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    Why Residency Match Rate is so High?

    Can someone please help to explain why match rate for this school is so high? Almost 60 students matched for residency in 2013 as per their web site:

    eustatiusmed [dot] edu [forward slash] residency-placements [forward slash] residency-placements-2013 [forward slash]

    Is it true? I'm seriously considering applying to this school based on the above information. Please provide any assistance that will help me with my decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rehmanzu View Post
    Can someone please help to explain why match rate for this school is so high? Almost 60 students matched for residency in 2013 as per their web site:

    eustatiusmed [dot] edu [forward slash] residency-placements [forward slash] residency-placements-2013 [forward slash]

    Is it true? I'm seriously considering applying to this school based on the above information. Please provide any assistance that will help me with my decision.
    Quote Originally Posted by axiomofchoice View Post
    My point was that this list is fabricated. It is not a true representation of current graduates who obtained a residency in 2013.
    There's nothing really great about the school's match list. Nothing spectacular stands out. Look at SGU's match list and compare it with this school, lol. As Axiom stated, the list isn't a representation of grads. I personally know a few people that went to this school who are going to be reapplying for residency their third and fourth time. Granted, they each did poorly on Step 1 and CK with below average scores.

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    Quote Originally Posted by axiomofchoice View Post
    The one standout in this list is Khokher, Sairah who apparently matched Dermatology.

    One quick google shows that this person graduated in 2007, did a family medicine residency and is now some sort of instructor at RWJ.

    I guess that answers your question....

    Hi, I am Sairah Khokher, MD. I am a graduate of St. Eustatius (AUIS). I initially did Family Medicine residency then became a clinical instructor with RWJ (now Rutgers) for three years. Eventually, I was accepted to Dermatology residency program which i just finished this June. In terms of the quality of St. Eustatius (AUIS), I have 4 family members that also graduated from this school: 1 is family medicine/urgent care, 1 is family medicine/sports medicine, 1 is internal medicine/nephrology, and the last one is internal medicine/pulmonary/critical care/sleep medicine. The "secret" to the school's success is simple: small size, dedicated/caring professors, and great alumni network.

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    I was happy with the education provided by our school.
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    I'd avoid this school. With the most recent move to Barbados that would be the 3rd move in what ten years? On top of that there is a 2 absence miss policy. There are bi weekly quizzes which most professors are opposed to but the Dean seems to ignore it. They are meant to help your grade but usually bring it down unless skewed by the prof. Its rumored the new fifth semester is from 8:30 - 6pm so think about the fatigue and minimal study time. The administration has tried to increase the poor performance of NBME but have just proved to wear students out and have them continually perform poorly. NBME pass rates hover around 25% from asking fellow students. IF you are a new student I'd check out other schools like St. James or UMHS or make your application better. If you are a transfer like most the students here, I'd find another school to transfer to because its quite the money trap here at AUIS. Obviously people do well but the majority don't. Just ask normal students and see what people say. Do your research before you come. It's a low tier school for a reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juwan View Post
    I'd avoid this school. With the most recent move to Barbados that would be the 3rd move in what ten years? On top of that there is a 2 absence miss policy. There are bi weekly quizzes which most professors are opposed to but the Dean seems to ignore it. They are meant to help your grade but usually bring it down unless skewed by the prof. Its rumored the new fifth semester is from 8:30 - 6pm so think about the fatigue and minimal study time. The administration has tried to increase the poor performance of NBME but have just proved to wear students out and have them continually perform poorly. NBME pass rates hover around 25% from asking fellow students. IF you are a new student I'd check out other schools like St. James or UMHS or make your application better. If you are a transfer like most the students here, I'd find another school to transfer to because its quite the money trap here at AUIS. Obviously people do well but the majority don't. Just ask normal students and see what people say. Do your research before you come. It's a low tier school for a reason.
    Sounds like someone couldn't make the cut... Right now I am jumping with joy we are not on St. Maarten after Hurricane Irma. Barbados hasn't been hit in decades. Not to mention they actually have fiber optic internet and minimal power outages. This is a much larger island with a native English speaking population. The government seems to want our school, versus us being the stepchild in SXM b/c of AUC. Agreed- the quizzes are tough to adjust to, but you know more than half our school doesn't put in the effort they should... Dr. Hamed in FCM is amazing- get there and tell me he doesn't improve your understanding, literally everyone says that.
    No way it can go all day long... that sounds very strange to even claim. The Match list def legit- I know people who made those matches, plus we have clinical rotations at most of those Match locations so you know it is happening, just not on the first try. Like 25% of the people I know Matched were on their 2nd or 3rd attempt. What someone said years ago is true- if you are an AUIS student and you make it to clinicals and do well, the school starts to pull out it's contacts for you. You never know it at the ** level but once you are close to Step 2 and have great evals and step 2 CK comp scores, they put you in place for audition electives and interviews.

    On the whole, some of what you say is true- our Matches are 1-2 years post graduation sometimes but most will tell you it is b/c of failed tests. If you pass, you will Match. even the SGU Matches are highly relationship and SOAP based.

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    I agree with the whole hurricane thing its good. AUC would have only helped the school since its a supply of failed students. Transferred students make up the majority of the basic science portion of the school plain and simple. Barbados has AUB which is far larger along with two other medical schools. The Government couldn't care less about the 30 kids they bring when other schools bring in 100s. Dr. Hamed was nice, he is a young guy with a fresher take but first time pass rates are still low, everything was rushed in the six weeks and wasn't a full comprehensive course. I'll also say though many people do say he is the best so that is just my singular opinion. Clinicals are great I won't disagree but i mean its great just being out of the basic sciences, I think the basic sciences are lacking from what they once were. Try contacting current students and see how they like it. I'm not here to blindly bash but something must be done about the path this school is going. The way the school handled the move wasn't in the best interests of current students and really disrupted the learning process for most. Other students will have it easier since the path is being paved but for the current students the school dropped the ball.

    Like any school if you work your *** off you'll be fine, but this school is showing a lot of instability it will probably be ok since the owner's ego won't let it fail but people should just be aware of it. If the school fixes its glaring weaknesses then everyone should come obviously I don't want the school to close while i'm still in it. Just do your research, i've seen multiple people fall into the money trap.

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