Medicine and Global Health

Medical education in Europe is one of the most sought after career as the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) ensures that all the Medical Universities are equal and are recognized in all European Countries. This is a great boost to the career of Medical Practitioners. This also ensures that entry criteria, structure, pedagogy and curriculum offered by medical universities are same. So, you get the same quality education no matter where you are located geographically.

At the same time, it is not easy to get into Medical Universities as the process is highly competitive. Apart from that the cost of pursuing medical education is higher than most of other courses and cost of living (especially in Major Western European Cities) is high. So, in a nutshell, it is not an easy task for many prospective medical students to become doctors. The silver lining to this is that pursuing a career in medicine much tougher is developing countries like India, China, Thailand, Malaysia etc.

Now let us briefly go through the admission criteria for Medical University in Europe.
a) Completion of High School
b) Average Grade Point of High School Living Diploma or Equivalent
c) Extracurricular activities which focus on Public or Health-related service
d) Letter of recommendation from High School Advisor, undergraduate health professions advisors and faculty members as well as physicians and other members of the health professions, community leaders, and other individuals who have employed you or supervised your volunteer experience, etc;
e) Performance in the entrance exam in Chemistry and Biology
f) Interviews with medical school admissions committees;
g) English test (for those from non-English speaking country and without an international English recognized certificate)

Just like all the institutes of high learning, Medical Universities are looking for highly motivated and talented individuals, who have demonstrated a keen interest in working for people and society. Apart from this educationally, these candidates are ready to put in the good amount of effort in preclinical, clinical and research studies.

Since cost is pursuing a degree in medicine is a significant factor, many students from developing country head to Ukraine, Russia, and other east European countries. This simplifies the challenge of cost but language is a barrier. Anyone who is moving to the above-mentioned countries has to learn the language of these countries. Once you complete your degree, you will get a chance to get a work visa as well. This will help you to recover the cost that you invested. After the completion of the MBBS degree, a candidate can also pursue MD in the field of his/her choice.

List of Medical University in Europe

a) Romanian Medical Universities: Medical Universities in Romania
b) Cluj Medical University;
c) University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Iasi or Iasi Medical University;
d) University of medicine and pharmacy Timisoara or Timisoara medical university;
e) Targu Mures university of medicine and pharmacy;
f) University of carol Davila or carol Davila university of Bucharest;
g) Oradea medical university or Oradea medical university;
h) Constanta medical university;
i) Western university school of medicine ARAD;
j) University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova;
k) University of Medicine and Pharmacy Sibiu;
l) Titu Maioescu University of Medicine “Titu Maiorescu”, Bucharest;
m) Transylvania University of Brasov- Faculty of Medicine;

Medical Universities in Bulgaria
a) Faculty of medicine of Trakia University;
b) Veterinary medicine of Trakia University;
c) Medical university Sofia;
d) Varna University of medicine;
e) Medical university of Plovdiv;
f) Pleven medical university;
g) Faculty of Medicine of Sofia University Kl. Ohridski;

Medical Universities in Hungary
a) Semmeiweis University, Budapest;
b) University of Debrecen, Medical and Health Science Center;
c) University of Pecs;
d) University of Szeged, Albert Szent-Gyorgyi Medical University;

Medical Universities in the Czech Republic
a) Charles University: three faculties in Prague and two outside:
b) Charles University in Prague, First Faculty of Medicine in Prague,
c) Charles University in Prague, Second Faculty of Medicine in Prague,
d) Charles University in Prague, Third Faculty of Medicine in Prague,
e) Charles University, Faculty of Medicine in Hradec Králové,
f) Charles University, Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen,
g) The palacký University of Olomouc, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry;
h) Masaryk University, Faculty of Medicine;
i) University of Ostrava, Faculty of Medicine;

Medical Universities in Poland
a) Medical Academy of Bialystok, 4 year and 6-year programs;
b) Medical University in Bydgoszcz, Faculty II, 6-year program;
c) Medical Academy of Gdansk, 6-year program;
d) The medical University of Lodz, 4-year program (6-year program not for students with a degree);
e) The medical University of Lublin, 4 year and 6-year programs;
f) Jagiellonian University Medical College, 4 years and 6-year programs;
g) Pomeranian Academy of Medicine, 6-year program;
h) Poznan School of Medicine, 4 years and 6-year programs;
i) The medical University of Silesia, 4 years and 6-year programs;
j) The medical University of Warsaw, 4 years and 6-year programs;
k) Wroclaw Medical University, 6-year medical program;

Medical Universities in Slovakia
a) Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Kosice;
b) Comenius University, Jessenius Faculty of Medicine in Martin;
c) Comenius University, Faculty of Medicine;
d) Croatian Medical Universities: e) Medical University in Croatia;
f) The university of Split, 6-year program;
g) The university of Zagreb, 4 and 6-year programs;

Medical Universities in Ukraine
a) Bogomolets National Medical University;
b) Bukovinian State Medical University;
c) Crimea State Medical University;
d) Danylo Halytsky Lviv State Medical University;
e) Dnipropetrovsk State Medical Academy;
f) Kharkov State Medical University;
g) Lugansk State Medical University;
h) I.Y. Gorbachevsky Ternopil State Medical University;
i) M. Gorky Donetsk National Medical University;
j) Odessa State Medical University;
k) Zaporozhye State Medical University;

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Medicine is one of the noblest professions and requires people who have a very clear vision and have the great commitment to serve humanity. Institutes of Europe are great places to learn.

All the best!!!