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    Is the 6th year compulsory?

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    At east European medical schools? Isn't it the internship year? I ask because I would like to come back to the UK after the 5th year.

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    You have final exams in this year but its possible to do internship in UK. However you will have to come back to your uni for exams (2 or 3 times through the year).

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    Exactly. The graduation exams are peppered throughout the final year, so it would involve some travel (best case scenario).

    umz_786īs school might have only 2-3 exams, but we had mandatory rotations from September to March, followed by internship with five government graduation exams spaced out between March and October, followed by an extended exam period thereafter for makeup tests, and then graduation the following January. Note that this means the final year lasts 16 months from beginning of the 6th year to graduation.

    All of the countries (and schools) in E-EU are not the same, so make sure you are comparing apples to apples.

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    In Czech Republic, where I spent a year, the exams ARE peppered throughout the year, as DevilDoc says. I have a friend from London whos gone back to Czech at least 5 times arleady. Hes just go one exam left (in Czech R. they have license exams for each discipline ie anatomy, surgery etc) so thatll be 6 journeys.

    However in Romania, where I am now, there is just one license exam that happens at the end of the year. Apart from that, you have other test and exams but they can all be given in July in the extended examination period. Here, no one fails the license exam. There is a question bank of 500 mcqs and youll get 200 in the exam. Its quite simple actually. So I think if you came to Romania, it would be easier financially.

    As far as I know Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland use similar systems so youll be going back to uni there a lot. In Romania (and Bulgaria from what I have been told), not so much

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    Quote Originally Posted by umz_786 View Post
    In Czech Republic, where I spent a year, the exams ARE peppered throughout the year, as DevilDoc says. I have a friend from London whos gone back to Czech at least 5 times arleady. Hes just go one exam left (in Czech R. they have license exams for each discipline ie anatomy, surgery etc) so thatll be 6 journeys.

    However in Romania, where I am now, there is just one license exam that happens at the end of the year. Apart from that, you have other test and exams but they can all be given in July in the extended examination period. Here, no one fails the license exam. There is a question bank of 500 mcqs and youll get 200 in the exam. Its quite simple actually. So I think if you came to Romania, it would be easier financially.

    As far as I know Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland use similar systems so youll be going back to uni there a lot. In Romania (and Bulgaria from what I have been told), not so much
    What uni are you at? Seems it's therefore best to do the 6th year in Romania.

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    Im at Iasi. Im really happy here. Happier than UK and Czech for sure. You can go anywhere in Romania you want though, as the application process is the same. Bucharest is nice, being the capital (obv), but itll cost you more. Apart from that, I wouldnt recommend any other place over Iasi, unless you have some money issues, in which case theres a uni in Arad thats charging just 3200 euros per year (the other two charge 5000)

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    Quote Originally Posted by umz_786 View Post
    Im at Iasi. Im really happy here. Happier than UK and Czech for sure. You can go anywhere in Romania you want though, as the application process is the same. Bucharest is nice, being the capital (obv), but itll cost you more. Apart from that, I wouldnt recommend any other place over Iasi, unless you have some money issues, in which case theres a uni in Arad thats charging just 3200 euros per year (the other two charge 5000)
    Just seen this now. Answered my question Hmm I will look into Iasi. Is it best just to apply directly and follow the instructions on their website?

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    Quote Originally Posted by umz_786 View Post
    Here, no one fails the license exam. There is a question bank of 500 mcqs and youll get 200 in the exam. Its quite simple actually.
    Holy crap. Well hell, thatīs good, because we all know that there are only 500 possible situations that can arise in the entire practice of medicine. (Not busting on you, umz_786... just the system. That is freaking horrible.)

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    As far as I know Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland use similar systems so youll be going back to uni there a lot. In Romania (and Bulgaria from what I have been told), not so much
    Bulgaria has five government graduation exams (usually consisting of written/MCQ test, a clinical case, and an oral-theoretical exam). The five subjects are Surgery, Pediatrics, Hygiene/Occupational/Infectious Disease/Epidemiology, Internal Medicine, and Obstetrics-Gynecology, not necessarily in that order. You need to pass all five exams to graduate, but if you miss the regular date you can make it up during the liquidation session at the end. However, they do require signatures for attendance of the internship rotations, so doing those in another location would need to be cleared with the Dekanat in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by devildoc8404 View Post
    Bulgaria has five government graduation exams (usually consisting of written/MCQ test, a clinical case, and an oral-theoretical exam). The five subjects are Surgery, Pediatrics, Hygiene/Occupational/Infectious Disease/Epidemiology, Internal Medicine, and Obstetrics-Gynecology, not necessarily in that order. You need to pass all five exams to graduate, but if you miss the regular date you can make it up during the liquidation session at the end. However, they do require signatures for attendance of the internship rotations, so doing those in another location would need to be cleared with the Dekanat in advance.
    Aha. I have a friend from Czech who went to Sofia. But now I realise maybe he was talking about dentistry license exam.

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    In Czech Republic, we usually have 6 State exams: Surgery, Obstetrics/Gynecology (2nd toughest exam), Internal Medicine, Pediatrics (the toughest exam), Hygiene and Epidemiology (done in 4th year), and Public Health Services and Medical law.

    Unfortunately, we have rotations throughout the academic year, so we don't have a separate "internship" year per se. In addition to the state exams mentioned above, we have 4 other subjects: Urology, Clinical Biochemistry, Primary Care 2 (similar to Family Medicine rotation), and Anesthesia, EM and Critical care. One can do some rotations abroad (IM) but have to do the rest in Prague.

    Hope that helps.


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