Sponsored Links
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 21

Thread: Arg!

  1. #1
    hybrid21's Avatar
    hybrid21 is offline Junior Member 510 points
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    56
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Arg!

    Advertisements



    Some idiot told my father that it'll take me 2 -3 years before I get a residency spot after I'm done at AUC.
    Now my father is absolutely against the idea about me attending there.
    Anyone have a suggestion on what I can do? Any fancy smancy charts or whatever I can present to prove that statement wrong?

    Thanks.

  2. #2
    medic109vince's Avatar
    medic109vince is offline Member 510 points
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    Posts
    156
    Downloads
    29
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    did the idiot mean....

    Quote Originally Posted by hybrid21
    Some idiot told my father that it'll take me 2 -3 years before I get a residency spot after I'm done at AUC.
    Now my father is absolutely against the idea about me attending there.
    Anyone have a suggestion on what I can do? Any fancy smancy charts or whatever I can present to prove that statement wrong?

    Thanks.

    Did the idiot mean 2 - years after you physically left the campus of AUC then he is almost right.. 2 years of clinicals after your time on the island until graduation. Perhaps you can explain that to your dad.

  3. #3
    hybrid21's Avatar
    hybrid21 is offline Junior Member 510 points
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    56
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by medic109vince
    Did the idiot mean 2 - years after you physically left the campus of AUC then he is almost right.. 2 years of clinicals after your time on the island until graduation. Perhaps you can explain that to your dad.
    Actually he meant 2 years after graduating from AUC.

  4. #4
    hybrid21's Avatar
    hybrid21 is offline Junior Member 510 points
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    56
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Oh yeah before I forget to mention. Even said that, by some miracle if I do become a doctor in the states, then it will be impossible for me to ever pay off my loans.

    I mean, who goes around discouraging people like that???

  5. #5
    jjb1980 is offline Member 510 points
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    234
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    I am sure you can get someone from the school to get you some facts that you can show your father, but you also might want to look for an outside unbiased source so that it will carry more weight for him and yourself. I know that it is not true. . . except in the rare exception, but you will have to wait for someone more knowledgeable than me about where to get the facts. The only thing I know of right off my head is the info on the AUC website, but I had looked at books and stuff like that before that showed the kind of stuff you want, but don't remember what they were off hand. I just read them at the book store and the library. . .

  6. #6
    options's Avatar
    options is offline Senior Member 510 points
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Posts
    937
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Is your father cosigning your loan or something? Otherwise, explain the facts as best you can and be confident in your decision.
    Director of Anatomy --
    Skipper's Medical Univeristy of the Dutch West Indies--SMU-DWI

  7. #7
    stephew is offline Moderator Guru 512 points
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    21,867
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    tell him to check the facts for himself by looking at the residency placement list or calling the school that getting the information by some random dolt. i can find people who will tell you without an ounce of irony that the world was in 7 days and oh by the way, its flat. tell your dad that where he gets his information from counts.
    Steph
    If you get a warning, put on yer manpants and stop whining about it.

  8. #8
    swimguy23's Avatar
    swimguy23 is offline Elite Member 516 points
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    3,923
    Downloads
    1
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by hybrid21
    Some idiot told my father that it'll take me 2 -3 years before I get a residency spot after I'm done at AUC.
    Now my father is absolutely against the idea about me attending there.
    Anyone have a suggestion on what I can do? Any fancy smancy charts or whatever I can present to prove that statement wrong?

    Thanks.
    im not sure if your father is a doctor and thats why its his reaction? but anyways just print out a list of the residency placement for your father
    Hospitalist 2011-2012
    Hematology/Oncology 2012-2015

    some swimmer from Ct Hidden Content
    the problem with the gene pool is that there are too many lifeguards.....and we have been offering swimmies

  9. #9
    stateofequilibrium's Avatar
    stateofequilibrium is offline Super Moderator 6105 points
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Battlestar Galactica
    Posts
    25,450
    Downloads
    2
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by options
    Is your father cosigning your loan or something? Otherwise, explain the facts as best you can and be confident in your decision.
    Well, if the OP is taking out like Sallie Mae, eventually they'll probably need a cosigner.
    Posterior Fornix.

  10. #10
    stateofequilibrium's Avatar
    stateofequilibrium is offline Super Moderator 6105 points
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Battlestar Galactica
    Posts
    25,450
    Downloads
    2
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by swimguy23
    im not sure if your father is a doctor and thats why its his reaction? but anyways just print out a list of the residency placement for your father
    You know what's funny? The really successful doctors I've run into were very open about Caribbean schools. A lot of their staff have also run into Palm tree docs as well. The only time someone looked down on me for attending AUC was this doc in koreatown I went to to get a cheap TB test.
    Posterior Fornix.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •