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5 Tips When Choosing a Medical School Abroad

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Studying medicine abroad can be a great experience. But you need to make sure you’re making the right decision for you, so it’s a good idea to research a range of medical schools beforehand. While exploring your options keep in mind the following tips…

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1. Think about the employment rate

Check the school’s employment rate and where its graduates work! You will be investing a lot of money and several years of your life to study medicine. But it’s not over when you secure your medical degree – after this you need to ensure you will gain a place to complete your foundation years and specialisation.  

The University of Nicosia Medical School is proud of the astonishing 99% employment rate of its graduates. This rate is comparable to the employment rates of top medical schools around the world! Check the list of their graduates’ employment places here.

You will be amazed to discover that their graduates are currently working in some of the top hospitals around the world!

2. Think about the language barrier

Are the courses you are considering being taught in English? Is English widely spoken in that country?  As a medical school student there is no doubt that you will face a lot of challenges – so you will find it a lot easier to adjust if you choose a course which is taught in English. This will save you from spending another year of your life to learn the language.

If English is widely spoken in the country you will be moving, your day to day life will be simpler. Of course you might still prefer to learn the local language, but you can do that on your own pace and enjoy the experience since this will not be imposed to you.

At the University of Nicosia Medical School all courses are taught in English. Living in Cyprus does not require you to learn Greek as English is widely spoken on the island, so you will feel at home from day one.

3. Attend open days

Once you have a short list of universities to study medicine abroad, make sure you visit each and every one of them. Get onto the plane and attend their open days!

You will be spending several years of your life there, so you need to make sure that you love the university, you love the city, and you love its people!

Register now for one of the upcoming Open Days of the University of Nicosia Medical School. Their Open Days offer a fun and engaging way to discover more about their world-class programmes, visit their state-of-the-art facilities and meet your future classmates and professors.

4. Does the university have a student-centric approach?

Do they request student feedback once a course is completed or when something new is introduced in the curriculum? Do students participate in programme committee meetings allowing them to raise their own concerns?

All of this is important for you as a student and you should look for an environment where your feedback is seriously considered. At the University of Nicosia Medical School, student feedback is embraced.

Students have a voice through their involvement in programme committees, open discussion with year leads, participation in student focus groups facilitated by the Course Directors.

Moreover, they have dedicated Associate Dean of Students whose duties are to oversee the student experience across all levels, namely: welfare, the student academic experience, complaints, discipline and fitness to practise.

5. Make sure you speak to the admissions office

Get in touch with the schools Admissions Office and check out their responsiveness and their willingness to support you – be sure to ask as many questions as you can!

The Admissions Office is a reflection of the medical school; if you like their approach, then most likely you will also like the university they represent.

The Admissions Office of the University of Nicosia Medical School loves to hear from you! Give them a call at their Toll Free UK line at 00800 031 5421 or drop them an email at admissions@med.unic.ac.cy.

Their Admissions Advisors will be next to you throughout the entire application process.  Answering all of your questions from course details to accommodation and visa requirements, these advisors will provide you with guidance until you arrive at the university.

Apply now and find out more about the University of Nicosia Medical School

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