Sponsored Links
Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    rdkr_567 is offline Newbie 510 points
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    8
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Need help in deciding medical schools!!

    Advertisements



    Hello,
    I am a Canadian highschool graduate who is currently studying the M&D foundation in London, England. I originally planned to take this course to get into St.Matthews Caribbean Medical school. However, this course is not helping me at all, as it is badly organized and the teachers are terrible. Therefore, I am not paying them another penny!!
    In January 2013 I plan to drop out of this course and try a different route to medicine. I have looked at European and Caribbean Medical Schools, and I am really stuck at what is the best choice for me. Any suggestions?

  2. #2
    abettertomorrow is offline Member 513 points
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    103
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by rdkr_567 View Post
    Hello,
    I am a Canadian highschool graduate who is currently studying the M&D foundation in London, England. I originally planned to take this course to get into St.Matthews Caribbean Medical school. However, this course is not helping me at all, as it is badly organized and the teachers are terrible. Therefore, I am not paying them another penny!!
    In January 2013 I plan to drop out of this course and try a different route to medicine. I have looked at European and Caribbean Medical Schools, and I am really stuck at what is the best choice for me. Any suggestions?
    Canadian students require private loans that will follow you wherever you go, without the protections that FAFSA provides. Also, there are more american grads than residency slots. So the opportunity for residency match for schools other than the main 4 will become more an exception than the rule. This might be upsetting and anyone looking to have a clear path to practice will not want to accept it. But look at the ACGME and AAMC numbers before you are quick to argue.

    As for the idea of skipping a b.a. or b.s., you'll incur a massive debt level without a fallback use of whatever MD you get from whichever school that accepts you (and if they can be selective, they won't accept an applicant that has quit another track like this M&D foundation).

    Right now, as it stands, the residency match rate (prior to the increased enrollment numbers from the american schools) by carib grads was circa 50%...and that's for those that survive the 3 different USMLE step exams.

    Avoid tunnelvision in this regard. This is what the carib schools rely on in order to get your borrowed money. And they refuse all responsibility to your future. Caveat Empor.

  3. #3
    abettertomorrow is offline Member 513 points
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    103
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by rdkr_567 View Post
    Hello,
    I am a Canadian highschool graduate who is currently studying the M&D foundation in London, England. I originally planned to take this course to get into St.Matthews Caribbean Medical school. However, this course is not helping me at all, as it is badly organized and the teachers are terrible. Therefore, I am not paying them another penny!!
    In January 2013 I plan to drop out of this course and try a different route to medicine. I have looked at European and Caribbean Medical Schools, and I am really stuck at what is the best choice for me. Any suggestions?
    Canadian students require private loans that will follow you wherever you go, without the protections that FAFSA provides. Also, there are more american grads than residency slots. So the opportunity for residency match for schools other than the main 4 will become more an exception than the rule. This might be upsetting and anyone looking to have a clear path to practice will not want to accept it. But look at the ACGME and AAMC numbers before you are quick to argue.

    As for the idea of skipping a b.a. or b.s., you'll incur a massive debt level without a fallback use of whatever MD you get from whichever school that accepts you (and if they can be selective, they won't accept an applicant that has quit another track like this M&D foundation).

    Right now, as it stands, the residency match rate (prior to the increased enrollment numbers from the american schools) by carib grads was circa 50%...and that's for those that survive the 3 different USMLE step exams.

    Avoid tunnelvision in this regard. This is what the carib schools rely on in order to get your borrowed money. And they refuse all responsibility to your future. Caveat Empor.

  4. #4
    abettertomorrow is offline Member 513 points
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    103
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    get your undergrad done.

    Quote Originally Posted by rdkr_567 View Post
    Hello,
    I am a Canadian highschool graduate who is currently studying the M&D foundation in London, England. I originally planned to take this course to get into St.Matthews Caribbean Medical school. However, this course is not helping me at all, as it is badly organized and the teachers are terrible. Therefore, I am not paying them another penny!!
    In January 2013 I plan to drop out of this course and try a different route to medicine. I have looked at European and Caribbean Medical Schools, and I am really stuck at what is the best choice for me. Any suggestions?
    Canadian students require private loans that will follow you wherever you go, without the protections that FAFSA provides. Also, there are more american grads than residency slots. So the opportunity for residency match for schools other than the main 4 will become more an exception than the rule. This might be upsetting and anyone looking to have a clear path to practice will not want to accept it. But look at the ACGME and AAMC numbers before you are quick to argue.

    As for the idea of skipping a b.a. or b.s., you'll incur a massive debt level without a fallback use of whatever MD you get from whichever school that accepts you (and if they can be selective, they won't accept an applicant that has quit another track like this M&D foundation).

    Right now, as it stands, the residency match rate (prior to the increased enrollment numbers from the american schools) by carib grads was circa 50%...and that's for those that survive the 3 different USMLE step exams.

    Avoid tunnelvision in this regard. This is what the carib schools rely on in order to get your borrowed money. And they refuse all responsibility to your future. Caveat Empor.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-18-2011, 08:20 AM
  2. Deciding on a Medical School... Please help!
    By futurepocket in forum Main Foreign Medical Schools Forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-18-2011, 04:06 PM
  3. Re “New York Medical Schools Fight to End Caribbean Schools’ Path”
    By Buckeyes1970 in forum American University of the Caribbean (AUC)
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-05-2011, 11:40 PM
  4. Caribbean Medical schools vs European Med schools?
    By tml.chelseafc in forum Main Foreign Medical Schools Forum
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 05-13-2010, 02:06 PM
  5. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-04-2007, 12:05 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •