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Getting a residency after an Irish med school?

Discussion in 'UK & Ireland' started by jane2, Nov 16, 2005.

  1. jane2

    jane2 Member
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    Feb 13, 2005
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    I'm a UK citizen considering med school in Ireland. One of my primary motivations for considering the Irish med schools is that I understand they have good links to American residency programs and that if I go to an Irish school I might have a better chance of being accepted into a good US residency. Is this true, do you think? Are Irish medical schools well-known in US med schools? Better known than UK schools?

    If anyone has any information I'd appreciate it.
  2. leorl

    Physician Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Verified Account 10+ Year Member

    Jan 2, 2001
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    Irish med schools are well-reputed in the US. But I can't say that they're any better known than a strong UK med school. I wouldn't choose an Irish university over a UK one on the basis that you might think it'll be better for US residency, because I don't think it'll have weight. What will have weight is how well you do on your USMLE steps, having clinical elective experience in the US, and the good UK schools (most of them) would be known by most academic circles.

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