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    transfers to Saba? curriculum?

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    I was just wondering if anyone currently at Saba or who has finished at Saba knows if anyone has been able to transfer from MUA Nevis to Saba University School of Medicine.

    I applied to Saba but was put on 'hold' status pending me writing the MCAT, whereas, MUA Nevis accepted me without it, so I've opted to go to MUA Nevis instead (less headache to not deal with killing myself studying for MCAT).

    I'm perfectly satisfied with my decision to attend MUA because I want to practice in New York (since they've been recently approved by New York), but it still bothers me that they are not yet approved by California - the so-called 'gold-standard' of foreign med schools.

    Hopefully everything will go well when I start in May 2007, I was just curious if transferring is a possibility and, if so, if it creates any potential licensing issues when trying to practice in the U.S.

    P.S. --> everyone says that MUA and Saba has parallel curriculums..not sure if that is true really anymore, just go on both websites and see..apparently Saba requires approx. 100 extra hours in order to earn the same number of credits as someone at MUA..I think Saba is adding a lot more problem-based learning stuff and lab/tutorial work now, just my observation.

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    PBL? PBL? We ain't got no stinkin' PBL!

    Seriously, if we have PBL, I haven't seen it.

    You would have to repeat everything you've passed to transfer to Saba. The California approval requires that ALL medical education be conducted at a school approved by the Ca Med Bd.

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    Actually, according to the admissions personelle at Gardner's office for SABA, you would NOT have to repeat everything if you're transferring from MUA to Saba, since their curriculums are so similar (but I guess then CA wouldn't approve if transferring according to your statement, so I guess that would defeat the purpose lol).

    OK..OK..no PBL lol..no need to get worked up over nothing..

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    When I had my interview...the guy(Alumni Director) said in fourth and fifth semester there is more problem based learning...im not sure if this is true..but this is what he said

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    Quote Originally Posted by genialg View Post
    When I had my interview...the guy(Alumni Director) said in fourth and fifth semester there is more problem based learning...im not sure if this is true..but this is what he said
    Not in the classic PBL model. There's case-based training, but not in a PBL format.

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    good to know

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