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Default US or UK for medschool

Hi everyone,

I am a high school senior from the UK. I am currently deciding whether to apply for medicine MBBS program in the UK or to go to college for premed in the US. I plan to work in the US in the end either way.

My biggest worries are:
1. I am unable to/ harder to get into medical school in the US, because I am an international student.

2. I have a harder time matching into a dermatology residency compared to American graduates because I am an IMG if I stay in the UK.

With that being said, what would you guys recommend that I do? Stay in the UK then apply for residency in the US or go to medschool in the US? Please advice me in terms of time, chances of success, etc.

Thank you!
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