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    Clinicals: SGU vs. Ross

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    I know that SGU has better teaching environment for the basic sciences at Grenada because I have read that Grenada is a lot more developed than Dominica. Plus, the USMLE scores are slightly better for SGU. I am glad that I picked SGU over Ross. I was accepted to both. But now I am wondering that since SGU has no clinical rotations at Illinois affiliated hospitals, but Ross does, and I would love to do clinicals in Illinois since I live in Illinois.

    What I am wondering now is that is it possible to transfer to Ross after my basic sciences at SGU so that I can do my clinical rotations in Illinois? Would you recommend it? Or should I continue with my SGU education out of Illinois? If I transfer to Ross, then I am only looking at being away from home for 2 years. But if I stay at SGU, then I am looking at being out of Illinois for at least 4 years. I have read that SGU is better than Ross all around. So, is it better for me to just stick with SGU for all 4 years?

    By the way, I am starting at SGU in 2 weeks. Class of 2010, here I come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by agentbond316
    I know that SGU has better teaching environment for the basic sciences at Grenada because I have read that Grenada is a lot more developed than Dominica. Plus, the USMLE scores are slightly better for SGU. I am glad that I picked SGU over Ross. I was accepted to both. But now I am wondering that since SGU has no clinical rotations at Illinois affiliated hospitals, but Ross does, and I would love to do clinicals in Illinois since I live in Illinois.

    What I am wondering now is that is it possible to transfer to Ross after my basic sciences at SGU so that I can do my clinical rotations in Illinois? Would you recommend it? Or should I continue with my SGU education out of Illinois? If I transfer to Ross, then I am only looking at being away from home for 2 years. But if I stay at SGU, then I am looking at being out of Illinois for at least 4 years. I have read that SGU is better than Ross all around. So, is it better for me to just stick with SGU for all 4 years?

    By the way, I am starting at SGU in 2 weeks. Class of 2010, here I come.
    if being in Ill is that important to you, then you shouldn't start at SGU at all-see if you can still go to Ross, but don't transfer- it could cause you problems later down the line(with residencies and licensing).
    Basic sciences are basic sciences- the difference between the two is not so much that it would not be worth the hassle.
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    yeah i agree you might have problems with residencies and licensing. Also Ross might not allow transfers thus you would have to start all over. You should have looked into all this before sending in your deposite.
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    i need ny clinicals.

    which provides more/better ones? sgu or ross?

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    shouldn't this be on the clinical forum?
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    Thanks guys. But what I was wondering was regarding clinicals. I heard that SGU is better than Ross somewhat in clinicals and even basic sciences. People quoted USMLE scores for both schools. I understand that the scores really depend on the student but I got the feeling that SGU prepares you better for the better scores. And what about clinicals? I want to get good training during clinicals so I can get a good residency. I heard that SGU clinicals are better than Ross. So if that means that if I have to stay out my state for 2 extra years but get good training then I am willing to do that. Do note that this is what I have heard and do not know to be a fact. Which is why I am asking for just opinions regarding my situation and I don't want anyone to be offended.

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    yes i have heard that SGU is much better than Ross too but in reality i feel that they are about the same. Maybe SGU is slightly better then ross, but because most believe that sgu is better than ross that's why i am now attending sgu and not ross.
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    Quote Originally Posted by agentbond316
    Thanks guys. But what I was wondering was regarding clinicals. I heard that SGU is better than Ross somewhat in clinicals and even basic sciences. People quoted USMLE scores for both schools. I understand that the scores really depend on the student but I got the feeling that SGU prepares you better for the better scores. And what about clinicals? I want to get good training during clinicals so I can get a good residency. I heard that SGU clinicals are better than Ross. So if that means that if I have to stay out my state for 2 extra years but get good training then I am willing to do that. Do note that this is what I have heard and do not know to be a fact. Which is why I am asking for just opinions regarding my situation and I don't want anyone to be offended.
    depends- some of the hospitals have SGU, Ross, and AUC students rotating together, so I don't think you can say one is better than the other. I'm sure each school has a hospital that may be better than the other school's hospital so which you pick is going to, utimately, be the school that suits you the best.
    SGU does have the clinical centers, so you can do all rotations at one hospital (not sure if Ross has those).
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    Thanks guys, especially rokshana and russianjoo for your insights. I will stick with my original decision and attend SGU and do my best there.

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    yeah, don't stress you won't be disappointed with the education you get at sgu.
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