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    Transferring to the Clinical Program

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    Hi all! I know it's the holiday season and everyone is probably busy enjoying the feastivities. I'm thinking about transferring to a clinical program. I have my eye set on IAU, Avalon Univ. SOM and Atlantic Univ. SOM. Any advice to the pros and cons of the clinical program at each school will be much appreciated. Honest information on clinical sites, clinical admin supports, graduate success and residency match will also be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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    I would stay away. I doubt anyone would take this school seriously as long as it operates on the second floor of a shopping center in St. Lucia. I am sure that didn't go unnoticed by the accreditation team during the site visit!

    "The CAAM-HP at its meeting held July 27-29, 2016 was advised that the International American University (IAU) had decided to withdraw its appeal of the Authority’s decision of July 25, 2015 that it was unable to accredit the MD programme at that time and recommended that the school re- apply for accreditation within two (2) years in 2017."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Upright View Post
    Hi all! I know it's the holiday season and everyone is probably busy enjoying the feastivities. I'm thinking about transferring to a clinical program. I have my eye set on IAU, Avalon Univ. SOM and Atlantic Univ. SOM. Any advice to the pros and cons of the clinical program at each school will be much appreciated. Honest information on clinical sites, clinical admin supports, graduate success and residency match will also be greatly appreciated. Thanks
    Hi Upright,
    I would encourage you to look at Trinity SOM's clinical program as well. We have 100% of our core rotations located in Baltimore, MD (so you don't have to move around every 6-12 weeks). We have a great program here, utilizing some of the best hospitals in the country. We have a great support team and clinical deans for each clerkship. Our match rate is an unvarnished 86% and rising with each year!

    Trinity is accredited by CAAM-HP and the country of St. Vincent was recently approved by the NCFMEA.

    If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out! I can hopefully answer them, or I can put you in touch with some of our current students in Baltimore.

    Happy Holidays!
    Dr. Bell

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    Thank you Med grad for your response to my post. I spoke to the IAU Admin about the CAAM-HP accreditation, they told me they have that in works and should receive a reply sometime in 2017. Also that the CAAM-HP wouldn't affect me since I'll be graduating in 2018. The effect of not being accredited by CAAM-HP will only seen after year 2023 preventing non-accredited Caribbean schools from being ECFMG certified or taking the USMLE.

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    Hello Dr. Bell,

    Do you work for or a graduate of Trinity SOM? From your response, it's sounds like a good. I believe IAU also offer its core rotations in Baltimore, MD. However, I'll check out the website of Trinity SOM to find out more about it's clinical program. Thank you so much for providing me with the initial information.

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    I suspect the reply in 2017 will be the same as the reply they received in 2015---A big fat "NO"!

    Good Luck! You will need it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Upright View Post
    Thank you Med grad for your response to my post. I spoke to the IAU Admin about the CAAM-HP accreditation, they told me they have that in works and should receive a reply sometime in 2017. Also that the CAAM-HP wouldn't affect me since I'll be graduating in 2018. The effect of not being accredited by CAAM-HP will only seen after year 2023 preventing non-accredited Caribbean schools from being ECFMG certified or taking the USMLE.

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