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    No recognized US Clinicals at St. Martinus

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    St Martinus admin and students have started spamming my schools form so I thought I'd let you ValueMD readers in on the truth about St. Martinus.

    1. The school has no recognized US hospital based clinical program after basic sciences (they refuse to even give their own students a list of affiliated hospitals)

    2. The school is struggling at the moment with low enrollment and are very near to closing AGAIN (they've closed at least twice in the past 5 years)

    3. The faculty ALL have English as their second language, not one member of faculty is from North America or Canada, this shows when they are trying to deal with the handful of US/Canadian students they still have



    This school is a good choice if you are a non US/Canadian citizen or you want to attend an Indian style school with little chance of getting US clinical experience

    If like me you want to be in an environment with other Americans and attend a school that wont close on you apply elsewhere. If you do not believe me and can afford it, take the time to visit the school and others and tell me if I'm wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by livewirejack View Post


    St Martinus admin and students have started spamming my schools form so I thought I'd let you ValueMD readers in on the truth about St. Martinus.

    1. The school has no recognized US hospital based clinical program after basic sciences (they refuse to even give their own students a list of affiliated hospitals)

    2. The school is struggling at the moment with low enrollment and are very near to closing AGAIN (they've closed at least twice in the past 5 years)

    3. The faculty ALL have English as their second language, not one member of faculty is from North America or Canada, this shows when they are trying to deal with the handful of US/Canadian students they still have



    This school is a good choice if you are a non US/Canadian citizen or you want to attend an Indian style school with little chance of getting US clinical experience

    If like me you want to be in an environment with other Americans and attend a school that wont close on you apply elsewhere. If you do not believe me and can afford it, take the time to visit the school and others and tell me if I'm wrong.
    I will add that it is not even equivalent to Indian style medical education .That is far superior as we see many Indian doctors with Indian degree are practicing in US AND CANADA.

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    The paper work for Clinical Rotations shown by the School Owner seems to be photo-shop edited.

    The so claimed hospitals have no affiliation with SMUFOM.

    Some of the students & their families went to those hospitals, have enquired about SMUFOM Clinical rotation spots, ZERO CLINICAL ROTATION SPOTS for St Martinus University Faculty of Medicine.

    Call those hospitals to know the facts.

    Its really pity how somebody can lie so much & its even more disturbing how ignorant some of the faculty and sensible-students are, by endorsing something that is FAKE

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    I dont know if this school has clinical rotations in the US or not but they do have graduates currently in residency right now. 1 at University of Maryland Medical Center, 2 at Quincy family Medicine residency. The links are listed below. I dont go to either one of the schools I was just curious about them since there seems to be a big war going on between the students.
    http://www.umm.edu/pediatrics/residents/class2012.htm

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    Quincy Family Medicine Residents, Class of 2012
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    [QUOTE=cardiomegaly;1453107]I dont know if this school has clinical rotations in the US or not but they do have graduates currently in residency right now. 1 at University of Maryland Medical Center, 2 at Quincy family Medicine residency. The links are listed below. I dont go to either one of the schools I was just curious about them since there seems to be a big war going on between the students.


    They graduated and are products of the old St Martinus before it closed. The basic sciences and clinicals they completed were those of the old school and have nothing to do with the current setup.

    The reopened and renamed St Martinus Faculty of Medicine has no new graduates or ACGME (teaching hospital) rotations

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    [QUOTE=livewirejack;1453130]
    Quote Originally Posted by cardiomegaly View Post
    I dont know if this school has clinical rotations in the US or not but they do have graduates currently in residency right now. 1 at University of Maryland Medical Center, 2 at Quincy family Medicine residency. The links are listed below. I dont go to either one of the schools I was just curious about them since there seems to be a big war going on between the students.


    They graduated and are products of the old St Martinus before it closed. The basic sciences and clinicals they completed were those of the old school and have nothing to do with the current setup.

    The reopened and renamed St Martinus Faculty of Medicine has no new graduates or ACGME (teaching hospital) rotations
    Ooops I thought it was all the same. What happened to the old set up
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    [QUOTE=cardiomegaly;1453209]
    Quote Originally Posted by livewirejack View Post
    Ooops I thought it was all the same. What happened to the old set up
    All i know is that the school closed down due to bad management and low enrollment. Many of their students had to transfer to other schools in the Caribbean.

    The sad thing is that its happening again

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    The funny thing...the hilarious thing I think about threads like this is these mostly come from old students who transferred from SMU to CMU or some other school. Again, we know who you are, and how you performed at SMU. If anyone reading this forum wants to believe that they are writing these "complaints" for your benefit than you are mistaken. They are doing this as compensation, to make themselves feel better about where they go to now. Medical students, especially in the Caribbean, love to find ways to cast doubt upon others decisions.

    No teachers that speak English? Really. No clinical sites? Ok. That's fine. There is no perfect school, definitely no perfect Carib school, yes that even includes your school. If you don't think SMU has clinical sites thats fine. Again, none of that matters if you don't pass your USMLE anyway...which again, ALL of us should be working towards right now. Great! Your school pastes clinical sites on their website, congrats! We're in a profession where actions speak louder than words, so instead of you wasting time on here, handle your business, and get in clinicals yourself. You want everyone to praise your school simply because they put clinical sites on their website? Like in the history of Carib Med Schools, there has never been a school that put false clinical sites on their website...let's be real. Our teachers aren't good? Ok. But if we were to say that some of our faculty came from & taught at St. Matthew's or SGU, would you change your answer then? Probably. Just worry about your own...

    You all that take so much time out of your day to write/discredit SMU, should just focus on finishing your Basic Sciences at CMU (or wherever transferred school) and taking the USMLE and then starting your rotations. I have no quarrels with anyone who goes to SMU or the many students that have transferred from SMU, for whatever reason. But honestly, we should all be occupying our time with lets say uhhh...medicine.

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