Transfer ? SGU to US Med School

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  1. IWSMD

    IWSMD Junior Member

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    Hi,

    I was wondering what you think about transferring from St. George's University(in Grenada) to a US Med School (preferably a med school in NY..from where I am a resident)? Do you know anyone that has done it?...when they did it?...and how difficult it was? I really like SGU, but my wife is an RN, and in the states she could make more $$$, to help support me and our 2 children...and also the in-state tuition and cost of living is much lower. Thank you in advance for any useful information you may have.

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  3. from what i hear, it is possible, but VERY unlikely to transfer. st georges is prob the only carribean school that it is possible to transfer from, but it still is rare. the thing to do is to ask the schools that you are interested in if they accept transfers, and they can also tell you how often it occurs. but, the best thing to do is expect to stay at st. georges and try for a transfer. that way, you will not be disappointed or have any unreasonable expectations. good luck!
     
  4. LR6SO4

    LR6SO4 Senior Member

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    I agree, check before hand. Some schools have special policies for in state residents to transfer after 2 years abroad, UW comes to mind but it seems like you're not a Cheesehead.
     
  5. Wednesday

    Wednesday Senior Member

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    I know someone who transferred from Ross to Downstate, but her board scores were really high. It is possible. A few US schools accept transfers, usually in the third year, I think. Contact these schools and see what their requirements are. Doesn't hurt to try. Good luck. :)
     
  6. IWSMD

    IWSMD Junior Member

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    Hi,

    Thanks for your replies...I contacted SUNY Upstate..and they took 7 transfers last year...so that seems promising. I am from Syracuse too, so maybe that will help too. Anyway...thanks again.
     
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    Since you've posted this query on multiple forums, I'll close it here and allow the discussion on the International Forum to reign.
     

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