Hey! I was thinking of different options for medical school. I am a sophomore at a top 35 university. I recently posted my grades on another thread named "losing hope" for anyone who wants to know them. I am an Indian and have lived in the US from the age of 6. I was born in India though and am an Indian citizen but a US permanent resident. If I study medicine abroad in India, it would be 5 years. (no undergrad necessary....I will have done 2 years of undergrad here in the US though). This would result in attaining an MBBS and then you can go on to do 2 more years to get an MD. Language and culture wouldn't be a problem for me. I would probably be one of the oldest students for that graduating class however since I would be 20 at the time. Most of the entering students would be 17 - 18. I don't know how this would work though since I have already studied 1.5 years of undergrad here and it will be 2 yrs by the time I start med school. Do any of you know people who have done this? Did they think it was worth it? Would I have to take board exams to get in even though I have graduated from an American high school and am attending college? How easy is it to find a residency if I plan on practicing in the US? I don't know how this would be perceived since I have done all of my schooling in the US so far. Would it look bad if I went to India just for med school? Also, since I am not an American citizen, would I be considered like an international student for residency if I graduate from medical school in a foreign country? Do any of you know how exams compare to those in the US for med school? Would this be worth doing?