When considering whether one of the many Caribbean Medical Schools is right for you it’s important to do thorough research and get as much information as possible so you can make an informed choice. The criteria for admission to a Caribbean medical school are also far less stringent than they are in the US. This is another reason why many students from the US and Canada prefer to apply to them; students who have been eliminated due to insufficient scores in US or Canada stand one more chance of qualifying as doctors.
Although many Caribbean Medical Schools have made arrangements with U.S. hospitals for their students to participate in the U.S. hospital clinical rotations, your options may be limited in comparison to the options available to a student in a U.S. medical school.
If you are interested in working in the healthcare field, but prefer to work behind the scenes, the AAMC maintains an online job listing for those interested in professional office and administrative careers, including areas in research, quality control, engineering, and customer service.
Certainly the degree you obtain from this type of school will help in obtaining a better position and often those students who rank highly at such an institute will find themselves being rewarded a much better residency position at some of the best medical establishments in the country today.
Although their future patients may not be concerned with where the doctors learned their trade, (but rather, only that they know their stuff!), medical students know that when applying for residencies it does make a difference where you’re coming from.