Why I would be worried about going to a Caribbean School First, I am not making a crack at the intelligence or work ethic of ANY Caribbean student. I just want to make sure that the truth is out there about what happens when you go to a Caribbean school. I feel that the Caribbean schools lie to you in order to get your money Fact number 1 Roughly 50 % of US foreign graduate students do not match for a residency over the last 6 years. This table is straight from the National Resident Matching program. http://www.nrmp.org/res_match/tables/table2_06.pdf Ross advertises a high match rate >85%. St. Georges is on par as well. My question is why are there numbers so different from the national match information? See answer below Fact number 2 MCAT score and USMLE Step 1 and 2 scores are correlated. http://eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/Ho...chType_0=eric_accno&objectId=0900000b802752b0 Ross average MCAT score is 22. Yet, a Ross representative told me their USMLE Step 1 scores were 92%, which is in the upper range for US MD schools. How is this possible? Having advanced degrees in Statistics and I can tell it almost impossible given the correlation between the MCAT and USMLE step 1 Fact number 3 http://www.valuemd.com/ross.php As was recently published in JAMA, in 2002 Ross University placed more graduates into 1st year residency positions than any other medical school in the world, including all the US medical schools. How far can the truth be spun? Ross accepts students 3 times a year (spring, summer, and fall) with an average class size of 330. That means almost 1000 students a year enroll at Ross and would in theory be applying for residencys when done. I believe the largest US MD school has roughly 350 students. This means that if Ross matches about 40% of their students the above statement is true. Kind of scary when you think about it, isnt it? Fact number 4 Is Ross part of AAMC? NO. How is it accredited? http://www.rossu.edu/med/whyross/faqsross_061.cfm Please read the part about accreditation and think about these things. Approximately 50% of Dominicas GDP is accredited to Ross University. Rosss numbers pass through the government of Dominica, what do you think they would let slide? Fact number 5 MDs from the Caribbean do not earn the same respect as US MDs. Is this fair? maybe or maybe not. Bottom line is that you have to be ok with this. It is very similar to being a DO. In conclusion, Be weary of what these schools tell you. You ARE going to have to work hard, You ARE going to have trouble coming back to the US although it can be done as numerous posters have stated. Just be realistic with your expectations and follow the advice of those posting on this website. Once again, I am not knocking any of you in any way, shape, or form. Please do not reply with my friend went to the Caribbean and he is doing a residency in the US because of course there are people that go there, do well, and come back to the US. The rate is just not as high as the schools advertise.