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Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by Hockeyfan23, 02.22.12.

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  1. Hockeyfan23

    Hockeyfan23 2+ Year Member

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    I recently received an email from one of the reps at SGU medical school and she claimed that they only have a 7% attrition rate (3% for personal reasons and 4% for academic reasons). Does this sound about right. This sounds much better than what everyone else on SDN claims it to be.
     
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  3. theseeker4

    theseeker4 PGY 1 5+ Year Member

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    My guess would be they are lying. How many are in an entering class? And how many graduate each year?
     
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    Xypathos Member 5+ Year Member

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    I assume you're referring to the SGU in the Caribbean and not the SGU that's based in Cyprus (though attached to the University of London)?

    I can't speak from experience but everything I've heard from students there suggests their attrition rate is closer to 35-50%, that like Ross, AUC, AUA, etc they accept an abundant amount of students and thin out the flock over the first two years.
     
  5. Temperature101

    Temperature101 Banned Banned 2+ Year Member

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    If you can get into SGU, I think you might be able to get into some low tier DO schools. Why dont you try DO instead of going to SGU that has a high attrition rate and will limit you chances to get residency
     

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