1) you wanna be a slave in an IMG sweat shop in New York 2) you would like to do a speciality you don't like 3) you wanna do residency in a one horse town 4) you would like to be in a different time zone than your spouse you may say... 1) america takes longer WRONG! calculate time spent studying the boards. going abroad may take less time if you r hard working and smart. however most likely you may not be smart as you made the mistake of going abroad. 2) it is cheaper for me it was not. you will have to waste time looking for residency, doing externships in beverly hills and south beach, going to more interviews, applying to more interviews in the long run u will end up with a lower paying speciality. take the big picture in account. 3) for the experience if you want experience living in another place then go on a vacation. your carreer is to important for your whims of travel. take a year off after med school in america or do international electives. 4) getting into a us med school is hard it is but then so is getting a residency as an IMG. it is better to try in america then go the DO (osteopathy) route. if this does not work than go to east europe or maybe the carribean for a 4 year program. this way ur risk is covered and u get a shot at being an AMG. i think by now you get the picture. logic dictates u to be an AMG. CASE CLOSED!