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    is it tough for Indian students to study medicine in Caribbean islands?

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    hi i am new to this forum .i am Indian and have completed my 12th standard in science stream with bio,chemistry,physics in 2012 i want to study medicine in Caribbean cuz i want to practice in usa but i was advised by my friend who was us citizen and had studied medicine in caribbean that it would be though for you to study medicine in caribbean straight after 12th cuz most of student have completed pre med's before entering into md,so i want to know that will it be tough for me to study md directly cuz in india there is nothing like pre med,so shlould i go for pre med or directly for md pls or should go for mbbs in india but important thing is i want to practice in us and also advise me some good medical college in caribbean.also i am 18 yrs old so i was also told that most of student are of 23 or 25 yrs old so is this true cuz there would be huge age difference .pls reply fast i want to join from this year an is there any other option other than caribbean islands so that i could practice in usa?
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    I dont think you ethnic background will effect your ability to complete you education in the caribbean. I think a pre-med program would be necessary if you do not have a college degree with the minimum requirements to get in to the caribbean medical schools. Most of the students are in their 20's because they completed a bachelor's and possibly have work experience. If completing a college degree is not an option look into the pre-med programs before applying to medical school in the caribbean.
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    but i am getting admission in smu in md program so i should go for it will be tough for me to study md directly ?
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    I dont think you ethnic background will effect your ability to complete you education in the caribbean. I think a pre-med program would be necessary if you do not have a college degree with the minimum requirements to get in to the caribbean medical schools. Most of the students are in their 20's because they completed a bachelor's and possibly have work experience. If completing a college degree is not an option look into the pre-med programs before applying to medical school in the caribbean.

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    If you have been already accepted in to the MD program it will be very tough. All the MD programs are extremely difficult. At the age of 18, you will be one of the youngest people in the program. Its alot of work. St. Matthews has a very rigorous program. A friend of who went to that school said the exams were harder there than other caribbean schools. She went to that school 5 years ago so things might have changed. If you are referring to St. Martinus I am not familiar with there program.
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    You are receiving direct admission to a 4-year medical program without a university degree? That seems shady, because 4-year medical programs are intended for university graduates (or those with at least 90 university credit hours). Are they putting you through a premedical sciences program first?

    Yes, for most people, completing a 4-year program for someone with only a high school diploma would be extremely difficult. You might also consider the fact that some state licensing bureaus could potentially raise an eyebrow at someone having a 4-year medical diploma without a university degree (they would not care if it was a 6-year medical diploma without a university degree, because that is the international norm).

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    so is there any other university in which i can apply and u r familiar with and what do u recommend should i first complete pre med?

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    so should i go for pre med first? and much time it will take to complete pre med

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    so should i go for pre med first,and how much time it will take to complete pre med?

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    You are receiving direct admission to a 4-year medical program without a university degree? That seems shady, because 4-year medical programs are intended for university graduates (or those with at least 90 university credit hours). Are they putting you through a premedical sciences program first?

    Yes, for most people, completing a 4-year program for someone with only a high school diploma would be extremely difficult. You might also consider the fact that some state licensing bureaus could potentially raise an eyebrow at someone having a 4-year medical diploma without a university degree (they would not care if it was a 6-year medical diploma without a university degree, because that is the international norm).

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    is it tough for Indian students to study medicine in Caribbean islands?

    hi i am new to this forum .i am Indian and have completed my 12th standard in science stream with bio,chemistry,physics in 2012 i want to study medicine in Caribbean cuz i want to practice in usa but i was advised by my friend who was us citizen and had studied medicine in caribbean that it would be though for you to study medicine in caribbean straight after 12th cuz most of student have completed pre med's before entering into md,so i want to know that will it be tough for me to study md directly cuz in india there is nothing like pre med,so shlould i go for pre med or directly for md pls or should go for mbbs in india but important thing is i want to practice in us and also advise me some good medical college in caribbean.also i am 18 yrs old so i was also told that most of student are of 23 or 25 yrs old so is this true cuz there would be huge age difference .pls reply fast i want to join from this year an is there any other option other than caribbean islands so that i could practice in usa?

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    Having a US citizenship or not is significantly different when it comes to matching. Carribean would be better for you if you want to practice in the US. However, if you fail to match in the US, you Carribean MD degree will not be widely accepted in the world. Your Indian medical degree is accepted in India at least.

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