Originally Posted by IvanMDMD
so...after hearing all that has been said here by CURRENT students (not attendings that graduated over 4 years ago- and were in clinical over 6 years ago, when this wasn't a problem) do you really think that the only hardships you are asking your family to endure will be on the island? What about moving around from place to place, uprooting your kids from pre school or school, spending more money to get short term housing all over the country, and so forth...
i feel for those who have gotten caught up in all of this not knowing what the situation would become, but now with all this info out there, even if will get better, why would you take the risk? Like you said, if these are all 2nd chance schools and one is no better than the other, then why would you not pick a place that is not having these problems? AUC's tuition is similar to Ross's with smaller class sizes and no problem with clinicals. SGU may be more expensive and classes are large, but clinical space is not an issue and will not be with the HHC contract. Seems that these would be other, viable, choices.
Hopefully in 2 years you will not bemoan the fact that you are having difficulty in getting 3rd year cores IN 3rd year core (you may not think this is important now, but you will learn later it is )or just getting all your rotations (well at least ACGME ones) back to back without big gaps.
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