View Full Version : Canadian student going to either Pecs or Szeged

07-16-2014, 12:20 AM
Hey guys,

I'm a Canadian I was accepted into Szeged and Pecs. My toughest decision was deciding which school to go to, although Szeged has a higher ranking I heard the first semester is harder because they jump into anatomy right away. On the other hand Pecs waits until the second semester before they throw you into that fire. I also know a few students at Pecs that could possibly help me out while at Szeged I won't know any 2nd year students or so forth? Which do you think would give me the best opportunity to become a doctor and then also return home to Canada or USA?

Another thing that's really pressing for me is whether I will be able to come back to North America fairly easily? I don't want to go through 6 years of hard work only to be cut short at the end and be stuck in Hungary... That would be a nightmare. Does anyone here know students that went to Hungary to study and came back to Canada to practice?

In the last two years you also go through rotations could someone please explain these to me? Do you have to do these in Hungary or can you opt to do them in America and will that let you get by the USMLE? Is there any older students from there? How was the clinicals for you? Was it really hard due to lack of Hungarian skills or was two years enough to learn the language? Could you possibly do the clinicals in another country? For example if I were to learn German during my own time, a language easier to learn than Hungarian, could I transfer to Germany (a country also in EU). Then I could my clinicals there? The drawback would be I would finish my degree in German. Or could you transfer to the UK since it's also in the EU?

I hope someone can answer these questions for me thanks!

09-04-2014, 11:59 AM
I know for sure that, if you finished in hungary, you need to take some additional exams in both US an UK to get your degree accepted but many still take this way because it's much cheaper than in many other countries.

09-04-2014, 12:01 PM
I haven't been to Szeged, but I know it's education has good quality.

09-04-2014, 12:10 PM
Additionally you should check this facebook group:
Debrecen Medical Students US Residency Match
They are closed, but for sure can help with your questions

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