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    Post "What are my chances" here ONLY

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    90% are U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
    4% are Canadians
    6% are International
    40% are Female students
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    98% have Bachelor's degree or pending degree
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    Quote Originally Posted by IM/Infectious_:0_Hopeful View Post
    I was just thinking but if someone starts in Jan, takes courses during the summer then when they start their clinical rotation that would be at the same time that US MD students start. Correct?

    Jan= basic sem 1
    May= basic sem 2
    Sept= basic sem 3
    Jan= basic sem 4
    May= basic sem 5
    Take the USMLE
    Sept= start Clinicals

    is this right?
    Nope, the September class is on a similar schedule as US med students and even they often start clinicals later than many US students. If you start in January, you will likely NOT match until the September class after you. And, even if you do match with the class that started just before you, you will be very rushed and likely have to go to whatever AUC has left open, after May and September have already had their picks. In my opinion, it's definitely the worst of the three classes to start in
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    Could you explain why I would not match until the class after me (this is pertaining to clinical rotations and not residency, right?).

    Would I be rushed by having to study for the USMLE and being in 5th semester classes?
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    i understand now, ignore previous post
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    Quote Originally Posted by IM/Infectious_:0_Hopeful View Post
    Could you explain why I would not match until the class after me (this is pertaining to clinical rotations and not residency, right?).

    Would I be rushed by having to study for the USMLE and being in 5th semester classes?
    Pertaining to residency....hopefully you do understand it.
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    Yeah I get it now. I have not applied yet but was just figuring out the best time to apply. I did some reading online and I think starting in May would be a good idea, for me.

    It would give me a couple more months to study for the step 1, which from what I have read is a large factor when applying for residency spots.
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    no bachelor yet

    i'm a registered nurse with an associate degree. about 2yrs experience as a nurse and 7yrs patient care experience. my sgpa is 3.7 and cgpa 3.5. mcat 30q. what are my chances at auc without my bachelors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RN1512 View Post
    i'm a registered nurse with an associate degree. about 2yrs experience as a nurse and 7yrs patient care experience. my sgpa is 3.7 and cgpa 3.5. mcat 30q. what are my chances at auc without my bachelors.
    You have a very good chance at getting into a US med school and would be making an absolutely HUGE mistake by not applying and going to a caribbean school. DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT come to a caribbean school if you can get into a US school. You WILL regret it if you do.

    That said, even with your stats, you don't have much of a chance at acceptance without a degree. No one has been accepted to AUC without a bachelors in years. Since it can affect your future chances at licensure in certain states, they don't do it. When I tried, with more patient care experience than you (although lower stats), I got a long letter in reply as to why it was a bad idea and they don't do it.

    But again, the biggest thing here is not that you have almost no chance of being accepted with a degree, but that you have a good shot at getting into a US school! Once again, DO NOT come to a caribbean school if you can get into a US school. I cannot stress this enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RN1512 View Post
    i'm a registered nurse with an associate degree. about 2yrs experience as a nurse and 7yrs patient care experience. my sgpa is 3.7 and cgpa 3.5. mcat 30q. what are my chances at auc without my bachelors.
    Like Slevit said, without a bachelor's degree, you have a very low percentage chance of getting into AUC and likely will not get into a US school.

    That being said, if you do decide to go back and complete your bachelor's degree, you will have a reasonable chance at getting into a US school and will almost certainly get into any caribbean school.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tegraphile View Post
    Like Slevit said, without a bachelor's degree, you have a very low percentage chance of getting into AUC and likely will not get into a US school.

    That being said, if you do decide to go back and complete your bachelor's degree, you will have a reasonable chance at getting into a US school and will almost certainly get into any caribbean school.
    one correction....low chance at AUC, NO chance in the US, without a bachelors. Your scores are good, but not that good
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    Quote Originally Posted by RN1512 View Post
    i'm a registered nurse with an associate degree. about 2yrs experience as a nurse and 7yrs patient care experience. my sgpa is 3.7 and cgpa 3.5. mcat 30q. what are my chances at auc without my bachelors.
    I am an RN as well and my stats are not even close to yours... 3.1+ cGPA, 3.3+ sGPA and 27P mcat . I am getting my BSN now and by the time I finish my GPA will be slighltly higher (3.2 and 3.4). With my stats I know I have no chances at US allopathic schools ; however, I will try DO schools first before going to the caribbean. My point is that with your GPA and your MCAT, you will get into US allopathic school if you apply broadly. DO NOT go to the carribean unless you try the US options first. Going to the caribbean will put you at many disadvantages when you are applying for residencies.
    By the way, you need a bachelor degree for medical schools in the US and the BIG 4 in the caribbean
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