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31 Things Only Ross Students Will Understand
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31 Things Only Ross Students Will Understand

The little things we all encounter that remind you that you went to a Caribbean medical school. 1. Dominica- NOT the Dominican Republic Every time someone asks where you go to school you have to open up Google maps and explain that Dominica is not the same thing as the […]

How to Prepare for the Comp
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How to Prepare for the Comp

Here is how I approached the comp and used it to help prepare me to succeed on step 1 of the USMLE.   It’s just a practice test At the end of the day the comp exam is a practice step 1 exam and nothing more. I took five practice […]

Where in Dominica Should I Live?
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Where in Dominica Should I Live?

A new semester is starting at Ross University and that means a whole lot of first semester students need to find somewhere to live. I’m certain that there are other students out there who will tell you differently but I will share with you my advice on where to live […]

Away Rotations
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Away Rotations

A third year medical student asked me, “should I have all my away rotations done before ERAS opens or nah? I’m concerned with whether I did aways before Sept 15th [when ERAS opens] or if they went into late Sept or October too. Is prior to Sept better?”. Short answer: […]

How To Pass The Comprehensive Shelf Exam
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How To Pass The Comprehensive Shelf Exam

“I am a third semester student and I would like to ask you for some advice. I am deeply worried about the comprehensive shelf exam pass rate (~ 50%). I do not wish to have to retake it in the US. My goal is to focus on step 1 during […]

How To Study In Med School
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How To Study In Med School

One of the toughest parts of starting medical school for me was figuring out how to study. Here are some of the best pieces of advice that I have discovered along the way.     Find your own study method. Everyone does something different. Some students love the library while […]

How To Pass Your First Semester At Ross University
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How To Pass Your First Semester At Ross University

A fourth semester student made me realize that I will be giving the same advice to first semester students again next semester. And again after that. Instead of repeating myself, I’ll simply share how to pass your first semester of medical school at Ross University as well as study skill […]

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