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    bitebullet1 is offline Junior Member 512 points
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    ...You rarely hear negative stories about Jag?In hungary and CR for instance,people always complain about the standard of lecturing,the fact u have to teach yourself all the material without help from professors..Is jag really that good of a school or am i missing something?

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    The truth is that You'll always come across people who complain about any medical schools!It doesn't matter if they study at Oxbridge or Harvard.Yesterday I was talking to a guy who was studying in Hungary,Szeged.Basically he dropped out because of the oral exams.In general,according to him,the university is excellent,but oral exams can fail even great students.I heard great things about the education in Poland.These guys have been training doctors for a long time,and the medical care has been changing a lot since 2001.I've hard people complain about krakow,lublin and silesia (I don't know how to spell,sorry) but I' ve heard great things as well.As for polish doctors,I believe they are highly trained.What people most complain about is that the administration is horrible and You do have to do a lot of self work,but this is how things are in Europe...specially eastern Europe.Choose your uni and go for it!I'd recommend Krakow,Gdansk,Charles university in Prague and Masaryk in Brno.I wouldn't recommend Hungary because of the oral exams.
    Krakow is the second oldest university in central Europe and the third in the whole continent.It's recognized by Cali,I think these details hide a great university behind.
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    this is because Jag >>> other med schools. it's science...

    but seriously, jag isn't perfect. some of the lectures and lecturers are boring while others are really good. overall though i would say that most of the students here are happy with their education and i sure am glad i came here over some other european schools.
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    I agree with Dave. Jag is not perfect, but it is head and shoulders above other European schools. Most of the complaints you would hear from Jag students are complaints that all medical school students have back in America (lack of sleep, not much time for social life, being in debt from student loans, etc.).

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    And do the lecturers help ye out and make good notes and slides?I'm studying in Ireland and I have some awful lecturers but also some very good ones.I guess it's the case everywhere but I'd love to give jag a visit before aplying

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    The same thing goes for notes/slides as it did with professors - some are good, some not so much. Some professors don't post their slides citing copyright reasons, though I'm still not sure I understand that completely. In any case, for the most part you will only use your slides as a template to study from, because the things that are taught in class are explained much better in the textbook anyway.

    I guess this is where the self-directed learning comes in. Unfortunately what is mentioned on the slides in lecture is not always what will be tested directly on the exam, so it is a much better use of ones time to study at home (or at the library, etc.) from your textbook rather than going to class and hearing professors go on and on about insignificant details.

    That being said, that doesn't mean all classes are like that - not by any means. In fact some lectures have excellent slides which are all you really need to study from for the exam... I'm just showing both sides.

    Overall, I would have to agree with Dan in that the problems at Jag can be seen and heard of at many other medical schools.
    Last edited by Dave_MD; 02-06-2011 at 05:55 AM.
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