Medical Doorway were specially invited to present at The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh on Monday 10th April. The “Aspire” event brought over two-hundred students and parents to learn about all aspects of applying to medical school. Ben Ambrose spoke at length about studying medicine in Europe to the eager audience. The event was held with our partners The Medic Portal.
Delegates learned about the Medical Doorway process of matching universities to the individual requirements of students. Medical Doorway’s unique relationship with the truly highest ranked central European universities means we are the preferred organisation for medicine stakeholders.
Attendees had the chance to learn about Medical Doorway’s partner universities and what it takes to be an international medical student. With an increasing number of students exploring international medical studies, delegates were informed of the opportunities and challenges. The potential pitfalls of dealing with fee charging agencies were also highlighted.
Now that the BREXIT process has started the presentation contained an update on this. With BREXIT and the introduction of the UKMLA, students are aware of the need to choose their university very carefully. With a number of unranked universities being promoted by fee charging agents, it now important that students do detailed research. Not all universities are necessarily guaranteed to prepare graduates for the UKMLA and future registration in the UK. Students were advised to choose universities that have established a track record of successful graduate employment as well as a high international ranking.
Medical Doorway have a packed itinerary of school visits and outreach presentations. Later in April, Medical Doorway will be at presenting at teacher conferences in Nottingham and Cambridge. In June Medical Doorway will once again be presenting at the Royal Society of Medicine career advisor conference.