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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by nadiapunina, Apr 10, 2004.

  1. nadiapunina

    nadiapunina New Member

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    Hello, my name is Nadia. I recently moved to the U.S. from Russia and I had
    completed 4 1/2 years of medical school when I left Russia.

    I am now looking for a way to get into Medical School and reuse some of my
    education from Russia without starting all over again.

    I am looking for an organization, a consultant, or someone that can point me
    in the right direction. Applications for the fall semester are due now and
    I am unsure of which way to go. I am also curious if I could apply for a
    Masters Degree in Biology and then proceed from there into Medical school.

    I have thought of some options, but I am not sure which ones I can pursue:

    1. Start from the beginning with a Bachelor's
    2. Complete a Bachelor's degree hoping that the school will at least
    transfer 60 of credits.
    3. Go into a Master's program if I can find a school that will accept my
    Bachelor's from AACRAO.
    4. Find a post-baccalaureate pre-medical program. - I don't know much about
    this one.

    I had my transcripts evaluated by Foreign Consultants INC, a member of the
    American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
    (AACRAO) association. Foreign Consultants INC evaluated and translated my
    transcripts and I received a bachelor's degree in Medical Science with a GPA
    of 3.81, but I am wondering if I will be able to use the Bachelor's that I
    received from AACRAO.

    I have contacted some of the medical schools in the area and they tell me
    that they need 90 college credits to be completed in the U.S. for
    acceptance.

    I have heard a lot about pre-medical schools and how they prepare you for
    medical schools. I am scared to enroll into a pre-medical college and then
    have the medical school not accept my Bachelors.

    please give me some advise and point me in the right direction?

    Thanks!

    Nadia
     
  2. RAwe

    RAwe Senior Member
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    Hey Nadia, you completed 4 1/2 years of med school in Russia but is it correct to assume that you did not receive your medical degree? If you did get your med degree then I was under the impression that anyone with a medical degree from a foreign country only had to pass the USMLE boards. Since passing the boards would license you as a physician to practice in the US.

    Sorry, I don't have more information to offer if you haven't received your med degree
     

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