The medical school personal statement is often the most difficult part of any application. The medical program consists of 5 years for those who take the traditional Hong Kong’s Advanced Level Examination ( HKALE ) for admission, or 6 years for those who take the new syllabus Hong Kong’s Diploma of Secondary School Education Examination ( HKDSE ). International students who take examinations other the two mentioned will be assessed by the schools to decide if they will take the 5-year program or the 6-year one.
But then I realized that I haven’t actually worked up, talked to, or been within ten feet of a real patient, doctor, or classmate for almost five months, so my arsenal of pathetic real life experiences has been severely depleted (although as an aside, isn’t fourth year of medical school just the most amazing thing ever?).
There are eight medical schools in South Africa , each under the auspices of a public university As the country is a former British colony , most of the institutions follow the British-based undergraduate method of instruction, admitting students directly from high school into a 6 or occasionally five-year program.
The growth of the school and its clinical system coincided neatly with support for basic science research and while the school remained true to its mission of training primary care physicians, by 1979 it had established a PhD program in the biomedical sciences, which became a school in its own right, followed by the Graduate School of Nursing, which opened in 1986.
For example if you need to attend the school after a year because you can’t move out to the school yet, but want to take that year to still get started on your degree, (maybe you have a baby and need to be at home with the baby so your family can help while you study) you can opt for the online learning curriculum that first year then in the second sign up to take your classes in the actual school setting.