Become a Doctor of Oriental Medicines With Online Degree Courses

Friday, September 28, 2012

Naturopathy is a perfect paradigm of alternative natural healing technique, which has successfully taken aside the benefits of well established medicinal treatments. The success and benefits of naturopathy have given significant achievements in career prospects and have very well collaborated with the finest online alternative medicine schools. There is a wide range of online natural healing art classes, which successfully gear towards certificate and degree programs in broad variety of healing disciplines.

Foundation of alternative medicine lies in enhancing natural healing aspects of human body and thus teaches harmonious ways of treatments to expand their importance among masses. With improved and expanded health miracles in masses, career oriented online natural health courses are certainly the best possible choice to commence your career in. To earn an online holistic medicine degree it is crucial to be assertive towards your coursework as it requires constant practice and extreme hard work depending upon your specification and goal. One can choose from an accredited online oriental medicine school and can enroll for certificate or diploma courses to earn certification to commence career in the field.

Holistic medicine courses offer broad variety of healing art disciplines from acupuncture, naturopathy, chiropractic and Chinese medicine. The courses offered at natural health colleges are best to earn certification for career while most of the schools have their general specific prerequisites to fulfill. It is important to review programs that meet your interest criteria after it certainly matches with your eligibility. Students must show keen interest in becoming a naturopathy expert and must prove their educational knowledge in general biology, chemistry, physics and psychology.

Oriental medicine universities furnish extensive knowledge and training in the field of naturopathy and upon successful completion of courses students are prepared for independent practice sessions. Extensively large variety of medicinal schools offer flair training in essential oils, aromatherapy and herbology covering herbal medicine technique, which leads to different level of certification and can certainly accentuate practitioner's practice. Specialization in online chiropractic healing technique alternative schools require their students to have fair post secondary and college studies and also require a bachelor's degree.

As the field of holistic medicine requires highly educational qualification, the coursework in different specializations in the field may differ with different online training programs. Extend your educational qualification and make the most of its benefits as being assertive towards your goal is the most important aspect of seeking wise career in naturopathy.

How to Get Into Medicine at University in the UK

Thursday, September 20, 2012

We all know that it is very tough to get a place at university in the UK to study medicine. Why? Because competition is very very high. Now that isn't something that stopped me and it should not stop you. I am now going to study medicine at Peninsula in fact! Took a few attempts but I got there.

Anyway stories aside. Here is 6 top tips! (Not in any order)

1. Pick universities wisely. You can pick one university you want to go to but don't be silly and pick all 4 choices solely on where you want to go. I suggest 3 strategical choices and 1 as to where you really want to go.

2. Nail the UKCAT. People say it's useless but I can't stress how much medical schools use it! Some purely pick you based on what your UKCAT score was! Ahem Manchester and few others. Some use cut off scores.

3. Get plenty of work experience. You must have medical work experience and some non medical work experience. Speak to your GP, you local hospital and if you struggle any family friends or relatives who are medical professionals.

4. If you take a gap year while reapplying to study medicine because you failed first time, DO NOT give up. The best thing you can do is become a Health care assistant!!! Great work experience and gives you plenty to talk about in an interview.

5. If you fail to get the necessary grades then you can either do a different degree or resit your exams in a gap year. I had this very dilemma and I think you should definitely resit your exams instead of just picking any other degree and trying to get into medicine after graduating. Not only will it help you go to a better university to do the other course but it will help when you come to apply afterwards!

6. Most importantly. NEVER GIVE UP! I failed my A level, got rejected from all 4 universities twice and then finally when I had my AAAB and 670 UKCAT in my hand I got 2 interviews and 2 offers! 3rd time lucky for me. I just wasn't meant to get in before. I know people who got these grades first time round but gave up and went to university to study another course who I feel like would have definitely got in IF they tried again.

Sun, Sand and Medical School

Monday, September 17, 2012

It's a cruel fact for would be medical students. Each year over 39,000 people apply for admission to a US medical school, but only about 47% are admitted. What do the remaining 53% do? Well, instead of sitting around feeling sorry for themselves, a huge number are running away to an island...... and going to medical school. One vacationer's beautiful tropical island is another student's campus. Some are gaining as good a reputation as those in the United States.

In the late 1970's Caribbean islands realizing that tourism can be fickle began to look for other streams of income. They hit upon the idea of medical schools, primarily for US students who were being shut out of medical schools in the United States. In a short time St Georges University in Grenada, (which benefitted from some unsuspecting exposure when the US invaded Grenada in 1983) Ross University on the island of Dominica and the American University of the Caribbean, originally on the island of Montserrat, opened their doors. They were and are extremely successful. In the years that followed it seemed a medical school opened on nearly every Caribbean island. The choice became as much about the quality of the education as what the island itself offered.

No one can doubt the success of St Georges University in Grenada. It was so successful, they have branched out to include a school of veterinary medicine, a school of arts and sciences and a graduate studies program. But maybe you can't take the steamy heat in Grenada. Maybe diving is your pastime. If so, head to Bonaire, the island known for its incredible diving and enroll in St James School of Medicine. The remote island of Sint Eustasius, (St Statia), is also known for its underwater beauty as well as the University of Sint Eustasius Medical School. If you get bored there, head to its neighbor island Saba and attend the University School of Medicine. Is a rainforest more your interest? Half of Belize is covered by rainforest and it has three medical schools, Grace University School of Medicine, Central American Health Sciences University and the American Global University School of Medicine. If you prefer your Caribbean islands with a Dutch influence, head for the Lesser Antilles. You can attend St Martinus in Curacao, or Xavier Univerity School of Medicine in Aruba, which has the added advantage of no MCATS for admission. Maybe the island of Nevis can tempt you with the Medical University of the Americas. Its neighbor, the island of St Kitts is positively flush with medical schools including St Theresa Medical University, Windsor University School of Medicine, and the University of Medicine and Health Sciences. The choice is yours.

With so many offerings, how do you choose? Cost is a big concern of course. All offer financial aid, though some are much cheaper than others. Saba boasts a cost of around ten thousand dollars a semester, considerably cheaper than its US competitors and the island competitors of St Georges University in Grenada and Ross University in Dominica. Lifestyle is a factor too. The island of Dominica is much less "Americanized" as far as food and shopping than either Grenada or Belize. The quality of education is also a major factor. All Caribbean medical students must take United States Licensing Exam, the USLE, after their second year of medical school. Grenada leads all the other islands with a first time pass rate of 84.4 percent. Dominica comes in second at 69.7 percent, while St Lucia scores a dismal 19.4 percent. Compare that to the US/Canada pass rate of around 95 percent, and you can see what you are up against.

While the quality of the Caribbean schools may not equal those in the United States, for a large population of want to be medical students, it's the only choice. Besides, you know what they call the St Lucia medical student who got the lowest passing score on the USLE? Doctor.