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    US citizen wanting to practice and/or attend Med School in UK

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    I am a U.S. citizen wishing to practice in the U.K. I am currently completing prereqs, and then will apply to Med School. I don't believe that I will be able to gain admission at a U.S. school (iffy grades), so am seeking alternatives (caribbean, etc.)

    What are my options?? I assume that admission to UK Med Schools is as competitive as those in the states. Are the Caribbean schools at all a pathway to practicing in the UK? If not, what are my other options?

    Thanks
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    If you want to practice over here, the schools which offer the best UK rotations in my opinions are SGU and SMU. 2 years clinical training in the UK. a few other schools do, but you need to stand out from the crowd - with a degree from a good carrib school.

    I think something like a 3.6GPA average of english, math, physics, chemistry and biology. - To be looking at a place at UK schools.

    Plus the 20odd thousand GBP needed per year in tuition.

    Good luck.

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    hahahaha

    3.6 GPA?Stop kidding!
    British med school's entrance is brutally competetive.
    They check your O and A level scores, which is a minute part of a larger paradigm in the selection process.

    SGU would be a good alternative.
    The only similarity you would find, is probably the higher number(unofficial estimates of 80 %) of Indian heritage students in the UK Med schools.

    Good luck!
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    So, are SMU and SGU the only caribbean schools that offer clinical rotations in the UK?

    Is competition for UK rotations typically more fierce than other rotations?

    Also, since the caribbean schools seem to tailor their curriculum to passing the US boards, will these schools adequately prepare one for practice in the UK?

    Thanks

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    3.6 GPA?Stop kidding!
    British med school's entrance is brutally competetive.
    They check your O and A level scores, which is a minute part of a larger paradigm in the selection process.


    Listen to somebody who has a clue, for foreign applicants the admissions criteria is not as strict as for home applicants. I think ABBBB in bio chem phy math and english is GPA of 3.5, therefore just slightly over, roughly 3.6 probably AABBB ish.

    If you have a GPA of 3.6+ apply to the UK, you have nothing to loose - so long as you have extra curriculars and that sort of stuff to make you stand out from the crowd.

    Good luck.

    P.s don't be put off by people who say its impossible, 3.6+ and you have a shot
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    British med school's entrance is brutally competetive.

    I know, im an applicant

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    And they will only tend to look at your O level performence if you have a somewhat shady academic track record.

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    As a US citizen, if I graduate from a school like SMU or SGU, will I be able to practice in the UK?

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    :- Yes, if you passed the PLAB's, you would be able to come over and work in the UK. Contact your british embassy to check of course.
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    Think dudes asking a question,
    about England's immigration,
    And before its too late,
    I would ask the British Consulate,
    But if you are a dual passport holder,
    come on the pub,no need to be sober
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