Studying Abroad: Budding doctor looks east to cut costs

Sarah Mullarkey graduated as a nurse in Galway before deciding to go back to university to study medicine - but she did so in Slovakia.

20th July, 2013
Sarah Mullarkey: 'I'm beginning to think I would actually appreciate an intern year as a doctor.' Photo: Andrew Downes

Sarah Mullarkey graduated as a nurse in Galway before deciding to go back to university to study medicine - but she did so in Slovakia.

"I was finishing up as a nursing intern but had decided I really wanted to do medicine. I figured I would sit the Gamsat [admission exam into postgraduate medicine]," said Mullarkey.

Shortly after that, she heard about an entrance exam to the medicine faculty of Pavol Jozef Safarik University (known...

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