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    As far as for the general feel of this forum, there seems to be an underlying shadow of doubt and terror concerning residency matching in the US for PUMS graduates. Not to mention, passing the board exams.

    I've only encountered three, maybe four success stories in this forum. I've also found about the same amount of people who attended PUMS listed as fellows in the US residency programs that have their fellows listed publicly online. (google tag search)

    If I infer correctly, the class size being 80+ at PUMS, minus students who are not US citizens and go back to their respective countries to do residencies, and minus drop outs, that should leave us with about 30-40 US graduates each year.

    My question is, where are they?
    Should we be seeing more fellows/physicians with PUMS credentials over the years in US, the school has been in existence for a while now.

    Maybe the reason being is that people get on with their lives and don't come back to forums like these to endorse/reflect on their experiences.
    Or maybe it is such that a big part of the graduates never passes the boards and ends up with and MD and a life time of debt to payoff.

    Both are unlikely definite outcomes, but the truth must be somewhere in between. I'd be very helpful to have graduates step up and help out by being brutally honest in their reflections with those like myself still struggling to decide whether to go or not, rendering the acceptance letter that I hold in my hand a blank piece of paper.

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    There is no alumni association in this school. The school has tried doing something like that, but I haven't really seen anything new. We have graduates all over the US and at the top hospitals too. Try searching in google, Karol Marcinkowski Univ. of medical Sciences, or Poznan Univ. of Medical Science (PUMS), u will find a few. I know of a bunch of people that matched this year.
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    Not only that but when you are finally done at PUMS, you are so god damn sick of PUMS, Poznan, Poland, and Polish culture, that you simply never look back. I think people feel like they did there sentence and they are out... Revisiting the idea of PUMS must be like going back to the scene of a crime.

    From what i have seen and heard here however... i can tell you if when you pass your steps, you get your residency period. GL
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