My Journey of Studying Medicine in a European Country

It has been my dream for as long as I remember to be a doctor, however my A-level grades were not competitive enough for studying medicine in my home country (the UK). I was crushed so I began searching online for alternatives and found a company called “Medlink Students” which got me very curious, and I was hopeful again that I could achieve my dream job.

I contacted them and told them my grades; CCC, which seemed to reach the minimum requirement. I then filled up the application form and perfected my personal statement. I got a reply one hour after enquiring on the Medlink Students site and they were very helpful. They gave me some advice on how to make my personal statement more appealing and suggested some improvements. Once everything was perfect, I was asked if I had spoken to one of the students currently going through this program and I said no, so they said they’ll get someone to call me. I spoke to a  British second-year medical student, who described the Romanian university and the course, student life, and the city and ofcourse I had to ask about the nightlife! Everything sounded amazing and I was so excited. So I agreed to enter the next stage of the process.

All this was free of charge until now. When I decide that I want to start my application for a medical university in Europe. They explain the expenses involved with preparing the paperwork and it came up to roughly £2000 that would cover the university’s application fee, translation, accommodation, a tour around the city & uni, and academic mentoring in my first year, plus ongoing 6 years of support. I discussed it with my parents who were skeptical at first so we arranged to meet someone at the bank who said that if it was a registered company, my money was protected and then they checked the Companies House UK gov website and confirmed that it was listed. So we decided to send the payment and I was feeling both scared and excited.

Thankfully it all worked out and the agency has been beyond helpful! I’ve now been in Craiova, Romania for 2 years. It has been the most challenging and life-changing experience I’ve ever had. I love the city and the people here. During the first 2 weeks of being here, I felt overwhelmed, but the Medlink Students representatives helped me settle in and integrate. They gave me personal and academic advice when I needed it.

I’m still in contact with my advisor, who helped me when I first came here, we study together sometimes. He introduced me to many other international students who went through this process already, which helped me meet more people and make friends more easily.

The medical course has been great and I’m enjoying it so much, it’s taught in English, but I’ve started learning Romanian – it’s a fairly easy language and has helped me make loads of friends – even though most people here speak English anyway! Overall, I loved it and I’ve had an amazing experience, it’s made me a stronger person and gave me the opportunity to study what I love. I would recommend using Medlink Students to come here.

I’m just happy that this opportunity was available to me and would like more people to know about this golden opportunity of studying medicine in Romania via a trusted company like Medlink Students. If you have any questions, fire up!

Hope you enjoyed my review.

Submitted by Sarah.

Author: Sarah Nawras

I talk about studying medicine in Eastern Europe.

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