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    Got denied by Ross Won't transfer me here's why

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    Ross won't let me transfer my basic science credits becuase they said it would risk their accreditation. I am guessing by accreditation they mean it could affect California and Florida, since my school doesn't have accreditation there.

    Does this sound like a likely story? They did say that I could start from scratch, but I spent time on an Island rock and don't want to do that again, since I'm about to write my USMLE.

    I must say, the ross administration were VERY nice to me.

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    yes

    yes, this seems very likely as it has happened in the past. They just want to make sure you have no problems in the future in terms of getting your ecfmg certificate.

    This has happened both to me and my sister-in-in law, both Ross graduates who initially did medical training in Europe (both Eastern europe and the UK). My sister-in-law did her Step 1 before even coming to Ross and had 75% of her training done in the UK, but had to start Ross from scratch. She did manage to fast track and did 4 semesters in the span of 3.

    I preferred to start from scratch as training in Eastern europe and carib schools are different. EE is more "medicine" oriented, and the carib schools are more "board" oriented.

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    no way to practice

    Just curious if someone with an MD from Europe can ever practice in the USA without going to medical school again and redoing residencies. If so why didn't you finish your degree in Europe?
    When you become my age you will realize all of the hard work and studying was worth the effort.
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    USA

    Generally for a foreign physician to practice in the States, he or she must complete a two year residency first. Many docs don't want to go back to being in that position, especially when they are well established physicians elsewhere.....however, there are those who came to the States with years of experience as physicians and went through the two years and are now fully licensed, practicing physicians.

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    Re: no way to practice

    Quote Originally Posted by singer
    If so why didn't you finish your degree in Europe?
    I only did 3 of the 6 year program in eastern europe. I was EXTREMELY frustrated with doing clinicals in a language other than english (my native tongue). Even though you learn the foreign language and a medical version of it....once you see patients in the clinical setting...it's another ballgame esp. with dialects.....

    My sister-in-law found out that her degree that she would have completed in the UK would not have been recognized in California. This was a problem for her because her parents live there and she would one day want to practice there.

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    Re: no way to practice

    Quote Originally Posted by singer
    Just curious if someone with an MD from Europe can ever practice in the USA without going to medical school again and redoing residencies. If so why didn't you finish your degree in Europe?
    Any foreign doc has to pass USMLE Step 1, 2, 3, and has to start residency from scratch (3-7 years)

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    Re: Got denied by Ross Won't transfer me here's why

    Quote Originally Posted by vinny
    Ross won't let me transfer my basic science credits becuase they said it would risk their accreditation. I am guessing by accreditation they mean it could affect California and Florida, since my school doesn't have accreditation there.

    Does this sound like a likely story? They did say that I could start from scratch, but I spent time on an Island rock and don't want to do that again, since I'm about to write my USMLE.

    I must say, the ross administration were VERY nice to me.
    No, that is NOT true. Thye recently accepted a student and transfered all their credits even though they went to a school not approved by cali or NY
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    Re: Got denied by Ross Won't transfer me here's why

    Quote Originally Posted by "bts4202
    No, that is NOT true. Thye recently accepted a student and transfered all their credits even though they went to a school not approved by cali or NY
    Do you know what school they went to, that wasn't approved?

    Perhaps things have changed. In past years (5 years ago) they did not.

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    Re: Got denied by Ross Won't transfer me here's why

    Quote Originally Posted by almd2b
    Quote Originally Posted by "bts4202
    No, that is NOT true. Thye recently accepted a student and transfered all their credits even though they went to a school not approved by cali or NY
    Do you know what school they went to, that wasn't approved?

    Perhaps things have changed. In past years (5 years ago) they did not.

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    This was this month. the school does not matter, but i know it is not approved.
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    hmm

    Sounds logical. Nothing suprises me when money changes hands, though
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