Ok, so I wanted to know if medical schools in US accept students from other country for PG courses. If yes, what is the process. Kindly help if anyone of you have any idea about it.
PS: I am a final year MBBS student from India.
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I am not sure about post-grad, but I do know there are a number of programs that take in non-US students into medical degree programs.
If you look at the process in the USA, the Post Graduate section is Internship:
I have heard of a few ways for people from outside the USA to get into medicine in the USA. 1) Apply to medical school, the existing training is evaluated by the school, and credits that do not transfer are what you need to complete. 2) Be sponsored by a medical program into an internship or residency. 3) Be at a school/hospital that has a visiting status with a USA one, which facilitates a 1 to 2 year rotation through the USA.
A search found a few references:
All the references I see there are fro Medical School. However, got post-grad, already a Medical Doctor, you may want this information:
There, it clearly describes that you need to start with ECFMG Certification as a post-doc:
That seems to be the process I had heard about for people with a medical degree to come into a residenty or internship program.
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Most courses \(are\) accepted, however, it really depends on the schools and where in the U.S. For instance, in California, which is far more competitive than most other states, and for that reason alone may reject courses that don't align with the pre-med route here that students have taken in other countries.
Additionally, you are also required to take an english proficiency exam which tells them you will be able to process and absorb the material being taught here in the U.S.
On top of that, you will be required to take the MCAT (medical college admissions test) which ALL pre-medical students are required to take in order to apply into medical school. The exam is a 7.5 hour exam that consists of four core sections: Physical Sciences (chemistry and physics includes calculus based physics), Verbal Reasoning, Biological Sciences, and a writing Sample. Depending on your score on the MCAT, this will help you decide where to apply. Good scores, you can obviously apply to many schools, even prestigious ones, and subpar scores will limit you to schools outside of competitive states such as California and New York.
But, coming from a different country, your first task is to obtain a visa and take the english proficiency exam that allows you to study abroad. Other than that, the process is no different. Just a few more papers to fill out and a small extra step here and there with far higher tuition.
To practice medicine here in the states would also be a different story. You would need to be board certified in that particular state. But, I know some schools offer board certification that allow students to practice in the state they obtained their MD in.
But, if you decide to relocate to a different state, you will need to take the board exam again. Each state has different board examinations that you're required to take