International student admissions to
health professions schools in the United States
If you are an international student, you may face significant hurdles to
attending medical school (and other health professions schools) in the United States.
In the health professions application process, non-U.S. citizens holding permanent residency in the U.S. (i.e., green card holders) are generally treated in the same way as U.S. citizens. Opportunities for medical education in the U.S. are not as available for non-U.S. citizens and non-permanent residents. Although some medical schools do allow applications from international students, few are admitted. Some may require 2 or more years of tuition to be paid in advance. Some may only accept international students from Canada.
If you are an international student planning to earn your Bachelor's degree from SDSU and attend medical school (or other health professions schools) in the United States, please consult these resources: