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The transition from high school to university: a medical student’s perspective

Authors Juma FZ, Abas T, Banu S

Received 10 June 2016

Accepted for publication 16 June 2016

Published 9 September 2016 Volume 2016:7 Pages 517—518

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/AMEP.S114753

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Editor who approved publication: Dr Anwarul Azim Majumder


Fatema Zehra Juma, Tamkin Abas, Shiria Banu

Manchester Medical School, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

As medical students from the University of Manchester, we read the study by Siri et al1 with great interest. We believe that the issue raised in this study is of exceptional significance and agree that the transition phase is an important and challenging chapter in one’s life. The move from high school to university life is a difficult one and students must adapt to changes in the style of learning required, adopt financial responsibility, and develop social and personal independence. Struggling in any one of these aspects can influence student experience and potentially prevent students from progressing on the course and may lead to them dropping out of university. It is therefore important that the transition phase is given more attention and targeted with additional support such as the Cursos Probatorios de Ingreso (“preparatory courses for admission”) in Paraguay.1

View original paper by Siri and colleagues.

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