Originally posted by Dr. Cuts
Out of curiosity though, what are your feelings about Ross?
Originally posted by Pursuing MD
Skip, you said about the attrition rate: "I think it is closer to about 40% of any starting class won't make it to graduation."
Why do you think this is the case? Do a lot of the students just fail out b/c they cannot handle the workload or do they just hate the living conditions? Do they transfer into another med school?
Originally posted by Molybdenum
Can you be a little more specific about the food at Ross? exactly how bad is it??? I heard their water causes diarrhea or something...is that true or is it just a rumor?
First off, it is in Dominica (dom-in-EEK-uh) in the West Indies, not the Dominican Republic. But, no worries... common mistake.
Secondly, you spend 4 four-month semesters (16 months) in Dominica, then a nine-week "5th semester" in Miami, then you sit for USMLE Step I. After passing that, you then do your 3rd and 4th year clinical clerkships at U.S. hospitals.
Your best bet is to check-out Ross' website first.
If you still have questions, feel free to post them here (or PM me). As someone once told me before I came here, be careful what you wish for... because you just might get it. And, with ANY Caribbean program (St. George's is similar), caveat emptor. Research this long and hard before you make a decision.
MS2 Ross University
Originally posted by stephew
Let me just correct a couple of Skips comments as it pertains to sgu
At sgu, all folks (not "many") spend 4 1/2 mos on the island of St. Vincents (not St. Lucia). The reason for this is they have very good "preclinical" hospital rotations that are part of the curriculum. The hospital in Grenada can't accomodate as a teaching facility in any real sence, while the one on SVG is quite good. Its a nice prep for your clinical years 3 and 4.