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Studying medicine - mature age student

Postby today » Wed, 09 Dec 2009 5:06 pm

Hello

Have had trouble trying to find course for a European mature age graduate professional (senior MD at major company with PhD in maths) who wishes to study medicine or a pre-med course in Singapore. Previous studies in biology & chemistry were 1st year undergrad level as part of French Grandes Ecoles engineering degree and that was 20 years ago. Age 40.

Any clues anyone?

Many thanks!

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Postby ngkahhui » Wed, 09 Dec 2009 10:44 pm

I have one question, why you want to do go for studying medicine?
It is a big risk for you to do a mid-age career switch

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Postby today » Wed, 09 Dec 2009 11:21 pm

long held deep interest in medicine, current career at crossroads, aware of the risks

mature age graduate entry in the UK not uncommon, but what is sought is a Singapore based medical degree or pre-med programme without long commitment to stay in Singapore after graduation

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Postby taxico » Thu, 10 Dec 2009 8:45 pm

have you checked out Duke medical school in singapore?? its MD program is grad entry only, tied up with the Singapore Govt.

they have an emphasis on churning out research physicians, but it's a legit & prestigious american medical degree for all purposes.

it's not easy getting in, but you may qualify. next entry is 2011 or 2012 i think. 2010 is out. apply early.

otherwise there's Monash Malaysia University's MBBS (also accepted by SMC). i know little about it.

both schools are good for future registration in singapore. if you have a deep love for medicine, you MUST pursue it or you will always regret not doing so (you know what i mean).

ngkahhui: many/most medical students overseas (especially in north america) are older, more mature persons because med school requires a basic degree first.

in fact, many of the dedicated/good physicians i know actually had a mid-career change/entered the medical profession late in their lives.

it's usually the younger doctors who have a tendency to stop practicing medicine in the first 10-15 years after graduating med school.

the older ones usually stick with it for life, doing much good for everyone.

taxico, B.S., M.D. (!)
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Postby today » Thu, 10 Dec 2009 9:08 pm

Thank you!!

will check out your refs

and thank you for the encouragement!

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Postby wcs » Fri, 11 Dec 2009 4:51 am

If you are wanting to stay in Singapore whilst studying the Duke-NUS programme is the better option.

The Monash programme is taught in Malaysia. The first two years are at the Sunway campus in KL, and the latter years are at the new facilities in JB. This course is based on the same medical course taught in Australia, and is the only overseas medical degree accredited by Australian authorities.

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Postby today » Fri, 11 Dec 2009 5:18 am

Many thanks wcs


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