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    Is AUA really accreditable? NO (why? read it)

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    That question always pop-up in my mind, does this school do anything for us for EDUCATION rather than thinking new way of saving more MONEY

    1- New York approval is something school should just pay for it, it doesnít matter what is the level of education. So any school that pays the money they get the approval.

    2- California approval, even if we get it, it wonít benefit us. Because when AUA get the approval, ONLY the new students who applied after that day will receive the benefit. ( that's what Former Congressman of Cali said, who visited AUA couple days ago )

    3- Also, having SHELF exam wonít do anything for us, because most the time we get 65 or max 75 unless like someone tells us what is in the SHELF. also, if you remember I contacted AUC regarding
    transferring to their school, they didnít even what to see my scores. so if SHELF score was really important, student who got 75 above should be able to transfer to USA medical school. HA? is that ever
    going to happens?

    4- This school is 4 years old; I guess recently couple Dr. got graduated and applying for residency match. So hospitals never heard about AUA before. ALSO, because all those graduated Dr. never had
    appropriate education; they usually didnít pass USMLE on first try (in all carebbean school rate of passing USMLE is 40% on first try, donít look AUA website and get happy that 95% passed). So AUA doctors shouldnít have a good resume.Also, I never heard from school to give us a link stating where our students got their residency. Iím mean actual link from the hospital with the name of our school, unless it is family practice.

    5- Even if Iím wrong for above statement. I guess it doesnít matter where you get graduated, it matters what you get on USMLE. And, do you think do they teach us toward USMLE with BRITISH & CANADIAN doctors who never saw USMLE in entire their life. Sadly most of them has PhD which Iím sure they donít have to take step 1 2 3 Öetc. also if you donít believe me about USMLE score, here is the link of resident who got accepted for general surgery

    [since I don't have premission for posting a LINK, copy & paste it into your address bar
    ohsuDOTedu/ohsuedu/academic/som/surgery/news/upload/April2008.pdf] (Replace DOT with . so it works.)

    search for WINDSOR or TEHRAN youíll see from St. Kitts or IRAN they accepted someone, so is that matter where you studied? or what you got in USMLE?

    6- If all of us are capable of studying on our own, watching Kaplan...etc. (beacuse most of teachers aren't good at all) and passing the SHELF with good score, so how come we shouldnít go to cheaper school and just study for USMLE and get an awesome grade on USMLE, Therefore we can have a better residency.

    7- Also people say, MANIPLE bought this school and it will get better.
    But you all know it takes time. Also after they bought us, Parking pass raised up, Housing money decrease, but 2 person now should stay in one bedroom.

    I had all these issues in my head, and any time I hear AUA is accreditable, these points come to my mind and couldnít find answer for them. if you do? share it.
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    First you're going to have to define your new word.

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    I'm really sorry, but did you ever read what you wrote !!! I can't understand you.
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    Accreditable: what does this mean?

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    If you open a dictionary or go to Dictionary DOT come you will see that new word has a definition.

    Accreditable: to certify (a school, college, or the like) as meeting all formal official requirements of academic excellence, curriculum, facilities, etc.

    Please, I would like to read your statement defending the school about what I mentioned above.
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    Quote Originally Posted by antilife View Post
    Please, I would like to read your statement defending the school about what I mentioned above.
    What "statement"? I asked you to clarify a word.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by antilife View Post
    If you open a dictionary or go to Dictionary DOT come you will see that new word has a definition.

    Accreditable: to certify (a school, college, or the like) as meeting all formal official requirements of academic excellence, curriculum, facilities, etc.

    Please, I would like to read your statement defending the school about what I mentioned above.
    Ummm...no. Accreditable means "able to be certified". Your useage of the word makes no sense. Just saying...if you're going to use a word at least use the right one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by antilife View Post
    If you open a dictionary or go to Dictionary DOT come you will see that new word has a definition.

    Accreditable: to certify (a school, college, or the like) as meeting all formal official requirements of academic excellence, curriculum, facilities, etc.

    Please, I would like to read your statement defending the school about what I mentioned above.
    I'm sorry to butt in here, but are you a current student at AUA? I can understand some student rants about administration or loans, but everything you mention was common knowledge before you applied and got accepted. There was no surprise there. So, if you're asking yourself why you went to this school, then maybe you didn't do enough prior research.

    If you don't attend AUA and you have these concerns, then I guess you've answered your own concerns and you shouldn't go.

    I'm really more of a lover than a fighter, but I just don't understand where you're trying to go with this. There's no real answers to what you wrote, they're more of statements. If you need clarification on something, then I highly recommend you call the school and have them address the issue. Posting it on ValueMD isn't going to tell you much more than you already know. Good luck and I hope everything works out for you.

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    I'm already a student. and I did a lot of research before I come, but most of info I received were lies. and now you can't transfer anywhere too, why? because no one knows about this school.

    Lie: the most important one was that AUA is among top 4 school, I don't know how that RANKING was made up, since those STATEMENT or COMMON KNOWLEDGE says differently.

    So read the Statement and tell me how come this school is TOP 4 or if I'm wrong, come-up with a statement to prove your opinion.
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    Wow A. I am by no means an AUA cheerleader, and I am sure the angst you are feeling is real but your post is full of unfounded, uneducated gossip. Admin has a lot of growing pains to go through (that we all feel-- each and every ache.) But paying for accreditation?
    Pass rate for Caribbean schools hovers around 50%. This information is available on the USMLE site. I would bet a million ECs if I had them that AUA fudges on that 95% business. But whatever, look around the room and be in the top 50% that passes. That is totally up to you.
    I think getting a 75 on a shelf is pretty kick-*****. A shelf is a bunch of retired USMLE questions. The first time it is taken (by all of those students that made it into US schools with better MCATs and GPAs...) an average is establiashed for that particular exam. This average is set to the seemingly arbitrarty number of 70. The average score on the USMLE step 1 is around 210-215. Therefore a 70 on a shelf can be related to a 210-215 on the step (just passing is 183). There are plenty of specialties open to you with a similiar score.

    And A--please don't pick on T. There is nothing wrong with his posts. Please smell your own pits before you accuse anyone of BO.

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