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    hopefulmed95 is offline Newbie 510 points
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    Can any current students comment on if MUA is a good school?

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    I'm looking at a few Caribbean schools or just staying statside and trying for DO but can any current students comment on their experience with MUA and if it is a good school?

    Current students please thank you.

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    lol, does anybody even go to MUA?

    To be more specific, I need the following answers...

    1. How big is your class size
    2. What is your class attrition rate (how many people from each term/semester move on to the next.)
    3. Do you take a comprehensive shelf?
    4. If you do, what % of your class passed?
    5. Is it easy to get clinical spots for third year or do you have gaps.
    6. Any idea what % of graduating class graduated in four years only

    That's asking a lot but somebody has to know.

    Thanks

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    Any MUA students on this forum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopefulmed95 View Post
    Any MUA students on this forum?

    I don't have personal experience with MUA but I know one girl from high school who went to MUA and managed to secure a residency in family medicine in Florida afterwards. General consensus when applying to the Caribbean is to stick to the Big 4 schools.

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    I finished at MUA. I'm an attending now. Overall I had a positive experience but any medical school you choose will be a hard long road. that is the nature of medical education.
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    hopefulmed95 is offline Newbie 510 points
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    Quote Originally Posted by don1 View Post
    I finished at MUA. I'm an attending now. Overall I had a positive experience but any medical school you choose will be a hard long road. that is the nature of medical education.
    What year did you graduate from MUA?

    Do you know how many of your first year class secured a residency after four years?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cakepops View Post
    I don't have personal experience with MUA but I know one girl from high school who went to MUA and managed to secure a residency in family medicine in Florida afterwards. General consensus when applying to the Caribbean is to stick to the Big 4 schools.
    I'm hearing that it is even harder now at the Big 4 these days. MUA is less money so I wanted to get some more info on the program and see if it is worth it.

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    I finished in 2011 and started residency then a few months after finishing. of my graduating class about 70-80% seem to get into residency 1-2 years post graduation. Maybe 30-40% did not finish at all or transferred out when looking at those that started. some people ran into financial issues and that caused them issues because of the economic downturn that happened and some lenders were not continuing to fund people.

    The numbers I am mentioning is based on me keeping in touch with people. There are a few that I wasn't that close with and I didn't hear if they matched or not. It was rare for someone not to match.

    Quote Originally Posted by hopefulmed95 View Post
    What year did you graduate from MUA?

    Do you know how many of your first year class secured a residency after four years?
    Last edited by don1; 06-26-2019 at 12:14 PM.
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    Not current, but like Don1, I graduated MUA in 2010. I finished in 3.5 years, did ok on USMLE's, went straight into psych residency. Many MUA grads have placed into the psych residency I graduate from. MUA has a good reputation in residencies where it's med students have rotated, such as in Oklahoma City. Several MUA grads have place into the Family Med residency there. I still talk to just recent MUA grads who are placing into my psych residency. In general, I would say MUA is improving all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SPODAT View Post
    Not current, but like Don1, I graduated MUA in 2010. I finished in 3.5 years, did ok on USMLE's, went straight into psych residency. Many MUA grads have placed into the psych residency I graduate from. MUA has a good reputation in residencies where it's med students have rotated, such as in Oklahoma City. Several MUA grads have place into the Family Med residency there. I still talk to just recent MUA grads who are placing into my psych residency. In general, I would say MUA is improving all the time.
    Thanks for responding but I really want to hear from current grads or even current students who have at least been cleared for STEP1.

    2010 is a long time ago and A LOT has changed since then.

    Honestly, I'm only looking at MUA because it's cheaper than some of the other schools but if this school doesn't have a good track record then it is not worth it for me. So that is why I need to know how many students actually make it out of the program and then match. It does not help me out when people say "yeah I matched a decade ago." Thank you.

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