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    Jua10 is offline Newbie 510 points
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    Heading to PUCMM...but need help!

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    Hi, I currently graduated from HS on June 09' here in NY and I'm planning to apply to PUCMM. I have personally gone and called PUCMM to investigate about the admissions process and to see if PUCMM student's are eligible to take the USMLE here in New York after the completion of classes in DR, in which they said yes. I am really glad about this because my dream has always been to become a Doctor.

    These are my questions which I hope I could get a response:

    -How is the admission test at PUCMM?
    -Is PUCMM a good school?
    -After I graduate from PUCMM from Medicine where in New York City do I have to go to take the classes to take my USMLE?

    Thank You

    P.S. if you have anymore information Ill be more than happy!

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    If you know you want to be a doc in high school.. great. You know what to do. Go to college, get good grades, do a little research, a little volunteering, have the best 4 years of your life, and then go to a US med school. Don't try to take any short cuts now

    Btw, I don't know anything about PUCMM, but I stand by my advice

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    i have just completed my degree @ UNIBE and i agree with axiomofchoice. STRONGLY.

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    Thank you!.. but what's the difference between medical school in DR and the US?

    Quote Originally Posted by axiomofchoice View Post
    If you know you want to be a doc in high school.. great. You know what to do. Go to college, get good grades, do a little research, a little volunteering, have the best 4 years of your life, and then go to a US med school. Don't try to take any short cuts now

    Btw, I don't know anything about PUCMM, but I stand by my advice

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    One makes you a doc in the US, the other will let you sweat, pay, and struggle, for a couple of years before you find out if you can be a doc in the US... this goes for all foreign schools.

    Why are you even thinking about this. Did you not apply to college this year? what are you doing now?

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    ditto. If your ultimate aim is to practice in the US, you'll have a much harder time as an international medical graduate than you would as a US graduate.

    " You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
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    Is it too late to put my 2 cents in on this post Jua10?

    I am an american living in PR and I have decided to go to school at PUCMM in Jan. I believe it is about the work that you put in while you are in school, passing the boards is what is going to make you a doctor in the US. I have heard that this school is very respected and they are preparing you to take the US boards. The classes are in spanish but if you speak or understand it you should be fine. I have 2 friends who graduated from pucmm and are practicing here in PR. You can not work here without passing the boards.

    There may be some truth although to enjoying your next few years, but if you know what you want, then go for it.
    Last edited by prbaby4e; 10-23-2009 at 03:49 PM.

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