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    Accepted for September 2016

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    Hey guys! So I just got accepted for September 2016 and wondering who else is going from Canada?

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    http://www.valuemd.com/american-univ...option-md.html

    Dude you for reals? Need J1 and going Caribbean?

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    Congrats! I will be attending in September as well! Sign up on Facebook - MUA September 2016 group.

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    Hey there everyone! So I was accepted for the upcoming class of September....I was also informed from Ross that if I completed a few more biology course I would have a better shot for their school. Does anyone want to weigh in on this? Should I continue with MUA or take a few courses and apply again for the Big 4?

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    Hey Hman, I was accepted to Ross, AUC, and Saba. I live in California and still going to MUA because of the low tuition. I work and pay for my own tuition that's the reason why. If you are already got in MUA might as well go for it. Where are you planning on practicing?

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    I wanted to practice on the east coast. Preferably PA, NY, or NJ. I'm worried about the rotations and residency match. I have a friend who came back from MUA and passed Comp and everything and hasn't been able to get rotations for 4 months now. I'm wondering if it would be more beneficial to take the extra semester and re-apply to the big 4?

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    Oh... that is not good. that is something new. Did your friend pass step 1? They would only let you go in rotation once you pass step. If you are going to work in the East coast then you should go to MUA and join me for September .

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    Yep he passed step 1 and everything. He said that MUA was ok getting all the paperwork ready but the places where he was going to do the rotations kept giving him a runaround. Having him call several people and it never came to fruition unfortunately. I'm a little reluctant because of that reason.

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    My 2 cents.

    1. It is more difficult to secure a residency program when you are graduating from an off-shore medical school.
    2. Off-shore medical schools with are larger number of hospital rotation spots and affiliations will increase the likelihood of a residency spot, based on increased networking opportunities alone.
    3. There have been graduates and successful matches every year from Caribbean schools, otherwise the schools would not still be in business.
    4. Even if, hypothetically, the match rate is 2%, why would you sell yourself short and assume that you won't be that 2% ?
    5. If you are not willing to put in the EXTRA work (compared to your USA medical graduate counterparts), you should probably reconsider and attempt to get into school in the USA.


    That being said, all students doing "Away" rotations must apply to do a rotation at a school that is not their home base. USA students must apply to do rotations at other teaching hospitals. Because we are Off-shore (Carib) students, ALL OF OUR ROTATIONS are considered, "Away." The application process to do rotations will include your USMLE Step 1 score, among other credentials.

    Yes, every school has hospital affiliations. Some very reputable clinical spots, and some that will accept anyone. Based on the application to do rotations, you will be eligible for different spots. If, for example, everyone in a class barely passes Step 1, everyone in a class is fighting for the one spot (or two) that takes anyone with even the worst application, based on school-affiliation alone. This can lengthen the time it takes to rotate after completing Step 1.

    In no way am I pretending that I know the situation of the person above who mentioned their friend waiting 4 months. They might have slaughtered Step 1. I don't know the ins and outs about what selection criteria is included in accepting "away" students to rotate.

    In a nutshell ... School cannot profit if their students don't match. Otherwise, people stop coming and stop applying.
    MUA was granted USA Federal Loans for a reason. So while it may not be considered in the "Big FOUR," the United States Government endorses the school enough to trust that its American students will graduate, get a job, and pay back their loans.

    My 2 cents.
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    ladync you have too much faith in the loan system.... look at all the for profit colleges that are shutting down in the US, and increased regulations for federal loans...

    the approval process for USA Federal Loans is outsourced to a 3rd private industry, and isn't part of the US govt...

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