They're just horrible and brutal. I made a big mistake by becoming over-ambitious and joining medical school right after one year of undergrad. The system here is so subjective (we have oral final exams, where we pick three cards once we enter the exam room and the answer them; but the prof. asks tons of unrelated questions and if he/she's in a good mood and like you, then you're in luck; if not, you're screwed). I can believe my histology professor of all is subjective. I missed 4 classes (due to personal medical problems) and she says I can't take the final credit test anymore (which is the pre-requisite for the final oral exam). I told her that I had serious medical problems and she says "but that doesn't help our department or concern us in any way. You're duty as a student is to attend all the seminars." Then I went and spoke to the vice-dean and it was pretty much pointless as he said "this case is out of my hands as it was to be dealt with that specific department (the head of the department specifically)." So I waited for hours for him and when I finally got a hold of him, he told me that he understands my problem but "there are certain regulations of this university that we (meaning our staff) follow and I trust them with those rules".......my point is that what if you're staff are so sadistic that they want to hold back the students from even getting a chance to take the credit tests? (obviously by asking that, I will have officially been kicked out of the university). When I went back to my prof., she says I'll speak to my boss (the HOD) and then tell you what's our decision (this is never true as she always makes up her own rules)....the biggest problem is that one can't even question the system...as everyone works together and so they end up supporting each other....this is pure HELL!!!!!!!!!! It seems as though I have to repeat the entire year again just for one subject!!!!!!! Moral: PLEASE DON'T EVEN CONSIDER EUROPEAN MEDICAL SCHOOLS FOR AN OPTION!!!!!!!!