it's not wise to guarantee anything, but from what i have experienced, everyone that has passed their step 1 has gotten a spot in the US.1) Do you have a 100% guarantee of doing clinicals during 3rd and 4th year in the U.S. (NYC specifically) as long as you pass the USMLE step 1??
you can count on paying about 20k dollars a year (HMI+tuition) plus 10-12k one-time fees when you first start. rotations depend on where you do them (highest to lowest: nyc>chicago>>>poland)2) What is the whole deal about the tuition and payments we as students have to make??
to be honest, i do not personally know any students who started in spring, but i am pretty sure they take those classes too.3) What is the schedule like? Why are 1st year students of the fall 4 year program taking classes like Biophysics, Hygiene & Nutrition, and Psychology? Whereas the students that are starting in the spring semester of the 4 year program are not taking those classes?
i would say students are more to blame. a lot of the students there lack motivation and i feel like a lot of them don't even want to be doctors but their parents put them there. a lot of others want to become doctors but seem unaware that it requires hard work to become one. that being said, though, i don't think failing rates are any lower than other schools, but i guess it depends on the course.4) I have seen several people post about how students are failing. Is this b/c of the classes or the curriculum or the students themselves?
YES. a huge load of self-studying. maybe more than you would find at other med schools but i dont know of any med student anywhere that doesnt rely mainly on self-study to learn the material. after all, there is a lot of material to learn in the first 2 years.5) Is this university more based on "self-study", and is that the reason why a lot of people are unable to pass? Or like I said in the previous question, is there something wrong with the curriculum?