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    Does AUA try to "FAIL" students ?

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    People have told me that AUA started out with like 60 people per class and is now having around 300 people per class.....Is that true ?

    I mean you all are aware of the Situation @ Ross ....Fail factory ! Takes in like 500+ students, and fails a BUNCH ! Does AUA try to do that tooo since it has also started accepting so many students.....


    Ross does this by their mini's (obviously)......Their exams are not weighted properly thru out the semester, and sometimes, one mini is what is needed to fail u for the entire semester.... But as far as I know from my other thread, AUA doesn't put so much pressure on one exam that if you bomb it, you are BOMBED for the semester !!!!

    Right ?

    Also with the loan situation, I mean AUA has raised their GPA req. from 2.0 to 2.75 ! Is tht also to weed out people as they can't afford school ?

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    My experience with the school is that the professors are not there to fail you. The professors are very knowledgeable in their respective subjects. They have professors from an established school in India, Manipal. Dr. B of Microbiology is a great example. She is there to help you and not to fail you at all. The mini's are doable as LONG as you do the work at task. The people who fail out are the ones who don't put the work at all.

    As for the loans they shouldn't have increased it to 2.75. It was at originally at 2.2. It's unfortunate due to the economy. The school is covering their own backs because they know students who have higher GPAs will have a higher step score and secure residency. But in my opinion a lot of people who have lower GPAs score higher on the Step 1. American schools have a Pass or Fail grading system.

    If you have problems with money, don't take the risk to come here. Go to St George Ross or Saba Auc. They have federals loans.

    Hope this helps. I believe soon enough AUA will be in their league. The school definitely grew. The campus is beautiful and the professors are great. Manipal is helping them. Take that into consideration. Take Care.

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    these post are getting so ridiculous. No the school doesn't try to fail you, if you don't study you fail yourself!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tperrin View Post
    these post are getting so ridiculous. No the school doesn't try to fail you, if you don't study you fail yourself!
    I totally agree.

    AUA accepts students and doesn't take them hoping to fail them. However, they probably expect some to fail either way (infact I think this is what led to our clinical issue because more people passed than the school thought would).

    Ultimately, you will write the USMLE and an 'x' number of students will also fail that. I don't think that means that USMLE board is trying to fail students. They set the minimum and you have to jump it. If you can't jump then you failed yourself.

    That being said. As you know the high failure rates exist at schools like Ross. If you study hard and stay in the pass range then you shouldn't fail right? It comes down to knowing what you are capable of. Some schools have a higher standard in passing than others and this does not mean that those that fail aren't capable of becoming doctors at another school.

    Basically, if you get in the school is giving you a chance to prove yourself. Each school has its rules and difficulties.
    Last edited by Crosbie; 12-27-2009 at 09:24 PM.

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    While AUA doesnt fail students per say they have other protective measures as to population control... these things are through tuition and loan situation or through the professors with their pass/fail rate... I remember a few professors who were proud in the fact that they failed a certain amount of students per semester... Though I do not think they are there anymore

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