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    salahm is offline Newbie 510 points
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    Pros and Cons of IUHS

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    Pros
    1) No need to attend actual lectures so that you can work full time.
    2) Expenses are far more less than other Caribbean school because you don't physically have to be there. No extra living expenses
    3) Some of the lecturers are awesome.
    4) You can attend your video lectures in your pajama.


    Cons
    1) Most of the states don't recognize IUHS Graduates. The rest doesn't favor them either. You will get residency if you are so lucky.
    2) During the clinical rotation, you won't learn that much. (this could be for all Caribbean schools I suppose)
    3) Their USMLE pass rate is questionable. They mention higher than US based school average. In reality, they will sponsor(pay) only best students for USMLE. If the class size is 10, they will sponsor the best two students for USMLE exam and when they pass, the percentage on their website shows 98%. How about the rest they never sponsor (pay)? Those students can write USMLE themselves. IUHS doesn't count their failure or pass. Most students didn't pass. So you can only see highest digits on their web.
    4) The communication is horrible. They rarely respond emails from students and rarely help students if even the problem is on their side.

    You can give it try but I won't recommend anyone. It could be waste of money and time if you don't get residency.

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    salalm

    I have no doubt at all that you are speaking the truth, but it seems you MUST NOT EVER tell the truth on valuemd. No really one listens.
    How do I know? Well over the last 10 years the number of offshore schools have more than doubled.
    I actually taught at IUHS in St Kitts years ago. In those days there were a few teachers and students on the island but the vast number of students were online.
    They were taught all the 8 modules by a single man. He oftn did not turn up and students would drive miles from work to their homes in vain for their lectures

    A man called georgiegporgie exposed them on the now obsolete site Guide to Foreign Medical Schools that preceeded valueMd, and many of the online students quit.
    Eventually, before they folded on the island thy had a "President" running things on the island. He was said to have graduated from some strange medical school but was not really a doctor as he had not passed the steps or done a residency. This did not stop him from joining up with the IUHS lawyer on the island to start his own school on the island . This did not last very long, however.

    Some how out of the ruins of a failed IUHS of the early 2000's has emerged what seemed to be a better solution.
    However, you have been honest or disappointed enough to tell the truth here, and you must be commended for doing so.

    But few will take heed. Too many folk think that being a doctor is glamorous, and many will continue to be fleeced by offshore schools and online schools like IUHS.
    Few will learn from your misfortune.
    Many of your class mates will rush here to make you out to be a whiner, or a villian. You will find this type of delusion on all of these fora.

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    Any IUHS students or graduates in western Washington State ?
    I'll buy lunch to be able to talk with you.
    Or, in keeping with the online pre-clinical philosophy of IUHS, we could also Skype !
    Thanks,
    Take care,
    daveolds911

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    Quote Originally Posted by daveolds911 View Post
    Any IUHS students or graduates in western Washington State ?
    I'll buy lunch to be able to talk with you.
    Or, in keeping with the online pre-clinical philosophy of IUHS, we could also Skype !
    Thanks,
    Take care,
    daveolds911
    This is my advice: Save yourself a lot of headache and just call the Washington Medical Board. If you are from Washington that state won't accept your basic sciences if taken online. Simply stated: No license in Washington.

    Washington is not a difficult state for IMG's unless you went to an online school. That should end the matter for you right there. If you are considering any online or distant medical school program, you should first talk to the licensing bodies in the state(s) you might be interested.

    And you don't have to buy me lunch!

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    Great university, provide you with great knowledge and gives everything you need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Med grad View Post
    This is my advice: Save yourself a lot of headache and just call the Washington Medical Board. If you are from Washington that state won't accept your basic sciences if taken online. Simply stated: No license in Washington.

    Washington is not a difficult state for IMG's unless you went to an online school. That should end the matter for you right there. If you are considering any online or distant medical school program, you should first talk to the licensing bodies in the state(s) you might be interested.

    And you don't have to buy me lunch!
    ========
    Well, I'm a little late(r) by a year and a half !
    My situation is quite a bit more complicated, as I'm not looking to be licensed in any particular state, or go through a residency, and I've already been through the Basic Science courses. Plus, I could tell you horror stories about Washington State bureaucracies....
    So if you're still around, "Med grad", let me know how to contact you.
    Thanks.

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    Any Pros and Cons of USAT?

    Quote Originally Posted by daveolds911 View Post
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    Well, I'm a little late(r) by a year and a half !
    My situation is quite a bit more complicated, as I'm not looking to be licensed in any particular state, or go through a residency, and I've already been through the Basic Science courses. Plus, I could tell you horror stories about Washington State bureaucracies....
    So if you're still around, "Med grad", let me know how to contact you.
    Thanks.
    Any Pros and Cons on USAT other than they don't appear to have a thread on ValueMD?

    U.S.A.T – University of Science, Art and Technology

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    They seem to have a few residents.
    Like IUHS...some are able to get a spot. But very few.
    I'm more concerned about the bad apples those kind of schools produce

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    Wow....Thanks for this valuable information. I am currently enrolled but I guess I'll have to look for an alternative now.
    By the way, do you any good carribean medical schools i could go to that are not too expensive?
    Quote Originally Posted by aimu observer View Post
    salalm

    I have no doubt at all that you are speaking the truth, but it seems you MUST NOT EVER tell the truth on valuemd. No really one listens.
    How do I know? Well over the last 10 years the number of offshore schools have more than doubled.
    I actually taught at IUHS in St Kitts years ago. In those days there were a few teachers and students on the island but the vast number of students were online.
    They were taught all the 8 modules by a single man. He oftn did not turn up and students would drive miles from work to their homes in vain for their lectures

    A man called georgiegporgie exposed them on the now obsolete site Guide to Foreign Medical Schools that preceeded valueMd, and many of the online students quit.
    Eventually, before they folded on the island thy had a "President" running things on the island. He was said to have graduated from some strange medical school but was not really a doctor as he had not passed the steps or done a residency. This did not stop him from joining up with the IUHS lawyer on the island to start his own school on the island . This did not last very long, however.

    Some how out of the ruins of a failed IUHS of the early 2000's has emerged what seemed to be a better solution.
    However, you have been honest or disappointed enough to tell the truth here, and you must be commended for doing so.

    But few will take heed. Too many folk think that being a doctor is glamorous, and many will continue to be fleeced by offshore schools and online schools like IUHS.
    Few will learn from your misfortune.
    Many of your class mates will rush here to make you out to be a whiner, or a villian. You will find this type of delusion on all of these fora.

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    Omudia11 is offline Newbie 510 points
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    I am currently enrolled at
    IUHS. Please can I get your contact details so or your email if you dont mind. Would like to ask you a few questions.
    Quote Originally Posted by aimu observer View Post
    salalm

    I have no doubt at all that you are speaking the truth, but it seems you MUST NOT EVER tell the truth on valuemd. No really one listens.
    How do I know? Well over the last 10 years the number of offshore schools have more than doubled.
    I actually taught at IUHS in St Kitts years ago. In those days there were a few teachers and students on the island but the vast number of students were online.
    They were taught all the 8 modules by a single man. He oftn did not turn up and students would drive miles from work to their homes in vain for their lectures

    A man called georgiegporgie exposed them on the now obsolete site Guide to Foreign Medical Schools that preceeded valueMd, and many of the online students quit.
    Eventually, before they folded on the island thy had a "President" running things on the island. He was said to have graduated from some strange medical school but was not really a doctor as he had not passed the steps or done a residency. This did not stop him from joining up with the IUHS lawyer on the island to start his own school on the island . This did not last very long, however.

    Some how out of the ruins of a failed IUHS of the early 2000's has emerged what seemed to be a better solution.
    However, you have been honest or disappointed enough to tell the truth here, and you must be commended for doing so.

    But few will take heed. Too many folk think that being a doctor is glamorous, and many will continue to be fleeced by offshore schools and online schools like IUHS.
    Few will learn from your misfortune.
    Many of your class mates will rush here to make you out to be a whiner, or a villian. You will find this type of delusion on all of these fora.

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