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- Sep 28, 2009
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Even before the change to Step 1, my recommendation, unequivocally, is that no one should be attending a Caribbean medical school. The road for IMGs is already difficult, and without being a superstar (not just compared to applicants at your school, but compared to literally every other applicant), many specialties are already walled off to IMGs.Hi. I'm thinking of applying to a caribean school or UAG at mexico (already accepted in both), but I've been feeling anxious because of the new changes in step 1 where there is a clear disadvantage for IMG. IMG cant depend now of step 1 to be competitive so i dont know how this is going to affect vs prestigious schools applicants and i would like to apply a competitive specialty in a good hospital. How can IMG manage to achieve that now? Thanks.
If you want to practice in the United States, my suggestion is to go to an MD or DO school in the United States. If you go to medical school in Mexico, would you potentially be taking that spot from someone who wants to work in Mexico? Does Mexico already have an adequate number of primary care physicians to serve its entire population?
These are considerations, but ultimately, the choice is yours.