Sponsored Links
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    genericusername_ is offline Newbie 510 points
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Posts
    3
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Accepted to Ross and Saba, MERP'ed at AUC, Placed in Foundations at SGU- Please help!

    Advertisements



    AUC and SGU were my top choices, now I'm extremely frustrated and baffled trying to decide what I should do. As if not getting into a U.S. medical school wasn't hard enough.

    My MCAT and GPA are average. I did a non-science master's degree after graduating, and really want to keep the ball rolling and start medical school. My extracurriculars and experiences are excellent. I do well in supportive environments, and that doesn't seem to be the case with Ross and Saba where they don't have a problem dropping you. I am worried that being placed in MERP and Foundations by AUC and SGU means I really need the extra semester, on the other it's hard to justify it when I have been accepted to other schools.

    What concerns me most about Ross and Saba are their attrition rates. I know SGU offers a variety of programs to help students succeed, do Ross and Saba have similar services? Another concern of mine is clinical rotations. I want to settle down in NY and rotate at hospitals there during my 3rd and 4th year, but it seems like you really have to fight for your desired rotations at Ross and Saba. My third concern regarding Saba is the size of the island and lack of amenities. I don't want to go insane.

    I would appreciate insight from those attending any of these school, especially Ross and Saba. Do you think I should start right away or spend a semester preparing myself? Which school should I choose if I decide to start this fall?

    Thank you for your help!
    Last edited by genericusername_; 06-18-2015 at 06:10 PM.

  2. #2
    gashopeful is offline Junior Member 529 points
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    61
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by genericusername_ View Post
    AUC and SGU were my top choices, now I'm extremely frustrated and baffled trying to decide what I should do. As if not getting into a U.S. medical school wasn't hard enough.

    My MCAT and GPA are average. I did a non-science master's degree after graduating, and really want to keep the ball rolling and start medical school. My extracurriculars and experiences are excellent. I do well in supportive environments, and that doesn't seem to be the case with Ross and Saba where they don't have a problem dropping you. I am worried that being placed in MERP and Foundations by AUC and SGU means I really need the extra semester, on the other it's hard to justify it when I have been accepted to other schools.

    What concerns me most about Ross and Saba are their attrition rates. I know SGU offers a variety of programs to help students succeed, do Ross and Saba have similar services? Another concern of mine is clinical rotations. I want to settle down in NY and rotate at hospitals there during my 3rd and 4th year, but it seems like you really have to fight for your desired rotations at Ross and Saba. My third concern regarding Saba is the size of the island and lack of amenities. I don't want to go insane.

    I would appreciate insight from those attending any of these school, especially Ross and Saba. Do you think I should start right away or spend a semester preparing myself? Which school should I choose if I decide to start this fall?

    Thank you for your help!
    You will not get a single satisfying answer with regard to which school to attend (bias). Do your homework and read these forums and you should get a pretty good idea about each school. Life is going to suck everywhere you go, except maybe for AUC, but it will cost you a lot. Each of these school will offer you the basic amenities you need to survive and that's all really what you need/have time for. You only need to spend 16-20 months out there.

    As for the attrition rate, you should not be too concerned with that, and nobody here can tell you for sure what the attrition rate for these schools is. Is all rumors/speculations made mainly by disgruntled students who failed. All these schools will provide you with the tools you need, the rest is up to you.

    Good luck!

  3. #3
    Curious_person is offline Junior Member 514 points
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Posts
    51
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Not sure if OP has accepted one of these offers yet but I would be wary of the SGU Foundations program. I believe only 30-40% get offered a seat the following seemster.

Similar Threads

  1. I've been accepted to Ross (Merp) and Charter Foundation and now LECOM (DO direct adm
    By nicolebarmd in forum Ross University School of Medicine
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 06-24-2011, 02:43 PM
  2. Stats of people who have been accepted during the 2010 school year (ROSS and MERP)
    By EDDOC87 in forum Ross University School of Medicine
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05-18-2010, 05:22 PM
  3. Accepted to SABA, MERP'ed at Ross. Advice?
    By shanty42 in forum Ross University School of Medicine
    Replies: 46
    Last Post: 11-18-2009, 11:28 PM
  4. Accepted to SABA, MERP'ed at Ross.
    By shanty42 in forum Saba University School of Medicine
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 11-06-2009, 08:49 PM
  5. SABA or Ross MERP?
    By warrior_of_king in forum Saba University School of Medicine
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 07-25-2008, 02:43 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •