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How to choose medical courses in the USA that will really give a good education

For the past 20 years, the United States has been constantly lacking medical workers, and there has been a huge and ever-growing demand for medical staff in the country. And demand, as you know, creates supply. Schools offering medical courses in America are a dime a dozen. But, unfortunately, quantity does not always mean quality. You can spend a lot of money on a course and at the end get a minimum of knowledge from the category of general information, no practice and a diploma with which most employers will not even look at you (because they already know the price of graduates of this school).

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In this regard, the question arises: how to distinguish a really good school that provides a quality education from charlatans who take advantage of the situation?

First, you need to understand that standard criteria such as price, course duration, and schedule flexibility are not enough.

The school needs to be assessed on four more important parameters:

1. Don't spit on the laws

A school teaching medical professions (and not only them) must be licensed by the state in which it operates, and its courses must be certified by the local department of education. These are obvious requirements, which, unfortunately, are not met by all institutions offering their educational services. Moreover, out of naivety or ignorance, immigrants often do not even ask if the school has a license. And then, pecking at a low price, they get knowledge that does not meet state standards, and even if they do, a diploma issued by an institution without a license has about the same power as a check or passport drawn by your child. Would you go with such “documents” to a bank or an airport? That's the same! .. So no one will take you to work with such a piece of paper.

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2. A good school is more than a business

Usually newcomers come to schools of medical professions, people who have absolutely no experience in medicine. They see good salaries, high demand for these professions and sign up for the course. At the same time, most often they vaguely understand what and how they will have to do in a new job after graduation. A good school does not set itself the goal of selling the course to the client at all costs, it wants to give him useful and appropriate knowledge. The administrators of such a school conduct interviews with prospective students in order to better know their character, work experience and select the appropriate course based on these data. In addition, they explain in detail to potential students the essence of their future work even before they pay for the course.

A good school wants to turn out motivated professionals, not defrauded consumers who have been foisted a service that doesn't suit them.

3. Quantity matters

The size of the group greatly affects the success of the course. After all, you are going to study (a difficult profession and in a rather intensive mode), and not to a party, so the fewer people, the better. In this case, it will be easier for you to get access to the teacher for individual consultation, he will be able to devote more time to each student, answer the questions of all students. Smaller classes allow for closer student-teacher interaction and tend to produce better results.

Photo courtesy of Institute of Career Continuity (ICC)

4. “Out of sight, out of mind” is not about education.

A good school differs from a very good one in that the latter supports its graduates throughout the long journey of finding a job and adapting to a new career. This includes help in writing a resume, preparation for an interview, and even advice from teachers when you have already found a job, but still need the support of a more experienced friend.

Where to find such a school

All of the qualities listed above combined New York School Institute of Career Continuity (ICC). Its experts have developed Over 20 New York State Licensed Courses in clinical and administrative medical specialties. After completing most of these programs, graduates can work not only in the state of New York, but also in any other region of the United States.

Register for courses at Institute of Career Continuity Anyone can do it - no experience in medicine is required. You must provide an identity card (ID), school certificate or diploma of higher education, as well as pass a special test for knowledge of English CELSA.

The school takes each student through three important stages on the way to a new career:

1. Find yourself

At the first stage, administrators ICC conduct an interview with each student who wants to become their student and select the course that best suits his skills and abilities at the moment. They are interested in the fact that at the end of the course you will go on the path of building a long career, and not be disappointed and leave everything after a couple of months.

2. Create yourself

The second stage is direct learning. Students are grouped into small groupswith experienced teachers. Each of them built a successful career in medicine, and then moved into teaching, where they have gained at least 10 years of experience.

Photo courtesy of Institute of Career Continuity (ICC)

All necessary textbooks are provided to students free of charge. They contain all the best that is known in the field of teaching in a particular specialty. These books have been compiled by specialized consultants and their content is certified by the New York State Department of Education. The training includes theoretical and practical parts so that graduates not only know what they need to do, but also develop the necessary skills.

The course ends with an exam, according to the results of which graduates receive a certificate certifying their qualifications.

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3. Find your company

Then the third, no less interesting stage of cooperation with the school begins. Specialists ICC hold meetings where help graduates write a resume correctly - highlight the necessary points and remove the excess. They are also prepared for interviews, taught to answer tricky questions from recruiters and present themselves and their knowledge correctly.

Material prepared in partnership with

Institute of Career Continuity

Address: 17 Battery Place, Suite 636
New York, NY, 10004
Tel: 212-335-0711

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