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    So i talked to one of my mentors who i do research for, and i explain to her
    i want to go med school in the Caribbean, and i told her they accept students
    with a different GPA from the US medical schools, and all she said was to make
    sure i find a job , so i don't understand why are people so cynical
    about caribbean med schools.

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    So i talked to one of my mentors who i do research for, and i told her I wanted to go to med school in the Caribbean and i explained they accept students with a different GPA from the US medical schools, and all she said was to make sure i find a job when I am finished, so i don't understand why are people so cynical about Caribbean med schools. Should I worry about other peoples opinions, I really want to become a physician and i don't mind applying to AUC, I work hard in my classes its not like I'm a slacker trying to find an easy way out, I am also aware that AUC is going to be challenging and I am prepared for that.

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    There will be naysayers each step of the way, but there are many people ahead of you who have done it... and there will be many more after you. Hang in there and pursue what makes you happy.
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    had the same problem with my undergrad premed advisor. however, i have the luxury of visiting him every now and then to give him an update of how wrong he was. i was told that going to auc would give me difficulties in getting a residency. he also told me that the door would be pretty much closed for me to get a residency back in my hometown (which was where my undergrad was at well). he apparently knew that my hospital would not take caribbean grads.

    well...... its been three years since i matched and became a resident...... and its quite a quick 10 minute drive from my hospital to my undergrad school for me to drop in and tell him how wrong he was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott1981 View Post
    had the same problem with my undergrad premed advisor. however, i have the luxury of visiting him every now and then to give him an update of how wrong he was. i was told that going to auc would give me difficulties in getting a residency. he also told me that the door would be pretty much closed for me to get a residency back in my hometown (which was where my undergrad was at well). he apparently knew that my hospital would not take caribbean grads.

    well...... its been three years since i matched and became a resident...... and its quite a quick 10 minute drive from my hospital to my undergrad school for me to drop in and tell him how wrong he was.
    I like this kind of story!

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    Good inspiration!!

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    Well here's a different take, but simlar outcome.

    My premed advisor told me unless I bring my GPA up I could kiss Med school goodbye.... He was right. If my GPA was better and I studied more and took undergrad more seriously I may have got into US med school. But I didn't.

    I worked for 3 years and matured and instead of working on GPA I choose to give Caribbean a look. Being 3 years more wise and learning the value of hard work, I went to AUC and studied the way I should have in undergrad.

    Now over halfway in residency, my advisor was right. Ive went back to see him and one day will tell him he was right. If I did buckle down, I could have went to a US school.

    What saved me? Learning there is no substitue for hard work.
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    Was he surprised that you became a physician?

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    Happy I wouldn't saw suprised.
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    Well thats good to know

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