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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Lisochka, Nov 30, 2005.

  1. Lisochka

    Lisochka Senior Member
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    I went to college in my country and have a master degree from there.
    Does AAMC or a Med School send the inquiry to my country and how long does it take?
    or they do evaluation on their own (like non medical colleges do. A foreign student just brings translatet into English diploma and the non-medical college just looks through it and that is it.)
    Does anyone know this?
     
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  3. Arsenic

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  4. riceman04

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    Ok so I am not exactly sure about what you are asking but I will say that med schools here normally require ALL students to take all pre-reqs in the US, regardless of your how in depth your studies may have been within a specific basic science (I am not assuming that you majored in a science).

    You should contact med schools/AAMC and ask them directly!
     
  5. daviddamoore

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    Hey there... I am from the UK and got my MS and BS (MSc BSc) from there. I am applying this cycle. There are a few of schools which don't mind if you have taken ALL your classes outside the US (Stanford springs to mind), some which require 1 year in the US (you can take classes while working - just basic ones), and LOADS which require 3 or 4 years in a US school. Even for the ones that don't need you to have all your years in the US, they often require a 3rd party evaluation of your degree. www.wes.org is where I got mine done. I won't tell you that it is easy, but with hard work you can at least meet minimum requirements for some schools. I have picked up a couple of interviews, so I am assuming that these schools at least look favorably on me.
    Good luck!

    oh yeah - you pretty much MUST have at least permanent residency. This was asked about in BOTH my interviews as well on the secondary applications.
     
  6. Lisochka

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    Hey, thanks for your reply!
    how do I find which school does not require to complete pre-requisites in the US?
    Did they tell you that you need the wes.org evaluation?
    because I called one school and they said that it was ok that I took pre-requizites outside of the US, but they said nothing about wes evaluation.
     
  7. Mikhail

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    Hey,

    I studied for two years in Russian and I got a bachelor's degree in the U.S.
    Downstate medical school in Brooklyn, NY, asked me to send my transcript with grades from Russia to World Education Services (wes.org) for course-by-course evaluation. WES is one of the most respected agencies for foreign documents evaluation. It may take you some time to go through this process because the agency will request a copy of your diploma with grades from England.

    Good luck

    Mikhail
     
  8. goodluck2

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    I had completed five years in former soviet union country, but I still had to complete most of pre-med in USA. I did not find a school that accept anything from former soviet union but these credits that you non-med college accepted.
     

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