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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical Allopathic [ MD ]' started by Jhon Jhon, 09.28.14.

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  1. Jhon Jhon

    Jhon Jhon

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    Hello friends,

    I am an international student, I am currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in nanotechnology. Wanted to know what it is to need an international student, apply, to apply for vacancies in universities in USA of Medicine?
     
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    SkipJunior I'm Your Butler Account on Hold

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    which country are you from? I suggest you apply for medical schools in your country since it's very difficult for an international applicant to be accepted to a US medical school.
     
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    As noted above, it is very difficult to obtain medical school admission in the US as a foreign student.

    The basic requirements are:

    - 90 undergraduate units from a US college/university (so you have to come here for the pre-med courses)
    - cash on hand to pay for private medical school tuition and living expenses which can exceed $60,000 USD per year; many US medical schools will want to see the cash up front in an account to verify that you can afford to pay the tuition
    - you will not likely get a position at a state school because these are funded by US taxpayers, so private universities are your best bet
    - less than 100 positions per year are given to international students

    You can get more information here: https://www.aamc.org/students/applying/requirements/msar/
     
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    Brunox13 2+ Year Member

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    Though true, these are only requirements at some of the schools. Other schools, however, will allow undergraduate schooling in Canada or in the UK (Stanford, for example).
    Wrt money - there are few schools that do provide institutional loans and scholarships even to international students.

    Source: I am a successful international applicant myself.

    For more information about all of the above, look at my blog (see my signature). Good luck!!
     

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