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    WannaBdoc25 is offline Member 510 points
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    What really is the difference between the "top4" and AUA

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    I mean besides California? what about clinicals and residency options? also how is tutoring or support comparable? class size?

    I hear SGU has and excellent student academic support system, does AUA have strong academic support?

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    Fornis J. Plebney is offline Senior Member 525 points
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    Quote Originally Posted by WannaBdoc25 View Post
    I mean besides California? what about clinicals and residency options? also how is tutoring or support comparable? class size?

    I hear SGU has and excellent student academic support system, does AUA have strong academic support?
    50 state approval is enough of a reason to pick AUC/Ross/Saba/SGU over any other Caribbean school. AUC/Ross/SGU also have Stafford Loans which is also a good reason to focus on those schools too.

    I can compare AUC and AUA. Admin wise, there's not a dime's worth of difference between the two schools except for the Financial Aid dept. AUC's runs like a well oiled machine.

    Class size for the Sept class are roughly the same, but AUA appears to have a larger intake for the Jan and May classes. AUC's Sept intake was around 180, Jan was ~100, and May was ~70. Tipton can verify the AUA intake numbers.

    AUC has hired some people to focus on acacemic support, but all things being equal, the two schools are still the same for the most part....it's up to you to study and do the work. Some teachers are good and some are bad at both locations. Both have student tutors in some of the classes.

    St Maarten is hands down a better island to live on that Antigua.

    An 3rd/4th year student will have to chime in on their current clinical experiences.

    Being so young, AUA has only has a few years of being in the match, but their numbers looks solid for the people who applied. Likewise, I never heard of a major problem getting a residency at AUC.

    Overall, I've been happy with AUA so far, but you would still be best served in the long haul by trying to get into one of the '50 states' schools.

    There are alot of these posts (AUA vs XXX) that will provide other perspectives. Do a search for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WannaBdoc25 View Post
    I mean besides California? what about clinicals and residency options? also how is tutoring or support comparable? class size?

    I hear SGU has and excellent student academic support system, does AUA have strong academic support?
    Major difference is that AUA doesn't have Stafford loans, SGU, Ross and AUC do have federally backed loans. This could be huge especially with the current economic climate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WannaBdoc25 View Post
    I mean besides California? what about clinicals and residency options? I hear SGU has and excellent student academic support system, does AUA have strong academic support?
    Another major difference is the availablility of green rotations. For example, SGU will guarantee all green rotations (cores and electives), AUA will not. My understanding is that Ross and AUC don't have all green rotations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WannaBdoc25 View Post
    I mean besides California? what about clinicals and residency options? also how is tutoring or support comparable? class size?

    I hear SGU has and excellent student academic support system, does AUA have strong academic support?
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    thanks. I know this means nothing in the grand scheme of things, but I have been to both the Ross and the SGU seminars. The Ross seminar was excellent, and the SGU one seemed really unorganized and uninformative. So although this means nothing, just thought I would mention how misleading it is.
    I hope to attend the AUC and AUA seminars soon.

    Ross gives you a little toy monkey when you attend their seminar, that made me feel happy. lol

    SGU makes it seem as thou you can basically spend as much time as you like in their tutoring department, which I would def take full advantage of.
    I have a bachelors with a very poor GPA and have not even taken the sciences yet, so I have a long way to go. I'm researching now, because getting into one of the premed programs in a semester or two might be a better option and environment for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WannaBdoc25 View Post
    Ross gives you a little toy monkey when you attend their seminar, that made me feel happy. lol.
    At least at AUA's seminars you get a little toy doctor, a beenie baby sea turtle, a pen, and a AUA embossed passport cover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgilbert63 View Post
    At least at AUA's seminars you get a little toy doctor, a beenie baby sea turtle, a pen, and a AUA embossed passport cover.
    I never got any of those things

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    Quote Originally Posted by determinedtobedoc View Post
    I never got any of those things
    Ah...well...sometimes it's not what you know, but WHO you know. They hooked me up with all kinds of AUA bling.

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    I wonder what the future is for AUA after Manipal Group bought them out in December.

    Federal loans would be nice, since Manipal/Kastubra is on the approved list.

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