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    Hello all,

    I'm transferring to Ross starting May in the AICM program. I will be taking the UMBR review course, but wanted to know if I'll have enough time to study independently.

    Thank you in advace for your responses. Your candor with be appreciated.

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    I didn't realize one was able to transfer to Ross in AICM without having passed the Step 1 exam. ***************
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    Well, I don't think that's insulting, I know I'll be doing well on the boards. I'm not one to limit your free speech, and I don't think Stephew would either. I don't even know who Stephew is, but I doubt your last post would even capture anyone's attention, including Stephew's, for any longer than it did mine. Most likely because you didn't answer the question.

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    Most people here will say you don't have time...but if you budget your time (excluding any time at South Beach or any other fine attractions) you can study. I studied the whole semester and took my Step I the week after AICM and did pretty well........

    Now...let all the naysaying begin : )

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    Thanks

    Thanks for the candid and insightful answer...that's insipiring to hear. What that's worth it isn't the result of hard work and determination...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrVinsk View Post
    I didn't realize one was able to transfer to Ross in AICM without having passed the Step 1 exam. Oh, wait........I'm sorry, ***************.
    I hear you. However, VMD does not purport to be a democracy. I also thought you had to pass Step I prior to AICM. Maybe that requirement is fluid...if they can absorb more people and no applicants passed boards then they accept them pending passing boards?

    Jackb
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    Hey Ya'll,

    I am considering transfering to AICM this fall and I need some help! I am currently at anouther school and I was pretty happy with the program. But there have been some changes at school that I don't agree with so I am looking at other options. The people at Ross have been cool in answering a lot of the questions I need but there are some aspects I need to know.

    I have some extra questions about AICM anyone that is a currnet student there or a previous student to the program please feel free to answer my questions. The only information I have been able to get is from ex-Ross students and it is not objective. (mostly negative)!

    1. What is the scheduale for AICM how many days per week, hours per day etc.

    2. What do you learn to do there?

    3. Is it true that they don't teach you anything and that there is a high risk of failure for simple mistakes? (I am not accurisng anyone of anything its only what I heard I just want to confirm things.)

    4. How many people are in Miami program at a time?

    5. For those that transfer in without taking the USMLE do you need to pass an NBME post-test?

    6. Are clinicals in unpopular places like Baltimore MD hard to get?

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    I transferred to Ross into the AICM in Miami. My schedule was one large group lecture on wed all day (9-4 or so) then a small goupr lecture, and the rest of the time you were at the hospital or doctor's office shadowing a physician. The schedule is really quite relaxed (I'm at Kings County internal med core right now workin 90 hours a week :-/) but you will def need a way to get around, as miami is a commuter city. You will learn a complete physical exam (not entirely relevant to day to day practice, but its good to know), some clinically relevant topics, board reviews, and how to speak spanish.

    AICM isn't easy but I don't think theres any risk of failure if you work hard and aren't on south beach drunk every night..

    When I was there, there were about 200, half of which were transfers from other institutions.

    I hadnt taken the USMLE then so I had to take the NBME COMP before being eligible to take the usmle.

    Dunno bout baltimore, I got all my clinicals thru 2008 in NYC except surgery, which I'm going to try to get at Carillion Memorial Roanoke hospital in Va (close to home in NC) Anybody know anything about this hospital? its one of Ross's new spots...
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    Thanks for your help.

    I just wanted to make sure I was not being faulsely influenced by a disgruntelled ex-Ross student.

    Luckily, I am from Tampa and I have some family in Miami who will be happy to have me if I get accepted to the AICM program.

    dcm8

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    deciding

    i have a family and i would like to know if it would be possible to do all my clinical rotations in one hospital (or in the same area) and not have to move around to different locations in varying States.

    also, to anyone with a family, what is the maximum amount (student loan) allowable to be borrowed for a married student?

    I am trying to decide whether, or not, transferring to Ross is viable (financially). does anyone know approximately how much in total student loans they borrowed from AICM (5th semester) to graduation (10th semester)? i wouldn't want to drown in debt after medical school! if i do decide to transfer to Ross, i will have already borrowed (at my current medical school) around $87-$90K in Stafford loans.

    thanks in advance! cheers

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