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Transfering from theCaribs

Discussion in 'Clinical Rotations' started by dknykid1980, Oct 17, 2001.

  1. dknykid1980

    dknykid1980 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 13, 2001
    west coast baby
    Can someone enlighten me as to whether it is plausible although difficult to transfer from teh Caribs to US schools

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  3. Winged Scapula

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

    Apr 9, 2000
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    Plausible and difficult. The difficulty doesn't really lie in WHERE you are attempting transfer from, but rather in the fact that most schools don't accept transfers at ALL, or place such severe restrictions on them that most applicants cannot met the requirements.

    Schools may require you to have a significant other on faculty or as a current student, be a state citizen, be from a LCME accredited school (which obviously leaves out all IMGs), etc. In addition, schools that might entertain the idea of accepting a transfer have to have a spot - this often means losing a student through attrition - failure, transfer, or death. This doesn't happen very often. Most schools which will accept transfers will be private colleges of medicine. However, you will never know unless you try, so I would encourage you to research your options and give it a shot if you consider yourself a satisfactory candidate for transfer.

    Best of luck.

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