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    Transferring From A Euro Med School To Caribbean?

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    Anyone heard of doing such a thing?
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    Yes, it happens.

    However, it can be very problematic if you are trying to transfer from a 6-year program (and you haven't completed a bachelor's degree in North America) into a 4-year Carib program. You can't double-dip your years of medical school and legally count them as pre-med, as well, see what I'm saying?
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    Quote Originally Posted by devildoc8404 View Post
    Yes, it happens.

    However, it can be very problematic if you are trying to transfer from a 6-year program (and you haven't completed a bachelor's degree in North America) into a 4-year Carib program. You can't double-dip your years of medical school and legally count them as pre-med, as well, see what I'm saying?
    So what if you have a US bachelor's? How does it work then? And I understand there will be screw ups with years. Insight?

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    Then, um, that negates the problem of not having a bachelor's degree, clearing the way for a legit transfer and eliminating potential licensing issues for later. (Although in many cases I don't see the benefit, since these students are not exactly transferring into the Big 4/5.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by devildoc8404 View Post
    Then, um, that negates the problem of not having a bachelor's degree, clearing the way for a legit transfer and eliminating potential licensing issues for later. (Although in many cases I don't see the benefit, since these students are not exactly transferring into the Big 4/5.)
    Are you saying the Big 4/5 are licensing all over US? And others aren't? Insight?

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    The administration here is really lousy in every sense of the word.

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    Are you saying the Big 4/5 are licensing all over US? And others aren't? Insight?

    Yes, that is precisely what I am saying. SGU, Ross, SABA, AUC, and AUA are all 50-state approved (meaning they have been approved by the CMB in California). However, as a student in Romania you cannot transfer into any of those schools -- even if they were to accept you -- and still be board eligible in the CMB states. This is because if ANY portion of your medical education was completed at a non-CMB-approved school, your entire degree is rendered ineligible in California (and the other states that use its list).

    If you want to attend a Big-4/5 Carib school and have 50-state approval, you will need to start over from scratch. Remember also that these are 4-year medical schools, so you need a bachelor's degree (or 90 hours of undergrad, or something like that), and the European format doesn't usually transfer very cleanly.

    No, none of the other Carib medical schools are CMB approved.

    The administration here is really lousy in every sense of the word.

    Welcome to the freakin' Balkans. I feel your pain.
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    Thanks a lot!
    By the way, a little bird, well a few little birds, advised me that a gift to the Secretary here and there would straighten things out more as far as classes and paperwork are concerned. Jeez.

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    May I also ask, is bribery common at your University?

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    Well, in my experience it never hurts to be nice to the secretary no matter where you are... but I don't consider a box of chocolates a bribe. (In no way should that be considered a prerequisite for people actually doing their job, though.)

    No, I have never been approached about a bribe. Then again, I actually study and perform well on examinations, and I certainly am not giving off any sort of vibe that could be construed as interest in corrupt crap. Now, that doesn't mean that it doesn't happen, of course, but I haven't seen it personally. I would say that there are some people in my class (and others) who have not likely made it this far on their academic merits.
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