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  1. #101
    Quote Originally Posted by Cattaclysmic View Post
    Hmm, I am in Med school. Nothing prevents me from going to the US to make the big bucks when im finished. With much less debt. And even if i just stayed at home my salary would be substantial and the debt still small.
    Nothing prevents you, but it's not just a transfer. You'd need to apply to some commission thing, take step 1, step 2, join the match to find a residency, take step 3, and finally complete residency. You'd have less debt maybe but adding on all of the time to do that in the United States as compared to people in the United states who did it while you did your years in medical school it would probably equal out.

  2. #102
    Quote Originally Posted by muto View Post
    A high GPA gets you scholarships if you want to further your education.
    But, if someone wants to further their education, wouldn't they be more likely to put in the extra time and effort in order to get accepted into a graduate program to begin with? And if their parents are willing to foot the bill for a graduate program on top of regular college, does it really matter if their grade point average is lower? I mean, really, that's what it all comes down to. What difference does it make what the grade point average is if someone is capable of earning their bachelor's? At that point it becomes a matter of personal pride, does it not? Especially for those that have no interest in going on to a graduate program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cattaclysmic View Post
    Hmm, I am in Med school. Nothing prevents me from going to the US to make the big bucks when im finished. With much less debt. And even if i just stayed at home my salary would be substantial and the debt still small.
    Not every degree is recognized by United States employers. I know people who have gone to college (or university) in foreign countries only to come here and work menial jobs because nobody gives a shit about their foreign degree. That may not be the case with where you're from, but it is for many other places.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laize View Post
    Just those of us who value practicality in society.
    Fuck higher education, be happy? ^.^

    Gues I don't really care at the moment if my maybe future children would want to go to college, but then, it doesn't matter anyway, because social first world ftw.

  4. #104
    Quote Originally Posted by PhoenixC13 View Post
    My wife and I out away 50 a month in an account for our son he will get at 18 he can use it as he pleases. He can get a car, college or spend in on coke and hookers but we want to do it for him because no one did anything like that for us.
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    this is so sweet !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annapolis View Post
    Nothing prevents you, but it's not just a transfer. You'd need to apply to some commission thing, take step 1, step 2, join the match to find a residency, take step 3, and finally complete residency. You'd have less debt maybe but adding on all of the time to do that in the United States as compared to people in the United states who did it while you did your years in medical school it would probably equal out.
    I think my university is pretty well respected worldwide. It churns out a lot of medical research. For some reason unknown to me it dominates the capital's university in most fields of research. Although it is outranked on the University rankings - one is 52 and the other 79th in the world - it has a far higher research score.

    http://www.topuniversities.com/unive...rsity-rankings

    They are number 50 and 51 respectively when it comes to Medicine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cattaclysmic View Post
    I think my university is pretty well respected worldwide. It churns out a lot of medical research. For some reason unknown to me it dominates the capital's university in most fields of research. Although it is outranked on the University rankings - one is 52 and the other 79th in the world - it has a far higher research score.

    http://www.topuniversities.com/unive...rsity-rankings

    They are number 50 and 51 respectively when it comes to Medicine.
    I know dick about medical education, but i would bet it has more to do with licensing and certification than respectability of your institution.
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  7. #107
    The better tactic is to make the kid take a loan for school on the grounds that you (the parent) pays him back if he gets good grades and graduates.

    That would at least encourage him/her to finish what they started and not squander your cash, even if they think for some reason they don't want to be in the field they're working towards. Education in a field you're not into is far superior to no education (or rather, no piece of paper saying you endured higher education.)

  8. #108
    Quote Originally Posted by Cattaclysmic View Post
    I think my university is pretty well respected worldwide. It churns out a lot of medical research. For some reason unknown to me it dominates the capital's university in most fields of research. Although it is outranked on the University rankings - one is 52 and the other 79th in the world - it has a far higher research score.

    http://www.topuniversities.com/unive...rsity-rankings

    They are number 50 and 51 respectively when it comes to Medicine.
    Ya there are some medical schools not recognized by the United States, but I think all of the ones in Denmark are recognized. The things I outlined though are for all internationally trained students.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackblade View Post
    Education in a field you're not into is far superior to no education (or rather, no piece of paper saying you endured higher education.)
    Is it really?

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    Quote Originally Posted by poser765 View Post
    I know dick about medical education, but i would bet it has more to do with licensing and certification than respectability of your institution.
    Well licensing is one thing but another is if they recognize the institution. If not you have to go through a hellhole of loops and "re"-training. A friend of a family friend is an optometrist from Argentina. She couldn't work in Denmark before going through a boatloat of shit she told me. (though not as bluntly) And when I spoke with her last she had almost finished it. We spoke in Danish - she is Argentinian and not married to a Dane. So you can guess how long it takes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annapolis View Post
    http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/s...e-gpa-18219523

    A recent study that will be published in the American Sociology Review shows that parents who help pay for college will lower their children's GPA.

    Would you still financially help your kids (or future kids) through college knowing this?
    I wouldnt pay a nickle for my kid to go to college where he would likely party away and fail. If you make them spend their own money they are more likely to not want to waste it by partying. Make them take out student loans like my parents did.

  12. #112
    Quote Originally Posted by Cattaclysmic View Post
    Well licensing is one thing but another is if they recognize the institution. If not you have to go through a hellhole of loops and "re"-training. A friend of a family friend is an optometrist from Argentina. She couldn't work in Denmark before going through a boatloat of shit she told me. (though not as bluntly) And when I spoke with her last she had almost finished it. We spoke in Danish - she is Argentinian and not married to a Dane. So you can guess how long it takes.
    Makes sense...I think we are both saying mostly the same thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DieFichte View Post
    Is it really?
    Sadly it opens up many doors for a different career path.

  14. #114
    Quote Originally Posted by Orlong View Post
    I wouldnt pay a nickle for my kid to go to college where he would likely party away and fail. If you make them spend their own money they are more likely to not want to waste it by partying. Make them take out student loans like my parents did.
    I suppose the idea of raising your kids properly so they won't "party away and fail" never crossed your mind.

  15. #115
    Quote Originally Posted by plastkaze View Post
    Sadly it opens up many doors for a different career path.
    Very much this. Not checking that box is an instant DQ for a LOT of jobs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by poser765 View Post
    Very much this. Not checking that box is an instant DQ for a LOT of jobs.
    I need about 20 people with no college education right now

    (Because overtime sucks balls!)

    Quote Originally Posted by semaphore View Post
    I suppose the idea of raising your kids properly so they won't "party away and fail" never crossed your mind.
    Wasn't that what schools were for anyway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by poser765 View Post
    Makes sense...I think we are both saying mostly the same thing.
    Yea i know, but as Denmark is a western nation it is likely to be valid to the other western nations. I imagine Argentina is valid to the rest of south america but not necessarily the rest of the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DieFichte View Post

    Wasn't that what schools were for anyway?
    I thought that was what the TV was for...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cattaclysmic View Post
    I thought that was what the TV was for...
    Why is this parenting thingy soooo complicated >.<

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    Quote Originally Posted by DieFichte View Post
    I need about 20 people with no college education right now

    (Because overtime sucks balls!)
    Jobs of which there are plenty of as well. The thing is I can apply for a job requiring a degree because I have one AND a job that doesn't require a degree. If I didn't have a degree my options would be limited in that I couldn't apply for the jobs that require one. Well, I could still apply but my chances of getting it would be pretty damn close to zero.
    Get a grip man! It's CHEESE!

  20. #120
    Quote Originally Posted by DieFichte View Post
    Wasn't that what schools were for anyway?
    They outsourced it to the internet and MMO's.


    Quote Originally Posted by Cattaclysmic View Post
    I thought that was what the TV was for...
    TV? Soooooo last century. Get with the times!

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