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General Advice on Foreign Schools.


Replies to: General Advice on Foreign Schools.

  • armaryland17armaryland17 Registered User Posts: 348 Member
    sen1: KEM is one of the best med schools in Pk. You should have given it a try.
  • GaideeGaidee Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    cetsweetie i think its quite hard to get in to med school in england, the competition is massive, like 60% of applicants dnt get a place, despite very high grades! which is why i am thinking going to america :D but i think its a same way thing, for example the money. if you come to the UK as an international you have to pay lots of money, but i mean if somebody from Europe would go to the US they would have to be very rich because a lot of grands and lones american students can recieve other cant (same in the UK). However, UK unis have a set number of international students they accept, in some cases they migh prefer you, because you are going to pay them like ten times more compared to a UK student. Hope that helps :D
  • sara131sara131 Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    HEyy i was wondering can you do pre med in Canada then apply for medical school in America (because medical school is very competitive there's only about 13)is there an equal chance of getting in as american undergraduates?
    also i currently live in the UAE and was wondering what kind of tests I would have to take
    in order to enter the residency program or internship in america or canada

  • mmmcdowemmmcdowe Registered User Posts: 2,353 Senior Member
    Not an equal chance, no. Many of the schools dont' accept foreign students. However, it is still probably easier than getting into a Canadian school
  • sara131sara131 Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    could someone please reply to the second part of my question
  • otisotis Registered User Posts: 166 Junior Member
    There are only 4 Carib med schools that one desiring to practice in the US should consider:

    -- St. George's
    -- American University of the Caribbean
    -- Ross University
    -- Saba

    Please understand that the above 4 should not be considered as first options for a US resident however the above 4 schools do provide a reasonable alternative for a student that is not accepted in a US med school.

    See the below link entitled "Caribbean Medical Schools: A Good Option?"
    Caribbean Medical Schools: A Good Option?|Student Doctor Network
  • tqamer786tqamer786 Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    Im currently a medical school student at Dow International. It was recently opened in Karachi Pakistan for intnl students in 2009. Look at thetarick.com for info.

    Its better than King Edwards and all of the students are from abroad. All of the curriculum is in English
    If you have any questions post a reply :)
  • 311710rvmt311710rvmt Registered User Posts: 97 Junior Member
    You can try applying to medical school to Europe, since it is much cheaper, but it is very difficult. I applied to med school in UK as a high school senior and I thought it would be a good idea. You have to take a special test you can order by mail or internet. It was the most difficult test I have ever taken (called the B.M.A.T.). I didn't get into Oxford, but then I found I that they only had 20 spots for foreigners. It's the same at Cambridge. You can only apply to Oxford and Cambridge because they are the only ones that accept foreigners without a Baccalaureate Degree and without UK-equivalent courses. IB is UK-equivalent, but there are few IB high schools in USA. An even smaller minority of that minority of offers High Level Physics and Chemistry which are required for Medicine in UK. What was the irony is that if was UK or EU resident, I would have probably gotten into a decent medical school (perhaps UCL). So I'm not sure if I recommend this for other American high school students.
  • richardaddorichardaddo Registered User Posts: 101 Junior Member
    i will be going to a medical school in Russia next month but i want to know whether I can practice in the U.S after I graduate. If not, what are the things I would have to do or examinations I would have to take before I can finally practise in the U.S after graduating from the Russian Medical School?
  • harvard76harvard76 Registered User Posts: 237 Junior Member
    Im just a high school student now, but I am wondering if I do want to study in the US and would like to attend either Oxford or Cambridge, which one would be the better one to attend. And I recall seeing an earlier post on this thread that if one did come back to the US he would have to take many exams. But if he has already done his STEP 1 and STEP 2, he should be able to apply to a residency program right?
  • mmmcdowemmmcdowe Registered User Posts: 2,353 Senior Member
    Most UK medical schools are straight from high school. Do either of those schools even have a post BS program for international students?
  • snowy435snowy435 Registered User Posts: 503 Member
    I apologize for intruding on this forum but I'm trying to figure out if it's worth it for me to apply to oxford, Cambridge medicine as an undergrad applicant? thank you so much for your help/time.

    ** Assume I'll get a decent/ok BMAT score which I will go take in november. I have just graduated from High School and am starting at Duke University this fall so I have no qualifications from it.

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  • 311710rvmt311710rvmt Registered User Posts: 97 Junior Member
    You sound like me! I took the BMAT Nov 2009 and applied to Oxford from the USA. I had a similar school profile, except more AP tests (all 5/5) but not internship experience (no opportunities nearby) and slightly (20 pts) lower SAT. First, don't assume you'll do well on the BMAT. It is a DIFFICULT test. You feel depressed after you take it because of the time constraints. I didn't do Oxford good on the BMAT although I scored well enough compared to the average (If I were british, I would have gotten into a med school, just not the best). Second, you can only apply to EITHER Oxford or Cambridge, not both. Oxford is slightly less prestigious than Cambridge. You can't apply to other schools because they are not friendly to foreign applicants. Third, Oxford and Cambridge have very small quotas for foreign students, with each accepting less than 30 per year from the entire non-EU world. I, personally, got rejected from Oxford and don't think its very likely to get in. Also, you become a foreign medical graduate and need to take the USA exams when/if you come back. On the other hand, application fees are minimal and it's a chance at a fairly cheap and EXCELLENT medical education.
  • 082349082349 Registered User Posts: 2,228 Senior Member
    Oxbridge is SUPER hard to enter for international medicine students. You can't expect to get a 'decent/ok' BMAT score. You should be getting the best score.
  • vpappas83vpappas83 Registered User Posts: 126 Junior Member
    You guys are forgetting one key piece of information... DUAL CITIZENSHIP, due to the influx of immigrants in the 70's many 20-30 year old would be med candidates are dual citizens of many European countries, the advantage now being that we go where there is a spot. If there are 20 spots for foreign students, and there is a EU student with a US Bachelor's degree... guess what... they have precedence. Is it possible to apply and get in... but don't make the mistake of thinking grades entitle you.
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