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    mgonzalez is offline Newbie 510 points
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    Becoming a Plastic Surgeon in Mexico (with UAG)

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    Hey, I'm a Canadian university student looking into UAG (the international med school in Guadalajara, Mexico). The thing is, I don't want to return to Canada-- I'd like to (ideally) become a plastic surgeon and work in Mexico. It seems to be pretty tough to find information on how to do this, as the program seems pretty US-oriented... I assume you become fluent in Spanish while you're there (I'm not fluent, currently), fluent enough to work there?
    Does anyone know the process? Getting permanent residency in Mexico doesn't seem to be an issue, as my dad did it pretty easily (I've spent a lot of time there, and it's always been a dream of mine to live there).

    Anyone know about the salary for plastic surgeons or dermatologists down there, as well as how competitive it is to become one compared to the states or canada? I wouldn't expect the same salary, but it's always good to know that I could live comfortably for all the schooling/money put into it.

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    Soooo, for starters I'm currently attending UAG. I don't know what you mean about the process, like to get into UAG or working in Mexico? First of all, I want to assume that it's easier getting into residency as a plastic surgeon in Mexico versus in the US. You'd ideally have to score in the 90th percentile or more on your USMLE to even be glanced at considering it's one of the most competitive fields out there. But for sure you wouldn't have to worry about taking step 1, if you end up staying in Mexico. I don't know if they'd expect you to do a year of service (where you're not getting paid) after graduating, which is what is expected of the national students. But to answer your other question, after doing some google search a plastic surgeon makes $89,541.54 on average a year, which equates 1,710,992.88 Mexican pesos, which is not bad at all to live here! The medical school is located in Providencia, Guadalajara. A lot of international students live in luxurious apartments, which runs around 20,000-30,000 Mexican pesos of rent/month. So yeah, you can live very comfortably here. Good luck! If you do have questions, let me know. It might be late considering I replied a few months later.

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