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    I m joining this may, 2011 - needed some info

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    Dear All,

    I would be joining in this coming MAY-2011 as a transfer student. They have told me that classes would start on May 3, 2011.

    How is the weather on the island. Is it like damn hot, on the island. How is the efficiency of the A/Cís.

    The fees for course has been told to be USD 4950 + 500 = USD 5450. Is there any facility by which, you can pay this amount in installments. i.e. atleast a 50% advance and the rest later or any other scheme like that. Are everyone else who come there so rich to spend this much, each semester, just a doubt. How much does a Fresh Specialized Doctor (Eg Ė Neonatal Doctor) get as salary, in the US, for his work done per month, (I am toking of a fresh post graduate).

    One information that I have got is that, during your residency, u get paid about USD 60k a year (like a stypent). Is that actually right, r there anyone who have experienced this pay.

    Do we have to do anything like internship, as is mostly done in Universities thruíout India.
    Do you get any kind of Part-time jobs, that can sustain your costs, even tho, I noe u have lots to study.
    I have got an International Driving Permit. How valid is this on the Island?
    How is the food on the island ?

    Anyone with personal experiences please do reply.

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    The fees for course has been told to be USD 4950 + 500 = USD 5450... Are everyone else who come there so rich to spend this much, each semester, just a doubt.

    That is much cheaper than many other medical schools. Students from North America, where mean salaries are higher, will find this amount less taxing than those from some other parts of the world where mean salaries are considerably lower.

    How much does a Fresh Specialized Doctor (Eg – Neonatal Doctor) get as salary, in the US, for his work done per month, (I am toking of a fresh post graduate).

    If you mean after medical school, specialization and fellowship (which are the requirements for a neonatologist), salaries for neonatologists range from $150,000 to $230,000 according to payscale.com. This will vary considerably according to the part of the US where you want to work.

    One information that I have got is that, during your residency, u get paid about USD 60k a year (like a stypent). Is that actually right, r there anyone who have experienced this pay.

    No, I am not aware of any residencies that pay $60,000/year. Most seem to be in the $45,000/year range for the first year, depending again on where they are located, and increasing by a few thousand dollars with each year of training. Check out the websites of residency and fellowship programs that interest you and they will have the salaries and benefits listed.

    Do we have to do anything like internship, as is mostly done in Universities thru’out India.

    Internship in the US is considered your first year of residency. It is completed after graduation. If you graduated from a foreign school where internship was required for graduation, you still have to complete residency again in the US, anyway.

    Do you get any kind of Part-time jobs, that can sustain your costs, even tho, I noe u have lots to study.

    Good luck on that... medical school is not generally amenable to part-time employment. Besides, I am not sure what would be available on an island for a foreign national.

    I have no information regarding the school in particular, as I am not a student there.

    Good luck to you.

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    Devil answered your questions as well as anyone could possibly do so.

    The only thing I would like to ask is this. What school are you transferring from? And, how did you select Spartan as your new school?

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    Quote Originally Posted by voyager123 View Post
    Dear All,

    I would be joining in this coming MAY-2011 as a transfer student. They have told me that classes would start on May 3, 2011.

    How is the weather on the island. Is it like damn hot, on the island. How is the efficiency of the A/C’s.
    Hot and humid with rain. The air conditioners in school are more than sufficient. The a/c in your apartment may vary, but in my experiences they were good. The climate, while warm, is especially pleasant in the evenings thanks the the trade winds.

    The fees for course has been told to be USD 4950 + 500 = USD 5450. Is there any facility by which, you can pay this amount in installments. i.e. atleast a 50% advance and the rest later or any other scheme like that. Are everyone else who come there so rich to spend this much, each semester, just a doubt. How much does a Fresh Specialized Doctor (Eg – Neonatal Doctor) get as salary, in the US, for his work done per month, (I am toking of a fresh post graduate).

    Depends on the area in which your practice residency salaries vary. The tuition is among the lowest you will find and the school has worked to keep it down.

    One information that I have got is that, during your residency, u get paid about USD 60k a year (like a stypent). Is that actually right, r there anyone who have experienced this pay.

    Again your salary will depend on your location but can vary.

    Do we have to do anything like internship, as is mostly done in Universities thru’out India.
    after graduation your residency has PGY1, PGY2, PGY3 ... (the years depend on what residency you complete).

    Do you get any kind of Part-time jobs, that can sustain your costs, even tho, I noe u have lots to study.
    You will not have time anyway but it is unlikely that you will find a job on the island.


    I have got an International Driving Permit. How valid is this on the Island?
    I had one through AAA and was legally allowed to drive there. These permits/international licenses usually list the valid countries. If it does not I suggest you contact the agency you got it from or the country of St. Lucia. Worst case you can always get one there.
    How is the food on the island ?


    Anyone with personal experiences please do reply.

    I just noticed the previous response - devildoc8408 was right on target with the answers.
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