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    Greg9999 is offline Newbie 510 points
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    Anybody Going to MD1 in September, 2018?

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    Title. Was thinking of going in September, but kinda getting scared by the lack of activity here.

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    You realize that Windsor has no accreditation with the CAAM-HP authority. Without their certification, students will not be able to sit for the USMLEs nor be recognized by the ECFMG.

    If you’re an American or Canadian student, that’s career suicide, as well as wasting thousands of dollars and putting yourself into considerable student loan debt.

    Do your research and read the ECFMG announcement regarding CAAM-HP certification.

    This also applies if you’re Canadian and trying to come back and work there.

    Consider this free yet invaluable career advice

    You’ll thank me later

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    On the website, it says that the accreditation requirement takes effect in 2023. Provided I finish before that date, would that still affect me?

    Edit: Nevermind, just read this part.

    To be eligible for Step 1, Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK), and Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS), a student must be officially enrolled in a medical school located outside the United States and Canada that is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools (World Directory) as meeting eligibility requirements for its students and graduates to apply to ECFMG for ECFMG Certification and examination, both at the time that he/she applies for examination and on his/her test day
    Last edited by Greg9999; 08-13-2018 at 02:07 PM. Reason: Further research

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    Atlantic is a mix of truth and troll - If you start at Windsor in 2018 and Graduate in 2022 and complete ECFMG application by then youre fine - but if you are delayed and graduate in 2023 you wont be able to apply for ECFMG certification or practice in the USA and you'll be at the mercy of trying to transfer credits to an accredited school and completing additional years.

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    Atlantichater is offline Junior Member 512 points
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    Why would anyone want to take a chance with any program that isn't currently CAAM-HP accredited?

    There is no guarantee anyone going to school now or in the next semester as a first semester student would graduate on time in 2022 for lots of reasons (flunking one or more courses, a holdup of starting clinical rotations on time depending on immediate availability or put on a waitlist, lack of funds to pay for tuition in order to move ahead, illness).

    I think it is a huge financial gamble. You might as well go to Vegas and see whether you can beat "the house".

    There are plenty of schools that are CAAM-HP accredited currently.

    If not the caribbean route, then the UK, Ireland, Israel, Australia, or Poland.

    Dave262, unless you are a practicing physician who has gone thru the caribbean route, please refrain from encouraging greg999 or any other poor soul who comes across this thread to apply to non-accredited schools.
    Last edited by Atlantichater; 09-03-2018 at 03:47 PM.

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    I am a practicing neurologist with 4 board certifications and 2 state licenses. I graduated from Windsor in 2008. I encourage you to read what I wrote which was neither encouragement nor discouragement. I accurately stated that so long as someone started at Windsor in 2018 and graduated by 2022 submitting application to ECFMG before Jan 1 2023 they will be fine. You are correct - things dont always go as planned - if they did, none of would have needed to apply to Caribbean schools right? For some folks, getting into Windsor is the best they could do and they need accurate information to make the best out of it.

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