Should You Consider Going To Medical School In Australia or New Zealand?


Should you go to medical school in Australia or New Zealand?

In previous posts, we covered admissions criteria and pros and cons of attending Caribbean medical schools and medical schools in Europe. In today's post we are going to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of going to medical school in Australia and/or New Zealand as a North American. 

Australian Med Schools:

What are Australian med schools like?

Here's an overview:

  • There are 21 medical schools in Australia.
  • Degrees granted range from MBBS, MBChB and, now, MD. Completion of one of these makes one a “junior doctor” in Australia.
  • Duration of degrees range from three to six years, depending on the school and degree.
  • For our purposes, basic medical training includes an Undergraduate course:
  • In any discipline and then a 4-year, graduate entry medical course.
  • In medicine, with a 5 or 6 year duration.

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Should I Go To Medical School In Europe?


Should I consider a medical school in Europe?

I remember the conversation clearly: “I am leaving McMaster at the end of the year,” said Patrick, a friend from a student government society where we both represented the first year student body. “What? Why?” I was perplexed. “I am going to medical school in Ireland,” he replied. “What? Why?” I was still perplexed. This was in

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Caribbean medical schools review: Should you consider a med school in the Caribbean?


So should you really consider a Caribbean medical school?

I just finished my Obstetrics & Gynecology rotation for my family medicine residency. My preceptor – a talented OB/GYN with a specialty in pelvic pain – went to medical school in the Caribbean, and completed his Obstetrics & Gynecology residency at the University of Toronto. He is a success story for a Caribbean medical school and for all international medical schools aiming to appeal to US and Canadian medical student hopefuls. But he is special, and so is his story. For every one doctor like him,

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