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    AUC is GREAT: The school cares about the students

    To make a change about the constant complaints about the Caribbean medical school, Iíll tell how much my school is great.
    As a 1st semester, Iíve been at AUC for 4 weeks.I can tell that this school is fantastic. My initial plan was to attend SABA for the tuition, SGU for the quality of the installation or ROSS for I wanted to spent only 16 months on the island and I wanted to do all my rotations in New-Jersey. I never think going to AUC. I did apply to AUC mid-June 2012 for the September 2012 class.

    Since the airport, Iíve been taking care of by the school. I felt well surrounded.

    We had to be on the island on august 31st. We started the school activities on September 2nd. All the incoming class has 3 days of activity for integration on the island style. We had motivation activity. Study habits workshop etc. We met the administration and plenty refreshment were served. The first days were really superb and that help to create special links with the school. We were like a big family. At the end of those 3 days, the school organizes a visit of the island, question that we know where we live.

    Then we started the class. The school faculty is veryhelpful and is as proactive as the administration is. The feeling is great. I fill that AUC cares about us. As a client paying so much per semester, my expectationsare high and the school meets them since the 1st day.

    Itís easy to get in touch with the administration, the installation are clean and always up and running. About the class, the lecture halls are clean and adapted (projector, monitor etc). Our exams are organized by bloc on computer as the USMLE (all the subject the same day). We have a bloc exam every 3 week so we have to study regularly.Once we do the exam on computer, we have our scores the same day.

    We have free coffee in the cafeteria all the time. The building is open 24hrs, the a/c is always working. On week end before our bloc exam, the cafeteria is open so we do not have to cook. They are plenty small things like that showing that AUC cares. The upper semester take good care of the incoming semester also, with the complicity of the administration , so we can integrate the school smoothly.

    I really like that school because I am a client here and the school make me feel I am important. I really feel that I receive the service Ipay for.

    For the quality of life on the island is close to US/Canada. Prices are similar to what they are in US. We are close to what we are used too.

    So far so good.

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    What do you think the Ross and St George students think? Definitely helps being on St Martin....

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    I graduated in 2007 and left the island for clinicals back in 2005. I matched into a medpeds residency at my top choice where I was chief for my 4th year. I stayed on as a Hospitalist for a year and now have entered heme/onc training. AUC will give you the building blocks but the rest is up to you.

    Every time I had to contact the school for something post-graduation, it was a smooth process.....just my opinion from the other side
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    Wish more people from AUC would post success stories and the work that went into them to give motivation and hope. ::Sigh::
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    Quote Originally Posted by AUCMD2013 View Post
    Wish more people from AUC would post success stories and the work that went into them to give motivation and hope. ::Sigh::
    I graduated in 1999. I did my rotations at St. Agnes in Baltimore. They offered me a residency spot in April of 1999. The residency spot was for July 2000. At the beginning of my third year of residency, I was offered 2 jobs. I ended up taking one of them, and am still there today. It was with a group that did a lot of rounding with the residents. A few people from my group were out to dinner a few weeks ago. I was told there was no question they wanted to hire me. They knew that when I was a med student, and were just hoping I wanted to do primary care.
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    There are a lot of us out here practicing.....successful FM, IM, peds, IM subspecialists, peds subspecialists (allergy/immuno, peds EM, etc), plastics, neurosurgery, EM, OBGYN (although the one I know changed to rads)

    unlike from what you hear on the rock, not everyone is destined to work FM in the middle of wisonsin
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    I graduated from my first choice IM program. Before I graduated I already had 4 job offers without a single interview or application sent. During my training I was also offered a fellowship spot should I ever want it (though the person who offered it is no longer there so shucks). AUC gives you the opportunity for sure. It's up to you to take it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stateofequilibrium View Post
    I graduated from my first choice IM program. Before I graduated I already had 4 job offers without a single interview or application sent. During my training I was also offered a fellowship spot should I ever want it (though the person who offered it is no longer there so shucks). AUC gives you the opportunity for sure. It's up to you to take it.
    In remember when you were just a noob. Now help me find my teeth, young feller.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by teratos View Post
    In remember when you were just a noob. Now help me find my teeth, young feller.....

    And I remember when you were a slightly less older guy! ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by swimguy23 View Post
    There are a lot of us out here practicing.....successful FM, IM, peds, IM subspecialists, peds subspecialists (allergy/immuno, peds EM, etc), plastics, neurosurgery, EM, OBGYN (although the one I know changed to rads)

    unlike from what you hear on the rock, not everyone is destined to work FM in the middle of wisonsin
    Add to the list the sub-specialty of 'Interventional Pain Management.' I graduated from AUC in 2008, went on to do 'Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation' residency, which is a 4 year residency. I'm finishing up my one year fellowship in 'Interventional Pain Management.' I will be starting my job in Florida in July/2013 once I graduate in June/2013. I couldn't have asked for more from AUC. Life has been great except maybe the student loans, but I'm not that concerned considering what I will be making as a Pain Specialist in 2-3 years after starting my job.

    My 0.02 cents....

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