In recent times, college students have found it very challenging to keep up with the pace of medical school. It has led to some opting out. This can be can due to the lack of proper planning.
Here are 5 tips to help channel you in the right path of studying medicine abroad without being caught unawares.
Carry Out a Self-reflection Test
Many students found themselves studying medicine not out of admiration for saving lives or love for the course but due to the compelling power of their parents. This has caused a lot of failures on the part of the child. Jon Bon Jovi says “Nothing is as important as passion. No matter what you want to do with your life, be passionate.” These boils down to carrying out a self-test to show how passionate you are in becoming a Doctor.
Working as a volunteer in the medical field, for example in a hospital, will give you a proper view of what the field of medicine looks like. This might be beneficial before the interview panel and also give you the opportunity to have a conversation with Professionals from various fields of medicine. Also, working in such an environment will boost your chance of being getting accepted and it will also boost your CV.
Make Your Research
This has to do with drawing out a list of schools and then making comparisons based on the requirements that improve your chances of being accepted. Some people plan on getting a part time job to support their finances while studying abroad but, this can be a risky proposition without making your findings because most medical schools prevent their students from being involved in Part time jobs. Apart from the school’s requirement, other things that can be checked include; Campus facilities, Curriculum, Gallery, Sporting activities, Association and other activities that can improve your skills while studying.
Cost of Studying
This aspect is more than just knowing the tuition fee and other living expenses including housing, feeding e.t.c. Making a budgetary plan for the cost of studying abroad is a wise decision in order to enhance proper preparation towards the actualization of your dream. Proper scrutiny of this needs to be done.
There are different types of Financial aids available for students to study abroad. A proper understanding of this will help you know the one that you can apply for depending on the requirements. Financial aids can be in form of grants, fellowships and scholarships although some of the scholarships are based on merit.