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Junito
09-07-2007, 05:04 PM
ear Graduating Students:

Thank you so much for taking the time to complete the recent SMU
Graduation survey. We received well over 100 responses, and many of you
made the extra effort to include detailed and thoughtful comments with
your survey responses. As befits a life event of this importance, your
impending graduation is something about which many of you feel very
strongly.

Many of you were excited that we were considering a U.S. location for
graduation, and appreciated the fact that this could facilitate higher
attendance among graduates and guests. Many of you were also passionate
about returning to Grand Cayman to share the island with family and
friends, and experience graduation where your SMU days began. On balance,
the survey projected a higher level of attendance among graduates and
guests if the ceremony were held in Orlando. However, 27% of survey
respondents have already begun making their travel arrangements to go to
Grand Cayman. Multiple comments cited the challenges and potential
financial hardship of altering non-refundable bookings that had already
been made for both graduates and guests.

In the end, we decided that a change in the venue for the May 2008
graduation would not provide enough notice to our graduating students and
their guests. Therefore, the May 3, 2008 SMU graduation ceremony will be
held at the Ritz-Carlton on Grand Cayman. Please know that, as always, we
will do everything we can to ensure that the graduation ceremony is a very
meaningful one for all attendees. I look forward to sharing this exciting
day with you.

Cayman here I come.

LqdPls
09-07-2007, 05:31 PM
congrats buddy!!!

MedChe
09-07-2007, 07:23 PM
ill be there....:roll:

cubmd
09-07-2007, 09:54 PM
can you go to the 2008 graduation if you finish rotations in July?

cubmd
09-07-2007, 10:17 PM
MedChe,

I have to admit that is an interesting screen name .......

UFTim
09-08-2007, 11:40 AM
MedChe,

I have to admit that is an interesting screen name .......

From what my friends say, there needs to be medical revolution at Wyckoff. At least in some departments...

Junito
09-08-2007, 08:57 PM
From what my friends say, there needs to be medical revolution at Wyckoff. At least in some departments...

Oh Medche was indeed a revolutionary at Wyckoff...He was the bane of the Surgery department...Que viva la revolucion! :twisted:

camryllionareMD
09-08-2007, 10:54 PM
Congrats! And I will also be posting as a graduant in 4 years as well.

Junito
09-08-2007, 11:10 PM
ill be there....:roll:

You are not invited...:tongue2: (j/k)

Junito
09-08-2007, 11:13 PM
can you go to the 2008 graduation if you finish rotations in July?

I don't think so, but you can always ask. I was aiming for the 2007 graduation, but was told that I could not attend as a grad (even though I could of finished in mid August). Ms. K made sure I finished 6 weeks later from what I wanted :cursing:

Soon2B-MD
09-10-2007, 03:54 PM
I thought Ms. K was gone and replaced with Mr. H?


My dealings with her left a sour taste in my mouth, as she was quite patronizing to say the least.


I too will be at graduation along with my entire family!!!


I should have been at lasts years as well but bad advice from the clinicals department (yes bad advice - I know that is hardly believeable, but true) led to my finishing later than expected.


Ahh to finally be done.

Junito
09-11-2007, 01:20 AM
Yes Ms. K was replaced by Mr. H, though I haven't dealt with Mr. H, to see Ms. K replaced was a good think (got to love that Karma). I agree with the sentiment of getting done. One more rotation...


I thought Ms. K was gone and replaced with Mr. H?


My dealings with her left a sour taste in my mouth, as she was quite patronizing to say the least.


I too will be at graduation along with my entire family!!!


I should have been at lasts years as well but bad advice from the clinicals department (yes bad advice - I know that is hardly believeable, but true) led to my finishing later than expected.


Ahh to finally be done.

acetre
09-11-2007, 02:08 AM
that announcement was a complete disappointment at best!!! If 27% of the respondents already booked reservations for a venue that was not confirmed, then why side with them...it's not others' problem that some (not the majority) made an ill-advisied decision at that time.

The fact that the results of the survey was swayed in the favor of the Cayman venue base on 27% of respondents, out of hundreds of replies is a constant remider of how the school is willing to undermind a possible majority.

I have to say it was quite clever how the surveyor did not post all the data which leads me to believe that the numbers are not really reliable in the first place. If you are going to screw possibly 73% of all survey respondents who did the right thing and awaited the announcement (even at the time that the airline prices are pure hell for the graduation weekend), then the least that should be done is to waive the $500.00 graduation fee for those who are now in the position to now have to incur ridiculously high airline cost.

---acetre

XLNC
09-13-2007, 08:02 AM
Surveys are never accurate..
The 27% is most probably 7%. However people who wanted a cayman venue most definitely selected the option of 'already made arrangements' on the survey.

It also seems highly unlikely that students have made arrangements 7-8 months in advance.







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