this chart is only for those trying to decide where to go to med school. not meant to discourage those already in med school. there r 2 paths and 2 charts. one is the logical choice, the other is isnt. tell me which one which. this should make for a lively debate although in my opinion it is clear cut. Path 1- the desi path Go to India for med school --> possibly save some time but have poor college experience ---> spend a year or 2 taking the boards and working for free as an extern -----> not matching or end up getting family med residency in 1 horse town (with no pani puri) or inner city slum ---> spend rest of your life doing a speciality you dont like (of course those who get double 99s may fare better.) Path 2a - staying in the US try getting into american med school (by doing undergrad) ----> get into US med school or osteopathy school -----> get into ortho or residency in california (or any other desired residency with location) and feel bad for imgs stuck with family med in nome alaska Path 2b - staying (or trying) to stay in the US try getting into us med school ---> don't get in and go to europe or carribean and have a blast ----> do rotations in the us and get US LoRs ---> possibly end up like path 1 but in a better position due to usce(yet u atleast gave urself a chance of going to the US) Which is better Path 1 or Path 2????