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    UNIBE's odd requirements

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    Hi,

    Let me start off by saying I know Americans who graduated from UNIBE. One is doing extremely well as a successful anesthesiologist in NY. I know that this school produces great students and haven't heard any complaints. I noticed some weird things about the documents though. And I talked to the International Admission Department to get clarification on the following topics:

    -What happens to my birth certificate after they receive it? Will it be sent back?
    -There was no mention of how my LORs must be sent or any such criteria about how old they are. I graduated in 2009. So all of my recommendation letters from undergraduate courses will be from that year or earlier.

    So apparently;

    All ORIGINAL documents-- like the birth certificate (which must first be legalized) will not be returned to the student as they become university property. That sounds incredibly sketchy. I've never heard that being done in an American entity, let alone a university.

    3 Letters of Recommendation are required to be printed on official letterhead and are valid for SIX MONTHS from the date of issue. This is an incredibly small window for people who have not just graduated. This wouldn't be an issue if I were still in school though. On top of all that, shouldn't it be sufficient that my letters are all coming together in a packet approved by my health professions office? Also, no other admissions office has such tight regulations for LoRs.(Even AMCAS!) This is a bit ridiculous.

    The letters of recommendation would be somewhat understandable but the birth certificate requirement is absolutely ludicrous. After the FBI background check, legalized documents, and all the other ** items you have to include for ADMISSION(not post acceptance), it's really questionable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trunxkam45 View Post
    Hi,

    Let me start off by saying I know Americans who graduated from UNIBE. One is doing extremely well as a successful anesthesiologist in NY. I know that this school produces great students and haven't heard any complaints. I noticed some weird things about the documents though. And I talked to the International Admission Department to get clarification on the following topics:

    -What happens to my birth certificate after they receive it? Will it be sent back?
    -There was no mention of how my LORs must be sent or any such criteria about how old they are. I graduated in 2009. So all of my recommendation letters from undergraduate courses will be from that year or earlier.

    So apparently;

    All ORIGINAL documents-- like the birth certificate (which must first be legalized) will not be returned to the student as they become university property. That sounds incredibly sketchy. I've never heard that being done in an American entity, let alone a university.

    3 Letters of Recommendation are required to be printed on official letterhead and are valid for SIX MONTHS from the date of issue. This is an incredibly small window for people who have not just graduated. This wouldn't be an issue if I were still in school though. On top of all that, shouldn't it be sufficient that my letters are all coming together in a packet approved by my health professions office? Also, no other admissions office has such tight regulations for LoRs.(Even AMCAS!) This is a bit ridiculous.

    The letters of recommendation would be somewhat understandable but the birth certificate requirement is absolutely ludicrous. After the FBI background check, legalized documents, and all the other ** items you have to include for ADMISSION(not post acceptance), it's really questionable.
    I spoke with their US admissions contact, Lourdes Inoa, and she told me that recommendation letters do not have an expiration date. However, she does recommend that you send them about six months prior to the deadline for submitting all documents for admissions. This was so as of last week. Hope this helps!

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    Ok notice this posting above mine, this poster spoke with LO during this past summer and she claimed these letters do not expire. Yet back in Oct of 2013, as I began to argue with her, she claimed these letter could be no older then 6 months, NO EXCEPTIONS. It looks as if she changed he story multiple times

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    I know this an older post, but for clarification:

    The letters of recommendation CANNOT be older than 6 months.
    I don't have the answer as to why, but I know for a fact they can't be older than 6 months.

    Oh, by the way, Lourdes is easily the most competent person working for UNIBE...
    Which goes to show you where the bar is set.

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    Wow thanks for replying! I thought this entire forum was dead in the water. Do you know if there's anyone out there blogging or writing in any active threads about UNIBE? Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by trunxkam45 View Post
    Hi,

    Let me start off by saying I know Americans who graduated from UNIBE. One is doing extremely well as a successful anesthesiologist in NY. I know that this school produces great students and haven't heard any complaints.

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    Yeah I also know of a college dropout that built one of the most successful companies in the planet, seems pretty happy riding in the FORBES list of top billionaries and I don't see him complaining.

    That is incorrect UNIBE does not produce anything of value, much less a doctor. Students make themselves doctors and teach themselves at that school, but that was before the pensum changes. Now the most motivated student simply has no time to learn medicine.
    Last edited by MedStudentMD; 07-09-2014 at 06:59 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by josemrodz View Post
    Wow thanks for replying! I thought this entire forum was dead in the water. Do you know if there's anyone out there blogging or writing in any active threads about UNIBE? Thanks!
    I might take a look into doing that myself. MedStudentMD, you down to go 50/50 on this? lol

    I just signed up today, more than happy to answer any questions and try to be some-what active on this forum.

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    Lol its going to take more than two people to revive this forum! How well do you know UNIBE?

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    Um, I'd say that I know it pretty well. I can't really comment on things that are above me, the actual step 1, step 2, etc., as I haven't gotten there and all I have from that is what I hear from others. I could always ask specifics to friends of mine that have gone through it. As far as the school though, I'm more than familiar with their tactics / how things work around here.

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