The decision to get your medical degree at a Caribbean Medical School can be a difficult one. There are lots of questions for anyone wanting to study anything abroad, and there are many more when that thing happens to be medicine.
But those questions can help you spot the better Caribbean Medicals Schools. A good school knows that you have concerns about studying medicine outside of your home country, even if you know it’s your best option. Those schools will go out of their way to make sure they address those concerns for you. Here’s a quick guide to how to find good Caribbean medical schools.
Can I Get Residency Matches in the U.S. and Canada?
For example, one of the main concerns about studying medicine abroad is whether you’ll be able to practice medicine at home in the U.S. or Canada. If that’s one of your concerns, make sure you learn more about a school residency match and graduate statistics.
More than just looking at whether the school has matched residencies for certain locations, you might also want to look into which specialities they matched. The better schools will make it easier to find this information too. Here’s a great example from the International American University College of Medicine in St. Lucia.
What are the Tuition Fees for Caribbean Medical Schools
While tution fees are generally lower at Caribbean Medical Schools versus schools in North America and Europe, it is an important consideration when choosing between one school and another.
If you’re looking for the better Caribbean Medical Schools to choose from, they will usually be quite clear about their fees. Here’s a nicely done example from the American University of St. Vincent School of Medicine.
Will I be Accepted at the Caribbean Medical School of My Choice?
This is a question that can prevent many prospective medical students from even applying. The idea of a foreign school conjures images of ‘foreign’ entry requirements. Many leading Caribbean Medical Schools do not require graduate degrees. In any case, the better schools will clearly let you know what’s required to gain admission, like the American University of Integrative Sciences in Barbados.
As it is with medical schools anywhere, some Caribbean Medical Schools are better than others. To improve your chances of getting into a preferred school, it pays to apply to more than one. Contact us here at UMCAS to learn more.