Students looking for a good career ahead in the field of medicine think that they have very limited choices in this concern. While there are many factors that force a student to go for a med school in their hometown or region, it is simply not the right way to go. If I tell you seriously, student need to apply in numerous med school so that they can have a real chance of studying medicine.
If you reside in the US and Canada, I am sure that the number of students in these countries are just overwhelming and there are very few seats in comparison to accommodate all the students looking for admission there. Another aspect is students have a wrong notion that studying in the Caribbean region and relatively unknown med schools can ruin their career or they won’t be able to work further.
Let me offer you top 3 reasons so that you will be able to make sure that studying in any med school is just like studying in a med school in the US/Canada with emphasis on aspects termed really important for students.
- Practicing Medicine in the US/Canada
It is a foregone conclusion that virtually all the students studying in any institute of learning like a university of Windsor education or from anywhere else look to practice medicine in the US or Canadian hospitals, clinics and research and development institutes. In this concern, accreditation is important because without it you won’t be able to practice medicine in the US/Canada if your med school don’t possess accreditation.
It is only after the med school in which you are studying gets the accreditation, then you can be sure that you will be able to study practice medicine in any US/Canadian med school.
- US Clinical Training
This is again quite an important factor so that you have to choose your med school wisely. It is, however, not related to whether you are studying in a med school in the Caribbean or not. It simply a matter of a med school having the required competence and support staff, therefore, you need to select such a med school. Clinical rotations at teaching schools in the US allow students to choose elective rotations across the country.
A good med school in the Caribbean region in this concern need to offer clinical rotations need to send their students in a host of US cities and not just the major cities in Florida which is closest to the Caribbean islands. If you still don’t know, NYC, LA and Chicago are some of the biggest cities in the US and are among the top 5 US cities, population-wise. That’s why a med school must offer students a chance to offer clinical rotations in major US cities so that they can have the exposure in this concern and in the future can opt for a residence in those hospitals or institutes after graduation.
- Residency Match
Probably the most important aspect for students studying in anywhere in the Caribbean islands, a residency match is certainly the ticket for students for all the success in this concern. There are many things that you need to know or have full information about so that you can have a great chance in getting the residency match. That’s why I was putting the emphasis on the clinical experience in the US cities in the earlier option.
Fresh graduates need to have competitive spatiality in this concern and this is where the ability of the teachers and professors comes into play. That’s why I have emphasized upon getting admission in a med school, whether in the Caribbean region or not, which can offer you excellent teaching and then opportunities to make aspects like clinical rotations and residency matches an easy and straight-forward processes.
There are many things that you need to understand here while studying medicine as it is not an easy field to study by any means. If you are looking for some more information after going through this blog or want to offer your valuable feedback here, you are more than welcome. Please use the comments section below in this concern.