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    howto is offline Junior Member
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    hi, how is Med at st.agnes?

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    Can anybody give me an head up on what to expect i.e. hrs? workload? time to study? teaching? Please reply back. thanks...

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    Hours

    The hours are not bad. The students basically shadow the residents. The residents are required to work less than 80 hours a week. Every 4th day you have "long call" which means that resident team admits until about 10 PM. So you will probably be at the hospital until 11 PM or so. Otherwise the hours are 7-5 everyday. If "long call" happens on a weekend, you will be staying overnight at the hospital doing admissions. There is also something known as "short call" which also happens every 4th day. Spaced 2 days away from "long call" on your schedule. During the week, you would just take admits from 8-1 or so (I forget the exact times). If that falls on a weekend, your team is in the hospital, but goes home at one or two PM.

    I can't comment on the quality of education. I think it is pretty good. Clinicals are pretty much self taught. The real professors are the patients you see. Learning to do H&Ps is the single most important thing you can do. Listen to hearts and lungs. The more normal stuff you hear, the easier it will be to pick up abnormal stuff when you hear it. Don't be one of the schmucks that only wants to listen to a heart with a murmur. When you see a problem, read about it. If you see it again, read about it again. You will see a lot of good pathology at St. Agnes. Take advantage of it. G
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    What about surgery?

    Is there anyone who did surgery at St Agnes in Baltimore that doesn't mind posting some info?

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    I graduated from college in 2002. My cumulative GPA is 2.8. I have worked in a clinical laboratory for about 2.5 years. I am now almost finished with my MPH from University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey. However, my graduate GPA is around 3.6-3.7. I would really like to attend medical school, but i know that my GPA poses a problem. I am currently studying to take the MCAT in April. I would like to be realistic with my chances of getting into med school. Does anyone out there think it is worthwhile to apply to SGU or Ross. WHat are the pros and cons of attending medical school in the Carribean. I haev thought about applying to DO programs, but iam not interested in that. Also, i do not feel like waiting an additional year to have medical schools say no to me. MY grades are not on par with many applicants to medical school.

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    You are fine

    Akikomi:

    Your credentials are great to be considered for a Caribean school such as Ross or SGU. I had similar stuff but not as impressive and I am now a third semester at Ross doing quite well. Just study for a month or two solid for the MCAT, take it, and score above 20 which is pretty easy to do. If you do really well (>30) apply to some stateside schools and to Caribean schools. You can attend one down here while you wait to see if you got into any American schools and therefore you wont waste any time. Many people do this and usually a few people leave during the semester because they were accepted to a stateside school. Good luck!

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