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    Where is Belize approved?

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    Which states accept MUA Belize? They are not approved in CA. and NY, what other states do not accept this school?
    Where do you do clinicals?

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    clinical sites

    Currently, the clinical sites are in Atlanta, Georgia and Chicago, Illinois; I know that for the chicago site.. the school goes through AIME group; Dr. Nery Delarosa on the campus would know more clinical sites... but don't have his school's email ID in my address book; I apologize.. but you can contact the school at 501-226-3744 or mua.admissions@gmail.com (margarita caliz's email ID); I have also checked with the New York Board, and they emailed me stating that the school is under review but at the current time is not approved. Hope that this helps...

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    NY approval

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    Think you are mistaken as to which mua is under review. Nevis is under review. They are getting a site visit sometime early this year according to the person on the telephone at the NY liscenisng board. I specifically asked about the Belize campus and that is what I was told.

    Jazzcat, you may want to email the individual state licensing boards yourself to find out if the school is approved there or not.

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    I apologize for the error.. when I emailed to the licensing board of NY and asked specifically about the belize campus they said that MUA was not approved but is under review.. here is the email that I sent and responses:

    "I will be a foreign medical graduate (fmg), and have heard that the rules have changed for fmgs in New York. The rumors that are floating.. include the following.. one can do 12 weeks of clincal rotations only, but no residency or be able to practice; others say that we can do only 12 weeks of clinical rotation and no residency, but we can practice in New York. Please notify me of what the current New York State Law states in reference to foreign medical graduates. I attended Medical University of the Americas, Belize campus for the past two years. I just recently completed my basic sciences this December."
    "MUA is not an approved school presently. Therefore you may not do residency training anywhere in NY and you are restricted to a maximum of 12 weeks of clinical rotations in NY. MUA is currently under review and this may change in the future.
    Douglas P ******
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    From what I was told and remember.. the school is four years old and do not have licensed grads presently.

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    Do they have many grads in residency? What's their pass rate on the USMLE like? Looks like they're a serious schoold but a little on the small side.

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    "young" school with potential... BUT...

    MUA Belize is a "young" school, and being "young" there are "challenges." I just completed my second year of medical school this past December there, and now am studying for the USMLE Step 1 exam. At the current time, I do not know of any students who have completed their four years, and are in residency. The school office can give you a better information. What I can tell you..

    MUA Belize has good instructors, and if you are willing to learn and are serious about medicine, the instructors are there to help you to achieve your goal. It is a vigorous program--it is five semesters with two weeks break in-between (the last two Christmas breaks were about four weeks long); Students do experience a clinical medicine on the island as their first introduction to clinicals. The island is not boring either... it is geared towards tourism but that gives the school the advantage. Ambergris Caye is known for having the second largest caye in the world, and many come for the diving and snorkeling; if you don't know how to dive but want to learn, one can get their diving license on the island; there are nightclubs, restaurants, bars... there are internet cafes, but if you want internet at home... can get dial-up, DSL, or cable; cell phones work better now there are two towers.. using the digicell network (I find out that it's like the GSM network); there is also a casino on the island.. If one gets bored on the island and the beautiful beaches, can go to another island or to the mainland, travel to Mexico, Guatemala, or to any one of the Mayan ruins;

    Why am I telling you this? Very simple... WE NEED STUDENTS!!! We are not established as St. George's or SABA but we are growing... the best part is that the island and the school are growing together... the toughest part is the "beginning." So you decide... do you want a well-established school where you might end up as another number? Or do you want a "young" school where you have the chance of being active and establishing your own "footprint?" And also you as a student are more able to have that one-on-one attention with the professor with a "young" school... so you decide... as a side note... there are "growing pains"...

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