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Poll ~ Where do i go for med school? - the logical choice

Discussion in 'India and South Asia' started by sga430, Apr 13, 2007.

Which one is better? (Read below)

  1. Path 1

  2. Path 2

  1. sga430

    sga430 Banned Banned

    Jan 29, 2006
    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????
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  3. sga430

    sga430 Banned Banned

    Jan 29, 2006
    I of course chose Path 2. Of course 15 years ago i made the illogical choice by taking Path 1. In the end it worked out for me all though i took way longer than a us med student.

    Path 2 is not guaranteed but atleast you give yourself a shot at a us med school and the option of derm. Path 1 you deny yourself this opportunity.

    Path 2 could be modified with those who didnt get in the us who refuse to go to the carribean or europe fearing a desiless experience (those med schools r desiful.) you could go to india if u dont get into med school. of course it may end up being 4 years undergrad with 5.5 years in india. however i feel this is ok as u tried and didnt deny urself the chance.

    I am curious as to why any1 who is clinically sane would choose Path 1 and rob themselves of both a great college life and a good carreer.

    What I have told you above I was ignorant of when i made my decision. Please dont ignore logic.
  4. sga430

    sga430 Banned Banned

    Jan 29, 2006
    16 views yet no one took the poll. please take the poll.
  5. gwen

    gwen Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    May 25, 2002
    hahahah, who said you have a blast in the carribean!? you don't get to live in posh hotels like its a vacation...and you have to be prepared for hurricanes all the time.

    oh, and you have to work harder than in a us med school, they are stricter b/c they know the students aren't as smart as those on the mainland.
  6. AlphaX


    Apr 11, 2007
    I'll vote for path 2a.
  7. sga430

    sga430 Banned Banned

    Jan 29, 2006
    i guess ur right. however even if the carribean is 10x worse than india it is still worth a chance to try and get a us med school. if u fail u can spend the extra 3 semesters and still go to india.

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