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    silverfox is offline Member 519 points
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    So according to the new student guide sent out today, the school no longer covers elective rotation costs. Is this new or has it always been that way? Dr. Mar****s sent it out today. Any other thoughts on this new guide?

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    This was never the policy before, I am still shocked and would like to clarify this situation with the school


    Quote Originally Posted by silverfox View Post
    So according to the new student guide sent out today, the school no longer covers elective rotation costs. Is this new or has it always been that way? Dr. Mar****s sent it out today. Any other thoughts on this new guide?

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    Here is the info packet.

    Clinical_Clerkship_Information.pdf

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    I think besides tuition students should be concerned about the fact that you only get to do 12 weeks of electives of your choice. I dont know since when online research became a mandatory rotation for accreditation, unless out of all the carib schools only Windsor was given some inside information.

    electives are supposed to be a chance to pick and choose rotations that the student wants to do not what the school deems fit.

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    If you read the breakdown of the mandatory selectives, it's not as bad as I first thought. Under Community Medicine, here are some examples of what would be accepted: Family Medicine (I'm assuming this is a Family Medicine subspecialty), Public Health, & Urgent Care (ER). Under Preventative Medicine, some examples are: Rehab Medicine, Allergy/Immunology, and Infectious Disease. The only somewhat dubious one is Research, but it doesn't have to be online. You can do research in a physical lab and have it count. Having research on your resume will be really advantageous when it comes to applying to residency as it looks good on your resume. I still think these mandatory selectives are stupid, but they're not too terrible. As for having to pay more for elective rotations, I'm not surprised. Most well-established Caribbean medical schools charge much more for rotations in general. We're actually pretty lucky that our tuition has been low for so long. With more tuition money in hand, hopefully Windsor can start taking more steps in the right direction (better teachers, better rotation spots,etc.). The one positive is at least not all of our rotations are going to cost more, only electives which are 24 weeks total, as opposed to cores that are 48 weeks.

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    I was one of the students who got a "pass through" from the school to continue to do 24 weeks of rotations since I am close to graduating. I went to see Dr. M a few weeks ago and on a whim I asked him what if I want to do a research elective even though I am exempted from this rule? He clearly told me it is better for me to get clinical experience and LOR's so I can boost up my chances for residency. What does that tell you? However, the same rule is being implemented for hundreds of other students. What about their chances of getting into residency? There is nothing positive out of this especially for people who are in their last two semesters before graduating. No 'proper' university would implement a rule so drastic that it would actually jeopardize their students. The entire Monee office is in a mess trying to deal with who is exempted and who's not, who pays extra and who does not. Most of us came to Windsor with tight budgets with the set tuition in mind. I have done undergrad and currently enrolled in another professional degree. Any changes that are made are announced well in advance a year prior. Not in the middle of a school year throwing hundreds of students in mass chaos. I don't have any agenda against Windsor nor I am some disgruntled student blowing off steam. However I will say this, the school has pulled some pretty ridiculous stunts before but this one takes the cake.

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