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    Question medical school in santo domingo

    Hi
    i would like to study medicine in Santo Domingo, Do anyone know good university to recommed. any help would be great!

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    Default UNPHU and UCAMAYMA

    These two are the best ones I've heard UNPHU and UCAMAYMA

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    Default It depends on whether you mean

    Santo Domingo as a country-as is popular in Europe, or Santo Domingo as a city.

    If the former, then the PUCMM in Santiago de los Caballeros offers a great medical curriculum: www.pucmmsti.edu.do

    If the latter, then INTEC and Unphu, in Santo Domingo de Guzmán, offer very good options.

    But you have to speak read and write in Spanish.

    If you want to buy your diploma you can go to the Utesa in Santo Domingo or UNIBE. They both teach in English.

    Personally, if I saw a degree from either one of them on the wall, I'd run out of the office.

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    Quote Originally Posted by persia
    Hi
    i would like to study medicine in Santo Domingo, Do anyone know good university to recommed. any help would be great!
    Hello,
    I studied medicine at PUCMM in santiago. If I had to do it over again I would go to UNIBE in santo Domingo. In my opinion the med school in santiago used to be very good. Today it's mediocre. Plus at UNIBE you can study in english and the curriculum is more like the american system.

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    Default Medical school

    If you want to buy your diploma you can go to the Utesa in Santo Domingo or UNIBE. They both teach in English.

    Personally, if I saw a degree from either one of them on the wall, I'd run out of the office.

    HB[/QUOTE]

    My daughter is considering of studying Medicine at UNIBE. Although I did not visit the university yet but I heard that they are following US Curriculum and also accredited by US universities. I would appreciate some feed back.
    Regards
    Alev
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillbilly
    Santo Domingo as a country-as is popular in Europe, or Santo Domingo as a city.

    If the former, then the PUCMM in Santiago de los Caballeros offers a great medical curriculum: www.pucmmsti.edu.do

    If the latter, then INTEC and Unphu, in Santo Domingo de Guzmán, offer very good options.

    But you have to speak read and write in Spanish.

    If you want to buy your diploma you can go to the Utesa in Santo Domingo or UNIBE. They both teach in English.

    Personally, if I saw a degree from either one of them on the wall, I'd run out of the office.

    HB
    As a PUCMM medical graduate I share HB's biases about legitimate schools in the DR. If you are serious about becoming a physician, then please go to a serious school. Your eventual patients deserve no less. Buying a medical diploma or knowingly accepting substandard training in such a delicate field is not a victimless crime.
    - Tordok

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    Contrary to the PUCMM which is not a private business, Unibe is a for profit university. This has its pros and cons and the management has to be doing things well because they are the fashionable university in the DR right now, at least for many careers.

    Definitely one to check out. One of the main problems and criticisms their medical program may have with it teaching in English is how can you do the clinical part -- talk to patients -- if you do not know the language? Elsewise, they train physicians that plan to head back to English-speaking countries.

    Of the programs, one that used to be excellent but today is hurting as are all the programs at the university, is the UNPHU. Because they lacked commercialism, this private university has lost all its impetus, contrary to Unibe.

    I do not think PUCMM has a medical program in Santo Domingo, so you would have to study this subject in Santiago.

    For some insights into studying medicine here, see http://dr1.com/living/education/7.shtml

    Some of the emails on this page may have changed. If you are seriously considering studying medicine in the DR, you should make a site inspection to visit all the options prior to making up your mind.
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    About INTEC:

    California Board of Medical Quality Assurance:
    INTEC is a sophisticated and highly innovative university, and its school of medicine equally so. The administration is equivalent to that in any of the smaller US universities, and the physical facilities are completely satisfactory. The library is excellent, and the University Librarian merits special commendation. The faculty are impressive professional educators, and their commitment to the pursuit of excellence is admirable. The curriculum is enviable: innovative, sophisticated, manifestly successful, and demanding. We recommend that this school and its curriculum be recognized as providing education equivalent to that required by Business and Professions Code Sections 2089 and 2089.5.
    More on the same:
    Response from California Licensure Office:

    Dear Mr. *****: Thank you for your kind words. Per your request, attached is a copy of the list of Caribbean medical schools approved by the California Medical Board. This is the most up to date list that we have.

    ...

    You asked if California has a process by which someone who attends an unapproved school may qualify for licensure in California. There is no such process! ...

    ...

    *** ****, Foreign Schools Liaison, Medical Board of California

    MEDICAL BOARD OF CALIFORNIA
    DIVISION OF LICENSING



    RECOGNIZED CARIBBEAN/DOMINICAN REPUBLIC MEDICAL SCHOOLS

    ...

    Autonomous University of Santo Domingo
    Central University of the East (UCE)
    Instituto Tecnologico de Santo Domingo (INTEC)
    National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena
    Nordestana University
    Mother and Master Catholic University

    ...

    DISAPPROVED SCHOOLS

    CETEC University, Santo Domingo (closed) - disapproved 5/19/83
    CIFAS University, Santo Domingo (closed) - disapproved 11/16/84
    UTESA University, Santo Domingo - disapproved 7/13/85; disapproval
    order, modified 5/10/91; disapproved 2/7/97.
    World University, Santo Domingo (closed) - disapproved 12/1/89
    Universidad Eugenio Maria de Hostos (UNIREMHOS), Dom. Rep. -
    (disapproved 11/1/96)
    Universidad Federico Henriquez y Carvajal, Dom. Rep. - (disapproved
    7/31/9
    More...
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    Default english exam

    I am a first time user and an up-and-coming medical student at PUCMM. I am in the final preparations and have a few questions, naturally. I will start with one to see if this is working. What can I expect from the spanish exam and how could I mentally prepare myself? I do speak and read fine, writing could use improving though. Thanks for your time - Chris

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    Basically, don't sweat it. You'll do fine.

    Maybe you'll be in one of my classes in August!! HEHEHE

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