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    10 months for a MD degree. Is this 5 years or 4 years?

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    For the 10 semesters for a MD degree. Is this 5 years or 4 years? I am confused. How many semesters do I spend in Carrib for science classes? How is the setup. Thanks for your feeback.
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    10 months for an MD? pffft

    You spend about a year and a half on the island of dominica.
    last 2-2.5 years are spent in the US doing clinicals

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    Maybe you meant 10 semesters?

    When things go wrong as they sometimes will, When the road you're trudging seems all uphill, When the funds are low and the debts are high and you want to smile Hidden Content , but you have to cry Hidden Content , When care is pressing you down a bit, rest if you must, but don't you quit!

    You can never tell how close you are, it may be near when it seems so far, So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit - It's when things seem worst that you must not quit!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jezzielin
    Maybe you meant 10 semesters?

    yah, my bad. 10 semesters I meant. haha !! Thanks for the clarification Jezzielin.

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    39 and 41 months respectively for the two Grads I'm most familiar with....
    Go Beth Israel !!!










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    If you go through without any problems, it comes out to a traditional "fours years." I started in Sep. '03 and I'm expecting to finish by March '07 (definitely by May '07). It's confusing because each semester = 15 weeks (not counting breaks). So at Ross, you can have up to three semesters per year. So get it out your head that each year is two semesters.

    First of all, your time on the island is four semesters. If you start in September (the fall semester), you will go through the fall, spring, summer, and another fall semester. Then to Miami for 12 weeks (which is most of your 5th semester).

    The remaining 3 weeks of your 5th semester is completed when you start your rotations. And you just keep counting every 15 weeks so that every 15 weeks you are on a rotation is a semester. And taking breaks does not count towards your semester.
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    not exactly

    Quote Originally Posted by awdc
    If you go through without any problems, it comes out to a traditional "fours years." I started in Sep. '03 and I'm expecting to finish by March '07 (definitely by May '07). It's confusing because each semester = 15 weeks (not counting breaks). So at Ross, you can have up to three semesters per year. So get it out your head that each year is two semesters.

    First of all, your time on the island is four semesters. If you start in September (the fall semester), you will go through the fall, spring, summer, and another fall semester. Then to Miami for 12 weeks (which is most of your 5th semester).

    The remaining 3 weeks of your 5th semester is completed when you start your rotations. And you just keep counting every 15 weeks so that every 15 weeks you are on a rotation is a semester. And taking breaks does not count towards your semester.
    Since my son is exactly at the point where you are and will finish his rotations in April 2007 because he took a few weeks off to study for step 2. I beleive that semester 5 is now 12 weeks for everyone so you actually lose out on three weeks of elective rotations.

    See you next spring at graduation

    Good luck
    When you become my age you will realize all of the hard work and studying was worth the effort.
    "60 years young" another 60 to go if my doctor sons keep me alive with free prescriptions!!

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    Thanks everybody, I now understand how it works. Appreciate it

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    Beth israel?

    Quote Originally Posted by FRNC
    39 and 41 months respectively for the two Grads I'm most familiar with....
    Go Beth Israel !!!
    Beth israel? I didnt realize Ross students go through this site...

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    ???

    Quote Originally Posted by Kat
    Beth israel? I didnt realize Ross students go through this site...
    maybe her kids are doing residencies there?
    When you become my age you will realize all of the hard work and studying was worth the effort.
    "60 years young" another 60 to go if my doctor sons keep me alive with free prescriptions!!

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