I have just finished my midterm examinations and so I thought I’d spend a couple of hours to share my experience with any prospective student who has the same dream as I do: becoming a physician. I’m not here to argue and I don’t really come on this website often, just want to share my experience.
In life when it comes to any issue it is vitally necessary to have a comparison with the respective discussion. If an athlete is 6 feet tall on a soccer pitch they are considered tall, but on a basketball court it is neither tall nor average and rather considered a short stature. I’m a student at Trinity School of Medicine who has also experienced a semester at Ross School of Medicine. Before going to Dominica I was required to successfully complete its MERP program in Miami where I had the privilege of seeing and speaking to the 5th semester students at Ross who attended class next door. During my first term at Ross I had some personal issues on my mind and unfortunately although I passed the biochemistry course at Ross which is arguably the most critical and toughest course at this institution during 1st term, I was unsuccessful to pass the other 3 major courses but by an extremely and I again reiterate extremely close margin. At Ross if you miss the Minimum Passing Score (MPS) by 1% there is no mercy. This was confirmed by the associate dean who talked to me during the appeal. All 3 of my courses were below MPS marginally. Sometime there is even a raise in the MPS due to limited seats for the following term and this was also confirmed by elite 4th and 5th semester students who presented us with “how to get a 4.0” dinner during our first week at Ross.
Before coming to Trinity I had travelled to St. Kitts and did a tour of that school and had spoken to the associate dean there. At that meantime, I had applied to Trinity as well. At the end I chose Trinity and knew it would work best for me. I did not even try AUA or SABA as I think (this is an opinion not a fact) these schools have already reached their full potential.