Athought considered by many to be more of a country town than a city, Adelaide has wonderful beaches, wines and a good music scene.  It’s not usually on the tourist route and hence is not so often visited on electives.  This is a good place to go, however, if you’ve done Australia before and want […]

One of the first things that I did before leaving for Australia to study medicine was to open up a checking account with Scotiabank here in Canada.  Scotiabank is a part of the Global ATM Alliance along with Westpac Bank in Australia, Bank of America, Barclays Woolwich in the UK, and Deutsche Bank.  As an […]

I am writing this post with a massive hangover.  Needless to say, the weekend that just past was indeed awesome.  Intermittent sleep totalling one hour is never good, but it’s a small price to pay.  Let’s start from the beginning… I decided to go visit some of my old university friends here in Canada over […]

The current Canada Bank Interest Rate for a medical student line of credit is at a low 3.5% which is also the current Canadian prime rate.  However, obtaining a medical student line of credit from any bank in Canada is quite difficult if you intend on studying abroad.  In the current economic crisis the banks […]

I’m officially a third year medical student. Man it seems like I woke up one day and here I am. Honestly the last couple of years have gone by incredibly fast. Oh I’m still as incompetent as before, but the difference now is that I’m able to hide it in front of patients a little […]

New Zealand is over-supplied with foreign doctors.  Roughly 4,000 have entered since 1992, and the country as a whole requires only 6,000 doctors to meet its demand.  These foreign doctors got in because a loose immigration policy did not check whether a person’s overseas qualification was recognised locally.  Many of these doctors are now sitting […]

It is a fact that most medical students will leave medical school with some form of debt.  In addition to medical school debt, some students also have loans from their undergraduate days.  It is not uncommon to have $100,000+ worth of debt by the time you graduate from medical school and some students studying in […]

For some people getting into medical school was the easy part. In the current economy, getting a loan to finance your education overseas can sometimes be even more difficult than getting into medical school. So if you’re a Canadian citizen and planning on studying medicine in Australia, Caribbean, UK, Ireland, or anywhere else in the […]

Unlike most student loans you get at the bank, OSAP does not require a co-signer. The maximum amount given to a student studying outside of Ontario or overseas is $210 a week. Therefore, if your study period is longer then you’re eligible for more funding. The trick to getting the maximum amount is to have […]

How to contact Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center to set up you medical student electives: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center 710 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032 Well known for its transplant program and its neurology department.  There is a busy ER.  It is a level 2 trauma center which can be upgraded to level 1 […]

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