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    Shwetha is offline Newbie
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    too late for september?

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    Hi,

    I just got accepted to AUC about a month ago, I'm still waiting for a reply from St. George's. I lived in england for the first 9 years of my life and now I am in Indiana I was so surprised to hear about this school and to hear that you can get your basic science curriculum done in england. That's great! However, I'm wondering if I can still apply for the september class? Is it too late? It makes me a little nervous though to apply to a school that's only been around for five years!! I mean this is REALLY a medical school, right? I will be OK going here if I can, right? Also, can someone tell me why some AUC students transfered to St. Chris? I heard that the third and fourth semesters at AUC are quite tough. Is that it? Also, one more thing....what is the grading scale at St. Chirs?

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    Shwetha

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    too late for september?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shwetha
    Hi,

    I just got accepted to AUC about a month ago, I'm still waiting for a reply from St. George's. I have a science and overall GPA of 3.4 in biology and an mcat of 27. I lived in england for the first 9 years of my life and now I am in Indiana I was so surprised to hear about this school and to hear that you can get your basic science curriculum done in england. That's great! However, I'm wondering if I can still apply for the september class? Is it too late? It makes me a little nervous though to apply to a school that's only been around for five years!! I mean this is REALLY a medical school, right? I will be OK going here if I can, right? Also, can someone tell me why some AUC students transfered to St. Chris? I heard that the third and fourth semesters at AUC are quite tough. Is that it? Also, one more thing....what is the grading scale at St. Chirs?

    Thanks,
    Shwetha
    Hey Shwetha, of course St. Chris is REALLY a medical school haha
    From what I heard recently, the Admissions office is still squeezing in some kids for the Sept 2003 term so apply as soon as possible and be ready to rush in moving to England, if this is too early for you then you can always apply for the Jan 2004 term. St. Chris grades on a Pass/Fail basis which eliminates any competition or selfishness amongst the students (everyone is here to help). Anyways, I also had the choice of applying to St Georges and AUC but I didn't because I was told about the harsh living conditions there from good friends and a close cousin who attended SGU. I have similar credentials (GPA and MCATs) as you do and chose St. Chris for the Sept 2003 term. Did you apply to USA med schools because you probably had a good shot? Anyways, look at it this way, St. Christopher's has accomplished in it's 5 year history almost as much as St. George's, Ross, or AUC have accomplished in their 30 year histories. The living in England appeals to everyone and this school is here to stay. So far I have had the most pleasant experiences talking to current students here and the Administration/Admissions office of St. Chris. I actually have a close friend who transfered from St. Matthews into St. Chris' and told me he enjoyed St. Chris more and told me that St. Chris prepares you really well for the USMLEs (85%-92% pass rate). You should read the posts in this forum because they have lots of info about the school. There is actually a student who posts on this forum who transferred from AUC to St. Chris. That person's screename on this forum is ************* and would be the best person to ask why they transferred. Here are a few links of some of that student's posts: http://www.valuemd.com/viewtopic.php?t=393
    http://www.valuemd.com/viewtopic.php...ghlight=#18640

    Hopefully this helps. Mtt and BT4202 are also good people to ask about transfers. Good luck and hopefully I will see you in September

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    thanks

    Hey,

    Thanks for the info. I really appreciate it. Yeah, the whole living condition thing was very appealing to me too. I am going to call the admissions office tomorrow and find out for sure if they are accepting students. Hopefully, I will have EVERYTHING in by the end of the week. Thanks again for your help.

    Shwetha

    p.s. I did apply to U.S. schools, but I didn't get in as it is very hard this year to.

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    Myth #1:

    Its harder to get in this year to US schools.

    Fact: Not true. As told to me today by a person on the USF (Tampa) admit committee, "applications are at an all time low. Kids are seeing the problems in medicine and opting for more lucrative and more stable fields."

    Later, a Neurologist told me about his practice going to the bare min. MalPrac Insurance and they haven't been sued in 7 years. They are looking into asset protection only and that is still more than they want to pay.

    Fact is, that Medicine is not as attractive as it once was and slugs like John Morgan in Orlando reap $26 mill in annual revenues and simply sue and settle out of court. The guy is a freaking drunk. He graduated at the last 1/3 of his class and he is a multi-millionaire. Go figure.

    So that is where all the talent is going. Law. best way to get rich.

    Apps are way down, if you can - get one in and go FMG later if you luck out.

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    who?

    who is john morgan,sounds like he has an interesting story behind him?

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    oh well

    I applied to IU Med and they had four hundred more applications this year compared to last. I had a better shot at my state school than other schools. I guess it was my bad luck. Oh well. Anyway, I was just curious about St. Christopher and that was the reason behind my post. Thanks for everyone's advice. I appreciate it. I am thinking about re-considering FMG as well, but don't want to waste anytime due to the long process of earning a medical degree. We'll see what happens.


    Shwetha

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    oh well

    Quote Originally Posted by Shwetha
    I applied to IU Med and they had four hundred more applications this year compared to last. I had a better shot at my state school than other schools. I guess it was my bad luck. Oh well. Anyway, I was just curious about St. Christopher and that was the reason behind my post. Thanks for everyone's advice. I appreciate it. I am thinking about re-considering FMG as well, but don't want to waste anytime due to the long process of earning a medical degree. We'll see what happens.


    Shwetha
    It all depends on the med school you apply to. Some schools have more apps than ever and some schools have less apps. Overall, USA Med school apps have remained constant except for a slight decline over in the recent years and this is probably due to the numerous Foreign med schools now available. Shwetha, good luck in whatever you decide to do, but I would like to say that you will receive a great education at St. Christopher's. Just ask anyone who attends here. Hopefully you apply for the Sept 2003 or Jan 2004 term.
    take care

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    I'm applying

    Hi *****,

    I'm still applying to St. Chris. Sometimes i just don't know what to do whether I should go abroad or try again in the states, but I will still apply. So, maybe I will see you in september if they have spots available.

    Shwetha

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    have you considered DO schools?

    honestly, there is no difference. One extra class..OMT.

    Look at it more carefully.

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    Shwetha is offline Newbie
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    confused

    Sorry, you were talking about one extra class. What is OMT?

    Shwetha

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