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    out of curiosity- how many people/what % of people fail courses or fail out of school

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    out of total curiosity what % of students fail courses? I've been reading about retakes, so if a student fails, they can retake exams until they pass the course? If thats the case, then the % of students who fail out of school for academics must be quite low.. right? Thats very different from many of the other carrib schools in that regard, which is a positive since it shows Windsor believes in giving opportunities to students to succeed.

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    The school doesn't exactly hand out statistics on how many students fail.. Well at least I don't think they do lol

    The retake policies have changed over the last few semesters. You can't keep moving on after failing as many classes as you want. Before the retake policy was that you could continue on to the next semester, even after failing multiple classes, just as long as you clear them up by the end of your md5.

    Now if you fail more than 1 class, you are forced to take a semester off and clear those classes before proceeding to the next semester. You can move on with just 1 failed class, but any more than one, including exams you defer, will mean you have to take time off and clear those exams.

    Another rule they finally put into place is that you cannot move onto the next semester, if you have a retake for a class from 2 semesters ago.
    For example, if a student fails physio 1 in md1, and then retakes it in md2 but fails again, they cannot proceed to md3 until they clear that md1 retake, even if it is only one class.
    The semester they implemented that rule actually held back quite a few md3 students, who had to take the semester off to clear their md1/2 retakes before they could start md4.

    Oh and they also got rid of "block wise" retakes, which consisted of 2 block exams and a final exam. Now you have the opportunity to write only the final exam either mid semester, or at the end of the semester.

    So yeah you can retake the exam as many times as you want, the school does not care since they're going to be making money from all the fees you're going to end up paying. Some kids give up and drop out, some kids stay and write them. I haven't heard of anyone ever getting kicked out because of poor academic performance though.

    Hopefully this helped shed some light on the retake process. I recommend doing your best and avoiding the process altogether during your time at Windsor
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    thank you thats very helpful. If I study from USMLE materials (such as the Rapid Review series, First Aid, and Kaplan Medessentials), is that enough to pass the Windsor exams? Basically my question is that if I use the windsor curriculum to basically guide me in organizing how to study for USMLE with my own resources (Rapid Review, FA, Kaplan ME) will that be enough to pass the windsor exams as well?

    For example. Anatomy is taught semester 1. If I just go to class, keep up with the class notes and understand them, and come back home and do Rapid Review Anatomy, FA/Kaplan ME anatomy, and then do anatomy USMLE questions, is that enough to pass the anatomy exams?

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    That's basically what everyone does, and it's more than enough to pass. For some classes, like neuro, paying attention and taking notes/using someone else's notes is enough to pass. But for most of them, you basically have to use a secondary resource to learn any of the material. Just make sure you cover everything the teachers do and you are good to go

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