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2020 DO & MD Merger: Impact on Caribbean Med Students

This article has been updated to provide the greatest relevance & timeliness for our readers. It was originally published June 2018.

Previously, DO and MD residencies have been matched in separate processes. In 2020, they merged into a single program. Today we're going to dive into what that actually means for MD students, specifically Trinity and its graduates. 

But first, let's cover the basics. There is a myth out there that international medicine graduates, or IMGs, will have a more difficult time in the match now because more US trained DO students will be applying for the same residencies. This is verifiably false. In fact, the opposite is true. MD students of any kind, including Caribbean medical school graduates, will have a better opportunity to match after the merge. 

With that baseline understanding set, let's get into the specifics of the merger and what it means for med students. 

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