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  1. lol. Ross accepts tons of students knowing some of them will drop out.
  2. I go to SGU, so I can only speak for this school. The rule is that if you pass the boards and graduate, you will almost certainly get a residency spot in the US, regardless if you are Canadian or American (this rule applies to the big 4 carib schools). The statistics you provided apply to all IMGs in the world which includes tens of thousands of people and again I want to emphasize that that percentage varies considerably from school to school. SGU graduates only a few hundred per year. With regards to people that go to off shore schools and fail out, they would have probably failed out regardless of which school they went to so you cannot point fingers at specific schools for those students' unfortunate outcomes.
  3. Keep in mind the 39.8% figure is for all international schools in the world combined. There is considerable variation from school to school. Also, many people from caribbean schools (and other international schools) accept pre-matches instead of going through the match process which is not included in the 39.8% figure. If you go to one of the big 4 caribbean schools and you pass the boards and are not picky about which residency you want, you are essentially guaranteed to match in the US.
  4. Psychological projection is a defense mechanism where a person's personal attributes, unacceptable or unwanted thoughts, and/or emotions are ascribed onto another person or people.
  5. going to a US school is FAR better than any other school in the world if you want to match in the US. Generally, go to a school in the country that you want to do your residency in.
  6. "I pose a hypothetical question. As a man of some fifty seven years of age, I am discovered sucking the penis of a baby boy. I ask you to picture your own outrage and revulsion. Ah, but I have my explanation all ready. I am a mohel: an appointed circumciser and foreskin remover. My authority comes from an ancient text, which commands me to take a baby boy's penis in my hand, cut around the prepuce, and complete the action by taking his penis in my mouth, sucking off the foreskin, and spitting out the amputated flap along with a mouthful of blood and saliva. This practice has been abandoned by most Jews, either because of its unhygienic nature or its disturbing associations, but it still persists among the sort of Hasidic fundamentalists who hope for the Second Temple to be rebuilt in Jerusalem. To them, the primitive rite of the peri'ah metsitsah is part of the original and unbreakable covenant with god. In New York City in the year 2005, the ritual, as performed by a fifty-seven-year-old mohel, was found to have given genital herpes to several small boys, and to have caused the deaths of at least two of them. In normal circumstances, the disclosure would have led the public health department to forbid the practice and the mayor to denounce it. But in the capital of the modern world, in the first decade of the twenty-first century, such was not the case. Instead, Mayor Bloomberg overrode the reports by distinguished Jewish physicians who had warned of the danger of the custom, and told his health care bureaucracy to postpone any verdict. The crucial thing, he said, was to be sure that the free exercise of religion was not being infringed. . . . It happened to be an election year in New York for the mayor, which often explains a lot. But this pattern recurs in other denominations and other states and cities, as well as in other countries."
  7. Avg is a 26. Like US schools, they don't use cutoffs but rather take everything into account
  8. If you look at any private US school, you will see students from all over the country. The same in Canada but to a lesser extent. I think the clinical years + residency is more than sufficient for learning about how the system works.
  9. That is not true. You can get it for any specialty (in Ontario). you have to read the fine print. the guy from sgu (canadian) who matched into ophtho (which is not on the needed specialty list) this year is on a j1 visa.
  10. As long as you finish your residency in the US, write the exams (Canadian+American), you're good to go (to practice in Ontario). I've contacted someone who has done this as well as the CPSO to confirm.
  11. I'd advise you take a look at the results before basing your decision on others' speculation. http://www.sgu.edu/ERD/2009/ResidPost.nsf/BYPGY?OpenView&RestrictToCategory=PGY2&Count=-1
  12. I said it in response to the line about "long tradition of quality education"
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