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    Australian students in Europe

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    Hi,

    I am an Australian and am contemplating the idea of studying medicine in Europe. Are there any Aussies out there? How has you're experience been? Do you think your chances of coming back home are good?

    I would appreciate your replies!

    thank you!

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    Hi there.

    I'm looking at doing the same thing. I'm looking at Poland or Ukraine. Wont be a \n easy road coming back to Oz and securing a job, but not impossible

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    Hi, thanks for your reply I'm looking at Poland and the Czech republic right now.. the schools are not bad and seem to have a solid international reputation. However getting an internship in Oz immediately after graduation may be difficult but I don't mind practicing elsewhere to establish myself first. I've spoken to others there and have been told that like medical schools around the world, medical schools in the EU also require work. I'm still doing my research on them though

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    hi

    I am a New Zealander and planning to study med in Poland. But I have little info so I'm just doing some research at the moment. Did you already apply for med in Europe? I would like to hear your experience if possible.

    thanks

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    Hi, you will need to sit the AMC exams (1.theory and 2.prac) post-medical degree (provided the degree is from an IMED registered uni - ie check internet IMED register). You could try for an internship in Oz after sitting AMC 1 With a bare degree, but prospects of an internship are not that good even if you are an Oz or NZ citizen. Better off doing internship in country you do the degree then going through AMC process as a regd doc and then trying to get a JHO position at an Oz hospital. Check it all with AHPRA so you understand the details of the laws governing returning to practice in Oz before embarking on the journey. Definitely possible, but a few extra hurdles. Worth the adventure and diversity in my view. Cheers.

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    Thanks for your reply exon
    I am still reconsidering the EU option so who knows I may writing a post/reply from Europe next year haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by kikirish View Post
    hi

    I am a New Zealander and planning to study med in Poland. But I have little info so I'm just doing some research at the moment. Did you already apply for med in Europe? I would like to hear your experience if possible.

    thanks
    Hi,

    no I didn't end up applying and took up another degree instead. I am still considering going to the EU though...

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