Have you considered completing your post graduate studies abroad? You don’t know where to start?
Well…I did. But thanks Allah there were many helpful people (and books!) around.
Where did it all start? Let me remember…
I have just started my internship then…when I decided to go into hematology.
Ist of all I did 2 months there as an intern. The department knew me well by then. I then got the job.
The choice came later, whether to complete the post graduate studies here or abroad.
I had to set with the whole family for few times until everybody agreed that it is better to study abroad, as I have a scholarship.
2nd step was: where to go?
My choice was Canada. It is a very friendly country, great training programs, people are coming back as leaders, and I know many people there.
Later I had to take the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Exam (MCCEE). No application can be ever received without its result. I took it in May 2005.
How to prepare for it? My advice is:
1- Make sure you have enough time to study…3 months if working, 1 month if not (or light job).
2- Try as many MCQs as you can.
3- Memorize 2 books: any book for the USMLE Step 2 + a good book in psychiatry. (Colleagues who took the exam recently advised to read a book in behavioral sciences, too. For example: High yield behavioral sciences).
4- Refer to Toronto Notes as required.
I used this plan and I got a pretty good mark alhamduliAllah.
To be continued…