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    IUHS current student review--completed 7 months at IUHS

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    I am a current IUHS student offering an honest review of the school after completing 7 months. I will keep this short, but feel free to ask any questions. For the most part, the school has been impressive. I was shocked to see that the professors teaching the courses are actually teaching the same courses at US Med Schools. The material is fast paced, but doable while working. Be prepared to study like crazy, there have already been people that I started with that are not in the program anymore. Don't think this is going to be a cakewalk, you need to study.

    The school will qualify you to take Step 1, but with any FMS you will need to kill Step 1 to get a descent residency. With that being said, plan on taking a review course prior to the test (i.e. Kaplan, USMLE Success Academy).

    IUHS is not for everyone, but if you're self-motivated and a hard worker then it could be a great fit for you.

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    I am looking at possibly going to the school in a couple of years after fixing some financial stuff. How many hours a week are you studying/attending lectures?

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    To give you a rough idea, this week I have 12 hours of lectures to attend and I will study about an additional 18-20 hours. If you don't have any clinical background or familiarity with these courses I would plan on studying longer. If you ask any medical student, they will tell you that the material isn't difficult it's just a lot of information to remember.

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    Where do people match from IUHS and where are they licensed? Of those licensed, how many attended the entirely online program?

    I have seen some IUHS grads in a few states but many were transfers in the old days and some attended the campus program when the school first started. But it's tough to find reliable stats about the outcome of the students who are actually attending and graduating from the entirely online program.

    Unless I can see some concrete stats on the grads who find residency and some concrete information about state licensing, I would say this is a risky road.

    After all the ultimate goal of going to medical school is to be able to practice medicine, isn't it?

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    Med grad, I agree 100%...it is a risky road. But that is the case with most FMS's. IUHS's stats are ambiguous, about Step 1 in particular. They say something like a 98% pass rate, but I can tell you that not all students are allowed to even sit for Step 1. You must first pass their exit exam, which I'm sure a lot of students can't do.

    In regards to matching, I have personally spoken to several students in their residency programs...ranging from FM to General Surgery. All of them were 100% online classes.

    The school is a risk, and I wouldn't recommend it to everyone. But if you're a good test taker, think you can do great on Step 1, and have the ability to network your way into a residency then it should work out.

    This program seems to attract people who are already in a healthcare setting and are hoping to pursue a dream. The flexibility of it allows you to continue working, on a limited basis, while pursuing that dream. From a personal standpoint, my previous grades would afford me the opportunity to get into a US medical school, but because I have kids an online option is the only way to make it happen while maintaining my current responsibilities.

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    Even if one gets residency that is not a guarantee of a medical license. I know many states have restrictions on medical studies done online. As appealing as studying medicine online might be, I would carefully research the state licensing rules to see if licensing from an online school is possible after residency. This may be difficult since laws are changing all the time and the information that's available today might not be good 4 years from now.

    More states have opted for the California list as a means of screening off-shore grads. Others have laws that say explicitly "no online" schools. Any foreign school is risky for medical studies but the online option is even riskier when considering all the licensing pit falls that lay ahead.

    I don't know anything about IUHS. But it seems to me they should be up on state laws and assist prospective students with specific questions about state licensing. If the school is not giving specific information about future licensing, then that's a huge red flag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrNSV View Post
    To give you a rough idea, this week I have 12 hours of lectures to attend and I will study about an additional 18-20 hours. If you don't have any clinical background or familiarity with these courses I would plan on studying longer. If you ask any medical student, they will tell you that the material isn't difficult it's just a lot of information to remember.
    I have been a PA for the last 9 years. I see the realistic life circumstances working better if I can go with IUHS. Of course, as mentioned below going to school at IUHS doesn't help much if I cannot get a residency or license. I have a couple of years to see where things are, but for now am keeping my eye on the school. Is it difficult to contact current residents?

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    IUHS has been disapproved by the State of Indiana twice. As recently as a few years ago the school got disapproved for a second time in Indiana for being an online school. This information is public and can be access through the state medical board.

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    I see where the website mentions 22 states have people licensed and either practicing or in residency. It seems like people are able to train and then practice on the back end. I see the tuition has increased as well. Are you finding it difficult to cover that monthly fee? Where are you planning on doing rotations?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mathsonpa View Post
    I see where the website mentions 22 states have people licensed and either practicing or in residency. It seems like people are able to train and then practice on the back end. I see the tuition has increased as well. Are you finding it difficult to cover that monthly fee? Where are you planning on doing rotations?
    I have graduated medical school and have been in residency since last year. So I am not interested in attending IUHS or any other medical school. What I have posted is merely informational to alert potential students to be careful with online schools. Keep in mind just because a website says something it doesn't make so. There are more than one online medical program these days.

    1. did those who got licensed attended an entirely online program?
    2. What states are they practicing?
    3. Have the laws changed in those states since those grads were licensed?
    4. Can you speak with the licensed grad and verify the information through the licensing boards?
    5. How forthcoming is the school about licensing and residency placements of its grads through the online programs?

    You could be spending a lot of money and getting nothing at the end! i
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