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    ohiodoc49 is offline Newbie 510 points
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    No Clincal Shortages / Waits

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    I really don't post on these boards, but I had to say something after reading ** about clinical shortages at MUA.

    All I can say is its all a bunch of garbage.

    I did my rotations at NY, Houma, Connecticut and spoke with tons of our students and the average wait times are about 1 month and if your really unlucky 1.5 - 2 months because of rotation cycles. There were many students that failed the comp and step 1 and still got rotations in this time period. MUA also books clinicals back to back which is great cause saves you a lot of time.

    Please contact students in clinicals and ask them before starting rumors. Look at many other Carib School like AUA where they wait 4+ months plus lots of gaps for rotations.

    MUA is on the right track, the amount and the quality of residencies we pump out year after year are amazing. Results speak for themselves and this is not my opinion, this is fact !!!!!

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    Thank you for adressing this issue. I was just now reading about the clinical shortages at other schools, and became concerned. I am applying to MUA for January. I have been very impressed with the residencies that MUA has placed in. The alumni are fantastic to talk to and make time to answer questions.

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    it would be nice if the school made it easier to contact fellow mua students in clinicals. right now they pretty much keep us in the dark telling us not to worry because we are just in basic science.

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    I agree. That would be nice. And of course you worry in Basic Sciences. I worry and I am not even there yet! Who wants to start a program where they may not be able to finish the clinicals or have huge extended periods between that create a delay in being ready for the Match and having to wait a year longer. I pray MUA is as on top of things as they state themselves to be. I am so looking forward to starting tho!

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    my clinical experience was great. when i was doing clinicals, the rule was they schedule your cores, and you schedule electives yourself.

    overall, mua's scheduling was back-to-back without a lag. there was one time that i unexpectedly had a 1.5 month wait between the next rotation. but, i was able to schedule an elective in between so things continued without worry.

    best thing you can do is be proactive and flexible about scheduling your rotations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OzelloRN View Post
    I agree. That would be nice. And of course you worry in Basic Sciences. I worry and I am not even there yet! Who wants to start a program where they may not be able to finish the clinicals or have huge extended periods between that create a delay in being ready for the Match and having to wait a year longer. I pray MUA is as on top of things as they state themselves to be. I am so looking forward to starting tho!
    If you pull your weight and pass your steps on time and keep your side of the contract then you will not have a problem. Much like Saba we have enough rotations for people that pass the comp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joe soap View Post
    If you pull your weight and pass your steps on time and keep your side of the contract then you will not have a problem. Much like Saba we have enough rotations for people that pass the comp.
    hi Joe Soap. Congratulation on almost finishing your course at MUA and good luck with the match.Could you please let me know where you did your rotations and if they were green book by specialty with allopathic residents .
    Thank you

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    If you failed the Comp / Step 1 you're allowed to do clinical rotations?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gx255 View Post
    If you failed the Comp / Step 1 you're allowed to do clinical rotations?

    No... You have to pass comp, to register for step 1. The school has to submit paperwork in stating you finished basic science.... You must pass step 1 score before you start rotations. No hospital is gonna let you in if you fail step 1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shahzada619 View Post
    ... No hospital is gonna let you in if you fail step 1.
    You don't need to pass step 1 to do rotations because the hospital said you do (in most cases). MUA says you have to before they will schedule your rotations. There are lots of other schools in the carib and US that still allow students to do all their clinical rotations without passing step 1. They just have to pass it before they can receive their M.D. and obviously so they can take the rest of the steps to get that.

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