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    T.Dot.Doctor is offline Newbie 510 points
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    Need An Honest Opinion For Clinicals....PLEASE!

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    Could any current Spartan students please give me some advice about transferring into clinicals. Honestly, do you like the school, are you happy with the way you are being treated? How are the wait times? And is it possible to do the majority of your rotations at Wyckoff in NY?

    I'm just overwhelmed with all the negative things that are posted on valuemd, and don't know which school would be best for me. I really want a school that has NY approval and Spartan is looking really good to me, plus you have Wyckoff which is a hospital my current school MUA has. I thought about St.Eustatius but this whole they may close down in a few years scares me too much.

    Okay, so here is my situation. I currently go to MUA in Nevis, I am happy with my school but they have pretty much told me to write the Step 1 immediately (in 6 days!) or withdraw from the school because I have taken longer than normal to write the Step. I had a lot going on this summer and did not prepare as well as I should (I know my fault!). I'm borderline on my scores right now (NBME score is 200) so I don't want to risk getting a terrible score or worse failing! I think I could pass but I'm just too nervous! I've never failed any classes, and overall I'm a good student, so I'm not just some failed deadbeat looking for and easy way out. I would really appreciate some guidance because I never thought I would be in a position like this! If I can't find a decent school to transfer into then I guess I have to bite the bullet and write the Step even though I am terrified! Please help! Thank you!

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    You should contact SHSU (LINK) and discuss what your options are. If you are asked to go to the island for the fifth trimester it may be good since they offer an extensive USMLE review. Over the course of that trimester you will have no option but to prepare since their review is complete and they offer you and assistance you need throughout it, and it honestly may benefit you long term. I really suggest you call them up and ask some questions.

    I realize I am replying a little late but have been a but busy lately. If you had to sit for Step I hope it went well for you. If not I do suggest you speak with someone at the school. Feel free to ask some more questions or MSG me if you want. Good Luck!
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