I´m new to the forum. I´m from the USA and I live in Barcelona, Espanya (yeah that´s how it´s spelled here in Catalunya). Right now I´m studying Spanish at the Universitat de Barcelona in a program for extranjeros. I am making my way toward a medical degree, and I´m trying to make my plan for 2009.
Firstly I will say, I am not interested in studying in my country for various reasons. If you want to talk about them, send me a message.
I´ve been researching different medical programs in the (huge) spanish-speaking world and I´m curious about Argentina. I have friends here in Barcelona from Argentina who speak very highly of the education there. Particularly a friend who studied medicine at UNC (Córdoba). She said the education there was equal to the education I would receive here in Barcelona. Researching Córdoba led to researching Buenos Aires and la UBA, which also looks like a stellar program for medicine! Can anyone give me their opinions about the medical education there? I´m interested in everyone´s thoughts, but particularly the experience of foreigners like me. What is the quality of education? How are the facilities? How is the instruction? If you have graduated, how has your experience been post-grad. Have you found work?
I was talking to a friend of mine yesterday, and she was warning me about the hierarchy of degrees. About the way that the world looks at different degrees. For example, if I have a degree from Argentina I may have fewer opportunities than a person with a degree from a European institution. I think she has a point with that one, but I always tend to rebel against these kinds standards. I will go for the education if it´s high quality. I won´t lie, Argentina is very appealing because it is economically feasible for me. It´s much cheaper than Barcelona to live there and my savings go a lot farther there, for sure. So what do I do? If anyone can advise me in ANY way, I would love to hear your ideas! I already made a post like this in the UB forum in Spanish but I haven´t received any response yet!
Thank you in advance!