Medical school

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A medical school in Sabah, Malaysia.

A medical school is a place where medical students learn medicine. When they graduate from a medical school, they become a physician or a doctor. Medical Schools grant Doctor of Medicine (MD),[1] Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)[2][3][4][5] and sometimes Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degrees. Students take classes in human biology and disease then take a license exam to practice medicine.

Medical student[change | change source]

A medical student or student doctor is a person who has been accepted to a medical school and is studying to become a doctor. Medical students are typically required to learn about basic health, science, technology and the clinical practice of medicine. Medical students learn human anatomy,[6][7] physiology,[8][9] diseases, and different drugs.

Medical students are generally considered to be at the earliest stage of the medical career pathway. In some locations they are required to be registered with a government body.

Medical students typically engage in both basic science and practical clinical coursework during their tenure in medical school. Course structure and length vary greatly among countries.

Notable medical schools[change | change source]

USA[change | change source]

It might be needless to say that the Ivy League universities have one of the greatest medical schools in the world.[10][11][12][13] Generally, most large-scale American universities (such as Stanford University[14][15][16]) have a medical school.

Europe[change | change source]

UK[change | change source]

In the United Kingdom, Oxford University has made great medical textbooks through the Oxford University Press.[17][18] Imperial College London is also famous for their medical education.[19][20]

Mainland Europe[change | change source]

Karolinska Institutet is known as one of the greatest medical school in mainland Europe.[21][22][23] They are also involved in the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.[24]

Asia[change | change source]

Singapore[change | change source]

Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine[25][26] at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine[27][28] at Nanyang Technological University are famous medical schools with unique names. For graduate level, Duke-NUS Medical School[29][30][31][32] is operated with Duke University.[33][34][35]

Japan[change | change source]

Some major universities in Japan also includes a high quality medical school:

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