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    CUHK medicine interview tips (for non-jupas applicants)

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    I've been PM'ed many many times in the past by members of other forums who're interested in applying for medicine (MBChB) at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Most of the queries are in relation to the interview process; so instead of answering individual PMs which will take forever, I decided to write a blog post or two on this topic.

    If you're interested, you may view it at:

    http://jcyl.blogspot.com/search/label/CUHK%20med%20interview%20tips

    I think I haven't missed anything in the blog entries, but if you do have queries, I'll try my best to answer them in my blog. Thanks.
    Last edited by JCYL; 10-18-2007 at 03:19 PM.
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    lets crunch some numbers in here

    Quote Originally Posted by JCYL View Post
    I've been PM'ed many many times in the past by members of other forums who're interested in applying for medicine (MBChB) at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Most of the queries are in relation to the interview process; so instead of answering individual PMs which will take forever, I decided to write a blog post or two on this topic.

    If you're interested, you may view it at:

    http://jcyl.blogspot.com/search/label/CUHK%20med%20interview%20tips

    I think I haven't missed anything in the blog entries, but if you do have queries, I'll try my best to answer them in my blog. Thanks.
    hk is an island of 6 million residents and there is only two medical school. What that means is that these two schools do not even have enough seats for their local applicants. What kind of chance do you think foreign applicants have? Even if you get in, the cost of living in hong kong is practically equal to living in the most expensive cities in the us. Is it worth it? If you do not mind go to mainland china, then you have a much better chance of getting into some of the bigger medical schools in this communist regime. The major reason for the improve chance of acceptance is all because mainland chinese doctors get pay the same as a regular factory worker and that makes medicine in the mainland the least favorable career choice. Another great thing about going to the mainland is the medical school tuition is cheap as going for an undergrad education in the us. However, you must be really good at mandarin because that is the official language over there. Now, if you get into any of the hk medical schools, then you have to know cantonese and that dialect is way worst than mandarin because there is a lot hk culture that is infuse into the local dialect that can confuse a lot of foreigners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eastern2western View Post
    hk is an island of 6 million residents and there is only two medical school. What that means is that these two schools do not even have enough seats for their local applicants. What kind of chance do you think foreign applicants have? Even if you get in, the cost of living in hong kong is practically equal to living in the most expensive cities in the us. Is it worth it? If you do not mind go to mainland china, then you have a much better chance of getting into some of the bigger medical schools in this communist regime. The major reason for the improve chance of acceptance is all because mainland chinese doctors get pay the same as a regular factory worker and that makes medicine in the mainland the least favorable career choice. Another great thing about going to the mainland is the medical school tuition is cheap as going for an undergrad education in the us. However, you must be really good at mandarin because that is the official language over there. Now, if you get into any of the hk medical schools, then you have to know cantonese and that dialect is way worst than mandarin because there is a lot hk culture that is infuse into the local dialect that can confuse a lot of foreigners.
    Well, yes and no. A lot of the non-jupas applicants are HK permanent residents who live overseas and maintain strong ties with HK; I'm primarily targeting these people. The cost of living is not a concern in most cases: living on HKU/CUHK campus is cheap (last time I checked it was less than 50% of that charged by U of Toronto colleges). Food and clothing in HK are EXTREMELY CHEAP by N. American standards.

    You're correct in that competition for a non-jupas place is very fierce; and it's precisely for this reason that I'm sharing with interested individuals my own experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eastern2western View Post
    hk is an island of 6 million residents and there is only two medical school. What that means is that these two schools do not even have enough seats for their local applicants. What kind of chance do you think foreign applicants have? Even if you get in, the cost of living in hong kong is practically equal to living in the most expensive cities in the us. Is it worth it? If you do not mind go to mainland china, then you have a much better chance of getting into some of the bigger medical schools in this communist regime. The major reason for the improve chance of acceptance is all because mainland chinese doctors get pay the same as a regular factory worker and that makes medicine in the mainland the least favorable career choice. Another great thing about going to the mainland is the medical school tuition is cheap as going for an undergrad education in the us. However, you must be really good at mandarin because that is the official language over there. Now, if you get into any of the hk medical schools, then you have to know cantonese and that dialect is way worst than mandarin because there is a lot hk culture that is infuse into the local dialect that can confuse a lot of foreigners.
    There's a separate quota (10 +/- a few) for non-jupas applicants; they do not compete with the local students.

    HKU and CUHK med schools do not classify their applicants as locals vs internationals; they classify them as JUPAS or non-JUPAS.

    JUPAS = those who completed HK A-level exam
    non-JUPAS = all else

    Hence, non-JUPAS applicants may include local students who go to int'l schools within HK and who do the IB/SAT exam, for instance.
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    thanks!

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    excellent site! thanks mate

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    Hi

    You can see same topic at the side bar of this site. You can find out some thing same your questions.

    I sent some good materials to Tommy, pls read mail and give feedback.
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