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    Gerbera is offline Newbie 510 points
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    4 Year MD Programs Not EU licensed?

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    Has anyone heard about this? Apparently the EU defines a medical school by consisting of a six year program and that, therefore, the 4-year programs are not producing MDs that are qualified/licensed to work in the EU. I have heard this from some students and now some faculty at Gdansk. I understand if you are set on returning to North America [or insert your part of the world here] but would this be a deal breaker for anyone?

    I am about to transfer from a 6-year to a 4-year program and have just discovered this dilemma. Sound off, anyone?

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    FWIW, Ireland has 4-, 5-, and 6-year medical school programs, and their grads don't seem to have any trouble.

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    Yea, they really don't care much so long as you establish your connections, pass your exams, and complete their foundation programs, whatever those may be.... (2 yr for UK and 13 month internship usually for many other countries in the EU after med school).

    I have friends in school over there now, both in 6 yr Euro centered medical programs, and in 4 yr "English" programs geared towards American's and Canadians etc... and I'm getting ready to apply myself.... and that's what I have found.

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