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@RadiologyPD As someone who is trying to figure out what may be the best option to match into a mid tier radiology residency program in the future in which way would you point me in having a higher match of matching in the future: Going to a Caribbean medical school or take my acceptance with a DO school. I have acceptances to both. My grades were not good enough to get into an allopathic school.
 

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@RadiologyPD As someone who is trying to figure out what may be the best option to match into a mid tier radiology residency program in the future in which way would you point me in having a higher match of matching in the future: Going to a Caribbean medical school or take my acceptance with a DO school. I have acceptances to both. My grades were not good enough to get into an allopathic school.
You can see here what an uphill climb you are facing as an IMG for Rads:
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@RadiologyPD As someone who is trying to figure out what may be the best option to match into a mid tier radiology residency program in the future in which way would you point me in having a higher match of matching in the future: Going to a Caribbean medical school or take my acceptance with a DO school. I have acceptances to both. My grades were not good enough to get into an allopathic school.
Speaking with no personal knowledge or experience, I would say DO is substantially better.

The data presented by Goro seems to corroborate this.
 
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@RadiologyPD As someone who is trying to figure out what may be the best option to match into a mid tier radiology residency program in the future in which way would you point me in having a higher match of matching in the future: Going to a Caribbean medical school or take my acceptance with a DO school. I have acceptances to both. My grades were not good enough to get into an allopathic school.
Just to add to this, I know the Carib grads I’ve met have had to work substantially harder for less opportunities for residency in rads. I was very surprised when I did an away at a community program how good the apps of their Carib residents were. They told me straight up they wished they went DO.
 
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I really hate opp though :/. Appreciate it!
Most of us hate OMM. It's just a hoop you jump through. DO >>> Carribbean in terms of chances to match Rads. But Allo is also >>> DO in terms of matching.
 
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Is there a database that has which programs require step 2 to rank? Just got my score back and it’s not what I expected. Mid 240s step
 

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Even if I got a 150k scholarship from the Caribbean school?

DO school is 55k a yr. and the Caribbean is 67k but 150 k tuition off.
I mean cheaper is cheaper but it still doesn't help your chances of matching Rads. If I were set on Rads, I wouldn't go Caribbean. If you're open to primary care, then that's entirely different.
 
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