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avdentes

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Hello all,

First, I apologize if this question has previously been answered. I've searched for the answer for a while but couldn't find anything that was specific and recent. Anyway, I have recently been invited to interview and wanted to know how i should prepare. I've read that in the past interviews were only used for applicants that had red flags that needed to be addressed however, many bloggers say the interview process has changed. Can someone tell me how it was changed and how that affects me going into my interview? Also, does anyone know the interview to acceptance ratio?
 

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They interview everyone now, questions are very basic, no need to stress over it
 
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Make sure you bring these items to the interview!

1. yourself
2. checkbook (I hear they do Venmo now too)
3. a crisp Benjamin to slip into the interviewer's hand during the handshake

You'll then get your acceptance call in 24-48 hours :cigar:
 
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I'm not sure want other people's experience has been with this school, but the interviewer took the interview very serious. It was everything one would expect a medical school interview to be. As far as money is concerned the only discuss was about if accepted there is a fee to hold my spot in the class (something every school does, medicine or not) and that I would have a deadline to have purchased a passport and plane ticket to the island. I'm assuming to ensure you are indeed coming... that doesn't seem unreasonable. All in all the interview was pleasant and very professional. It did not come off as a recruiting effort or an opportunity for the school to pressure you into coming.
 
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@avdentes Most of the joking commentary here comes from the general mentality that the interview for Caribbean is mostly a formality. For schools like SGU, AUC, and Ross they are more invested now in accepting a wider range of candidates and putting them through Foundations/MERP as a Semester 0 type of course in order to see how you do. Caribbean schools likely don't have any incentive to pressure students into attending medical school simply because they are over saturated and can find another "less competitive" applicant to fill in the slot.
 
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@avdentes Most of the joking commentary here comes from the general mentality that the interview for Caribbean is mostly a formality. For schools like SGU, AUC, and Ross they are more invested now in accepting a wider range of candidates and putting them through Foundations/MERP as a Semester 0 type of course in order to see how you do. Caribbean schools likely don't have any incentive to pressure students into attending medical school simply because they are over saturated and can find another "less competitive" applicant to fill in the slot.

I agree. I am a current Ross student and there has been a lot of implementations to try to put us through the ringer, but by and large there are many people that should not be here. Should not be in any med school for that matter. Unfortunately, they learn the hard way and they fail out with 100K student loans and lots of broken dreams. I am a firm believer, however in second chances. I understand that this school was a second chance option for 98% of us, but there are some really good candidates here that would give any US grad a huge run for their money. Aside from what the current stigma is regarding a caribbean medical school education, I can say with a pretty great deal of certainty that the education I am getting here is very good. I learn more clinical application much sooner than my American grad counterparts. I don't actually believe Ross should be categorized into the "Caribbean medical school" category due to our very large placement of qualified physicians into the US health system YEARLY! BTW I know that this is an AUC thread Q but same applies to AUC (same company owns both AUC and Ross).
 
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@avdentes I would like to actually know where your head is at currently and what options you have on the table. I also suggest that you message anyone of the following people @Skip Intro @Goro @gyngyn into your reasoning for why you're making this decision and to listen to their feedback.
 
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