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16-08-2009, 12:42 AM
There are 2 types of entry into Australian Medical Schools...undergraduate (5-6yrs) and graduate (undergrad degree, and then 4 yrs of med). Both entry grant you a MBBS upon completion. This indicates that either way you still have to undergo the same amount of postgrad training.
There's an increasing number of students who would opt for graduate-entry Medicine in Australia. I wonder why since it seems to be a longer alternative route
16-08-2009, 12:58 AM
yeah, i wonder why too, cos the undergrad thing seems to be so long ord, why opt for the longer one since you're pretty sure you wanted to do medicine all the way. But then, perhaps it's the fact that most Uni in Aus are offering grad-entry medicine now. There's one opinion I heard though is that it'll not be that much a financial burden to study medicine since you've ord graduated with a degree but then I can't really seem to get around the logic of this cos I'm not sure if there's actually extra time to work part time. And then there's this opinion about grad students being more mature.
16-08-2009, 04:31 PM
Personally, I think that doing medicine as a graduate degree is much better...
After pre-U, pursuing an undergraduate degree first fis important or student's to gain experience and be accustomed to university life. Besides, this is a time if transition from pre-U to university life which some students might not be able to get used to. Moreover, at this stage of life, students are still not mature enough to cope with stress and strain of studying such a heavy subject as medicine.
On the other hand, if medicine is studied as a graduate entry course, students will have been exposed to the real world and society. This makes them more mature and society-conscious. They also gained more experience from work in the real world, enabling them to make proper judgment and reasoning, and also think more maturely.
Well, this is just my 2 cents. I'm stating this just from my point of view and observation of medical students these 2 years. Anyhow, some students really do well doing medicine at undergraduate level while some should probably take it as a graduate-level entry. It all goes down to the capability, characteristics and passion of the student involved. :-)
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