The Perks of Attending Med School in the Caribbean

Yellow school buses aren’t the only means of transportation packed with eager minds thirsting for knowledge across the Caribbean during the current back to school period. Airplanes arriving in the region are jammed too, and not just with savvy travelers taking advantage of low shoulder season rates and a reduction in kid crowds around resort pools either.

Thousands of U.S. students attend the 100+ medical universities located in the Caribbean and Central America each year. (You can research the full list of schools via the FAIMER International Medical Education Directory.)

The quality of education varies, of course (as it does everywhere), there are financial aid issues, and a variety of other potential drawbacks to consider.

On the plus side, though, students get to pair earning a medical degree with a uniquely immersive cultural experience brimming with adventure that’s worlds away from the lives they’ve known growing up in the States. As these two veterinary students at St. George’s University in Grenada show, there are lots of uncommon perks to getting your medical degree in the Caribbean…

Ever attend medical school in the Caribbean? Drop us a line and let us know if you have any tips to share on how to make the best of the experience.

Last updated by Steve Bennett on .