One of my friends is considering to go to a Caribbean medical school. He is a business major with concentration in finance so he loves to analyze numbers in different applications. He sent me this last night to compare and contrast the different accredited Caribbean medical schools that is worth looking into. When I looked at the chart I knew he is thinking long and hard of the long term costs and benefits. He went to each school’s website and looked into which school is approved in which states. I thought this is an interesting find and it would very useful for prospective medical students who are considering going to a Caribbean medical school; Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara is actually not located in the Caribbean, it’s located in Mexico.
The chart involves the factors the differentiates one school from another including:
- FAFSA eligibility and school code
- OSAP (Ontario Assistance Student Program)
- Establishment dates for each school
- Approval for the states of NY, CA, TX, and FL.
- MCAT requirements
- Basic Science cost, as of January 2012
- Clinical Science cost, as of January 2012
- The foreign country/island each school is located at
- And finally the estimated total cost, minus the junk fees, for each school
In the following school list, I put a * next to the so called “big four” medical schools which medical students talk about on forums. The big four Caribbean medical schools are supposed to be approved in all 50 states, but according to the chart Saba is not.
American University of Antigua
American University of the Caribbean*
Atlantic University School of Medicine
Medical University of the Americas
Ross University School of Medicine*
Saba School of Medicine*
Spartan Health Sciences University School of Medicine
St. George’s University*
St. James School of Medicine Bonaire
St. Matthews School of Medicine
Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara School of Medicine Mexico
University of Health Sciences Antigua
University of Medicine and Health Sciences St. Kitts (UMHS)
Windsor School of Medicine
Xavier School of Medicine Aruba
Obviously it took him a while to do this, he has the time that I don’t so I give him, Sean, the credit. Also if you liked this post and find it helpful then please Google+ it and Tweet it, thanks.