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    cantthinkofaname is offline Newbie 510 points
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    hi- i was wondering if anyone knew of any schools good in all states that do not require the MCAT?? thanks.

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    med school doesnt run on shortcuts. committ yourself to the whole of medical education. the mcats are a drop in the wind compared to some of the other educational trials coming your way.
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    i am not looking for shortcuts. i was just asking a question. i have a bit of a different situation than most and have no problem taking the MCAT if i must.

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    a better forum for you might be studentdoctor.net. this is for folks who are looking for medical education offshore because they didnt get into schools in north america. good luck.
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    i know this sounds crazy, but i actually want to go to school in the caribbean...i do not want to waste more time and there is no guarantee that i will get into school in the US if i were to apply for next year (assuming i am able to take the MCAT in time.)

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    respectfully, that would be one of the biggest mistakes you could make in your profesional life. Without question you would definitely NOT have the same residency and thus professional opportunities that you would going to a US allopathic medical school. You will be locked out both competitive residency fields most likely, and competitive programs within any given field. I cannot advise you strongly enough to attmept to get into medical school in the US. Its such a disasterous decision that should a program director hear that this was a choice, not an alternative for you, they could actually consider it evidence of such poor judgement that this along could get you locked out of a program.

    Offshore education can be decent as an alternative (and there are plenty of lousy schools out there too). But its an alternative.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cantthinkofaname View Post
    i know this sounds crazy, but i actually want to go to school in the caribbean...i do not want to waste more time and there is no guarantee that i will get into school in the US if i were to apply for next year (assuming i am able to take the MCAT in time.)
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    why do you say that? what if you are not looking to get into a competitve field? i know so many doctors that went to medical school out of the US and are doing just fine. they are great doctors. i also know many doctors that went to school in the US and they are disasterous.

    i don't think it matters where you go (to a degree-some schools are unaaceptable). it is what you put into it that counts the most and i do understand there will be some obstacles along the way in choosing a non-US school, but it is doable. if i were younger, i would definitely apply to US schools, but that is not the case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cantthinkofaname View Post
    i am not looking for shortcuts. i was just asking a question. i have a bit of a different situation than most and have no problem taking the MCAT if i must.
    Hi there, could you please elaborate? For example, if you are what they call, "non-traditional", then you'll find that there are many users on this and other med school forums that have walked in similar shoes.
    I used to pray and pray for a bike and never got one. Later I learned that God doesn't work that way... so I went out and stole a bike and asked God for forgiveness.

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    Cantthink: it matters VERY much. Its not that you cant become a good doctor. The reality, fair or not, is that offshore med has a stigma because there is no quality assurence. there are so many piss poor offshore schools that PDs will often just refuse to look at people from offshore or itnernational schools. further, the only poepl.e who do go offshore are those who fail to get into the us. so youre starting with two big strikes against you.

    at this point you cant say that youre not looking to get into a competitive field. how can you know? you havent done rotations yet. also, you might want something thats not very competitive but still your options will be limited as an img. the better programs will be closed to you or youd have to do several orders better than you would coming fmo a US school just to be considered.

    Medical education is a whole different game from anything youve fdone before. Dont get in in the us? fine, choose a decent offshore. If you get in, take it and run.
    Quote Originally Posted by cantthinkofaname View Post
    why do you say that? what if you are not looking to get into a competitve field? i know so many doctors that went to medical school out of the US and are doing just fine. they are great doctors. i also know many doctors that went to school in the US and they are disasterous.

    i don't think it matters where you go (to a degree-some schools are unaaceptable). it is what you put into it that counts the most and i do understand there will be some obstacles along the way in choosing a non-US school, but it is doable. if i were younger, i would definitely apply to US schools, but that is not the case.
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