Hi, I have been reading this board in the "international forum" for quite awhile and am completely shocked at the opinion to training in a foreign schoool. Are the opinions of the people here all premed. people, who don't really know what is going on?? I'm a FMG and know MANY FMGs who are started or are starting residency this yr. I talked about this option of going foreign to them and this is what there opinions were: 1. As long as u are open and flexible with the field u may go into AND the location of where u will train then it is okay to go foreign. 2. IF u are SET on doing something very comp. (a la opthal, derm, ENT, Ortho, surg. subspec., rads, ER, etc) THEN u will most likely find serious resistence. 3. Not going to a foreign school due to "not being able to get into top programs when u get back" is true, not only for FMGs BUT the majority of the applicants even among AMGs. There is a reason these are the "top programs" and that is because everyone in the country applies to them and only a FEW ever get accepted, meaning MANY MANY AMGs and FMGs get rejected from the same "top program". 4. Yes, there will always be a stigma if ur an FMG, but as many of my friends say: Who care when ur being paid in practice 4-7 yrs. down the road. These are just some things I wanted others to take a look at amongst all the negative talk about going foreign for med. school. OF course, my friends also echoed the same remarks about it being ALWAYS best to get into a american school vs. foreign, which is obvious. I just wanted to show many out there, that going foreign does not mean u can't get a residency and a good medical career afterwards. Just look at the Ross and St. George websites and see where there grads. got into to. Make ur own decision about foreign schools, don't just listen to everyone negativity and slanders that "american schools are the ONLY option!!".