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    moemoe95 is offline Junior Member 510 points
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    Lets Make Things Clear !

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    I understand that a lot of people are mentioning that Ross University is facing clinical rotation problems.

    My first question is are you the one who will select the place of your clinical rotations or the University will assign you to a certein place?

    My second question and the most important is if you are really a good student and with (1- High GPA 2- High USMLE Step 1 score ) will you find any difficulties and I mean by difficulties like selecting the place that you want and no gaps during your clinical rotations or it is only the students with low stat ?

    Thanks in advance for all the people who will help in making such things more clear !

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    stephew is offline Moderator Guru 512 points
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    I would hope no school places people by their GPA etc. If good spots are selectively given to the best students, it doesnt exactly help improve the education of the others. Also its not really feasible if you think about it. Usually (unless youre at a top uni) not all rotations are equality quality in any given place. One place may have great surgery but lousy medicine. So those students would be boucing around a lot to have all the star places.
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    moemoe95 is offline Junior Member 510 points
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    I would like to thank you for your opinion!

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    thethom is offline Senior Member 517 points
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    Unfortunately Ross does place students preferentially by scores. I was told this by a member of administration. Also some affiliate hospitals have minimum Step 1 requirements for students to rotate. Hope this answers your question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thethom View Post
    Unfortunately Ross does place students preferentially by scores. I was told this by a member of administration. Also some affiliate hospitals have minimum Step 1 requirements for students to rotate. Hope this answers your question.
    Very true, in a meeting with the clinical department advisor back in the island, her last words were "please, don't barely pass the step, try to make at least 200 and above, since some hospitals minimum is 200 for the students to rotate with them, and there is nothing we can do if you don't meet the requirements and this makes our work more difficult trying to place the student in a rotation".

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    Some hospitals (Kern, etc) where you can do all of your rotations in one spot are very competitive and have a baseline Step score they want before they will even think about taking you for your rotations. Students can request places they want to be, but don't keep your hopes up if you want to go to an area where there is only one or two hospitals.

    Generally, the earlier you take your Step (compared to the rest of the semester) and the better you do on it will allow you to have more of a say in your rotation schedule and have a better chance of getting where you want. Step scores come back to the school on a continuous basis. If you are in the first 50 (for example) of your class, there will be more open rotations to you. However, if you wait and the school gets back 200 step scores in a week, then they'll give out those clinical rotations in order of Step score so the better you do, the better chance you have of getting the location you want.

    In addition to Microscp, getting a better step score is less about rotation assignments and more about getting a residency in the specialty of your choosing. I could care less about which exact rotations I got if I still got a great residency but what good would amazing rotations be if I didn't match.

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    Yup, don't score well on teh USMLE just to get "better" rotations, its all about residency and yes, even fellowships.

    But many of the hospitals understand how Ross works, like Kern, they know a large composure of Ross students are from California and would prefer to rotate close to home for many reasons. They know this causes high demand for their limited spots, so naturally, people will have to start screening this hoard of students just like top residencies screen their limited number of positions by scores.

    Also, the other hospitals that do this understand they are allowing you through their doors and are thus going to ultimately affect their public reputation. If the hospital has a good reputation, they want to make sure the students they let touch their patients are at least competent and not 176'ers.

    Finally, some hospitals that don't usually take Ross students (or Caribbean students for that matter) that you wish to do an away elective at for possible residency position in the future will DEFINATELY screen you by your USMLE scores, that is just the norm.
    Good luck.

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    I have done my "outside" electives (and 1 core) at several well known hospitals that only take visiting students based on their step score.

    But again...even with my score, that didnt help me at all when I first started my clerkships. Their reason was that they "lost" my fax and thus put me at the bottom of the list. It was because of that It took me an extra year just to find core rotations(some on my own).

    so honestly i have no idea if the clinical dept operates that way. I initially thought that step scores played a role with regards to site placement...but that certainly wasnt the case with me.

    but my advisor was "let go" about 6 months after i started, so things eventually got better..... well "better" not better. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by AxlFoley View Post
    It was because of that It took me an extra year just to find core rotations(some on my own).
    Do you mean you graduated a year late or that you did some cores in 4th year?

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