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    r.pacino0512 is offline Newbie 510 points
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    Is Saba shutting down?

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    So I'm a prospective student looking to start medical school in January. I have have applied to a few caribbean schools and when I was researching Saba I came across something concerning...I had heard that they've been having trouble with their new curriculum and hurricanes. And then I found on the school's gainful employment page, it states that less than 10 students are enrolled in this the program. Does anyone know what is going on down their? I'm really hesitant to apply to this school, is the school closing its doors??

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    Atlantichater is offline Junior Member 512 points
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    If you read the information a bit more closely, these numbers reflect the number of graduates who completed the program within 56 months. READ it carefully.

    If I were you, I would reword your statement. You sound like a spaz. This school has an amazing reputation and it's not even remotely close to closing down. Just apply.

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    r.pacino0512 is offline Newbie 510 points
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    No need to get upset and resort to name calling to divert attention away from a legitimate question.

    I did read it carefully, which is why I'm asking the question. It states "Fewer than 10 students enrolled in this program." AND it also states what you said "Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time." Logically I would only assume that if there were 10 students enrolled there would be less than 10 completing the program on time. Are you saying that there are full sized classes and are only graduating less than 10 in 56months, when the program itself is 4 months x 10 semesters? If I'm missing something let me know. The gainful employment information including failure rate is posted on OTHER school websites. "Just apply"? Are you suggesting that I enroll in a program that will cost me close to a quarter million dollars, and 4 years of my life without making an informed decision? You DO know the reputation of Caribbean schools right?

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    I’m not upset. Where the hell do you get that assumption from???? Jeez. If you are so concerned, call the admissions officer and discuss your queries. It’s that simple.

    I’m actually an AUA grad and a practicing Internal Medicine Attending. I have friends who are practicing Attendings from SABA in several specialties.

    It’s not so much about the reputation of the school but the determination of the student who really wants to be a physician. You have to fight for it. Bottom line. If you’re considering applying to Caribbean programs, it means that maybe your options are limited just like what I and other colleagues had realized years back when we were put in the same situation as you right now.

    Based on the tone and content of your response, it doesn't sound like you really want to be a physician that badly. It's almost like you are already talking yourself into not applying to caribbean programs.

    You are on the wrong website asking for advice. The road to becoming a physician is brutal and you need to grow a thick skin to be successful. You don't have that skin. Good luck or good bye, whichever applies to you.
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    Tino is offline Newbie 510 points
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    There are a lot of carribean medical schools. You can apply to others if you are not sure about Saba. I'm currently in a med school in the carribean. You can try applying to mine.

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