SDN Members don't see this ad. About the ads. I've been thinking about trying to go to medical school in France but after reading threads about this subject and international medical school in general, am unsure about doing so. I guess I'd like to go to France because it would be cheaper and I had a good experience studying abroad there for a year (the cycling, especially, was excellent). Getting a chance to live there again for a several years would be a dream. The question is whether it would be worth going there given that it seems that I would face a stigma should I try to come back to the US and practice. Also, since I will have my undergraduate degree by the time I would apply/be accepted (barring some catastrophic event), is it really worth more or less starting over when I attend a French university (especially with the extreme competition that occurs in the first year)? Additionally, would it be better to try and complete my doctor training abroad or try and do some sort of split (i.e.; medical school in the US/France, then residency in France/US)? Is that even pragmatic? Could I even just do one or two years in a given country and the rest somewhere else? Thank you for your help.