Finishing med school in UK

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  1. orion113

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    Hey there,

    I'm a UK citizen in 3rd year of med school in France.
    I was wondering if there are possibilities of being accepted in UK universities to finish med school there? Could I, for ex., be admitted in 4th year med school in the UK to finish my studies there?

    Thanks a lot!
     
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    You'd probably have to contact the GMC and your schools of interest individually regarding that. Good luck though!
     
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    Pretty damn unlikely I'm afraid.
     
  4. orion113

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    hmm that's what I thought...
    by the way, do UK students get their MD's after med school or after internship etc.?
    I would be really interested to move to the UK for F1/F2 etc. but the problem in France is they only give us our MD's after our internships...

    Thanks for your help!
     
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    Firstly it's not an MD, you get either- BM, MBBS, BMBS, MBChB or MBChir depending on where you go, they all mean the same thing though. You get the qualification straight after med school but don't have full GMC registration until you finish FY1.
     
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    Yeah sorry couldn't put a name on the diplomas...do the BM's etc give the title of "doctor so and so"? In France we only get our doctorates (MDs, BMs etc.) after we present a thesis during internship...and only then are we allowed the "doc" title. We do however get a certificate that proves that we finished med school (sort of diploma)...but apart from going on with internship we can't do much with it.

    So maybe it isn't such a problem to move to the UK after med school, theoretically I mean...I think I heard something about EU students being allowed to apply for a F1/F2 and then, after acceptation and completion being fully registrared and able to work...anyway, still got 4 years left so things have time to change!

    There's still something I don't quite understand...after F1 you get full registration, but you can't work as a GP right? So when is that possible? After F2 or do you still have some years after F2 before being allowed to become a GP? After F2 how many years of training are usually completed for specialisation.

    Thanks again for your help!
     
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    Hi Orion

    As you are a UK citizen, and effectively you are completing a degree within the EU, there shouldn't be a problem coming back to work in the UK. You are probably best to contact the GMC regarding details of the point of entry where you can come back to the UK. It is highly unlikely for you to transfer your university studies from France to the UK direct.

    It would be more useful to complete your university degree in France, and then apply for GMC registration and apply for Foundation Year training in the UK (2 years).

    In order to be a GP, you need to complete Foundation years, and then in FY2 (year 2), apply for competitively, for GP training which currently takes 3 further years of training.
     
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    You are called doctor as soon as you finish med school.

    Speciality training varies, I only really know what it is for surgery I'm afraid.
     

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