Everyone at School of the Arts is focused on the arts, creating a fun and creative environment in which students thrive and build supportive, professional relationships with faculty and their peers. Honorary degrees such as the ones awarded to the Royal Academy of Ghent at the World Exhibition in 1913 and the World Exhibition of Decorative Arts in Paris in 1925 bore witness to the prestige of the art school as a cultural and national institution.
Along its association with the Ghent University, academic networks and specialized journals, the Royal Academy is co-editor of the international art publication A Prior Magazine; it has established the independent exhibition project KIOSK; and it organizes events and workshops in close collaboration with Ghent’s lively art scene, including the Higher Institute of the Arts (HISK) and the city’s Museum of Contemporary Art (S.M.A.K.), all within walking distance of the academy’s premises.
The most highly rated schools belong to a consortium formed in 1991 and called the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD) These schools differ from for-profit career schools in that they require a strong component of liberal arts courses in addition to art and design courses, providing a well-rounded college degree.
While spots for IMGs are very limited and some specialties are not available for them at all, international students who graduated from US medical schools are taken almost the same way as any other US med school graduates (there are only some visa-related restrictions, so the competition for residency is little higher, but otherwise it’s basically the same).
And yes, internationals are definitely eligible for US residency spots after completing MD at a US medical school – though, again, keep in mind that as they would most likely need to sponsor your H-1B visa, there is a limited amount of spots for internationals at programs that do offer this option, and hence again, the criteria will be somewhat harsher on us as opposed to US citizens.