Charles University Medicine

Studying Medicine in Czech Republic: Charles University Medicine (An honest Perspective)

This article is a submission from José Silva, a Portuguese International Medicine Graduate who studied medicine in Europe; Czech Republic. I reached out to José and asked him if he could share some of his story, particularly his experiences getting into med and studying at Charles University Faculty of Medicine, Pilsen. Like mine, his story …

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Medical School Curriculum Types

Medical school curriculum types (Pros & Cons)

Medical schools operate differently both at a national and international level. Their curriculum’s, mostly decided by the institutions themselves, are broadly based on (or a mixture of) four main types; block scheduling, non-block scheduling, problem-based learning (PBL) and clinical. Most schools also operate on a systems-based or non-systems approach to the first and second years …

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is medical school fun

is medical school fun? (8 Ways to Improve your Med School Experience)

Medical school, for most of us, is stressful rather than fun. But this is entirely subjective; depending on the habits, opinions, study strategy and hobbies of your average med student. Mindset, most importantly, is what determines the real answer to this question. As well as overall outlook. Ask most students however and they’ll often tell …

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How Do Medical Students Practice Surgery?

how do medical students practice surgery? (Silicon Pads, Pigs Feet & More)

Medical students can practice surgery with their own surgical training kits and their own ingenuity. Common things we use to master particular techniques include specially designed silicon mats or pads, an array of fruits and even pigs feet. Before eventually moving on to performing smaller techniques, under supervision, in the operating rooms on surgery rotations. …

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Do All Medical Students Have To Dissect A Cadaver?

do all medical students have to dissect a cadaver? (My Personal Experience Among Dead Bodies)

Not all medical students have to dissect cadavers as part of their medical training. Some schools however, particularly the more established and long-running, do make it compulsory. But this answer also depends on local and national laws permitting access to cadavers, as well as the supply. In my own experience as an international student at …

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