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Residency Over

My residency is finally over. If felt like a 5 year residency however it was only 3 years. I busted my tail the whole time. I left feeling underappreciated especially after my final review. I had lots of complaints ready for my last review but I held back. I had to think about all I went through and think about all the Caribbean students who never match. I still thanked my program directors during our gradu ...

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bad things people do in Caribbean to pass time

The bad things people do in Caribbean to pass time: 1. Drink heavily. Drinking is not for me but as with everything, it should be done in moderation. Unfortunately, for many students, this is there first time living in an unsupervised environment. If you combine that with peer pressure and no minimum drinking age, the need to drink is strong. There is always a group of people who will drink everyday and mos ...

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Caribbean Medical: Dismal Match Stats

[caption id="attachment_565" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Caribbean Medical[/caption] You wanna here an awesome stat. I started with 20 people in my Caribbean Medical class. 2 of us were eligible for the match in 4 years which is the normal time for a US student. Only one of us matched at the normal time. The person had 2 parents who were physicians who were pretty prominent people and was still unable ...

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The slow death of the Caribbean Medical Schools

[caption id="attachment_547" align="aligncenter" width="831"] Caribbean Medical Schools[/caption] 1. First off, many states are following the California list. If you are not aware, the California list is a list of approved medical schools. It basically includes all the US schools, every other country's schools except a handful in the Caribbean schools. My school was not on the Caribbean list so what does th ...

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What I did love about the Caribbean

[caption id="attachment_1217" align="aligncenter" width="761"] Caribbean[/caption] I mentioned that I hated the Caribbean living. But there were a few things I did love. For one, I hadn’t played this much basketball since my undergraduate days. I love basketball and consider it the best form of exercise. I love playing it because you are constantly running and you do not realize you are tired until you are ...

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Things I Hated about the Caribbean

[caption id="attachment_530" align="aligncenter" width="293"] I hated about the Caribbean[/caption]   There were many things I hated about the Caribbean. Some were unique to my situation and some were common to everyone.      The biggest thing I hated was that I was alone. After a couple weeks in the Caribbean with my 3 year old daughter and wife, I told them to head back to the US. There was nothing t ...

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