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Thread: UAG Graduates, would you have preferred to study anywhere else?

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    UAG Graduates, would you have preferred to study anywhere else?

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    UAG Graduates,
    I wanted to please get some feedback about your experience at UAG about the international medical program. I am looking for medical perspectives and not generalities like culture, housing, etc., as I am a dual citizen who graduated from high school in Mexico and pretty much lived there my whole life and know how to get around. Currently, I am doing my undergraduate degree in a US Medical School and I think I can get into a US school for an MD Program. However, I have never enjoyed living in the US, and I really hate the idea of having to wait another year waiting on my medical application. Additionally, believe it or not… it’s always been my dream to study medicine in Mexico. I know from medical rotations that US professionals/doctors might be very discriminative when it comes to foreign medical graduates. I plan on doing the clinical rotations in the US if I get into UAG, but I would hate for my education to be diminished just because my personal preference is to study and live in Mexico as I consider it my one and true home. I have worked hard for my undergraduate degree here in the US but I think I would love my time in Mexico and eventually, would have to come back to the States to practice. I just feel like I am ready to make my transition into the MD program but the application process in the US, AMCAS, the costs of applying, the MMIs, and all that jazz already got the best of me… I am graduating this May and I love the idea of moving back to Mexico for med school… however, not sure if it would be the best move in my career. I would appreciate some insight as I have read horrendous things about coming back to the US as a graduate from a foreign medical school. Thank you!! I deeply appreciate it.

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    The people who usually consider UAG as an option are the people with very low GPA (below 3.0), low MCAT (below 500) or attended a pooh poohty unranked undergraduate institution. There are a lot of pretentious people who say they want to come here for bilingual medical education.
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    Personally, I would trust a Mexican trained Physician over a Caribbean. Don't know about UAG, but Mexican schools give a hell of lot more hands on training. I can't imagine any of the island docs letting a Caribbean med student touch their patients. That's why they do clinical rotations in the USA. Which by the way, is basically an observership at best. I've seen the Mexican medical students in full action. delivering babies, c-sections, assisting in surgery, etc.

    My guess is that it is kind of like the Russian Space program allowing rich people to come and be a cosmonaut which funds their other cosmonauts training and salary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eagerMD View Post
    The people who usually consider UAG as an option are the people with very low GPA (below 3.0), low MCAT (below 500) or attended a pooh poohty unranked undergraduate institution. There are a lot of pretentious people who say they want to come here for bilingual medical education.
    eagerMD,

    If you are not a UAG Graduate, I do not understand why you bothered to provide your unwanted, ignorant, and biased opinion on the matter. Please, restrain yourself from answering questions you clearly do not know anything about.
    Last edited by cpt.ricard; 09-05-2017 at 10:56 AM. Reason: inflammatory quote

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    Quote Originally Posted by leadsled View Post
    Personally, I would trust a Mexican trained Physician over a Caribbean. Don't know about UAG, but Mexican schools give a hell of lot more hands on training. I can't imagine any of the island docs letting a Caribbean med student touch their patients. That's why they do clinical rotations in the USA. Which by the way, is basically an observership at best. I've seen the Mexican medical students in full action. delivering babies, c-sections, assisting in surgery, etc.

    My guess is that it is kind of like the Russian Space program allowing rich people to come and be a cosmonaut which funds their other cosmonauts training and salary.
    I totally agree with what you said, I have several Mexican friends who graduated from that particular school and now practice in Mexico. I'm not considering any of the Caribbean schools, but thank you for your insight!
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    Disregard....
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