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    So when are the "It's good news" meetings?

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    So when are the "It's good news" meetings? I seem to only make the "It suxs for us" ones. I think the new game plan is to lower our moral by flip flopping "rules"-'a term used lightly in this context.' I feel good one day and then crappy the next. It's doing wonders to help me concentrate on doing better and preping for the step. I am just going to quit going to any meetings. They don't seem to mean anything because the next meeting the "rules" are all new, changed, or whatever and it's nothing but discouraging. I need to be in top mental shape to read 6 hrs a day.

    On another rant; I am actually doing worse now that this attendance policy is in place. I am 4th, never failed a class and in fact most likely will be in the top 10% of my class. That accounts for only about 20 or so people from Jan 05 that haven't failed yet. Admin thinks; "again a term I use lightly", they can improve step scores. They can't. It starts at the door and you can not make someone do better by making them do anything.

    One stealth solution in place now??; Let the numbers still come in but do things that only make it possible for the top 1/3 or so to sit for the step using shelf scores, comp testing, Kaplan, etc. The money still rolls in and only the top get to leave happy. The others in debt, bankrupt, and no possible way to repay. What does that matter though. I am sure if this model is in place then we would surely lose our fin. aid though.

    Now many feel that we must go outside the campus to plea for help. It truely is unbelievable that this school is still working on ground rules after almost 30 yrs. They can not possibly improve scores using the system they have now. They don't know this because they never went to med school and don't know what it takes to succeed at it. We need TIME not role call. That's the dumbest idea I ever heard of. Fire that person right now.

    This husband and wife thing working here is a problem too imo. Why do you think it's a no-no back in the states. I know it's a "cookie" for them to come down here but it bias when they both seat on a commity to kick someone out or one just plain stinks and the other is not easy to replace. How many couples are here anyway teaching? 5-6?? Cut the head of that beast and things would get better for sure. Wait we can't do that; those are the people making the "rules".

    I think this place could be so much better.
    Also; comments by anyone off the island are mute. So shut it.
    Man; I think I can go study now.
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    No, it's never a good thing when the admin keeps flip flopping rules around because they inserted a clause that they said so.

    I do like how the biggest concern over the schedule change was not the people who've fallen back or had to retake a class going to do, but seats in histology.
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    Well said Cornbread...

    I am a fifth semester here and I see a way AUC can improve step one scores...Don't keep us in class 6 hours a day and let us study. Now I see why people said you have to jump through more hoops in the caribbean.

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    Its nice to see how much you've grown.... I remember back when you were just a little lad asking for admission help but now you're ranting like the best of them(rrod excluded). You sound like me when I was in 3rd semester ranting about block exams. Keep up the good work.




    (and btw, since when did us "old" folks ever NOT butt in to every conversation )
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    so exactly what ar ethey doing now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rrod
    so exactly what ar ethey doing now?
    dude.. it's rant itself and not the topic of the rant thats important. Have you not learned anything in med school?
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    I am interested in applying to AUC. Judging by Bill Cornbread's post, only 20 or so students out of the Jan 05 class have passed every course taken so far. If approximately 80 students entered the Jan 05 class, 75 percent of students have failed at least one class so far. Is this accurate??

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    Quote Originally Posted by rrod
    so exactly what ar ethey doing now?
    i am there with you... it would be easir to butt in this conversation if we knew what it was about... what are the changes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jp1
    I am interested in applying to AUC. Judging by Bill Cornbread's post, only 20 or so students out of the Jan 05 class have passed every course taken so far. If approximately 80 students entered the Jan 05 class, 75 percent of students have failed at least one class so far. Is this accurate??
    If you are qualified then you have nothing to worry about.

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    All I can say is that I really feel for the students still on the island. I'm not even saying that jokingly, I REALLY do feel for you. This disorganization is absolutely disgusting. I also am not aware of what the most recent changes are, but from when I left it seemed like AUC was beginning to lean towards the "Weed out" process used at Ross. There are 100 different ways to go about raising scores on Step 1 and it begins with the way that the classes are taught and the material covered. Only advice I can give is to take your time, maybe cut your schedule down to only 3 classes if you have to. It's more important that you don't fail classes than it is to be done in exactly 5 semesters. It's not fair, and you shouldn't have to do that, but you got to do what you got to do to get finished. Good luck guys.

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