So the US medical schools are increasing their enrollment, it seems that there will be more US med school graduates competing for the limited amount of residency spots. that is bad news for the caribbean students.
however, some of those US medical students are the exact same students who would have gone to caribbean med. schools if the US schools didn't increase their enrollment. Most of the Caribbean medical students are US citizens.
when the US med school are enrolling more students, that means there will be less US citizens/residents going to the caribbean med. schools. After all, those particular student population in the US remains steady.
further more, whether the person goes to a US or a caribbean medical school, that person still has to take step 1, 2, etc. everyone still has to go through the same process. some of those US medical students will fail just like the ones in the caribbean schools, etc. the overall medical student population should be the same. after all, medical school education is not cheap in or outside of usa.
The total amount of people who will compete for residency spots might increase a little, but I don't think that it will increase a lot. In the end, the situation might be the same in the future.
As the population in the USA continues to grow, I am sure that more residency positions will be available.
what do you guys think?