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MD phd international student

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by R 1989, Sep 25, 2014.

  1. R 1989

    R 1989

    Sep 25, 2014
    Hey, everyone. I am very much interested to apply for MD-Ph.D. program. I am not a U.S citizen and a graduate in biotechnology and post graduate in marine biotechnology. I have surfed many websites of universities and almost all of them mentions that for international students there is a requirement of atleast one year of premedical education in US having completed all the prerequisite courses or should have completed 90 credits prior to matriculation etc. If that is the case. What should be my next step ? What such course should I to pursue to fulfill the criteria ? What kind of curriculum is required ? Kindly elaborate.
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  3. firebolt_hp


    Oct 4, 2014

    I am in a similar position as you are. You will have to complete some undergraduate coursework in US schools. Especially the pre-meds.
    You can check out post-bac pre-med programs.
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  4. jbuc1081

    jbuc1081 NOT THE BEES!!!!! 2+ Year Member

    Jun 27, 2014
    They're referring to gen chem 1&2, organic 1&2, physics 1&2, bio 1&2, english 1&2, statistics, and then any class the different schools require.
  5. Dr. Retractor

    Dr. Retractor 2+ Year Member

    Jul 11, 2014
    As @firebolt_hp said, you should check out Post-bac programs (especially those at universities that have a medical school). That way you can get the coursework done as well as get research experience here in the US, which you will need for acceptance into an MD/PhD program.
  6. Brunox13

    Brunox13 2+ Year Member

    May 6, 2013
    New York, NY
    That is correct, a post-baccalaureate program in the US would probably be the best option for you. They will be able to help you pick the classes for that.
    Also, I would strongly encourage you to contact the specific schools you would be interested in, as their specific requirements for you might differ (MD-PhD programs might also have different requirements from MD programs).
    For more information, check out my blog (in my signature below).

    Source: I am a successful international MD-PhD applicant myself.
  7. famchoo


    Feb 19, 2015
    Hi everyone, I have searched for some post baccalaureate premed programs and some of them are quite competitive to get in. However, I intend to locate to TX or FL and plan on working full time and do prerequisite classes part time. By any chance, do you know any schools in these states that offer evening classes for working folks? Has anybody gone this pathway before? I know we can enroll in community college, but as everyone said, it s better to choose a university or 4-year college over community colleges to gain the competitiveness of our applications. Thank you for all the advice !

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