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    UMHS potential Transfer

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    Can any current UMHS students give me some advise on the school. I'm currently a 2nd semester student at MUA and I'm considering transferring to UMHS in the 3rd semester mainly because they only have only 4 semesters on the island and the 5th semester is in the U.S with the Live Kaplan program. Besides that they appear to be very similar to MUA, but younger. Can any current UMHS students give me any advise on the school?

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    UMHS seems to be have great facilities and looks nice but I heard they have a high drop out rate (the school weeds them out), so be careful..

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    MUA has NY and FL approval and rotations. Why you would wanna go to a "lesser" school in that sense is beyond me.

    If finances are the reason, although MUA and UMHS tuition is similar....it would be wiser to transfer to Windsor...which is much
    cheaper than UMHS but you end up being eligible for licensure in the same states and get your MD for 1/3 the price.

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    Can you please tell me more pros and cons of MUA? I know that they dumped close to 20 students this year suddenly because they haven't taken their step 1 exam within 4 months. I heard the rule was suddenly changed from a year to 4 months without prior notice so some peopl took the test without being ready and failed while others got a dismissal email. Is this true?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shatteredtoast View Post
    Can you please tell me more pros and cons of MUA? I know that they dumped close to 20 students this year suddenly because they haven't taken their step 1 exam within 4 months. I heard the rule was suddenly changed from a year to 4 months without prior notice so some peopl took the test without being ready and failed while others got a dismissal email. Is this true?
    I heard this is true as well. Two of those students transferred to WUHS and started rotations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shatteredtoast View Post
    UMHS seems to be have great facilities and looks nice but I heard they have a high drop out rate (the school weeds them out), so be careful..
    Again, we have one of the lowest basic science attrition rates (6%) out of all the Caribbean medical schools, so I'm not sure where this is coming from. We pride ourselves on not trying to "weed students out," and have extensive resources to help struggling students and help them succeed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UMHS Official View Post
    Again, we have one of the lowest basic science attrition rates (6%) out of all the Caribbean medical schools, so I'm not sure where this is coming from. We pride ourselves on not trying to "weed students out," and have extensive resources to help struggling students and help them succeed.
    That's what SGU says yet their current attrition rate is literally like 30% after first semester.

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    The MUA rule change thing had prior notice, and I believe there is more to that story than you understand. I do not believe UMHS necessarily "weeds" out students, and if they do, it is not because of the course, professor, or exams. It is because the student themselves are not preparing well enough for the exams. I have seen this countless times, and the student is to blame, not the school. Also, the fact that MUA has those state approvals does make it attractive, but it is also my understanding there is a shortage of rotation spots for students. Also, the environment at MUA is allegedly quite hostile from the top down to students. UMHS has the resources for students to do well, so the school and its education shouldn't deter you from transferring if that is your main concern.

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    Does anyone on here know about Washington University? I'm looking at attending and some of my friends are interested in the clinicals. The clinical take place at the same location as some of the others schools in the Atlanta, Ga area.

    Thank you.

    Ahmed

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    Quote Originally Posted by UMHS Official View Post
    Again, we have one of the lowest basic science attrition rates (6%) out of all the Caribbean medical schools, so I'm not sure where this is coming from. We pride ourselves on not trying to "weed students out," and have extensive resources to help struggling students and help them succeed.
    What extensive resources does UMHS offer to its struggling students? I am also interested in attending UMHS over MUA but after hearing so much about their drop out rate I am a bit hesitant.

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