Study an Accelerated Medical Degree in Europe in English

Updated on 21/05/2024 in
Study 4-year Advanced MD in Europe in English

One of the noblest professions in the world is also one of the most difficult. Being a doctor is not just a prestigious career. It is a commitment to help others and save lives. When human life is on the line, the importance of education comes in the first place.

Medical programmes in Europe normally last 6 years. And after medical school, students enrol in postgraduate and speciality training.

There are, however, certain exceptions, such as accelerated medicine degrees.

The fast-track medical pathway in Europe is designed for graduates with similar degrees and work experience (e.g. biomedical/life science graduates and health care professionals).

What is an accelerated medical route in Europe?

The terms "Fast track degree in medicine", "Graduate entry medicine", "Graduate medical pathway", "Advanced medicine", and "Accelerated medicine" all refer to the same: an option that allows you to enter into the 2nd or 3rd year of a conventional 6-year course and get a medical degree. At the end of the day, it's the same medical course that just goes under different names in different European countries.

As we mentioned, this course is for degree holders or students who want to transfer from biomedical sciences to medicine or dentistry. But how does this pathway actually work?

To apply for an accelerated MD in Europe, you must present a transcript of your previous higher education studies. Subjects, study hours, and credit hours will all be assessed. You can shorten your studies by entering an undergraduate medical course's 2nd or 3rd year. Based on that, you will be able to get your medical degree in 4 or 5 years.

Can I do an advanced MD in Europe?

Yes, you can. As long as you set your mind and decide to become a doctor, there will always be a way.

Medicine is a fascinating and fulfilling job that allows you to make a significant difference in people's lives. It's a well-paying, well-respected job with bright possibilities.

Graduate entry pathways in the medical field are open for domestic and international students. Several European medical schools offer accelerated graduate entry in medicine. Graduate applicants can benefit from affordable tuition fees, living costs, and flexible entry requirements.

You can enter medical school in Europe without an entrance exam and an interview (e.g. medical schools in Georgia).

Other medical schools require you to take a simple entry exam, an interview, or an English test (e.g. most medical schools in Poland).

All universities we work with are recognised by the major medical councils worldwide, such as GMC and AMA.

Which European medical schools offer accelerated MD?

We have created a complete list of 100+ best medical universities that teach medicine in English in Europe, but the best where you can apply for this programme are:

Medical University of Silesia, Medical University of Lodz, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, (Poland)

Poland is one of the best places to study medicine abroad in terms of high-quality education, affordable living costs and tuition fees. All three universities introduced English language programmes in the late 1990s or early 2000s and have over 20 years of experience teaching medicine to international students.

The tuition fees for accelerated MD programmes in Poland range from €10,300 to €15,000.

Which Other Countries Offer Graduate Entry Medicine in English?

The Caribbean Medical Universities, adhering to the mantra of 'Sun, Sea & Study Medicine', offer accelerated MD programs that could be completed in a 4-year study course. Their no-entrance exam policy is for applicants who hold a science bachelor's or college degree.

How to fast-track a medical degree?

To apply for a medicine accelerated route in Europe, you need to:

  1. Present a copy of your previous university transcript

  2. Have a valid passport

  3. Have a good level of English

Through the years, we have helped many medical students find the most suitable programmes in medicine or dentistry and pursue their dreams of becoming qualified doctors.

Medlink Students assist graduates in defining the best medical education option based on their personal preferences regarding medical schools, living costs, and tuition fees.

If you choose to be a part of our growing family, we guarantee 100% acceptance into an accelerated MD in English.

Ehsaan’s story

Ehsaan could not gain entry into a medicine course after high school, so he pursued a course in Science as a last resort. After completing his Bachelor's (BSc), he decided to only study Biomedical Science as a stepping stone into medicine.

The student did not enjoy the course but passed with 60%. Ehsaan had dreamed of becoming a doctor his whole life, and he did not see himself settling into a limited career as a laboratory worker.

He continued to work in a laboratory without telling anybody that he was applying for graduate entry medicine in the UK. Ehsaan wrote a killer personal statement, prepared for months for the universities' tough entrance exams, and demonstrated his thorough knowledge in the interviews, yet he still wasn't good enough to be offered a place.

He did the same for 2 years in a row, even paying interview coaches to improve his interview skills but to no avail. He had already heard that people had been going to pursue medicine in Europe but did not dare to go through with it. After all, it is indeed tough to move abroad all alone.

Ehsaan was fed up with a job he did not enjoy, so he began considering European graduate entry options. He learned about his options via the Medlink Students' advisers. He considered the accelerated route in Poland, Ukraine and Georgia.

He weighed his options by considering finances and narrowed his options down until he made a decision. Then he jetted to Europe and was helped every step of the way by Medlink Students.

Book a FREE consultation with one of our advisors and find out about your options for studying medicine or dentistry in Europe.

Article written by Dr Sam El Mais
Dr Sam El Mais, MD, MSc, BSc, graduated from a renowned medical school in Romania in 2019. He uses his professional knowledge and personal experience to guide students on crucial aspects such as university selection, admissions processes, and cultural adjustments.
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6 comments on “Study an Accelerated Medical Degree in Europe in English”

  1. I have a two years national diploma in science laboratory technology and I want to apply for a four years md program

  2. Greetings, and after that, I am a Norwegian medical student, studying 4md at Poznan University in the fourth grade. Is there a possibility for you to transfer my studies to your university, and what are the requirements? Thank you very much and kind regards

    Tamara Hussain
    Oslo Norway

    1. Hey Tamara! Thank you for contacting us. This is an excellent question that is best answered in person after considering your situation. You can do that for free here It takes only 10 seconds and one of our advisors will contact you as soon as possible.

  3. Hello,

    Can I follow this accelerated medical degree if I have no bachelor in the medican domain? I studied IT.

    Thank you,

    1. Hey! Thank you for contacting us. This is an excellent question that is best answered in person after considering your situation. You can do that for free here It takes only 10 seconds, and one of our advisors will contact you as soon as possible.

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