I have looked into studying medicine abroad, and from what I know it is possible to go straight into medical school after high school in Europe. I am a high school student in the United States, and I was wondering if any of you have actually gone straight from a US high school to a European medical school, and what the process was like. Would you recommend it? I heard that tuition in countries like Germany and Sweden is practically free, and I was wondering if this is true? The countries I am particularly interested in are Sweden, Germany, or Switzerland. Would an American high school degree be a proficient prerequisite to go to medical school in these countries? Are there any specific universities you could recommend that are international-student friendly and with relatively low tuition?
Oh, and I also was wondering what the process is like to become a doctor in Europe besides medical school. Are the residencies similar to those in the USA?
And I do realize that going to Europe for medical school would be a very complex process that would require a lot of work. This is just for research purposes so I can make an informed decision about where I decide to go to university.
Thanks for your help!