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    Looking for credible online premed program that gets me in Caribbean med school

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    Dear fellow future-doc,
    Please let me know of any credible online distance learning pre-medical program that gets me accepted into medical schools in the Caribbean?
    I recently had some leg surgeries and thus have to put my bachelor degree in economics program on hold. I won't be able to attend schools physically for the next 10 months or maybe more.
    That is why I was so happy when I found out about St. Theressa (st. kitts & nevitts) affiliation with The Warnborough College UK (which offer Diploma in Pre-Medical Studies by Distance Learning)

    This link below from St. Theressa, then click on pre-med 2nd link from bottom of page
    SAINT THERESA'S MEDICAL UNIVERSITY -- Dual-Degree Program


    Do you know anything about this program? If you do, please let me know what carribean med schools besides St. Theressa also accepting students taking their premed online from said college. Do you currently do or had finished online premed program? Once I obtain the diploma with high GPA. would St. Theressa accept me into their med study or would they still need my MCAT score? I want to go to Caribbean med schools that don't require the MCAT components. What's your view on this.
    After I obtain my medical degree, I would not necessarily want to practice medicines in Canada or USA even though I am a Canadian citizen. I will go to a country in the the Asia Pacific and study specilization in Cosmetic Surgery with my uncle- who is a famous cosmetic surgeon there.
    My view is if you are a Cosmetic Surgeon, it's your grasp of beauty & hands eye coordination that is more important than what you have to know as opposed to being a medical researcher. That is why I want to graduate as an M.D. the earliest & start my specialization as soon as possible. Practicing on actual patients will hone my skills much better than doing an M.D. program for 6 or 7 years but stressing on general medicine, and thus has little impact on my "craftmanship" as a cosmetic surgeon, so to speak.

    I haven't applied into the online premed program yet, I want to find out more information before I do. Thank you for sharing information.


    P.S. Just a little background, I am in 2nd year of bachelor of economic, I don't want to go back to uni. to finish that program, giving 2 more yrs, and at the end knowing I still have to compete with millions other B.A. economics graduate for a decent job. My position is shaky because if I don't have this bachelor degree, med schools would see me as a highschool graduate. That is why I would prefer to do well on the online premed program instead. please give me advice. Yours trully,
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    research st. theresa's a bit on google

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    Quote Originally Posted by aeonz View Post
    Dear fellow future-doc,
    Please let me know of any credible online distance learning pre-medical program that gets me accepted into medical schools in the Caribbean?
    I recently had some leg surgeries and thus have to put my bachelor degree in economics program on hold. I won't be able to attend schools physically for the next 10 months or maybe more.
    That is why I was so happy when I found out about St. Theressa (st. kitts & nevitts) affiliation with The Warnborough College UK (which offer Diploma in Pre-Medical Studies by Distance Learning)

    This link below from St. Theressa, then click on pre-med
    SAINT THERESA'S MEDICAL UNIVERSITY -- Dual-Degree Program


    Do you know anything about this program? If you do, please let me know what carribean med schools besides St. Theressa also accepting students taking their premed online from said college. Do you currently do or had finished online premed program? Once I obtain the diploma with high GPA. would St. Theressa accept me into their med study or would they still need my MCAT score? I want to go to Caribbean med schools that don't require the MCAT components. What's your view on this.
    After I obtain my medical degree, I would not necessarily want to practice medicines in Canada or USA even though I am a Canadian citizen. I will go to a country in the the Asia Pacific and study specilization in Cosmetic Surgery with my uncle- who is a famous cosmetic surgeon there.
    My view is if you are a Cosmetic Surgeon, it's your grasp of beauty & hands eye coordination that is more important than what you have to know as opposed to being a medical researcher. That is why I want to graduate as an M.D. the earliest & start my specialization as soon as possible. Practicing on actual patients will hone my skills much better than doing an M.D. program for 6 or 7 years but stressing on general medicine, and thus has little impact on my "craftmanship" as a cosmetic surgeon, so to speak.

    I haven't applied into the online premed program yet, I want to find out more information before I do. Thank you for sharing information.


    P.S. Just a little background, I am in 2nd year of bachelor of economic, I don't want to go back to uni. to finish that program, giving 2 more yrs, and at the end knowing I still have to compete with millions other B.A. economics graduate for a decent job. My position is shaky because if I don't have this bachelor degree, med schools would see me as a highschool graduate online. That is why I would prefer to do well on the online premed program instead. please give me advice. Yours trully,
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    A few problems with possible entrance to US-modeled (Caribbean) medical programs. Keep in mind that most Caribbean schools attract students who wish to practice in the US.

    1) This Premed program does not include the Premedical prerequisite courses (BIO, CHEM, OCHEM, PHYS, ENG, MATH) which are the benchmark for entrance into Basic Sciences for US-modeled programs.

    2) "After successfully accumulating 40 credits, and meeting all other requirements, all students will receive a Diploma in Pre-Medical Studies from Warnborough College.": 40 undergraduate credits doesn't meet the minimum 60 or 90 credit undergraduate licensure requirement for the US.

    Saint Theresa's own Admissions site lists:

    Below is a list of pre-requisite courses that may be required

    College of Medicine

    "Minimum 90 Credit Hours to Include:
    • 1 Year Inorganic Chemistry
    • 1 Year Inorganic Chemistry Lab
    • 1 Year General Biology
    • 1 Year General Biology Lab
    • 1 Year Organic Chemistry
    • 1 Year Organic Chemistry Lab
    • 1 Year English Literature
    • 1 Year Physics
    • 1 Year Physics Laboratory
    • 1 Semester Calculus
    • A generous exposure to the Humanities including: Psychology, Music, Sociology, Anthropology and Creative Writing."
    Why would they create an articulation agreement or Premed program with a college/university which does not provide the same general education requirements?

    Of course all of this may be moot if you're not seeking licensure in the US...
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    stay away from St. Theresa's!!
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    bottom line: this is your life career and one of terrible responsibility. GO to a good school get a good premed ed, try for a US school. Don't be lazy or take short cuts. You cant as a doctor and you might as well get in the good habits now.
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    That article is one year old, whatever happened in that case? I am almost convinced that nothing. Otherwise you would have posted it already...correct?

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    Dear Tipton, stephew & everyone, thanks for the helpful repsonse.
    Tipton, could you please elaborate on "the minimum 60 or 90 credit undergraduate licensure requirement for the US"?
    I did complete courses from 2 yrs of study as a bachelor of arts (economics) undergraduate such as philosophy, calculus, intro to management, 3 micro-macro economics, and some others. If I were to seek residency/licensure in Canadian or US hospitals, would they even consider I had these credits of undergraduate studies in addition to what I obtain online from The Warnborough College UK, prior to my medical study.
    I live in Ontario, Canada. Once I went to a Shoppers Drug Mart store and seeing one pharmacist assisstant who holds a graduate pharmacist degree from Chinese university (she is a Chinese), she said that she is working for her actual experience component. I believed she was seeking licensure in Canada. If a foreign immigrant pharmacist can work toward her licensure in Canada, how difficult is it for a canadian citizen with a foreign doctorate degree in medicine (from a WHO certified school) to obtain licensure in Canada or possibly USA?
    I don't have much idea of the licesing processes in USA/Canada for a foreign doctor. Can you please give me links to where I can obtain more info or what books to read?

    Last but not least, is there any US med schools offering or accepting online components of premed? As previously stated, I just got off from leg surgeries and now in rehab, I would like to at least enroll in some credible online courses that work toward medical schools acceptancy. Thanks,
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    I do not think that any us school would take pre-med classes from an online school because of the lab requirement. You may be able to find hybrid class; the classroom is done online then you go the campus for the lab. Just look at the med schools websites you are interested in and it will tell you the requirements for admissions.

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    I would work on completing my bachelors degree online or correspondence while waiting. I would do this through a distance education program at a recognized University. When I was healed I would then go back and do the science classes.


    FYI:

    Texas Med school application service link: http://www.utsystem.edu/TMDSAS/EssentialsForApplying.htm#PrescribedCourses

    University of Virginia requirements
    http://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/internet/admissions/requirements.cfm#Admissions
    · Biology (with lab) 1 year
    · General Chemistry (with lab) 1 year
    · Organic Chemistry (with lab) 1 year
    · Physics (with lab) 1 year

    “These courses should not be taken Pass/Fail, Credit/No Credit, or through a long-distance learning program.”

    Marshall University - requirements
    http://musom.marshall.edu/admissions/Application-Process.asp

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    On line will not work - need labs with your sciences.
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    There have been lots of additional articles on this schools management. Bottom line: not much good news to be found

    Quote Originally Posted by Genossa maximillian View Post
    That article is one year old, whatever happened in that case? I am almost convinced that nothing. Otherwise you would have posted it already...correct?

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