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Exchange programs in Medicine (with the Netherlands)

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Hi! So I really wanted to study in the Netherlands but I thought it'd be too much of a hassle to apply for the student visa, scholarships, costs ect. I know I'm going to pursue medicine (Radiology most probably) but then I thought I don't have to apply to a Dutch university, I could just apply for an exchange program after getting into a university right here in Canada, or the US. The one thing I really worry about, is the Dutch language. Should I start learning it if I want to study medicine there (for a year long exchange probably)? Is it absolutely mandatory if even on an exchange? I heard that in the Netherlands, medicine is taught only in Dutch. Is this true? I'm in Grade 9, so I still have a couple years to work on it. (Yes I know I have planned out quite early :P )

Thanks for the replies.

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@Arrowhead

It's not that I'm worried about Med school as much as I am about proficiency in the Dutch language. If I'm going to go to the Netherlands to face University level Dutch, I might as well prepare now, right?

I guess the title was kinda misleading..

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Finding this information is as simple as googling Medical Schools Netherlands, clicking on their websites, finding the relevant course and looking at their Language requirements...

I imagine undergraduate Medicine might possibly be in English, but the moment you move into Clinical Medicine you might find Dutch somewhat essential to communicate with patients. It is also my personal opinion that Medicine is a very awkward subject to do transfers or exchanges in as the course is so intense and varied between Universities. Doing a year elsewhere could well mean massive gaps in your knowledge and a need to repeat that year, simply from the course structure being different to where you started.

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