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    I have been accepted to Ross for May 2009.

    I am interviewing with SGU next week and am still waiting to hear back from AUC.

    Should I go ahead and pay my $1000 deposit or wait to hear back from SGU and AUC?

    Should I choose Ross over SGU or AUC?? if so, why?

    Please help!!

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    if you interview with sgu, send them fax of ross acceptance and they should speed up process in getting back to you with accept/FOM/reject.

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    It depends on you. What would be your first choice if you were accepted to all three? Keep in mind that depending on who you ask (AUC, SGU, or Ross students) you will likely get three sets of opinions as to where you should go.

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    I was in a similar situation. But I would suggest that you should just fax in ross acceptance and wait to hear from SGU. See, if SGU offers you scholarship...try to delay sending in your 1000$ to Ross just so you can have the seat at SGU and then the choice would be in your hand. I know you are nervous but do take into consideration such things as total cost etc. And I agree...that what we tell you is our opinion and you should never be afraid of making your own decision .

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    Thank you for your responses.
    If you were to choose, which would you choose and what would your reason be for your decision?

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    tough, weight them out, SGU more money, more clinical spots but less likely to get hospitals you want from what i hear, and more time on the island, but better island life, and gaurenteed clinicals without waiting, can repeat a single class not whole semester if you fail.

    ross worse island, less money, less time on the island, if you fail a class repeat entire semester, from what i hear clinical shortages for peds and OB/Gyn cores.
    Ultimately the choice is yours, either one will get you where you want to go, but you haev to decide what means the most to you. Best of luck!

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    To tell of the truth this is what I did and you be your own judge:
    I only applied to SGU and Ross not AUC. I didn't choose SGU (mostly because of money...cost was too much for me to afford and I am Canadian so I have limited supply of loans available if I want to go to off-shore school ). I don't know anyone who goes to Ross or will be going but knew 2 people at SGU so it would have been in my favour to go there. I chose Ross in the end because I looked at their match for 3 or 4 competitive residency match in comparison to SGU for 2008 and Ross had more placement in residency that I wanted compared to SGU so that tells you that it's all about the student. A school can only get you so far but in the end you have to do leg work for yourself.
    Hope that helps
    If nothing helps just ask the one sitting up there for a sign...everything happens for the best. Best of Luck!

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    I was lazy. I applied to AUC, Ross, and SGU. Ross was the first to interview and then accept me. AUC accepted me about 2 weeks after Ross did and didn't have to interview with them. However, they wanted me to start a semester later so I told them no. SGU wanted me to write an essay in my interview so I told them I was accepted to Ross and was just going to go there....plus I was lazy and didn't feel like writing an essay in my interview. I'm about to leave the island (done with 4th) at Ross and don't regret coming here. Plus the island is MUCH better than it was when we got here (roads are paved, KFC will be right next to school within a few months, new coffee shops and grocery stores and restaurants)

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    I am not regretting coming to Ross as well. But then I havent hit the clinical phase yet.
    If you aint got it in your genes, sweat it out.

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    don't wait for another chance..........speed up

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