Let me tell a little about myself...and maybe someone could shine some light on my problem. I'm a junior with a 3.2 GPA. I'm taking 19 credits this semester, currently doing very well, so hopefully I can boost that GPA up by 0.15 or 0.2. Thus, by the end of my junior year, I'll have maybe a 3.4GPA. I've applied to two Caribbean schools: SABA and UMHS. So...say if I get accepted to SABA, should I attend, or should I skip this year and apply next year for US med schools (since my GPA should be in ~3.5 range, which is semi-compeitive)? I mean, getting into a top choice residency and do something that I'll like should out-weight for going to med school a year earlier. However, high stats doesn't guarantee getting into US med school either, except D.O. anyway. Right now, I'm kind just confused and hopefully someone here could possibly suggest me something. If my dream is do-able at Caribbean school, then I'll attend even with the stigma. So, my question is: Does the Match emphasize more on the person that you are or where you study at? Worst comes, should I go to US D.O. instead of Carib MD?