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    maureen9004 is offline Newbie 510 points
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    Worries, questions, oh my!

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    After reading many of your posts I have some questions. I'm currently looking at applying to MUA for the pre-med program (two semesters of science classes, entry to medical school the following semester). This to me seems like a pretty sweet deal. However, what are the requirements to get accepted into this? I'm a psychology major with a 3.8 GPA. Would I be accepted into this pre-medical program? Does anyone know who usually gets into these programs? Should I take the MCAT? Do you have to do an interview for the pre-medical program? How exactly do you apply for the program? I have sooo many questions and i think I'm beginning to annoy the admissions people (although they have been VERY nice).
    Also, I would be moving with my fiance. Since I'm guessing there's not a big demand for sound engineers (what he went to college for) he would have to find other work. Are there any jobs for tennis pros on the island? He played professional tennis for a moment and was a tennis pro all through college. I'm worried he'll be giving up his career for four years while I try and make my dreams come true. I just want to know he won't be trapped on an island unemployed for that time. He'll go nuts.
    Does anyone know anything about pets? I have three cats (I cringe thinking about it- they were dumped on us)... however, I love these cats like my children... I can't leave them here. Does anyone know the rules when it comes to pets?
    Thanks to anyone who can help answer my questions. I appreciate it!

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    go to US school

    If you have 3.8 / 4.0 G.P.A you must do all the pre-requisites in states a.nd MCAT in states and apply to US medical Schools because you will be given preference in residency in some cases with low USMLE score compare to FMG (foreign medical graduate). If you are applying for loan you will have no problems from American as well as Canadian banks. Also you would be able to practice anywhere in states and if you have good USMLE scores you will have no problems in getting into the residencies of your choice. If worst come to worst go to the top four schools like SGU, Ross, AUC and Saba. If money is the issue than Saba as it is older school have more loan opportunities, more graduates practicing in states and more recognized. MUA is a good school and must be your last option since its still considered a new school, and people who usually apply to MUA have a g.p.a anywhere from 2.8 to 3.4 with a decent MCAT score of around 23-27. Note MCAT was not even required before Jan 2007. being said that Mua is still a good school with good teachers and still has lot of its graduates practicing in states and some in canada. But because of its lack of seniority it doesn't give you that many loan options if you are canadian and benefits in term of recognition.

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    what are the requirements to get accepted into this? I'm a psychology major with a 3.8 GPA. Would I be accepted into this pre-medical program?

    A GPA of 3.8 is very competitive and you will stand a good chance of gaining admission

    Do you have to do an interview for the pre-medical program? How exactly do you apply for the program?

    Yes you do have to interview its a telephone interview. To apply you send in an application that you can print off online from the website. In that form it will tell you all that you need to fill out and send and how much it will cost etc...


    Also, I would be moving with my fiance. Since I'm guessing there's not a big demand for sound engineers (what he went to college for) he would have to find other work. Are there any jobs for tennis pros on the island? He played professional tennis for a moment and was a tennis pro all through college. I'm worried he'll be giving up his career for four years while I try and make my dreams come true. I just want to know he won't be trapped on an island unemployed for that time. He'll go nuts.

    Its hard to say, it would depend on what kind of engineering he does and whether or not there is a demand for it on the island. He might have a better chance teaching tennis though. I know of some spouses that work as teachers for schools here, so if he cant get an engineering job, he could consider teaching math/science.

    Does anyone know anything about pets? I have three cats (I cringe thinking about it- they were dumped on us)... however, I love these cats like my children... I can't leave them here. Does anyone know the rules when it comes to pets?

    Rules for pets, i cant help you out here cuz i dont own any

    Try visiting these websites to see if you can find anything else helpful
    Medical University of the Americas Campus Website
    www.sgamua.com

    Best of luck

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    Your GPA is certainly adequate for admission to the Premed. But they look at a lot of other things, communication skills, live experience, etc. Unless you have some strong negative things about you, you would get into Premed. The premed program is specifically designed to allow people without the science background to succeed in medical school, I suspect they would welcome you with open arms.

    There is certainly an interview, usually over the telephone. Not difficult, just be able to express yourself, and think on your feet.

    There are no significant jobs available for spouse, etc. on Nevis. Occasionally people work teaching in the local school, but not much chance for a tennis pro or sound engineer. There are not that many good jobs on Nevis, and the local government usually makes sure they are filled by Nevisians.

    Pets are OK, they have to be certified free of rabies by blood tests, and then quaranteened for a while when they come to the island. Don't try to sneak them in though, stiff fines, and usually death for the animals. Nevis is "rabies free", and they make huge efforts to keep it that way. You can get the specific requirements before you come.

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    umm.. mua still does not require the mcat..

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    Try any other U.S. or Canadian school first!

    Only come to MUA if it's your last, well second to last option!
    After every possibility has been explored, then what remains, no matter how impossible it may seem, must be plausible...Sir A.C. Doyle as the infamous Sherlock Holmes

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    hey, there is nothing like a couple going to med school together!
    maybe, he could go to school with you.......
    There are many husband-wife teams in this noble profession....

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