New York Medical Schools Fight to End Caribbean Schools’ Path – NYTimes.com

For a generation, medical schools in the Caribbean have attracted thousands of American students to their tiny island havens by promising that during their third and fourth years, the students would get crucial training in United States hospitals, especially in New York State.

But in a fierce turf battle rooted in the growing pressures on the medical profession and academia, New York State’s 16 medical schools are attacking their foreign competitors. They have begun an aggressive campaign to persuade the State Board of Regents to make it harder, if not impossible, for foreign schools to use New York hospitals as extensions of their own campuses.

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One Response to New York Medical Schools Fight to End Caribbean Schools’ Path – NYTimes.com

  1. Dana Owens says:

    I don’t think this would be fair. There are some excellent Caribbean Medical Schools. I am at UMHS St. Kitts and there program is definitely comparable to what the US schools offer. I also think that, in the end, once you have a medical degree it would be easy enough to become a doctor anywhere you desire to live. After all doctors relocate all the time.

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