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    munda14 is offline Junior Member 510 points
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    I DONT UNDERSTANd

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    hello everyone

    i have never research for spartan before. first of all i don't get this, this school was open in 1980s but still you don't see this school competing with top 4, neither there are lot of students who talk about this school.

    imed website says that it started its first class in 1981, however saba started its first class in 1993 and still comes in top 4.

    why is spartan hiding in the back.

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    The school has never been large and I donít think it will become large in the future. At Saba, they take in about 100 people three times a year and only about 45 of each entering class make it to graduation. This is an attrition rate of more than 50%. Is this really good? In other larger schools, the numbers are even worse. Is this your idea of a good school where more than half of the entering class fail out and will never graduate? If this is your definition of a good school, I am glad that there is at least one school with track record that is small enough to give its students a fighting chance.

    Being the so-called big four is good for the pockets of those who own the school, however, from the studentsí perspective, the odds are against you from day one. Most of the students will wash out and those who do get through are burdened by debt and must wait around just to find one single rotation. Is this your definition of a successful school? Maybe it is if you are the shark who owns the school!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crane View Post
    The school has never been large and I donít think it will become large in the future. At Saba, they take in about 100 people three times a year and only about 45 of each entering class make it to graduation. This is an attrition rate of more than 50%. Is this really good? In other larger schools, the numbers are even worse. Is this your idea of a good school where more than half of the entering class fail out and will never graduate? If this is your definition of a good school, I am glad that there is at least one school with track record that is small enough to give its students a fighting chance.

    Being the so-called big four is good for the pockets of those who own the school, however, from the studentsí perspective, the odds are against you from day one. Most of the students will wash out and those who do get through are burdened by debt and must wait around just to find one single rotation. Is this your definition of a successful school? Maybe it is if you are the shark who owns the school!

    its actually good for the students..yes teh ones going to those 3-4 meds chools pay up the colonoscopy route for it but what you get is what you pay for. you get the satusfaction of knowing that every state you want to work at is open to you (because of cali, tx, fl, ny certifications) and when changing zip code from one state to another for the same job can mean an extra 200 grand..i'd say the little piece of paper is worth it.

    most students don't wash out attrition rates in the caribbean are higher because all the schools down there take appliucants with a lower range of scores than the states but usual attrition is 12-20% total...that saba only has 45% making it out i call as bull...its probably no where near that.

    what i say to the smaller schools is this..if the smaller schools take in the left over applicants from the bigger schools (usually) that means its probably people with a much wider grade distribution than the big carib schools and i will venture and say that the curves at said smaller schools are also much more generous given that smaller schools have to keep their smaller number of students enrolled to get paid where bigger schools can afford to trim a few every semester.

    imho the graduation rates of the smaller schools are inflated what you should really look at is the first time usmle pass rates and those numbers are probably harder to come by but will let you know that smaller schools admit more freely, keep people around that shoudl have failed long ago, and are much less than the cash cows on top
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    WELL GUYS , I M IN FINALLY.
    MY MOTIVATION, MY COUSIN. THIS GOT INTO HEMO-ONCOLOGY FELLOWSHIP AT A NY HOSPITAL.
    SO, I THINK THIS IS A SURE BET , I CAN TAKE, NO MATTER WHT PPL TALK ABT HERE.
    I DUNNO THESE REVIEWS I GUESS R LIKE THOSE ON THE OVERSTOCK.COM WHICH ARE REALLY MADE UP IGUESS.
    sO, I DONT GIVE A pooh pooh,,,,I M OFF TO CARRIBBEAN,...C YA THERE MY FALL MATES...

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    what you put into this is what you get back. If you are a slacker who parties and never studies you will most likely end up being a wash out, but if you actually organize yourself and put in the work that is demanded from medicine then you can also be successful. Medicine will always be "hard" whether you go to school in canada, states, wherever, the only difference is usually people who go to those schools worked much harder during their undergrads (explaining why they have way better track records). Carib route can either be good or a disaster it all depends on the person themselves

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