Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 42
  1. #1
    jstern217 is offline Newbie 510 points
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    1
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Timeline for Licensure and Clinical Spots

    Advertisements



    I am a first semester student at another Caribbean medical school and am looking to transfer. Having visited UMHS several weeks ago, I was extremely impressed with everything I saw. The facilities put my school (and many others, I'm sure) to shame. Professor W, who led the tour, did an excellent job and truly represented the school well. I have no fears that this will not pan out. My only issue is with clinicals and licensure. I have some knowledge of the process and I know it's a long line of headaches and bureaucracy for a new school to secure these, but I was wondering if any timeline could be put on them. I know I would be able to transfer in for the May semester (I would be able to take a full slate of classes), but I do not want to act until everything is in place.

    Is there any timeline on when clinicals and licensure will be obtained? Are they likely to be obtained in the next week or two? By the start of the May semester? By the end of this year? Any information on this would be greatly appreciated...and if the answer is "We have absolutely no idea," I can live with that as well.

    Also, is there any update on the U.S. location for 5th semester?

    Thank you very much!
    Last edited by jstern217; 03-08-2008 at 11:09 AM.

  2. #2
    sreec is offline Super Moderator 536 points
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    2,394
    Downloads
    10
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Unless they post a list of ACGME-accredited rotations on their website or discuss with you which hospitals they plan to acquire and give you a timeline, it is not wise to seriously consider attending this school.

    Despite any promise it may show, the first students to enter a school like this usually get screwed over in terms of clinical rotations.

    Another thing is that new schools often do is lie about having Greenbook rotations even when they don't. You must verify everything that you're told by yourself using acgme.org.
    Last edited by sreec; 03-08-2008 at 04:30 PM.


  3. #3
    UMHS's Avatar
    UMHS is offline School Official 522 points
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    University of Medicine & Health Sciences
    Posts
    825
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Images
    12
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    I've delayed replying until I could get you the best estimates of the timeline you requested, jstern217. Let me emphasize that these are estimates only. Since some of the items depend on others completing certain tasks, UMHS is not in complete control of the timeline so please accept this as our best guess and, if we are off by a small amount, be merciful.

    By approximatly March 31, we should start announcing clinical sites. We have been carrying on discussions with various teaching hosptials and those conversations are almost ready to bear fruit. Most of the initial sites will be along the East Coast. (We will develop sites in other parts of the US but initially, we are targetting the east.) At about the same time, UMHS should also be able to announce the sites of the fifth semester. You'll notice that I used the plural. If all goes as expected, we will have several sites where the advanced ICM course and the Board Review course can be taken.

    We should have ECFMG approval in mid-May. They will be notified when classes actually commence and approval generally takes about 2 weeks to be granted.

    At the moment, this is the most precise that I can be. As we get closer and our estimates can be more accurate, I'll let you know.

  4. #4
    nyxtopouli is offline Junior Member 510 points
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    23
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Sree Cheruku View Post
    Unless they post a list of ACGME-accredited rotations on their website or discuss with you which hospitals they plan to acquire and give you a timeline, it is not wise to seriously consider attending this school.

    Despite any promise it may show, the first students to enter a school like this usually get screwed over in terms of clinical rotations.

    Another thing is that new schools often do is lie about having Greenbook rotations even when they don't. You must verify everything that you're told by yourself using acgme.org.
    I realize we must verify stuff ourselves. I have heard that some places are Greenbook for pediatrics (for example), but not for psych. How specific would you get in verifying this kind of stuff? Would you call the hospitals that are listed?

    Just wondering what specific advice you can give...

  5. #5
    lifeAgift's Avatar
    lifeAgift is offline Member 510 points
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    In my RIGHT mind, WRONG country
    Posts
    263
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    THANKS UMHS

    You just answered some concerns I listed in an email to the University.

    Cool

  6. #6
    sreec is offline Super Moderator 536 points
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    2,394
    Downloads
    10
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    I have heard that some places are Greenbook for pediatrics (for example), but not for psych.How specific would you get in verifying this kind of stuff? Would you call the hospitals that are listed?
    You don't have to call anyone to verify the accreditation status. Just go to acgme.org/adspublic. You should call the hospital to make sure that your school can rotate through the specific department that you are interested in. For example, Ob/Gyn is Green at Harbor Hospital but only St. Matthews has a contract with that department.



    By approximatly March 31, we should start announcing clinical sites. We have been carrying on discussions with various teaching hosptials and those conversations are almost ready to bear fruit. Most of the initial sites will be along the East Coast. (We will develop sites in other parts of the US but initially, we are targetting the east.) At about the same time, UMHS should also be able to announce the sites of the fifth semester. You'll notice that I used the plural. If all goes as expected, we will have several sites where the advanced ICM course and the Board Review course can be taken.
    That actually does sound promising for a new school. If you guys manage to pull of Greenbook clinicals this early, you're going to catapult yourself ahead of every other non-NY approved school.


  7. #7
    fruit2o is offline Newbie 510 points
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    11
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by UMHS View Post
    By approximatly March 31, we should start announcing clinical sites. We have been carrying on discussions with various teaching hosptials and those conversations are almost ready to bear fruit. Most of the initial sites will be along the East Coast. (We will develop sites in other parts of the US but initially, we are targetting the east.) At about the same time, UMHS should also be able to announce the sites of the fifth semester. You'll notice that I used the plural. If all goes as expected, we will have several sites where the advanced ICM course and the Board Review course can be taken.
    Can we still expect the clinical sites to be announced this week?

  8. #8
    IAUPREMED is offline Member 510 points
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    300
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Also patiently waiting for clinical and 5th semester announcement!!

  9. #9
    drjohnwebb's Avatar
    drjohnwebb is offline Senior Member 510 points
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    1,314
    Downloads
    1
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Blah Blah Blah
    Last edited by drjohnwebb; 03-17-2011 at 08:43 PM.

  10. #10
    IAUPREMED is offline Member 510 points
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    300
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    This is what I was told also. Somewhere right before the first day of the opening or in that first week is when clinicals and 5th semester will be posted. Very anxious to see the outcome, it is the final deciding factor.

Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Clinical spots
    By SWOLL68 in forum Windsor University School of Medicine
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-10-2010, 09:57 PM
  2. Few clinical spots
    By uakari in forum Spartan Medical School Classifieds
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-29-2009, 11:51 PM
  3. New clinical spots!?!?!?!
    By thehemp in forum Medical University of the Americas (MUA) Nevis
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 11-06-2008, 02:42 PM
  4. Getting Clinical Spots yourself????
    By Jaray in forum St. Georges University School of Medicine
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 02-11-2006, 10:53 AM
  5. Not Enough Clinical Spots
    By IDreamOfMedicine in forum American University of the Caribbean (AUC)
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 07-26-2004, 08:18 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •