I've read lots of posts, and I want to make sure that I am coming to the correct conclusion regarding the new 5th year pre-internship:
You have 4 years at UAG, 1 year at NYMC. You are awarded a degree from UAG which allows you to apply for residency via ECFMG.
If this is correct, please let me know.
I have some other questions:
1. I have felt that students at UAG had an advantage for residency over students at Carribean schools because of the fifth pathway program. Now, I feel like students are equal to Carribean grads, but they just have an additional year of loans, experience, and they are bilingual. How do you feel about this? Was there an advantage? Has it disappeared?
2. On the California approval list, it states "Some recognized medical schools that teach in their native language are opening English language medical school programs. The English language programs are not recognized unless specifically stated." There are two listing for schools in Guad and neither of them denote the English language program: Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine & University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Is the school not considered an English language program since the last two years are in Spanish? Or is the school not approved?