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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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    I'm hoping to add to the subspecialty list, I graduated in 2010, I'm in a University IM program, just interviewed for Pulm/CCM and am hoping to match in a major university fellowship (where I toured with an AUC graduate already a fellow there). My performance on paper is satisfactory at best (class rank, USMLE) but I have done well in the clinical setting with good LORs and I do well on interviews.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swimguy23 View Post
    unlike from what you hear on the rock, not everyone is destined to work FM in the middle of wisonsin
    Its Wisconsin. Use your spell-check so as not to embarrass yourself.

    Not everyone wants to live in the tri state or Cali. And for the record I have lived in 3 of 4 of those states for a total of 13 years and I wont go back for any reason whatsoever. I am actively trying to avoid clinicals/residency in all of them. But thats me, whatever floats your boat.

    And the middle of Wisconsin is Madison, one of the coolest college towns in the US. But you probably have never been there....
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    Unless you LIKE doing FM in an non-urban setting I feel like the only one of my peers that truly wants to do FM and feels confident about that career choice. Before, I heard people saying that people only choose that residency if they do bad on Step 1 or if they are "dumb", but whatever. It's my life to live, not theirs.

    I find myself depressed thinking of doing anything surgery related, or a lot of other big specialties.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LinkMoto View Post
    Unless you LIKE doing FM in an non-urban setting I feel like the only one of my peers that truly wants to do FM and feels confident about that career choice. Before, I heard people saying that people only choose that residency if they do bad on Step 1 or if they are "dumb", but whatever. It's my life to live, not theirs.

    I find myself depressed thinking of doing anything surgery related, or a lot of other big specialties.
    I did IM by choice. I had good board scores, and wouldn't have had a problem getting a fellowship. I didn't want one. Do what makes you happy.
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