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    6 year AS/MD program

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    I've been reading a lot of these forums and a lot of people are saying that its better to go to college in the US rather than the Caribbean, but I don't get it...if it takes 6 years to get an MD in AUA why would anyone opt to take 8 years in the US to get their MD?

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    because its always good to have a bachelors degree for back up

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    Plus the fact you can practice in all 50 states with a US med school degree..easier to get into any residency..no waiting for clinical rotations..not having to go to a foreign country for your basic science...the list goes on and on...ANY foreign med school should be considered as a 2nd or 3rd option. If you really are serious about becoming a physician, you'll study hard in undergrad. Get good grades. Ace the MCAT..and get into a US school.

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    To "Cyberia"

    Cyberia, you always seem to mention this, but if this is truly the case, why are you studying at AUA?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cooldude55 View Post
    Cyberia, you always seem to mention this, but if this is truly the case, why are you studying at AUA?
    Because i had fun during undergrad and my gpa was horrible (esp from my first 2 years). Even after going back and retaking those 2 years of classes, my gpa was still bad. Medical schools just average your grades, so an "A" and a "D" average out to a B. Which still isn't enough. And i'm not the only one mentioning this. Go to any AUA info seminar. The AUA folks will say this too. I can very clearly remember Mr Woodward saying "If you can get into a US medical school, you should go to a US medical school. If you can't get into one, then you should consider AUA." from the seminar I attended back in 07. AUA is giving me an opportunity that i otherwise would not have had...and i'm VERY grateful for that opportunity. But check out the clinical forums and see all the students complaining about wait times for clinicals, etc. You might only spend 6 years in your actual classes/rotations, but as of right now, it looks like you'll be spending much longer with the downtime/waiting in between. Not to mention many students take 6 months off before taking step 1. The reason i say these things is because i don't want you to make the same mistakes I did. But hey..like anything else on here..this is just advice. Take it or leave it. I used to know everything once too (when i was a teenager) so in the end it's still your choice.
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    thanks for ur advice

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    that is cool

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    hey everyone
    I am pursuing my Bsc.(biotech) at york university,canada (2nd year) with a gpa of 3.3.I was just wondering if i apply for next year September intake how good are my chances and is it worth it? If someone who can advice me regarding the application that would be highly appreciated.
    Thanks

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    i recomend u finish ur undergrad get a biotech degree then apply to AUA for medicine

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    I believe u r right...thanks alot...will keep in touch

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