Hello, I'm currently very interested in applying to Caribbean medical schools, specifically SGU, Ross, and maybe AUC. I've already tried applying to medical schools in the US this year, and of course it's been pretty disappointing. I just had some questions, or perhaps just fears, that I wanted to ask you all. Hopefully I can get some answers that will help clear my mind. 1) I heard from people that there is a stigma against Caribbean medical school students. I know there must be for all forgein medical students, but I just wanted to know how bad is it. When you go off to the US for the last 2 years in medical school for clinical rotations, do you feel like you're being looked down upon? Are the other medical students from the states friendly to you? I guess I'm just having nightmares where everyone is just smirking at you, once they find out what school you are from. 2) What fields of medicine are highly blocked from me, if I attend a Caribbean medical school? I hear that dermatology is definitely a residency program that is highly competitive, and that I probably should not be going for that since my chances of getting into one will be low. 3) Once you're in medical school, does your low undergrad GPA or low MCAT score ever come back to haunt you? When you are applying for residency programs and going to those interviews, does your low STAT's ever come up again? I'm hoping it's all just about your board scores and grades right? Who exactly do you get your LOR's from when you apply for residency programs? Thank you!