If you are planning to attend an international medical school, you want to make sure you make the right choice. There are few international medical schools that have connections to the U.S. and have strong reputations of producing good U.S. doctors. Some schools require you to take additional tests (similar to the MCAT) as a requirement. Nevertheless here is the list you should consider. This list is not in any particular order.

The Caribbean

1. St. George’s University School of Medicine

2. Ross University School of Medicine

3. Saba University School of Medicine

4. American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine

MCAT is required.

Israel

1. Technion-Israel Institute of Technology

2. Ben Gurion University of the Negev

3. Tel – Aviv Univeristy – Sackler Faculty of Medicine

These programs have special connections with the U.S. hospitals.

MCAT is required.

Ireland

There are six Irish medical schools that admit North American students as part of the Atlantic Bridge Program.

MCAT is required for these four schools:

University College Cork

University College Dublin

University of Limerick

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Australia

1. The University of Queensland Ochsner Medical Program

MCAT is required.

 

More Competitive International Schools:

United Kingdom (UK)

The UK has 32 medical schools but their system is designed so that students start medical school right after high school. Nevertheless there are schools that offer graduate entry for students who already went to an undergraduate college. These schools are generally the best options for U.S. applicants.

UKCAT is required.

Canada

1. McMaster University’s Faculty of Health Sciences

2. University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine

3. McGill University Faculty of Medicine

Since LCME accredits U.S. and Canadian schools together, if you are a U.S. citizen and you graduate from one of these three Canadian schools, you do not enter residency match as a foreign student.

 

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