Homoochan

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Is it really a bad idea to go to Austrailian medical school if I want to practice in the states?

From what i've read austrailian schools are pretty good and their education (clinical and research) is considered quite solid around the world.. :scared:
 

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If you want to practice in the states, your best bet is a US program. They have their own US accrediting bodies and are known by US residencies.

After that, the offshore Caribbean programs (particularly the big 4) are probably your best bet as they're geared specifically towards US nationals who wish to return to the US to practice.

Once you get to schools in places like Australia, Ireland, Eastern Europe, etc. You run the risk of the curriculum being more similar to their country's medical system than the US'. This would pose difficulty when taking US licensing examinations like the USMLE and you would also likely experience difficulty when attempting to obtain a residency slot as residency directors will likely have less experience with graduates from those schools than the above mentioned.

In general... go to school in the country you want to practice.
 

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Bummer, hanging out on the gold coast after a day of classes would be so awesome.
 
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Homoochan

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Practicing in Austrailia won't be THAT bad either hm.. tempting

they only look at GPA and MCAT for first screen.

Then after interview (MMI) then it's 50% MCAT (no GPA here) and 50% interview.

very tempting! lol
 

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Practicing in Austrailia won't be THAT bad either hm.. tempting

they only look at GPA and MCAT for first screen.

Then after interview (MMI) then it's 50% MCAT (no GPA here) and 50% interview.

very tempting! lol
Pretty tempting. I wonder how their health care is structured and what competition for jobs in cities like Sydney will be like.
 

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I've heard that in australia, nationals have priority over international students when it comes to residency placement. You'd have just as much trouble getting a good residency in australia as in the US if you go to an australian school.