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    Incoming Class August 2017

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    Welcome to everyone that has gotten accepted for August 2017! I am beyond excited to meet and get to know everyone! I figured we could get started to connect. So if you would like to tell a little bit about yourself such as: Where are you coming from (State in the US or country)? What are you looking forward to with starting medical school the most? will you be doing the FIU global MD program? If you want to share a social media or email for us to stay connected please PM or list it below with the other information. And any other neat thing that you would like us to know about you. Look forward to meeting everyone.

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    the best thing about medical school was finishing medical school and residency
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    Hey! I plan on applying for August 2017. Do you mind sharing your GPA so I can compare? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebrahis View Post
    Hey! I plan on applying for August 2017. Do you mind sharing your GPA so I can compare? Thanks
    As long as you have a pulse, you will get in. AUA will fail most of you guys out and take your money. I'm not joking. Less than 30% passed med 1 and people still fail out every semester. Only those who have been kicked out of other schools or are repeating med 1 passed the first semester. Passing med 1 does not guarantee you would pass med 2 and other semesters. Compare the curriculum at AUA with US schools and you will see that it was structured to fail people out. Even if it takes you ten years to get into US schools,it is better to wait. 220 on USMLE can get you into ER & Anesthesiology from US schools, but even with a 240 from the carribean you are not guaranteed of psychiatry which many people dread. I'm not here to stop your shine, but I have seen many people spend 2 or 3 years of their lives in carribean medical schools with nothing to show for it at the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nonizondi View Post
    Less than 30% passed med 1 and people still fail out every semester. Only those who have been kicked out of other schools or are repeating med 1 passed the first semester.
    If you are going to spread a rumor then at least make it truthful. 45% of the Med 1 Class made it to Med 2. As for your second statement, who is giving you all of this false information that you are dumping out here? There are Many people in Med 2 who are not repeaters/transfers. Get your facts straight.

    Source: I am a Med 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by med950041 View Post
    If you are going to spread a rumor then at least make it truthful. 45% of the Med 1 Class made it to Med 2. As for your second statement, who is giving you all of this false information that you are dumping out here? There are Many people in Med 2 who are not repeaters/transfers. Get your facts straight.

    Source: I am a Med 2.
    You call my information false???
    How many of the incoming Med 1 students made it to med 2,I'm not talking about repeats or transfers. If you know our classmates well you will realize that many of them were in different carribean med schools before they were axed out. These people and repeats passed Med 1 . For those of us who have never gone to any Carribean med School or repeated, how many made it to Med 2.This still validates my less than 45% statistics . Did the school provide the class average for our block 2 and block 3 exams?? No, they didn't. Maybe your friends never studied but majority of people I know put in their best and I would repeat it for the 100000th time AUA is not a good school. These applies to other shady Carribean Med schools.
    There are success stories from Carribean medical schools but believe me, it is still a gamble.I would rather have a good time in Vegas Casinos than toss away hundreds of thousands at AUA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nonizondi View Post
    You call my information false???
    How many of the incoming Med 1 students made it to med 2,I'm not talking about repeats or transfers. If you know our classmates well you will realize that many of them were in different carribean med schools before they were axed out. These people and repeats passed Med 1 . For those of us who have never gone to any Carribean med School or repeated, how many made it to Med 2.This still validates my less than 45% statistics . Did the school provide the class average for our block 2 and block 3 exams?? No, they didn't. Maybe your friends never studied but majority of people I know put in their best and I would repeat it for the 100000th time AUA is not a good school. These applies to other shady Carribean Med schools.
    There are success stories from Carribean medical schools but believe me, it is still a gamble.I would rather have a good time in Vegas Casinos than toss away hundreds of thousands at AUA.
    TBH I have encountered many people in our class who are neither repeaters nor have transferred here from any other medical school. Yes, you are correct in that the school never provided us the class average for Block 2 and Block 3, but even if they did provide it, what difference would that have made it to a students prospective performance on the following block? Just like myself, I am pretty sure you heard rumors as well about class avg for block being anywhere between mid 30s to high 40s, but then again they are just rumors. I know plenty of people including myself who never took most of these courses in the past, yet did well in all three blocks. You just can't let the rumors get to your head.

    There's only one thing that I have to say in regards to your "..majority of people I know put in their best" statement: Quality of Studying >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Quantity of Studying. Studying 24 hours a day is not going to get one anywhere, it's the quality of your studying that matters. I do not however by any means claim that you yourself never studied enough, I am pretty sure as you stated, you did put your best efforts forward.

    I agree, not only AUA, but every other Caribbean School is technically not a good school, because they leave the onus on you to succeed unlike American Schools. The teaching is inferior compared to the schools in states etc, I totally agree but let's face it, if one can't get into an American MD/DO then Caribbean is the last option. Being a good school or not, it's a hurdle you have to pass to get to be a MD. As you said and I rightfully agree, it definitely is a gamble and you start off with a bad hand but then again, for some people there is no other way to become a MD than to be a part of this gamble and try to outperform the dealer.

    I am not a pro-AUA student as well, I hate alot of things about the school as well, Such as: Dean's Hour + EED (both worthless and biggest waste of time), Visiting Faculty with limited teaching ability etc, but what can I do about it? nothing. All I can do is try to somehow make it despite of these obstacles.

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