arizonairish wrote:I live with two Med Students at a top 20 institution. They laughed their asses off at this idea.
Residency can be viewed as our OCI (not a perfect comparison, but it is where employment opportunities among Med students become vastly different). Similar to a TTT in big law there may be anecdotal evidence otherwise, but there are not a lot of Caribbean MDs styling the high pay residencies if they get a residency at all.
Basically there are a hell of a lot more people coming out of t-14s JD making over 100k than Caribbean MDs.
I think your roommates might be a little biased towards MD programs. There are not really any high paying residencies. In fact I have never heard of one above 50k.
As for rates: 49.2% of international medical graduates "match" (which is the equivalent of OCI, except its done in one day, electronically, nationwide from an electronic file containing resumes, LoRs, grades, rankings, and test scores). Another, 30.8% got unmatched jobs (similar to mass mailing firms). The rest struck out.
In many ways its apples and oranges, and most of the disadvantages of nonUS med schools occurs mid-career or later (when it comes to fellowships, specialties, and Director/Chief positions), but IMO the outcomes are similar or better then most of the T14.
Source: Student Doctor Network.