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    SyrianMD is offline Junior Member 510 points
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    How hard is it to get into an Irish School

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    I started medical school in the states and was unable to finish. Lots of family issues. Left in good standing was doing well academically.


    I have a 3.6 from a competetive US school and a 33N on the MCAT.

    Do I have a pretty good shot of getting in?
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    depends on why you were unable to finish...failed out, kicked out, withdrew..ect?


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    Why can't you go back to that medical school? If someone has family issues isn't it acceptable to take a temporary leave and be able to resume?

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    I was told by the dean that I wouldnt have a hard time getting in again so I later withdrew.

    Then I tried reapplying in the US and that didnt work out so well. But I still want to be a doctor.

    I know offshore would def take me, but I was wonderring if going to Europe would be a better option.

    Are all FMGs created equal or are certain schools regarded as better than others in the eyes of Residency Directors?

    Sara

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    You should be able to find a good European school to accept you with your scores. Ireland is a great option, albeit an expensive one. Other places in Western Europe will require mastery of their local language. Central and Eastern European schools will certainly be an option with their English language programs, but I think that with your scores it would be silly not to look at 1) your former school, 2) Ireland (or Western Europe, if applicable), and 3) the Big Four in the Carib. In that order, IMHO.

    Yes, certain schools are viewed differently than others in the eyes of program directors. However, you will get 1,237,345,953 different opinions on this topic in the VMD forum.
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    I don't think you will have to much of a problem getting in. I would worry slightly about which credits they will accept for transfer though. I know in the RCSI GEP program they have only every allowed one student to transfer in.

    I can't speak for UCD, Trinity, or Cork though since i dont go there... and I hear the 4 year program at limerick is getting much better too.

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