Sponsored Links
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17
Like Tree1Likes

Thread: Need opinions with AUA clinicals

  1. #1
    TheExlax is offline Newbie 514 points
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    15
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Need opinions with AUA clinicals

    Advertisements



    Hi everyone I recently got accepted into AUA and MUA (still waiting on the big4). I have been hearing plenty of horror stories about the long waiting just to get a clinical rotation for AUA, but there seems to be no problem with MUA. But I'm very impressed with the new campus and the fast NY accreditation for AUA though.

    Which school has a better chance of securing a residency (any residency is fine for me)?

    I need some honest opinions as to what school you would rather attend and why. thanks

  2. #2
    sreec is offline Super Moderator 536 points
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    2,394
    Downloads
    10
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    a clinical rotation for AUA, but there seems to be no problem with MUA

    You need to verify that. Try to get in touch with MUA students posting on their forum and AUA students posting here to get an idea of what the wait times are.

    But I'm very impressed with the new campus

    I recommend completely ignoring all the glitter and advertising - the 100 million dollar campus and the "first hospital-based..." etc. I'd happily attend class under a tree if it meant quality clinicals with minimal wait times.

    residency (any residency is fine for me)?

    Getting into residency involves good Step 1, Step 2 scores, and LORs from people who matter. AUA did fine with Step 1 prep four years ago and I'm sure it's still fine. Step 2 is all you. The wildcard is clinicals and you need to make sure you go to the school that provides you with the best clinical education.


  3. #3
    rahulb is offline Senior Member 695 points
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    bmizzle
    Posts
    806
    Downloads
    14
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    sree how many hours a week do you work as an anesthesia pgy1?
    [X] Attending Physician

  4. #4
    sreec is offline Super Moderator 536 points
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    2,394
    Downloads
    10
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    pgy-1 year was transitional for me, so three months of ICU, one month each of OB, Peds, Radiology, ER, Peds ER, Cards, Pulm, Medicine, etc. on average 60 hours a week

    our pgy-2 to -4 years are likely 60-65 hours/week as well
    Last edited by sreec; 06-16-2010 at 06:55 PM.


  5. #5
    npatty is offline Newbie 510 points
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    10
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    MD1 here, what question banks should I use for the subjects in med 1?

  6. #6
    jjs4348's Avatar
    jjs4348 is offline Junior Member 514 points
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Lafayette, LA
    Posts
    33
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    npatty im not sure if you mean subject shelf or for each class but heres what I can tell you...You will not be taking subject shelves as a med 1 so don't worry about that. As for the HSF, FCM, Cell, and Biochem classes that you should be in right now, I did not focus on any question banks and did fine. If I had to say which question banks would be most useful I would lean more towards Kaplan Qbank questions and second would be UWorld. Kaplan is more specific sorta like the AUA test questions. Hope that helps
    Med1(X) Med2(X) Med3(X) Med4(X) Step1(X) Clinicals(in progress)

  7. #7
    pawlay is offline Permanently Banned 513 points
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Posts
    17
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by jjs4348 View Post
    npatty im not sure if you mean subject shelf or for each class but heres what I can tell you...You will not be taking subject shelves as a med 1 so don't worry about that. As for the HSF, FCM, Cell, and Biochem classes that you should be in right now, I did not focus on any question banks and did fine. If I had to say which question banks would be most useful I would lean more towards Kaplan Qbank questions and second would be UWorld. Kaplan is more specific sorta like the AUA test questions. Hope that helps
    Hey - just wondering if you were able to pass comp shelf or atleast close to passing it. I passed the kaplan comp first time around with 72 but obviously was scratched off because profs and students got busted cheating. I was close to passing it 2nd and 3rd attempts by a couple of points. I am just worried about NBME comp shelf taken in the states. I heard not many from the previous batches passed it and were dismissed.

  8. #8
    Coexist is offline Junior Member 511 points
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    29
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by pawlay View Post
    Hey - just wondering if you were able to pass comp shelf or atleast close to passing it. I passed the kaplan comp first time around with 72 but obviously was scratched off because profs and students got busted cheating. I was close to passing it 2nd and 3rd attempts by a couple of points. I am just worried about NBME comp shelf taken in the states. I heard not many from the previous batches passed it and were dismissed.
    Pawlay- the NBME comp is easier to pass than Kaplan. Study hard and I know you will do well! I know a few people from previous batches who passed it on the first try but could not pass the Kaplan comp. Study hard and keep consistent- you will do well. Good luck!

  9. #9
    abhikasinadhuni is offline Newbie 518 points
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Posts
    7
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Coexist View Post
    Pawlay- the NBME comp is easier to pass than Kaplan. Study hard and I know you will do well! I know a few people from previous batches who passed it on the first try but could not pass the Kaplan comp. Study hard and keep consistent- you will do well. Good luck!
    Hey guys - I am from the aug 2011 batch and have cleared comp shelf and step. There are a few of us who have heard your cries and totally understand your situation. Myself, Rebecca, Rishi and few others who have passed step are willing to share advise and tips to passing comp.

    My sincere advise - Once you get off the island and in clinicals you will be much relieved! Some of the stuff Nagra and his faculty from manipal does is really intolerable but you wont see their faces again once in clinicals. I feel that basic sci and clinicals at AUA are completely separate - as much as you witness rampant cheating and unprofessionalism by manipal profs on the island, you wont see it in clinicals.
    pawlay likes this.

  10. #10
    doctorkas is offline Newbie 510 points
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Posts
    11
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Hello everyone, PLEASE disregard the previous post and all subsequest posts/PM's by abhikasinadhuni. This person has created this user profile impersonating me, the real Abhi K. I do read these forums from time to time but I was not a registered user and the profile abhikasinadhuni is NOT me.

    Any individual with common sense would NOT use their actual name as their username. Second, in this part of the world we spell 'advise' as advice. So, to the person above who has created this fake profile I would highly recommend deleting it. Please be a mature individual and rectify this situation. Thank you.
    Quote Originally Posted by abhikasinadhuni View Post
    Hey guys - I am from the aug 2011 batch and have cleared comp shelf and step. There are a few of us who have heard your cries and totally understand your situation. Myself, Rebecca, Rishi and few others who have passed step are willing to share advise and tips to passing comp.

    My sincere advise - Once you get off the island and in clinicals you will be much relieved! Some of the stuff Nagra and his faculty from manipal does is really intolerable but you wont see their faces again once in clinicals. I feel that basic sci and clinicals at AUA are completely separate - as much as you witness rampant cheating and unprofessionalism by manipal profs on the island, you wont see it in clinicals.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Opinions PLS
    By StudentMed16 in forum American University of Antigua (AUA)
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-14-2010, 08:40 PM
  2. Newbie here - Plan for Ross SOM - Opinions welcome! - Michigan Clinicals?
    By tacoman123 in forum Ross University School of Medicine
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-27-2009, 04:06 AM
  3. opinions on first aid for CK
    By montrealdoc in forum USMLE Step 2 CK Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-16-2009, 08:19 PM
  4. Opinions on a car
    By jjb1980 in forum American University of the Caribbean (AUC)
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-29-2005, 09:55 PM
  5. Opinions Please...
    By Groove in forum St. Georges University School of Medicine
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-06-2004, 03:25 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •