Princeton is proud of the diversity of its student population, including more than 100 undergraduate students from more than 40 different countries, in each entering class. We at HPA are always interested to speak with students from around the world to get a sense of what their experience with various healthcare systems has been, and to learn about role models and inspirations around the globe.
The process of preparing for and applying to U.S. health professional schools is the same whether or not you are a U.S. citizen—the differences relate to which health professional schools will consider international students, and what finance options are available. International Students and Medical Education (pdf) is an excellent article, written by colleagues at Yale, on some of the unique challenges and resources for international pre-health students. In summary, international pre-health students will be more limited than their U.S. peers in where they can apply, and private loans may require co-signers and/or funding in escrow. International pre-health students at Princeton are encouraged to come as early as possible in their undergraduate careers to discuss their plans at the HPA office.
Websites, Lists and Articles of Interest
- How do I ... apply as an international student? - courtesy of the AAMC
- International Students and Medical Education: Options and Obstacles (pdf) - a helpful article by Edward J. Miller, MA and Joni Huff, MA, reprinted courtesy of NAAHP
- Allopathic Medical Schools that matriculated international students, 2014 (pdf) - collected via MSAR
- AAMC Statistics for Applicants/Matriculants by Residence
- Scholarships for Non-U.S. Citizens (pdf)
- InternationalStudentLoan.com - a place to start for finding loans as an international student
- Canadian Student Loan Program - the section of InternationalStudentLoan.com for Canadians
- Sallie Mae International Student Loans - another option for borrowing
"If you are a non-U.S. citizen, see HPA early and learn about the financing issues unique to international students." ~ Richmond Owusu '09