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Wible, I want to fill you in on what really goes on behind the scenes at my medical school and maybe you can help inform other students about what happens here before they make a huge mistake.
If students slip between the cracks of a US med school, then international med schools in the Caribbean may be the next choice. Some have better residency match rates than others so beware. Mind you, your choice of residency is skewed a bit coming down here, but again there are ways to work your way through internal medicine and find a fellowship of your choice, it is just a tougher and longer road.
My school allows students a year in on average at the start of each August class. They let in about for the January starting class which are on different schedules and have a smaller lecture hall to accommodate a smaller class.
My starting class began with students, we are down tomeaning 59 percent of my class that I started the first day here with are still here to finish off our second year. The class ofstarting in January, finished with aroundmeaning about 64 percent of their class made it from day 1 to the last day of year 2.
If a student does fall below either mark students may or may not be allowed to decel, which means repeating the failed class; however, this looks bad on a residency app and if one fails again they are almost certainly dismissed rare exceptions.
So, why are so many students failing or dropping out? This is a business for profit medical school and profit definitely comes before the well being of any student.
There are usually so many mistakes made by the inexperienced professors, the lecture becomes confusing and muddled. Students are used to having brilliant or at least decent professors.
When they see the quality of tutelage and mix that with the stress and workload, the second round of students drop out by midterms. Our school placed a random selection of students in a motel 5 miles from campus.
There were no laundry services, no ovens, and a shared floor bathroom.
Some were disappointed about only having a hotplate and microwave to cook with. This added with the intense work load and adaptation into the pace of medical school is the third round of students to drop out.
After about a month the class will be down to or so. These are the students who started something and are going to finish, even if it means living in a box. With students how did we get down to ? If they need to cut down class size numbers, the heads of the departments are told to use a more difficult test bank by the Dean.
We only have positions open for clinical rotations so 50 more students will have to go this term in order to make the numbers right. The school has to have this 40 percent attrition rate to fund the paid positions for our clinical rotations in the US.
US step score is We have to get a usually just to get looked at.
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Another fact they purposely kept from us until our term 4. They do not post them. Students at my school must teach themselves what they need to know.
We are given a vague outline and need to get through the tests and STEP with high scores.
We actively search for resources to help fill in the gaps our school leaves. I had a medical condition that required hospitalization. The staff is disconnected and said either repeat the term after you seek medical attention or just quit. I was in shock and started crying like I never had before.
I luckily met you, Dr. Wible, and found out there were options for these feelings and that I was not alone in this process, med school can be hard…. The others that leave really do just get sick of the abuse and the stress and just zone out. The toughest part about them leaving after a few terms is that the debt has mounted and they have to start repaying their loans 6 months after they quit.
It is kind of a vicious circle. Im against what they stand for and do not believe in my school. They throw us all against the wall and whoever sticks gets to stay, whoever falls they leave behind.
The negative attitude predominates on campus, so I chose to live off campus with success driven students to escape it.
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