Things are hot in Senegal right now.
Things are hot in Senegal right now.
Good points all around. If someone asks me "Where is SCCM chartered", "Where does your diploma come from", etc... I have no problem saying "Senegal", most people that ask find it interesting and want to know more and I explain it to them...Originally Posted by smoohead
It's true, if they can't talk about the GMC thing, they have to find something else to harp on. I don't know why people just don't post links to the posts they made last time, it would save timeon typing them out again...
Oh..and rrod, people with cocky attitudes like that, deserve to be outed. Attitudes like that will not a good doctor make... I have never seen any of that from a St. Chris student, however, Although, you guys might have.
Maybe people feel the need to behave that way because all these schools have such a bad rep. Nobody wants to admit where they went to school unless they are extemely emotionally stable. People laugh at you and label you a failure automatically. And we all know, this is not always the case.
No, I'm saying that I don't really care what other people correctly or incorrectly assume.Originally Posted by rrod
If they want to know if its a British medical college, they should ask rather than just assume they know the answer to something they probably don't have the slightest clue about.
When someone says something, I always ask for more information. Examples are "I graduated from Notre Dame" and I ask "Where is that?" to discern Notre Dame College and Notre Dame University. Or someone says "I graduated from Harvard" I ask "Which program?" to discern between Harvard proper and the Harvard Extension Program.
That IMO is pretty darn disingenuous.Originally Posted by InfiniteUni
You know they'll assume you come from a real UK school after you say: "I did basic sciences in the UK.", but you won't do anything to correct their assumption. Rather, you rely on it, because the truth isn't quite that flattering.
How can someone open a business that charges tuition and awards medical degrees which says they were awarded for a medical program in England when they do not have a medical program that is recognized by England? The document itself can be used as proof of misrepresentation.
There is a St. Chris medical student in NM who claims to have attended St. Christopher's College of Medicine in New Jersey. Just put in St. Christopher's College of Medicine of New Jersey in Yahoo - It's the 8th one down.
Last edited by empathy; 01-05-2006 at 01:46 PM.
i agree, it took me a few months to be confortable telling people i went to auc, at first...it does feel like you are less of a med student until you realize that most residents/attenings whlo are familiar with a school and their students don't care and those who do probablu will not change their minds regardless of how well you do.Originally Posted by smoohead
it also helps rotating with US students and seeing that they are just as clueless as you. you attend rounds with them, lectures, sometimes you are able to answer pimp q's sometimes they do it and by the 2nd month or so you realize just how equal you really are to them and in most cases kick yourself for being beat out by them.....
How do I know they will assume this? Can I read minds? If I can, why the hell am I in medical school?Originally Posted by Miklos
Again, as I said before, they can ask if it is a British chartered medical school and I will be happy to tell them that the school is chartered in Senegal. Also, as I said before, it isn't fair or appropriate to hold people responsible for other individuals ignorant assumptions... Why should I be held responsible for the ignorance and/or stupidity of the general public that could query for the facts of the situation rather than making an incorrect assumption? I shouldn't be.
Last edited by Nebakanezer; 01-05-2006 at 01:54 PM.
Then, why doesn't the branch in Luton make their students follow the Senagalese program? The admin set up shop in Luton and made all their own rules. The Senegalese never even inspect the school. Plus, in Senegal there is only a handful of students who speak french and in the UK you have well over a hundred American students? Your branch campus is bigger than your almost non-existant main campus? Plus, the names of the two colleges are different. What's up with that? Shouldn't the programs at the very least match up and students on both ends have to meet the same requirements to rec the same degree from the same college? It just doesn't make sense.
Originally Posted by Tritonesub
Can you show where the degrees say they "were awarded for a medical program in England"?Originally Posted by empathy
Care to verify this claim? I actually spoke to gentlemen who were from the Senegal campus at the Luton campus, to the best of my ability, given my limited and broken French...Originally Posted by empathyReally? How so?Originally Posted by empathyLast I checked, colleges were allowed to offer different programs at different locations, it happens all the time here in the US...Originally Posted by empathy
Last edited by Nebakanezer; 01-05-2006 at 02:05 PM.