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    To All The Haters

    I am going to try and keep this as professional as possible but if I fail in those efforts then I apologize in advance. While this post is for all audiences it is also for people like soniaa and Houmd , who have made it their business to harass, insult, and undermine students and supporters of Atlantic Uni. School of Medicine.
    My school is a new school and I am not ignorant of the possible challenges it might face. I do thank those that have highlighted these challenges. When I applied to this school, I was not misinformed about any state approval or lack thereof. I also did my homework and verified all the accreditation. They all checked out as stated on my school’s website. There are many Caribbean schools out there, some doing good and other not fairing too well. Some with tuition (and thus debt) higher than private US medical schools and some affordable for the average American. I found AUSOM to my liking based on the quality of teachers, infrastructure and affordability and intend to stick with it. Every medical school started from somewhere (Even the big 3 Caribbean med sch once had an opening day. I am sure people were not telling potential students for Florida Atlantic (FL) not to go there because the school just opened). At the end of the day, whether you go to Yale or the least medical school in the world, OR if the school is a day-old or 100 years old, it all boils down to results and scores (step 1, step 2 etc) and what you bring to the table compared to every other applicant nationally?



    So what do you plan to bring? Great scores, good scores or mediocre scores? What else do you have? Do you have any publications? Have you done any research? What did they really write about you in that recommendation letter?
    There are many docs (both in private practice and leading medical institutes) in US that have studied in little unknown medical schools in different parts of the world and yet are licensed to practice.



    My class at AUSOM are a bunch of determined medical students, like some of you, that are ready to work hard . We are extremely happy with our school and quite pleased regardless of the length of time our school has been opened. Dr. Don, the 51yr old chiropractor, was thrilled and decided to share that with everyone on this forum. He misguidedly posted it on other schools’ forum. To which he apologized and even contacted a moderator to remove the duplicate posts. Regardless of whether you agree with his tactics and sentiments or not, I think we can all agree that his post was not meant to offend, hurt or debase anyone or any institute. Isn’t if unusual that you see a Caribbean medical student come to this forum to praise the school they attend? Unfortunately, it has been disheartening just reading posts from students outside of AUSOM or admin from other carib schools who are just bitter and trying to get into juvenile batter on “our school is better than yours” nonsense. Obliviously, some people cannot be happy that others love the school they attend. Or maybe they hope to make us as miserable as they are.


    Soniaa , if you are a student, try and show some respect for others. You do not have to agree with what everyone writes on this forum but you should learn to respect their opinion. All of your post on our school’s forum has been insulting, rude and shameful to say the least! You can correct but learn to be constructive in your criticism. Might I even suggest that you re-direct all that negative energy into biomedical research and a peer-reviewed publication in a medical journal (make sure to avoid plagiarism because most of your post on this forum is full of it) which might enhance your chances of obtaining a residency in the future. That is, if that’s your goal. On the other hand, if soniaa is an admin from another Caribbean medical school (some have speculated you might be), then you really should be ashamed of yourself. Can you possibly stoop any lower than this? It makes me wonder how you treat your own students…Frankly speaking, I do not care who you are but your posts says a lot about your character and level of maturity since you feel the need to tear others down just to make a point. Enough said.


    AUSOM is new, it is still growing. The admin are nice and friendly, they listen to your input. The instructors are ready to help you anytime, even on weekends. Our lecture schedule gives us more time to study and assimilate what has been taught (but like any medical program, the study of medicine is still stressful). Fellow classmates have respect for each other, both in the classroom and outside. Everyone here looks out for the collective interest of others. Plus we are on the nice inexpensive island of St. Lucia.
    And yes, we are happy we go to AUSOM.


    If you want to become part of AUSOM then come to our open house on February 26th and 27th. We will welcome you with open arms and give you a tour.






    NB: I would not be responding to any negative comments regarding this letter/ post.
    Last edited by blackangel10; 02-17-2011 at 07:29 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cutelilMD View Post
    to all you supporters
    I'm glad that you guys have found your dream school, but all your posts are very generic, advertisement like, and extremely bias. I'm not here to be disrespectful, but do you realize how many students come here to read this? do you guys realize that misinforming a student could cost them their future as a physician. I have to admit that I accidentally misinformed a student in the past, and have tried my best to find this student to stop him from going to a school, unfortunately i was too late and all I can do is hope for the best. I think that it be best if you guys provide information that includes both the pros and the cons. It would also be helpful to provide information like how the class was taught, is it based on curves or not, how do you study for exams, what is the campus like, how is the facility and the labs, is there any dress codes, etc.. Basically, useful things that students can use to factor into their decisions. Post like "transferring to AUSOM is the best choice ever, the professors were all so helpful, and all the students are so determined," sounds like you are hypnotizing students to go there. All the readers here are adults, let them decide if they want to go to this school or not.
    This is a good post. THat is exactly what these guys/girls should be doing. They should tell everyone how many students are in each semester (I'm assuming very very little based on how hard they r trying to recruit), they should provide information on the hospitals that are directly affiliated with the school, how many states can you apply for residency (and where do you do your clinicals), who writes the exams, the campus condition, internet, so on..)

    Instead you see statements like these:

    1) come don't miss this opportunity, don't miss out
    2) teachers are good and helpful
    3) every post they write, they say, go to the website join us, hurry/ and then one of them posts on diff school forums about how he is happy..


    If you notice these 3 things, no solid information about the school, Just advertisement. I'm not being disrespectful, i'm just telling you how it looks like to students that don't attend this school. Solid info is what helps a school out, not just "best choice" here and "happy" there, that is just an opinion.
    Last edited by MedMD; 02-20-2011 at 04:27 PM.

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    As a student of AUSOM I have posted on another thread on the AUSOM forum about hospitals and an another student on another thread has posted exactly how MD5 works at AUSOM.. If you have questions email me at my yahoo email: tiger2689

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiger26 View Post
    As a student of AUSOM I have posted on another thread on the AUSOM forum about hospitals and an another student on another thread has posted exactly how MD5 works at AUSOM.. If you have questions email me at my yahoo email: tiger2689
    reiterating my previous posts, specifically name 1 hospital AUSOM is affiliated with.

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    Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital is the MD5 hospital affiliate..

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    Too bad you're not allowed to rotate in NJ.

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    Yes I know we can't do rotations there. I just was telling him a hospital that AUSOM is affiliated with.. In another thread I have listed some states where they do have rotations..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiger26 View Post
    Yes I know we can't do rotations there. I just was telling him a hospital that AUSOM is affiliated with.. In another thread I have listed some states where they do have rotations..
    Confused, how is the MD 5 there? No one but Ross and SGU can even have an affiliation with a Jersey hospital. It is illegal. You did list states, please list 1 specific verifiable hospital that I can call and ask.

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    In my opinion, the best advertising will be practicing doctors. It may be too early to tell but if the school keeps chugging along and produces grads who get licensed that will speak volumes.

    Though it cost all you have, get understanding.

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    copy of the email i sent to RWJUH -

    "I was told you are an affiliate with Atlantic University School of Medicine for their MD5 semester. I was thinking of applying and wanted to know because I thought only Ross and SGU could have affiliations in NJ. Thank you."

    Tiger it's not that I don't believe you, I don't believe anyone. Until there is 1 verifiable rotation I will continue to warn people that this school has not yet secured rotations, and if they have are already being shady about it. PM me a site, I promise not to share it with anyone, and I go to Ross, I have no dog in this hunt. My only goal here is to find out if this school is legit or not for future students who might make this their school decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiger26 View Post
    Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital is the MD5 hospital affiliate..
    pure and simple...not possible...no foreign school is allowed to do clinical rotations in the state of NJ, other than those that have been granfathered in...to my knowledge, that includes only Ross, UAG, and SGU.

    if your MD5 is a clinical term, then simply, your students canNOT rotate in NJ legally...if MD5 is a PRE clinical term , then it doesn't make a difference if the school is "affliated" with RWJ UH....you aren't doing rotations there, mybe sitting in classes...
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