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The Sofia Medical University is considered one of the oldest universities in the Bulgarian capital. SMU is also regarded as a significant scientific hub and a renowned science centre in the Balkans. The student reviews shares the experiences and journey of a medical student studying medicine in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Watch the full video below and read on for profiles from three current students at SMU in Bulgaria.

Hear Medicine Students’ Stories About Study & Life at SMU Bulgaria

Rajiv, First-year medical student, Sofia Medical University.

How did you find out about Studying Medicine in Georgia?

He couldn’t get the required grades for him to get into medicine in the UK so he tried looking for other options in order to pursue medicine as a profession. He then came across SME who helped him throughout the process.

What is your favourite thing about your programme?

The best thing he finds about the course is that all his professors speak in English therefore there is no communication barrier and he easily comprehends all his subjects. He is very appreciative of the fact that he asks his professors about all his queries. The course is very practicals he gets to study on cadavers even though he has just begun his medical school.

Molly, First-year medical student, Sofia Medical University.

How did the Applications team help you?

Feeling devastated after not scoring the required results in her A-levels, she needed to look for other options because she couldn’t get into medical school in the UK. After contacting SME, she got into Sofia and was highly impressed with how quickly the whole process worked. She was collected at the airport, then given a city tour, was given her own contract and a bank account was also opened for her which let her get a working sim card within 24 hours of her landing in Sofia.

What was it like arriving at your new city and getting set up?

According to her, she finds the city to be very friendly and interesting as there are many places to see like cathedrals, museums. And the very famous Patricia Mountain. She also enjoys cafes and flower restaurants where one can enjoy the local food. She also feels that Sofia is a student-friendly city as one can easily manage expenses while enjoying at the same time.

What is your favourite thing about your programme?

She finds it really helpful that all the professors build a connection with you as they all speak in English and that made her feel more confident and relaxed. She was also extremely satisfied because the group sizes in the course were quite small and thus gave an opportunity to professors to focus on all students individually. Also, the quick notes which professors provided at the end of each class proved to be very helpful for her.

How has SME helped you achieve your academic dream?

She is happy to recommend SME to others as she claims that if you want to pursue medicine then there should be no one stopping you.

Arun, First-year medical student, Sofia Medical University.

How did you find out about Studying Medicine in Georgia?

He found out about SME from a fellow pharmacist whom he had worked with earlier and he explained how SME had helped him in his career and effectively been a huge part of his success.

How did the Applications team help you?

He is very content with how SME works. The team helped him with everything from application forms to all kinds of reference letters which were needed. The legalizing and notarizing of these letters is a tough and time taking task but he is so glad that the SME team was there to take care of everything and before he knew it, he got a call to book his flight to Sofia. He is hence pleased with his experience with SME.

What was it like arriving at your new city and getting set up?

The apartment which he had was something he could have only dreamt of in the UK. He acknowledges the fact that Sofia is such a student-friendly place that one can live here as they could never dream of in the UK.

How has SME helped you achieve your academic dream?

He highly recommends SME to anyone who wants to study medicine in Bulgaria.


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