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    Transfer from AUC to an American School

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    Hi Guys, I apologize if this thread has already been started elsewhere.. I looked.
    So I am a first semester student at AUC at the moment. I had earned a pretty good score on the MCAT (mid 30s) but a relatively low undergrad GPA (which is why I'm here at AUC). Don't get me wrong.. thus far, i love it here and the experience has been great. However, my end goal is to apply to some of the most competitive residency spots in Southern California. (Opthalmology, Radiology, Dermatology etc.) I was wondering if it is possible and if it is a good idea to transfer from AUC to an American School. I really don't know how the process works .. or when the transfer happens, so any information would be appreciated. Also I've received the score for my first blocks and I scored 90 or above in all 3 exams and intend to continue doing so (crosses fingers).
    Thanks in advance

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    It is almost impossible friend. I only know of 1 person in the last several semesters that was able to pull this feat off and that was to a DO school. You have to be in the top 10 of your class coming out of 5th semester, a ton of EC activities, hold office in some of those clubs, ohh and 250+ on step then you have a 1/1000 shot.
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    I figured

    I figured.. but thanks for the response! Btw are/were you an AUC student?
    Also, if I end up doing very well.. like honoring the majority of my classes and end up achieving the excellent step score.. (255+) will I be almost as competitive as American med students for those residencies I named above?

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    thanks

    Thanks!, I actually checked that blog out.. and it gave me some hope. However, I'm at the stage where I'm not really sure whether a transfer is even in my best interest. Also, I'm assuming transferring from SGU and transferring from AUC is a little bit different (both in protocol and in the eyes of AMSA). Any other advice would be appreciated

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    Why would the protocol be different coming from SGU vs AUC? And what does AMSA have to do with it?

    Transferring is hard in general from outside the LCME. SGU has a better success rate, but that rate is still dismal. The idea is that as long as you don't go to one of the "unapproved" international schools, expect only to be able to transfer with excellent scores on step, excellent gpa, volunteer work, executive member of clubs such as AMSA or SGA, recommendation letters that praise you, an interview where you amaze and intrigue the members, luck, and it cannot hurt to have some connections.

    Many students come to the Caribbean thinking that they will transfer back into the US. It is not likely, but I can still try, haha.

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    my question is that if you are looking for one of those cash cow specialties (and its obvious its the money that is motivating you since those 3 are vastly different in scope and only have money and lifestyle in common), why did you chose to go to auc in the 1st place?

    and no for those specialties, having eqivilent scores and qualifications will not make you as competitive as a US senior.

    yes, you can TRY to transfer, but as it has been mentioned before, its very difficult and not realistic for most

    yes there have been people from the caribbean that have gotten optho, derm and (ore commonly rads), but its not the norm.
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    To the OP, it is impossible if you start in September. The timing won't work. However, we had 1 from the May and 1 from the January class transfer to NEOUCOM, which is an MD program. Both had Step 1 scores in the 240's and were residents of the state. It is very difficult, but doable if the stars align for you. But don't coun't on it. I would never go to AUC with the goal of transferring, but if it works out great.
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    I must have missed this statement.

    "the most competitive residency spots in Southern California"

    Pipedream, but it is not theoretically impossible.

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    Hi guys, so I understand that it is an infinitesimal chance of success. I'm not thinking it's a sure thing by any means, nor did I plan my future according to it. And yes, of course the higher salary is a perk of those fields. However, I have other reasons as well.. partly to prove to myself that I can redeem myself and compete with the most competitive students, as well as other more personal reasons. I suppose that really was my initial question.. what do I do at this point to better place myself in a position to achieve this? (whether it be transferring to an American school or staying at AUC and getting a 250/260+ on the step)
    And please, though I appreciate the candor of some of your responses.. I'm really only looking for positive/constructive feedback.
    Also, though it may seem silly to some, I had personal reasons for beginning medical school as soon as possible which is why I did not just do a post Bac or masters and reapply to American schools.
    Thanks!

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