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    What are the other Students like, are they motivated?

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    I had someone tell that St. George's University was a bad school to go because of the fact that not every student there is trying to be a doctor in the U.S. most students are trying to become doctors in other countries so they do not have to pass the same board exams like U.S. students. So they told that St. George's University has a very playful atmosphere and no one is really serious. Most students are hanging out at the beach instead of studying. Is true or not? If it is not what are the students like there and what is the atmosphere like?

    Thank you to anyone of gives me feedback because i am really considering on going to St. George's.

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    What are the other Students like, are they motivated?

    Quote Originally Posted by jgphunter1920
    I had someone tell that St. George's University was a bad school to go because of the fact that not every student there is trying to be a doctor in the U.S. most students are trying to become doctors in other countries so they do not have to pass the same board exams like U.S. students. So they told that St. George's University has a very playful atmosphere and no one is really serious. Most students are hanging out at the beach instead of studying. Is true or not? If it is not what are the students like there and what is the atmosphere like?

    Thank you to anyone of gives me feedback because i am really considering on going to St. George's.
    Man, you really hit the nail on the head. Everything you've heard is totally true. But look at the bright side: while everyone is partying away, you can burn away the midnite lamp, study hard, and ace your classes. I'm confident that well-informed and hardworking people such as yourself will have no difficulty staying on top of things and honoring every class.

    Its true. No one is totally serious. People are just playfully taking out a quarter million dollar loans to finance a 2 year party by the beach.

    And yes, most students are not there to become doctors in the US. The whole venture is financed by the International Monetary Fund. The idea is that after finishing your medical education, you will head out to Papua New Guinea and study the effect of prions on cannibals. Its a subspecialty of infectious diseases, and the standardized test for that is a real breeze.

    Another area of study frequently undertaken by SGU students is voodoo magic. Is it real? To answer that question, the school has set up special apprenticeships in the New Orleans area...Currently, there is cutting-edge interdisciplinary research across the areas of acupuncture and sticking pins in dolls.

    With all this in mind, I'll be matriculating at SGU in January. Should you have any further questions, feel free to post on here.
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    friendly reminder

    a new user comes in and posts something that rubs you the wrong way. he may be genuine or may be a troll. in either event, violation of terms of service wont be tolerated. so before it starts, remember, that includes flamming or personal insults. As for the original post, either answer it to clarify or ignore it. Why feel threatened by the question fo.ks? you foresee a wave of cultural reevaluation of sgu because of it?

    to the original posts, no its not true. the students are quite serious and work hard. for down time, the island certainly does off beach, sand, snorkle, scuba etc. But that doesnt eflect a lifestyle, its the grenadian offering rather than bright lights and big city that, say, the mt sinai kids get during their down time. Ths students generally are quite supportive, not cutthroat, but they work very hard. The pass rates have been hovering around the US rate in the last 7 or 8 years. They had gone down in the early 2000's but in the same way the us scores did. not abad school at all.
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    What are the other Students like, are they motivated?

    Quote Originally Posted by jgphunter1920
    I had someone tell that St. George's University was a bad school to go because of the fact that not every student there is trying to be a doctor in the U.S. most students are trying to become doctors in other countries so they do not have to pass the same board exams like U.S. students. So they told that St. George's University has a very playful atmosphere and no one is really serious. Most students are hanging out at the beach instead of studying. Is true or not? If it is not what are the students like there and what is the atmosphere like?

    Thank you to anyone of gives me feedback because i am really considering on going to St. George's.
    Complete and utter B.S. I won't even waste my time disproving all of that junk.
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    Dr. Nick please tell me what the students are like because i thinking about going to St. George's and i'm trying to decide whether i should go or not. Is it hard to get a residency coming from St. George's?

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    jeeze

    Steph,
    I found kingkong's post quite funny! Have a sense of humor sometimes and lay off a little bit. Sarcasm exists in the real world you know. Are you gonna knock down any sarcastic person or anyone that posts something contrary to what you believe is an appropriate response? There was no personal attack made on the initial poster.
    Besides, I find it quite interesting to note that people would believe everything they hear, as ridiculous as it sounds. Furthermore, one can't help but feel a tiny bit insulted after spending so much money and working/studying so hard to do well in medical school when someone posts absolute gossip. In a round-about kind of way, kingkong's post was actually informative.

    cheers
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    about sgu

    Well I wanted to respond to your comment about the students from sgu. I am currently a first term student so I can sort of tell you the truth about the students since, well, I am ONE. Minus the fact that right now I am procrastinating studying for my histo midterm because todayI got killed by my biochem midterm I can tell you that we work HARD. Med school anywhere is tough, but the students here are some of the most motivated and well rounded people I have ever met. First off lets put into perspective some of the dedication... many first term students come to class an hour or so early just so they can get a good seat in the classroom. I was in grenada for lil over a month before the hurricane hit and I went to maybe two parties and that was in the begining of the term. Sure some students went out more, but I dont know anyone that partied everyday. Classes and labs usually end around 5; most people eat, run, swim, sleep for a bit and then its back at it again. The library is open and often full 24hrs a day. The anatomy lab is open and usually crowded until 10 sometimes even later. I dont know who told you that the students aren't motivated bc compared to my american med school friends we study just as hard as them. DONT MISUNDERSTAND though we do go out there are after exam parties and other things to do on the weekends, but its def not like college were all we did was party with some studying on the side haha.. As for residency.. if ur hope is to become a cardiothoracic surgeon a plastic surg. or a derm well then keep taking the mcats untill you get into a us school bc realistically you wont get placed into one of those programs from any foriegn school. I would suggest looking at the sgu website they have comments about what kind of residencies students get. I just wanted to let you know though that the students at sgu are anything but unmotivated. back to studying

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    Party!!!!!!!

    I don't know about you guys, but I am going to SGU to PARTY!!!!!!!

    I mean its the F-ing Carribean!!!! Can't wait till spring break starts. But then again I come from an undergrad school that worked hard and partied even harder, so I am used to studing 8 hours or more each day during the week, but during the weekends my BAC doesn't drop bellow a .05 ..... ohh and i can't wait to take the Voodoo Magic Classes, but those don't start till the second term.


    I'll see u guys at the closest Bar to campus 8)

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    reply to Dr. Nick

    Quote Originally Posted by jgphunter1920
    Dr. Nick please tell me what the students are like because i thinking about going to St. George's and i'm trying to decide whether i should go or not. Is it hard to get a residency coming from St. George's?
    Check out what i wrote here http://www.valuemd.com/viewtopic.php?t=17840&highlight=

    Is it hard getting a residency coming from SGU? That is a loaded question. It depends on the residency. But over all, if anything, it might be slightly harder to get into a competitive residency from SGU vs. US med schools. Check out the residency lists posted on the sgu website and i think your question will be answered there (although that list is anything but perfect).
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