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    UNIBE professor's don't teach???

    I read a survey on the school that implies that professor's don't teach! Is this true? Is anyone currently attending that can add to this? I am finishing a degree in electrical engineering and it's hard work, sometimes i have to study many things on my own, but professor's actually put in time to lecture but that's not enough, i still have to study on my own. I can do that for med school no problem. But teach EVERY subject on my own? I don't think so. I would need to get certain things clarified. Any input? Is there any school in the caribe that will offer better teaching?

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    Thanks for your lines. I don't think I will have any trouble at all. I am more fluent in Spanish than English since I did most of my education in Cuba. I have only done some High School and College here. The on thing I know is that the spirit of Latin professors is much different than the American counterparts. This people here are unapproachable at times. They are very condescending and lack "calor humano" many times. At least, this has been my experience studying electrical engineering at Florida International University. I know from my professors in Cuba, that most were really approachable and you can actually ask them and their responses gave a feeling of caring. I guess this behavior can be attributed to the communist lifestyle of Latin America, versus US's individualistic focus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CubanBSEE View Post
    Thanks for your lines. I don't think I will have any trouble at all. I am more fluent in Spanish than English since I did most of my education in Cuba. I have only done some High School and College here. The on thing I know is that the spirit of Latin professors is much different than the American counterparts. This people here are unapproachable at times. They are very condescending and lack "calor humano" many times. At least, this has been my experience studying electrical engineering at Florida International University. I know from my professors in Cuba, that most were really approachable and you can actually ask them and their responses gave a feeling of caring. I guess this behavior can be attributed to the communist lifestyle of Latin America, versus US's individualistic focus.

    That's has been a big problem for me here in the Dominican Republic I'm extremely individualistic. Most professors chat with students and even try to memorize your name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by losackmd View Post
    let me more frank and to the point than ERNEST who i respect greatly.
    not one single professor at UCE taught me a thing. I wasnt listening. And, i needed to study to come back home to the USA so i studied for the ECFMG/FLEX during all my classes. I memorized their folletos so i passed every test to pass the course, but depend on a teacher in the DR to teach me? Why? dont count on it? you dont need it?
    there might be stuff in the clinicals you will pick up, but MOST IMPORTANTLY you need to PASS THE EXAMS TO COME BACK HOME. Most of the DR docs cant even speak English let alone pass the USMLE/ECFMG . YOU need to know what AMERICA IS going to ask you and study that. NOT expect the PROFS to teach you. DONT!
    they wont! ill debate anyone on this issue. None of my cohorts paid a second of attention to anything the profs there said. We studied the course work passed their tests, but had more important things to worry about. A brief story if you have the time. I never went to one single class in Patofisiologia. NOT ONE! it was a decent folleto, i memorized it, scored 100 on the final. The prof never knew me i never knew him and we both went on our merry way. ITs all in the books! you need to books the notes to pass to exams to get back here. THATS the pure unadulterated truth.
    Very well said!

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    Ok-- I'm an UNIBE student, I hold a bachelor's degree in Biomedical Science and a masters in Nursing from two universities in the U.S.-- UNIBE Professors DO NOT teach. Some do, but they are the minority. It's up to you to do the grinding, sweating, and bleeding. But I have found I learn much more on my own, so this works for me.
    And to clarify that they do "come prepared" from the previous post... trust me, you will learn very little from most UNIBE professors... that's if they show up to class! They are well known for not showing up to class, or they show up late. Two hour scheduled lectures run for less than an hour, and whenever you begin studying for your Steps you will realize that not 1/4 of what you need to know has been taught to you by UNIBE. Hospital rotations consist of you finding what, how and where to do it, on your very own... there is no direction.
    So just hold on to your hat and come along for the ride... cause it's still worth it! The student that really wants to learn will do so with a good professor or a bad professor. And UNIBE does offer one of the better options in the DR.
    Good luck to you!

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    Hi Everyone,
    I already submit the application to UNIBE for Jan, 2010; but it has been over a month already , I have not receive any letter repling back to me. I have been calling and email them, but no responding. I really don't know how long does it to process the application?
    Once I have accepted, what the next step that I should have done? When will I apply for the Staffort loan for the Jan, 2010 semester?
    Will appreciate so much for your responding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaNana View Post
    Ok-- I'm an UNIBE student, I hold a bachelor's degree in Biomedical Science and a masters in Nursing from two universities in the U.S.-- UNIBE Professors DO NOT teach. Some do, but they are the minority. It's up to you to do the grinding, sweating, and bleeding. But I have found I learn much more on my own, so this works for me.
    And to clarify that they do "come prepared" from the previous post... trust me, you will learn very little from most UNIBE professors... that's if they show up to class! They are well known for not showing up to class, or they show up late. Two hour scheduled lectures run for less than an hour, and whenever you begin studying for your Steps you will realize that not 1/4 of what you need to know has been taught to you by UNIBE. Hospital rotations consist of you finding what, how and where to do it, on your very own... there is no direction.
    So just hold on to your hat and come along for the ride... cause it's still worth it! The student that really wants to learn will do so with a good professor or a bad professor. And UNIBE does offer one of the better options in the DR.
    Good luck to you!
    hi,
    do you speak very good Spanish? how did you learn Spanish in UNIBE? Is it hard?

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    Although my studies date back 2 decades, I had many Dominican friends that had already passed the US exams even prior to graduation and spoke fine english. There were indeed MANY Dominican professors that had done residency in Europe or USA. Yes, there were also jerks but please rest assured, when you enter USA residency, you will encounter no lack of jerks either, be they attending physicians, or fellow residents. Wait until you are paired with an upper level "jerk" to teach you. Best of luck. We survive somehow. At least nowadays you don't absolutely have to work without sleep for 36 or more hours.......
    I studied in SD. SPDM for some reason(s) or another didn't seem to attract many of the more accomplished physicians.
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    Did you finish med school?

    Quote Originally Posted by sieunee View Post
    first of all, what do you mean by UNIBE professors don't teach? If they don't teach, how and why do they get paid?

    I'm starting med 5 this September and i guess i'm about to find out whether they teach or NOT, lol. My goal is to become a great doctor and I am mighty determined to study my *** off whether or not professors teach. you can't just rely on professors or certain types of books to get through med school. at least that's what i believe.

    i heard the class is around 35 students? hope to help each other out and get along, lol. btw, is there anyone who doesn't speak spanish like me?
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    did is you you finish at UNIBE? How did you do? Did you have to each yourself eventing? Professors don't hepl at all.

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    Hi cubanBSEE
    I'm also in your same situation with the language and already have some college, looking forward to apply to unibe next year, my wife is Dominican and my sister in law is a doctor in dr,she recommended either unibe or Intec

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    Attending medical schools in dominican republic

    Quote Originally Posted by CubanBSEE View Post
    I read a survey on the school that implies that professor's don't teach! Is this true? Is anyone currently attending that can add to this? I am finishing a degree in electrical engineering and it's hard work, sometimes i have to study many things on my own, but professor's actually put in time to lecture but that's not enough, i still have to study on my own. I can do that for med school no problem. But teach EVERY subject on my own? I don't think so. I would need to get certain things clarified. Any input? Is there any school in the caribe that will offer better teaching?
    Hi

    I have not heard any complaints about UNPHU or Unibe professors so far from any of my family members attending these schools.

    I would like to sincerely give a little of information to those wanting to pursue a Medical Career in Dominican Republic. I did a lot of research before deciding which school to send my daughter to. First of all I wanted to say that I have a niece that is currently at Unibe and has nothing bad to say about it. My daughter however is attending UNPHU, which has gotten a lot of bad reputation in these forums. I will tell you why we decided this was the best for her. My oldest son attended UNPHU and graduated last year. He did complete his rotations there and has since been doing his residency in Columbia University Hospital in New York. He did great in his boards. He left to UNPHU with very limited Spanish but did learned to perfected along the way. I should tell you that tuition at UNPHU is $4,000 per Semester and $1000 application Fee. Books range from 900 to 2000 pesos $20- $45 America dollars. Unphu is the school of opportunity the way I see it. My son was not accepted at UNIBE due to his GPA in the US. UNPHU gave him the opportunity and he graduated with honors top of his class. I do recommend medical school in either UNPHU or UNIBE. We chose UNPHU because it worked for our family.

    I have lots of tips that would facilitate your move to DR if this is what you choose.

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