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If I don't get into med school, can I go outside the US? I heard it's easier to get in

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Syed’s Answer

Hi Jeff,

You can consider Caribbean med school, although these programs are often more expensive than the US medical schools (North of $90k a year!). Some of these like Ross and St. Georges have established reputations with US residency and rotation programs. Even so, you won't be regarded the same as the average US medical student and have to score really high on Step 1 and Step 2 to have a shot at residency. You might also need to do some research after M4 to bolster your resume if you don't get into residency on the first try.
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Rahul’s Answer

It is always better to have another option, but make sure that you do not loose sight of the forest, for the trees. Decide on whether you would like to continue with something that seems to be pulling you down and work towards rectifying it. Remember not to ever opt out of a competitive merit based system , in search of a panacea of your own.
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Philomena’s Answer

Yes you can school outside US but keep in mind where you want practice after med sch. it might not be that easy to come to the US to practice and you might not be interested in practicing the country you studied medicine in.
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Richard’s Answer

Consider a Postbaccalaureate Premedical Programs
https://apps.aamc.org/postbac/#/index


Going to DO or foreign medical school is also an option. But you might not get in the more competitive subspecialty residency programs
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Blake’s Answer

Hey Jeff,

I'm not sure if it's easier, but I think you can go to medical school in another country and still practice. However, if it's in the U.S. I believe there will be certain requirements as there are for any degree.

Thanks,
Blake
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