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Carribean schools

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by vlad, May 15, 2002.

  1. vlad

    vlad Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jan 1, 2002
    Which school is better rated, Ross or St. George's? Did anyone get accepted and actually going?
    Are they really bad?
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  3. imtiaz

    imtiaz i cant translate stupid Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Jul 26, 2000
    New York, NY
    i think st. georges is the better of the two. i know someone in person who went to SGU and is doing well here in chicago now. i can't say i know of any Ross graduates. but im sure they do fine as well. you just have to research your school and what the fate of the alumni has been in previous years. you should be okay. have you exhausted all attempts to get in here in the US? even DO?
  4. vlad

    vlad Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jan 1, 2002
    I had an unsuccessful year applying to MD schools. I have't considered DO schools. Judging from the list of residencies obtained by graduates of Ross and St. George's they are placed in competitive places.
  5. rajneel1

    rajneel1 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 29, 2001
    no they aren't placed at competitive places. i think you should reapply to US schools. you're still young, right?
  6. none

    none 1K Member 10+ Year Member

    Jul 27, 2001
    If they're placed at competitive places, EVERYONE is placed at competitive places. I think people on this board are way too easy on match lists. Not every school puts lots of people into great programs.
  7. DesperatelySeekingMD

    DesperatelySeekingMD Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    If you are looking into schools in the Carribean...I would definitely recommend St. George's over Ross. I have a friend who goes to St. George's and a cousin at Ross, I also work with a lot of residents and docs who are Carribean grads. First, I think that St. George's has a better rep. and about 10% of there students transfer to US schools for their third year. And if you do very well on the boards and are in the top 5-10% of your class you can get a competative residency. Second, from what I hear Grenada is a nicer island than Dominica, but that is a matter of opinion. At both schools you come back the US for 3rd and 4th year rotations- in which you are rotating in many of the same hospitals with US med students. And many of the profs at least at SGU are visiting profs from US med schools.
    I think that throughout this you should keep in mind that these schools should really be pursued after applying to US schools. They are not vacation spots where you will be doing some work and then relaxing on the beach in the afternoon. In some ways they are more competative than US schools once you get in because they weed out/decelerate/fail a bunch of their class (at least I know that this is true for SGU). I think that they also determine who can take the boards...if you don't meet a certain cut-off they do not sponsor you, but I am not totally sure about this.
    If you think you are at the point of considering these schools I would read up on them and see if they have an informational session in your area, I know that they both have some in the US. Good Luck with your decision and please don't let narrow minded people who automatically discount any of these drs as "inferior" convince you to give up on your dream.
    I have worked with bad Drs. from some of the top schools in the country and wonderful drs. from Carribean and foreign schools. I think it really comes down to what you put into your education and what kind of person that you are. You will learn the exact same material as students in US schools, from the same textbooks, take the same boards and get clinical training in US hospitals.
    If you have any other questions that I can answer just send me a PM.

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