well lets put in context here.
Originally Posted by DR_DGB_NYQ
Go to a US allopathic school if accepted. if not, a good offshore school, a good DO school and one of these irish schools are all very good options. I have expereince with some irish schools as well as sgu, and to a lesser degree other offshore schools. Not w/DO "Far superior" isnt exactly correct next to all offshore schools but to many of them, yes. The question for you is:
pass rates of the offshore school in question
% who make it to the boards with their class
if irish, % of US students who pass and their placement into residency (where at what field).
The irish schools are 5-6 years for americans and there is no time in US for clinicals. "hands on teaching" in the clinical years is very limited in Irish schools typically compared to us or UK. They are excellent in many ways but these are weaknessess. How do you feel about this.
What residencies etc for the offshore school in question (and DO school)
Then licensing: can you practice in all likely states you want from given school?
Then lifestyle, cost etc.
Be very very wary of generaliZations on this issue: there is no one right "far superior" answer.
If you get a warning, put on yer manpants and stop whining about it.