Time for an update!
I recently found out that I was also accepted into SGU Medical School in Grenada as well! They are considering me for the Legacy of Excellence Scholarship which I sincerely hope I receive. Ross University granted me the Dean’s Scholarship so I hope I get something from SGU as well.
SGU is much more expensive than Ross, but the school is more prestigious and ranked higher which will help when applying for residencies in 4 years and the island itself is far nicer than Dominca (or so I’ve heard).
My D.O. application was also just verified and I received 2 secondaries so far for D.O. schools in Arizona and Missouri. I know this sounds terrible and I may totally and completely regret this in 4 years time when I’m trying to get matched for a residency, but I don’t think I am going to submit the secondaries. The mature, logical side of me knows that D.O. would be the safest and smartest route, but there is also a part of me that wants to go to the islands to have that experience. When else am I going to have the opportunity to live on a tropical island for 2 years of my life?! I am young and single and living on Grenada sounds like it would be such an amazing and exciting adventure. I know I wouldn’t be able to get to truly experience the island since I’ll be working my ass off in med school, studying every moment, and making sure I kill the USMLE, but it still sounds like such a crazy and amazing experience. I understand I’ll carry the stigma of attending a Caribbean med school with me for the rest of my life, but I’ll also carry the experience of living on my own on a beautiful island as well..
I have a lot of decisions to make as SGU and Ross need my final decision by Oct. 18th. Time to buckle down and figure out what I’m going to do…