SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you are an international student and you hope to go into medicine in the United States, it is important for you to know that international applicants (those without U.S. citizenship or Permanent Resident status) have a difficult time gaining admission to U.S. medical schools. Most state-supported U.S. medical schools will not consider applications from international students. Those private U.S. medical schools that will consider your application may require that funding sufficient to cover tuition and fees (for at least one year and sometimes up to four years) be placed in an escrow bank account before matriculation. The cost of attending a private US medical school is substantial ($30,000 or more per year) and scholarship and fellowship assistance to medical students is very limited. Most U.S. citizens and permanent residents attend medical school using loans underwritten by the U.S. government. International applicants are not eligible for these kinds types of loans and must seek alternative funding from private sources. Please keep this information in mind as you make your decision about whether to enroll in a U.S. undergraduate college or university with the goal of attending medical school after graduation. Here is a list of the American Medical Schools that accept international students (PDF). You may also consider visiting "F-1 Doctors" (https://www.f1doctor.com/), a mentorship program that provides support and hands-on information to international students considering medicine or dentistry. 

For more information, please contact Wesleyan's Health Professions Advisor, Mildred Rodriguez, 860-685-2180, mrodriguez01@wesleyan.edu