All you need to know about medical schools in Czech Republic
MD | MBBS Degree
Doctor of Medicine (also referred as M.D., from the Latin Medicinae Doctor) is a medical degree. In the vast majority of countries, the M.D. implies an undergraduate degree awarded upon graduation from medical school. In the United States, and some other countries, the M.D. implies a professional graduate degree. In the United States, this generally arose because many in 18th-century medical professions trained in Scotland, which used the M.D. degree nomenclature. In England, however, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery was used and eventually in the 19th century became the standard in Scotland too. Thus, in the United Kingdom, Ireland and other countries, the M.D. is a research doctorate, higher doctorate, honorary doctorate or applied clinical degree restricted to those academic professionals who already hold a degree in medicine; in those countries, the equivalent professional to the North American and some others use of M.D. is still typically titled Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.)
Study MD | MBBS in the Czech Republic
There are several advantages to studying medicine abroad, ad especially in the Czech Republic. Studying medicine in Europe holds several advantages when compared to studying medicine in the US or Canada. A European MD degree will include some of the best standards in the world and offer top-rate medical education and training. Medical universities in the Czech Republic, for instance, have centuries of prestigious legacy and have give rise to some of the leading physicians and doctors in the world today.
Unfortunately, European medical schools are sometimes perceived as mediocre or “not up to par” with medical schools in the US and Canada. However, this is a misconception. Medical programs in the Czech Republic and in Europe meet the highest standards of modern medicine and many doctors, who studied in Europe, practice in the United States, UK, and Canada.
Reference: M.D Int. Academy
What you need to know about studying your MD | MBBS
The MD or MBBS programme usually lasts 6 years. The degree is mostly divided into two main parts – The Pre-Clinical and the Clinical part.
Many students get scared with the fact that the degree lasts 6 years but if you think about it, the pre-clinical part would equal any other BA at any university and the clinical part would be the practical side.
Once graduated, you will be a certified doctor from the country you have achieved your degree. In Europe, within the European Union, a professional doctor holding an MD degree can move around to other countries members of the EU and work without any restrictions, however, it is advisable to double-check the licensing regulations of your country as it is highly likely that you will need to issue a license through what’s usually called residence or internship.
*Note that this period is usually paid and you are already working as a medical doctor.
After completing your MD degree, you will likely search for a specialisation programme at a teaching hospital. This is usually a job you take and you will learn along you deal with real cases as a doctor in real life.
According to the site medscape.com, salaries in Europe for MD’s may be anywhere from 100K /year to 170K /year.
*This is based on different reports and other sources and is not accurate to 100%.
There’s not one best place to study for an MD but certainly there are a number of excellent universities that offer great academic and opportunity offers. We, as specialists in the Czech Republic can confidently recommend Charles University, The First Faculty of Medicine and Palacky University in the city of Olomouc.