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    Hi all, I'm considering to attend Spartan and I have few worries I need to address:

    - Do SHSU students eligible to do residency in all 50 states? Licensure?
    - How about USMLE? ECFMG? All those kind of things? (Pls be kind to me, I'm still new to this and I need to know everything)
    - Is the system comparable to the medical education in US? (I just read a thread, back in 2005 that SHSU is disapproved. Is it still so?)
    - What is the passing rate for USMLE step 1 in Spartan?

    I really appreciate your kind answer! I choose Spartan because of its low tuition fee, I am not a US citizen so the big 4 school is not an option as I have no way to obtain any kind of financial aid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thelullaby99 View Post
    Hi all, I'm considering to attend Spartan and I have few worries I need to address:
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    - Do SHSU students eligible to do residency in all 50 states? Licensure?
    SHSU students can do rotations in almost every state. California is NOT on the list (yet) and any state that follows their list. You can still practice in these locations in federal facilities.

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    - How about USMLE? ECFMG? All those kind of things? (Pls be kind to me, I'm still new to this and I need to know everything)
    SHSU's new management has made lots of changes to the school improving it in many ways. They have hired more professors with lots of experience. Regarding the USMLE the school has and is continuing to hire and bring in USMLE specialists who specialize in USMLE preparation. These *specialists* from what I understand are highly sought after and have been involved in major USMLE preparations material. So regarding the USMLE the new management is really making every effort to ensure its students do as well as possible. They are really serious about preparing their students and are taking lots of steps to ensure proper preparation.

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    - Is the system comparable to the medical education in US? (I just read a thread, back in 2005 that SHSU is disapproved. Is it still so?)
    The new management at SHSU has revamped the curriculum making additions and changes to bring the curriculum on level with US medical schools. Again their efforts are aimed at ensuring that SHSU students are no less prepared than any US school. Take a look at their website for a list of prof's and course outline (Website). The school is not disproved by the US, and you either misunderstood the article (probably not an article but opinion piece). The school is currently disapproved by California and like I said with the direction the school is heading the new management probably has Cali on the to-do list. That said you can still practice in California (or any state that follows their list) in a federal facility.

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    - What is the passing rate for USMLE step 1 in Spartan?
    You can find this info on their website. The new management is taking so many steps to improve the students preparation.

    Quote Originally Posted by thelullaby99 View Post
    I really appreciate your kind answer! I choose Spartan because of its low tuition fee, I am not a US citizen so the big 4 school is not an option as I have no way to obtain any kind of financial aid.

    To put it succinctly, IMO, the school has no credibility issues (unless cali is on your list, which can obviously affect a persons decision to attend right now). The education is great and ever improving under the new management and their USMLE prep is really going to be among the best. THe new managements goal (from what I understand it) is to have pass rates equal to those in US medical schools. Time will tell, but I have seen lots of positive changes. NY is the first of many goals.

    I hope I have answered your questions. Please feel free to ask more of Msg me if you need further help. Good Luck!
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    Thanks a lot for the very detailed information! Now I'm definitely considering Spartan. I want to practice in Michigan actually, lol, but I'll think about that once I get accepted! Anyway thanks a lot, you're so kind!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thelullaby99 View Post
    Thanks a lot for the very detailed information! Now I'm definitely considering Spartan. I want to practice in Michigan actually, lol, but I'll think about that once I get accepted! Anyway thanks a lot, you're so kind!!!
    No problem. Plans change for people so don't be surprised if you decide you want to one day practice in NY or Florida (at least there its warm all the time=). Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by specialknyc View Post
    No problem. Plans change for people so don't be surprised if you decide you want to one day practice in NY or Florida (at least there its warm all the time=). Good luck!
    You seem to be very familiar with the school. Are you a current student? If so, can you please give me some of your thoughts about the school? Like what attracted you, and what was your stats when you applied? Thank you very much! I am very curious about Spartan graduates, I don't see much stories about them outside the forum (and most of the articles are quite old and not so positive)...


    And I really want to see how the school buildings look like...I read a horror article yesterday, about SHSU having only 1 building with 4 classroom and poorly stocked library...I hope that is not true. I know it had been discussed somewhere, but I want to know what the real SHSU is like. THANKS

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    clinical tuition + hospital fees per week

    hi I am planning to study in one of the Caribbean medical school and I find spartan interesting one. there is no solid bad complain about it!!! at least I did not find a lot!!! if there is please let me know...lol
    I found in Caribbean medical school journey book written by **** that spartan has just 20% usmle passing rate while in the spartan website it mentioned it about 72% for 2006... i am wondering is that just for that year and the other years are about 20% if not why they did not mentioned the other years..
    I have a question about clinical tuition for spartan which is very reasonable but I heard that there is some other fee that students should pay as hospital fee, is that true? if so how much is that per week or month as it is very important for student money management?
    and the other question is do the university arrange the clinical rotation? or student should find their own rotation? because it can be really stressful if student have to find all the rotation by them self?
    this hospital fee is my first concern right now,,,I do not know why they did not mention that in their website

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    improvements

    Judging from what I've read, Spartan University improved, and has a solid Hx, with decent clinical placements.

    Cheers

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    clinical tuition

    I have a question about clinical tuition for spartan which is very reasonable but I heard that there is some other fee that students should pay as hospital fee, is that true? if so how much is that per week or month as it is very important for student money management?
    and the other question is do the university arrange the clinical rotation? or student should find their own rotation? because it can be really stressful if student have to find all the rotation by them self?
    this hospital fee is my first concern right now,,,I do not know why they did not mention that in their website

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    The hospital fees vary from hospital to hospital and is not part of the schools actual tuition. For ex. At hospital A you may pay 300 per week while at hospital B you may pay 350 and at hospital C you can pay as much as 400 per week. Since the school does not control these costs they do not list the exact fees. Even with the hospital fees the tuition (total cost) is among the lowest from start to finish or just the clinicals. Since the school does not incorporate these fees into their tuition they are not forced to make up ground by charging extra fees. For example some schools will charge you 10 times more for your malpractice insurance (the same coverage) when compared to SHSU. I suspect hidden fees like that are used as gimicks.

    The school will set up all of your rotations for you with no problem, you will know all the fees ahead of time. The pass rate is good for the usmle and the school has brought in experts to assist students and prepare them for the exam. Hope that cleared it up.
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    hospital fee

    Thanks specialknyc, very helpful information, I like how university is honest with student,,
    In contrast Windsor has one payment for clinical rotation which is $4990. I am wondering if student have to pay any additional fee to hospital per week or thatís the only fee that have to pay.

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