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February 17, 2019

Author:Oumayma Lahjouji

5th year medical student at Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Fez in Moroccothe Institute of Medical Faculty, Comenius University

My name is Oumayma Lahjouji, and I am a 5th year medical student at the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Fez in Morocco.

Since my first year in the Faculty, I have been a member of the “FeMSA” Fes medical student association, and I gained experience working in this association as its president in 2017/2018. Thanks to this great association, I had the chance to meet many foreign medical students who came for an internship at my hometown’s university hospital. When I met them, I always asked each one the same question: “How is the medical education system in your country?”

I was always fascinated when someone came from a country with an entirely different structure of medical education or health care system from ours in Morocco.

I was surprised to learn that in almost all other countries, medical studies take six years. In Morocco, it c...

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