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    FutureDoc(I.hope) is offline Newbie 510 points
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    Windsor Students and Grads, please comment!

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    It seems like 90% of the opinions that I get about Windsor are from either people who've never been a student there or people who didn't make it to graduation. PLEASE ONLY REPLY IF YOU ARE A CURRENT STUDENT OR GRADUATE of Windsor, or know someone who is.
    What are some of the pros and cons of the school? How many of the people who you graduated with got matched to a residency? What specialties did you and your classmates end up in? How many are practicing in the US? Do you feel that you were well prepared for the USMLE? For practicing as a doctor?

    Thank you!

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    the island experience stinks. most of the work needs to be done by the student themselves and even then most students don't do it despite being told this. for one reason or another they try and have no guidance or they are simply there for holiday but stil fail class. my objections to this is that there will never be 100% of students motivated to give 100%, but the school can most definitely improve their facilities to help out those few students that do want to give it their all and succeed. the school is not very good about this, despite a decade worth of complaints.


    residency placement list can be found here Alumni

    it does not include all students that have matched but not many are missing. that is approx. how many students have matched on a yearly basis.

    pros to school? it is a second chance. can't ask for much else but as i stated above if school is serious about making students the best they can be, they need to invest more money.

    prepared for Step? no. you do that on your own or hrough use of a review program like kaplan, becker, pass, etc. school does not have the knowledge nor capapbilities to give students guidance or even an idea of how tough this exam and how best to prepare for it. no help from school.

    most caribean schools, not just windsor, match in primary care positions. surgery? derm? loool nope. once in a while a student will match there but only one to my knowledge has matched into surgery from windsor so far. better look to get a 240+ to even be considered.

    graduating windsor is not hard. whether us or canadian or nigerian or what have you. you can just start MD1 and not focus on step exams until the very end. you will do all the rotations on the island, which is not preferred if you're applying to us residency, but you can finish 10 semesters in less than 3 years without taking step. boom. MD degree. so to graduate, just pass classes and attend rotations. doctor. graduating and residency are not the same. need graduation to start residency, ubt not residency to graduate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PnS11 View Post
    prepared for Step? no. you do that on your own or hrough use of a review program like kaplan, becker, pass, etc. school does not have the knowledge nor capapbilities to give students guidance or even an idea of how tough this exam and how best to prepare for it. no help from school.
    Do they at least teach you what you need to know? Even if they don't help you prep? Or are you stuck trying to learn concepts by yourself?

    Also, can you give me a rough estimate about the percentage of people who apply to residencies vs how many actually get matched?

    Thank you!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FutureDoc(I.hope) View Post
    Do they at least teach you what you need to know? Even if they don't help you prep? Or are you stuck trying to learn concepts by yourself?

    Also, can you give me a rough estimate about the percentage of people who apply to residencies vs how many actually get matched?

    Thank you!!
    they just read from slids that have the information covered in there somewhere. the test questions are about topics that are buried in that information but may or may not be addressed. you will have to read the books throughly and get info from there. this is not unique to windsor. all schools do this. they do not teach high yield, they teach everything and they do so in a very cursory manner.

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