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    appealing a dismissal

    if anyone has any information on who we can contact or talk to about dismissal please post or pm us
    it would be of great help.
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    re-evaluate if this is what you still want to do...and if its something you are capable of doing...emotionally you are going to automatically say "yes"...but you need to step back and critically evaluate what you have done so far and what you are able to change to be able to succeed...and while traumatic, "personal issues", "death in the family", etc will happen...its life...and there are people who had those same life events occur and they didn't fail...what did they do differently? And frankly, if you buckle to the pressures of life while in med school, how are you going to handle those same life events when they happen when you are an intern? or resident? or an attending? then the stakes are much higher than just when you are in med school...

    yes, that may seem harsh at the moment, but these are the questions you will need to ask yourself (maybe not now, but soon enough) to move on...

    you can look into applying to one of the other caribbean med schools, but unlikely you will get into auc, ross, or saba given that you were dismissed from sgu, so the choices would some of the others.

    you can look into applying to grad school in the US to prove that you can handle the material, improve your gpa, maybe even one of the SMPs in the US

    you can look into PA school...depending on how much of med school you have done, you will find much of basics repetitious and the course of time(27-36 months) will probably still keep you on track for finishing around the same time.
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    i got a reply from one of the DOS, and it seems like there is nothing we can do right now, and most likely ever.

    i wish i had just decelled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taaa-surf View Post
    i wish i had just decelled.
    Listen up incoming class (and even those who are in Grenada). This. When they tell you to decel. DO IT. You don't want to be where these 5 people are. Decelling sucks. True. You will have to spend another term on the island and you won't be in the same class of students, but you still are in med school. You still have the opportunity.

    As for the few of you that weren't given a second chance. As Rok said, let your emotions diffuse and take a good hard look at what your options are and where you want to go. I do know a few people who were dismissed and flew back at the beginning of the next term to have a last shot at trying to repeat the class. This was for 2nd term, both physio and neuro. Not sure where they are now, but they repeated 2nd term.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Salama View Post
    As for the few of you that weren't given a second chance. As Rok said, let your emotions diffuse and take a good hard look at what your options are and where you want to go. I do know a few people who were dismissed and flew back at the beginning of the next term to have a last shot at trying to repeat the class. This was for 2nd term, both physio and neuro. Not sure where they are now, but they repeated 2nd term.
    hey Salama, thank you for the advice. It definitely has been a rough couple of days, and I anticipate quite a few more. Some questions about these students who were given a 'third' chance - were they dismissed by ECAPPS? and then allowed to re-appeal later on?

    I know that the school does not technically owe us anything now, but a little bit more information as to how our particular cases were considered would have been helpful.

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    I just got an email from a DOS who said the ECAPPS is the end of the road for us.

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    Man! It just makes me sad seeing all these posts about people not making it. I'm doing average at SGU, but really sometimes I feel there isn't much to separating the B students and C/F students here. A good 10-15% of the tests for Term 1 and Term 2 so far is very wild. As in, I only got them right because I went to DES sessions, and the tutor was like "Yeah, they gonna ask a specific detail about this topic, memorize these slides verbatim."

    Especially people that past 1st term, since it shows you have at least the work ethic and ability. I hope you guys that didn't make it, are able to move on your life and find something that makes you happy. 70k is a lot of debt, but look on the bright side with the new income based repayment plan. Yeah, portion of your income check is gonna be garnished, but it isn't gonna mess your credit bad (you can still in future buy a house). Also loan forgiveness after two-three decades.

    I know a lot of unemployed lawyers and underpaid ones that make $15 a hour (with 150k+ debt). A lot of them are able to move on and find happiness with their situation. Hope you guys are able to find yours! Also, don't let negative people in your life discourage you. Not a lot of people said they had a chance to pursue their passion in a foreign country, and the courage also to attempt their best at it.

    Though if you attempt to pursue that MD goal, you really should listen to rok's advice. It's solid and truthful. Even now, a few doctors I talk to said that I should continue to be afraid and not be content with my mediocre grades. Residency is gonna get harder to come by, and even average students like me are at a risk of not getting a residency after graduation. Anyways, no more gloom. Good luck with your future endeavors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by taaa-surf View Post
    hey Salama, thank you for the advice. It definitely has been a rough couple of days, and I anticipate quite a few more. Some questions about these students who were given a 'third' chance - were they dismissed by ECAPPS? and then allowed to re-appeal later on?

    I know that the school does not technically owe us anything now, but a little bit more information as to how our particular cases were considered would have been helpful.
    It's not really a situation that many people want to talk about so I can't say I know the specifics. These two people failed a class, and were dismissed. They flew back and I don't have a clue who they talked to or what they did, possibly talking to the profs for that class or maybe their advisor showing that they are committed to repeating. One of the students had an older sibling who graduated from SGU, not sure if that helped. Same person made it to 4th term so...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Salama View Post
    Listen up incoming class (and even those who are in Grenada). This. When they tell you to decel. DO IT. You don't want to be where these 5 people are. Decelling sucks. True. You will have to spend another term on the island and you won't be in the same class of students, but you still are in med school. You still have the opportunity.

    As for the few of you that weren't given a second chance. As Rok said, let your emotions diffuse and take a good hard look at what your options are and where you want to go. I do know a few people who were dismissed and flew back at the beginning of the next term to have a last shot at trying to repeat the class. This was for 2nd term, both physio and neuro. Not sure where they are now, but they repeated 2nd term.
    and TALK TO YOUR ADVISOR...THIS is the person who is your voice with the APC (or whatever they are calling it now)...(s)he will be your advocate and as was mentioned above, if they can say they knew you were having problems, was advising you during this time, and can state that you were following their advice, it goes a long way with the committee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Salama View Post
    It's not really a situation that many people want to talk about so I can't say I know the specifics. These two people failed a class, and were dismissed. They flew back and I don't have a clue who they talked to or what they did, possibly talking to the profs for that class or maybe their advisor showing that they are committed to repeating. One of the students had an older sibling who graduated from SGU, not sure if that helped. Same person made it to 4th term so...
    i think that is what i'm going to have to do. i have a flight booked anyway for when term 3 was supposed to start, haven't changed it. i'm not sure if i should go back that early though, or just wait until term 2 has started in the fall. or go both times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taaa-surf View Post
    i think that is what i'm going to have to do. i have a flight booked anyway for when term 3 was supposed to start, haven't changed it. i'm not sure if i should go back that early though, or just wait until term 2 has started in the fall. or go both times.
    Term 3 is still 6 weeks, eh? I would say that's a little early.
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