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    Changski is offline Junior Member 510 points
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    Can Caribbean graduates work on the islands after they graduate?

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    Does this happen often? Do Caribbean hospitals take on interns and residents?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Changski View Post
    Does this happen often? Do Caribbean hospitals take on interns and residents?
    This is an excellent question and I've asked many medical schools that question over the years. Short answer is: it depends. Medical schools in countries in Caribbean that serve the local community will offer internships to graduates that plan on living, practicing and serving in said country. Dominican Republic comes to mind. Graduates from the "for profit" medical schools that attract students from around the world have less of a chance in securing a residency or internship. Medical education is a big business. Obtaining licensure and employment depends on many factors including eligibility to immigrate and obtain visas. You really need to ask the community you plan on studying in as well as practicing in about those opportunities! If a country that has a medical school won't accept graduates to practice in said country, I would avoid going to that school! Too many "red flags" pointing to problems in accreditation and recognition not only by Host country but other jurisdictions as well.
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    I expected the case to be as such.

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    I have not heard of this. I suppose it is possible but I question on if the residency would be accredited. the local physicians that I met when on the island had done their residency training done in the US and came back to practice in their home community.

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    Interesting to hear.
    I would not expect the residency to be accredited in the US but the postgraduate clinical experience would be valuable for non-Americans going back to their home countries.

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    I agree! I know Mexico requires one year of internship and a year of social service to complete the Title of Physician and Surgeon otherwise the diploma is half baked.

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    ^ I would be interested in this!
    Is Mexico accepting of IMGs, can the internship/social service be completed by IMGs wanting work experience?

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    According to me yes, any Caribbean Medical student work here, if they want to start their clinical, they can join it. For more details, you can check govt websites and medical college websites.

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    Yes, They will definitely work, On the off chance that a nation that has a clinical school won't acknowledge graduates to rehearse in said nation, I would abstain from heading off to that school! Too much "warnings" highlighting issues in accreditation and acknowledgment by Host nation as well as different wards too.

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