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Ponce school of Medicine

Discussion in 'Clinical Rotations' started by opel, Mar 22, 2002.

  1. opel

    opel Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Mar 17, 2002
    Da Bears Town
    Hello everybody,
    This is my first time here, I have just been accepted into ponce school of medicine in Puerto rico (it is LCME accredited) and I was wondering if you guys think I will be able to get into an average residency program or higher?
    Please any comments would be very much appreciated.
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  3. droliver

    droliver Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    May 1, 2001
    We had a wonderful girl from Ponce who spent 2 months doing surgery with us this past year. She ended up matching @ Univ. of South Florida for surgery which I believe was her 1st or 2nd choice.
  4. Future GI Guy

    Future GI Guy Hoo Hoo.... 7+ Year Member

    Jul 25, 2001
    I, like many, am interested in applying to Florida residencies next year, and I think if you look around, you'll see that Ponce does well in residencies, especially in Florida. I believe Jackson Hospital at the University of Miami even has a mission to educate physicians from latin speaking areas.

    University of South Florida, as droliver says, also accepts some from Ponce. And if my memory serves, diagnostic radiology has some residents. Not too shabby.
  5. droliver

    droliver Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    May 1, 2001
    In fact, she had a real good chance of matching here if she had ranked us first (I think she ranked us #2 ultimately) due to the fact that she came here, worked her ass off, charmed everyone, and met all right people and scored great letters from two nationally prominent faculty we have. I was really proud that she got her favorite spot & hope she does well. Best of luck Melissa!

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