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    Investigation into Spartan payoff to Wycoff offical (NYT article)

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    Didn't see it posted, thought it would be of interest.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/05/ny...ment.html?_r=1
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpursDoc View Post
    Didn't see it posted, thought it would be of interest.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/05/ny...ment.html?_r=1
    Here is the main issue with the new york medical board if anyone is interested in knowing. There was some political drama going on with the people in the medical board. I heard that alot of students in New York medical schools were having trouble obtaining rotations in New york because caribbean medical schools were buying a lot of the spots. These medical schools raised hell for the medical boards resulting in major changes being made in the requirements for caribbean schools to be approve.

    This was very problematic for both IAU and Spartan. When Spartan received recommendation for NY approval, Wycoff became increasingly interested in this school and started investing in it. Unfortunately, the political drama in New york have caused major delays for the official NY approval. If we are talking about justice and fairness, spartan and IAU should have received their official approval because they were promised the approval after their recommendation, but that's politics my friends. Because of the delays and the uncertainties, students from spartan can not do more than 12 weeks in Wycoff, which is financially unfortunate for wycoff.

    Anyways, Wycoff isn't the only hospital suffering, a lot of hospitals are too. We are going through a recession, so there's nothing we can do about it.


    I personally think that the school should try to gain a connection with a VA hospital in new york. That ways students can do more than 12 weeks of rotations there.
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    The NY b of e should be getting itself together within the next few months.
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    If we are talking about justice and fairness, spartan and IAU should have received their official approval because they were promised the approval after their recommendation, but that's politics my friends. Because of the delays and the uncertainties....

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    I can't speak for IAU but there is no way Spartan is receiving approval in the near future. This school is in very bad shape and desperate to make a profit. There were only 11 incoming students in the new class, and even some of them are already thinking of transferring out. This school used to be good at some point but those days are long gone. There is far too much corruption and mismanagement for this school to ever stand a chance again. The dean has been in his position for more than a decade now and rules the school with an iron fist, he threatens and intimidates anyone who challenges his policies which he makes up on the spot. There is a reason CA banned this school. Soon enough the big east coast states will ban it too, it's only a matter of time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prosper View Post
    I can't speak for IAU but there is no way Spartan is receiving approval in the near future. This school is in very bad shape and desperate to make a profit. There were only 11 incoming students in the new class, and even some of them are already thinking of transferring out.
    I checked to make sure my information was actually accurate before posting (this following is the most accurate information I have) - there are more than 11 students in new trimester. Your information is not accurate. They, in fact did receive the recommendation for approval meaning that they met the requirements for NYS approval. The rules are in the process of being and/or were changed and the state is still (slowly as everything is in government) working on how to apply their new methodology and approval "team". Once they are complete the final decision (I assume) will be made. If they meet the requirement (which they do according to the information I have seen thus far) they should have no problem receiving approval.

    Quote Originally Posted by Prosper View Post
    This school used to be good at some point but those days are long gone. There is far too much corruption and mismanagement for this school to ever stand a chance again.

    There are no hints of corruption on any level, in fact if there was any evidence I am sure it would be well known by now. The very fact that the investigation showed no transgressions provides further evidence of management acting in a proper fashioned. The above information IMO is not only inaccurate but inflammatory and potentially hurtful to current students and future students. The school provides a great environment for students and provides its students every opportunity to succeed. They have added to their curriculum and changed their examination to CBT to better prepare students for licensing examinations - two examples of how the school is moving forward and trying to further enhance the quality of education.


    Quote Originally Posted by Prosper View Post
    The dean has been in his position for more than a decade now and rules the school with an iron fist, he threatens and intimidates anyone who challenges his policies which he makes up on the spot. There is a reason CA banned this school. Soon enough the big east coast states will ban it too, it's only a matter of time.

    Your information is incorrect and the accusation (regarding the dean) is unfounded and simply not true. I can say that the Dean is one of the kindest people I have ever had contact with in any school. I have never known him to turn any student away. or heard from any student that he was not available to speak with them or give advice. I have never witnessed, seen, or heard of any threatening or intimidation tactics from anyone at the school.

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