I've been accepted into a US MD school that'll cost me ~100-125k for 4 years. My fiance, however, wants to move back to Australia for a host of reasons and I honestly agree with him. I would love to live and practice in his home city (Melbourne) where I've stayed for an extended period of time over the years. For a better picture of our relationship, I am currently 29 and we've been together for almost 7 years. He has an opportunity offered that if he took would have to move back to Australia in about 6 months - one that he can't really pass up and I would not want him to. If I want to practice medicine there, what is the best path under these circumstances? For the sake of the argument imagine my fiance HAS to go to Melbourne in 6 months and would not be coming back for any extended period of time.
Thank you <3
- Do I finish med school here (a whole 4 years but cheaper) then apply for an internship there? How severely limited are internship positions if I apply as a US MD grad?
- Do I defer my med school offers and apply for med school there (say Melbourne Medical School), and attend at an increased price but get to be with my fiance? Is getting an internship still very difficult?
- Do I finish med school here and do residency (~7 years) then apply to work in Australia? This one hurts because... 7 years wow.
Thank you <3