The idea of leaving home to study medicine in a foreign country was daunting at first, but looking back at it now, I consider it one of the best decisions that I’ve ever made. From the very beginning of our studies, we are routinely sent on placements to different clinics where we get to interact with patients. This experience has allowed me to develop key clinical skills from a very early stage of my studies, a privilege that not a lot of other medical programmes offer.
Also, the PBL sessions are an excellent learning tool, where we not only supplement the knowledge we get from the lectures but also apply it to clinical cases, giving us a taste of how to approach real-life medical scenarios. Being able to study for a British medical degree in Cyprus is a wonderful experience. The Island itself is picturesque with fantastic sights to be discovered everywhere. The Medical School has a vibrant social scene with fun events being organised by students, for students. I’ve had the pleasure of being able to meet a diverse group of people from all across the world and make friendships that will last a lifetime.