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AmericanFMG
10-14-2016, 10:14 PM
I see most faculties are from India, Russia, and UK? only one from the US with a Ph.D degree?

How can they prepare students for USMLE steps if they never had these tests? no clinical experiences in north America as well?

Hummmmmm

JohnI
10-23-2016, 01:39 PM
I see most faculties are from India, Russia, and UK? only one from the US with a Ph.D degree?

How can they prepare students for USMLE steps if they never had these tests? no clinical experiences in north America as well?

Hummmmmm

Quick question - what are the differences in clinical manifestations of angina pectoris in USA vs. UK? And who said that med schools prepare students to pass USMLE?

Cheers,

JohnI

jimmycratner
12-15-2016, 05:17 PM
Quick question - what are the differences in clinical manifestations of angina pectoris in USA vs. UK? And who said that med schools prepare students to pass USMLE?

Cheers,

JohnI

There are a lot of differences when it comes to sitting down to take the exam. And the US medical school curriculum is regulated to ensure that med schools prepare students to pass board exams. When any school has such high failure rates, it is a direct correlation with the lack of quality of education provided.

As for the people who stick up and get defensive for this school are mainly Canadians who have their network of cheating. They dream of competing with US students for residency seats, because they can't get any residency in Canada. Good luck with that, since that's about to end.


True story about attrition rate
Truth be told, 90%-100% of the students at this school repeat at least one semester. On a low end, I'd say 70% do not end up completing the basic sciences program alone. And that number is very conservative. Out of the remaining 30%, there is a whopping 40% who do not complete the MD due to shelf, step, clinicals, etc. That leaves with 100*.3*.6=18% are remaining from the initial pool at this point. And based on the official NMRP, the match rate for this students is ~33.3%. That means that out of the remaining 18% of students, 2/3 do not match. Now you're left with 100*(.3)*(.6)*(.33)=6% of the initial batch of students who actually end up getting a job as a doctor. This is a fact, not a theory.

I am a student who finished 5 semesters on the island and it took me about 3 years. I transferred to a different school with a better loan program. After spending 20k extra per semester on repeats, I can say that it is not worth the extra money nor time. I am amongst the top 6% of students at the school. Do yourself a huge favor and spend the extra year or 2 or 3 and get into a US med school because this caribbean school is garbage, and it won't last long.

Defrauding students
One can argue it's the students fault all they want, but it's simply not true when students are doing well on board review book questions, but miserably failing exams. I can attest to the fact that they do in fact manipulate students using lockdown browser. Not all students have identical questions. Some students do in fact have parts of question stems removed, which is done to increase the difficulty of exams to maintain a certain average. And the best part of the scam is that once the exam is taken, itís all done and over. Students have no proof that they were defrauded, or do they? Time will tell, SMU, time will tell. You think thereís no proof out there, but youíll be surprised. There are exams in which there are 30 students taking an exam, and the highest score is 70-80%. It is highly unethical and immoral for the professors to manipulate students like this, but they do it anyway. And there is a common trend amongst the students who are passing every class the first time around. One of these trends is that they aren't seen studying, and a second trend is that they fail the comp and/or step 1.

Finest corruption at SMU
There are certain profs who have illegal copies of the NBME shelf, which certain students also possess. There is documented evidence about this, which will be presented in the future. This alone will get the school barred from NBME privileges. If you thought the california disapproval is bad, time will tell you that it's about to get much worse.

Do you honestly think that SMU is there to give you a second chance? Give me a break! If it is so legitimate, then why doesn't it just operate in the US? Yes, that goes for all caribbean schools btw.







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