Can you match for a residency in Texas if you attend Ross University or Saint George Medical School?
- ibu guruLv 75 months agoFavorite Answer
Are you US citizen? There are no longer enough hospital residency positions for all the Americans earning MD degrees from US med schools. Competition for residencies is very tough, even after earning MD & passing all 3 phases of USMLE.
NO visas! If you are not an American, plan on NOT applying for residency positions anywhere in US, not even if you earn MD from a US med school. Foreign students are required to return to their country of citizenship immediately upon completion or termination of full-time studies anyway - condition of obtaining a student visa.
- 5 months ago
Is it possible? Yes. It is likely? No. Caribbean medical schools are for profit institutions. In order to bribe US hospitals in order to send their students to American hospitals for rotations and still turn a profit, these schools need to expel about 50% of their entering class before rotations begin (to get tuition money from these students but not have to pay for them to rotate in America). On top of this, there are many more applicants applying for US residency positions than there are positions available meaning even US grads which are highly favored over Caribbean grads fail to get positions. This leads to around 50% of Caribbean grads who have not been expelled failing to get a residency and therefore being unable to practice medicine in the US. The 25% of students who are able to graduate and get a residency generally have to apply for every spot they can find across the country in the least competitive specialties and pray someone accepts them. If you plan on attending a Caribbean school, statistics say you are unlikely to be able to practice medicine in the US. If you are lucky enough to make it, expect to attend residency in a rural area in a random state that is not of your choosing and be able to accept that you are most likely going to have to apply to the least competitive specialties.
My advice; apply to a post-bacc degree, study hard for the MCAT for months, get more experience, and apply to the less competitive US MD and DO schools. This is a much safer gamble. With this you won't put $300,000 of student loan debt on the line for a 25% chance of making it.
- JessicaLv 65 months ago