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    Doing 5th Semester in Dominica

    Did anyone hear if staying for 5th in Dominica is looked badly upon by residency programs since you aren't in the USA? Or do they not care.

    (hoping to get insight of people that stayed in dominica and entered residency)

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    Michigan...wooowoo. Ya, it's an option for AICM but it's GPA based to get into there so study hard!

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    Isn't being Canadian or being a Michigan resident a decent factor that helps to get in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustango View Post
    I'm already living in Dominica, so I know about the whole shipping stuff. I just want to know how living in Rosseau is different from living near campus. I don't want to commute an hour every day. I guess no one here has the experience of living in Rosseau

    i've heard a lot of hearsay but thats all, most people enjoyed it. they had their own issues with 5th, unorganized etc, but thats the problem everywhere, it was slightly cheaper living wise, but then again depends on what you must have and location. theres more congestion and pollution in rosseau, but thats expected. people seemed to like the more hands on experience you get in dominica .

    it comes down to more of a living choice. you can study in miami too, if you make yourself. its jsut easier not to.
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    Was there a waiting list like last semester for Dominica this semester? or did everyone that want it get in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustango View Post
    Isn't being Canadian or being a Michigan resident a decent factor that helps to get in?
    Canadian - definately not. Michigan - not really. Mostly it's GPA alone. I know a guy in my class who owns a house and has a fiancee in Mich and didn't get in. Plus, if you tell them on your application that you want to do all of your rotations there, it may help.

    We just got our e-mail tellings us more about what we'll be doing up there and we are already getting pagers and stuff. Seems like a pretty good deal (minus the dead of winter)

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    Was there a waiting list like last semester for Dominica this semester? or did everyone that want it get in?
    There is a waiting list for both Michigan and Dominica - no everyone didn't get in who wanted to. Plus they try to give everyone their first choice. So if your first is mich, second is dominica, and third is mia.....if you don't get into Mich, you'll most likely be in Mia because Dom will be filled up with people who want it as their first choice.

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    Just an update. I applied to Dominica but ended up in Miami.

    Anyone have the addresses of where we have to go in 5th (Hospitals/class)? I heard its more than one spot. Full names of the spots are fine, i'll google them.

    Gettin' an apartment for 4 months is going to be a pain...
    Any special offers on car renting also?

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    I did 5th on the island. Finding a place can be tricky b/c for some reason the people in Roseau think you should pay more than you would in portsmouth. Some students commuted everyday from portsmouth to Roseau. FYI some locals may try to charge you more for various items b/c they think you are a tourist from the cruise ships.

    It was a good learning experience for AICM, you can go into the wards and really do just about anything to the patients, and they will for the most part be happy about it. The mini rotations were fun.

    I would not advise doing any other rotations on the island if you want to practice in the US, things are done differently in the US than on Dominic.
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    There are currently 38 sites you will be doing your clinical you, would the names really help?
    you will be doing a total of 10 days of clinical rotations over 5 weeks randomly selected from 2-3 sites. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustango View Post
    Just an update. I applied to Dominica but ended up in Miami.

    Anyone have the addresses of where we have to go in 5th (Hospitals/class)? I heard its more than one spot. Full names of the spots are fine, i'll google them.

    Gettin' an apartment for 4 months is going to be a pain...
    Any special offers on car renting also?
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    there are plenty of places in miami that have fully furnished apts with month to month leases with little to nothing down for deposit. for car rental go to enterprise on US-1 and ask for the Ross discount but you can get it cheaper than what they say. I know some people were paying about $400/month for their rental car which is less than what the Ross discount is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustango View Post
    Just an update. I applied to Dominica but ended up in Miami.

    Anyone have the addresses of where we have to go in 5th (Hospitals/class)? I heard its more than one spot. Full names of the spots are fine, i'll google them.

    Gettin' an apartment for 4 months is going to be a pain...
    Any special offers on car renting also?
    crappy clinicals? u'll see where u will be doing those when ur time comes. small group is at 7k bldg once a week, every week...day u have it depends. u dont have it during large group cause natrually everyone is at large group. speaking of which, large group is @ the hyatt in downtown miami. if u live near 7k bldg, metro rail and metro mover are the best option for getting there. there are ways to find an apt. look under myross.com or look on craigslist.

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