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Moving from Europe to US? Anyone have any advice on that because I am thinking about coming to USA for my medical studies, and my dream is to go to Harvard. thanks.
 

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Hey guys i need some help.I graduated in Germany with a Civil Engineering degree and want to go to med school in the US. I wanted to know if anyone has experience doing this with any degree. What do I have to do? I know that I need my degree evaluated but first a translation right? Who knows where I can get the best cheap services. I can do the translation myself but I am sure this won't be accepted since I am not a certified translator. Plus what do i need for all the evaluations? Do Ineed my school to send transcripts? Thankyou everyone. :confused:
 
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This is going to be difficult. Getting your civil engineering degree recongized as the equivalent of a bachelors will be the easy part.

US medschools require a number of pre-requisite courses. You might have some of them covered in your engineering curriculum but you will probably lack others (e.g. biology or behavioural science). Also, many schools require at least 2 years of your undergraduate experience to be from a US college.

Check out the centralized application service:

http://www.aamc.org/students/amcas/start.htm

http://www.aamc.org/students/considering/gettingin.htm

And the medical school admission requirements (it costs $25):

https://services.aamc.org/Publicati...ion=Product.displayForm&prd_id=127&prv_id=144

By the way. Using the words 'cheap' and 'medical school' in one sentence is something you have to loose. There is nothing cheap about going to medschool here. The fifty bucks to get your diploma translated are a p#)) in the ocean compared with the expense waiting for you.
 

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Generally, US medical schools don't or very rarely accept non-US undergrad. degrees. They're especially picky when it comes to the premed req's. Some (Columbia/Harvard comes to mind) explicitly states that your prereq's must be from an accredited US institution. Don't know if you can get around it by taking a post-bacc., but it'll certainly be an uphill battle. Also note that you're likely to run into visa issues. There shouldn't be a huge problem getting a student visa, but you'd need a work permit for residency.

To top it all off, you can't get federal loans to finance your education if you're a non-citizen, and a large number of other financing options would also be closed for you. In fact, you can't even get research support from NIH (if you want to become a researcher) without a green card or citizenship.
 
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