View Full Version : is Unibe considered a foreign medical school or a caribbean medical school to the US

12-05-2010, 03:58 PM
and will this make a difference when applying for residencies? Obviously it all depends on the student, but has anyone found the lack of US clinicals to be a downfall when residency time comes around?

12-05-2010, 04:21 PM
It puts out FMGs/IMGs... that is essentially all that matters. This is in stark contrast to Puerto Rico, where the schools are LCME.

Yes, the lack of US clinicals (and letters) is a very big deal.

12-07-2010, 03:26 PM
so FMG IMG can be used interchangably in this case. What about the fact that all clinicals are performed in the native country?

12-16-2010, 10:39 AM
Im new to this but i know what LCME stands for , but what about FMG / IMG? what are those?

12-16-2010, 11:08 AM
FMG = Foreign Medical (school) Graduate

IMG = International Medical (school) Graduate

a few more you will see

USMG = United States Medical (school) Graduate - this implies LCME accreditation

USIMG = United States (citizen or permanent resident status) International Medical (school) Graduate

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