I want to warn prospective students about this crumbling piece of dung that has closed various times in the past few years and calls itself a medical school.
I used to attend St. Martinus but Im now at CMU where things are a hell of a lot better.
These are the reasons I left St. Martinus and moved to CMU:
1. Low student numbers (20-25 students total on campus) I knew that the school had closed in the past, but the fact that the numbers kept decreasing and nothing was being done about it did not give me confidence. The worst thing about it was that newer medical schools on the island (CMU & Avalon) were recruiting large numbers every semester while St Martinus got maybe 1 or 2 new MD1s (pathetic in my book and the first sign of a school that is non-competitive and sinking).
2. The lies I was lied to about the curriculum and clinical sites ( I eventually found out that the school has no clinical affiliations with ANY hospital in the United States or Canada, this is after we were told that they had rotations in the US, Canada and even Europe, all lies etc etc etc They may have a clinical program but any rotation you do at SMU will not be ACGME approved, meaning that your residency chances drop to nearly zero)
3. The Program itself Is a joke. There are only 4 full time members of faculty who have no real teaching or clinical experience. The school hired them and sacked the US faculty because they were cheap . One of them (a 26 year old) was even made the dean for a while.
4. Tuition fees St Martinus charges $8,000 and what you get for your $8,000 is a school with all of the problems above. The other schools charge half as much and have none of the problems above.
The truth is that this school is on the road to closing down AGAIN and blaming the other schools on the island such as CMU is not the way to go, it just makes you guys look desperate. CMU have none of the problems above, we have never closed down in the past and we have a large student body with US faculty. Its a no brainer, why would anyone in their right mind defend a school like St Martinus that will be closed this time next year
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