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Medical school in england?

Discussion in 'General International Discussion' started by dvdrv31, Dec 6, 2001.

  1. dvdrv31

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    i have a distant friend that went to a medical school in england after not getting into any US schools. she did her 3rd and 4th years in US hospitals and just got an internship at cooke county hospital.

    does anyone have any info on medical schools in england?
     
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  3. Sita

    Sita Senior Member
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    Hi dvdrv31 do you have any specific questions regarding medical schools in the UK? I'll try my best to answer them. :)
     
  4. dvdrv31

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    hey,

    are there any schools in particular that US students might go to and do clinical rotations back in the US? maybe like the caribbean schools? and what are there requirements and difficulty of getting in? thanks a lot.
     
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    Most US schools will allow you to come and do visiting electives during 4th (final) year. Doing 3rd year Core rotations is another matter - these generally have to be formalized school to school.

    Some schools do have restrictions (ie, must be at LCME school, no IMGs, must have passed Step 1, have faculty sponsor, etc.) but I found no shortage of schools offering visiting electives. I'm sure you will have the same experience. Simple matter of looking at web sites or contacting schools you are interested in and asking about visiting rotations; most have applications on-line or will mail them to you for processing.

    Hope this helps.
     
  6. Russ Cowles

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    As a student at a Caribbean medical school, I have to tell you that getting electives and cores in the states is not that easy. I finished basic sciences in the top 5% of my class, scored 230+ on USMLE step 1 and cant get a spot in the US for my third year. On top of that, I can hardly find any hospitals that will take me for 4th year either. They turn their heads away when they hear "FMG" or "Caribbean". I do, however, have nearly all my electives ironed out at a few different US schools. It was not an easy ordeal. If clinical rotations in the US are a priority for you, DO NOT go to a foreign school. Wait it out and get into a US school.
     
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    Hi, this post is directed to Kim Cox or other Aussie grads: How many rotations (elective or core) did you guys do in the States, and how many would you recommend without disrupting the overall program flow?
     

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