Aswad Khan – Palacky University

The summer of 2013 was without doubt the most life-changing time period of my life, quite possibly the most eventful I will ever have. The idea of taking a gap year was what I always thought I would spend this year doing, exploring the world, undergoing new experiences, maturing into an independent man ready for the responsibilities of Medical School. I could not be more pleased that Tutelage allowed me to do something so much better. A family friend of mine through the free of charge education consultants ‘Tutelage’ sat the entrance exam for The University of Palacky to study General Medicine in May, securing his place at the beginning of summer. Soon after this my parents sat me down and told me about this option, however I sternly said no. Studying abroad for the six most important years of my life just wasn’t a thought I would even consider. My parents were never going to let my stubbornness allow me to miss out on such a great opportunity and a week after our previous conversation I half heartedly began studying for the Palacky Entrance Examination. Later that summer I travelled to London, meeting Tutelage receiving advice for how to go about the examination process and what I should expect studying abroad. One of the advisors at Tutelage is currently studying in Europe, such firsthand advice was very valuable to me. After having all my questions honestly answered for I returned from London knowing I wanted this. I had the motivation I was searching for. All the hard work had paid off and it was definitely the best summer I have ever had. Two weeks after securing my place at The University of Palacky. I flew off to the Czech Republic with Tutelage, as a medical student, quite surreal really. My first worry of how I would settle into a foreign country was settled, after travelling here in the plane with Tutelage, they helped me and my newly made friends with our accommodation, setting up finances and teaching us everything we needed to know about Olomouc. Now after having been here for nearly a year I can give an honest opinion as to how this whole experience has been. Counting my journey from when I started studying last summer to now, what I’ve undergone has been more character developing than I could have ever imagined, and to think that if it wasn’t for my conversation with Tutelage I would never have came. First and foremost the amount I’ve learnt this year has been incredible, unlimited access to human cadavers makes it the most practical hands on method of studying Anatomy possible. In my opinion there is no better way to learn about the human body than to actually see it in flesh. Such a privilege is not offered in most Medical Schools which to me is the biggest bonus of studying here. Secondly to address a concern I had, the English of the teachers here is of a very high standard. So if that was a concern then you no longer need to worry about it. Lastly, how many people will you meet who can say, “I graduated with a Medical/Dental degree from the Czech Republic”, that is something so unique. An experience very few can claim to have undergone. Proving how much you really want it with the necessary commitment a doctor needs. I mentioned earlier that I wanted to explore the world, undergo new experiences and mature into an independent man ready for the responsibilities of Medical School. I can assure you that this year has done that and much more for me. I couldn’t be more grateful for what Tutelage has done for me, from kick-starting my journey, both mentally and physically, getting me here and then even now reassuring me with advice whenever I contact them. Let them answer your queries and guide you through to your place at Medical School. You won’t look back, I promise. If you take on the challenge then good luck to you and I will hopefully see you soon. Thank you Tutelage

Aswad Khan

Palacky University

2016-06-15T04:47:34+00:00

Aswad Khan

Palacky University

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