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    jods is offline Member 525 points
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    Uag school of medicine, the truth

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    For those new applicants looking into UAG school of medicine, my advise is to stay away from this school. Do not believe what their admissions staff or users on value md, some of which are school employees pretending to be students, claim. Please look over my past posts for more details. I will also create a series of y-tube vids with additional information and provide a link to those interested,,, comments to these vids will be disabled. Also I am not recommending another medical school in the Caribbean or elsewhere,,,, I'm basically suggesting,, do not go to UAG,,, that's all
    Last edited by jods; 03-21-2018 at 05:31 PM.
    Class to DR M, why are u doing this to usHidden Content . Dr M to class, the ECFMG is responsible for all the problems at UAG,our step 2 passing rate is 99%, step 1 first time pass rate is 86% and over 90 % match rate.

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    Post from a uag official pretending to be a graduate ------------Instead of having this silly *** bickering, a little research by contacting UAG and see how their recent residency placement has been will give more accurate and useful information. I just spoke to some of my former contacts at UAG and they will get me more accurate numbers. Off the top of his head, they have a formal match rate of slightly above 70%. What I dont have is any info on attrition rate nor non-match rates. Just to put this into perspective, US attrition rates are 3% or less. I would say that with a wide variation in the caliber of students, some will leave quickly over the workload, other normal academic attrition, and some just do not like living in a foreign country, an attrition rate for UAG under 10% would be "reasonable." Also, with 70% match rate, say a 15% non-match placement with small amount of "no rank" and "withdraw", anything over 80% total placement would be reasonable. In the US, this is about 92%. I refer to this as the success rate. That is the number of students who start medical school, earn a degree, and get a residency placement.
    Class to DR M, why are u doing this to usHidden Content . Dr M to class, the ECFMG is responsible for all the problems at UAG,our step 2 passing rate is 99%, step 1 first time pass rate is 86% and over 90 % match rate.

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    Regarding UAG's match rate,, the percentages are misleading and deceptive... 70%, back when I applied, they claimed it was 90-100%, wow, When you examine their website for the number of students that matched for that year,,,,,,,, vital information is left out ,,,,,, 1), when a student began his or her studies 2) how many students started in his or her semester.,,,,,, this information is not disclosed when you contact the schools admissions office for reasons that should seem obvious
    Class to DR M, why are u doing this to usHidden Content . Dr M to class, the ECFMG is responsible for all the problems at UAG,our step 2 passing rate is 99%, step 1 first time pass rate is 86% and over 90 % match rate.

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    Thanks to share your opinion.

    But I'm curious...what is your personal experience with UAG?

    The fact that UAG MAY be posting comments under a false student status is nothing new for probably almost every offshore school. We all guess most of schools do this. Yes it's dishonest, unfair, and disgusting. But at the end many residents and doctors in the US graduated from such schools with such practice.

    Also, I'm not trying to back UAG or anything like that.
    But we have to admit a few points: UAG got CA recognition recently (most of offshore schools are struggling to have a such recognition); they have a LOT of doctors practicing in the US; they have many affiliated hospitals in the US. And it's probably the oldest offshore medical school.

    I think for most of the offshore schools, what one expects is to have the right to seat for the USMLE, to get some spots for rotations, and to get the Diploma and that's it.

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    The CA recognition is more complicated then meets the eye,,, in early 2014, the Cali medical board revoked UAG's approval,,, did they get it back, yes, after hiring an attorney , lobbying efforts, and pretending to change their curriculum in order to manipulate the system and maintain compliance. I can try to pull up some old posts from 2014 related to the CA board issue. Trust me, UAG's corrupt owners did not spend the money and put the effort into this law firm for because they were concerned for the students, rather, it would effect their ability to recruit future students into their program. Furthermore, I must ask a question, just because UAG managed to trick the CA medical board into believing their lies and reinstating their program,, who actually benefits from that????? or rather, who is adversely effected ??????,,,,,,,,, for those CA students currently enrolled during this crisis,,, yes,,, they did benifit considering their goal was to practice in their home state ,,, but again,, UAG's owners were the primary beneficiary
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    Class to DR M, why are u doing this to usHidden Content . Dr M to class, the ECFMG is responsible for all the problems at UAG,our step 2 passing rate is 99%, step 1 first time pass rate is 86% and over 90 % match rate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jods View Post
    The CA recognition is more complicated then meets the eye,,, in early 2014, the CA board revoked UAG's approval,,, did they get it back, yes, by hiring an attorney , lobbying efforts, and pretending to change their curriculum in order to manipulate the system and maintain compliance. I can try to pull up some old posts from 2014 related to the CA board issue. Trust me, UAG's corrupt owners did not spend the money and put the effort into this law firm for because they were concerned for the students, rather, it would effect their ability to recruit future students into their program. Furthermore, I must ask a question, just because UAG managed to trick the CA medical board into believing their lies and reinstating their program,, who actually benefits from that????? or rather, who is adversely effected ??????,,,,,,
    Let's suppose your information is correct (so we must believe you over UAG).
    ....still UAG students can practice everywhere in the US, which is the key point for any offshore school.
    I think most of us have learned to be pragmatic.

    And you can't opposite to the fact that UAG has probably thousands of MDs practicing in the US.
    Last edited by Atlantoaxial; 02-23-2018 at 11:40 AM.

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    I would not listen to Jods. I remember when I first started UAG, I would frequent this message board and see him complaining about UAG. I have since graduated and am on my second year of residency, and when I poke back into this forum, he is still complaining. Makes you wonder how much of his life he has wasted on this site.

    Also, I have UAG classmates who are current residents in Riverside and Fresno (in California); so take what Jods has to say with a grain of salt (or a shot of penicillin).

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    I once was concerned that Jods may have a valid point. Then I realized this person is clearly against UAG with all of the oppositional and nasty posts that this individual posts about the school.

    However, I searched ValueMD by the screen name. Turns out this individual comments on many other medical schools. Case Closed.

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    This place is for those who cannot get into another place. You have to teach yourself the materials, because the faculty cannot communicate well in English. If you want to practice in Mexico, this is the place for you. If you want to practice in the United States, don't come here. I got out once I found out I was accepted to a US medical school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJnAZ85 View Post
    I once was concerned that Jods may have a valid point. Then I realized this person is clearly against UAG with all of the oppositional and nasty posts that this individual posts about the school.

    However, I searched ValueMD by the screen name. Turns out this individual comments on many other medical schools. Case Closed.
    LOL , love how the pro UAG trolls have come out to play,,,, I love to challenge them with facts and see how they respond...... Yes, true, I do comment on other forums,, however, its irrelevant to UAG's false and manipulative advertising claims ....... how much money the school spends on infrastructure, teaching ect, and the percentage of enrolled students who have actually matched after attending this program and providing the school with millions of dollars per year in title 4 financial aid
    Last edited by jods; 03-21-2018 at 05:44 PM.
    Class to DR M, why are u doing this to usHidden Content . Dr M to class, the ECFMG is responsible for all the problems at UAG,our step 2 passing rate is 99%, step 1 first time pass rate is 86% and over 90 % match rate.

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