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    mmccul04 is offline Newbie 510 points
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    Hi there,

    I've been accepted into MD1 at MUA and AUA for the Fall 2017 semester. Does anyone have any recommendations as far as the schools go, or has anyone else gotten into these schools for that semester?

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    don1 is offline Senior Member 544 points
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    good question. most people from mua will say go there. those from aua will say go there. I went to mua and was happy that i did, I am done residency now. life is good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by don1 View Post
    good question. most people from mua will say go there. those from aua will say go there. I went to mua and was happy that i did, I am done residency now. life is good!
    Thank you! I decided to go to MUA. I really liked the people that I talked to there, and the smaller class size and island size and cheaper tuition was big for me as well. I start in September this year! Currently working on all of the forms and what not, there's a lot to do! Any chance you stayed in the residence in your first semester and have any recommendations? Thanks!

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    congrats on your first step in your medical career. I started in sept as well, a many years ago. living on the island seems like a distant memory now. hahah

    I did stay on campus. I lived in potworks for a year that a short walk away in a private place some guy was renting. Staying it dorms for first term is good because you will figure out where you want to live 2nd term onwards. Trying to do that before hand is time consuming and expensive, plus you won't have the benefit of living there.

    Get use to paperwork. It gets worse the further you go in your career. I picked mua for the same reason; reasonable tuition, good size island. I wondered what it would be like on a different island. A bigger island would offer more stuff but there is much more compared to saba island. I was really happy that mua seemed very vested in making me successful and they where on top on getting in paperwork stuff quickly, etc.

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    Yeah,

    I haven't even started yet and I feel as though they are very supportive and interested in your success; obviously that is huge.
    I am definitely going to stay on campus first semester, I just can't seem to find anything on the difference between the two residences. I think I will be fine with either, I am not picky, I am mostly curious at this point.
    Do you mind if I asked a bit about your experience in clinicals and matching? Did you find that it was better to rotate through various hospitals in several different states, or would you said it would be better to try and stay in some clinical locations longer? Also, did you match on your first attempt and was it your top pick?
    Thanks again for you help

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    I believe there has been a new residence now since I finished there. I would look into the distance from the school and if you share or not. I decided I did not want a roommate.

    I stayed in one state for most of my rotations. for my electives, I did them at hospitals I was interested in matching at. I matched the first time I applied, 4 years after I started medical school (no delays), into my first pick of places and speciality.

    if you are smart, hardworking, and play your cards right (do an elective where you want to go and make sure decision makers get to know you and you are good) you can match into the speciality you want. most people back up with family medicine, just in case. some people like family medicine, so I don't mean to knock it.


    Quote Originally Posted by mmccul04 View Post
    Yeah,

    I haven't even started yet and I feel as though they are very supportive and interested in your success; obviously that is huge.
    I am definitely going to stay on campus first semester, I just can't seem to find anything on the difference between the two residences. I think I will be fine with either, I am not picky, I am mostly curious at this point.
    Do you mind if I asked a bit about your experience in clinicals and matching? Did you find that it was better to rotate through various hospitals in several different states, or would you said it would be better to try and stay in some clinical locations longer? Also, did you match on your first attempt and was it your top pick?
    Thanks again for you help

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    Does anyone know if MUA accepts transfer students?

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    best to call the admin and ask. Policies always change. when I was there a while back there was 1 transfer student i think. I believe the school is wanting people who they believe are going to be successful in completing medical school and matching into residency. I think it is a long shot but worth asking.

    Quote Originally Posted by jefferymeinz View Post
    Does anyone know if MUA accepts transfer students?

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    Hi,

    I have been accepted too, to start in Fall 2017. I am just having a rethink about attending MUA, it's not Cali approved, I live in Tennessee, so am not sure if I will be able to get licensed in TN. I would appreciate it, if more graduates of MUA could comment on the USMLE pass rate, residency match. Also, I noticed that most of the faculties were from India, not sure about the quality of teaching. It is such a huge step to go to MUA and commit to having the burden of huge student loan. So please if you are a graduate or a current student, could you please share what your experience has been like, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seekingMD View Post
    Hi,

    I have been accepted too, to start in Fall 2017. I am just having a rethink about attending MUA, it's not Cali approved, I live in Tennessee, so am not sure if I will be able to get licensed in TN. I would appreciate it, if more graduates of MUA could comment on the USMLE pass rate, residency match. Also, I noticed that most of the faculties were from India, not sure about the quality of teaching. It is such a huge step to go to MUA and commit to having the burden of huge student loan. So please if you are a graduate or a current student, could you please share what your experience has been like, thanks.
    congrats on your acceptance. I am a grad. The pass rate is high, but I don't know the exact number. majority of my classmates matched into residency. The teachers are mixed, some are great and some are just ok. The indian ones when I was there were really good. There was one that didn't speak english really well and he was transferred from teaching a class to the anatomy lab. Basically, I think your ability to pass the usmle and match is more dependent on you, then the school. Some people are just bad at standardized exams or don't know how to study. The school is solid, and they help you as much as possible. I'm very happy with the admin and they have always been super awesome to me and get documents and forms done fast; that makes a difference for when your matching into residency, etc..

    In regards to cali, that you have to decide. It didn't make any difference for me so I didn't care.

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