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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by ninaninanina, Feb 26, 2002.

  1. ninaninanina

    ninaninanina Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Feb 25, 2002
    Hey people,

    I was just was wondering what other people's views are about foreign schools. I know a lot of people have mixed emotions about this topic, but anyways, it seems that time is running out to hear any good news and it would be great to have any input on this matter, negative or positive. Best of luck everyone!
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  3. vkrn

    vkrn Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jan 7, 2002
    I know a physician who went to Guatemala for med school after finishing undergrad in the States (can't remember his undergrad).

    He is now a practicing orthopedic surgeon, and did a fellowship at Cleveland Clinic in hand surgery.

    He also makes a load of money in private practice here in downtown Chicago.

    I think that's a pretty good testament as to how far you can go, no matter where you attend med school.
  4. Doctora Foxy

    Doctora Foxy Meow 7+ Year Member

    Jan 28, 2002
    hi welcome to SDN!! I am currently considering applying to SGU, although I think it will make the future more difficult.....better to deal with it now by enhancing your application and reapplying, IMO. I think that's what I'll do if I don't get in.
  5. ninaninanina

    ninaninanina Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Feb 25, 2002
    Thanks Dr. Foxy,

    I've been contemplating for awhile now to attend SGU as well. So far I have heard nothing from most schools that i have applied to, except two rejections. I am currently battling between the decision of doing my masters or SGU. Tough decision!!! Actually maybe you would know a bit more about SGU, but do you know about transferring after completing two years, or this may sound silly but once you do transfer back to the states, when you graduate will people know you actually attended the school, since most of your education will be completed in the US? Sorry for all the questions!!!
  6. El Jefe

    El Jefe The Jefe 7+ Year Member

    Jan 14, 2002
    Los Angeles
    I think most med schools don't accept transfers, period.
  7. girl99

    girl99 Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Dec 7, 2001
    Cambridge MA
    hey mango monkey,

    i'm also considering sgu, so i've been looking into which schools accept international transfers. i think that none of my state schools (florida) accept them. but i just found out that mt. sinai will be accepting up to 15 3rd year transfer students, in what i assume is a new policy. and, these can be transfer students from "select" international schools-- i heard from someone else that this category includes sgu--though i'm not 100% sure if that's true.

    the link is <a href="" target="_blank"></a> by the way.
  8. Ben01

    Ben01 Member 7+ Year Member

    Feb 9, 2002
    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Jefe:
    <strong>I think most med schools don't accept transfers, period.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">not true.
  9. reesie0726

    reesie0726 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Dec 23, 2001
    arlington, tx
    If it comes to a point that you want to start your training, then go for it. Just be aware of some of the obstacles that you may face. I have a friend currently as a school in the carribbean. She is a first year. She is doing some program in conjunction with U of Miami (or some Florida school) that will either take you as a 3rd year transfer or give you a guaranteed residency posity in family practice or internal medicine. (This is how she explained it to me) My point is that you can still become a md in the US and have a practice through an international school.
  10. Winged Scapula

    Winged Scapula Cougariffic! Staff Member Administrator Physician Faculty Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 15+ Year Member

    Apr 9, 2000
    hSDN Member
    I'll move this to the International Forum for ya (and you might also find more threads there of interest to you)...

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