- Mar 16, 2019
I am considering attending a MD program in Australia (I'm from the US). I'm aware of all the challenges getting residency in US or internship in Australia. I have a few questions:
1) When do US MD students in Australia study & take the USMLE Step 1? ( non-Ochsner students), given that the end of year 2 is in December, which is half way through the medical school year in the US. Same question for the Step 2 exams.
2) When do international students arranging own elective rotation in US 4th year usually do said rotations, assuming their school does not have an arrangement with a US hospital? (given again the mismatch in academic year start/end dates)?
3) Are there any statistics/ resources available for % of international student MD graduates from Australia matching into US residencies? (and potentially what /where they matched into).
4) If you studied for USMLE while studying medicine in Australia, how well did you think the first 2 years in Australian med school prepared you for the USMLE ? I've heard some discussion regarding the basic sciences sometimes not being covered in Australia at the level needed for USMLE.
Thanks for your help!