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    which is better? university of sofia, or sofia medical university?

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    i'm in the process of applying to study medicine in sofia, Bulgaria. I'm confused about which university to apply for! both universities offer medicine. Can somebody help me to understand the difference between the two? any advice would be much appreciated!

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    The only program actively graduating students in Sofia is at Medical University of Sofia. (That does not make it great, it just is the only one in town.)

    Sofia University does not even have a functioning program, as far as I am aware, nor does it have any affiliation with the university hospitals in Sofia. The entire time that I lived in Sofia there were rumors about Sofia University starting a program, but I never met a student and we never saw anything official.

    Talk is cheap, and believe me, you do NOT want to be a guinea pig for a new program (especially not in the former East Bloc, where organization and development are... um... not exactly strong points.)

    While it is possible that Sofia University has finally, after years of talk, actually initiated a program -- and I remain highly skeptical -- it is almost certainly not yet graduating any doctors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by devildoc8404 View Post
    The only program actively graduating students in Sofia is at Medical University of Sofia. (That does not make it great, it just is the only one in town.)

    Sofia University does not even have a functioning program, as far as I am aware, nor does it have any affiliation with the university hospitals in Sofia. The entire time that I lived in Sofia there were rumors about Sofia University starting a program, but I never met a student and we never saw anything official.

    Talk is cheap, and believe me, you do NOT want to be a guinea pig for a new program (especially not in the former East Bloc, where organization and development are... um... not exactly strong points.)

    While it is possible that Sofia University has finally, after years of talk, actually initiated a program -- and I remain highly skeptical -- it is almost certainly not yet graduating any doctors.

    I'm personally at MU-Varna, but just out of curiosity, why does this uni always get top position in uni rankings? I had a friend who was admitted to that uni, and after passing a very difficult test, he decided the uni was a complete dump in terms of facilities etc. However, the uni has even cheaper tuition fees than Pleven, around 4000 if I remember correctly.

    Just to add, I spoke to an agency member in Sofia who said that agencies do not generate profit from this uni, and therefore no agencies deal with them, and so its not well known. ( I dont believe in agencies btw!)

    But as DevilDoc stated earlier, you should go to a WELL-ESTABLISHED medical school that has a history of running the english program and actually graduating students eg MU-Sofia (NOT Sofia University)

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