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    Cost of MD School Application in Belize !!

    http://www.moes.gov.bz/BMSCC/operation.htm

    Make a non-refundable deposit of BZ $100,000.00 to the Government of Belize;
    Pay an administration/accreditation fee of BZ $50,000.00 and,
    Pay an annual license fee of BZ $20,000.00

    why am I posting this information ?
    I have doubts as to the quality of education these schools offer to students. Aside from the application fee, what would Belize require from these so called business owners. They seem to BOLD the $$$ but not essential key factors as research labs, faculty to student ratio, faculty credentials, facilities, Hospital affiliations, etc....All essential in Medical education...

    As a physician I am concerned with the quality of education associated with some of the new carribean schools. Students should be aware ,and choose reputable schools. For starters I suggest schools with a track history of 10 years !, Good facilities and Faculty, and Hospital affiliations in the US.
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    And your point is???? What difference does it make what the application fee costs?

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    so

    It takes around 48,360 USD for the deposit, 24,180 USD for administration/licensing fee and around 8,000 USD for the annual licensing fee. Total up front admin. costs...80,540.00 USD.

    Plus the real estate investment, equipment, utilities hookup, teachers, administrative staff, etc.






    Quote Originally Posted by IMG X-Files
    Cost of MD School Application in Belize !!

    http://www.moes.gov.bz/BMSCC/operation.htm

    Make a non-refundable deposit of BZ $100,000.00 to the Government of Belize;
    Pay an administration/accreditation fee of BZ $50,000.00 and,
    Pay an annual license fee of BZ $20,000.00

    why am I posting this information ?
    I have doubts as to the quality of education these schools offer to students. Aside from the application fee, what would Belize require from these so called business owners. They seem to BOLD the $$$ but not essential key factors as research labs, faculty to student ratio, faculty credentials, facilities, Hospital affiliations, etc....All essential in Medical education...

    As a physician I am concerned with the quality of education associated with some of the new carribean schools. Students should be aware ,and choose reputable schools. For starters I suggest schools with a track history of 10 years !, Good facilities and Faculty, and Hospital affiliations in the US.

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    well, i think this is revelent since we have seen the SC scam merge quite easily into belize.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott1981
    well, i think this is revelent since we have seen the SC scam merge quite easily into belize.
    So what you are saying is if SC merged with a school that pays a multimillion fee, then its SOLID, and LEGIT? Still there is NO point to that argument.

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    I wonder how hard it would be to get an application accepted. I think the Belizean government should be less up for medical schools setting up on the island, and be a bit less hasty when it comes to these matters, i mean if a medical school on belieze turns bad it leaves a sour taste in the mouths of many, just as with any other island.

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    I don't really have a problem with the price tag... I think it is comparable the cost of the application for California approval. I think a more accurate representation of a school is weather it can gain approval by New York, New Jersey, Florida and California. Who really cares how much Belize charges if the school is not approved in the US?

    If there was no fee for the school to get started would that mean that the school was better or worse? If the school had to spend 1 million dollars on the license what would that say about the quality of the school? There are defiantly administrative costs associated with allowing a medical school to exist in your country so there should be an appropriate fee to cover that expense. California approval is not free and it doesn't matter how good the school is if it doesn't pay for the accreditation process it won’t be approved.

    Let’s not forget that each of us who has a drivers license had to pay a fee to get it and the drivers test is painfully easy. So does that mean that the DMV is only concerned with getting the fee for our licenses? Maybe or maybe not.

    The truth is that the school in Belize doesn't have a good reputation, but that really has very little to do with how much its license cost and everything to do with the quality of its professors and its administration.

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    please explain...

    The truth is that the school in Belize doesn't have a good reputation, but that really has very little to do with how much its license cost and everything to do with the quality of its professors and its administration.
    Please explain your comments about not having a good reputation.. is this before or after the "merger" with St. Chris. Thank you...

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    the point is

    Chappies:

    The point being that with $81k you can get into the door of having your very own medical school.
    SAINT CHRISTOPHER STUDENTS, take note; why not join together, pool your money and own your own medical school. Issue stock to each student that invests their tuition money into the project.



    Quote Originally Posted by IMG X-Files
    Cost of MD School Application in Belize !!

    http://www.moes.gov.bz/BMSCC/operation.htm

    Make a non-refundable deposit of BZ $100,000.00 to the Government of Belize;
    Pay an administration/accreditation fee of BZ $50,000.00 and,
    Pay an annual license fee of BZ $20,000.00

    why am I posting this information ?
    I have doubts as to the quality of education these schools offer to students. Aside from the application fee, what would Belize require from these so called business owners. They seem to BOLD the $$$ but not essential key factors as research labs, faculty to student ratio, faculty credentials, facilities, Hospital affiliations, etc....All essential in Medical education...

    As a physician I am concerned with the quality of education associated with some of the new carribean schools. Students should be aware ,and choose reputable schools. For starters I suggest schools with a track history of 10 years !, Good facilities and Faculty, and Hospital affiliations in the US.
    Attention K-mart shoppers:

    The W.H.O. does not recognize, nor do they accredit.

    The ECFMG does not recognize, nor do they accredit.

    THEY LIST.

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