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    Has anyone transferred to US medical Schools either in Basic Sciences or Clinicals ?

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    I was just wondering if anyone here has heard of anyone transferring to a US based medical school from a caribbean medical school. Either in their Basic Science or Clinical years. Are there restrictions?

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    On a similar note, I wonder if one transfers to a school like Ross just for the clinical years and gets their MD from Ross can they work in CA?

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    I have gone through this before.. but here is a BRIEF run down.

    There are approx 12 US schools that will take transfers. 2 will take you into year two, if you have all the specified courses completed. All 12 will take you into year 3 (clinical year), with a USMLE score. They also require a MCAT score. They will evaluate you on grades, LORs (one has to been from your school's dean and some schools want them from current teachers), Step one score and interview. Most schools also want to hear a COMPELLING reason why you MUST transfer. Most schools will only have between 1-3 open spots and there are a lot of foreign students that apply. It is about as hard to transfer as it is to get in for first year.
    It is possible.. just very hard.

    Just because people will ask.. you can find some of the schools on the following site..
    Transfer Policies Search for 2007-2008 Academic Year | Transfer Policies Reports you can search school by policy.

    AND.... just because I love you all.. here is the list of schools..
    Brown University, Chicago Medical College, Creighton, Dartmouth University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, MCP Hahnemann University, Mount Sinai Medical School, New York Medical College, Ponce University, Tulane University, Universidad Central del Caribe, University of East Carolina, University of Indiana, University of Medicine and Dentistry-Robert Wood Johnson, New Jersey (UMDNJ), University of Miami, University of Southern Illinois, Vermont University, and Wayne State University

    I think one of these schools stopped taking transfers.. Maybe Dartmouth... but you will have to do that research..

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    Dr Webb, I am every impressed with the amount of research you have done.

    Seeing that transfer to US schools is difficult (at best) what of my radical idea of transfer to another Caribbean school which is accredited in California? I like the idea of doing clinical time with Ross as they do their clinicals in Chicago, which is where I am from and my family lives.

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    You can transfer to another Carib school, however.. you must still have their Med1 admissions requirements.. like MCAT, etc.. It is not as hard. remember.. schools like Ross start with a lot of students and a lot flunk out. They just want to know if you can pay your way...

    Some states MAY have a requirement that you actually did all your education at one of the "top 4", not just graduated from it. I have not checked those state's laws, since I am not worried about practicing there.

    Also remember this.. if you practice, in good standing for 5-10 years in any state.. ALMOST all states will allow you a license in their state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bstone View Post
    Dr Webb, I am every impressed with the amount of research you have done.

    Seeing that transfer to US schools is difficult (at best) what of my radical idea of transfer to another Caribbean school which is accredited in California? I like the idea of doing clinical time with Ross as they do their clinicals in Chicago, which is where I am from and my family lives.

    Actually MUA has 2-3 clinical sites in Chicago that All core and electives can be done...

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    Yea,,, actaully they have one in Chicago and one right outside, both site you can do all of your cores.. just something to think about.

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    Oh they have sites in Chicago. That is just fine with me.

    I don't ever assume I will ever move to CA but it would be nice to be able to be licensed there. I have an odd situation- I follow an outdoor camping/music festivle every summer for a few weeks. Every few years they have the festivle in California. It gets like 15,000 people for a few weeks. It has a mobile clinic of MDs, RNs, EMTs, etc. As an EMT I've been volunteering with the response team in case of an emergency. One day as a doc I'd like to do the same, but naturally will only do so as long as I have a medical license in that state.

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    Most states will allow you a temp license for things like that... So you should be fine if that is all you want to do..

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    do you think it is feasible to go to a Carib school and use the first year marks to apply to a Canadian school? I do not need transfer credit. I would start from first year.

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