Textbooks

Studying with Chris and Arif Studying with my friends Chris and Arif As of September 2013, AUC provides all students with electronic textbooks via a platform called Vital Source, which you can access via computer, iPad, or iPhone. These electronic textbooks are convenient in that you no longer need to carry heavy books around, and it is much easier to search for keywords within…

I Just Saved Myself $707.55!!


So today I received my list of textbooks for first semester, with an whopping estimated expense of $747.45! From experience, I know that I will not be using all the textbooks that I usually buy from the campus bookstore, and so I searched the forums of valuemd to determine which books I thought were absolutely necessary. Turns out just about…

Memory Lane to 1998

picture008 This will actually be my second trip to St. Martin, albeit a much longer trip. I first went to St. Martin back in 1998 when I was 14 years old. I went on a seven-day Carnival Cruise with my family in which we stopped in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and St. Martin. We visited Marigot Market, Philipsburg, a butterfly…

One Small Island, Two Large Countries

st-martin1 So the island of St. Maarten (or St. Martin on the French side) will be my home for the next two years. St. Maarten is located in the eastern Caribbean, about 186 miles east of Puerto Rico. The island is only 34 sq. miles and so the county I live in now, Clarke County, Georgia, can easily swallow three St.…

Why the American University of the Caribbean (AUC)?

AUC Basic Sciences Campus After doing much research, I feel that the American University of the Caribbean (AUC) prepares students well to become physicians. It has one of the top medical programs in the Caribbean, and with more than 30 years of history (established 1978), it has a proven track record. Most graduates obtain very decent residencies and some even very prestigious ones like…

Why the Caribbean?

img_91151 When I tell people that I am going to the Caribbean for medical school, the most common response I get is how jealous they are that I will get to spend the next few years in a place as relaxing as a tropical paradise. While I don’t think medical school will be relaxing at all, I can’t deny that the Caribbean is…

Cheers to a New Beginning!

Hello everyone!
Today I create this blog to document my experiences as a medical student and to organize all the thoughts that I may have along the way. I’ve been accepted to the September 2009 semester at American University of the Caribbean, and am very excited to begin my journey. I hope the next few years I can be as…
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