If you have a low GPA or a low MCAT score, can you still get into medical school? And yes, internationals are definitely eligible for US residency spots after completing MD at a US medical school – though, again, keep in mind that as they would most likely need to sponsor your H-1B visa, there is a limited amount of spots for internationals at programs that do offer this option, and hence again, the criteria will be somewhat harsher on us as opposed to US citizens.
After graduating, a year of internship in a hospital designated for that purpose, under the supervision of a specialist in that discipline is required before an unrestricted license to practice medicine and surgery is granted by the Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council (UMDPC).
Choose Wisely Although it may be tempting to solely apply to the top-rated medical schools, don’t let the name or prestige of certain institutions deter you from considering smaller, lesser-known schools that specialize in the area you want to study.
With support, I am confident and sure that I will be able to reach my goals, and with this I would like to inquire and request to be considered for any full scholarships that your school in the United States of America may offer to me, and I promise to make a commitment to dedicate myself to the school, my studies, and eventually the community that I will serve, help to improve, and save lives.
From what I have heard, talking to IMGs (International Medical Graduates), it is eventually more advantageous for international students to study medicine in the US as long as they can make it (as opposed to studying elsewhere and completing the USMLE), if they would like to practice in the US – especially in terms of competition for residency spots.