Originally Posted by joe soap
the purpose of this post was to tell about my experience, and about the rotation, which if u search on value Md there is very little info about(last post maybe 2005 somthin like that). I didnt write it to have ppl pat me on the back. there was 2 reasons for talking about the postive comments so forth: 1)to let UMHS students know that so far the 2-3 UMHS students that have rotated through this rotation have done excellent job according to the director of med, and that other UMHS students that rotate through here should also try to keep up the excellent work, which will encourage hospital to take more UMHS students in the future.
2) To let UMHS students know what they should do in order to get a good mark and a good LOR.
Aside from that, I have never denied that I am a MUA transfer student nor do I hide that when ppl asked at the hospital. I am proud of my MUA experience and i can honestly say my med 3-5 at MUA were insturmental in passing the Step1 with a great score. In fact of all the students that transferred to UMHS in my class, only MUA students have all passed(first attempt) and are already in rotations.
That being said, I have never regretted my decision to transfer. As WSU said, the Med 5 program at UMHS is unbelievable in terms of getting students ready for the clinical semester; and without it I might not have done as well as i did. The reason why I started so late was due to a couple of deaths in the family right around my exam time which resulted me delaying my writing of the steps. However, as soon as i passed within 3 weeks I was off to Mount Vernon and unlike the St. George, Ross, or AUA students I rotated with I already have my all my cores scheduled(back to back, and most in hospitals I requested) and are all greenbook.
Soap you are right that UMHS is not all roses, they clearly have some problems that they need to deal with(citi loans, office organization, better communication with clinical students at times) but from my experience the problems that I have to deal with at UMHS are all relatively minor in my eyes and I can happily live with them.
Last edited by iMED; 07-15-2010 at 02:06 PM.
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