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    Surgery Residency after MUA Belize?!

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    Yes it is!!

    Anything is conceivable as long as you work at it! remember. by the time you apply for residencey match MUA Belize will be close or more than 10 years old!!! Plus with our stream of graduates rocking the boards! and our PERMANENT MEDICAL CAMPUS, you'll be in good hands here in Belize! Dollar for Dollar you cannot find another school in caribbean that can match the quality of education and the individual attention you'll receive from the staff, plus as an added bonus the genuine kaplan course with latest kaplan books!

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    Dear BillyBill-

    Nothing personal, but I read ValueMd in order to obtain good, solid info from students re their med schools, so that I'll be able to make a good choice for myself. I know it's obvious to me, and I would think others, that you and several others on your site are most likely one of the owners/operators of the school. I can't speak for others reading ValueMD, but I personally find it offensive to constantly read your gushy ad-type answers to emails. Why do you have to make believe you're a student -Why can't you let the students GIVE the answers???

    The Crankmeister

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    Do NOT Assume!!!

    FOR THE RECORD....I AM A CURRENT MUA BELIZE STUDENT!!!! I have NOTHING to do with administration or any affilitiation with MUA Belize besides being proud of my school! so stop passing judgement on others who you disagree with or do not like what they have to say.

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    Everyones..

    everyones entitled to their opinion, but this forum is not about personally attacking other students who attend rival schools. I suggest you keep yourself in check, i have pride in my school, so i tend to be very opinionated and excited to share my thoughts about MUA-BELIZE, after carefully reviewing and doing site visits of other schools i was admitted to. If you do not like what i have to say, ignore my posts instead of attacking me with malicious false propoganda.

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    And now for something completely different...

    SurgeonIN10years:

    call me naive, but it sounds like you're putting questions to us students that might be better put to the administration. May I suggest visiting the school website (www.mua.edu.bz) for the relevant email addresses?

    Crankyfranky:

    I'm a basic science student at MUA Belize. When I first started here, I fully expected cut-throat backstabbing competitiveness from my fellow students, a cold uncaring faculty who just "presented information and collected a paycheque", and an administration that couldn't care less whether you lived or died until it came time to pay your tuition.

    And you know what? I was totally, dead wrong on all 3 counts.

    Of all the schools I have attended, I have NEVER come across a student body as cohesive as this one. With respect to schoolwork, we study together, coach one another, share resources, and keep each other up to date on the relevant goings-on. Outside of school, we're constantly getting together for social events and mini-vacations. I know that whenever I've needed a shoulder to lean on, or a sympathetic ear, or a joke to brighten my day, I've always been able turned to every single one of my fellow students and receive support.

    Whenever I've done poorly on exams, and unfortunately that's happened a lot more than I'd care to admit, my professors have always taken it personally and blamed themselves for my mistakes. All of them are easily approachable; their doors have always been open for me whenever I've needed extra tutoring, advice, or simply to 'shoot the breeze'.

    The same can be said of administration. From the day I arrived on campus, any difficulty I've faced, or any favour I've needed, every single one of them has immediately dropped whatever they were doing to help me.

    Honestly, it's surreal how friendly, helpful and supportive everyone is of each other over here. We're not a school. We're a family. As in any family, there's occasionally going to be friction or disagreements or whatever, but on the whole, everybody always looks out for everybody else.

    I KNOW this totally reads like a Disney t.v. show. But I'm not making any of this up. I've been in contact with students in other medical schools, and from the stuff I've heard, I can't thank Dr. R. enough for allowing me the opportunity to pursue my medical education at MUA Belize.

    Join us, and see for yourself.

    BillyBill:

    I honestly admire your enthusiasm. But while it is not my intention to malign you with "malicious false propaganda", I can EASILY see where a visitor to this forum would quickly tire of your infomercial-like contributions. And how, exactly, is one supposed to ignore your posts when you post absolutely EVERYWHERE?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SurgeonIN10years
    I very much desire to attain a surgical residency in the USA after medical school. Being that MUA Belize is so young, and as far as i know there are currently no residents practicing, what problems or challenges do you foresee your graduates running into?

    Will it be possible for MUAB students to match in surgical residencies?
    Getting a residency in Surgery from ANY medical school be it an American or Carib school is difficult. I've seen many residents in the hospital that attended US med schools doing Prelims due to the fact that they can't get a Surgery spot. Everyone want's to get into Surgery and the bottom line is your USMLE scores, and people you know always help. I can say that most of the Residency boards for Surgery don't even know the difference between any of our schools, we are all from the Carribian, and the bottom line is our scores and our interviews.
    My advice is to pick a hospital that you think you have a chance to get a spot, try setting up some electives there on your own, and show them what you got.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SurgeonIN10years
    Thanks for your info/ advice...

    Not to disagree with what you said, since i think you are giving some pretty good info, but the word on the street is that now a days surgical residencies are becoming less and less competitive.. ?
    Negative. There was only one unfilled spot in surgery match this year. Even my best friend who graduated from a state school was only able to get a community surgery program. Since the 80hr work week.. more and more grads are going into surgery. Also, those that did not match into Ortho, ENT, Neurosurgery and Urology are settling for Gen Surg. By the time that you graduate.. < 235 may not get you into community programs.
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