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    January 2017 Med-1 Spring Semester

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    I figured that I'd start this thread so that everyone could possibly become acquainted before the semester begins. Does anyone know of a Facebook page that has been created for our semester? What is everyone doing for housing?

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    PnS11 I'm not doubting you one bit. I am well aware that for any student, especially one in medicine, academics needs to be their job. My concerns or questions about Windsor were always a bit more to do with the administrative side of things since I've read some unkind reviews but I know that the new Dean was brought in especially after the CAAM-HP committee recommended it. But thanks for the heads up. I am not the kind of student to wait till the last moment but from my interviews a lot of the Deans hashed on the fact that students don't come prepared to do the work and expect to just pass on through.

    On a side note, does anyone have recommendations for housing on the Island?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baju12 View Post
    PnS11 I'm not doubting you one bit. I am well aware that for any student, especially one in medicine, academics needs to be their job. My concerns or questions about Windsor were always a bit more to do with the administrative side of things since I've read some unkind reviews but I know that the new Dean was brought in especially after the CAAM-HP committee recommended it. But thanks for the heads up. I am not the kind of student to wait till the last moment but from my interviews a lot of the Deans hashed on the fact that students don't come prepared to do the work and expect to just pass on through.

    On a side note, does anyone have recommendations for housing on the Island?
    i understand. but my core point is the admin shenanigans began with students who were not good to begin with. so my point was that students that did not cause trouble were not butchered by admin to begin with so that should not have been a concern to begin with.

    now that admin has internal issues and has left students alone that is even less of a problem. that is all i was saying.

    housing is still best at royal or angelus or sugar bay. basically frigate bay because bus comes and restaurants and stores are all there. if you have car, bird rock is best. even closer to campus and has easy access to town and ram's super grovery store. without car, frigate bay. whether car is good investment or not is up to student but it is best to share care and gas if you do get car.

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    Or the bunch of them are lying, in order to get more students to attend their school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeRogan View Post
    Or the bunch of them are lying, in order to get more students to attend their school.
    good thing you choose to go to medical school and not business school because you do not know how a business is run.

    pass step 1 and 2 and match and don't look back at windsor after your md.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PnS11 View Post
    good thing you choose to go to medical school and not business school because you do not know how a business is run.

    pass step 1 and 2 and match and don't look back at windsor after your md.
    Say a serious hardworking student would want to go to Windsor. Would you recommend it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vyriz View Post
    Say a serious hardworking student would want to go to Windsor. Would you recommend it?
    yeah i guess? every student comes in thinking they're hard-working though. 80% of US and canadian students in a semester will not pass Step 1. or will fail multiple times before finally passing, which is only slightly better than not having attended medical school at all.

    i wish the school publicized their match results of every year since the school opened. i only have anecdotes of people who have matched the past few years, which is not good enough to convince current students of their matching prospects nor is it enough to convince new students that beginning is a good idea either

    paradoxically, my issue is not with the school. it is with the types of students it lets in, which is to say most students attending non-Big 4 Carib schools are "casual" students that will know a marginal amount more of medicine than someone who didn't attend medical school at all. if they make it through Windsor and graduate but do not match, then they have some adequate knowledge and that is why they teach at windsor instead of residency.

    i'll say this from person experience that most people at low end carib schools do not belong there. it is harsh and rude to say, but the numbers (or lack of) support that.

    if you finished undergrad with a science major, you have overcome some challenges and I think that would be a proper candidate for a carib school. not someone who flunked out of college or is entering straight from high school. a few high school students did go on to match and they were very bright and hard working. but most other students at windsor, regardless of education level, attend windsor only because they attended a seminar by windsor. or heard from friends. that is a weak notion to go off of to study medicine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PnS11 View Post
    yeah i guess? every student comes in thinking they're hard-working though. 80% of US and canadian students in a semester will not pass Step 1. or will fail multiple times before finally passing, which is only slightly better than not having attended medical school at all.

    i wish the school publicized their match results of every year since the school opened. i only have anecdotes of people who have matched the past few years, which is not good enough to convince current students of their matching prospects nor is it enough to convince new students that beginning is a good idea either

    paradoxically, my issue is not with the school. it is with the types of students it lets in, which is to say most students attending non-Big 4 Carib schools are "casual" students that will know a marginal amount more of medicine than someone who didn't attend medical school at all. if they make it through Windsor and graduate but do not match, then they have some adequate knowledge and that is why they teach at windsor instead of residency.

    i'll say this from person experience that most people at low end carib schools do not belong there. it is harsh and rude to say, but the numbers (or lack of) support that.

    if you finished undergrad with a science major, you have overcome some challenges and I think that would be a proper candidate for a carib school. not someone who flunked out of college or is entering straight from high school. a few high school students did go on to match and they were very bright and hard working. but most other students at windsor, regardless of education level, attend windsor only because they attended a seminar by windsor. or heard from friends. that is a weak notion to go off of to study medicine.
    Yeah numbers would help people enroll (if they're encouraging).

    I have completed a bachelors degree with 1:1 honors. The only reason I'm considering the Caribbean is because I come from a very low income family (and getting this far has been a hardship finance wise). Still they might be the cheapest and yet I might not be able to afford them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vyriz View Post
    Yeah numbers would help people enroll (if they're encouraging).

    I have completed a bachelors degree with 1:1 honors. The only reason I'm considering the Caribbean is because I come from a very low income family (and getting this far has been a hardship finance wise). Still they might be the cheapest and yet I might not be able to afford them.

    then i sincerely suggest you find work and apply to a canadian medical school in the future. being an img and matching in the Us is hard enough as it is. being a canadian citizen is harder. it would be the worst financial loss, other than going broke today, to go to the caribbean and not be able to match after spending all that money.

    yes windsor is the cheapest. it may only be rivaled by Atlantic. but the loss will still be great if politics and other factors make it tough for foreigners to match in the us and then go back to canada.

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    OP did you find/create a group for current students?

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    My dealings with Windsor have made it clear that theyll use their influence to sabotage you, and make themselves look good.

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