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    Impending Academic Dismissal, Need Advice

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    Hey all,

    The purpose of this post is not to make excuses for my failure or defame Ross University. In fact, I believe that Ross is an academically strong university that prepares its students adequately.

    I am a second semester student and today I found out that I fell short by 1 point from MPS. I do not understand precisely why the MPS has risen throughout semester 1-5 compared to previous semesters, but it is my responsibility for not excelling out of the MPS zone.

    I understand that there is an appeal process for students in my situation, but frankly I have done some research and my odds do not look good. If you have been in a similiar situation or know someone who undergone this ordeal, your feedback will be extremely appreciative.

    Ross University has taught me a lot about life. This year, I have endured Tropical Storm Erika, met many amazing people who will become brilliant clinicians/surgeons, and discovered many facets of medicine. It would be my greatest privilege to continue pursuing medicine, but given my current circumstances I will have to reflect wholeheartedly on my future as there are many uncertainties.

    Thank you for your time.

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    From what I have learned during my time there, the appeal process almost never works out for the student. However keep in the mind that these students I speak of had multiple sub-MPS scores. I would imagine your chances are better when compared to them. I think the best case scenario would probably be repeating the semester. Don't hang your head just yet! Best of luck and I hope you reach your goals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ziger View Post
    Hey all,

    The purpose of this post is not to make excuses for my failure or defame Ross University. In fact, I believe that Ross is an academically strong university that prepares its students adequately.

    I am a second semester student and today I found out that I fell short by 1 point from MPS. I do not understand precisely why the MPS has risen throughout semester 1-5 compared to previous semesters, but it is my responsibility for not excelling out of the MPS zone.

    I understand that there is an appeal process for students in my situation, but frankly I have done some research and my odds do not look good. If you have been in a similiar situation or know someone who undergone this ordeal, your feedback will be extremely appreciative.

    Ross University has taught me a lot about life. This year, I have endured Tropical Storm Erika, met many amazing people who will become brilliant clinicians/surgeons, and discovered many facets of medicine. It would be my greatest privilege to continue pursuing medicine, but given my current circumstances I will have to reflect wholeheartedly on my future as there are many uncertainties.

    Thank you for your time.
    The best you can do is own it, explain what you did wrong and how you have worked to fix it. Then ask them for another chance at 2nd semester. In the past you had to have more than 1 subject/block below MPS to get dismissed. Is this the 2nd time you were below MPS for a semester?
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    Quote Originally Posted by medic300107 View Post
    The best you can do is own it, explain what you did wrong and how you have worked to fix it. Then ask them for another chance at 2nd semester. In the past you had to have more than 1 subject/block below MPS to get dismissed. Is this the 2nd time you were below MPS for a semester?
    I appreciate the advice. Yes, unfortunately, this is my 2nd time which warrants the academic dismissal. I am disappointed in myself b/c I believe that I can perform much better and will address my situation in an honest fasion via the appeal.

    Happy holidays.

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    I've had friends in the past who appealed after their second failure and were approved to receive one more chance. But if that is the route you want to take, I would sit down and address everything you feel like you are doing that is hurting you.

    I don't mean to sound harsh, but obviously you didn't correct the mistakes the first time you failed a semester, so if they give you one more chance, it's your last chance. If you don't correct the problems this time, you're just throwing away another 20 grand and wasting another 4 months of your life.

    You're also going to have to explain to residency programs why you failed two semesters. I would weigh all these things into your decision. Maybe consider the PA route instead. I have friends that did that after failing out, and they're already out on their own practicing as PA's now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xorthos View Post
    I've had friends in the past who appealed after their second failure and were approved to receive one more chance. But if that is the route you want to take, I would sit down and address everything you feel like you are doing that is hurting you.

    I don't mean to sound harsh, but obviously you didn't correct the mistakes the first time you failed a semester, so if they give you one more chance, it's your last chance. If you don't correct the problems this time, you're just throwing away another 20 grand and wasting another 4 months of your life.

    You're also going to have to explain to residency programs why you failed two semesters. I would weigh all these things into your decision. Maybe consider the PA route instead. I have friends that did that after failing out, and they're already out on their own practicing as PA's now.
    I am thankful for your feedback considering it's New Years Eve. I've reflected upon the circumstances that led me to where I am today. I understand that there are other options in the healthcare field as well, and I have tremendous respect for all health professionals, but medicine is what I am truly passionate about. Throughout my journey it has solidified my resolve to continue this path. I believe I can solve my problems and if I get this final shot, I am determined to follow it through all the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ziger View Post
    I am thankful for your feedback considering it's New Years Eve. I've reflected upon the circumstances that led me to where I am today. I understand that there are other options in the healthcare field as well, and I have tremendous respect for all health professionals, but medicine is what I am truly passionate about. Throughout my journey it has solidified my resolve to continue this path. I believe I can solve my problems and if I get this final shot, I am determined to follow it through all the way.
    Like they said, you have to truly evaluate whether or not this is the best course for you. There is no shame in saying maybe I'm just not cut out to be a physician. What is a problem is not recognizing or fixing why you are having these issues and continuing to spend $20k/semester and massing more debt. It's a tough decision that only you can make but these recommendations are not based on being mean or spiteful just being open and honest. Either way good luck and happy new year.
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