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    Hi, is it possible for me to get into the carribean, particularly AUC, without graduating from college? I will have 90 credits after this coming summer and am planning on taking the MCAT Aug '06 and my current gpa is around a 3.6 with my science gpa around a 3.4. I would like to attend AUC or I guess Ross next Jan in 2007. If you tell me to stick to graduating here and go to a U.S. school well, I had problems from part of my freshman into sophomore year preventing me from taking a lot of classes therefore I am and will be several credits short and would have to attend an extra semester in the fall after my class of 2007 graduates, even with factoring in more summer classes I can not obtain 128 credits to graduate in time. I don't want to wait around for a B.S. degree and then wait even longer to apply into a U.S. med. school, I really want the quickest route possible. Anyone know someone who got into one of top carribean schools without a degree? Thanks.

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    It is always safer to get a degree first. . . anyhow, do a search of some of the threads. I know that this has been discussed some, but it is better for you to check things out for yourself (for example, call the school, and get the facts). Anyway, originally one didn't need to have a degree to get into AUC and become a doctor in the U.S., but the trend is starting to change. What I mean is that it is harder if not impossible to get into medical school without a degree, and more importantly I think is the fact that the requirements for practicing in the U.S. have increased from what I understand. At first, from what I know, one only needed 60 undergraduate credit hours before you MD to practice in the U.S., but it appears to have been rising. Why risk it? A undergraduate degree isn't that much longer to get, and if you really don't want to get one, it raises questions about how much you want and MD. . . I know that you just want to get done as fast as possible, but it is really best to finish your undergrad for many reasons (for instance, it helps you get into med school, helps ensure less problems later that could arise, and helps you get a job in the mean time until you can go to med school). Anyways, that is just my opinion. I originally wanted to do like you, but once I checked things out I realized that it wasn't the best course of action, so I went the route I did. Anyhow, check out things for yourself. That is the only way you can be sure.

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    Call MEAS and ask them---they will have the answer

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    If you fail at AUC, SGU, or Ross why not transfer to SMU, if you fail at SMU, why not try another SMU.

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    for the record, there were people in my class and in a couple of semesters behing me that go into AUC without a degree. i dont know if the requirements have changed. i would call MEAS to check.

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