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    question about "AUC students may earn an M.D. in as little as 38 months"

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    do you still get breaks in the middle between semesters?

    if so how long are they?

    i wouldnt mind saving 10 months

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    Breaks are usually a couple of weeks max.

    38 weeks is highly unlikely due to studying for Step I, setting up clinicals, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anencephalic
    Breaks are usually a couple of weeks max.

    38 weeks is highly unlikely due to studying for Step I, setting up clinicals, etc.

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    Dude, 38 week med program is waaaay cheaper
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    From what I am told, it is pretty hard to ever get your M.D. in 38 months. But if you never had any problems, no delays (which isn't usually the case. . . you have to time it just right and be lucky to have no delays), worked your butt off, and stuff, you might just make it. But I doubt it. Medical school is hard as it is. Trying to finish it up even quicker only can make it tougher.

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    Dood! Read da website!

    It says in the search section we gets like 2 weeks to hang with da peeps.

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    it's possible...

    I will be finished in April, which is just about 40 months. I have taken off a total of 6 weeks (I started in January 2003). So it is very possible, you just have to take minimal breaks, manage your time and stay on top of the clinical office with your scheduling. I took Step 1 about 3 weeks after I left the island and studied for/took Step 2 during rotations--both of which I did very well on. All the best!
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    I must apologize. I am not saying that it is impossible to get finished up in that time, but it is quite difficult and the people that I have talked to say that going through without anything other than the two week breaks can make it tough for some (especially if they tend to have a little trouble to begin with and that is why they are going to the caribbean). Anyhow, all I meant is that it is often not the case for students. I maybe didn't phrase it that way though. I hope to get done as soon as possible, but I am not going to worry about it if I take 4 years instead. I just didn't want a person to think that it would be easy to get through in that amount of time. . . but really, when is medical school ever easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by savedmd
    I will be finished in April, which is just about 40 months. I have taken off a total of 6 weeks (I started in January 2003). So it is very possible, you just have to take minimal breaks, manage your time and stay on top of the clinical office with your scheduling. I took Step 1 about 3 weeks after I left the island and studied for/took Step 2 during rotations--both of which I did very well on. All the best!

    Jan 2003? do u mean 2 1/2 yrs..thats absolutely impossible...only if im wrong

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    Quote Originally Posted by btapere
    Jan 2003? do u mean 2 1/2 yrs..thats absolutely impossible...only if im wrong
    Actually Jan 03 to Apr o6 is 3yr and 4mo. No need to apologize (for the other dude that responded). I wish you all the best!
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    i don't think less than 40 is the norm though. i took step 1 3 days after 5th semester but wanted a specidif rotation site so had to wait. i am taking a month for step 2 and i am still gonna be finished in 42 months so even iof you take time here and there you are very likely to do it under 4 years
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