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Britain schools cheaper than NY state schools

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by basha, Feb 10, 2002.

  1. basha

    basha Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Hi everyone - as you could guess this post concerns british schools. I have a few questions for people who might have applied there or are currently studying at a school there. British schools are much cheaper than many state schools (NY being one of them), and their graduates can also get good residency placements in NY, and other US states. So why don't applicants consider them worth applying to. Is it too far for them, or just really competitive (if so, how competitive do you need to be?). I am not just lured by the price, but also the quality of education, which is comparable to US schools.
    Any info would be great. I appreciate the help guys, thanks a lot.
     
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  3. none

    none 1K Member 10+ Year Member

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    Are you sure they're cheaper for you? I can understand them being cheap for citizens as everything is totally socialized there, but why would the government there want to pay for the physicians of the world?
     
  4. Doctora Foxy

    Doctora Foxy Meow 7+ Year Member

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    I think people rather be in the US because it's easier to get a residency.

    Try a search on the international forum to see if this has been addressed before
     
  5. vyc

    vyc Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    i don't know very many specifics on this.

    but i studied at oxford and at least there, the "medical school" is six years and begins right after high school.

    the tuition, however, is ridiculously cheap.
     
  6. Thewonderer

    Thewonderer Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Living expense is high high high in Britain.

    Graduating from British med school also means that you will be regarded as an international medical graduate for licensure purpose in the US, meaning there might be extra tests to take and extra hurdles to cross that US med school grads don't have.

    Tuition is cheap for Britons and European Union citizens. Not sure if it will be that cheap for Americans. I believe that tuition for UK and EU people is around 2,000 pounds but 12,000 pounds for Singaporeans who study engineering over there Oxford. Medicine would be a different price.
     

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