Hi, I'm currently facing a similar (not equal) situtation...So I'm currently evaluating caribbean medschools...Did you only apply to Ross ? or did you also apply to SGU, AUC or any other?By reading part of your I tried to find an answer ....So i was wondering if you went to Ross b/c it was the only Carib School that accepted you b/c OR b/c you only applied to Ross?? If you could clarify this, it would be really helpful. B/c I read you considered to apply to AUC after you failed, but never did. I heard AUC standards are one of the most strict ones...Hi mddreams,
I haven't been checking my blogs lately, so I'm a little late to respond. I had the application materials for both SGU and AUC at the time I was looking for a school, but Ross responded first and quickly accepted me. I technically did not apply to any of the other schools, but I would have if I had to. I contacted 3-4 other schools days after I learned I had failed -- 100% convinced (at the time) that I was going to try again at another school. One of the schools I contact was AUC and they straight up said that they do not accept any former SGU or Ross students. I had heard otherwise at the time, but I was mistaken. Other medical schools, like American University of Antigua (AUA), were ready to accept my application, but in the end, I decided not to go for it. (I'm sure you can go back to my old posts and see how on the fence I was about the whole thing. Literally every other post I was flip flopping on my decision.)
From what I understand, SGU, Ross, AUC, and Saba are basically equal in terms of restrictions. I would just apply to all 4 if you are serious considering going to the Caribbean for your medical education.
Hope that helps.
For those wondering, I'm currently working full-time as a cardiac technician. I currently have 2 EKG certifications: NCCT and CCT. NCCT is the one recommended by the class I was taking. It is generally considered to be an easier test and less comprehensive, but anything helps. CCT is more widely accepted as the most sought after EKG certification and more commonly cited as a requirement for employment. At my work, I basically receive, interpret, and triage hundreds of incoming ambulatory EKG transmissions per day. I also talk to patients over the phone to address concerns, confirm electrodes are connected properly, and/or determine if a medical emergency is currently taking place. Time goes pretty quick, so it's not so bad.
I'm also finishing up a night class in Physiology for requirement at my local community college. For those who don't remember, earlier this year, when I went to apply for respiratory therapy programs, I was actually missing the Human Physiology requirement. Even though I've learnt he material for the class at least 3-4 times, requirements are requirements -- no exceptions.
After I finish the class next month, I plan on looking for a 2nd job.
The plan is the work hard now to make enough money to pay my student loans while saving money to continue paying my students loans while in the program. My loans are now in full repayment and even working 40 hours a week, currently 65% of my income is going straight towards my loans and I never see any of it. I've been writing emails to try and try and get the repayment lowered or further deferred, but no luck so far.