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Study abroad vs. increased opportunities here

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by idkwhattodomkay, Mar 21, 2012.

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  1. idkwhattodomkay

    idkwhattodomkay 2+ Year Member

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  3. catzzz88

    catzzz88 Purrrrrr!?!11?? 5+ Year Member

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    MDApps:
    Look into Danish Institute of Study (DIS) Medical Practice and Policy Program. I did this and it was friggin amazing!

    I learned to insert IV lines on fellow students (we squirted blood EVERYWHERE), shadowed doctors at a cystic fibrosis clinic in Poland, watched an autopsy in Germany, studied the health care system in Denmark, and had classes on Human Health and Disease (taught by two Danish physicians).

    This kind of program is like killing two birds with one stone.

    Just my two cents! :)

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  4. varsityblue

    varsityblue SDN Lifetime Donor Lifetime Donor 2+ Year Member

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    I like Option 1 but you really should make a pro con list instead of asking randos on the internet.
     
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    Study abroad, study abroad, study abroad. I didn't and it is my biggest regret about college. Studying in Europe is basically a semester-long party and you'll have an incredible time.
     
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    both are really good, but don't do something just for your application, do it because you want to. Decide which one you would rather do, and do it. I was in a similar situation and I chose to study abroad because thats what I'd rather be doing
     
  10. Morsetlis

    Morsetlis Preliminary Medicine 7+ Year Member

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    Depends on your personality, I suppose.

    I hate foreign countries that don't have cheap food.
     
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    Option 1 sounds better because you would want to be in US just before app season, especially if something goes wrong with the MCAT in the summer (last test date is September until the following year).
     
  14. coyotelime

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    Unless you 1)are at a difficult institution 2)want to do well.

    Moderate amount of partying involved if you care about grades, definitely plenty of time to explore and have fun though. Having been to London myself, I would highly recommend a semester abroad. It really makes you a diverse applicant, and you are pretty good to go in other areas so it will only help.
     
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    You've been abroad before. I say stay home and get better opportunities.
     
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  19. GimpGenius

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    You're about to devote the next 7+ years of your life to textbooks and manual disimpacting geriatric patients. I highly suggest having fun while you can. Go abroad and don't look back.
     
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  22. JESSFALLING

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    Option 1 sounds incredible. I've spent time in Europe, and I would jump at the chance to do it again! Life is so short, take advantage of the meaningful experiences.
     

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