Transferring from the Caribbean is something that is chased by many US FMGs for various reasons every year and the process can be very stressful and confusing. The process is difficult enough without the first hurdle that so many students experience, and that is the search for information. Where can I apply? Do I need research? How important are my MCAT and USMLE scores? Does it really matter that much?
I went through all of this myself and understand how you (assuming I know why you’re reading this) feel. I applied for transfer in the Spring of 2007 to several schools and was happy to accept a place with the Drexel University College of Medicine class of 2009. During this process, I tried to record as much as I could and this resource comes from that effort.
If there is something that I do not cover here that you would like me to address, please feel free to contact me via email or in the comments section of any of these pages. I promise you that I read every single comment. Please do not ask me any questions that I have already addressed in this section; I took the time to write this for you and I ask only that you take the time to read it.
Best of luck as you apply for transfer, topher.
- Why Are You Transferring?
- Which Schools Accept FMGs?
- Preparing Your Applications
- Getting the Timing Right
- The Application Calendar
- Preparing for Your Interview
- The Hell of Waiting to Hear
- How to Shoot Yourself in the Foot
- Starting Over