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Federal regulators investigate non-U.S. medical schools

Residency Program Insider, January 12, 2010

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Federal regulators are launching an investigation into the quality of several off-shore medical schools.

According to the St. Petersburg Times, many American medical students attend Ross University School of Medicine located on the Caribbean island of Dominica. The school takes in nearly $150 million in U.S.-backed student loans.

However, many graduates of Ross University School of Medicine have complained about the poor quality of education they received at the school or their inability to enter a residency program once graduating from the school, the article says. This leaves many students in debt and unable to pay off their student loans.

The number of loan defaults is subject to federal scrutiny. Ross has a high number of defaults, which helped trigger the federal investigation, according to the St. Petersburg Times.



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