All Medical and Dental graduates that have graduated from non-EU Medical Universities and want to practice in EU countries including the UK must register at the respective Medical or Dental Councils before they are allowed to apply for their specialization. These graduates have one of the following two options that they can choose from before they are allowed to register;
- To attend and pass examinations in the subjects that are not recognized in their degree by the Ministry of Education in the respective country as well as sitting for the licensed state exam. Here, they will need to have their degree recognized by the respective Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health, the criteria by which they decide includes the student’s detailed syllabus of studies, the number of hours per subject covered in both theory and practicals, internship and clerkships rotations etc. Usually, this process lasts between 1 to 1.5 years.
- Be admitted as a transfer student in the 5th or 6th year of an English taught medical or dental course earning an MD (medicine) or DMD (dentistry) degree from the local university which is fully recognized within the EU.
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