Foreign students in the UK
- By: Edelyn Brawidjojo
Being a junior doctor in the United Kingdom is not easy. And it's even harder if you are from beyond the European Union. I came to the UK to study at medical school, with a dream of a better life. Not long after gaining my MB BS (bachelor of medicine, bachelor of surgery) degree, I found many obstacles to pursuing my career that were outside of my control.
Finishing medical school was like the beginning of a fight in my medical career. One of the top wishes for students like me, who have paid high “overseas” fees, is job security so that these debts can be paid off. Unfortunately, this is lacking.
We were a trial year at medical school-the first generation following a new curriculum. Many senior doctors were cynical about the new way of training. I survived and enjoyed my preregistration house officer year (which is now called