Hey, I am considering studying medicine at this school, but here are my concerns:
1- This school's forum has more negative insights about the school's reputation, teachers, environment, commitments towards its students' medical future and many other important qualities a medical student should look into, and most of these opinions are coming from students that are enrolled in the school.
2- The school doesn't have a clear track of its graduates. Little do I know about any XUSOM graduate doing residencies in the U.S.
3- How credible and safe the journey of the students is? I mean does a dedicated student face some obstacles in finding spots for clinical rotations without any delays? And more importantly can the school secure and guarantee residency appointments for the students as smoothly as they claim?
4- Even if they are able to secure those residency spots, these spots aren't among the top wanted residencies. I mean all they provide at their website is a bunch of family and internal medicine appointments and a single one for surgery located in NY, the same state XUSOM is having serious issues with in applying for core rotations eligibility! (according to a thread on XUSOM's forum).
5- I understand what some other argue about the reputation of the school getting stained by a bunch of childish students squandering their time and money around the island and not being serious in studying. But what about the other serious good students? Do they face the same issues those bad students are?
I need an honest well supported opinion here folks. I mean if these questions can't be answered by XUSOM's current students, then I guess I should stop thinking about the school.