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    Tulane ACP vs AUC

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    Which one would you choose?

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    Do you want to be a physician or do you want to be an anatomy teacher?
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    It's their program that allows wait-listed students to start medical school for the MS1 year, and if they perform at the class average then they are allowed to matriculate (apparently 90% make it?). I'm not sure how that would make them an anatomy teacher, and it would certainly be a great way to get into USMD school.

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    If the chances are that high, I would certainly do it. If it doesn't work out I'm not sure what he can do with it except be an anatomy tutor or private teacher.
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    Anatomy certification is very useful indeed.
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    Definately do it. I graduated AUC in 2008 and about to start PGY4. It is a good school and gets you to where you want to go. However, if you have a chance to go to Tulane Medical school, I would take that first. Their education is good, and as an AMG, you have much less hoops to jump through for residency and licensure. You will not have to interview at as many places, and able to get licensed in most states after your first year of residency which will open up many doors that foreign grads can only access after 3 years of their residency. Also, if you want a high end specialty, an MD from tulane carries a lot more weight during interviews than one from AUC. Even if you do not get into the tulane med school system, but do well in their classes, you need the anatomy knowledge for both AUC and clinical practice, so it is really a win-win situation for you. Finally, AUC, St. Georges, SABA ect. will always be there while this opportunity may not. Hence, I strongly recommend that you accept the tulane offer.
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    I was in Tulane ACP a couple of years ago. Although they can't/won't say it outright, so long as you make the class average in anatomy and histology, you will be accepted to Tulane the following year.

    It used to be that they weren't so strict about making the class average. Starting with my year, the admissions office cracked down. Unfortunately for me, I missed the anatomy average by 0.5 points and wasn't accepted (same thing happened to 2 other girls in my group). ACP students also have a lot of success in gaining admission to other medical schools, should you decide you don't want to stay at Tulane. Two other girls that I know of gained admission to their state MD schools and chose to go there. Of the three of us who didn't get in to Tulane, two of us received admission elsewhere (me to a DO program and the other to her state MD program...I lost contact with the other girl). If you make the class average, the only way you would be rejected is if you turn out to be a complete psycho or you get on the bad side of the faculty.

    At time, I still get upset by what happened here at Tulane but I am grateful for the opportunities the school has given me over the last 3 years (my first post-college job and the chance I needed to prove I'm capable of handling med school coursework). I highly recommend ACP. Tulane has a great anatomy program and the professors are amazing. The Carib schools will be there if ACP doesn't work out, but give yourself the chance to get into a US school first.
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