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    Dear Students at Ross (and incoming ones),

    Greetins! I will most likely reveal my name in the future, but not now. I attended Ross from 2007 to 2009. In 2009, I got lucky and transferred back to a US medical school; today, I am a resident doctor. I was approached many many many many many many times after the transfer and so I just want to clarify (from a first-person narrative): for those of you who are interested in transferring, though doable, it does not happen often. Therefore, for those of you who are interested in transferring back to a US medical school, keep up the good work and keep working hard. For those of you who just want to survive well at Ross and become great doctors, you still have to work hard because the match can be brutal, especially for IMG's. I wish nothing but the best for all of you! Good luck!

    Sincerely,

    One Who Cares
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    Dear Medical Students at AUA (and incoming ones),

    Greetins! I will most likely reveal my name in the future, but not for now. I attended Ross from 2007 to 2009. In 2009, I got lucky and transferred back to a US medical school; today, I am a resident doctor. I was approached many many many many many many times after the transfer (including friends from AUA) and so I just want to make this clear (from a first-person narrative): for those of you who are interested in transferring, though doable, it does not happen often. Transferring back to a US medical school from the Caribbean requires a lot of hard work as well as a lot of luck. Therefore, for those of you who are interested in transferring back to a US medical school, keep up the good work and keep working hard. For those of you who just want to survive well in the Caribbean and become great doctors, which I am sure you all will as long as you keep working hard, you still have to work hard because the Match can be extremely brutal, especially for IMG's. I wish nothing but the best for all of you! Good luck!

    Sincerely,

    One Who Cares

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    Dear Medical Students at AUC (and incoming ones),

    Greetins! I will most likely reveal my name in the future, but not for now. I attended Ross from 2007 to 2009. In 2009, I got lucky and transferred back to a US medical school; today, I am a resident doctor. I was approached many many many many many many times after the transfer (including friends from AUC) and so I just want to make this clear (from a first-person narrative): for those of you who are interested in transferring, though doable, it does not happen often. Transferring back to a US medical school from the Caribbean requires a lot of hard work as well as a lot of luck. Therefore, for those of you who are interested in transferring back to a US medical school, keep up the good work and keep working hard. For those of you who just want to survive well in the Caribbean and become great doctors, which I am sure you all will as long as you keep working hard, you still have to work hard because the Match can be extremely brutal, especially for IMG's. I wish nothing but the best for all of you! Good luck!

    Sincerely,

    One Who Cares

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    Dear Medical Students at Saba (and incoming ones),

    Greetins! I will most likely reveal my name in the future, but not for now. I attended Ross from 2007 to 2009. In 2009, I got lucky and transferred back to a US medical school; today, I am a resident doctor. I was approached many many many many many many times after the transfer (including friends from Saba) and so I just want to make this clear (from a first-person narrative): for those of you who are interested in transferring, though doable, it does not happen often. Transferring back to a US medical school from the Caribbean requires a lot of hard work as well as a lot of luck. Therefore, for those of you who are interested in transferring back to a US medical school, keep up the good work and keep working hard. For those of you who just want to survive well in the Caribbean and become great doctors, which I am sure you all will as long as you keep working hard, you still have to work hard because the Match can be extremely brutal, especially for IMG's. I wish nothing but the best for all of you! Good luck!

    Sincerely,

    One Who Cares

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    Dear Medical Students at SGU (and incoming ones),

    Greetins! I will most likely reveal my name in the future, but not for now. I attended Ross from 2007 to 2009. In 2009, I got lucky and transferred back to a US medical school; today, I am a resident doctor. I was approached many many many many many many times after the transfer (including friends from SGU) and so I just want to make this clear (from a first-person narrative): for those of you who are interested in transferring, though doable, it does not happen often. Transferring back to a US medical school from the Caribbean requires a lot of hard work as well as a lot of luck. Therefore, for those of you who are interested in transferring back to a US medical school, keep up the good work and keep working hard. For those of you who just want to survive well in the Caribbean and become great doctors, which I am sure you all will as long as you keep working hard, you still have to work hard because the Match can be extremely brutal, especially for IMG's. I wish nothing but the best for all of you! Good luck!

    Sincerely,

    One Who Cares

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    Hi,
    I am in the process of applying to MD at Ross. However, I have so many questions, and perhaps you'd be willing to give me your input:

    So, with regards to clinical rotations:
    -What is a day in clinical rotations like?
    -Are rotations consecutive/back to back?
    -How are the rotations scheduled (i.e. one by one; all at once; and how long in advance etc)
    -Does Ross take care of scheduling the rotations, or is it up to the student to schedule them?
    -On average, how long does it take students to complete their 90 week rotations? (more than 2 yrs etc)
    --How has your experience been in 3rd and 4th year; is the student guaranteed a spot in clinical rotations (i.e. enough spots for everyone). Are all the clinical rotations completed in one place/state, or is there a lot of traveling needed?

    Thanks in advance,

    Anna

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    Hi Anna,

    Sorry for the late reply; things have been busy recently. So...other than 3 weeks of ob/gyn rotation, I never did anything else in terms of rotations at Ross (I transferred out at the beginning of my 3rd year). However, from my own experiences as well as discussions with my peers/friends, I will try my best to answer your questions, though please note that these experiences are from more than 2 years ago now.

    1. A typical clinical/core rotation day consists of pre-rounding on your patients before formal rounding starts. At certain places or on certain clerkships, you will be able to round on your patient(s) first with your resident doctor(s) before formally rounding with the attending doctor; at other places or times, you won't be able to do so. After rounds, you'll probably be spending some time helping the residents with certain chores if they are bombarded with work. You should be able to have some reading time from time to time. Now, this is just a very rough estimate; it would be very different if you were on night calls and even huge variations could occur from rotation to rotation. For example, your typical day on a surgery rotation will probably be very different from your typical day on psychiatry or pediatrics. All in all, you should expect to probably work anywhere from 8 to 12 hours per day on your core rotations plus maybe 1 weekend per month.

    2. In terms of rotaion scheduling, rotations can be back to back or they can be spaced out. The exact details of your schedule will depend on availabilities at different sites as well as your willingness/flexibility for moving around. Generally, Ross did its best to provide us with a schedule according to our wish in advance. Of course, as things came up, most of our schedules had small changes here and there.

    3. Most of my classmates/peers completed their clinical years (3rd & 4th years) within or around 2 years and graduated on time.

    4. As stated above, my experience as a 3rd and 4th year student at Ross was limited, but from my limited experience as well as discussions with my peers, the overall impression was that 3rd and 4th years were fun, educational, sometime rough, and doable. Students generally had no problem finding a clinical clerkship spot unless he/she was very limited in terms of geographical request. Most of us completed our clinical years in more than one state (average probably around 2-4 states).

    Let me know if you need anything else, best of luck!

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    Hi medschooltoresidency, thank you very much for the information. It is very informative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Summer2013 View Post
    Hi medschooltoresidency, thank you very much for the information. It is very informative.
    You are very welcome! Good luck with everything!

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