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What's Life In The Caribbean Like?

Discussion in 'Caribbean' started by IWant2BeADoctor, May 16, 2007.

  1. IWant2BeADoctor

    IWant2BeADoctor License to Matriculate 2+ Year Member

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    I'm a US Citizen who is seriously considering going to Medical School in the Caribbean if I don't get a US accceptance.

    For those of you who are Americans and students in the Top 4. What is life like living in the Caribbean? Did you find it to be a difficult transition? What is the food like? Is there are large percentage of American students? What do you like most about life in the Caribbean? What do you like least about life in the Caribbean?

    Please feel free to share anything else you feel worth mentioning.
     
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  3. SabaMed

    SabaMed 2+ Year Member

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    It isnt much different than back home. Look your in class all day, you could be in New York, LA or anywhere. Only time I'm home to sleep and study, all you need is a desk and a bed. Only difference is food, depends on the island but there isnt a Walmart or Kroger, you have tiny stores the size of 7-11's here. But its doable, if I can do it anyone can.
     
  4. bwells46

    bwells46 MD, MPH, MSM 10+ Year Member

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    What year are you at SABA?
     
  5. McGillGrad

    McGillGrad Building Mind and Body 10+ Year Member

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    Most islands are developing nations with poor people, on a very relaxed schedule.

    If you have never travelled outside of the US then you are in for a huge shock.
     
  6. bwells46

    bwells46 MD, MPH, MSM 10+ Year Member

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    Are you and SabaMed the same person? Or do you just happen to have the same avatar?
     
  7. McGillGrad

    McGillGrad Building Mind and Body 10+ Year Member

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    He likes my avatar. He borrowed it a while back.
     
  8. Can other students in the Caribbean share their experiences about life there, compared to the United States?
     
  9. McGillGrad

    McGillGrad Building Mind and Body 10+ Year Member

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    You would find plenty of personal experiences on valuemd.com

    Just search through the threads on the respective boards. Just keep in mind that many who post often are jaded and might be bitter. Many happy students are too busy studying:)
     

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