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    Is SGU the best offshore medical school?

    SGU rotations are greenbook and in the US which would allow me to come back to the US earlier and make connections with programs. They also prepare me for the boards and their match list is impressive.

    What are some other offshore schools (in and outside the Caribbean) that are comparable or better than SGU?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guinea View Post
    Look into Israel, specifically the program in Tel Aviv University. They have small class sizes (under 65), reasonable tuitions (~$20k) and match lists comparable to lowish tier US schools like RFU, EVMS and NYMC.

    Their admission standards though are also much higher than the Caribbean. You need either a high GPA (3.6+) or a high MCAT (32+) if you're weak on one of them.

    Plus, the clinical experience in Israel is like nothing else, you have attendings themselves teaching you. They don't have the liability problem that American hospitals have, so as medical student in Israel you can do A LOT, instead of just scut work or standing around.

    Although the program is in English and follows the American curriculum including time to study for the USMLE, you would need to also pick up a little Hebrew to maximize your experience during the clinical year.

    And you do your 4th year electives and interviews in the US.

    Plus, Grenada doesn't compare to Tel Aviv:
    I don't know if I would feel safe there; just too many bad things that I have seen on the news. Rightly or wrongly, that would put me off.
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    Seeing as Carib. schools train directly for the US, its probably got the best rep with US hospitals. Of course, the "Big" UK schools would beat it, but not Irish schools. Remember, they are training their doctors for Europe, not the US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecela7 View Post
    I don't know if I would feel safe there; just too many bad things that I have seen on the news. Rightly or wrongly, that would put me off.
    ^The main reason I'm not looking into Israeli schools.

    'Iran arms ship bound for Gaza downed near Sudan' - Haaretz - Israel News

    ....not exactly reassuring...

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    How do the girls compare in Israel to Grenada? just jk.

    Ecela 7.. does just one of those admission standards need to be that high or both?

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