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    hyloran is offline Member
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    Are MUA's standards going up?

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    Just curious; I've seen a few posts on this forum that seem to imply that MUA's admission criteria have tightened. Some ppl with GPA3.0 are being turned away. Others are being asked to take the MCAT and apply again.

    Is there some fundamental change within the school itself; are the numbers of first-time USMLE passers increasing? Or is MUA benefitting from having been around for a few more years than its competitors?

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    I heard from my interviewer that USMLE step1 pass rate was 83% and step2 pass rate of 88%.

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    MUA on the rise

    To everyone considering MUA as a medical school-

    Honestly speaking, this medical school is certainly on the rise and it is getting more competitive semester by semester. With the new building, recapitalization incentives, expansion projects, professor staffing and the whole nine, we're bound to be the top in the caribbean. Some might think I'm stretching the truth but MUA has really come higher than expectations. I really like the people, environment, and atmosphere here at the school. We're being well prepared and definitely attracting more qualified students. The school will be extremely competitive in just a year from now. To answer your question... YES... MUA is increasing their standards, which includes minimum GPA, MCAT scores and the rest. If you guys have any specific questions let me know. Good luck to you all and I hope to see you on the island soon.


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    Not bit surprised by MUA's success

    We've come a long way to where we're at now. When I left Nevis in summer of '02, the newest building was the library...and even then it wasnt completed. Now at the rate the school is heading, it's no surprise how competitive and attractive it is to potential students.

    Keep up the good work, MUA!

    (And for those currently there, we're lookin out for you regarding the hurricane DEAN..... If you can weather the "storm", you will be a great physician!)

    R.S., M.D.

    (I miss going to Booby's and having a Carib, seeing the planes take off/land, and the lady in Charlestown that sells BBQ chicken with her Weber grill. Good stuff...is she still there??)
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    i miss good ole boobies and going to sunshines and have people think that we were tourists. the school is much more competitive now

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    I think it boils down to number of applicants. In Ontario Canada about 3-4 years ago there was a removal of the final year of high school which was a previous requirement to get into university. The result was increased competition to get into university, resulting in many professional and graduate programs seeing increases in the number of competitive applicants (about now as these students complete their undergrads). I can see this having an influence on the number of Canadians applying to Carb. med schools because of increased competition locally.

    Also, I believe the the previous sigma associated with Carb. med schools has decreased to a certain degree as they are producing excellent physicians despite accepting student who were not able to get into a Canadian or US medical schools. This is also driving up people applying and hence, contributing to the rise in admission criteria.



    Quote Originally Posted by hyloran View Post
    Just curious; I've seen a few posts on this forum that seem to imply that MUA's admission criteria have tightened. Some ppl with GPA3.0 are being turned away. Others are being asked to take the MCAT and apply again.

    Is there some fundamental change within the school itself; are the numbers of first-time USMLE passers increasing? Or is MUA benefitting from having been around for a few more years than its competitors?
    Last edited by don1; 08-17-2007 at 06:26 PM.

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