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    AUA vs Twinning program

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    I have the following points confirmed about KMCIC, in my ongoing research:

    1]They do not teach USMLE oriented stuff- as a matter of fact none of the professors know about USMLE's inticracies. They think to give tests in the MCQ format is USMLE!

    2]The majority of professors who teach, are young fresh Masters graduates with MSc...they have no idea about clinicals.

    Physio in MD 1 is taught by 2 fresh MSc grads[who never utter one word about clinicals, and just read from power points in the class ], plus later a MBBS doctor ,Dr R will teach the course in the 5th month[semesters durate for 6 months].Dr R is said to be a great teacher but is also ignorant about USMLE.

    Biiochem is taught by 3 very good teachers, but unfortunately, there is no connection to USMLE clinically oriented programs........its all about each teacher's research tipic, which spills into the [email protected] proffessors are Phd's and the 3rd is a MSc.

    Anatomy is again taught by fresh MSc grads, with no back ground in teaching, but they test the students with questions down loaded from the Michigan University , Anatomy website.

    Now my question is, does AUA's faculty have MSc's or they also have MD's? Who teaches the big ticket subjects like Pharm,Path, Physio,Micro etc? And are you folks taught USMLE oriented curicullum?
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    Quote Originally Posted by coolaid View Post
    Now my question is, does AUA's faculty have MSc's or they also have MD's? Who teaches the big ticket subjects like Pharm,Path, Physio,Micro etc? And are you folks taught USMLE oriented curicullum?
    Go to the AUA website to see the faculty list.

    If you do your work and learn what your suppose to, you will pass Step I. If you don't study after semester 1-5 you will fail. It is not a force fed curriculum, as medical school should not be teaching for a specific test. You learn the information in the curriculum and study hard and you will pass. Teaching for a test without getting a general and broad understanding is problematic notion that is way to common on the American educational system. I personally find this disturbing.

    Synopsis, you are given all the tools to pass USMLE Step 1 at AUA, it is up to you how much you work to achieve the goal. If you don't have the ability to work and study on your own, you will do poorly in clinicals b/c nobody is looking over your shoulder. When you are a practicing physician you have to keep up on new knowledge in your field to provide good care to your patients. Remember, medicine is a field of individual continuous pursuit of knowledge. The tools are available, it's what you do with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolaid View Post
    I have the following points confirmed about KMCIC, in my ongoing research:

    1]They do not teach USMLE oriented stuff- as a matter of fact none of the professors know about USMLE's inticracies. They think to give tests in the MCQ format is USMLE!

    2]The majority of professors who teach, are young fresh Masters graduates with MSc...they have no idea about clinicals.

    Physio in MD 1 is taught by 2 fresh MSc grads[who never utter one word about clinicals, and just read from power points in the class ], plus later a MBBS doctor ,Dr R will teach the course in the 5th month[semesters durate for 6 months].Dr R is said to be a great teacher but is also ignorant about USMLE.

    Biiochem is taught by 3 very good teachers, but unfortunately, there is no connection to USMLE clinically oriented programs........its all about each teacher's research tipic, which spills into the [email protected] proffessors are Phd's and the 3rd is a MSc.

    Anatomy is again taught by fresh MSc grads, with no back ground in teaching, but they test the students with questions down loaded from the Michigan University , Anatomy website.

    Now my question is, does AUA's faculty have MSc's or they also have MD's? Who teaches the big ticket subjects like Pharm,Path, Physio,Micro etc? And are you folks taught USMLE oriented curicullum?
    there isn't a professor in the basic science program that does not doctoral degree. some are PhD's, others have their MD on top as that as well as some have MBBS. i'm sorry to hear that you're not being taught completely in USMLE format.
    M.D.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DOCplucinski View Post
    there isn't a professor in the basic science program that does not doctoral degree. some are PhD's, others have their MD on top as that as well as some have MBBS. i'm sorry to hear that you're not being taught completely in USMLE format.
    Hi DOC, I am a not a student yet at KMCIC, but am considering the July semester.

    I am leaning towards AUA, and for obvious reasons.

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    I have a couple of my friends who are in KMCIC and have good reviews about the college and the course....
    Morpheus!

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    If I have been to a class where the USMLE was NOT mentioned, I don't remember it. All of the professors here are KEENLY aware of the fact that we will be taking the USMLE and they want to prepare us for it. I am very happy that this is the case, because I really do feel like when the exam comes around I'll be able to rock it.

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