Doc dream teen forced to emigrate; EDUCATION.
A TEENAGER whose ambition is to become a doctor has been forced to go to Romania to study medicine after being rejected by British universities.
Miriam Bourne, 18, got straight A's in her Biology, Chemistry and Geography A-levels, but failed to be offered a place by Bristol, Sheffield, Keele or Manchester universities.
In desperation, she applied to Ovidius University in Romania's oldest city Constanta and was successful.
The six-year degree is taught in English, fully recognised by the General Medical Council, and the course fees are half the PS9,000 a year in Britain.
Miriam, from Bodmin, Cornwall, said: "Studying medicine is unbelievably competitive because there a limited number of places. It's always been my dream to become a doctor.
"Romania is a fast-developing country and the facilities look great."
REJECTED J Miriam Bourne