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    AUSOM is Not Being Upfront

    I am trying to get information on this school and had a very discouraging discussion with the "Director of Operations" (DOO) in New York. The AUSOM website mentions a Board of Directors (BOD). I asked the DOO (a woman) who the BOD's were. Her response, "I don't know". This is supposedly the "Director of Operations"? I asked her who the owners were. Her response, "I don't know." I asked her if there was a company that owned AUSOM. Her reply, "I don't concern myself with such matters." So I am wondering if this woman looks at who signs her paycheck or whose account the check is drafted on? So this is a Director of Operations that does not know who is on the BOD, does not know who the owners of the school are, and does not know if a company owns the school? Let's take a vote: Is this woman lying? If you log onto the Department of State for New York, "Atlantic University School of Medicine" is not even a licensed entity doing business in the State of New York. So the question has to be asked, "Is this a scam?" There are some claims on the AUSOM website that the school is refusing to back up (the Board of Directors being one). Caribbean medical schools have a bad name and the behavior of this "DOO" in New York is just one reason why. I want this woman's job: you don't have to know anything to keep it and get paid! If I can find out any more information about this school, I will post it on this forum. For now, I would never consider going here until these people can show they are a legitimate operation and are willing to be transparent about it. In the meantime, if there is anyone out there that knows who sits on the BOD or who the owners are, or what company owns this school, please respond. Thanks.

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    Not listing hospital affiliations is surprisingly common practice for the smaller carib schools. They all claim exactly what Tiger here has stated however I more-so tend to believe that schools don't list affiliations because it is an ever-changing list. The competition for sites is so extremely competitive that not only do they not want other schools to jump in and outbid them for their clerkship spots, but that they also wouldn't want the public to see a list changing constantly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by houmd View Post
    Not listing hospital affiliations is surprisingly common practice for the smaller carib schools. They all claim exactly what Tiger here has stated however I more-so tend to believe that schools don't list affiliations because it is an ever-changing list. The competition for sites is so extremely competitive that not only do they not want other schools to jump in and outbid them for their clerkship spots, but that they also wouldn't want the public to see a list changing constantly.
    I can see that; however, I only asked for 1 site/rotation, not a whole list. That alone would make me happy that they are in fact working on and securing green-book rotations. If that is the case then I have done 2 things, one shown prospective students the school is legit, and 2 satisfied my curiosity. The whole reason I decided to get involved was because of other posters blatant advertising for the school. I knew prospective students would see that and think it was the best school ever, I wanted to find out the truth.

    Tiger can you provide the link to the person who did rotations, I looked through the threads and couldn't find it. Thanks.
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    I couldn't agree more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by medic300107 View Post
    I can see that; however, I only asked for 1 site/rotation, not a whole list. That alone would make me happy that they are in fact working on and securing green-book rotations. If that is the case then I have done 2 things, one shown prospective students the school is legit, and 2 satisfied my curiosity. The whole reason I decided to get involved was because of other posters blatant advertising for the school. I knew prospective students would see that and think it was the best school ever, I wanted to find out the truth.

    Tiger can you provide the link to the person who did rotations, I looked through the threads and couldn't find it. Thanks.
    Actually you just want to find out where the rotations are so Windsor admin can harass the hospitals. Why doesn't Windsor list their hospitals? I'm sure your statement above applies at Windsor so you just imagine that being the case at this school. At least we haven't been asked to lie like Windsor asks it's 5th semester Canadian students to. Wow, makes you wonder why no one at Windsor teaches Ethics...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam I am View Post
    Actually you just want to find out where the rotations are so Windsor admin can harass the hospitals. Why doesn't Windsor list their hospitals? I'm sure your statement above applies at Windsor so you just imagine that being the case at this school. At least we haven't been asked to lie like Windsor asks it's 5th semester Canadian students to. Wow, makes you wonder why no one at Windsor teaches Ethics...
    1. Medic goes to Ross, not WUSM
    2. WUSM had ethics taught by Dr. Mar***** this semester to the MD4 students
    3. The constant WUSM bashing by you is not only making yourself, but your school look very immature and bad. I don't think you realize how much more damage than good you are doing....

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