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    How many students graduate on time?

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    About what percentage of students graduate on time and how many have issues? I want to know if this clinical rotation finding problem really affects everybody or if it is a slight exaggeration. Also, if your scores and grades are amazing, is that not enough to easily place into rotations?

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    I am graduating on-time--was never dropped from a core rotation, not even Peds or OB-GYN...had to wait a whole year for surgery at Cape Cod Hospital, but it was worth it. My Step 1 score is nothing to brag about.

    Don't listen to everything you hear...just do the best you can and always be respectful and patient.

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    I graduated in 3 years 6 months.

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    graduate

    A lot of it is luck of the draw...with regards to who you get as an advisor, when you fax in your step score, etc. My step 1 was good, but that didnt help me at all apparently. The first rotation I got put into was at Jackson Park. Did I take it? No.
    Reasons? 1. I didnt even apply to be in chicago, 2. I have heard way too many shady things about that place (not just from ross students).
    Which now I am glad, since I have heard some stories from others regarding liscensure issues.

    Certain rotations like that, (unless you are sure that the state you want to end up practicing in , has no conflict with) you should just avoid. This unfortunately does waste time though. However that, together with an advisor who couldnt give a rat's a&& (she got fired, thankfully).....really doesnt help your plans on finishing up as soon as you would like..

    The best thing though, is to just do your best in finding rotations, and just hope for the best. It does no good to get worked up over it...even though the situation does blow. I mean keep in mind, we do go to ROSS (and I hate saying it like that, because its as if Im making up excuses for them). But we all know how the school operates, and its unfortunate that it does.

    In the meantime between cores, do your electives at ross hospitals (since its so easy to get, and you wont need to have your cores finished), OR other hospitals that do allow you to secure a spot. This will at least help speed up the process, and you can avoid gaps in your schedule.

    In terms of graduating...I should be done in just about 2 years, after May 2008.... too little too late though

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    [quote=RIPsterO9;644969]About what percentage of students graduate on time and how many have issues? I want to know if this clinical rotation finding problem really affects everybody or if it is a slight exaggeration. Also, if your scores and grades are amazing, is that not enough to easily place into rotations?[/quote]


    No, most rotations are not based on your scores and grades. They are first come, first serve and what is available.

    AS someone mentioned above, you do have to be respectful and patient because there are thousands of students rotating in the clincial sciences and only a handful of advisors to help them all out.

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    Yeah, my case is a stunning example. I did very well on step one, and had an incredible amount of difficulty obtaining OB/GYN and had to return to dominica to complete pediatrics. Now, for my last rotation at ross, I am struggling to find an ACGME surgery rotation that will start very soon to end my nightmare for good so I won't be excluded from medical practice in PA. I endured 6 weeks on the island for peds, there is no way, I will go back to dominica to complete surgery. In fact, its simply not possible; with CS and interviews and things like that coming up. And no, the things we post are not exaggerations.
    Last edited by BrotherMan; 08-02-2007 at 09:53 AM.
    But when I start to feel that pull, turns out I just pulled myself-Weezer

    Ah, you don't want to deal with patients- Words of a wise pathologist

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