Looking for some advice. I attended one of the big 3 Caribbean medical schools and failed my first semester due to two separate deaths in the family. I had to leave the island twice and by the time I came back, I couldn’t recover my grade and missed passing by a couple points. I was doing really well (top 15% of class) before the incidents so I know doing well in the future will not be an issue. My question is, instead of having this failing grade on my transcript when I apply to residencies in the future, wouldn’t it be better to apply to the two other top 3 schools and begin there fresh instead of repeating at my current school? That way I will have a clean record, since I failed the first semester and don’t need to transfer any grades from my current school. Will I have to include in my residency application that I failed at my 1st school or will they only see my full transcript from the school I graduated from? I know some will say go back to the US and reapply there, but that isn’t an option for me for various reasons and I’m only really looking for advice about what I said above. Thanks for reading!