International Medical Schools Whose IMGs Enter U.S for Residency

2020-05-15T14:33:35-04:00

International medical graduates (IMGs) play an essential role in the US health care system and comprise about 25% of physicians in practice. All IMGs go through the US medical licensing examination and verifying of credentials to receive certification from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) to become eligible to enter the practice in the United States. In 2020, according to the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP), of the number of U.S. citizen international medical school students and graduates (IMGs), 61% percent matched to PGY-1 positions, representing the highest match rate since 1991. Of the non-U.S. citizen IMGs, 61.1% matched to first-year positions in [...]

International Medical Schools Whose IMGs Enter U.S for Residency2020-05-15T14:33:35-04:00

Reasons to Study Medicine Abroad in Europe

2020-04-23T20:56:14-04:00

Thousands of international students consider studying medicine abroad in Europe in English for a variety of reasons every year. Here are some of the top reasons why: Low Tuition fees International students who are interested in studying medicine in Europe can take advantage of enrolling in medical programs that have lower tuition fees than the United States or the U.K. The average annual tuition for attending medical school in the United States is roughly $60,000 a year. In many European countries, attending medical school is only a fraction of that cost, even for international students. Instruction of the medical program is [...]

Reasons to Study Medicine Abroad in Europe2020-04-23T20:56:14-04:00

What is the International Medical Admissions Test (IMAT)?

2020-04-16T12:38:56-04:00

The International Medical Admissions Test or IMAT is an exam for enrolling into select medical schools or faculties of medicine mainly in Italy.  Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing is working in tandem with Italian Ministry of University and Research (MUIR) on administering this exam. The IMAT is a subject-specific test in English for students want to enroll in medicine and surgery and dentistry courses. These courses are taught in English, with placements available to international students. How much is the IMAT exam? As of 2016, The registration fee is €120 (£105 or $164). However, the fees for 2020 have not been published yet. [...]

What is the International Medical Admissions Test (IMAT)?2020-04-16T12:38:56-04:00

Universities and Programs that require the IMAT

2020-04-18T21:35:21-04:00

Students intending to apply for admission to the following Universities and Programs are required to take the IMAT. ** IMAT test dates and registration for the Humanitas University differ from the dates and registration process of the main IMAT test (September 2017). For more information, visit the Humanitas University website. For more information on the IMAT exam click HERE

Universities and Programs that require the IMAT2020-04-18T21:35:21-04:00

Is Your Foreign Medical School Eligible for US Federal Loans?

2019-09-13T01:29:21-04:00

US citizens can go abroad for medical school and receive US federal funding. They must complete FAFSA and only selected number of medical schools abroad are eligible for federal funding. Every few years, medical schools abroad are assessed by the National Committee on Foreign Medical Education Accreditation (NCFMEA) in order to determine whether they are eligible to receive federal loans.  Only a handful of medical schools abroad are eligible for US federal loans since they require a meticulous monitoring and evaluation from NCFMEA. You can read more about the NCFMEA here. Many of these medical schools have large number of [...]

Is Your Foreign Medical School Eligible for US Federal Loans?2019-09-13T01:29:21-04:00

Being Unmatched is Not an Option: Tips to Match for Success

2020-04-19T10:57:19-04:00

Applying to residency programs can be a daunting task and every medical student can agree that going unmatched is not an option.  In 2015, there were approximately 250 US medical students who did not match into a residency program. Although those numbers are minimal considering that 95% of US medical students match into a residency program, you do not want to unmatched due to low USMLE scores. You generally are not allowed to retake the USMLE Step 1 or 2 if you have already passed this exam. The minimum passing score for Step 1 is 192 and for the Step 2 [...]

Being Unmatched is Not an Option: Tips to Match for Success2020-04-19T10:57:19-04:00

International Testing Centers for USMLE Step 1 and Step 2

2020-04-18T21:40:14-04:00

To view the exact time and location for the USMLE Step 1 and 2, please search through the Prometric site: https://www.prometric.com/en-us/Pages/home.aspx Source: http://www.ecfmg.org/fees/usmle-surcharge.html

International Testing Centers for USMLE Step 1 and Step 22020-04-18T21:40:14-04:00

Preparing for the IMAT Exam

2017-11-20T22:19:24-05:00

Interested in studying at an English medical program in Italy? Beginning in 2012, the Italian Ministry of Education and the Universities and Research, MIUR, developed the IMAT exam for international students who wish to matriculate into an English medical program at an Italian medical school.  Below is how you can prepare for the IMAT exam in order apply to an English medical program in Italy. What is on the IMAT exam? The IMAT exam tests general knowledge, logical reasoning and scientific knowledge including biology, chemistry, and physics/mathematics. Here are some tips to help you prepare: Go through the IMAT Booking guide and register [...]

Preparing for the IMAT Exam2017-11-20T22:19:24-05:00

5 Things to Consider Before Attending Medical School Abroad

2017-02-02T01:04:18-05:00

Whether you are a Malaysian student interested in studying in the USA, a U.S. student interested in attending medical school in Romania, or a student interested in studying outside your home country, here are the top five considerations before attending medical school in a new country. Do you have a natural skill in learning foreign languages? If you are studying in a country where the official language is your native language, then language acquisition skills aren’t as important.  However, if you are an American studying medicine in Italy and have no prior knowledge of Italian then the initial adjustment period can [...]

5 Things to Consider Before Attending Medical School Abroad2017-02-02T01:04:18-05:00

Is it Possible to Use US Federal Loans to Go Abroad for Medical School?

2017-11-16T16:18:05-05:00

The short answer is YES.  There has been a growing number of US citizens going abroad for medical school and returning for residency and to ultimately practice in the USA. Why do US students go abroad for medical school? The top common reasons for going abroad to medical school is:  Cheaper tuition (in some cases): There are medical schools, particularly in Europe that charge significantly less tuition than US medical schools. In countries like Italy, Romania, and Poland, you can go to medical school for as low as $3,500 a year. That's a HUGE difference compared to $65,000 a year in [...]

Is it Possible to Use US Federal Loans to Go Abroad for Medical School?2017-11-16T16:18:05-05:00

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