Hello All, On request here's how the med school system works in the Netherlands. After highschool you need to enter a 'lottery' first to get into med school. There are two other ways to enter - by grade average over 8 (our system scores from 1 to 10) and by being interviewed in person by specific universities. When you're lucky, you get in and you can start at one of the 7 universities that have a medical school. The first four years are theoretical, a lot of book reading and lectures and practical training like anatomy and physical examination. After four years you enter the clinical fase, two years of internsip in which you rotate from department to department. You start with an introductory rotation (I did mine in ob-gyn) followed by 8 weeks of internal medicine. Also in those two years you have four week courses of 'reflection' on how you performed during the internships. You also learn new skills during those courses, like the specifics of neurologic examination etc. After a total of six years in med school, you can call yourself a doctor and then you can specialize. Those trainings are variable in length, three years for GP, up to ten years for surgeon. This is how it works at my university (Nijmegen). There are minor differences at other universities. Please reply and tell me what systems in other countries are like! I'd love to know! Bye bye, Dutch Doc, yes indeed, native Dutch.