybody else who know about people with laboratory degree who are doing the 4yr program? What's your/their experience? How much of knowledge are you supposed to sit with if you're going for the 4yr program? Because even though I took most of the required premedical classes,I'm afraid I don't remember or know most of the stuff by heart (just being honest here ).

    I hope there's someone out there who can give me answers. Thanks in advance 😊

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    I don't think VMD pulls hits from a lot of Norwegian students, quite frankly. (Well, OK, my great-grandmother was Norwegian, but I hardly think that counts. )

    I know that there are 4-year programs in the UK and Ireland for people with a bachelor's degree -- and there are also post-bachelor's 5-year programs (at least there are in Ireland) for people with non-science backgrounds. I don't know how much overlap there is between medical school and your specific program in Biomedical Laboratory Science, but I would think that one of those two options would probably fit the bill.

    Many of the programs in Poland would likely accept you regardless, as long as they know that you can pay tuition. Some of the better ones (Jag, Warsaw, Gdansk) are apparently more selective, but it would be worth applying if you want to go into medicine.

    Nobody remembers everything from undergrad by heart. The question is whether or not you are willing to study hard and apply yourself in medical school so that you can become a competent physician. Good luck.

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    Thank you so much for the reply. If you're great grandmother is Norwegian,then it counts...you have Viking blood somewhere :P

    I want to get into Warsaw or Jag. How are they selective? Anything specific they look for? I've read a bit about the 4yr program in Warsaw and they don't even require a MCAT test?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annoz View Post
    Thank you so much for the reply. If you're great grandmother is Norwegian,then it counts...you have Viking blood somewhere :P

    I want to get into Warsaw or Jag. How are they selective? Anything specific they look for? I've read a bit about the 4yr program in Warsaw and they don't even require a MCAT test?
    I wish it counted enough for a Norwegian passport... but yeah, I have the Norwegian/Swedish connection on my dad's side.

    Jag is pretty competitive, at least for US applicants. No idea on Warsaw. The best thing to do is to apply. If you have the credentials and the academic chops to go to med school, then apply and see who offers you a seat.

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    I know we have a couple of Swedes in Cyprus aided mostly by having recruiting staff there. Only one Norwegian so far that I found from our 2013 intake.
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