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    AUA is an LCME approved school?

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    Is AUA a Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) approved school? If not, are there any LCME approved schools in the caribbean? Thanks guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ut_cougar
    Is AUA a Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) approved school? If not, are there any LCME approved schools in the caribbean? Thanks guys.
    There are no LCME approved schools outside of the US and Canada.

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    actually there are 3 LCME approved schools in the caribbean; they are in puerto rico.

    as far as the others, only california and new york approve foreign schools. california has the 'toughest' most lcme like criteria so any school in the carib with cali is in good shape, at least on paper. AUA has no outside approvals yet. new york visited and students said it went well so they'l probably have new york soon.
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    but I thought AUA is approved in many states? At least 40 of the states or so? Just CA, NM, KS, NY (to be soon) are some of the ones that arent accrediting AUA...? Also, here is why I am wondering about LCME...how do caribbean students transfer to US med schools if they are not LCME approved? Don't all US schools require transfer students to have gone to an LCME school for them to transfer? If not, what are the US schools that allow transfer without LCME approval?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ut_cougar
    but I thought AUA is approved in many states? At least 40 of the states or so? Just CA, NM, KS, NY (to be soon) are some of the ones that arent accrediting AUA...? Also, here is why I am wondering about LCME...how do caribbean students transfer to US med schools if they are not LCME approved? Don't all US schools require transfer students to have gone to an LCME school for them to transfer? If not, what are the US schools that allow transfer without LCME approval?
    Don't count on CA soon. Without CA, you can't do NM (and a couple of others). KS requires the school exist for 15 years or something like that. Most states don't have an approval process, so "approval" really doesn't mean much. Not all US schools require you come from an LCME school. Transferring is neither easy, or common. G
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    the seats at US schools are limited so someone has to basically drop out of third year in order for you to transfer in. you aren't the only one that looks at transfering or attends a foreign school with the tought of transfereing but it isn't probable so attend a school you intend on finishing. if a school isn't california approved, even if you transfer you will not be able to do anything in cali so they may require you to start over from first year.

    in short, you don't need lcme to transfer but you should know very few do transfer and many start over from first year. do a search, someone posted the 8 US schools that accept transfers into 3rd year.

    attend the best school you can, by best i mean the one with the fewest limitations..that would be australia, israel, ireland, sgu, auc, ross, saba after that the limitations start. basically if a school has no graduates in a state you can not consider it as good to go b/c there are 50 individual licensing bodies with their own interpretations. its a lot to go through when you start out but you are asking the right questions..now follow up

    also NY is a good step for the school but not that 'important' in the end b/c even if a school is not approved, you would still be able to work there and get a license as long as you don't do more than 12 weeks of rotations. that is unlike cali were its all or none.
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    You know, when you start out you think "Gee, after my USMLE I wouldn't mind starting over again if I could transfer." Then you think "HELL NO!"
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    So students who do get accepted for transfer to a US school after the USMLE I but did their basic sciences in the caribbean can still not practice in California? (this is considering the caribbean school is not accredited by cali) In other words to practice in CA you have to complete everything (all 4 years) from a CA approved school?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ut_cougar
    In other words to practice in CA you have to complete everything (all 4 years) from a CA approved school?
    Yes, that is what I understand. See http://www.valuemd.com/130948-post1.html
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