Originally Posted by Cpt
that is pure crap...any US citizen looking to practice in the US that can get into a US school..is going to be in a US school...the Irish schools fill the same role as a caribbean or any other off shore school...a 2nd chance for a student that couldn't get into their own domiciled school...don't fool yourself into thinking otherwise...and a US citizen that decided to go to a foreign school INSTEAD of a US (even a mid to low tier) MD program is an idiot and it serves them right to to have to endure the difficulties of being an FMG...because that is what they are...and again you throw out these numbers without ANY PROOF...I can show you the match lists for sgu (and ours has our names on it...easy enough to check up on) as well as those for many of the other caribbean schools...while the match rate is not spectacular, as it was stated...is around 80% when all is said and done for the 4 caribbean schools that make up the majority of the caribbean grads (those others really don't account for a huge number)...most of the 50% unmatched are VISA requiring applicants...most caribbean students are US citizens and require no VISA.
and those same canadians show up in the caribbean as well...it may make more sense for a canadian to attend an Irish school since its a commonwealth country, but for a US citizen its probably no different.
show me a link to a match list for the irish schools or a website where the school shows its match rate for US and canadian students....they don't have it i bet or otherwise you would have posted it...
from your posting history you have either just started med school or haven't even done so yet...(though it doesn't seem to be that you are actually at an Irish schools so weird that you defend them so much) if your research somehow led you to believe that a foreign school, no matter how good is AS good as a US MD program in the eyes of US PDs, it was very flawed...all i can say is good luck to you in 2016...you're gonna need it.
Last edited by rokshana; 05-17-2012 at 08:41 AM.
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