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Discussion in 'Australasia and Oceania' started by psychoclops, May 1, 2007.

  1. psychoclops

    psychoclops 2+ Year Member

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    I have just graduated from a Canadian university and I want to apply to Australian medical schools for the 2008 entry. I am wondering if someone can help me out with deciding on a school that has the best currculum for students who want to return and practice in North America? Also, what are the chances of an internatinal student like myself of beng able to practice in Australia?

    I would appreciate any helpful adivce,
    Thanks :)
     
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  3. JoeNamaMD

    JoeNamaMD Banned Banned

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    Flinders has had the longest reputation with taking American students and preparing them to return to the US. If you choose other schools, look at their research reputation, the other good programs are UNSW, U of Melbourne, U of Sydney, U of Queensland. I would not recommend UWa because Perth is ISOLATED, you won't see a single human outside after dark.
     
  4. JCYL

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    Of all grad programmes in Australia, the grad programme at Melb Uni will probably provide you with the most solid foundation in basic med science as the grad students study alongside the undergrad-entry students, and the 6-year undergrad programme places heavy emphasis on pre-clinical subjects. However, with the new "Melbourne Model" coming up soon, nobody can tell how the new medical programme will turn out to be.
     
  5. JoeNamaMD

    JoeNamaMD Banned Banned

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    All of them are good, Melbourne and Sydney, have the best name recognition in the USA.
     
  6. aussie princess

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    This undergrad and grad set up is similar (if not the same) as UWA in Perth (not as isolated as some may think lol). While the intake process may differ, the classes you are in are the same at the end of the day.

    Melb and USyd probably have the more "known" reputation... but then again im sure that may have something to do with them being the "older" schools in the more known states... at the end of the day though they are still solid programs!

    Notre Dame in Perth (fremantle campus) is now doing med in the PBL scheme (with some basic science courses done at Curtin Uni) i think i read somewhere that Notre Dame originally came from OS? Or did i get that wrong and its a coincidence? :confused: Anyway they take international students and if they were "related" to uni's in North America wouldnt that be a bonus?
     
  7. redshifteffect

    redshifteffect Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Tassie is 5 years now...lots of reasons to go...if you're in Ontario I have a local Canadian number you can call me at. Just PM me (hopefully i'll check soon) :)
     
  8. Winged Scapula

    Winged Scapula Cougariffic! Staff Member Administrator Physician Faculty Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 15+ Year Member

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    The University of Notre Dame in Fremantle has "strong links" to the campus in Indiana, US. However, the US campus does not have a medical school and therefore, I am not sure how helpful the relationship is...after all, if they can't place you in their US counterpart for clinical electives (which they can't without a medical school or residency program) they are no different than any other Aussie school which has to formalize such relationships, should they choose to do so.
     
  9. redshifteffect

    redshifteffect Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Also Notre Dame is a fairly new school, and so like any new school there will be teething problems.
     
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    Winged Scapula Cougariffic! Staff Member Administrator Physician Faculty Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 15+ Year Member

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    Exactly - its why I put the phrase "strong links" to Notre Dame in quotes...I take it with a grain of salt. Flinders used to upsell their Harvard links when they first started...it hardly made a significant difference when it came to the education, or residency placement. Not that I applied to any Harvard programs, but you know what I mean.

    I didn't mind being a bit of a guinea pig at Flinders early, but anyone contemplating a new school, especially one who isn't an Aussie national had better be prepared for some teething problems and issues trying to tackle those without being called a whinging American/Canadian.:laugh:
     
  11. redshifteffect

    redshifteffect Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    LOL we have our token one (and it's not me) in our year too :)
     

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