Each year an increasing number of international students consider studying medicine in the US. For those considering such a move after their time in the UK, here’s a few resources to get you started.
- The Fulbright Commission have a very useful document outlining the application process, which answers many questions on the subject: www.fulbright.org.uk/media/pdf/UGStudy/Medical_Education_in_the_US.pdf
- Detailed information on applying to graduate medical programmes in the States, from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC): https://www.aamc.org/students/aspiring/
- This link has a list of the colleges which offer an accredited medical programme: www.lcme.org/directory.htm
- For a very quick introduction to how US medical education works, the Wikipedia entry is actually very good: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medical_education_in_the_United_States
- This rather general site has a brief 'top tips' section: www.usnews.com/education/blogs/medical-school-admissions-doctor/2012/07/16/3-tips-for-international-students-applying-to-us-medical-schools
- The student room also has an (unofficial) page on this topic: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/Studying_Medicine_in_the_USA
Another option to consider is graduate entry medical programmes in the UK followed by applying for residency (post-graduate medical/specialty training) in the States.
Starting points for this would include the section on training in the US on the NHS Medical Careers website.
As always, you are welcome to talk your options through with a Careers Consultant in your college. Good luck with your career plans!