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    Vet students who begin this January will finish their 3rd year Dec. 2008. My question is, do they then have to take 8 months off to begin 4th year at the same time as their fellow US students? Or, are they somehow able to begin Jan. 2009, meaning they will actually be with two different groups of US 4th year students.

    If they do have to take 8 months off, does that mean that there really is no difference in waiting 8 months now and beginning in the August 2006 class, or starting now, and having to take the 8 months off later? Also, either way, do both classes graduate at the same time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bravid
    Vet students who begin this January will finish their 3rd year Dec. 2008. My question is, do they then have to take 8 months off to begin 4th year at the same time as their fellow US students? Or, are they somehow able to begin Jan. 2009, meaning they will actually be with two different groups of US 4th year students.

    If they do have to take 8 months off, does that mean that there really is no difference in waiting 8 months now and beginning in the August 2006 class, or starting now, and having to take the 8 months off later? Also, either way, do both classes graduate at the same time?
    You will not have to wait to start your clinicals. I know someone that started in Jan and ended up getting a really awesome internship and a great residency because they were out of synch-they got stuff that for some reason no one had matched for. So it can actually really be in your favor. I would just as soon start ASAP and to heck with the waiting.
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    hey Bravid,
    How did the interview go? I hope it went well!

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    Ditto what orthonut said, there is no delay in starting clinicals.

    The only delays you will encounter is in taking the foreign equivalency exam regardless of which term you graduate. The only delay specific to your term may be if you decide to do a residency upon graduation. Most of the residency programs I have seen start in July, a handful (I think UC Davis) have programs which start in January as well.
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    Thanks for all the replies. Beagle Chick, my interview went very well. It was very relaxed and lasted two hours! We both had time to ask a lot of questions. For me, the interview is a good thing, as it allowed me the chance to explain some of the more questionable parts of my application.

    My interviewer said the same thing about 4th year clinicals. I have now definitely decided to go in Jan. if I get in and can get the loans. Now I just have to wait...

    Another question: What day are you expected to be on the island? The SGU website seems to not have an updated schedule yet.

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    Thanks for the interview info. I'm glad it went so well! I just sent in my application so I am hoping once my LORs get sent in, that I will hear something regarding an interview. I'm keeping my fingers crossed! I guess waiting is the name of the game here....Good luck! =)

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    Good luck Beagle Chick. The process seems to be going very fast right now, as opposed to the long wait times those that applied early ran into (at least in my case).

    Make sure to contact your admissions officer just to check in and see that they received your application. They can and do missplace things, as they did with me (my transcripts were filed away with the medical student ones for some reason, and therefore "lost"). I think it helps to be a little personal with them. I got an email from mine today saying that she received my interview notes, but that she was waiting on my official GRE scores before she handed everything over to the admissions board (I took the GRE on Sept. 9th and just told them my unofficial scores). Hopefully they will have this within the week. Waiting is not fun. ;(

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    Thanks for the heads-up Bravid! I will definitely keep in touch with my admissions officer. I hope things continue to go well for you!

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