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    Setting the Record Straigt

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    Hello Current, Former, and Prospective students,

    I just wanted to set the record straight concerning the New Dean. I posted some Truths about MUA about 3 weeks ago and they were all legitimate concerns that this school really needs to fix. Since that post the New Dean has already taken some action concerning quite a few of the concerns. He is very committed to doing everything in his power to turn this school into a top notch Medical School. When he first came here we all got mixed impressions, but he has really proven to us that he is here for us and wants to see the school graduate classes with USMLE step 1 pass rates as high or higher than any other school in the states.

    That being said I still feel the school has a lot to do before it reaches that point and unfortunately the dean is only one man. MUA is a business, and our ownership and administration also plays a huge role in what happens with this school.

    Having the new dean here at MUA is a great step in the right direction, unfortunately I'm in my 5th semester and won't benefit from the changes they are trying to implement... So in my class and classes that have already graduated we just have to hit the books, study our butts off, and pass step 1. Hopefully future classes will reap the benefits of the curriculum overhaul, be better prepared, and enjoy a better Step 1 passing rate...

    Study study study... regardless of what school you go to or what your curriculum consists of, if you work hard enough, you will be a Doctor. It would be nice though to have a school that helps you get there rather than stands in your way... hopefully sooner rather than later MUA will be there, in the mean time just study!!!

    By the way, this has nothing to do with our clinicals... They are still a mystery to us all.

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    Getting our Butts kicked

    For those of us Senior students here at MUA, it seems like the school is really cracking the whip on our academic performance. That is because we were spoiled with PowerPoint Tests, old exams to study, and huge curves to boost our grades when we didn't actually learn the information. Now they have taken it all away and suddenly we are on our own to perform well on exams. We are freaking out like a heroin addict coming clean. But its a good thing, even though its hard, it is going to make us study hard and really learn the information that we were suppose to learn in the first place. Its unfortunate that we didn't have it like this the whole time. We would have been much better prepared than we are now. So to the Med 1's and 2's, count your blessings that you don't have it too easy and you are being forced to learn a butt-load of information that we upper classmen were allowed to skate by without.

    Granted the school still has some improvements to be made: better testing, textbooks, professors, curriculum, etc... but the new dean is legitimately working on accomplishing this ASAP...

    I had absolutely no faith in this school for the last few semesters but at least the basic sciences here on Nevis is really making some much needed progress.

    Study hard and good luck

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    Uuhm, sounds like the school is moving in the right direction now. The dean has come to our classroom aswell and said that he is going to do many things, but could you give us an update on what has he actually done, other than saying that he is going to do things. I already know about the 80% attendance...thanks, naivecynic

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    Well....

    Lets see...
    Making all the professors review the shelf exams was a big plus
    Although making them actually teach and test accordingly is the next step and this is a work in progress.

    Understanding that some people don't get much out of going to class regardless of how good the professor is, and acting promptly to abolish some of the professors 90% attendance policies is a big plus.

    He is legitamately in negotiations with the Nevis Gov. to get our ridiculously crappy road fixed.

    Pathology was a mess last semester and He has pretty much got that all fixed (which included dismissing a professor) and now both Path 1 and 2 are being handled much better.

    There are still some real problem courses, of which I won't mention specifics, that he is on top of and there will definately be changes for next semester if not this semester.

    He is legitamately a proponent of the students and he wants to make sure that we all succede, whether it be cracking down and making us study harder, or fixing problem professors and classes. He is very committed to getting us past Step 1 with a high enough score to get us places....

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    Hi. 2.5 things, actually happened? Im sure there are more things, you just can't remember right now, right? Just toying with you . I think the professors could really benefit from training by a professional on how to teach and make proper questions, I think all of the current professors know their stuff they just need some training on how to effectively transfer that knowledge to the students (micro). For the sake of our future reputation, I really wish the promised changes actually take place.

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    Hi
    We were told that the attendance policy is being changed ot 80%.Also, his biggest achievement so far has been getting access to the local hospital so med4,5 students can get some exposure before they head for rotations.
    I really really want the building to come up by the end of this semester,there isnt much work left,i went inside this weekend.Theres alot of little things?(electrical wiring,celing, etc).
    I was told that the new buidling will have better support system,and we will be able to access the lecture files on a data base.

    Abt rotation sites,i think we lost a couple,not too sure.Im just going to try to arrange a couple myself so i dont waste anytime...

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