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    Is SGU the best offshore medical school?

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    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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    please run a search. this has been said many many times before.
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    Are there non-Caribbean offshore schools better than SGU?

    I was told to just do a search, but I tried searching for about 30 minutes and still can't find an answer as to whether there are other offshore schools outside the Caribbean that might be better than SGU (in terms of residency placement and reputation)? Thanks guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by primer View Post
    I was told to just do a search, but I tried searching for about 30 minutes and still can't find an answer as to whether there are other offshore schools outside the Caribbean that might be better than SGU (in terms of residency placement and reputation)? Thanks guys.
    There are MANY off-shore schools whether they are better or than than SGU is debatable as you would still be considered as an IMG....BUT the other off-shore school do not give you the possibility of doing rotations in the US, not core ones anyway, electives maybe, still a small risk.

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    Australia
    Ireland
    Poland
    Romania

    these are the ones I know of that have English programs....I am sure there are more out there.

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    Thanks. Is there anyway to know the preference of PDs for American IMGs from any of the above countries? Do preferences typically go along with the economic development of the country? Like say Australia > Romania? Or is this highly individual and particular to PDs?

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    i'll keep this thread open.

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    Quote Originally Posted by primer View Post
    Thanks. Is there anyway to know the preference of PDs for American IMGs from any of the above countries? Do preferences typically go along with the economic development of the country? Like say Australia > Romania? Or is this highly individual and particular to PDs?
    Well I don't think there is a "preference" per se, however I am sure it does depend on the "popularity" factor as well as the "age of the school" usually for people without finance issues Ireland is the place to go is US/Canada did not work out....I am not sure where Australia stands in this "ranking" but I believe it goes something like this:

    US/Canada > Ireland > Caribbean (SGU, AUC, Ross, SABA)

    Poland and Australia are gaining popularit. I am Romanian and the Uni would be free for me, I still chose to go to SGU because I know how the medical education is there, at this point a tad sub-par, it used to be brilliant, but you know revolution, corruption..., it might pick up. Ppl also choose depending on their backgrounds (ethnicity, family ties, love for Europe?)

    It all depends on your preferences, finances, future plans....etc, etc....no one can REALLY tell you....go to X school...you will become a Nobel prize winner neuro surgeon! Sorry dude....you will have to make a list of your school preferences, their pros and cons, apply, see which ones accept you and go from there. Start wide and narrow it down.

    Good luck!
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    i think the major difference is that non of the other offshore schools mentioned have rotations in the u.s so i would think getting a residency would be much harder

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