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Hello there. I am an aspiring doctor and I am studying physics, biology, chemistry and psychology at A-Level. However i am thinking if i do not get into medicine in this country then what grade do i need to get into a reputable and high quality Caribbean medical school?

I have tried to find information on their website but they only talk about graduate entry for american students, so what is it like to british students? what grades?

I am mainly interested in St. Georges or St. Matthews. Help would really be appreciated. Thank you in advance.
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Just try to get in first....if not, go for a gap year

I really wouldn't advise you to go to the carribean, high fees, quality of teaching not as great here...
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Just try to get in first....if not, go for a gap year

I really wouldn't advise you to go to the carribean, high fees, quality of teaching not as great here...
Thanks for your help. I would love to go to a UK med school and I am going to try my best, but the Caribbean idea is just a last resort to be honest. But what grades do you actually need to get into a caribbean medical school? Is it only graduate entry or are A-levels okay?
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Thanks for your help. I would love to go to a UK med school and I am going to try my best, but the Caribbean idea is just a last resort to be honest. But what grades do you actually need to get into a caribbean medical school? Is it only graduate entry or are A-levels okay?
A-levels are ok. I'm not sure what exact grades you need.
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A-levels are ok. I'm not sure what exact grades you need.
Okay thank you anyway!
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Hello there. I am an aspiring doctor and I am studying physics, biology, chemistry and psychology at A-Level. However i am thinking if i do not get into medicine in this country then what grade do i need to get into a reputable and high quality Caribbean medical school?

I have tried to find information on their website but they only talk about graduate entry for american students, so what is it like to british students? what grades?

I am mainly interested in St. Georges or St. Matthews. Help would really be appreciated. Thank you in advance.
If they're following an American style curriculum (i.e. MD/DO) then it will be graduate entry only since medical school in the USA is only open to those who already have a degree.

Most UK students who study abroad do so in Europe...Czech Republic, Bulgaria and Hungary seem to be popular, but I've also heard that recently English language medical schools have opened in Spain, Holland and Italy. Might be worth looking into since if you go to med school in Europe you won't need to do the PLAB upon returning to the UK.
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Thanks for your help. I would love to go to a UK med school and I am going to try my best, but the Caribbean idea is just a last resort to be honest. But what grades do you actually need to get into a caribbean medical school? Is it only graduate entry or are A-levels okay?
Have you looked into UWI (university of the West Indies)? There you'll need grades of AAA and at least 40 hours volunteer time.

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If they're following an American style curriculum (i.e. MD/DO) then it will be graduate entry only since medical school in the USA is only open to those who already have a degree.

Most UK students who study abroad do so in Europe...Czech Republic, Bulgaria and Hungary seem to be popular, but I've also heard that recently English language medical schools have opened in Spain, Holland and Italy. Might be worth looking into since if you go to med school in Europe you won't need to do the PLAB upon returning to the UK.
Thanks for your reply. European medical school was also another option of mine. I was interested in the new med schools which opened in Spain, Holland and Italy. I was just wondering how competitive would they be compared to something like Charles university in Prague?
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Have you looked into UWI (university of the West Indies)? There you'll need grades of AAA and at least 40 hours volunteer time.

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WOW! I was not expecting that at all... So it is just as competitive as the UK? This is really surprising... :eek:
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WOW! I was not expecting that at all... So it is just as competitive as the UK? This is really surprising... :eek:
Actually, it's more competitive than the UK because there are less medical schools in the Caribbean (only 3 I think) and many students want to get in.

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Actually, it's more competitive than the UK because there are less medical schools in the Caribbean (only 3 I think) and many students want to get in.

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I think your misinformed. There are a lot more than 3! I think there is around about 60 actually! :cool:
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I think your misinformed. There are a lot more than 3! I think there is around about 60 actually! :cool:
60? In the Caribbean? That's impossible.

EDIT: I meant in the English speaking Caribbean. If you want to study in communist Cuba, well then there are much more than 3.

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60? In the Caribbean? That's impossible.

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No its not...

Here is a wikipedia link that stated there is 60: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of..._the_Caribbean
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This is where tsr fails. With the st george's advert been continuously thrown at you, a lot of people think about this avenue even at a stage when it shouldn't be in their thoughts.

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Hello there. I am an aspiring doctor and I am studying physics, biology, chemistry and psychology at A-Level. However i am thinking if i do not get into medicine in this country then what grade do i need to get into a reputable and high quality Caribbean medical school?

I have tried to find information on their website but they only talk about graduate entry for american students, so what is it like to british students? what grades?

I am mainly interested in St. Georges or St. Matthews. Help would really be appreciated. Thank you in advance.
I've researched into the St george's route and from what I've done, there's too many conflicting information and I'm not going to try informing you.

To add to what democracy said, Malta is another place Uk student go to and surprising given that the course is recognised by GMC (iirc), free and reasonable entry scores, it's quite niche and relative unknown.

Here's the malta thread and I suggest to try it second after all avenue to get into uk uni has failed for you. The UK is by FAR your best bet and if you apply wisely and realistically, play the game (do work experience and voluntary work), it's relatively reasonable to get it.
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No its not...

Here is a wikipedia link that stated there is 60: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of..._the_Caribbean
I made an edit.

UWI and St. Georges are the best.

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This is where tsr fails. With the st george's advert been continuously thrown at you, a lot of people think about this avenue even at a stage when it shouldn't be in their thoughts.



I've researched into the St george's route and from what I've done, there's too many conflicting information and I'm not going to try informing you.

To add to what democracy said, Malta is another place Uk student go to and surprising given that the course is recognised by GMC (iirc), free and reasonable entry scores, it's quite niche and relative unknown.

Here's the malta thread and I suggest to try it second after all avenue to get into uk uni has failed for you. The UK is by FAR your best bet and if you apply wisely and realistically, play the game (do work experience and voluntary work), it's relatively reasonable to get it.
Thanks for your advice and motivation. I appreciate it. I will definitely look into Malta as i have not looked into it yet and it seems interesting. But it is true! My aim is to get into the UK, there is no competing with the luxuries in UK med schools.
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@Arieisit: I think that deserves a rep, don't you think?
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@Arieisit: I think that deserves a rep, don't you think?
I don't follow :confused:

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I spent sone time teaching UWI students - they are all american or canadian. A lot of them were doing clinical in america too as many caribbean islands aren't appropriate for teaching western style medicine, placements that I think they had to sort out themselves (?)

Do your research basically.
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I don't follow :confused:

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I don't follow :confused:

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I corrected you!
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