Dreaming of become a doctor? In a short time St Georges University in Grenada, (which benefitted from some unsuspecting exposure when the US invaded Grenada in 1983) Ross University on the island of Dominica and the American University of the Caribbean, originally on the island of Montserrat, opened their doors.
But there are also other factors a student will need to take into when applying to such a good medical school as the school in question will look at where the student actually resides and how well their essay that they need to complete as part of their application was written.
The AMCAS application provides medical schools with enough information to make an initial screening; it includes a modified undergraduate transcript, science and overall GPAs, MCAT scores, information about extracurricular activities, and a short personal comment.
The first two years will be at the overseas campuses for all Caribbean medical schools, but the clinical rotations for the top schools are in the U.S. This offers a huge advantage to students in that they can benefit from the higher acceptance rates to get into the Caribbean universities while still being able to learn from the doctors at U.S. hospitals during their clinical rotations.
The general rule is that you want a 3.5 or above because the average GPA of the matriculated students are usually around 3.5 to 3.7. Depending on where you go, what you major in, and what you do outside of school, however, medical schools will still consider you if your GPA is significantly lower than 3.5. But if you want to get into medical school, you need to try your best in college.