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From what I have gathered, it's possible for international students to be admitted as long as they finish 30.60.90 credit hours in a US or Canadian university. Theoretically. Most schools expect international students to gain a bachelor degree in US or Canada. I am wondering if there's anyone with foreign undergrad meet schools' requirements by finishing a post bac program? It's a uphill battle already. Would a foreign degree just eliminate any chances for international students?
I think most threads are posted by US citizens or permanent residents who went to university abroad. Are there any international students who have gone or are going through the process? (both MD and DO) Could you please share your experience?
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Sep 29, 2017
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I'm an international and hold a bachelor degree acquired from a university outside US or Canada, and I have also been searching for post bacc premed programs that accept students bear the same or similar status as we do.

I wrote down a brief list which I'm sure is incomplete so far:
Columbia University
Elms College
Duke University
UPenn (not mentioned)
Fordham University (not mentioned)

Hope this may help.
 
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I'm also an international student. I went to US college, but it was outside of the US (confusing - I know). I don't have US residency and I need visa sponsorship.

I've been going through postbacc apps these past few months with both rejections and acceptances from different schools. I'm happy to answer any questions you have about being an international student embarking on this journey!

Some schools I know accept international students:
- Bryn Mawr
- Goucher
- UPenn
- Columbia
- NYU
- Boston University

Some that I think accept international students:
- UVA
- UCLA
- UMiami
- Drexel

Be warned though that some programs that accept international students are only able to provide a 1-year visa initially and you then have to go through a reapplication process with the immigration authorities to try and stay another year (this is only a problem for 2-year programs or if you need to a glide year). You also have to be a full-time student and won't have as much time to volunteer/do research - you are also greatly limited in what research and volunteer work you can do until you have been studying for 1 year. It's quite a bit tougher for international students, but if you think its worth it, then go for it! I know I did :D
 
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I have EU masters in healthcare and I'm looking for opportunity to do MD somewhere. It's possible but not doable where I'm from. It would be possible in other European countries, but not in English language. So looking for opportunities overseas.
 
Aug 12, 2018
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I'm also an international student. I went to US college, but it was outside of the US (confusing - I know). I don't have US residency and I need visa sponsorship.

I've been going through postbacc apps these past few months with both rejections and acceptances from different schools. I'm happy to answer any questions you have about being an international student embarking on this journey!

Some schools I know accept international students:
- Bryn Mawr
- Goucher
- UPenn
- Columbia
- NYU
- Boston University

Some that I think accept international students:
- UVA
- UCLA
- UMiami
- Drexel

Be warned though that some programs that accept international students are only able to provide a 1-year visa initially and you then have to go through a reapplication process with the immigration authorities to try and stay another year (this is only a problem for 2-year programs or if you need to a glide year). You also have to be a full-time student and won't have as much time to volunteer/do research - you are also greatly limited in what research and volunteer work you can do until you have been studying for 1 year. It's quite a bit tougher for international students, but if you think its worth it, then go for it! I know I did :D
I don't think Goucher does. Sent them a mail they replied that they aren't accepting any international students
 
Aug 12, 2018
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Has anybody got into Bryn Mawr PBPM as an International student? Pls share your experience
 
Aug 15, 2019
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I have EU masters in healthcare and I'm looking for opportunity to do MD somewhere. It's possible but not doable where I'm from. It would be possible in other European countries, but not in English language. So looking for opportunities overseas.
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Hi !! I am also an international student interested in MD/Phd programs. I have an foreign masters in bioinformatics and biotechnology. I can see that your status says MD/Phd student. Which school did you get accepted to and which ones did you consider ? What are the funding opportunities you considered ? Also what is your profile like in terms of gpa, volunteer experience, PS, MCAT, extracurriculars etc ?
 

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I think that we should clarify what "foreign student" means here. Is it just someone who completed a bachelors degree abroad but is a US Citizen or a Permanent Resident (green card holder) or are we talking here about someone who would come on an F-1 visa and pay for med school in the US/Canada out-of-pocket?

Most schools I know of require 90 credits to be completed at a US/Canada accredited institution (preferably in the US/Canada). Some require a bachelors degree from US/Canada (most of the Texas schools, Utah etc.).

I have two bachelors from Poland, a Ph.D. from a US university, and completed all med school pre-reqs at a US 4-year college. I'm a permanent resident. So far I have not faced any significant difficulties.
 
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I think that we should clarify what "foreign student" means here. Is it just someone who completed a bachelors degree abroad but is a US Citizen or a Permanent Resident (green card holder) or are we talking here about someone who would come on an F-1 visa and pay for med school in the US/Canada out-of-pocket?

Most schools I know of require 90 credits to be completed at a US/Canada accredited institution (preferably in the US/Canada). Some require a bachelors degree from US/Canada (most of the Texas schools, Utah etc.).

I have two bachelors from Poland, a Ph.D. from a US university, and completed all med school pre-reqs at a US 4-year college. I'm a permanent resident. So far I have not faced any significant difficulties.
I am not a US citizen nor do I have PR. Even my bachelors is in my home country which is why I am facing difficulties. I am currently contemplating doing a post bacc or smp. Any light you can throw on this would be of great help to me. Thank you
 
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