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Med School Route

Discussion in 'General International Discussion' started by BmwParamedic, Sep 25, 2002.

  1. BmwParamedic

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  3. Skip Intro

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    Josh-

    If you are just starting out at U.S. college, why not just try to crush your pre-med courses, kick the MCATs rear-end, and apply to U.S. schools? Are you an older student or is there some other mitigating factor(s)?

    Just curious.

    -Skip
     
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    Agree with Skip. This is very good advice.

    I understand that you and your boyz wanna stay close, but you're gonna face an uphill battle if you choose the Caribbean route so quickly. Check it out...

    http://www.studentdoctor.net/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=33579&highlight=objective+Caribbean

    Good luck with whatever it is you choose :).
     
  6. Stephen Ewen

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    So...what's the hurry??

    The above advise is good, even for a Californian, where there is extra tough competition.
     
  7. BmwParamedic

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    good advice I think i'll apply to St.Matthews just as a back up also do most med school require you to have a BS in the US unlike foreign med school that just want 90 units?
     
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    Good luck, whatever you chose, Josh.

    :)

    -Skip
     
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    One more thing, and very important:

    If you intend to or think you might want to stay around in California, and if you go to a non-US med school, you MUST go to one that is pre-approved by California. Each school must go through a strenuous process to receive this; St. Mat has NOT to date.

    So, do your research well before making a move in regard to any non-US school. If you do a search here at SDN on the International Forums with the word "California," some info from past posts should turn up that might be a good starting point. Best to you, SE.
     
  10. Pursuing MD

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    Hello Steph,

    You said: "If you intend to or think you might want to stay around in California, and if you go to a non-US med school, you MUST go to one that is pre-approved by California. Each school must go through a strenuous process to receive this..."

    SGU is pre-approved by California; correct? THANKS!
     
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    Yes, Pursuing, it is:

    http://www.sgu.edu/nhome.nsf/webcontent/0B3738FCEEDC006685256B4400757EF8?OpenDocument&top=med


    Good luck!

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