Foreign Medical Schools

There are very good medical schools in other countries. There also are some which knowledgeable observers describe as very inadequate. Some schools are very competitive or do not accept students from outside its country. Others will accept almost anyone willing to pay the tuition (be very knowledgeable of financial aid programs, qualifications and payback). Some have good records when their graduates take the exams necessary to practice in the US while others have very poor records.


You should be extremely cautious with schools that have less than a proven record of success. Some students who are driven to enter any medical school right out of college should recall that it is advisable to consider working to address weaknesses in the application for as long as two years before applying to a US school. Another option is to consider Osteopathic medicine if you plan to practice in the U.S. Find out as much information as possible if you are considering a foreign medical school.

For more information on practicing in the US if you are a foreign medical school graduate, you can visit the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates website.