Overseas Medical Programs

Medical schools outside the U.S. are referred to variously as "foreign," "off-shore," or "international."  Some students who go to international medical schools have exotic reasons for their decision, such as wanting to escape their home state or country, but most do so because they believe they cannot gain admission to a U.S. medical school. 

There are many reasons that advisors discourage students from pursuing their education at an overseas medical school, including drop-out rate, cost, and difficulty in returning to practice in the US. Any students interested in applying to medical schools outside of the U.S. are encouraged to meet with a pre-health advisor to discuss their plans.