Someone asked a question about ross vs. aua.
I felt that I have to tell all the new students about things that Ross did not tell you.
1. Lots of students eventually transfer to other schools, such as smu, aua, etc. Of course some probably never make it, but some do. however, they will have a bad record. don't believe me, the current smu moderator is a transfer from ross. shocking, huh.
2. They fail about 15% for each semester. And now first and second semester students have to pass all six classes. If you fail one class, you will have to take all six classes again. And if you fail another different class the second time even if you passed it the first time, you still can't move on to the next semester.
update: some of the things on this page is no longer accurate.
1. "Ross admits approximately 250 to each incoming class."
When was that? maybe 3 years ago. Not any more, the biggest classroom doesn't even have enough seats for every student.
2. "The cohort student attrition rate continues to decrease from a median of 31% between January 1996 and January 2000 to a median of 20% between May 2000 and May 2002."
Since they start to admit more students, the attrition rate did not go down, it actually goes up and up.
3. "The student to teacher ratio is approximately 18:1."
That is not true any more.
In conclusion, during your time at Dominica, either you or someone else will fail some classes and transfer or just quit. so choose your school carefully.
to answer the following person's question.
Remember the histology professor? He is the one who is in charge of the mps, or something like that. Remember what he told you? Just like T cells and b cells need to be educated in thymus and bones, only those who can successfully pass the evaluation can move on. You as medical students also have to reach certain levels before you can move on to the next semester. then he will say that each semester 15% students will not be able to move on to the next level, because they haven't reached tha competency. so I am not making it up, that is what he said. Of course, they are not put that on writing.