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Medical school is insanely competitive. In the most recent data available from the
AAMC, only about 41% of applicants were ultimately accepted to a U.S. medical school. Osteopathic D.O. schools have been gaining
in popularity in recent years as well, forcing less competitive applicants to turn to Caribbean
medical schools in pursuing their dreams of becoming a doctor. Are Caribbean medical schools a good option? Here are the pros and cons. Dr. Jubbal, MedSchoolInsiders.com. It’s important to understand that the medical
school you attend is not the final determinant in whether or not you’ll be a good physician. I know a great deal of highly impressive
physicians who trained at Caribbean medical schools, and other physicians who trained
in the U.S. who are not nearly as impressive. That being said, we believe in full transparency
and making educated decisions. At Med School Insiders, we’re surprised
how commonly Caribbean medical schools are suggested and recommended to pre-med applicants,
without regard for the significant drawbacks. But first, let’s first cover the benefits. First, Caribbean schools are less competitive and therefore you have a higher chance of acceptance. It’s no secret – the main reason and biggest benefit in attending a Caribbean medical school
is that it’s less competitive than getting into a U.S. allopathic medical school. The average MCAT of U.S. matriculants in
2018-2019 was 505.6, and the average GPA was 3.47 and 3.71 for science and non-science, respectively. The average MCAT and GPA for Caribbean medical
school matriculants is much lower. For this reason, the schools have been described
as “second chance medical schools”, offering students a chance who would otherwise
not be realistic candidates for U.S. programs. Number two, excellent climate.
Location-wise, the Caribbean is not the worst place to be. You’ll have warm, tropical climates to enjoy
year-round, without having to worry about commuting in the snow. Not all United States medical schools can
say the same. Number three, rolling admissions.
In order to apply to U.S. medical schools, you must apply through AMCAS in a set timeframe. Caribbean schools, on the other hand, practice
a rolling admissions process, meaning you can apply throughout the year and matriculate
shortly thereafter. But now, the drawbacks. First, it’s challenging to match into a U.S. residency. The NRMP regularly
publishes the Match data for U.S. graduates as well as U.S. IMGs (that’s international medical
graduates). In 2018, 94.3% of U.S. medical school graduates
successfully matched. In comparison, only 57.1% of U.S. IMGs were
accepted to a U.S. residency program. That’s not a comforting number. Even the best Caribbean schools only reach
around 70% match rates on the higher end. Number two, a cut throat and less supportive culture.
Most Caribbean medical schools are in the for-profit business, and profit as the bottom
line is a major driver in their motivation. As a result, student support systems and student
wellbeing is not as highly prioritized compared to many U.S. programs. In addition, you’re less likely to find
a collaborative atmosphere, given that you’re competing with one another to get a coveted
U.S. residency position. In stateside medical schools, pass/fail systems
are more commonplace and the chances of going unmatched are far lower. Unsurprisingly, attrition rates are significantly
higher at Caribbean medical schools. While the literature doesn’t demonstrate
strong evidence regarding wellbeing in Caribbean students versus stateside medical students,
I’d wager that burnout and stress levels are higher in the Caribbean. Number three, Limited Options in Terms of Specialty.
As much as you may think you know what specialty you want to practice long term, you’ll likely change your mind (and often times more than just once). For example, I was positive that I was going
to practice pediatric gastroenterology when I first entered medical school, but I ended
up matching into plastic surgery. A significant limitation with attending a
Caribbean medical school is that you are significantly less likely to be successful in matching into
a competitive specialty. We’ve outlined and ranked the most competitive
specialties before – understand that if you’re going
for specialties like neurosurgery, plastic surgery, or orthopedic surgery, you’re much
less likely to be successful than if you graduate from a U.S. allopathic medical school. Again, it’s not impossible, but you’ll
be at a significant disadvantage. But let’s say you’re going for a less competitive specialty. Maybe you just want to match into a desirable residency program. Even then, you’ll need to make up for the
fact you attended a Caribbean medical school by performing higher on USMLE Step 1 and Step
2CK compared to if you attended a U.S. program. Number four, Inconsistent Quality.
There are over 60 Caribbean medical schools, but the quality at each is subject to vary. Unlike the LCME in the U.S., which is the accrediting
body for U.S. medical schools, the accreditation system in the
Caribbean is less standardized and less robust. As a result, some schools have good results
and good performance from their students — upwards of 95% passing USMLE Step 1 and
a high percentage matching into U.S. residency programs. But others have a Step 1 pass rate as low as 19
percent with equally abysmal residency match rates. And number five, Increased Cost & Debt Burden.
Some Caribbean medical schools have secured federal financial aid options for their students. But still, graduates are left with similar amounts
of student debt, hovering around $200,000. Combined with the fact that you’ll be less
likely to secure a residency position (and therefore practice clinically as a physician),
it becomes clear that this is a riskier financial option. So Is a Caribbean Medical School Right
for You? For most students, I recommend delaying your
application by a year and strengthening your application in order to apply to stateside
osteopathic or even allopathic medical schools. Students are often surprised by how much they
can strengthen their application in just one year. For other students who may not have the patience
to strengthen their app or because of other factors limiting them, Caribbean
medical schools may be their last option. Our team of top physician advisors have helped
hundreds of students get into U.S. medical schools and we can help you as well. From planning out your next year to helping
you craft a masterful personal statement that gets you accepted, we’ve got you covered. And we’re invested in your success. After all, we win when you win. Visit MedSchoolInsiders.com learn more. If you guys enjoyed this video, let me know
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100 thoughts on “The TRUTH About CARIBBEAN MEDICAL SCHOOLS

  1. UWI Mt Hope, Trinidad Only has 150 spaces for its local intake therefore they give you a deferred acceptance despite almost perfect grade for up to two years.

  2. Good info, but important note. You quoted the average GPA and MCAT of Applicants to med school, not matriculants (1:19). For matriculants the numbers are 511.2 MCAT and 3.8 cGPA/3.65 sGPA so even more competitive. When you click the source link applicants is the first table and matriculants is the second table.

    Source: https://www.aamc.org/download/321494/data/factstablea16.pdf

  3. I went to a Caribbean school for three years transferred to a US school, repeated my MS3 then matched into Integrated Plastics. It can be done but it is tough and everybody will tell you it's impossible. If you want a cometitive residency don't go to a Caribbean school.

  4. What about Europe? I got into Charles university in Czech republic. Can I please have your thoughts about that?

  5. WTF isn’t the average MCAT for US MD schools last year at 511 ? Where’d you get 505 from ? Every database I checked the average GPA was 3.7 and the average MCAT was 511 (for 2018-2019). Your stats are off. I think you looked at the averages for the applicants not the matriculants.

  6. Hi, I am a Caribbean Medical Graduate and everything said in this video is very honest/matter of fact. Also, “Roger Stewart’s” comment in the comment section is valid and should be kept in mind if the individual decides to go to a Caribbean medical school.

    At the end of the day with all this info out there, individuals can make informed decisions based on what works best for their lives 🙂

  7. Could you please do one for DO? I'm applying to med school this cycle and debate whether I should consider DO if I don't make MD or try again the following cycle.

  8. Hello, just found your channel and so in love with it. Also looked around your website after watching the video. I arrived at the decision to enter medicine later in life. I already have two undergraduate degrees, so I am now looking at entering a pre-medical post-baccalaureate program. I looked to see if you have a video about it but couldn't find one. Would love to hear what you've seen or experienced regarding students who only do premed courses in a post-bacc program and their chances at getting into med. school as well as how med. schools admissions perceive them. (: Just subscribed, your channel and site are an excellent resource.

  9. Cool. I guess in 5 years I'll apply for med school (since 1 year break to strengthen my application.) I hope I do get accepted at Baylor… amen.

  10. I'm a 4th year from a Caribbean med school and I completely agree with this video. I've mad hundreds of videos on the topic

  11. Lmao the benefits of Caribbean med schools are so few and far between that they had to mention the WEATHER. No thanks.

  12. Is it true from your (MSI and fellow viewers) experience that any science related degree can get you into med school?
    Sure you'll probably have to stand out more if you have a B.S. in Physics for Astronomy you'd possibly have to make up for the
    degree field with MCAT and the like, that much is kinda inferred.

    However, when I peruse forums in regards to what B.S. to go for to give the best education and rigor to prep for Med school
    there is a pretty even split between doing something like BioChem and the like vs. getting a B.S. that more closely relates to the
    field you want to go into (if you know what you want to do before med school).

    Example: I am deeply interested in PM&R and to my limited knowledge, believe it may be a decent idea to do something like
    a B.S. in Physiology and Kinesiology to more closely relate with what PM&R work (only found out about PM&R recently thanks
    to Dr. Webb's "what speciality should I go into" video and Med Insider's competitive salaries video).

    I'm not worried about someone hearing this and coming up with an exact plan for me.
    More so clearing some air regarding this ideology that you need a degree like Biochem that is more broad instead of
    getting the B.S. in something that interests you and is still related to medicine.

    Thanks.

  13. The other viable option I have seen as a patient is doctors with Pakistani and not sure with Indian heritage, but definitely American born and US citizens go to medical school in Pakistan and then become a US M.D. I presuming tuition is significantly less in Pakistan.

  14. Its needs to clarify the following: It takes at least (2) years to reapply to med school with a decent update to your CV. Med schools want you to apply to AMCAS in july. Many take 9-10 months to respond. I have had friends waitlisted whom get denied even later. By the time you get denied its too late to reapply with an update. You need another year to update your credentials. Then reapply. Therefore. It should be mentioned that it takes 2 years to reapply to med school

  15. Frankly if I can't get into a US medical school, then I'll pursue some other career. The carribean schools don't care for their students, just their money, the Match rates arent great. I'm already sick of the battle that is premed and trying to get into medical school, and don't think I'd have enough strength to add the huge added stress along with medical school

  16. It's a punishment..
    Put it last.To go in carabian school .I was for a year I left that place.. climate is cool but you won't enjoy the people daily.. crime is high. And if it's your luck you maybe get a good education from there..

  17. Peace be to you! Thanks for covering THIS! I felt so ashamed for not getting into medical school that I was SERIOUSLY considering this! Ross and Montserrat looked like good programs. I didn't consider things like issue discussed in this video. I also didn't consider the HUGE amount of money spent travelling. The good Lord guided me to the PA profession. I SHOULD say that some of my erstwhile PA classmates went the Caribbean route and are Doctors now. I wish you all the VERY best of succes in your positive endeavors. Medicine is a great profession. I hope those of you striving for that MD/DO get it!😊

  18. Could you ever do a video about different countries Canadians get can their medical degree and use it to practice in Canada? (I have no interest in going to the US, and will probably stay in Canada but I’m just wondering)

  19. I personally know and have shadowed a family practice doctor who attended a Caribbean med school. During his time in the carribean his island was hit by a hurricane. The plane they were put on to evacuate to the US crashed. Those who survived were placed randomly all over the country for their rotations. He still scored amazing on Step 1 and was chief resident at Mayo Clinic. So take from that what you will.

    I know another carribean med student whose school was hit by a hurricane as well two years ago. They were shipped to a vacant med school building in TN.

    So, I think Hurricanes are my biggest concern tbh.

  20. At 4:09 the background with all the specialties lists optometry as a medical specialty. Optometry is a completely separate program, you don't go to medical school at all to become an optometrist. You most likely meant to put ophthalmology there, as it also deals with the eyes but instead focuses on diseases of the eyes and often has a surgical component, and requires medical school to matriculate into an ophtho residency.

  21. Ross student here, here's some info from my experience:

    1. It is insanely competitive to Match. Based off NRMP info, there was a Total of 4,780 PGY-1 PROGRAMS. All the programs comprised together formed a TOTAL # of 32,194 positions, of which a TOTAL of 58,229 applicants (U.S./IMG/FMG) applied for.

    – Why is every year more and more competitive? More Medical schools come up (either in U.S. or abroad) = Significantly higher applicants, while # of residency positions stay the same or increase (slightly). Also there are people who didn't match the 1st time and end up applying to the Match again, which contributes to the increase in the application pool.

    2. Caribbean schools are great if you are interested in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, or Psychiatry. To be honest, I believe you can match into any specialty with hard work and great networking if you are an IMG/FMG, but entering into Neurology, Orthopedics, Surgery, Emergency Medicine is significantly harder.

    – The link is for the Ross USOM 2019 Match list: https://connect.medical.rossu.edu/residency2019?_ga=2.267310478.1278430314.1554486927-517556871.1554486927

    -Ex: Buddy of mine wanted Radiology, he scored ~260 on USMLE Step 1. When taking to the other applicants interviewing there, he found out there avg was ~205-210.

    3. Cut throat culture? In my experience I don't think so, my fellow students were very helpful (way more than Ross lol) in helping me get through medical school and obtain a residency in California (which is harder for IMG/FMG because California is the ONLY STATE which requires a PTAL for IMG/FMG). Of course everyone will have a different response on this.

    4. Was the Caribbean an amazing experience? After getting chased by Bulls, killing giant cockroaches the size of your palm, seeing giant hermit crabs at night, coming across a billion stray dogs (which I have no idea how they got there), getting eaten alive by mosquitoes, running away from 11ft boa-constrictors, having bats live outside your house, surviving hurricanes & insanely high humidity, eating at the shacks everyday, or flying into the island on a tiny plan by LIAT which will feel like its about to break at any moment. I would definitely say its a unique experience.

    5. "We have a USMLE Pass rate of 99%", DON'T BE FOOLED BY THE STATISTICS. When I went to community college in undergrad I remember the Deen saying "We had a 100% increase in the people getting accepted into UCLA from last year", when I looked at the actual number it increased from 1 to 2 people lol.

    – Caribbean schools do the same, that "99%" Comes after people are weeded out through MERP, the Curriculum, or Failure to pass the Comprehensive exam taken after 4th year

    6. Is the attrition rate high? My class started with 374 Students. of which 110-120 students made it to 4th Semester.

    – ~30% Failed Semester 1, ~18% Failed Semester 2, ~15% failed semester 3. Then there's the COMP which people fail as well (you only have 3 strikes for the COMP, then you're out. I know it sucks.)

    – Why do people fail? Some people find out medicine is not for them, Curriculum maybe too hard (example we covered an entire semester on Immunology in 7 days, which the exact same amount of detail). There people who party Every day, Party every hour, and Party Every minute (avoid these people at all costs). Some people have family Emergencies. A few buddies of mine got injured on the island

  22. As an IMG I wholeheartedly agree with what this videos says. Things worked out for me, but I consider myself a lucky one who dodged a lot of bullets along the way. I would recommend taking a year off to strengthen the application as this video suggests. Good job!

  23. I honestly just feel like giving up any hope of becoming the first doctor in the family and just become a nurse or something

  24. doesnt everything in the US operate on a "for profit basis" as well? even your prisons do… idk a caribbean school would be "more cut throat" ? the bottom line of this video is: if you re made for the job you will make it in any kind of school thats recognized by the US… thats all there is. also have good work ethic.

  25. I’ma graduate with a Bachelor’s in Health Education (Kinesiology) next December. I’m barely 21. I have only kept a 3.75 (non science) GPA and a 3.25 (science) GPA. After I’m just going to take a year off from school and work full time and if I have it in me to go back to school I’ll try for nursing again. Anybody on the same boat as me👀

  26. Pros and cons ? There are no pros to going to the Caribbean for medical school. The ONLY reason you should apply is after 2-3 years of applying to US/DO medical schools.

  27. How about the class sizes for schools in the Caribbean? Having a three or four hundred students in one class would be a bit impersonal I think. That was one of the big factors that I took I to consideration.

  28. What makes you feel that a residency program in the U.S is the most favorable way to go as a Doctor. They have excellent plastic surgery programs in Brazil and Colombia and the doctors are just as competent as any in the U.S. OHH, maybe you think that pay is better in the U.S? As a Doctor you are your own Boss, if you open your practice and do good work taking care of your patients you will be successful regardless of what country you are and what university you graduated from.

  29. Don’t do overseas MD school. Difficult to match for residency and most likely become a pcp. Expensive as hell too.

  30. I'm a carribean student who graduated from college with a 33 mcat (91st %ile) and 3.4 science GPA. Sadly, there are lots of carribean students whose scores are a lot lower. Either way, the way we're treated in clinical rotations is hands down worse than stateside students. Nevermind the fact that 50-80% of residents already report bullying (https://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2019/03/15/america-becoming-doctor-can-prove-fatal/u3x4xfPC9VR2zSCnKArgYM/story.html). I've been in situations where I knew the physics or chemistry BETTER than the stateside-trained attending I'm following but, because of the condescension implicit in attitudes toward carribbean students, was not taught the same as the stateside students. Consequently, I learned less and it showed when getting pimped on MEDICAL knowledge. The bottom line is there is a toxic culture of hierarchy and exclusion in US medicine that creates a terrible academic environment. This culture starts not with the carribean students (who are paying 2-3x what stateside students pay to be there, externship-only clinical rotations leading to constant travel, AND the bottom-of-the-barrel treatment by US medical culture); it starts with implicit biases that exists among STATESIDE students and graduates. If you were lucky enough to go to a stateside medical school, you have no idea how easy (yes, easy) your medical school experience was compared to mine…nevermind getting into residency.

  31. I graduated from American University of the Caribbean in 2015. Attending AUC was one of the best decisions I have made. The "Big 4" are a relatively safe bet if you are ok with matching primary care. A lot of the negative match statistics are skewed by the smaller, less know schools. I do disagree with the statement that Caribbean schools are not as supportive as American schools. The community at AUC was genuinely supportive and the students had a great sense of camaraderie. I understand my experience cannot be extrapolated to all Caribbean schools, but again, attending AUC was one of the best decisions I have made and I would absolutely do it again.

  32. Someone should tell the Caribbean applicants out there before you apply… you will have trouble getting year 3/4 clinical rotations, a lot of your class will fail/drop out, and those who are lucky enough to match are most likely destined for family medicine (maybe internal). Just being honest

  33. Read if you are thinking of applying to Caribbean medical school:

    Please don't confuse residency acceptance rate with the rate of people actually getting into the specialty they desire. The truth is most people have no idea what kind of medicine you will want to practice until you reach 3rd year, and it would be very frustrating to find your calling is in a specialty that is not friendly for international graduates. The odds listed in the video should be very concerning for you. (It is a great video, and very informative.) I've done the US residency application twice (prelim year, and general residency) and was also the resident interviewer for my program. On average, an international resident will have to be twice as good as an American resident to be considered equal to them.

    Another program director once told me that she considers people in the following order: u.s. graduate, international Caribbean graduate who is American born, other Caribbean graduates, and finally other international graduates. This seems to be a common theme among residency programs.

    Don't get me wrong, you can still go to a Caribbean or other international School and be a phenomenal physician. However it's going to be an uphill battle the entire way. Everyone thinks they are going to be the exception, but the reality is very few people end up being the exception. And it is a very expensive venture to make for you to end up not getting a residency position at all, or ending up in a specialty that you do not truly love.

    Finally, this video did not address the fact that osteopathic and allopathic medical schools are having one residency match beginning in 2020. This means that as osteopathic graduates become more favored by allopathic residency programs, international graduates are pushed farther down the line. Already there are not enough residency spots in the country. Think twice about staking your future on assuming you will be one of the 57% (or whatever that number was) of people who match.

    Regardless, I wish you all the best of luck in your journey! If you truly want to do something, don't let anybody tell you otherwise. Likewise, do not blindly jump down a path without very carefully considering what can go wrong if things do not go the way you planed them. You do not want to be blindsided.

  34. Just wanted to give hope to anyone watching. I went to a big 3 Carib medschool and failed my step 2 ck on my first attempt. Thought I was doomed after not matching. Studied hard, took it again and passed, did well. Worked for a year as a tutor. Matched the following year into FM residency. I'm working as a traveling hospitalist, life is good. Never give up on your dreams. Work hard and you can get there.

  35. I got into St. Georges Medical school and several DO schools in the states. I decided to go to DO school and I'm glad I did. I heard so many Caribbean school applicants say the learning atmosphere was very poor or they had to teach themselves and other students the topics. This sounds so ridiculous to me. Experts should teach, not students who don't know the subject well! Some IMG's would tell me it was very cut throat (which lets be honest all medical programs are this way, even in the states). Now that the DO and MD match are joined, I would really lean towards DO over IMG/Carribean. St. Georges and Ross U. seem to be very good schools and I know several great docs that trained there, however I think it's getting more and more difficult to get back to the states for residency.

    I went to a DO school in the states and it all worked out. I matched at my number one program in emergency medicine (which has now become a competitive residency). I got over 15 interviews for residency at MD programs as a DO applicant (which surprised me). That was when the match was separated into DO and MD matches and getting interviews was more difficult. Now that it's combined, I would definitely stay in the USA and chose DO over Caribbean.

    Certain specialties can be very difficult to obtain as a DO applicant such as urology, neurosurgery, and dermatology. Orthopedics is very difficult to match on the allopathic side as a DO (almost never done) but there are plenty of DO orthopedic programs out there. If you want these highly competitive programs, not only do you have to go allopathic route, you also have to do very well on boards, med school rank, etc.

  36. This does NOT apply to us puertoricans I’m in the UPR Medschool and we’re a US territory come here if you wanna finish medschool faster lol

  37. At my university they advertise Ross med school to worried pre meds. It’s so messed up. The Caribbean is the greatest scam.

  38. Getting into a Caribbean medicls school is easier. Staying in one is significantly harder. I finished in a Carib school. You cannot match in super competitive residencies such as dermatology. I disagree with the less collaborative atmosphere drawback. We all tried to look out for each other because we are all in it together.

  39. I work in the e.r were I have witnessed both American and Caribbean medical schools. For their rotations, honesty Caribbean medical students seem to be lost. Unless he/she is aggressive on wanting to learn even from the auxiliary staff. They just ended up getting coffee and lunch for the staff aka gofers. I have witnessed this.

  40. My Uncle went to Ross Med School and graduated in 2007… Now he's living a very poor life and never really became a doctor. Dont go to these schools.

  41. Frankly I've heard success stories from the carribean however, you're pretty much have to give a lot more effort than a US medical student would. The carribean schools inflate their rates, have subpar education so you essentially need to teach yourself and you need to do even better on your boards than a us student for the same positions. Not saying it's not possible but frankly it's just the immense stress of premed amplified. I would say do a one of those specialized masters, improve your mcat score, do some shadowing, and etc. Also try to apply to MD and DO schools all around. GPA is important don't get me wrong, but there's more to a prospective medical student than a GPA. Some people with poorer gpas can Excel in medical school and boards while people with near 4.0's may struggle immensely, people are different.

  42. He's absolutely right. I go to a caribbean school and its cut-throat. You need to have realistic expectations when going to them. At the end of the day, these are for-profit businesses and you're just a number. Many of them are known for making tests and standards extremely difficult to weed out students or to get them to repeat. For me, time was a factor and I couldn't afford to take a year off to improve my credentials. It's all really based on individual circumstances. If I could do it all over again, I'd def have tried harder to get into a US school. Do your research before making a decision. All the best.

  43. Jorge A.

    1 month ago

    Very informative, however, I'd like to make a very important clarification. This does NOT apply to medical schools in Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico is a US territory, and all four medical schools in Puerto Rico (three private and one public) are accredited by the LCME. Just like medical schools in mainland US, medical schools in PR are competitive; you need to complete the AMCAS and take the MCAT, you need the personal statement, research, extracurricular activities etc. Anyone who is interested in knowing more information feel free to message me (I'm going to start med school here in PR in August).

  44. Thanks for this balanced review of the Caribbean medical school experience! Prospective med students should be aware of the potential for a difficult match. I agree with your advice that they should spend a year (or two) strengthening their applications before reapplying. I'm an EM Physician and just launched my channel focussing on global health… let me know if you'd like to collaborate on a video on global health medical electives.

  45. I am from Puerto Rico here are 4 medical schools and for What I have heard they have a good reputation and are highly competitive but because I now hear of this bad reputation for carribean medical schools and being that Puerto Rico it's located at the carribean it makes me have a lot of doubts, but also Puerto Rico is part of the US and we have to do all the same protocols for admission and we share the same acreditation as many US medical schools well I think you can see were my struggle is coming from.

  46. It’s my last option. I just now got financially stable to get a plus loan on my own, and this is coming from someone who had to get food from the salvation army, sleep at work until the bus ran, and I couldn’t find a job that paid descent after graduating in 2015…I’m so unhappy and burned out that I want to go to a Caribbean medical school…I didn’t ride a bike in a suit to shadow for nothing

  47. Average MCAT’s and GPA’s are much, much higher for Canadian medical schools. It’s pretty insane how competitive it’s getting; it’s hard to fault anyone for going the Caribbean route, especially when they’re stellar applicants that are getting fucked by the system. Still need to be wary of securing residency afterwards though

  48. I wonder how many people leave the US, only to realize that they were meant to not live there the whole time!

  49. You should do a video on how Puerto Rico Medical Schools are US medical schools and don't apply to your Caribean Medical School Groups. P.R. medical schools have high match rates and high Steps scores

  50. I have a question, can someone answer it? I'm currently halfway through my undergraduate degree and have decided that I'd like to go to medical school. The problem is I haven't taken pre-med courses beside the English and I need to raise my GPA. Would a Caribbean medical school be doeable at this point or should I just stick to going the Phd/PsyD route? I want to be either a psychologist or a psychiatrist…but I'd obviously need to go to medical school to become a psychiatrist. I feel like I'm too late in the game to have the pre-med qualifications for a medical school in the US.

  51. Medical School seems like a waste of time when Doctors/Physicians will be automated in the next 20 years!

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