No, you were fine. And yes, I do encourage people to ask questions.
I don't know what Ross is like currently as it has changed hands twice since I was in school. The Ross I knew back in the mid-1990's was... scary. And being a second year student, you missed that part of Ross's history (fortunately).
There's nothing wrong with school pride, and standing up/defending your school. Yes, Ross, along with other well established Carib schools are giving us a chance to practice medicine when the US establishments have turned us away. And I for one is very grateful for my education at SGU. But, when I was a basic science student, I was very sheltered on the island, and knew nothing about what the "real world" of medical politics are like back in the US. And this is why I'm posting here... to challange people to ask tough questions, to take a realistic look at the road IMG's must take to achieve our dreams. And from time to time, I'm going to disagree with certain schools' practices... and I'm going to call it the way I see it, now that I'm sitting on the other side of the fence. Hindsight is always 20-20... So, I'm simply offering my "hindsights," and hope they help some of you to avoid a few potholes I had stumbled into when I was in your shoes... that's all. Life is unpredictable. Keep your options open.
Jean Luc Picard
Academic Hospitalist/Asst. Professor of Medicine, Star Fleet Medical, Earth, United Federation of Planets
Tactical Physician, Metro ESU/SWAT
In Glock, We Trust... Everyone Else... Keep Your Hands Where I Can See Them.