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AICASA BSEP Program or Saint James School of Medicine (Carribean)

Discussion in 'Caribbean' started by accepted109, May 20, 2014.

  1. accepted109

    accepted109 5+ Year Member

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    I've recently been accepted to both Antigua's Basic Science Enhancement Program and Saint James School of Medicine. If I do the BSEP program and pass with at least a 2.7 I am guaranteed admission to AUA College of Medicine by the next semester. However I have already gotten guaranteed admission to Saint James School of Medicine. Which one should I do? Does anyone know the chances of successfully completing the BSEP program ? Which would benefit me the most?

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    According to AUA you MUST pass the BSEP program (which is 1 semester) with a 2.7 and then are guaranteed admission for their MD program in the following semester. From what I heard the BSEP program is NOT EASY and not everyone successfully finishes the program. However AUA is a much better school than Saint James being that it is in the top 5 Caribbean Med Schools plus it has approvals in NY and Cali (Which Saint James does not have). On the other hand If I went to Saint James I would be already in the MD program this fall. Although they are not approved in NY or Cali, there are approved in 42/50 states and you can still do residency in NY and eventually practice there (I believe). I'm just trying to see which is more worth it and I am leaning towards AUA.
     
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  3. Skip Intro

    Skip Intro Registered User 10+ Year Member

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    Are you certain about that?

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  4. Qester

    Qester 10+ Year Member

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    Just a question, what would be your match year for each route you go?
     
  5. accepted109

    accepted109 5+ Year Member

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    Yes they've had students match in NY
     
  6. Skip Intro

    Skip Intro Registered User 10+ Year Member

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    The only reason I ask is because it seems unusual that they would let students train in residency in NY, but not offer them the opportunity for permanent licensure. I don't know if this is a normal thing in NY, but it seems a little weird to me.

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