How well do u have to do on boards and basic sciences and does anyone know what percentage of these residencies go to fmg's?Originally posted by markglt
Difficult. get good board scores, lor's and do well in the basic sci. and you'll be alright. It's been done before and it will be done again .
Who would have a greater advantage a carribean grad or a DO grad?Originally posted by meanderson
If you are really set on doing ortho or N-surg don't go to a carribean medical school. That's just common sense. Has it been done in the history of carribean grads? Sure. But even with top level lors, grades, and usmle scores, the odds still aren't really great
No question...a DO grad.Originally posted by NRAI2001
Who would have a greater advantage a carribean grad or a DO grad?
Wow, good point.Originally posted by meanderson
No question...a DO grad.
As ny skin doc said, SGU does tend to get 1 or 2 here and there. But just having great scores and grades isn't enough. You've got to make some real connections too......and that's not a trivial point. As a DO grad with great scores and rotation grades, you aren't going to need nearly as much 'help'
It's also important to note that when people talk about SGU matching 1 or 2 into ortho, the class size is 3-4x bigger than most american schools. So really, if SGU matches 2 into ortho and an ostepathic school matches 3, the DO school matched 5x as many people in ortho(on a per student basis) than SGU did. It's an important point that many fail to consider.