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    Lusious.Verenus is offline Newbie 510 points
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    MUA PreMed

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    MUA is a HORRIBLE SCHOOL! They only care about money, thatís the bottom line. The deans are all a joke. All the professor's are from India who are physicians trying to enter into the U.S. Also, the staff are hardly qualified. Donít let the aesthetics fool you.

    Premed is not worth it. Let me make it clear, they do not care about premeds you are just dollar bills to them. Take a year off, go to your local university/college and take the classes needed. The education you'll receive from an Accredited North American School is far superior to that of this school.

    They have a high USMLE pass rate because they filter out students with a comprehensive shelf exam. If you fail it three times they kick you out, does that sound like educators who care? Their campus violates building codes in North America. Stick to the top four! This is not a tier one school.

    Their class hours are retarded. You have class from 8 Ė 6pm. Studying after a long day like that is not conducive for understanding the material. They will accept anyone. I graduated from Windsor. MUAís housing is disgusting, their staff are rude and inconsiderate. I was informed that MUA hired ďPoope PatrolĒ since someone defecated on the school walls. Spend your money wisely. MUA is garbage. Hands down. I have friends that go to MUA and they do not like it. For a number of reasons.

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    I agree with him that the school filter out people with comp exam. In order to take step 1, mua student must pass comp. exam which is much harder than usmle step 1. Since, last 5 semesters mua med 1 size is around 110. But only 50-60 make to med 5 and out of those who every pass the comp. Definetly, he will rock the usmle. But, i dont think professor are bad, they are qualified, no accent problem, always available for help. Also, the timing is long bcz the professors in meds classes cover way more material than needed. Island life is little tough, but mangible. In addition, I am in premed, it is giving me lot of info. but i dont know if its going to help me in med classes.

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    really!!!

    Im in the process of applying, should I reconsider ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lusious.Verenus View Post
    MUA is a HORRIBLE SCHOOL! They only care about money, thatís the bottom line. The deans are all a joke. All the professor's are from India who are physicians trying to enter into the U.S. Also, the staff are hardly qualified. Donít let the aesthetics fool you.

    Premed is not worth it. Let me make it clear, they do not care about premeds you are just dollar bills to them. Take a year off, go to your local university/college and take the classes needed. The education you'll receive from an Accredited North American School is far superior to that of this school.

    They have a high USMLE pass rate because they filter out students with a comprehensive shelf exam. If you fail it three times they kick you out, does that sound like educators who care? Their campus violates building codes in North America. Stick to the top four! This is not a tier one school.

    Their class hours are retarded. You have class from 8 Ė 6pm. Studying after a long day like that is not conducive for understanding the material. They will accept anyone. I graduated from Windsor. MUAís housing is disgusting, their staff are rude and inconsiderate. I was informed that MUA hired ďPoope PatrolĒ since someone defecated on the school walls. Spend your money wisely. MUA is garbage. Hands down. I have friends that go to MUA and they do not like it. For a number of reasons.
    Lol this is funny. MUA is what you make it. If you think its a horrible school, its probably because you are a horrible student. I agree the admin has an attitude problem and learns something to be desired but other than that its a good school.

    Since the title of your post is MUA PreMed, I take it that is what you are currently attending. Pretty much no one aside from those on SGA/class reps have much interaction with the dean so I don't know how you (with your obvious years of experience with MUA) could make such a decisive conclusion that the 'deans are all a joke'.

    Most of the professors are from India (or of Indian descent) but a blanket statement like the one you made is just stupid. Either way, regardless of whether or not the professors are from India, they teach well and it takes only a few classes to get used to their accents and the way they teach.

    By staff, if you are referring to the admin, then I agree with you. Otherwise the teachers are more than qualified and can answer any questions you have and teach you more than you need to know for shelfs, at least (don't know about MLE as I have not done it yet).

    If you have been on valueMD for any amount of time, then you know MUA (like pretty much all other Caribbean schools), are businesses and as such care pretty much only about money. That being said, if you approach teachers at least for extra help or clarification on something, most are glad to be of service. Again, this help does not extend to giving you second chances that other students are not afforded or to boost up your marks just because 'you are so close to the next grade bracket'.

    I think everyone knows that Canadian and US medical schools are better than Caribbean schools so I have no idea why you are trying to convince anyone of that fact

    'They have a high USMLE pass rate because they filter out students with a comprehensive shelf exam. If you fail it three times they kick you out, does that sound like educators who care?'
    Yes, it does. That is the policy for most schools and MUA has an average pass rate for the comp, shelves, and regular courses (there are some schools that have higher requirements for a pass). The whole point of a Caribbean school is to give EVERYONE a chance to become a doctor, even those who should not become one (maybe because they are entering medicine for the wrong reason, don't have proper study techniques to succeed, don't have the drive, or simply are not ready). Three chances to pass the comp is more than enough; last I heard, this semesters pass rate was around 60%, although I can't verify this yet. Kicking you out after 3 fails is more than fair because that means that you haven't learn from your mistakes and will probably not (based on the number of times you failed), so it would help to transfer to another school (like WUSOM).

    Like I said above, it sounds as if you are in premed. If this is true, then you're class hours were 9-4pm, Med2 is the same as that, Med1 was 8-5 (with a 1.5 hour break in addition to the 1 hour lunch). Don't know where you are getting you're information but it is wrong. Of the multiple complaints I have heard from people not doing well in various courses, I have seldom heard the excuse that there is not enough time. Sure there is a lot of material but its more than doable.

    Accepting 'anyone' is iffy. Anyone is a relative term and, while MUA's acceptance standards are pretty low (remember, it IS a Caribbean school), they obviously do not accept ANYONE. No argument above the dorms being really bad, but its only for one semester then you arrange your own housing so suck it up. The 'Poop Patrol' (notice you spelt POOP wrong) garbage is just hilarious. Never heard anything about that, but if it is true then it MUST be a serious problem. I mean, if a person defecated on the walls (for whatever reason, drunk or disgruntled), that must mean the school and, by extension, all its students and graduates must be garbage. I mean, thats totally logical, right??

    Its been fun writing this, let me know if anything is inaccurate (because I am human...I think).
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    Wow, what info on MUA. I was told that MUA is equivalent to AUA. Now I feel AUA is better off

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    Lol if you're just going to believe everything people on this forum say (that includes me) without taking that information with a grain of salt and doing the research yourself, then picking what school to go to is the least of your problems.

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    Then why do we waste time on this forum. By the way this is part of the research. I feel if some one has written such things about a particular college there would be some truth to it,......... and I have not come across such stuff written against AUA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by values View Post
    Then why do we waste time on this forum. By the way this is part of the research. I feel if some one has written such things about a particular college there would be some truth to it,......... and I have not come across such stuff written against AUA.
    Well if that is the case, I can surely say you will not get fair in life, since you're researching skills are quite abysmal. AUA is actually having issues with clinical timings/rotations - something you can do your own "research" on.

    I finished the MUA pre-med program a while ago, and now I'm a Med student. The program has definitely become more rigorous and cut-throat through the semesters. I have friends that are going to enter Med 1, that just finished the PreMed program, and I can surely say that they are going to rock both Med 1 and Med 2. The curriculum that they were taught, during their two semesters, we barely scratched the surface of. If the TS was having trouble with PM1 and PM2, I don't doubt it, as stated before the material needs more time investment, compared to when I took it. I was talking to a friend who just finished PM2, and was doing exceptionally well. Dude was easily getting over 100s on most of the Physiology exams. Was telling me the time commitment necessary for all of his PM2 classes.

    In my opinion, there were some students in my PM class that failed out, or had to repeat a class in the med program; but now I see the content they are presenting to the PM students, and it's quite rigorous. However, I feel that the TS is exaggerating just a bit. Specifically, the time of classes. Class for PM1 and 2 doesn't start till 9AM and it finishes at 4pm, with a hour in middle for lunch. For PM1 we start class on Monday & Fridays at 12pm, since Medical Terminology is only taught 3 days a week.
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    Has anyone noticed that TS has not once replied to any of these posts, thats because, TS only posted 1 post, this one, and it most likely is a fake post just to get a rise out of people and post derogatory comments that have no basis in fact.

    The MUA Premed program does what it's designed to do, prepare students to become doctors with a good base of knowledge and provide needed required courses.
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    In response to value's comment, Jonari said it all. You would do well to listen

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