I applied to state side MD and DO medical schools, and was waitlisted. The reason provided was that i was late in applying. I took the MCAT before taking half of my sciences and got at 24, whic is not very good. However, i had a 3.39 science index and a 3.5 overall GPA. Also, i served in the marine corp. as a combat medic and have worked as paramedic w/ homeland security since getting out of the corp. in 2001. I have also published and preseneted medical research. I was wondering if i would be accepted into a caribbean med school? Also, I was curious about whether ER medicine is so competitive that i would have a problem getting a residency if i went to ross, SGU or Saba? Lastly, what extra exams must one take to be accepted in the states?