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Does AUC offer grade replacement like that of US Osteopathic Schools? Also, if they do, do they only replace grades from the same institution or can it be from different universities so long as it is the same course?

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Does AUC offer grade replacement like that of US Osteopathic Schools? Also, if they do, do they only replace grades from the same institution or can it be from different universities so long as it is the same course?

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For the most part, off shore schools do not have rigorous process for admissions; I do not know of any that have some sort of official grade replacement policy. But before you even THINK about going off-shore, read the many threads on the diminishing opportunities for residency slots. My advice make at least 2 application cycle attempts in the US, both MD and DO before considering off shore. Before that then is to repair your grades as needed via course retake, postbacc, etc. Much can be done, especially for DO in replacement grades
 

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I see you've found our late-blooming SDN ortho reject!


He is quite passionate about the topic.

You should probably tell them to start at the beginning of the blog though (your link cuts into the middle of his story), there's some very interesting things that Caribgrad addresses regarding the pre-clinical instruction/his application process as well.
 
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The author of that blog displayed classic behavior of compulsive gamblers....he was Carib-bait all the way.



I just spent the last half hour reading this. Holy crap, that article was SO interesting. If I was this interested by MCAT verbal passages, I might have actually done well in that section. I don't wanna comment on my specific thoughts because I don't want to turn this thread into the "84th DO NOT GO CARIBBEAN THREAD" on SDN, but I will simply say that my heart aches for that poor guy. Damn.
 
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If you are breathing and can write a tuition check, then that's all the grade replacement you'll need.

I take it that you're comfortable with the idea of being unemployed and deeply in debt?

A little reading assingment for you:
https://milliondollarmistake.wordpress.com/it-doesnt-get-better/
I just sat down and read this entire blog, from beginning to end. WOW! I am actually highly impressed with the level of detail and sadly enough I found it a little humorous (only because of the level of sarcasm).

I do, however, wish to point out that I DO NOT WANT TO GO TO THE CARIBBEAN. In fact, my dream is to attend a DO school. My first few years of college were horrible and I have finally brought my science GPA up to a 3.4 via retakes. This is my FOURTH time applying. Counselors have told me that my high number of retakes posts red flags. I get it, why take me over someone who doesn't have such retakes? This is the reason I looked up foreign schools.
 

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Yet another data point that most pre-med advisors have the brains of a flea.

If we in DO schools didn't like retakes, we'd have to shut down the whole lot of them.

I just sat down and read this entire blog, from beginning to end. WOW! I am actually highly impressed with the level of detail and sadly enough I found it a little humorous (only because of the level of sarcasm).

I do, however, wish to point out that I DO NOT WANT TO GO TO THE CARIBBEAN. In fact, my dream is to attend a DO school. My first few years of college were horrible and I have finally brought my science GPA up to a 3.4 via retakes. This is my FOURTH time applying. Counselors have told me that my high number of retakes posts red flags. I get it, why take me over someone who doesn't have such retakes? This is the reason I looked up foreign schools.
 
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I just sat down and read this entire blog, from beginning to end. WOW! I am actually highly impressed with the level of detail and sadly enough I found it a little humorous (only because of the level of sarcasm).

I do, however, wish to point out that I DO NOT WANT TO GO TO THE CARIBBEAN. In fact, my dream is to attend a DO school. My first few years of college were horrible and I have finally brought my science GPA up to a 3.4 via retakes. This is my FOURTH time applying. Counselors have told me that my high number of retakes posts red flags. I get it, why take me over someone who doesn't have such retakes? This is the reason I looked up foreign schools.
You have gone thru at least 2 application cycles, which is I always recommend, though I dont know specifically what you have done to improve and/or enhance application. You know the risks of getting thru the school and into a residency slot at an off-shore school. You also know that even though the off shore schools are considered inferior to US schools, you will be an intense medical school level. They are preparing you for the boards ultimately.

At this point you have several options/pathways to consider.

1) Abandon the idea of going to medical school
2) Applying again without revising anything
3) Additional retakes and/or MCAT prep and retake
4) Consider formal postbacc or SMP with linkages
5) Applying directly to an off shore
6) doing an off shore postbacc/SMP

I will discuss the last point as there are more than enough threads on the others. Both Ross and SGU have these programs and I have met students who taken both. They certainly seem rigorous at least in workload and are linked to each school. Other off shore schools may have similar programs. The advantage of these programs is that they have money back guarantees. So before you spend hundreds of thousands directly in medical school, I think it is worth to try these programs. If you find the work is too much you can leave without too much investment. If you do well, it may give you at least a leg up in succeeding.

Up to you
 
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I just sat down and read this entire blog, from beginning to end. WOW! I am actually highly impressed with the level of detail and sadly enough I found it a little humorous (only because of the level of sarcasm).

I do, however, wish to point out that I DO NOT WANT TO GO TO THE CARIBBEAN. In fact, my dream is to attend a DO school. My first few years of college were horrible and I have finally brought my science GPA up to a 3.4 via retakes. This is my FOURTH time applying. Counselors have told me that my high number of retakes posts red flags. I get it, why take me over someone who doesn't have such retakes? This is the reason I looked up foreign schools.
I suggest you follow up and read thru this thread which covers all the aspects of off shore schools. I just want to make sure that all applicants who this route go in with eyes wide open

http://forums.studentdoctor.net/threads/is-st-james-a-legit-med-school.816033/
 
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I have a 28 MCAT, 3.28 (science, which will be updated to a 3.4 in two weeks) and a 3.25 non-science. I am applying to ONLY DO schools as of right now and will only consider the foreign schools (after all these posts) in late January! Thank you everyone for your insight, I really appreciate it!