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    rgbjusticewarrior is offline Newbie 514 points
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    you'd have to be insane to go to st matthews university

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    the school is a complete fraud 100% confirmed. you'd need to be coughing up $20k+ every semester on top of tuition and fees just to be given a chance to pass. be extremely extremely careful. if you paid $500 deposit under pressure from the admissions lady, losing $500 is better than losing hundreds of thousands of dollars in student debt and finishing your career. and they will lie to you about the attrition rate. only less than 10% of students finish and from that 10% only 1 in 3 are able to get a residency. dozens of lawsuits are against the parent company R3 as well.

    tldr: you'd literally have to be nuts to go here in 2019. school was different 10 years ago but it's a total scam now. save your money and wait to get into a real school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rgbjusticewarrior View Post

    tldr: you'd literally have to be nuts to go here in 2019. school was different 10 years ago but it's a total scam now. save your money and wait to get into a real school.
    The school was not that different back then, same issues but less pronounced... Please, Please Please, read 2 threads below!

    Cheers,

    JohnI

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    I agree wholeheartedly that students should avoid this school at all costs. The semester starts on January 8, so there's still time to avoid making a huge mistake. The levels of corruption which go on at this school are beyond anything you'll ever see. Unfortunately, by the time students realize this, it's halfway through the first semester, and there's no real turning back at that point.

    Generally speaking, any negative advice on this forum is followed by something positive success stories (which are not true at all btw), and gives students an inherently false vision of success. The fact that they say 97% First Time USMLE Step-1 pass rate, proves how much they're used to lying.

    Please avoid this school, if you want an actual shot at being a physician.
    Don't go to the school just because you paid a deposit. It is absolutely true that the admissions people pressure you to go there after acceptance.

    If you are already on the island, and this is your first semester, please consider getting a refund of as much as you can and go home to retake the MCAT and get into a U.S. school. For most students who attend St. Matthew's University, it turns out to be the worst mistake of their lives, which haunts them for the remainder of their lives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bravemaple8 View Post
    I agree wholeheartedly that students should avoid this school at all costs. The semester starts on January 8, so there's still time to avoid making a huge mistake. The levels of corruption which go on at this school are beyond anything you'll ever see. Unfortunately, by the time students realize this, it's halfway through the first semester, and there's no real turning back at that point.

    Generally speaking, any negative advice on this forum is followed by something positive success stories (which are not true at all btw), and gives students an inherently false vision of success. The fact that they say 97% First Time USMLE Step-1 pass rate, proves how much they're used to lying.

    Please avoid this school, if you want an actual shot at being a physician.
    Don't go to the school just because you paid a deposit. It is absolutely true that the admissions people pressure you to go there after acceptance.

    If you are already on the island, and this is your first semester, please consider getting a refund of as much as you can and go home to retake the MCAT and get into a U.S. school. For most students who attend St. Matthew's University, it turns out to be the worst mistake of their lives, which haunts them for the remainder of their lives.
    Please elaborate with examples. Thanks!

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    I've seen many negative posts regarding SMU, at least since a few years. Both on ValueMD and StudentDR
    We can't know if they are all from the same person or not.
    While I don't know a lot about SMU, I'm trying to understand how those posts can be truthful if we take in consideration the following:
    1) According to the WDOMS, the SMU attrition rate is very low (for an offshore med school let's say): https://search.wdoms.org/home/SchoolDetail/F0001649
    (obviously the admission year does not correspond to the graduation year....)
    Does someone think a med school could lie to the accreditation authorities about its real attrition rate? I don't know. But IMAO it would be very suicidal for a med school to do so.
    2) There are PLENTY of doctors and residents from SMU practicing in the US. Many SMU students in residency at this moment. So if all the statements against SMU were true, why there are still many students matching in the US?

    I'm not trying to defend SMU at all. Just noticing the dichotomy between the speech and the facts.

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