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UK or Australia

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by yimfong, Aug 19, 2001.

  1. yimfong

    yimfong Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 5, 2001
    Hong Kong
    I don't know that i should study medicine in UK or Australia. Which is better? Which is more acceptable by the US medical council?
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  3. leorl

    leorl Physician Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    Jan 2, 2001
    Both are fine, both have wonderful schools. I know that doesn't help any, but neither will give you a certain advantage in US placement. What you have to factor are costs (Australia much cheaper than UK), how much you think each area suits you, etc etc etc
  4. tidy_kiwi

    tidy_kiwi Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 17, 2001
    Auckland, NZ
    I reckon your probably gonna have to jump through a few hoops if you want to study in a foreign country and practice in the states regardless. So like Leorl said, the things you really have to consider are cost and lifestyle (eg. bbq'd garlic prawns vs pigs trotters, chips & mushy peas) and the structure of the medical courses at each institution you are interested in (Australian grad entry courses are primarily PBL).
  5. joseph-arveson

    joseph-arveson Member 10+ Year Member

    Sep 18, 2000
    Apply to schools to both..if you get accepted to some in one and not the other---you'll have your answer of where to go...

  6. roo

    roo Voice From The Wilderness 10+ Year Member

    Nov 16, 2000
    Both are equally good. I know some UK students who left to study medicine in Australia, and some Australia students who came to study medicine in the UK (in the later case, the UK gives some full scholarships to the Aust/NZ students to study med in UK, but they were as hard to get as a Mitchell scholarship, like only 5 students or so--one was benchmarked for Trinity med in Ireland).

    Cost of living is siginificanly lower in Australia, which plays a heavy part since you will also have to pay a full tuition.

    Your best bet is to somehow work it out such that that you can study half of each year in UK, and the other half in Australia, so you can have a summer year round :)

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