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    NurseTurnedDR is offline Newbie 510 points
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    AUA from MUA

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    Hi,

    I am looking into transferring to AUA from MUA because MUA although states they are disability friendly.. clearly are not. I would like to transfer to a school where my partner can also go (he is in a wheelchair). MUA is not wheelchair accessible but AUA is. I am wondering if anyone can give me any information on residencies and how AUA grads match especially in Canada since that is where we are looking to head back to eventually. Does anyone have any experience with couples match? Completing electives or residencies in Canada?

    A little background information, I am a registered nurse in Canada leaving in Jan to start at MUA. 3.4 gap avg and over 1100hrs clinical rotations in a variety of specialties for schooling not including my full time job in general surgery. My partner has a 3.9 GPA and that is the least impressive part of his resume so I am not worried about getting into the school.. moreso worried about what happens once we leave the school.

    Thanks!

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    No idea about Canada but the Residency success rates really depends on your Step 1 Score. Note that AUA takes in tons of students and only those who not only pass Step 1 but score >220 will secure residencies. And that is a very very small number. Overall I would suggest to be prepared to work really hard and aim at a really high STEP 1 score because the residency success rate is very very low.

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    NurseTurnedDR is offline Newbie 510 points
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    Quote Originally Posted by pepsatrap View Post
    No idea about Canada but the Residency success rates really depends on your Step 1 Score. Note that AUA takes in tons of students and only those who not only pass Step 1 but score >220 will secure residencies. And that is a very very small number. Overall I would suggest to be prepared to work really hard and aim at a really high STEP 1 score because the residency success rate is very very low.
    Thanks! Do you think it would be a better decision to stay at MUA? or possible look for another accessible school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NurseTurnedDR View Post
    Thanks! Do you think it would be a better decision to stay at MUA? or possible look for another accessible school.
    Don't let 1 random poster change your mind and your dreams. Although partially correct, it is very hard to obtain a residency from anywhere in the Caribbean. MUA and AUA are good choices. You and your partner seem to have your acts together so I would suggest starting ASAP because the later it gets, the harder it will be for anyone to get a residency.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mulberry View Post
    Don't let 1 random poster change your mind and your dreams. Although partially correct, it is very hard to obtain a residency from anywhere in the Caribbean. MUA and AUA are good choices. You and your partner seem to have your acts together so I would suggest starting ASAP because the later it gets, the harder it will be for anyone to get a residency.

    Thank you!

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    I would suggest with caution to monitor your academic status while at AUA or MUA or any other school in the Caribbean. By that I mean, work hard and see how you are doing on your MINIs and NBME exams. DO NOT LISTEN TO YOUR PEERS AND GET ENTICED INTO CHEATING!!! It happens in EVERY caribbean school and AUA is no exception. See if you can do well on your MINIs and NBME exams to predict how you do on STEP 1. If you aren't doing well or you need to CHEAT to finish basic sciences, then DO NOT WRITE STEP OR GO TO CLINICAL ROTATIONS because you are just wasting your time and effort.

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