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    Does anyone know how AUA plans to deal with the clinical dilemma that Ross faces now because AUA accepts like 300 students a semester with only 18 hospitals in which they don't hold the major share.

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    i think you should worry about getting to clinicals first than wondering if spots are going to be available. getting through basic science is though enough, passing the step is another mother. AUA has been adding a new hospital every month or two, though they need to get more ped's spots, the current clinical situation is fine.
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    How does the school go through the process of picking clinical sites? Is there a way where we can request some in certain states or its just all on their hands?

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    I'm worried too about how the situation will turn out when our Sept semester of 3 million students enter clinicals. I swear if AUA screws us over, there will be a flood of hate on this forum, effectively dropping the number of applicants (ValueMD Effect).

    Haha I know you're not worried DocP because you're ahead of our semester and officially in the clear, unless you fail ofcourse, then ur in this with us.

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    those 300 students usually get weeded out to 70-80 or so by the time the class is scheduled to enter clinicals.

    the only hard to get green rotation now is peds and it has a 7-8 month wait time unless you're willing to travel to puerto rico. i don't expect that wait time to change much in the next couple months.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sree Cheruku View Post
    those 300 students usually get weeded out to 70-80 or so by the time the class is scheduled to enter clinicals.
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    According to the press release on the website in January there are 144 people in 5th semester know. Are they really admitting 300 per semester? I'd guess maybe 225-250 to get 144 for 5th semster....300 seems a bit high.

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    Not every semester. I'm in the new class that started this semester and I'm sure there weren't 300 people in our class. The 2nd week of class Dr. H told us congratulations on making it this far cause 30 of our classmates had already left.

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    i am sure a lot of them left for financial reasons. securing a lender seems to be getting hard. i have been on the phone all week and last week searching for lenders and options. i think i have read on here about some people going down there to the carib to start school all to pack up and go back home because they had no way to pay for school. i am trying to do the right thing and find a lender now, 8 and a half months before starting. with the current economic problem, getting a lender is a pain in the rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwpegues View Post
    i am sure a lot of them left for financial reasons. securing a lender seems to be getting hard. i have been on the phone all week and last week searching for lenders and options. i think i have read on here about some people going down there to the carib to start school all to pack up and go back home because they had no way to pay for school. i am trying to do the right thing and find a lender now, 8 and a half months before starting. with the current economic problem, getting a lender is a pain in the rear.
    i don't know why they would come down here knowing they won't be able to afford it. By week 2 of class, you should have already paid for ur tuition or at least know how you're going to pay for ur tuition. It is rare that someone hasn't paid their tuition yet because they deal with all that stuff during registration. I think the majority of ppl leave during the first week either because they realize that learning this type of material is not for them, or the island is not for them. People tend to get really homesick the first couple of weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grobble View Post
    According to the press release on the website in January there are 144 people in 5th semester know. Are they really admitting 300 per semester? I'd guess maybe 225-250 to get 144 for 5th semster....300 seems a bit high.

    The fall 2007 semester, which was my semester had around 280 in the incoming class. a third of the class failed anatomy... so already around 120-130 ppl are behind or has already gone home. Second semester is also a lot more intense than the first one.

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