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I just received confirmation that I have been accepted to the September, 2001 class, but might start in May depending on my finances. Anyone else here near Baltimore planning to go either in May or September?
Don't worry and just apply. My stats are average for their incoming class, but I have two college degress, a BS in biology and a BS in nursing. I have also worked at Shock Trauma for 8 years, GBMC's Medical Intensive Care Unit, and at Union Memorial Hospital's Emergency Room. You never know so just apply. I was really nervous too, but the application was only $45 so it's better than not going for it. Good Luck.
Read some of the postings on this forum and reconsider your decision to go to Ross.
You will always regret having settled for an offshore, fly-by-night medical school experience. You will always face hurdles and stigma that U.S. grads don't, and you will have further obstacles placed in front of you by the incompetent, officious, vindictive, sub-human Ross administrators.
Medical school should be a positive experience in and of itself, not merely a means to an ends. Ross will merely provide you the opportunity to self-study for the boards and gain admission to a second- or third- tier residency program. AND, it takes most people five years to complete the program.
If you are just heel-bent on going to med school and cannot get into a U.S. MD or DO program after applying 2 or 3 or even 4 times, then try St. George's which has a somewhat respectable reputation or try SABA or AUC which doesn't have any reputation, but at least doesn't charge as much tuition and seems to be kinder to its revenue source (I mean students.) And anyway, no one ever brags about going to the best school in the Caribbean, they all suck; some just suck a little less.
And again this is written by someone who managed to finish in 4 years with >90 on step I and II. Any success one has at Ross is going to be in spite of the school not because of the education they provide.
If you're still wanting to subject yourself to 4-6 years of Ross hell, go visit Dominica and talk to some students. That will make you change your mind.
I think that it is real funny to keep on seeing post for people who already completed 4 years at Ross, and they always seem to have done well too. With the rigorous schedules of residency and with practicing medicine I dont see how you would find the time or WANT to find the time to browse these website. I personaly think you are full of ****. You are probably there right now and flunking or failed out and are sitting in room getting ready to work at McD"s. Either way you have nothing better to do.
Everyone has to remember we are here because we COULD NOT GET IN US MED SCHOOL, so we just have to suck it up and study hard instead of complaining like spoiled little ****s!
I know plenty of people who finished Ross who hated it and complained. Some more than others. And some of them even said they wouldn't do it again, but not Ross-- the entire medical profession. Some have just realized how big of a hole they are in and how long they have to pay back their loans.
I wouldn't ask questions if you are just going to attack this guys honest answer.
October 31 2000, 12:00 AM
Ross is what it is and we all know it. You may hold your hands over your eyes in the interest of pursuing your dream, but the truth is the truth. Get on some of the other forums and you can contact tons of people who visited Ross in the past and will tell you how much the majority of students hated the school and thought that it was a shadey venture soley made to get money out of unsuspecting students. I would visit if you want to know the truth, otherwise you are just Bull****ting yourself and other students. You do realize that Ross likely has paid staff to f/u on these pages and post misinformation.
Thanks for the reply. I included my email here if you want to keep in touch with me. I have been reading so much on these forums, I feel that I have been down there already. However, I think I will visit before I go down for the first semester. How about yourself? Feel free to contact me. Take Care.