Kristen Moon talks with U.S. News: Should students attend medical school in Europe?

By admin February 22, 2017 Medical Admissions Press

There are pluses and minuses to consider. Matching with a U.S. based residency is a major consideration.

“In the medical field, students who attend school abroad have a stigma associated with them: ‘They were not good enough to get into an American medical school,'” said Kristen Moon, a college adviser and founder of Atlanta-based Moon Prep, in an email.

In fact, slightly more than half of international medical graduates –52 percent – “matched” with a residency program in the U.S. in 2016, according to a spokesperson from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates.

U.S. medical graduates had a higher match rate through the National Resident Matching Program last year. The match rate for those students was more than 75 percent, according to the NRMP.

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