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    maureen9004 is offline Newbie 510 points
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    Practicing in the US

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    I have a few questions. I'm finishing up my Psychology B.S. from Drexel University this August (GPA 3.4-3.7ish). I want to apply to the pre-medical program...

    I have a few questions.

    1. Can doctor's trained at MUA come to the US for training? I know NY accepts grads, but does Michigan?

    2. What are the requirements to get in to the pre-medical program? I'll be apply in February 2008 for a place in the pre-medical program for January 2009. Are my odds of being accepted decent?

    3. What kind of specialization do most MUA get into? I know you have to apply to different programs... I'm semi interested in psychiatry or learning to be a medical examiner.

    Thanks for your help.

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    You should have gone directly to the MUA website for answers to this information. But this is my 2 cents:


    1. Can doctor's trained at MUA come to the US for training? I know NY accepts grads, but does Michigan?

    What do you mean come to US for "training"? We do our clinical rotations in the US. If you mean practice, then the only states that are problematic are California, Texas, Kansas, and a few others.


    2. What are the requirements to get in to the pre-medical program? I'll be apply in February 2008 for a place in the pre-medical program for January 2009. Are my odds of being accepted decent?

    Medical University Of The Americas - www.mua.edu

    Your odds of getting in are high, since the semester you want to apply to is long off.


    3. What kind of specialization do most MUA get into? I know you have to apply to different programs... I'm semi interested in psychiatry or learning to be a medical examiner.

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but the specialty you get into is based on your USMLE scores and the match you get for residency? If you want an idea of what areas MUA grads are getting into go here:

    Medical University Of The Americas - www.mua.edu
    Last edited by Shonk; 12-03-2007 at 11:00 PM.

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    interesting you mention michigan. michigan has a list of unapproved schools, and it looks a lot like oregons list. oregon disapproved MUA a while back, and made no distinction between MUA-nevis and MUA-belize. but the 2 are vastly different schools. MUA-nevis was removed from the disapproved list, but MUA-belize stayed on the disapproved list for many obvious reasons, if you follow threads on this forum.

    as far as specialties go... psychiatry is one of the easiest things to get into right now. pretty much just pass your boards and you're in. to be a medical examiner, i assume you're looking into pathology. pathology also is not that difficult to land, but harder than psych. also keep in mind pathologist now go through a 4 year residency (anatomical and clinical) pathology, but in order to be marketable in today's competitive society (and perhaps oversupply of old pathologists who won't retire you may need to complete a 1 year fellowship on top of your 4 year residency. so 5 years probably for that specialty, but a very cool one at that.

    if you have that GPA, why don't you try to kill your MCAT and get into a US school? please consider this, as everyone on this forum will advise this first before caribbean.

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    maureen9004 is offline Newbie 510 points
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    I don't try to kill the MCAT because my course work is in Psychology (I was orginally applying to law school, and killed the LSAT... but no longer like the idea of being a lawyer).

    Nevis has the pre medical program... that and Caribbean school is far cheaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maureen9004 View Post
    I don't try to kill the MCAT because my course work is in Psychology (I was orginally applying to law school, and killed the LSAT... but no longer like the idea of being a lawyer).

    Nevis has the pre medical program... that and Caribbean school is far cheaper.

    If your GPA is 3.4-3.7ish ... I would definitely put out 6 months to kill the MCAT .. and apply to at least 70 M.D. schools ... and 40 D.O. schools ..I WOULD DRY OUT ALL MY OPTIONS IN THE U.S. BEFORE I HIT THE CARRIBEAN ...

    BUT THAT'S ME .. (AFTER GOING THROUGH ALL OF THIS)

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    Quote Originally Posted by maureen9004 View Post
    I don't try to kill the MCAT because my course work is in Psychology (I was orginally applying to law school, and killed the LSAT... but no longer like the idea of being a lawyer).

    Nevis has the pre medical program... that and Caribbean school is far cheaper.
    Awww you're just like me. I thought I was the only one crazy enough to leave the whole Law school thing for Med school.

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