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    Students leaving UMHS for St. Martinus

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    There is a big group of people leaving UMHS for St. Martinus.
    Anyone know the reasons and what are the advantages for taking this step?
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    I wish I had chosen a different med school
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    This school is loosing its credibility now after loosing out on loans. School professors and dean are making biased decisions. The management needs to know what is going on in the school and stay in touch with faculty and students.
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    There is nothing wrong with the professors and dean. We lost the loan like any other caribbean school out there, money is hard to come by. You can save yourself the trouble by going to a cheaper school but St. Martinus tuition isnt that far off from UMHS tuition.
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    the loan situation has nothing to do with the schools credibility. the school loan situation sucks, but every Carib school is is the exact situation with loans. the only reason we don't have title IV is b/c the school hasn't been around long enough - nothing at all with the quality of education. also - i agree with gx - there are some really great professors here! If financial issues are the reason for transferring out - there are a lot better places to go than St. Martinus.
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    The tuition at Martinus is 200 dollars cheaper per semester... literally no good reason to transfer.

    Why would you go from one Caribbean school with problems to one that is about to have probably a lot more.

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    reason people are leaving...

    I have noticed that many students left for St. Martinus this semester. UMHS has shown definite bias in deciding who passes a class or fails. The administration does not provide students with reasons for their failure. I've never had to experience this but I verified that they did not give out the final exam grades from the shelf exams until the following semester...yet they still failed students that were "borderline". This semester I am hearing students saying that they failed by 1% while other students with worse grades (ex. 65%) were allowed to pass. I hope all these things are false but something tells me that they are true...

    I suspect that some students got tired of all the drama here and thought that going to St. Martinus would be better. Others probably followed the paper trail. The real truth is that people came here b/c the school had a loan. In the caribbean, people will always flock towards the money. When you get to residency and you say that you went to UMHS or Windsor or even AUA, the resident/attending will group you into one category....Caribbean medical student!

    People that suspect that they will not be treated fairly when it comes to a curve (I'm implying something here) should abide by one rule; NEVER live on the curve! It is hard when you have to do Davenport and still take 4-5 classes but we all know that the decisions made here are questionable....so don't leave it up to the administration.

    Oh and for the record....the SGA needs to discuss the failure rates for each class. Im hearing that this semester they upped it to 15% (the max allowed). It might have something to do with the fact that many students left and the school needs to make more money....Shady? I dont know. I just hope that more students don't continue to leave the school. It is bad for all of us!

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    the rumors about some peoples grade being curved and not for others in the same situation is true.

    This school shows a great deal of bias and favoritism - and i think this is ethically incorrect
    The school needs to start changing the way they work because they will loose more students
    I will definitely transfer out next semester if this school does not sort out the recent favoritism and bias actions that have occured currently

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    There is ABSOLUTELY no upside for ANY UMHS student to transfer to St Martinus.

    Just as thepudendal put it.... If money is the issue for transferring, there are A LOT cheaper/better schools to transfer to, instead of St Martinus

    Rumors about showing favoritism towards students by curving students, and allowing other students to pass while others get failed occur at every school.... If you get a 69%, you should fail... PERIOD.

    When you reach the Step 1 exam, the USMLE won't show you any mercy if you fail the exam by a single point. Instead.... Spend every second of your day studying, and devoting all of your time so that you never have to worry about failing by 1%. If you do this already, and yet are still failing.... then you need to drastically change your study habits.
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