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    nonizondi is offline Junior Member 512 points
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    Just finished a semester at AUA and got badly burned. I failed the first semester despite my efforts .Less than 45% of the class passed with majority of them being repeats or transfers. Some failed badly that they stand no chance of repeat. I understand med school is challenging but attending AUA was one of the worst decisions I and most of my classmates have made. The school makes decisions that are detrimental to the wellbeing and progress of the students. Right now, I need some time to heal myself from the bruises AUA has given me. I see people almost in 5th semester in carribean med schools get kicked out and they still have the motivation to go to another carribean med school to start afresh. I would definitely want to be a doctor but I don't really know if the carribean route is safe for me.

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    sIR
    YOU REALLY CANT UNDERSTAND WHY THE FAILURE RATE IS SO HIGH

    BUT YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT OFFSHORE CARRIBEAN MEDICAL SCHOOLS I NOT ABOUT MEDICAL EDUCATION----RATHER IT IS ABOUT EXTRACTING AS MUCH MONEY AS POSSIBLE FROM MEDICAL STUDENTS

    A THE NUMBER OF SCHOOLS INCREASE THERE IS MORE COMPETITION FOR STUDENTS

    FAILING STUDENTS AND FORCING THEM TO REPEAT IS ONE WAY TO GET AROUND THIS, ALTHOUGH SOME SCHOOLS PROMOTE THEIR STUDENTS ANYHOW INTHE KNOWLEDGE THAT THE WEAK ONES WILL BE WEEDED OUT AT STEP I ah lie?

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    maybe you should have studied harder
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    Many students tend to slack off. You have to remain focus on your goal.
    We offer a Student Housing Concierge Service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skcaribb View Post
    Many students tend to slack off. You have to remain focus on your goal.
    Did you also find that many students that were focused and tried very hard also were not able to pass? Is it a waste of time and money to go to this school?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Godson View Post
    Did you also find that many students that were focused and tried very hard also were not able to pass? Is it a waste of time and money to go to this school?
    Everyone that completed the three blocks for Med 1 was focused. Carribean medical students study way harder than US medical students . I have friends that are in US schools and they were not grilled the way AUA grilled us. They fly in substandard professors who teach high yield courses and after a week or 2, they are no where to be seen. All of us have to rely on Dr. Najeeb Videos to understand better most of the courses. US medical schools don't start Physiology , Neuro and ICM until second years, but AUA does almost everything in 1st Semester( med 1). I can vouch that many people worked hard but the system ain't right. People who repeat and transfer from other schools obviously do well but many of them still don't pass their Basic science COMP exams on time and end up being kicked out. There were days we would study for 17 hrs straight up and sleep over at school. The school would never give you feedback on ways to improve but always blame you for not studying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nonizondi View Post
    Everyone that completed the three blocks for Med 1 was focused. Carribean medical students study way harder than US medical students . I have friends that are in US schools and they were not grilled the way AUA grilled us. They fly in substandard professors who teach high yield courses and after a week or 2, they are no where to be seen. All of us have to rely on Dr. Najeeb Videos to understand better most of the courses. US medical schools don't start Physiology , Neuro and ICM until second years, but AUA does almost everything in 1st Semester( med 1). I can vouch that many people worked hard but the system ain't right. People who repeat and transfer from other schools obviously do well but many of them still don't pass their Basic science COMP exams on time and end up being kicked out. There were days we would study for 17 hrs straight up and sleep over at school. The school would never give you feedback on ways to improve but always blame you for not studying.
    Thanks for your reply. Would you recommend that I not attend this school and look into other Caribbean schools?

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    nonizondi is offline Junior Member 512 points
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    Quote Originally Posted by Godson View Post
    Thanks for your reply. Would you recommend that I not attend this school and look into other Caribbean schools?
    Depends on how much risk you are willing to take. Students from SGU and Ross transfer to AUA, students from AUA transfer to MUA, students from MUA transfer to UMHS and students from umhs transfer to windsor and etc. SGU and Ross might look good on paper but they are cut throat as well with class sizes of almost 1000 students and more. You can see that there is always fire on the mountain. Maybe you can look into AUC but I believe all carribean medical schools schools are the same. Beef up your app. and apply to US DO schools and you will thank me later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nonizondi View Post
    Depends on how much risk you are willing to take. Students from SGU and Ross transfer to AUA, students from AUA transfer to MUA, students from MUA transfer to UMHS and students from umhs transfer to windsor and etc. SGU and Ross might look good on paper but they are cut throat as well with class sizes of almost 1000 students and more. You can see that there is always fire on the mountain. Maybe you can look into AUC but I believe all carribean medical schools schools are the same. Beef up your app. and apply to US DO schools and you will thank me later.
    Thanks again for your reply. Would you be so kind as to let me know how much money the first semester failures owe? When do they have to start paying the money back and how much are the monthly payments.

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    nonizondi is offline Junior Member 512 points
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    Quote Originally Posted by Godson View Post
    Thanks again for your reply. Would you be so kind as to let me know how much money the first semester failures owe? When do they have to start paying the money back and how much are the monthly payments.
    We owe $32k for first time med 1's. Those who were kicked out of other schools like SGU and Ross have $90k+. Your loans are due immediately you are withdrawn, dismissed or graduate. A lot of applicants are all excited to start medical school but they don't realize AUA is a bait for the uninformed. Less than 30% of first timers pass med 1 and its been a culture like some upper classmen told us. Our block 2 average was not posted on our score sheet and we requested for it to be shown but AUA never did that. I'm not here to bash AUA or disuade you from achieving your goals, but just trying to prepare you for the challenges ahead. I wish I had listened to what people in online forums told me.
    Last edited by nonizondi; 02-03-2017 at 08:17 PM.

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