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student_16
10-12-2006, 09:04 PM
Hi.

I was trying to find past threads and going through their website, but was having trouble finding answers to the following questions. I am interested in knowing the following about AUA:

(1) How many ACGME accredited hospitals does AUA have for rotations? And is there any problem being assigned these green-book rotations once you start clinicals?

(2) Of the list of clinical rotation sites on their website, which of the following are green-book (ACGME) and which are blue-book?

(3) What states will I be able to practice in if I graduate from AUA? I know Cali is not possible (or is there any way later?) ...but how about FL or Nevada? Can I practice there with an MD degree from AUA?

(4) Which other states are approved licensing of AUA besides NY? And did any reject AUA?

(5) I am afraid of caribbean schools because I don't want the school to end up closing and my degree becomes worthless...but I don't have anymore options besides the caribbs (and am afraid i mite not get into the big 3 or smu/saba)..so what do u think about the future prospects of AUA? Will it be here for the longrun, will it lose accreditations in the future (or gain)? Are there any major problems going on with the school or is it on the rise?

Thanks!

sreec
10-12-2006, 09:56 PM
(1) We've been told that every rotation we have is either Green (ACGME approved) or AOA approved (osteopathic). Our president has informed us, that for the purpose of licensure in all the states that we can be licensed in, the two accreditations are equivalent. I personally called the NY board to confirm his statement with regard to NY state and they did confirm that.

(2) I'd like to say that I'm 100% sure that all our rotations are Green because that's what we've been told by the administration. But, I have not been able to independently confirm that by calling each hospital. I can tell you, however, that every single hospital we have on the list (with the exception of peninsula which is a DO hospital and is therefore AOA approved) has at least one Green rotation. You can go to ACGME Accredited Program and Institutional Listing - Public Access (http://www.acgme.org/adspublic) to confirm this.

(3) If you want to be able to practice in Cali for sure, you should go to a Cali approved school. We should be accredited by Florida in around 2 months, since we applied 3-4 months ago. We are not Texas approved either, but we have Texan students who plan on applying for licensure in that state on their own merits. I have no idea how that works. There's at least one other state (in the midwest somewhere) you can't work in because the school needs to exist for a certain amount of time before you can do that.

(4) We're NY approved, and have applied for FL. We haven't been rejected by anyone. I think NJ might be next after FL.

(5) AUA has been on the rise since it's existence. No school in the region has achieved what it has in just three years. No other school was NBME or NY State approved as early as we were. But with Caribbean schools, you never know. So, you should attempt to get into the more established schools before applying here.

wcb22
10-12-2006, 11:06 PM
(3) the state you are speaking of is KS, which requires your school to be in existence for 15 years before licensing you.

student_16
10-13-2006, 12:42 AM
sree, how many students currently attend AUA? how many are in basic sciences and how many in miami or beyond?

sreec
10-13-2006, 07:45 AM
I don't know the official figures, but they accept around 100 students each semester, so it's safe to assume that there are at least 400 students on the island. There's 50-60 students in Miami now, 50-60 on "leave of absence" studying for step I like me, and around a 100 students in their clinical semesters. These figures are all estimates. Also, there's people who transfer into every semester, and it's hard to keep track of that.

As a prospective student, you should know that they keep class sizes from getting too big. If there's over 150 students in a class, they hire a new teacher and split it up.







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