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    UMHS or MUA?

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    Just need some advice guys, I got offered pre-med at MUA and spoke with someone at UMHS and they said they would offer me ARP which is like MERP at ross, not really pre-med. MUA pre-med is 2 semesters whereas UMHS ARP is one semester. Now i'm just debating which one to choose. UMHS seems like a good school but it has only been open since may 2008 which is why i'm a bit skeptical of attending this school. Any thoughts?

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    I'm a fellow Torontonian.
    Did you finish / or are in the process of finishing an undergraduate degree ?
    Or are you a recent highschool grad ?
    Why Pre-Med ?
    Just complete all of the requirements and go for the M.D.

    P.S. I would be skeptical of any school that has not been around as long as the TOP 4
    Any of the new med schools that are coming out, you have no way of knowing how good they are and how many states you will be approved for...
    The older the school the better

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    Hey Nikola, I'm in the process of finishing my undergrad in biology. I'm taking summer school but will have my degree before sept 09. I did apply for the med program but apparently my gpa was not competitive enough so i got offered pre-med. I declined it at first but i don't know which other schools to consider so i'm thinking about accepting it. I looked into xavier and st.eustatius but because they are under netherlands-antilles and the whole nvao assesment that is taking place ( st.eustatius did not pass the assesment), i heard there is a possibility of schools who fail the assesment will be dropped off the WHO which means their students cant sit for their board exams. I really want to stay away from all that.

    And I agree with you, that the older the school, the better, which is why im sort of leaning more towards MUA at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Torontonian. View Post
    Hey Nikola, I'm in the process of finishing my undergrad in biology. I'm taking summer school but will have my degree before sept 09. I did apply for the med program but apparently my gpa was not competitive enough so i got offered pre-med. I declined it at first but i don't know which other schools to consider so i'm thinking about accepting it. I looked into xavier and st.eustatius but because they are under netherlands-antilles and the whole nvao assesment that is taking place ( st.eustatius did not pass the assesment), i heard there is a possibility of schools who fail the assesment will be dropped off the WHO which means their students cant sit for their board exams. I really want to stay away from all that.

    And I agree with you, that the older the school, the better, which is why im sort of leaning more towards MUA at the moment.
    I'm in the same position as you, but i won't be applying until Next year. Have you considered Saint Matthews? They have pretty liberal admission policies especially if you are not taking loans...i would not trust UMHS and really doing pre-med after you've done your Bsc is not worth it..

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    I havent written my mcat and i think st.matthew's requires it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Torontonian. View Post
    I havent written my mcat and i think st.matthew's requires it.
    It does but i don't think they have a cutoff, just that you attempted it. If i was in your same position I don't think pre-med would be an option..after completing your BSc you should strive for getting into MD1..

    So try the MCAT and then apply for SMU, doesn't work, and you still want to do Premed, i think MUA would be a better choice..

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    I would go for MUA
    I have friends going there and they are happy.. its a solid school
    and its been around for 10+ years
    Id go for MUA

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    Thanks guys, appreciate the honesty.

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    Hey
    No worries man, I hope you get in
    I applied to MUA myself because I was really considering going there
    Great cirriculum, very good profs, cheap tuition, good rotation, very impressive residencies list, I've heard some solid things from the profs in my current school (Western) in London, and my friends from undergrad who went there were all happy with how they were treated by the school and the locals on the island. They really liked the schools quality of education, and the excellent professors MUA has. All in all, from my impressions I've been hearing that MUA is an excellent UP AND COMING school that will only continue to improve in the future.
    I wish you all the best in your endevours and hope you are happy with your choice
    Cheers

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    Hello

    Hello, I would like to suggest Torontonian to go for MUA since it has solid background. I would be litttle hesitant for UMHS since its a new school and i believe that someday MUA will be a very well known in couple
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