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    The AAIMG rates foreign med schools, and according to their list Ross has a few deficiancies just like all other schools. One in particular was that Ross's basic science and clinical medicine curricula don't conform to acceptable standards of licensing boards in the United States. Can anybody back or deny this claim? Or, could it be something as simple to having anatomy on the second semester of your first year instead of having it on the first semster?

    Here's the website that I got this info from.
    http://www.aaimg.com/list/meeting.html

    Just click on AAIMG evaluation criteria.

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    I can't remember where I saw the thread on it. Most likely on Studentdoctor.net

    but that website is complete bunk. It comes off as being an indepedent monitor of foreign med schools, but is not. If I remember their contact email was a hotmail site and they never returned emails. Ive heard that there is no office of where they claim to be. Someone claimed that it was another university sponsored site to discredit its competition.

    That site is of no use in my honest opnion.

    Its offbase on most every school in there.

    Ross's achievements speak for themselves in terms of their claims and your questions.

    all those "Deficincies" are clearly made by someone who has never even visited the school.

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    wow

    Wow thanx for the info. I'll try to find the thread on studentdoctor.net

    Thanks again.

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    Michael, its widely known by most people on this forum that the AAIMG is a bogus organization. They don't really do site visits, and they couldn't get on campus at Ross without approval even if they tried. If Ross didn't meet the standards of licensing boards in the States, it wouldn't be approved by EVERY state that has an approval process in the States.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MitchDC
    Michael, its widely known by most people on this forum that the AAIMG is a bogus organization. They don't really do site visits, and they couldn't get on campus at Ross without approval even if they tried. If Ross didn't meet the standards of licensing boards in the States, it wouldn't be approved by EVERY state that has an approval process in the States.

    -MitchDC

    Accrediting” entities not recognized by the State of Oregon

    In order to be legal for use in Oregon, a degree must be earned at one of the following:

    An institution accredited by an U.S. accreditor recognized as such by the U.S. Department of Education. Licensure by another state (except for the New York Board of Regents) does not by itself meet this standard.

    A foreign institution having the foreign equivalent of U.S.-approved accreditation as determined by ODA.

    A U.S. institution approved by ODA subsequent to evaluation.

    Because of the proliferation not only of substandard colleges but of questionable accrediting bodies, ODA is providing this list of well-known unapproved “accreditors” as a public service. This is not a comprehensive list of unapproved “accreditors,” but simply a list of some that have come to ODA’s attention.

    These bodies are not approved by the U.S. Department of Education and therefore any so-called “accreditation” by these bodies is meaningless in Oregon and in some other states. “Accreditation” of an institution by any of these entities does not meet legal requirements for use in Oregon of a degree earned at such an institution (ORS 348.609).

    http://www.osac.state.or.us/oda/accreditation.html




    Unapproved Accrediting Bodies by the State of Michigan

    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/No...ls_78090_7.pdf

    At the end of the document.



    The only qualified US organization to validate the quality of education overseas would be the US Department of Education. The US DOE has created a committee for this purpose called the National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation. Note this organization doesn't accredit medical schools like the LCME but the NCFMEA only reviews the standards that a foreign country uses to accredit its medical schools.

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    MTT, this is not relevant to medical schools. I have personally communicated with the Oregon Board of Medical Examiners directly about this issue. As part of their statutes, they approved a few foreign medical schools (mainly in the UK) many years ago. At that time, they performed site visits and had a committee to deal with this area. However, as of quite a few years ago the OBME no longer has a process by which they approve schools. The guidelines for foreign medical schools is clearly set forth in their Statutes and Ross graduates may practice in the State of Oregon after a residency in the US. There is no current approval process (no way to get approvoed) as I stated before and the UK schools previously approved are still listed on the books.

    MitchDC

    Quote Originally Posted by mtt
    Quote Originally Posted by MitchDC
    Michael, its widely known by most people on this forum that the AAIMG is a bogus organization. They don't really do site visits, and they couldn't get on campus at Ross without approval even if they tried. If Ross didn't meet the standards of licensing boards in the States, it wouldn't be approved by EVERY state that has an approval process in the States.

    -MitchDC

    Accrediting” entities not recognized by the State of Oregon

    In order to be legal for use in Oregon, a degree must be earned at one of the following:

    An institution accredited by an U.S. accreditor recognized as such by the U.S. Department of Education. Licensure by another state (except for the New York Board of Regents) does not by itself meet this standard.

    A foreign institution having the foreign equivalent of U.S.-approved accreditation as determined by ODA.

    A U.S. institution approved by ODA subsequent to evaluation.

    Because of the proliferation not only of substandard colleges but of questionable accrediting bodies, ODA is providing this list of well-known unapproved “accreditors” as a public service. This is not a comprehensive list of unapproved “accreditors,” but simply a list of some that have come to ODA’s attention.

    These bodies are not approved by the U.S. Department of Education and therefore any so-called “accreditation” by these bodies is meaningless in Oregon and in some other states. “Accreditation” of an institution by any of these entities does not meet legal requirements for use in Oregon of a degree earned at such an institution (ORS 348.609).

    http://www.osac.state.or.us/oda/accreditation.html




    Unapproved Accrediting Bodies by the State of Michigan

    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/No...ls_78090_7.pdf

    At the end of the document.



    The only qualified US organization to validate the quality of education overseas would be the US Department of Education. The US DOE has created a committee for this purpose called the National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation. Note this organization doesn't accredit medical schools like the LCME but the NCFMEA only reviews the standards that a foreign country uses to accredit its medical schools.
    MitchDC/MD
    RUSM 2006 Graduate

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