There are only four Caribbean schools that pass the extremely high standards of California’s Medical Board, which is a great way to narrow your search even if you don’t plan to practice in California. All four are approved for US government loan programs, for which you apply through FAFSA. We recommend focusing on the Big Four if you are considering medical school in the Caribbean.
No one starts their pre-med career thinking they’ll go to a Caribbean school. They just aren’t as good as US schools, and pre-meds - being the competitive people that they are - strive for better. But just like a computer that’s a few years old is good enough for many people, an international medical school might be just fine for many pre-meds.
We present the very first installment of our weekly news roundup: the best articles from around the web about medical school admissions.
An excellent article from the New York Times describing the history of osteopathic medicine, what it's like to attend a DO school, and the growing prevalence of DO physicians in today's workforce.
Another excellent article this week from The New York Times about those seeking a second chance at St. George's University, probably the most reputable of all non-US medical schools (at least as it relates to getting students back to the US to practice medicine).
Honesty and trustworthiness are two of the top qualities we expect to see in our doctors. US News & World report hosts a blog from Case Western's dean of admissions. She explains how to demonstrate integrity in your essays, letters of recommendation, and interviews.