Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceHigher Education (University +) · 4 months ago

Studying medicine at MIT after attending an Australian university?

Does MIT have any programs or medical schools after studying a prior 4 year degree? If not MIT, are there any other medical schools or programs around Boston / Mass? 

5 Answers

  • MS
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    MIT does not have a medical school.  However, MIT collaborates with Harvard on PhD/MD degrees and other medical-related graduate programs.  Harvard does have an excellent medical school - admissions are very selective and it is expensive.  

    Boston University and Tufts University both have medical schools and are located in Boston.

  • drip
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    You can go on any university’s web site to see what they offer.  

    Harvard’s Medical schools acceptance rate was 3.3% last year 

    As Ibu pointed out you will need the funds to attend. You will not qualify for any student loans. There is very little financial aid offered.

    Most information you need can be found with some online research.  

  • 4 months ago

    MIT does not have a medical school. Harvard Medical School is, of course, the most famous med school in the Boston area, but not the only one.

    However, foreign students must earn their bachelor's degree, completing premed program, in the US. Relatively few US med schools will consider foreign applicants. Those which do require proof of sufficient funds for all school + living expenses for all 4 years to apply - currently USD500,000 and up.

    If you're Australian, you want to earn your MD from an Australian med school, pass Australia's medical exams, and complete your residency (post-MD clinical training) in Australia. Your practicums & clinical work as part of your MD program, the contacts you make, the recommendations & referrals, are important in being able to obtain a residency position.

  • 4 months ago

    MIT does not have a medical school. 

    In the U.S., medical school is graduate school. You need a bachelor's degree (at least pending) to be considered for admission. 

    You can study any subject, but you will need to take the medical school prerequisite classes, which vary a bit by medical school but typically include a year of biology with lab, a year of physics with lab, a year of general chemistry with lab, organic chemistry, biochemistry, calculus or statistics, and English composition. Psychology is also a subject tested on the MCAT (Medical College Admission Test, which all U.S, medical schools require).

    If you do not take all of the classes as an undergraduate, you may take them in a post-bacc program, or even as a non-matriculating student at a university (but not a community college). 

    It is very difficult to be accepted to a U.S. medical school; no medical school has more than a 10% admission rate, and many have a far lower admission rate. Boston University, Harvard, and Tufts are the medical schools in the Boston/Cambridge area; their admissions rate for 2020 were 6%, 4%, and 6% respectively. 

    Many medical schools in the U.S. limit the number of international applicants they will accept. Many require at least a year of undergraduate coursework to be taken at a U.S. university, and some require proof of ability to pay. 

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  • TedEx
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    MIT has no medical  school, but Harvard, Tufts, Boston University do 

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