International students have the ability to apply to medical schools in the U.S., but there are also challenges. Some, but not all, medical schools in the U.S. will accept international applicants. These schools are usually also open to applicants from any state in the U.S., so the number of applicants is very large and the competition keen. In addition, international students are not eligible for federal financial aid, as U.S. citizens are. Applicants holding a green card are considered in the same category as a U.S. citizen.
To learn more about applying to medical school as an international student, please see the instructions and information provided by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).
Some international students complete their degree at Duke and then apply to medical schools outside of the U.S. These schools include the Medical School for International Health at Ben-Gurion University in Israel (affiliated with Columbia), Oxford and Cambridge in England, Poznan in Poland, St. George's in London, one in Ireland, one in Australia, and Duke NUS (you must be willilng to live in Singapore for 10 years).