Doctors, nurses and other professionals in Human Medicine are probably one of the most important professions in the world. It is logical that behind this difficult and challenging profession there must be a massive process of education. That is why education in the medical field usually lasts much longer than education in other areas. Many future students choose foreign universities to gain access to the latest medical equipment and the opportunity to spend a year practicing abroad.
One of the difficulties of medical education is that the norms and principles that are part of the system of medical education and health of one country can be not recognized in another country.
Human Medicine programs structure and features
The structure of the program is very dependent on the specialization of medicine that you choose. Human medicine is a very broad field, and although more or less general subjects are taught in the first courses (and, to a lesser extent throughout the training), most of the time is spent studying the subject of your specialization.
Practical classes are the main part of any medical study program.
Usually undergraduate study programs in Human Medicine last from four to six years; the length of the study program depends on the chosen specialization, institution and even country. After completing a degree, you will be enrolled into medical internship, which can last from one to several years, and after the internship you will be qualified enough to start medical practice.
Entry requirements for Human Medicine applicants
Those who wish to apply for one of the Human Medicine study programs in foreign universities need to know that admission process is highly competitive, as study programs in Medicine are very challenging. Applicants should have excellent grades in Biology and Chemistry, some universities also require volunteering experience in Medicine field, but it is not always necessary. Language fluency is always required, as most of the study programs are taught in English. Applicants for foreign universities need also meet the specific visa requirements of the chosen country.
According to QS Top Universities Ranking by Subject, the best institution in the world holding Medicine study programs is Harvard University in USA. All needed information about Harvard University, including study programs and entry requirements for international applicants, can be found on the university’s profile on our website. The list of following world’s leading institutions holding Medicine study programs include University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, Johns Hopkins University, Stanford University, Karolinska Institutet, University of California Los Angeles, Yale University, UCL (University College London), University of California San Francisco. Most of these universities are located in USA or UK; all information about specific requirements can be found on our website.