True positives and True negatives.
1- One of the oldest Carib. med schools
2- One of the most affordable schools
3- Good student to faculty ratio
4- Hundreds of extremely successful grads. licensed in 44 states
5- New and improved campus
6- St. Lucia is a decent island. Has ClubMed, Sandals, etc..
7- Students can qualify for Yale Aff. Rotations (the only other carib. schools that are affiliated are Ross and AUC. Sgu has a “limited” affiliation (according to their website) with Yale-Norwalk.
1- Foreign administration.
2- Very little money spent on PR
3- You will not be spoonfed
4- Forget about California
5- A very “do it yourself” attitude. Students need to plan their own white-coat ceremony. Some groups do it in the Hilton or Hyatt in St. Lucia. Still I believe it is the schools responsibility.
6- The SGA (Student Gov. Association) should not be running the store, computers, etc. They should only act as the voice of the student body and set up a school party here or there, etc…
7- No alumni club (the school needs to track down and unite everyone.) There has been talk about it, but until it is done, it will remain a negative.
Unfortunately, in this forum, very few people ever mention the positives. Therefore, we hear gross exaggerations about the negatives and a severe underestimation of the positives. Generally speaking, people enjoy complaining...
I have tried to balance the negativity with the positive but the chronic negative posters are way to powerful for the shock.. If you want membership, you gotta be negative.. However, I think that the students like and prefer to have smaller classes and thus to some degree, they would rather less people apply. That is how I felt as a student. 8)
The culture has been like this since the beginning. After only 300 Spartans of Sparta had killed over 10,000 Persian troops, in the famous Greek-Persian war, one Spartan betrayed them by showing the Persians a secret way around the mountains to trap and get to the Spartans. His name translated from Greek to English was and still is the Greek word meaning "nightmare". Maybe by showing so many of you the positives, I am betraying the Spartans of St. Lucia? For like the great Greek Spartans, they too prefer to stay small... -s&a