UCE medical school lost federal funding 2 years left help
Organized by: Lesdinet Medero
I choose medicine because I believe in the children of tomorrow. Growing up in a military family exposed me to many cultures where I gained the diversity necessary to practice medicine in this world and tomorrow's. I attended an international medical school in the Dominican Republic because I had an expected career length of 5 years (give or take). Unfortunately the dean of the school of medicine forged USMLE (United States Medical Lisencing Examination) scores so that the university could maintain their U.S department of education federal funding. The FBI conducted an investigation and the university was given a probation period to allow for proper scores to be reported. They needed a 75% passing rate in order to keep the financial aid program sponsored by the USA, they never made it. Financial aid was suspended by the US and students were given a year grace period where loans would be provided to further educational goals. The university never informed their medical student body and continued to apply students for federal loans necessary for a succesful career in the Dominican Republic with no warning of the hardships ahead. Needless to say school is now on the back burner while I work to pay back loans and towards getting back into school!