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    "Which Of The Caribean Med. Schools Are Really Hospital-Integrated? & size of their H

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    A potential prospective student would like me to find out info for her. She came across these two claims, and would like to know which one is true?

    1. "The 1st and only Hospital-Integrated Medical School in the Caribean"
    = AUA

    2. "The 1st Hospital-Integrated" Caribean Medical School = SMU


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    i have no idea what they mean but if they mean a hostpial on the island affiliated with the school...so what? your clinicals need to be done in the US (or in part the UK , Ireland). getting a little hostpial experience while in the caribbean is nice but not a decision make in any way shape or form when choosing an offshore school.

    I should add sgu has "hospital integration" in the caribbean if i understand how you mean it; you do 6 mos at st vincents. but this isnt why you should go to sgu. its a great feature, but hardly the most important.
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    I don't understand why AUA uses that stupid slogan. I think they're trying to claim that they make students participate in "hospital rounds" from the first day. It is the most idiotic policy because these guys know nothing about the basic sciences or clinical medicine. They simply waste first semester students' time by sending them to the hospital.

    It's also highly unlikely that their "first and only" claim is true.
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    totally agree. its also nothing to brag about "first and only" is a straw man. Now dont get me wrong; as the students learn something some occasional days in the hospital is a great way to hone and practice H&P. but the marketing appeals to the ignorence of students who assume, well, it must be a vastly superior thing to have "an intergrated hospital". that is marketing. nothing more. What you want to see is "All ACGME GUARENTEED US hospital formal affiliate cores" Not preceptor rotations, not people bragging that you can do your rotations anyway (that is a flog, dangerous in terms of a student making sure these clinical will be ok frmo alicensing standpoint int he future, and in some states, you cant get a licensre unless all rotations are with FORMAL affiliate) but schools do this. they make a small perk sound more important or worse- a downside sound like a good thing. Poor form!
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    Thanks a Bunch " Sree & Stephew"

    Thanks a bunch Sree and Stephew. You rock! Of cause they are smart in that they know they are not marketing to guys like. They know what bait to put on the hook for what kind of fish.... LOL.

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    The best way to be integrated is going to a overseas intenship. Where you would learn with a real patiente every day, and doctors let you do some easy procedures since the beginin.
    More info at [email protected]

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    and a bad idea for an american looking to go back to the us.
    do NOT go to a school simply so you can do "easy procedures since the beginning".

    and doctors let you do some easy procedures since the beginin.
    More info at [email protected]
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    I fell hard for that line too Hospital integrated.
    You should have seen me with my stethoscope
    As Dr. S used to make fun of us at AUA. Now you think you ar a doctor b/c you have a stethoscope and a hammer. That was funny!

    That line should have been removed. Sree is right!
    I need to think about something...maybe you know what...

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