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International Medical Schools

Medical Schools in Asia

DUKE-NUS Singapore

Duke-NUS is Singapore‚Äôs first US-style graduate-entry medical school. We draw on the rich medical training and research at Duke University in North Carolina and the outstanding resources at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Offering innovative MD, PhD, and MD/PhD programs with a focus on medical research, the Duke-NUS MD degree is jointly awarded by Duke University and the National University of Singapore, while the PhD degree is awarded by the National University of Singapore. 

Caribbean Medical Schools

Caribbean medical schools have afforded many unsuccessful applicants to U.S. medical schools the opportunity to pursue a medical education, and then return to the U.S. to fulfill their dream of practicing as a physician. However, the challenges of studying in a foreign environment, being immersed in a different language and culture, trying to secure residencies in the U.S., passing the boards, etc., should be carefully examined. Below are links to the Caribbean schools most often selected by BC students:

St. George's University School fo Medicine (in Grenada)
Ross University School of Medicine (in the Dominica)
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (in the Antilles)


Medical Schools in Israel

There are four university medical schools in Israel: Technion in Haifa; Ben Gurion University of the Negev; Tel Aviv University; and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. They all follow the European six year model. However, as of 2009, Tel Aviv University has introduced a four year program similar to the US system for students with a bachelor's degree in certain biological sciences. Currently, the Technion Medical School, Ben Gurion University, and Tel Aviv University Sackler Faculty of Medicine offer 4 year MD programs for American students who have American college degrees and have taken the MCAT interested in completing rigorous medical education in Israel before returning to the US or Canada. See descriptions below:

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Medical School for International Health

Ben-Gurion Medical School is a collaboration between BGU and Columbia University Medical Center. Students complete an international health and medicine elective. which is an eight-week global health elective clerkship in supervised, clinical settings around the world, including Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Peru, India, Sri Lanka, the Phillipines, Vietnam, Nepal, Israel, the United States and Canada.  This medical school for international health is the only four-year, American-style medical school that incorporates global health coursework into all four years of the medical school curriculum. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Technion-Israel Institute of Technology

The Technion American Medical Students (TEAMS) Program offers an excellent opportunity for qualified U.S. or Canadian pre-med college graduates, to pursue a career as physicians, for the M.D. degree in the Ruth & Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel. Open to qualified U.S. and Canadian citizens or permanent residents who spent at least 8 years out of the last 10 years, residing in North America. The American Program in the Technion Faculty of Medicine offers an opportunity for students to pursue an M.D. educational program with a curriculum and course of study patterned after U.S. medical schools. Equal consideration is given to all applications from qualified applicants without regard to sex, religion, age, race, color, national origin, or physical handicap, within the meaning of applicable federal and state laws.

Sackler School of Medicine

The Sackler Institute at the NYU School of Medicine is a division of the Graduate School of the Arts and Science of New York University, offering programs in the basic medical sciences leading to the Ph.D. degree and, in coordination with The Medical Scientist Training Program, combined M.D./Ph.D. degrees. Students can do their thesis research in the laboratories of more than 180 faculty members at the NYU Langone Medical Center who have appointments in basic science or clinical departments, as well as associated faculty located at the main campus. If you have any questions about the Sackler Institute, please contact a member of our staff by e-mailing or calling 212.263.5648.

Medical School for International Health (MSIH)

The Medical School for International Health (MSIH) , a collaboration of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Faculty of Health Sciences and Columbia University Medical Center.


Atlantic Bridge Program in Ireland

The Atlantic Bridge Program is a cultural diversity program to allow a small number of Canadian and US students to study medicine or veterinary medicine at an Irish University. Since its inception over 20 years ago, more than 3,000 students have undertaken medical, dental, or veterinary studies in Ireland.

Students can apply to all six Irish medical schools using just one common application and submitting only one set of documents (transcripts, letters of reference etc). Students who graduate from Irish medical schools via the Atlantic Bridge Program have the choice of entering postgraduate residency training in the USA, in Canada or abroad.

University of Queensland School of Medicine in Brisbane

The University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia) Ochsner Clinical School (New Orleans) Medical Degree Program, accept applications for January entry--the start of the Australian academic year, not a mid-year entry.  This program is designed for US students or permanent residents, and provides students two years of rotations in the United States at the Ochsner Clinical School. Students complete their first two years studying the basic medical sciences at The University of Queensland's School of Medicine. Students then complete their third and forth year in clinical rotations at the UQ Ochsner Clinical School in New Orleans.  The University of Queensland has six internationally significant, interdisciplinary research institutes offer a variety of research/study opportunities to students in the School of Medicine, including the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, the Brain Institute, the Diamantina Institute for Cancer, Immunology and Metabolic Medicine Research Center.  Ochsner Health System is a non-profit, academic, multi-specialty healthcare delivery system dedicated to patient care, research and education.  The system includes seven hospitals and over 35 health centers located throughout Southeast Louisiana.  Medical students from UQ work alongside students from Tulane University and the University of Louisiana School of Medicine who also pursue clinical studies through the Ochsner Health System.

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