Friday, 5 September 2014

What is Caribbean clinical placement rate (at affiliated hospitals in the U.S.)?

Students pursuing the medical programs in the Caribbean Medical Schools complete the Basic Sciences or the Theories in the first two years generally and then take the United States Medical Licensing Examinations (USMLE) Step One prior to pursuing the clinical trials or the clinical rotations in the University affiliated hospitals. In either of the cases, the USMLE Scores would be considered vital as the quality indicator of the university’s curriculum. 

The students who pursued the Medical Programs will be redirected for the clinical rotations at the final phase of the course. The clinicals can be pursued in the affiliated hospitals of the University. On successful completion of the Clinicals, which is generally of two years duration, the students will be placed in the hospitals or other healthcare institutes or other medical organizations. Good scores in the theory examinations conducted by the University as well as equally good performance in the clinical trials will be crucially considered for the placement of the students. 

There were 16,893 U.S. medical graduates in 2011, and there were 26,158 total residency positions available in the United States. This means that the difference of 9,265 spots were available to the graduates that include U.S.  D.O. (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine) graduates, Canadian medical school graduates, and all International Medical Graduates (IMGs) from all over the world, regardless if they are a U.S. citizen, Canadian citizen or a citizen of any other country. 

In order to continue the Internship of the students for the course they have pursued or undertaken, it is mandatory to clear the internship or the Residentship programs. To get settled in the US, i.e. to get involved in the Residency programs in the US, the students need to clear the USMLE examinations. The level of the examinations (i.e, Step 1, Step 2, Step 3) depends upon the programs and the duration of the internship of the programs or the course.  

Study Abroad Opportunities brings the advantage of the same clinical exposure and opportunities as the hospitals' home medical students. Many past students cite this as an advantage in applying to U.S. residencies. Other overseas medical schools allow students U.S. clinical rotation opportunities, though usually on a more case-by-case basis.

About is an educational website that lists all the universities in the Caribbean country-wise so that the students would make it easy to choose the right institution overseas with ease. The Medical Schools in the Caribbean teach, train or conduct clinical research which includes nursing, medicine, dentistry and pharmacy.

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