So I get a lot of hits on this blog from the Student Doctor Network forums. People link to my blog as a good way to get an idea about what living in St. Kitts and being a Ross student is like. Awesome! Thanks guys, I appreciate it.
However, I just clicked on one of the links that has been sending a good deal of traffic this way, and I have to say that I was majorly disappointed by what I saw.
Among students who can't get into U.S. schools, there's a lot of agonizing over whether they should attend Ross or St. George's University. Each has their own ups and downs, and both are good schools that have AVMA accreditation and produce high quality vets. I can honestly say that I've never heard anyone at Ross putting down SGU or its students. The only time I hear it mentioned is someone talking about a friend that goes there, or as an option should they fail out of Ross.
So I was pretty startled when I read this thread and a bunch of SGU students were talking a ton of smack about Ross. They were repeating the same old conventional wisdoms about Devry and Ross that are tiny nuggets of truth surrounded by a lot of hoopla and exaggeration. Some of them got downright nasty.
Guys, we are all going to be future colleagues. The specialist you refer a patient to ten years from now may very well be a Ross graduate. Can you at least try to put aside your biases and act like a professional? Because talking trash on the internet about your peers? Not that classy.