I currently live in Ohio and I am planning to take my medical course at the Philadelphia University. The course will last two years and I have a fulltime job meaning that distance education is the most appropriate mode of study to undertake my studies. I will take my first tear studies online while the second year will be taken at the local hospital with a nurse midwife preceptor. I do not think distance education especially online will be a big challenge for me because I already have a successful experience with distance education in the past. There are very many strengths of this mode of education. To start with, I will continue working as I study and I will not have to move from my state to Philadelphia to undertake my studies.
Secondly, I have the state of the art technology that will help me in my online studies. I have all the medical databases and library materials that I need for my course online. It will also be easy for me to contact my professors should I need any academic help since I have the necessary communication technology. I am a disciplined person and I will be able to allocate time for my studies. Distance education is even cheaper than the other modes which give me a financial advantage and the other advantage is that distance education will enable me to go on with my studies as I work in the state that I am currently living in.
I do not envision many challenges that will come my way as I undertake my distant medical education. The only big challenge is that lack of individual touch between me and my professors which I don t believe will hamper my studies. I am looking forward to start my distance studies in medicine and I believe that the experience will be worthwhile.
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