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11-28-2012, 10:58 PM
Faculty members along with the school's administration will welcome new students and provide on-site assistance after the first few days in Curacao. Orientation is scheduled for January 14th at 9.00 am.

The one day of orientation will challenge and encourage you to find out more about yourself, meet new people, as well as explore the campus and surrounding area.

Your participation at new student orientation means that you are indeed serious about your education and meeting some very important goals in your life. At CMU, we are committed to supporting your dreams and career goals.

The information provided in this orientation is intended to highlight some useful information. There is however, much more information which you need to know and strongly encourage you to become familiar with the university catalog and the semester class schedule. These two documents will provide you information necessary to guide you in becoming a better informed student, understanding the CMU's program offerings, available support services, academic policies and expected students conduct.

Our goal is to provide you the best written information to enable you to make informed and factual decisions. However, we welcome any questions you may have. Please feel confident in seeking clarification from University administration when you are not clear of the programs and rules. We appreciate the opportunity to serve your educational needs and wish you the best success at Caribbean Medical University.

Schedule of Events for Freshman Orientation. All events are subject to change without notice.
9:00am - 10:00am Check-in at the campus
10:00am - 12:00pm General Orientation (Faculty and Staff introduction, Class Schedules, Class Locations, Instructions for Immigration and Student ID’s, Holidays, ½ Days, General School Policies, Dorm/Bus Schedules, Curacao General Info, SGA Welcome, Welcome Party and White Coat Ceremony Information, AMSA Info and sign up
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch Break (Pizza Buffet Lunch provided by CMU)
1:00pm - 2:00pm Medical School Study Seminar
2:00pm - 4:00pm Bus Tour (Downtown, various Island Highlights, Supermarkets, Shopping Centers)
4:00 pm Personal Time
6:00 pm Evening Activities

11-29-2012, 03:13 PM
Value MD forum of CMU seems to be littered with information of dishonest practice with the forum itself, forging signature of the Government officials, false advertisements in its website, students murdering fellow students, and warning from the value MD moderator itself. Yet they claim to be operating as a medical school? So whats the truth? I'mconfused so can you please clearify?

11-29-2012, 04:26 PM

11-30-2012, 12:36 AM
Come and visit the new campus and you will see for yourself that all you write in CMU forum is pure lies. Im also a happy student and Im sorry for a guy like you who cant stand the CMU's growth.

11-30-2012, 01:00 AM
Come and visit the new campus and you will see for yourself that all you write in CMU forum is pure lies. Im also a happy student and Im sorry for a guy like you who cant stand the CMU's growth.

11-30-2012, 01:34 PM
Come and visit the new campus and you will see for yourself that all you write in CMU forum is pure lies. Im also a happy student and Im sorry for a guy like you who cant stand the CMU's growth.

Not sure what that means but OK if you say so…I’m just a student looking at all of these negative posts and trying to make sense of it with psychvmd the obvious school representative replying to all of them. ****

11-30-2012, 02:24 PM
Like this one on CMU...

Netherlands Antilles catches medical school forging IMED document

Our members don't see this ad.
From the Amigoe newspaper (Amigoe.com - Voorpagina), September 25, 2008, 17:20 (GMT -04:00)
Forged accreditation for CMU
WILLEMSTAD - Minister of Education O L (PAR) will contact the Attorney General because of a forged letter that states that the Caribbean Medical University (CMU) would be recoignized by the Antillean government. Minister Leeflang holds that medical schools can not be recognized by the Antillean government.
The letter was sent on September 15 to C B , senior research analyst at IMED. The letter contains numerous mistakes. Apparently, it would have been sent by the Antillean government, but the Antillean coat of arms [in the letter] contains six instead of five starlets. At the same time, the author of the letter states that it would have been sent by "the government of Curacao". The signature at the bottom of the letter is illegible, moreover, contrary to custom, the name of the signatory is not mentioned underneath the signature. Instead, the letter is signed by "The Department of Education of the Netherlands Antilles".
During the weekly government press conference, minister Leeflang went ballistic about the brutality of the forgers.
"The Antillean government can not recognize medical schools. They are free to set up shop here, since we have freedom of education. The only thing that is required is a business licence. They are outside Antillean educational legislature and are not recognized. It is their own responsibility to secure recognition, be it through an US based or European based university or through other organisations."
The minister emphasizes that medical schools no longer get recognition since 2006, when she took office. From that time on, she and her staff are continuously pressurized by lobbyists and representatives of the medical schools to grant recognition. "But that is simply impossible. They are not part of our system of education. Based on our legislation, there's no way that we can recognize them. Apparently, this is not to the liking of some people, and the decision was taken to forge official documents."
L announces a thorough review of the case and also announces that she will contact the Attorney General.

Vervalste accreditatie voor CMU
25 Sep, 2008, 17:20 (GMT -04:00)
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WILLEMSTAD - Onderwijs-minister Omayra Leeflang (PAR) zal naar het Openbaar Ministerie stappen naar aanleiding van een vervalste brief waarin staat dat de Caribbean Medical University (CMU) door de Antilliaanse regering wordt erkend. Volgens Leeflang kunnen medische scholen niet door de Antilliaanse regering worden erkend.
De bewuste brief is op de 15e van deze maand verstuurd aan Carol Bode, senior research analyst van de International Medical Education Directory. De brief bevat tal van onjuistheden. Hij zou verstuurd zijn door de Antilliaanse regering, maar het wapen van de Antillen telt zes in plaats van de gebruikelijke vijf sterretjes. Aan de andere kant stelt de briefopsteller dat de brief namens de 'government of Curaçao' zou zijn verstuurd. De handtekening onder aan de brief is onleesbaar, maar onder deze handtekening staat niet zoals gebruikelijk de naam van de ondertekenaar, maar louter 'the departement of education of the Netherlands Antilles'.
Leeflang kon er gisteren tijdens de wekelijkse persconferentie van de Raad van Ministers niet over uit hoe brutaal degenen zijn die de brief hebben vervalst. "Medische scholen kunnen niet door de Antilliaanse regering worden erkend. Ze zijn vrij om zich hier te vestigen. Wij hebben hier vrijheid van onderwijs. Het enige wat ze nodig hebben is een vestigingsvergunning. Ze vallen niet onder de onderwijswetgeving en worden niet erkend. Zij dienen zelf te zorgen voor hun erkenning. Dit kan via een universiteit in de Verenigde Staten, Europa of een andere instelling."
De minister benadrukt dat sinds haar aantreden in 2006 medische scholen geen erkenning meer krijgen. Sindsdien staat zij en haar ambtenaren onder continue druk van lobbyisten en vertegenwoordigers van medische scholen die toch een erkenning van de Antilliaanse regering willen. "Maar dit kan gewoonweg niet. Ze vallen niet onder ons onderwijssysteem. Conform onze wetten kunnen wij ze niet erkennen. Blijkbaar kunnen mensen niet hiermee leven en is er besloten tot het vervalsen van officiële documenten over te gaan."
Leeflang kondigde aan deze zaak grondig te gaan onderzoeken en dat zij hiermee ook naar het OM zal stappen.

12-01-2012, 12:04 PM
Since that happened in 2008 what is the progress. You are indirectly bashing CMU. Are you a previously banned user or something. You posts are not really informative since this topic has already been discussed in older posts. READ. CMU is still on FAIMER and I don't think it takes 4 years to discredit a school but it is still here. Because people post negative remarks from both users and administrators of schools, you are making the valumd forum useless. I see so many trolls on this forum it is becoming difficult to distinguish truths and lies. If you have true questions ask the government. And if people do not investigate where they applied and going and get screwed later on, whose fault is it. Only their own. Everything is a risk and one must investigate yourself to mitigate that risk. What you are doing by putting old information and negative remarks and guising your profile as a potential student. What you are doing is reducing the investigation for other real student. It was already mentioned move on. Make your decision on which school and the go. If you are uncomfortable with a school then don't go. DOn't try to confuse others. It is counterproductive.

You are in this forum because you could not get into and AMG. If you can great go. If not just go to a Carib school you are comfortable with and afford. If you miss Jan entrance, you might be trying to match with the 20 or so new AMG schools coming online in Sept of next year. Don't waste your time and others by putting your posts. It really doesn't help anyone.

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