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    zeeyo987 is offline Junior Member
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    what kind of school is this?

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    hi my name is shan and is xavier a school worth looking into for an out of high school senior. does anyone have their contact information?

    -thanks

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    Contact info

    Hi shan,

    Here is their contact information.

    Xavier Admissions
    116 Village Blvd., #200
    Princeton, NJ 08540
    (Phone) 609-524-4050
    (Fax) 888-411-5941

    The admissions director is ***** ****** and her email address is:

    ***************

    Tell her Frankenstone gave you her email address. She can answer any questions you may have. She is the one who knows all the answers to your questions.... at least that is the best contact in my opinion.

    You may also feel free to post questions or PM me if you need any "non-partisan" advice.

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    Policy

    Well,

    I hope everyone got the Admissions director's email address because I had forgotten the new no names rule. So if you want information you can still reach the admissions director at their website address. http://edu.xusom.nl/contact.asp

    Just click contact link at bottom of page and fill in popup form.... it should get to her and she will email you back. If you need questions answered more quickly, then call them and ask to speak to her. Leave a message and she will call you back. She is very friendly and when it comes to questions about anything - I think she is the most knowledgeable. She knows what the concerns are about licensing and such.

    The website is a little hard to navigate so all questions are best answered by contacting them.

    However, I spoke to the admissions director today and they said they are going to rework their website to make it more friendly.

    Frankenstone
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    Re: what kind of school is this?

    Quote Originally Posted by zeeyo987
    hi my name is shan and is xavier a school worth looking into for an out of high school senior. does anyone have their contact information?

    -thanks
    a high school senior should not be looking into offshore med schools. Period. you should be applying to colleges in the us and attempting to one up all of us and make it into a us med school. I cant think of anyworse decision you could make for yourself at this point as aiming so low as to not get into a us med school. good luck.
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    MD from High School

    I would agree with Stephew. However, the idea of going to medical school from high school is done in much of the world. Most MBBS programs in British Commonwealth countries are from high school. It is usually a 6 year program. Neverthless there are a number of 6 year programs within the US where you can enroll as an undergraduate and transfer to Medical School in 3rd or 4th year. They are usually honors programs but are increasingly out there. The other suggestion is to go to a british or australian medical school. You can get in from high school but more often now they are encouraging undergraduate degrees from international students. They are very well regarded, and you may even want to live there one day, especially Australia, with great cities, beaches and lifestyle. If all else fails then you should consider an offshore school. I am not as enamored by the differences between schools as many on these sites. Even the battles between schools like St. James and Xavier. Once you are back in the states, I can tell you a carribean school graduate is a carribean school graduate, whether it is St. Georges or Xavier. It is up to you, your study habits and your abilities on how successful you will be. Keep in mind that most 50 something baby boomer doctors that I know hardly went to basic sciences classes in those days, instead sending a fellow student to take notes and using what we called med notes to study from. And they seemed to do OK. But what seems to matter for alot of people on this site is if you can get licensed in a state you want to live in. It makes sense if you want to keep all your options open, are aversive to any risk taking and entrepreneurship, and think the world revolves around the US or even certain states. But since there are federal VA hospitals in most states including California, you could be a federal doctor from any Who approved school and live in most states. And from my dear friends at the local VA it is a very nice lifestyle, with significant retirement benefits. Personally, I would rather have an Australian degree with the potential of being able to live there in the future. Imagine living in Sydney by Bondi Beach or going to James Cook University on the great barrier reef. Or maybe live in a nice southern port city in the US and be a doctor on a cruise ship. Some of my cruise ship doctor friends say it is an incredible lifestyle with lots of time off, and you meet some incredible people of the opposite sex. You could even do that being a St. James or Xavier graduate. The other option I heard about recently from a DO friend who is semi retired is that he is going for a few weeks at a time to Indian reservation Health Services all over the country to work part time and loves it (he says most of them have casinos). Even though he is licensed in one state, the reservations are considered federal. I even heard that psychologists now have limited prescription priviledges on certain Indian reservations and military bases through a new program. Times are changing. Actually, that is the other option, you could be a military or public health service doctor and live by any federal facility in the US you could work at. We could talk about that more, but that appears to be a route the distance learning law students are going to. They can take the federal bars, and work for the federal government and patent and trademark offices, etc. even though they are not licensed to practice in any states. I've heard that some of the graduates from the distance learning law school associated with Kaplan (Concord?) are working as law clerks, etc. for some pretty high power federal offices, in the legislative and judicial branches. I'm sorry I got off the topic, but it's nice nice to put some thoughts down. I'm glad the Xavier site has some activity again, although it's not to fun reading about white rooms and rice cookers. Now back to supervising a bunch of bright highly paid unlicensed foreign MDs.

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    PreMed

    Some schools offer PreMed programs. I know St. George's has a premed which would be ideal for you. Get your MD in 7 years. Some people I know wish they went that route right out of High School. The down side is that there may dot be financial aid for it. Either way, it's worth looking into.

    On the other hand, it is better to go to a US undergrad and work really hard and go to a US med school.

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    Premed

    Almost all schools offer premed. Including Xavier. Remember, length of time for the total course is an important factor for finanial reasons and sanity. A long premed - MD program will get to you after a while and the cost is a heck of a lot more. So keep the program length in mind.... it really is an important consideration. Bing onthese small islands for any length of time get old real fast. It may seem great at first but you will be ready to leave after the first year or so.


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    Re: MD from High School

    Quote Originally Posted by prof
    I would agree with Stephew. However, the idea of going to medical school from high school is done in much of the world. .
    going to med school from secondary school in your home country as part and parcel of the normal route of things is one thing (and to mind mind, not the best system). Going from hs to an off shore school is suicide and will only show questionable judgement to people looking at you come residency time. this is the issue.

    i reccomend AGAINST doing premed at any of these places in as strong as possible terms. Go to college then try for a us med school.
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    I recommend any person to do at least their pre-med and/or get a bachelors in the US before trying the Caribbean. Always attempt the US route first. You have plenty of time.

    But if you do still want to go premed at a Caribbean school then like I said before, Xavier does have a premed program.

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    WHO?

    hey people.. i was just wondering if xavier is recognized by WHO, just incase i decided to come back to canada, and also where do the rotations take place?

    thanx

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