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    what are optimistic residencys one would expect from AUA?

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    although the specialities are not likely what residencys are likely from a caribean school such as AUA. (i know that its very difficult for a caribean appicant to get info speacilities due to high competition with US grads)

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    The usual suspects are FM, IM, Peds, Psychiatry (although there are highly competitive programs within those specialties, as well, where an FMG is unlikely to match). There are others, too, but remember that the match results for specialties are cyclic. Case in point: EM used to be a lot easier, now it completely fills and is extremely competitive.

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    sorry whats EM?

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    EM=Emergency Medicine
    IM=Internal Medicine
    FM=Family Medicine

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    Anything is possible if you work hard for it, someone matched plastic surgery this year.

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    There are absolutely outliers every year, and it will be really cool if that continues. By far the most frequent matches from the Carib, which was the question as I understood it, remain primary care.

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    A relatively attainable high end residency would be Anesthesiology or General Surgery.
    Radiology is pushing it but I see at least a couple from AUA every year.
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    Residency placements depends on YOU the student. I can only speak about my class in particular. Medical school is not for every one. My class was around 250-300 students. 80% of whom did not even come close to pass comp shelf, will never pass comp shelf and will most likely will never pass step 1 with a good score. That said, that was expected since most of my class cohort had average GPAs below 3.0, no MCAT, some didn't even have undergraduate education. So you can only imagine the degree of maturity and academic caliber of the students at AUA.

    That said, there are students who secured excellent residencies and have passed Step 1 with flying colors. In the past, a student from AUA scored a residency in Neurosurgery at Brown, internal medicine at Mayo etc. These students were VERY mature and worked VERY VERY HARD! I can safely say that my friends who scored high on STEP 1 had equally strong undergraduate academic background (grades, research etc but somehow couldn't get accepted into a US school). They worked hard at AUA, passed basic sciences WITHOUT CHEATING, passed comp shelf with flying colors. These students are on their way to securing GREAT residencies.

    Just don't dream about getting into Harvard or Stanford like many of my classmates did start of MED 1 who felt like Harvard med students and cheated their way through, partied hard and never came close to passing comp shelf. Focus on learning the material well at AUA and from what I heard, AUA administration have made positive changes - they got a new Dean - Dr. Mallin who is great has replaced Dr. Nagra, and they have made strides to banish the MSA from campus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by krish123 View Post
    ...made strides to banish the MSA from campus.
    I am almost afraid to ask... but what is MSA?

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    i believe the MSA is muslim student association? (could be wrong) why would they banish the MSA? what have the MSA done?

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