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    Hi there, thanks for reading my question.

    I'm applying to the incoming class of January 2011. I'm married with two kids and have two jobs to support my family. As I attended undergrad, the federal govt helped us get by. I know this won't be the case in the Island so Loans, here I go. My problem is the following: In the states I can work during summers, what do I do in the Island if I get in? Do I just have to take out the max amount of loans possible or I have to seek out private loans for the summer period. I notice there is a huge gap, from May til Aug if you are accepted to the Jan 2011 class. For those of you who have families in the island, would you care to comment. Thank you in advance for any response!

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    You can't work here. If you want to make money, fly home for the 3 month break and work. Otherwise, loans it is.
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    I am in the same situation. This is the reason that I selected AUC over SGU. AUC is year round and you're done in 15 months straight. Both are big 4, and good rotations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IreDoc View Post
    I am in the same situation. This is the reason that I selected AUC over SGU. AUC is year round and you're done in 15 months straight. Both are big 4, and good rotations.
    you mean for basics, right?
    generally you will finish med school at about the same time and start residency on the same cycle (ie aug 2010 enter classes at both auc and sgu will start residency july 2014).
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    Quote Originally Posted by IreDoc View Post
    I am in the same situation. This is the reason that I selected AUC over SGU. AUC is year round and you're done in 15 months straight. Both are big 4, and good rotations.
    That would make sense if there was a big 4. http://www.sgu.edu/pdf/sgu-facts-are-clear.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by rokshana View Post
    you mean for basics, right?
    generally you will finish med school at about the same time and start residency on the same cycle (ie aug 2010 enter classes at both auc and sgu will start residency july 2014).
    Actually for SGU, if your first term is Jan 2011. You would start residency in 2015 as Clinical rotations wouldn't end until November 2014. (I'm starting Jan 2011 as well)

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    Quote Originally Posted by noh4 View Post
    Actually for SGU, if your first term is Jan 2011. You would start residency in 2015 as Clinical rotations wouldn't end until November 2014. (I'm starting Jan 2011 as well)
    Clincals are going to end more like March/April of 2015...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SalamaSeed View Post
    Clincals are going to end more like March/April of 2014...
    from the SGU Medical Program Outline:

    Academic Year Three
    January 2011 Entrants
    Medicine/Psychiatry Apr. 29, 2013 Aug. 30, 2013
    Surgery/Radiology (Elective)Sept. 2, 2013 Dec. 13, 2013

    Academic Year Four
    January 2011 Entrants
    Obstetrics/Gynecology/Pediatrics/Pediatrics Sub-Internship Dec. 16, 2013 Apr. 4, 2014
    Medicine Sub-Internship/Primary Care/Family Practice/Emergency Medicine (Elective) Apr. 7, 2014 July 18, 2014

    Academic Year Five
    January 2011 Entrants
    Neurology (Elective)/Hematology (Elective)/Pediatrics/Oncology (Elective)/Cardiology (Elective) July 21, 2014 Nov. 7, 2014

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    Oh, I wish it were that easy. That is a very bad example.

    The school doesn't assign you rotations for fourth year, you do that yourself. If you can't find a peds rotation in 4th year, that's all on you. You are also interviewing for residency so you have to take time off for that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SalamaSeed View Post
    Oh, I wish it were that easy. That is a very bad example.

    The school doesn't assign you rotations for fourth year, you do that yourself. If you can't find a peds rotation in 4th year, that's all on you. You are also interviewing for residency so you have to take time off for that.
    I don't think I understand what you're saying. Are you saying that Jan 2011 entrants would NOT start residency in Summer 2015? Seeing as clinicals (if all goes according to plan) should end in November 2014, there should be enough time to work on pre-matching that winter as well as going for the match in Spring of 2015.

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