A different thread on Universidad Central de Nicaragua

Discussion in 'Accreditation Discussions (RA, DETC, state approva' started by geaddict, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. Stanislav

    Stanislav Well-Known Member

    Canada immigration is being overhauled (courtesy of our Bush-lite majority government); it's hard to say how the new "Express" system might work. Apparently it places a great emphasis on getting a job offer in Canada; something not easy to do from outside of country. One might want to investigate "Provincial nominee" programs.
    I have a few friends with foreign MD credentials. Degree recognition is fairly straightforward; exams are brutal but can be done. The biggest obstacle is finding a residency placement. There is a great shortage of residency spots. A friend with Ukrainian MD actually transferred to a Carribean school (and pays high tuition) in hopes of using their process to land clinical rotations and residency. Doctors driving taxis is not just a trope; it actually happens.
  2. worldtraveler

    worldtraveler New Member

  3. Stanislav

    Stanislav Well-Known Member

    Actually, for a young med school student, I would seriously suggest to take the best shot at becoming licensed in the USA. It is tough but have been done, and getting residency is more realistic than Canada. One may have to be flexible (eg., go to the part of the country where there are openings and "settle" for lower-competition specialities like Family Medicine).
    In any case, wherever you plan to move, learn the living daylights of the local language and research the licensure process, then prepare specifically for the required exams. Younger people have the luxury of time and intellectual stamina to pull it off; use this advantage.
  4. Stanislav

    Stanislav Well-Known Member

  5. geaddict

    geaddict New Member

    Well my relative is 2.5 years plus into her medical degree. I have since found out that once she has completed her residency she can apply in Costa Rica to challenge the exam and if she passes practice there it gives her a chance to earn 2000 usd or so on average. Much more if she opens her own private clinic as well. I think this will be a good fit for her as she has family there and we are intending to retire there as well. Considering we will be living on a similar budget (Canadians originally) I think the wage is very good for a person from Nicaragua.

    BTW UCN is considered one of the better schools within Nicaragua by the locals. Not the top but one of the better ones.

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