Barbados Medical Schools

Submitted by Dr. Georgie Porgie

BARBADOS AND OFFSHORE MEDICAL SCHOOLS DO W REALLY NEED THEM?

Elombe Mottley – The Next FIFTY YEARS of PRIDE and INDUSTRY! – may be a progressive thinker to many in Barbados, but in my mind he demonstrates his ignorance as a supreme illiterate in matters of medicine, and medical schools when he suggests that there should be medical schools here…there and everywhere in Barbados.

  1. During the years I hung around offshore Medical schools, there are at least two things that I learned.

    These schools find it difficult to bring in teachers from overseas because of the COST OF PAYING FOR WORK PERMITS FOR TEACHERS FROM OVERSEAS.

  2. Producing the most excellent website, whereupon thy can spew lie upon lie to lure unwary would be students and wannabe doctors to train at these schools.

I would enjoin commenters here to go to the websites of both AUB, and WUB and notice that not only are the websites very poor (suggesting that we are dealing with very poor con artists) but that there are no medical teachers at any of the schools who are Barbadians, and ask why? This at a time where several other offshore schools are now forced to employ locals to teach.

Why is it that WUB (see faculty and staff webpage) have few well qualified teachers listed on their site but yet they list 7 chefs and 7 security guards.

Who is collecting all the money for the WORK PERMITS for these staff members, I wonder?

I would invite you to go to this webpage on the valueMD site and follow the discussion on the thread

new medical school in Barbados in trouble already.

Notice that the valueMD moderator has tried to shut up the poster. Then try to use ctrl and C to try to download anything from this website and note that they have disabled ctrl and C

Then let us start a blog entitled BARBADOS AND OFFSHORE MEDICAL SCHOOLS DO W REALLY NEED THEM? Then let us try to understand and thrash out whether our Government has really sold out our medical education for thirty pieces of silver.

Please also read this thread on valueMD.

WUB website is http://www.wubmed.org/

AUB website is http://www.aubmed.org/

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  • Just a comment…
    There was a time when studies in hypertension and other disease were done ‘completely’ in Caucasians. The safety and efficacy seen in these studies would be different when the drug was given to different ethnic groups.

    The US FDA now insists that minorities be included in clinical trials. They are aware that there are differences between ethnic groups.

    In fact the Japanese regulatory agency also requirse that studies use in a new drug submission in Japan must include a good sample of Japanese subjects.

    The fact that researchers have shown a bias towards their own should never be surprising. This is how man behaves.

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  • CRUSOE
    I HAD ONLY SOME GINGER BEER, SIR
    I DONT DRINK MAN
    AND THE SHOT YOU TALKING BOUT WAS ELEGANTLY PLAYED WITH A STRAIGHT BAT. THE BALL LANDED IN THE DRAIN BY THE SLAB BY THE TENNIS COURTS. LOL

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  • TheGazer

    WE KNEW IN BIM FROM AS EARLY AS I980 THAT BLACK MEN WITH HYPERTENSION BENEFIT FROM THIAZIDE DIURETIC AND THAT WHITES RESPOND BETTER TO BETA BLOCKERS THAN BLACKS

    YOU SEEM TO BE SERIOUSLY INTO PHARMACOGENETICS
    PERHAPS WE CAN HAVE A THREAD ON THIS INTERESTING AREASOMETIME IN FUTURE

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  • Please kindly put your comments on Pharmacogenetics on Medical corner
    Dont clog up this thread om Barbados Medical Schools as it has apparently been put on valuemd and is being followed there

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  • ( Another) New medical school opens (in Barbados)
    https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/10/04/new-medical-school-opens/#comment-238265

    Last weekend, 17 student doctors donned their ceremonial white coats, marking not only their rite of passage into the profession of medicine, but also signifying them as the first group of students to enter the American University of Integrative Sciences (AUIS), School of Medicine at the campus’ new home in Barbados.
    Founded in 1999, the AUIS was previously known as the University of Sint Eustatius School of Medicine, and was established on the island of Sint Eustatius by a group of medical school educators and administrators. In 2013, the school came under new ownership and management, International Educational Management Resources LLC, based in Atlanta Georgia and led by Managing Director Milo Pinckney and President Renu Agnihotri.
    Speaking at the ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the official opening of the university’s Basic Sciences Facility, at #9, 5th Avenue, Belleville, St. Michael, Dr Edward Layne, a gastroenterologist and native of Barbados, provided the background of the AUIS’ move to Barbados.
    Dr Layne, who served as the Honorary Consul for Barbados in Atlanta for the past 20 years before his retirement last December, was instrumental in paving the pathway for the institution’s move to Barbados.
    “Two years ago, a young visionary entered my office, his name was Mr. Milo Pinckney. He said to me, ‘Dr. Layne, I am not a doctor but I am the son of a physician entrepreneur with Caribbean roots’. He said ‘I am a business man, who owns a medical school and have several patents in the field of medical technology’, and that in my opinion may be able to revolutionize the training of young doctors and the practice of medicine.”
    He added that he was quite curious as Mr. Pinckney explained his interest in moving the university to Barbados and deploying a patented, medical information technology device called The Clinical Activity Rotation Log or CARL.
    The device contains the templates for state-of-the-art training programmes that encompass traditional western medicine as well as the proven aspects of complementary and alternative medicine, now called CAM.
    Admittedly impressed by what the young businessman had to say, Dr Layne saw it necessary to introduce him to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, while hosting the 4th biennial Barbados Comes to Atlanta event, in Atlanta, Georgia, in May 2016.
    Sharing his perspective of the experience, Mr. Pinckney explained that when he met Senator McClean a year and a half ago, “in a moment’s notice” she saw the merit in what they presented when they proposed to move AUIS to Barbados.
    “She embraced it with such vigour that she visited our offices in Atlanta to see first-hand what we were doing, and she said ‘I can get behind it’ and championed the move here…”
    Highlighting Barbados’ literacy rate and the rank by the US Department of State as “one of the most politically transparent nations on the planet”, he believes Barbados has many unique qualities and presents tremendous opportunities for his institution.
    Senator McClean admitted that while attending the Barbados Comes to Atlanta event, which is intended to engage Barbadians in the diaspora to explore opportunities, she was enthralled by the opportunity Mr. Pinckney had presented.
    “I bought into the idea from the presentation, [which was] supported by a distinguished Barbadian in the form of Dr Layne, who himself has been a medical practitioner for many years, and would have been involved in the start-up of another medical institution.”
    McClean added: “It is my hope that given the importance of medical training and the demand globally for medical training, that there will be opportunities for synergies to be forged between our traditional medical faculties at the University of the West Indies and the programmes offered by the American University of Integrated Sciences.”

    RE 17 student doctors donned their ceremonial white coats, marking not only their rite of passage into the profession of medicine,

    BULLSHIT!
    DONNING A WHITE COAT DOES NOT GIVE A MEDICAL STUDENT A rite of passage into the profession of medicine,
    MEDICAL STUDENTS NEED TO STUDY HARD TO GET INTO THE PROFESSION

    RE Founded in 1999, the AUIS was previously known as the University of Sint Eustatius School of Medicine, and was established on the island of Sint Eustatius by a group of medical school educators

    Sint Eustatius School of Medicine WA STARTED IN A GARAGE IN Sint Eustatius BY BUCHANAN,AFTER HE DEFECTED FROM FREDERICK SCHOOL AT SABA. HE SOLD IT FOR GREENER PASTURES

    RE “Two years ago, a young visionary entered my office, his name was Mr. Milo Pinckney. He said to me, ‘Dr. Layne, I am not a doctor but I am the son of a physician entrepreneur

    NOTE THE USUAL: PINCKNEY IS NOT A DOCTOR HE IS A BUSYNESS MAN WHO HAS COME TO BARBADOS AS A PARASITE. SAME OLD STORY

    RE Admittedly impressed by what the young businessman had to say, Dr Layne saw it necessary to introduce him to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, while hosting the 4th biennial Barbados Comes to Atlanta event, in Atlanta, Georgia, in May 2016.

    AND SHE FELL FOR HIS BULL SHIT HOOK LINE AND SINCKER. ALL SHE SAW WAS ANOTHER CHANCE FOR MORE LONG TERM TOURISTS
    ASK THE DLP WHAT OTHER BENEFITS ARE COMING TO BARBADOS FROM ANOTHER BOGUS OFFSHORE SCHOOL IN BARBADOS
    OH I FORGOT IT SAYS IN THE NATION THAT THEY WILL HELP US WITH OUR INTERN PROBLEMS……..BUT THEY AR NOT GOING TO PAY THEIR SALARIES. AFTER ALL PARASITES DONT EVER GIVE ANYTHING. THEY ONLY TAKE.

    RE he believes Barbados has many unique qualities and presents tremendous opportunities for his institution.

    INDEED! BARBADOS IS ANOTHER CASH STRAPPED ISLAND WITH GOVERNMENT LEADERS WITH BRAINS THE SIZE OF A PEA WHO CANT EVEN SEE PASS THEIR NOSES

    RE Senator McClean admitted that ………….., she was enthralled by the opportunity Mr. Pinckney had presented.
    DID SHE DISCUSS IT WITH BAMP OR THE MEDICAL COUNCIL OF BARBADOS OR OUR ESTEEMED MEDICAL EDUCATORS?

    re McClean added: “It is my hope that given the importance of medical training and the demand globally for medical training, that there will be opportunities for synergies to be forged between our traditional medical faculties at the University of the West Indies and the programmes offered by the American University of Integrated Sciences.”

    DOES MC CLEAN NOT REALIZE THAT PARASITES DO NOT ENGAGE IN ANY SYNERGIES?
    PARASITES ARE PARASITES! THEY DONT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT, NOR DO THEY PRACTICE SYNERGISM

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  • Wondered about the White coats.

    Wondered why Boyce did not cut the ribbons.

    Wondered if the BLP shadow minister of health Dwight Sutherland will address of the government to attract offshore medical schools and if it accords with that of the Opposition.

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  • David
    When I first taught at Medical schools, white coats with school logos were awarded to students AFTER they completed the Basic Sciences successfully. These days it seems that once the students part with their admission fees they get a white coat.

    I suspect that they are waiting to drink at this new through of charter fees and fees for numerous work permits

    Why dont you talk to the folk in charge of such matters down there, and let us start a school. It is quite lucrative. Tell the officials we will pay the money for the charter when we collect it.

    We van run an online school like IUHS or OCEANA.

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  • NOTE THAT BARBADOS TODAY DELETED LSWILTHIRE’ POT COPIED ABOVE

    NOTE ALSO HOW HE MOCK THEM
    lswiltshire
    October 4, 2017 at 4:27 pm
    you can moderate till the RAPTURE

    This article and my response has been posted already – both locally and internationally.

    louis wiltshire
    October 4, 2017 at 4:52 pm
    everything about bogus bajan med schools may be found in one place at
    http://www.valuemd.com/main-foreign-medical-schools-forum/246418-barbados-medical-schools.html

    does anyone at barbado today do ANY INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM? OR DO YOU JUST REGURGITATE BS FROM HERE THERE AND ANYWHERE

    WUNNAH TINK WUNNA CAN MODERATE MORE THAN VALUEMD?

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  • Barbados Today is running scared because Mia filed a law suit this week about a story they ran questioning her qualification read LEC.

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  • They should not be afraid of the truth.
    I never post lies here,there or anywhere.
    I speak of what I have seen and what I know.
    Is Barbados Today pro DLP?

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  • Barbados Today is pro-business although Kaymar is pro OSA.

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  • PR?

    Medicine men

    YVETTE BEST, yvettebest@nationnews.com

    Added 07 October 2017

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    Connor (left) and Charlton Read taking a break after a full day of classes at the AUIS in Belleville. (Picture by Yvette Best)

       

    “Treat every day with the determination that you will make a difference and be successful. Be the change and deploy your best.”

    The body blows of life led Connor Read to making those words his daily mantra amidst the challenges. He and his younger brother Charlton have been struggling for the last few years, and making the grade has been an arduous task for both of them.

    Connor struggled to land a job to help him through his first degree; and Charlton struggled to balance college and the jobs he had during the semesters and holidays to get by. Their dream of becoming doctors never waned, but the demands from the medical schools they were scouting made them both weary. In the words of Charlton it was “disheartening”.

    The newly-opened American University of Integrative Sciences (AUIS) School Of Medicine at 5th Avenue, Belleville, St Michael, offered the siblings from Mississippi, Alabama, a timely lifeline. This maiden trip outside of the United States has allowed them to bypass graduate schools as recommended by other universities. The goal of becoming doctors Read and Read, and together the first physicians in their family, is within sight, now.

    For the next two years in Barbados and until completion in Atlanta they each have one job – school.

    They will have their work cut out for them to repay the loans they took to move to Barbados to attend AUIS, but that is still a few years off.

    And the fact, that  by setting up in Barbados the AUIS is not considered an American University and it is now looking to regain its accredited status, has not daunted them either.  Choosing AUIS also meant that they were denied some scholarships, but the Reads are in with AUIS all the way.

    “It would be a lot easier if it did [have accreditation], but we have ways to do this. If it takes long, it takes long. Me and Connor have been wanting this for so long now, we’ll do what it take to become [doctors]. With everything that this school has done for us, I mean they’re working on it. That happens when you move schools. They’ve really helped us in so many other ways, not just financially,” Charlton said.

    Connor, 24, said their mentor Dr Terry Sexton made a big difference in how they saw themselves and eventually made their decision.

    “Dr Sexton really wanted to know our background, like where we were in school; what our goals were and then from there I had a shadowing opportunity with him and I got my pre-certifications from him as well and we just kept staying in touch and he told us about AUIS. Originally he had told us about Sint Eustatius (which is now AUIS), that’s where he attended medical school. And he told us about his background and why he ended up going to the Caribbean. We thought it was a great opportunity, obviously, but it was a little bit more than that, because he had seen something in us that we didn’t and a lot of people didn’t see in us,” he said.

    Charlton added: “I had gotten into grad schools, but with the grad school it could be one or two years studies and then you still have to re-apply and hope to get in, and since AUIS saw something in me and Connor, personally, I took it and ran with it. I don’t want to say I was wasting my time with those two years and hoping to getting in, but this school was giving me a shot and the opportunity to fulfill my dreams. So I ended up deciding to put my future first and go ahead and get my schooling out of the way so I can fulfill my life and get my career going.” 

    The 22-year-old continues to be frustrated by the fact that numbers was the main focus for the other universities.

    “I think in the med field, you really need who you are as a person. As a doctor, it’s patient interaction a big percentage of that is how you treat patients and how you are as a person. You can be the smartest person in the world, but if you’re a jerk, your patients aren’t going to open up to you,” he argued.

    But how did they end up here together, you ask?

    Connor did not set out to wait on little brother. It just worked out that way, they said.

    “I transferred from Springhill College, where I did my first two years of college, and when I transferred I lost a lot of credits, because that’s a Jesuit private college. But it didn’t hinder me from continuing on with my studies. I continued with the pre-medical. At Springhill I was a biological science major and a pre-medical concentration. When I transferred to the University of South Alabama I was also a biological science major with a concentration in pre-health,” Connor explained.

    Charlton did his undergrad studies at Mississippi State University in Bio-chemistry.

    At a time when most siblings look forward to spreading their wings and getting away from each other, these two are thrilled to be roommates.

    “We experienced that [separation] during our undergrad. When he went to South Alabama, I went to Mississippi State, which is about four and a half hours away and I could come home if I wanted to, but with school and everything up there, I barely came home. We went off and experienced our own experiences; did our own college, made new friends. Growing up me and him, two years apart, we played the same sports, did the same activities, the same clubs, pretty much,” Charlton explained.

    For Connor medicine was the pick for as long as he can remember. Dentistry was the first choice, but he decided on becoming a surgeon from back in high school.

    “I was shadowing my aunt’s physician who was a general surgeon, it was shadowing him that guaranteed that that was a reality goal. I fell in love with it, I was passionate about it, I went into it with both hands. I just fell in love with it, open wound, cutting open, suturing, everything,” he said.

    While medicine has been a passion for quite some time as well, Charlton has not yet decided on an area of specialty.

    “I have a view of what I’m interested in . . . . Until I get a view of as much as I can, I’m hesitant until I experience everything and find what I’m really, really in love with. But I definitely know it’s the medical field. I’ve experienced a lot of things, in my undergrad I worked with mechanical engineers, I had a job at an engineering building, so I’ve got the experiences and we’ve both done a lot of different trades and a good bit of different types of careers and different types fields,” Charlton said, adding that their family owns a one-stop florist, bakery and gift shop. 

    The two are eternally grateful for the support of parents Derek and Melinda and the other members of the family and the entire AUIS team.

    They have been in Barbados for a month and they say they are still settling trying to get used to the heat and other things.

    As for AUIS, the actual experience appears to be even better than the pitches made by Sexton and others involved. Words like “welcoming” and “uplifting” were used to describe the experience to date. They say the small class, professors, and other staff made AUIS feel like a family.

    Managing director of AUIS, Milo Pinckney, issued them a challenge of sorts at the White Coat ceremony last Saturday. In addition to encouraging them to excel and to be grateful for the opportunity extended by the Barbados Government in allowing them to relocate from St Maarten here, Pinckney told the new and continuing students they had to make him look good.

    The Read brothers have willingly accepted the challenge. (YB)

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  • Not PR David.
    This is BULL SHIT

    Why does the Nation and Barbados Today not start presenting information to Barbadians as to how some Indians can come to our homeland and offer “free medical care and free drugs” and our Government officials would listen to them, especially when you consider that this was implemented under the BLP since September 1985?

    Why are there three medical schools in Barbados and none have hired local doctors to teach at any of them.

    AUB says it bought the BET COMPLEX to set up a hospital. Where will they get the nurses and medical staff…….or the patients?

    Will we see advertisements for staff?

    Neither the Nation and Barbados Today are doing any investigative journalism or asking serious questions

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  • i have been able to get back into the WUB website and use ctrl and c to bring info about the prestigious medical staff at WUB

    Whereas most BU FOLK ARe NOT DOCTORS, YOU OUGHT TO BE ABLE TO SIFT THROUGH THE RUBBISH BELOW, AND SEE IF THESE PEOPLE ARE SERIOUS, OR KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT MEDICAL EDUCATION
    TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK

    As a professor of Washington University of Barbados, Angelic Forde holds the responsibility to teach courses in their subject area, develop an instructional plan (known as a course outline or syllabus) for the course(s) they teach and ensure that it meets college and department standards, conduct research and experiments to advance knowledge in their field as well assess students’ progress by grading papers, tests, and other work.
    Angelic Forde acknowledges lots of awards and membership, such as National Literary Bronze Awards for Poetry Manuscript for Limestone on My feet and poetry publication by the National Cultural Foundation-Barbados. She holds the membership of Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society. Carrying the skilled proficiency in Spanish, Angelic Forde accomplished the responsibility of the Supplemental English Instructor of Essex County College Learning Center, Newark, NJ. Previously, she was the intern- Group Therapy Assistant on Medallion Behavioural Health where she carried out multiple responsibilities, including assisting clients with art assignments assigned by art-therapist.
    Angelic Forde obtained the Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University, Newark, NJ. She actualized the role of Associate of Science in Psychology from Essex Country College, Newark, NJ. She pursued the role of math tutor of Urban Issues Institute, in Newark, NJ. Today, she is the mainspring of Washington University of Barbados.

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    As a Medical Director of Physiology, Dr. Thomas Thomas holds the responsibility of taking lectures and practical classes for Medical students and other responsibilities as in the Department in therespective subjects.
    Professor Thomas Thomas holds the MD degree in Basic Science from The University of Sint Eustatius School of Medicine. He accomplished his Clinical MD from All Saints University School of Medicine; Commonwealth of Dominica. He accomplished his Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery from JSPS Government Homeopathic Medical College in Hyderabad, India.Alongwith the proficiency of multiple languages such as English, Hindi, Telugu and Malayalam, Thomas Thomas achieved the licensure of MCCEE and USMLE step 1.

    Thomas Thomas holds the spectacular Laboratory and Research skill such as Specimen handling, prescription verification, data entry and so many more along with the proficiency of emergency patient management, CPR, operating Cardiac Fibrillation, Injury Management, etc. Carrying the administrative and organizational skill along with the research and teaching aptitude; Thomas Thomas is the fortitude of Washington University of Barbados.

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    Dr. Kandamaran Krishnamurthy obtains MBBS from Stanley Medical College, (June 1995) The Tamil Nadu Dr.MGR Medical University, Chennai, India. He also accomplishes MD in Paediatric from Sri Ramachandra Medical College & ;( June 2002) Deemed University, Chennai. India. Carrying the objectives to develop Pediatric Intensive Care services in the Caribbean and improve academic environment in paediatric critical care by teaching and research; Dr. Kandamaran Krishnamurthy is the essential transverse of Washington University of Barbados.
    Dr. Kandamaran Krishnamurthy holds the extensive experience as Consultant PICU from Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Barbados. He is the Associate Lecturer in Child Health from The University of West Indies and he was Consultant Paediatrician at ARS Medicae. Previously, he was the Fellow in Paediatric Critical Care in Cambridge University Hospital, NHS, UK. He also carries the wide range of experience as Senior Registrar & Chief resident in Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Barbados.
    Dr. Kandamaran Krishnamurthy accomplished the Clinical fellowship from Cambridge University Hospital NHS trust Addenbrooke’s Hospital, UK in December 2011.He carried the astounding Clinical Experience from Cambridge University Hospital, in UK, Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Barbados. He is National Anti-doping Executive Committee Member.

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    Dr. Shruti Surwade holds the extensive experience of 6 years in the field of Aesthetic medicine and more than 2 years as a Trainer in BOTOX and Dermal Fillers. She has performed over 5000 procedures in injectable alone excluding other dermato-surgical and laser procedures.
    Dr.Shruti Surwade accomplishes the role of Consultant Medical Advisor in Allergan Medical Institute. She trained more than 400 aesthetic physicians and conducted individual and group training at various Skin and Aesthetic Clinics on basics and advanced indications of Botox and Fillers using various injection techniques. Previously, she accomplished the role of aesthetic and laser physician. There she actualized multiple activities like diagnosing and management of various skin/hair/nail diseases on an everyday basis, responsibilities of conducting skin analysis camps at the hospital to educate and spread awareness about the various anti-aging and cosmetic treatments available these days. She carried through the role of Consultant Dermatologist, in Kaya Siddhi Skin Clinic, Pune, and Senior Consultant Dermatologist, Enhance Clinics, Bandra, Mumbai. She received the honour of Fellowship from National Skin Center, Singapore. At first, she was the blogger in Zuri.in where she wrote various articles related to Dermatology and Cosmetology.

    Dr. Shruti Surwade received Masters in Aesthetic Medicine (MSc) from Queen Mary, University of London. She accomplished her Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dermatology (PGDipCD) from Queen Mary, University of London and Dermatologic Surgery & General Dermatology Fellowship Programme from National Skin Centre, Singapore. She completed her MBBS from St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore. Thereafter she achieved her Diploma in Aesthetic Laser Medicine (DALM) from University of Greifswald, Germany.
    Dr. Shruti Surwade is the significant strength of Washington University of Barbados. WUB is proud to get her as an indispensable teaching contrivance.

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    Ms.Lynn P.Morgan holds the instrumental experience in training and transforming the mindset of mediocrity that often times permeates the youth. She holds Master of Education with a specialization in Educational Leadership (distinction) from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus. The Caribbean Examination Council has honoured her for her general proficiency of English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, History Typewriting, Principles of Business, Principles of Accounts, Food and Nutrition Office, Procedures General Paper – G.C.E A’ Level Examinations, 1994 Associate Degree in Liberal Arts 1994 History, Politics and Government.

    Ms. Lynn P. Morgan is in the professional development of the Ministry of Education from April 2001 as well External Marker with Caribbean Examination Council (BSSEE – Mathematics). Lynn P. Morgan conducted lots of seminars on leadership and worship leading for in House Assembly Ministries in Barbados. He holds the awards such as Second runner-up, National Toastmaster Evaluation Speech Contest – 2016.She holds the responsibility of event planner and Coordinator of national and regional Youth Retreats with In House Assembly Ministries.
    Ms. Lynn P. Morgan has pervasive knowledge on working software such as Microsoft Windows® and DOS, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher & SPSS. Ms.Lynn. P. Morgan is an expert motivator who believes that motivation is the catalyzing ingredient for every successful innovator. She is the guest lecturer and inspiring, engaging, passionate and indispensable component of WUB.

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    Dr. Madhavi holds 20 years of vast experience in teaching field. She did her BHMS (CCH), MSc in Psychology. She has the responsibility of planning, evaluate, and revise curriculum, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction. She maintains student attendance records, grades, and other required records. She advises students on academic and vocational curriculum, and on other career issues.

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    Dr. Tarun Handa is the professor of Washington University of Barbados. He accomplished MD in clinical resident department in O.O bogomolets national medical university Kyiv Ukraine.
    Pharmacology is the kind of medical science that tells the studies of drug action. His prime responsibility includes to classify a drug into natural, manmade thing that exerts a physiological effect on cells, tissues and organs. Undoubtedly, Dr. Tarun Hands is an asset of Washington University of Barbados.

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    Dr. Sinja Sharma is the professor of Washington University of Barbados. She has an extensive level of teaching experience. She worked as a Teaching Assistant (TA) in Patan Academy of Health Sciences to medical students in Internal Medicine. Sinja Sharma is also involved in teaching and training Bachelor in Nursing students and Auxiliary Health. Sinja Sharma is responsible for teaching, researching and strategic planning of the department of Physiology at Washington University of Barbados, School of Medicine. Previously she took the fundamental part of the regular monitoring of patients in Diagnostic Imaging and Research Center, Lazimpat, Kathmandu. Apart from performing major duties of patients, Dr. Sinja Sharma has the special skills such as CVP line placement/ femoral catheter placement, intubations and establishing, ventilator support, tube thoracostomy. She also participated in one day Free Health Camp which is organized by Rotaract Club of Jawalakhel, Lalitpur. She had the proficiency of Pre-round and morning investigations, including ABGs, Admitting patients from ER, Ward or Hemodialysis. She performed the Counselling and Awareness programs OPD and mobile health camps in small villages, in and around Kathmandu. She completed her schooling from Galaxy Public High School, Gyaneshwar. She has the severe knowledge / proficiency of many languages such as Nepali (Mother Tongue), English and Hindi (High Fluency), Chinese, Mandarin (Working Knowledge).
    Dr. Sinja Sharma did her MBBS in Shenyang Medical College in China. She completed her high school education (11th and 12th grade) from Xavier Academy, Lazimpat, in Kathmandu. She worked as a Medical Officer in the Department of Internal Medicine and Department of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in Patan Hospital, Lalitpur, and Kathmandu, Nepal. She also did Regular Monitoring of Patients in Diagnostic Imaging and Research Center, Lazimpat, Kathmandu. She worked in Karuna Shechen Clinic and Hospice, Kathmandu and Ishan Children and Women’s’ Hospital, Basundhara, Kathmandu. Previously, she has working experience of Teaching Assistant (TA) in Patan Academy of Health Sciences to medical students in Internal Medicine. She was also involved in teaching and training bachelor in Auxiliary health workers in Nepal. Today, Sinja Sharma is the asset and one of the main vertical of Washington University of Barbados: School of medicine.

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    Bharath Kumar Puranam is a valuable asset of Washington University of Barbados. He is the University Topper in Mechanical Engineering – Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Anantapur. Having the strength of flexibility and adaptability, Bharat Kumar Puranam is a researcher, professor, valuable team mover and builder thriving for growth in the domains of research and technology.
    Bharath Kumar Puranam is a Bachelor of Engineering & Technology in Mechanical Engineering from Mother Theresa Institute of Engineering & Technology, Palamaner. MTIET is built on the spirited commitment and passion to impart quality education to the rural and remote student aspirants of technical education. MTIET is one of the seven centres of excellence established by the Holy Cross Educational Society. He is a scholar who passed out with 88.53% of marks in B.E. He did his intermediate in Sainatha Junior College, Palamaner with 97.9% of marks. His secondary education is completed with 91.6% of marks.
    Bharath Kumar Puranam is Assistant Professor of Mathematics & Physics and Pre-medical Program Coordinator in Washington University of Barbados, School of Medicine, Barbados, and West Indies.
    Bharath Kumar Puranam is specialized with programming languages such as C, Basics of C++& JAVA along with the mechanical design packages such as SOLIDWORKS, AUTOCAD, PRO-E, ANSYS BASICS. He is a Gold Medallist for being the University Topper in Mechanical Engineering – Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Anantapur. Apart from this, he presented Paper On “Nanotechnology in Military and Defence Technologies” at JNTUA College of Engineering, Pulivendula. He presented Paper On “Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures & Intelligent Systems “at JNTUA College of Engineering, Anantapur & He Got 3rd Place in This Event. He attended Workshop On “Computational Fluid Dynamics” at MTIET, Palamaner. He attended &coordinated workshop on “Automotive Design and Analysis” at MTIET, Palamaner and got All India 2nd Place in Finals which is held at IIT Madras.
    Washington University of Barbados is proud to have Bharath Kumar Puranam as an asset to the university.

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    Dr. Rojeet Shrestha is a professor of Washington University of Barbados. Dr. Rojeet Shrestha has vitalizing academic and works record. Previously,he worked in Faculty of Health Sciences, Graduate School of Health Sciences, Hokkaido University, and Sapporo, Japan.
    Rojeet Shrestha is a Post–Graduate fellow of Graduate School of Health Sciences, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan in 2015. He did his research on Therapeutic monitoring of MCT in Triglyceride deposit cardioMyo vasculopathy clinical trial as well analytical approach for the measurement of lipid hydro peroxides and medium-chain fatty acids: Emerging lipids in human health and nutrition. He did his Masters of Science, on Clinical Biochemistry from Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, and Maharajgunj with distinction with top rank. He also did his Bachelor of Science, Laboratory Medicine with distinction.
    Rojeet Shrestha was the assistant professor of Health Sciences, Graduate School of Health Sciences, Hokkaido University, and Sapporo, Japan. He also worked as lecturer at Nepal Medical College and Teaching Hospital, in Jorpati, Kathmandu, Nepal. He was the Clinical Chemist of Medicare National Hospital & Research Centre, in Kathmandu, Nepal too. He accomplished the role of Visiting Faculty/ Teacher of Clinical Biochemistry. Apart from this, he accomplished the role of a medical technologist, clinical laboratory scientist, and laboratory supervisor. He published many articles such as “Hepatic involvement with elevated liver enzymes” in Nepalese subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus. International Journal of Biochemistry Research & Review, Identification of molecular species of oxidized triglyceride in plasma and its distribution in a lipoprotein. Clinical Chemistry & Laboratory Medicine 2015; 53(11) and much more. He holds multiple awards and accreditation such as “IFCC-Young Investigator Award 2017”, “The Young Scientist Award”, “Young Scientist Investigator Travel Award”, “2016 Abstract Award for Outstanding Research in Lipoproteins and Vascular Diseases”, “AACC Division Award for Excellence in Research” and so much more. Rojeet Shrestha is the upstanding vertical of Washington University of Barbados; School of Medicine.

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    Akinchan Kafle is the Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Anatomy. He did his MBBS from Tribhuvan University, Institute of Medicine, Maharajgunj Medical Campus. He did his M.S in Clinical Anatomy in Tribhuvan University. Institute of Medicine, Maharajgunj Medical Campus.
    Dr. Akinchan Kafle is renowned for Problem based learning training program organized by Patan Academy of Health Science. He did the Thesis Title “Anatomic Variations of the Right Hepatic Duct: Results and Surgical implication from a Cadaveric dissection’’. He has done in revision peer review in the journal article. It is “Anatomic Variations of the Right Hepatic Duct: Results and Surgical implication from a cadaveric dissection”. He has an extensive knowledge of Clinical Anatomy. Previously he was a lecturer, tutor and the assistant professor of Clinical Anatomy.
    He also has an active participation on community field diagnosis on Knowledge, Attitude and Practices in different health problems in Sankos VDC 2004 Family Health Exercise: Impact of environment on Family Health 2006 District Health Management Project. He has an academic experience as lecturer in Clinical Anatomy, School of Medicine in Patan Academy of Health Science.
    He has published the book such as “Medical illustrations published in Death and Deduction” A Reasoned Approach to Forensic Pathology, A. Jay Chapman, 2007, printed in Kathmandu, Nepal. Washington University of Barbados is proud to have Akinchan Kafle as the major part of the institution. His future aim is to join Plastination training programs as well educate and train for dissection and palatinate the models for layman education to the university level professional education.

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  • David

    Hmmm…..I wish I could share some of these articles on some face book sites……can you put them on your timeline and let me share them around.

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  • YES VINCENT
    THE BAJAN PUBLIC BOTH LOCALLY AND IN THE DIASPORA NEEDS TO UNDERSTAND THE IGNORANCE OF THE DLP IN NOT SUPERVISING THESE BOGUS MEDICAL SCHOOLS

    IS IT TRUE THAT SOME BOGUS MEDICAL SCHOOLS ARE KNOWN TO BE INVOLVED IN MONEY LAUNDERING

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  • @Vincent

    Unfortunately there is no share button on comments but here is a workaround.

    Copy the first paragraph or two of the comment step 1;
    and then offer the mouse pointer over the date of the comment and right click, then copy link step 2;
    this provides the link to the particular comment.

    You an test it here to see if it works for you.

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  • About 700 students and staff from the American University of the Caribbean Medical School were located to Preston in Lancashire within nine days from St Maarten. It now seems as if they have been integrated in to UK medical training. Is tis in order, or is something wrong?

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  • David

    As my daughter says I am a computer dinosaur or duffus…….just put them on your fb as you do the others and I will place them on the sites as I am accustomed doing.

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  • @Vincent

    That is work/time (will try). The other postings are updated automaticly.

    On Sun, Oct 8, 2017 at 2:55 PM, Barbados Underground wrote:

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  • RE About 700 students and staff from the American University of the Caribbean Medical School were located to Preston in Lancashire within nine days from St Maarten. It now seems as if they have been integrated in to UK medical training. Is tis in order, or is something wrong?

    WHEREAS THEY HAVE BEEN LOCATED TO LANCASHIRE, THEY ARE IN NO WAY INTEGRATED INTO UK MEDICAL TRAINING.

    THEY HAD TO LOCATE SOMEWHERE,OTHER THAN THE USA BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT REGISTERING ANY MORE MEDICAL SCHOOLS IN THE USA. THAT IS WHY THERE ARE OFFSHORE AMERICAN TYPE MEDICAL SCHOOLS IN THE FIRST PLACE.

    THESE 700 STUDENTS WILL DO THEIR BASIC SCIENCES FOR TWO YEARS IN THE UK………AND THEN THEY WILL RETURN TO THE USA TO DO THEIR CLINICAL TRAINING, AND SO FINISH THEIR STUDIES…………UNLESS BRITISH HOSPITALS START CHARGING THEM TO DO THEIR CLINICAL TRAINING IN THEIR HOSPITALS……………AS IS THE CASE IN US HOSPITALS.
    THIS IS ALSO A LUCRATIVE BUSYNESS

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  • Now t hat we have established that to open a medical school in Barbados does not require the approval of the authorities and does not have to meet local medical registration requirements, would the same principle apply to other professional groups. For example, how about an offshore law school, even if it does not meet the regulatory requirements of local legal education and accreditation?
    What is to prevent a British Law School in Barbados from opening (with accreditation from a UK institution), with its own teachers, etc, exactly similar to the management and framework of the medical schools?

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  • THE QUESTION HERE IS “IS THERE A NEED TO DO THIS” AS EXISTS WITH RESPECT TO OFFSHORE MEDICAL SCHOOL

    OFFSHORE AMERICAN TYPE MEDICAL SCHOOLS EXIST BECAUSE
    -1. OF THE RELATIVE SCARCITY OF PLACES FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION IN THE STATES
    -2 OF THE INCREASING DESIRE OF INDIANS AND AFRICANS TO USE THEM AS A STEPPING STONE TO WORK IN MEDICINE IN THE USA

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  • The opportunity to reach the US maybe what is driving individuals who sign up, but the principle of establishing the schools should apply across the board.
    I ask because a few years ago, after the completion of ISO 22222, which covers personal finance and which I had a small part in, I brought two of the UK representatives down to Barbados with the expressed intention of establishing a Caricom-wide school of finance, which was to be accredited by a UK awarding body.
    We had a series of meetings with the Central Bank, BIBA, the accountants trade body and the Accreditation Council. (In the blistering heat of Barbados I wore a T-shirt to one or two of the meetings which was not well received).
    The talks went well, although people were reluctant to make any decisions. At the time we were told that a German University was in discussion with the UWI to establish a similar body.
    I was also aware that other bodies, including the US-based CFI Institute, were aiming to spread their wings to the Caribbean and South America.
    My intention was simple|: if we had a training body with globally recognised qualifications, it would be a magnet for European and US finance companies looking to offshore.
    Eventually the talks died a natural death. It was a lost opportunity. But in reality, using the principle of the medical schools, the guys could have gone ahead and opened the school of finance without having these discussions.

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  • YOU SIR, ARE NOT THE FIRST TO HAVE A GOOD IDEA DISMISSED IN BIM

    1- YOU WERE NOT SUPPOSED TO HAVE AN IDEA NOT CONCEIVED BY THE OFFICIALS……..OR BEYOND THEIR ABILITIES TO THINK UP
    -2 YOU DID NOT PASS THE REQUIRED MONEY UNDER THE TABLE- YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE KNOWN OR EXPECTED THAT THIS WAS NEEDED
    3 HOW YOU DRESS IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN IF YOUR BRAIN WORKS
    4 MAYBE THEY WERE NOT AS CASH STRAPPED A THEY ARE NOW
    SOME HOW STUFF YOU LEARNED AT SCHOOL ABOUT EXCELLING OR BEING ABLE TO THINK ETC DOES NOT APPLY ANYMORE

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  • Thank you, Sir. The trip was memorable for other reasons. There were twelve of us in the party, 10 white males and females and myself and my wife. They all stayed at a total failure of a hotel on the West Coast. We stayed with relatives.
    I met the party at the airport on arrival and made arrangements to pick them up that evening. When I got to the hotel reception they could not locate them on the guests’ list. To cut a long story short. I asked to go in and look around and a slightly overweight man at reception told me I could not go in.
    When I asked why he said that the hotel was inclusive and that I might eat the food. I told him I was not that hungry.
    The following morning I went down again and asked again if I could go down to the beach to check, when this short Napolean-like security man called me to one side and told me no ‘coloured’ people were on the beach.
    Since I did not mention anything about colour to him, I thought it rather offensive. I was rather pleased when shortly after both that hotel, and its sister hotel in St Peter collapsed.
    Customer service, hotel management. They could not organise a pee up in a brewery.

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  • Watching a television programme which claims mangoes are good as an anti-tumour fruit. Remember what they used to say about paw-paws? Why can’t our researchers discover these wonderful outcomes of our local produce? Mangoes are the new super fruit.

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  • A group of Vincentian doctors have just qualified in Taiwan. Are Chinese and Taiwanese qualifications recognised in Barbados?

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  • American University Hospital located in Barbados announced today that it will be opening an Out Patient Clinic shortly and possibly a full fledged hospital if all goes well.

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  • I have read through the comments made by Georgie Porgie, Hal Austin and others about the Medical schools opening on Barbados. While it is true that 31 medical schools have opened throughout Caribbean islands since 1972, and that some are in fact sub par. The whole truth is, that this situation is not universally descriptive of the entirety of US based Caribbean Medical school community. St Georges, Ross, AUC, AUIS, Saba, UMHS, AUA and others are fine institutions with successful graduates practicing throughout the US and Canada. In fact the physician referenced in one of the earlier post, Dr. Saxton is an AUIS graduate who serves as Chief of Pediatrics at a teaching hospital here in the US and visits Barbados regularly to teach and supervise Bariatric Medicine service at the Barbados Defense Force facility.

    Having said that, let me make it clear that I respect every individual’s right to an opinion on the subject of Barbados Medical School proliferation, but I encourage any contributor to offer an educated and fact based opinion not one promoting a negative, uninformed personal agenda.

    To that end let me introduce some verifiable facts to the discussion. As of 2016 the US is projecting a 250,000 physician shortage by 2025. As of 2013 29% of all physicians practicing in US hospitals are foreign trained physicians or what is generally identified as IMG/FMG.

    The greater majority of US based offshore medical schools are delivering an identical US compliant Allopathic Curriculum, tailored to meet the educational parameters of the USMLE board examination; which is required to be sat by all medical graduates from any and all schools across the world prior to entering a US residency program. If one was to look at the history of the seven schools i have earlier mentioned here, they will find that all of them have graduated in excess of thousand physicians who are practicing, teaching, or doing valuable research. The common net thread is that they are all making a needed positive contribution to health delivery resources available to the populations they serve.

    Now, allow me to address the specific situation in Barbados. The proliferation of schools slated for Barbados says more about Barbados than it does about Caribbean Medical schools. Barbados is an Island that for the past 20 plus years has made significant investment in education. It has one of the highest literacy rates of any developed nation. It has a large concentration of skilled retired physicians who have practice experience from around the US, Canada, UK, hell the world. If you were to be an educator in the offshore medical sector, where would you go to set up shop?
    Now there is always an ignorant population frightened by that which they don’t know or don’t understand. It’s human nature. The schools opening on the island will not adversely impact upon the local physician practices, Hospital services or clinical labor pool. The historical facts have proven to the contrary on every island that has invited schools to come.

    ~The fraudulent claim that Students in the local hospital cause disruption to local healthcare delivery.
    Fact: for US based ECFMG compliant programs the students are required to complete all their clinical rotations in US or Canadian hospitals. Thus no impact to the local facility

    ~ The claim that all the schools are run by crooks, shysters, used car salesmen and alike.
    Fact: If one were to look at the Board of Trustees of AUIS they will see recognized leaders from a broad spectrum of notable US enterprises. The AUIS board has the former council to the NYS board of regents; the highest educational body in the state. Two CEO’s of US regulated insurance companies, the Vice Chair of the worlds largest airline restructuring firm, a Harvard trained physician and 25 year veteran Barbados Honorary Council, an architect who restored the Queens Buckingham palace after fire, an internationally recognized educator/author who designed the Marriott hotel chains training program and a number of other leaders of similar scope and prestige. An additional element that warrants mention is that none of the seated board members has any financial interest in the institution and volunteer their time. A doctrine installed by the owners so as to ensure that the economic drivers never compromise the academic integrity of the institution.

    ~ The claim that the instructors are a collection of unqualified quacks.
    Fact: AUIS faculty is comprised 88% licensed physicians with practice experience holding MD/PHD degrees, 10% licensed physician holding MD or MBBS degrees and 2% PHD degree holders teaching in non clinical elements of the curriculum.

    ~ The claim that “All these offshore schools come to the islands to take and give nothing in exchange.”
    Fact: AUIS has offered the people of Barbados and the government access to its sister company resources to address clinical access deficiencies experienced by the other resident schools, AUIS has already hired local employees and is committed to annual increases in domestic hiring, AUIS has offered the Department of Health and Education revenue producing and performance enhancing tech that will benefit Barbados in the collection and use of health population data and education performance standards.

    We could easily continue this thread beyond these paragraphs, but I suspect that any reader with an interest in the truth will see that all apples in the barrel are not the same and that a great deal of relevant data is missing from the dialog.

    AUIS welcomes any guest from the Barbados community that wishes to invest the time learn more about what having a US medical school like AUIS on your island really means to the island. Call, come visit our facility, ask the tough questions and demand frank and honest answers. I am a child raised by a mother from the islands who has nothing but respect for my culture and heritage. It is with that background that I came to Barbados to contribute to the community and help my students attain their dreams, give back to a people that look like me and yes, make a fair earning from my efforts, for which i make no apology. Barbados is your home, we are simply invited guest that wish to honor your hospitality with the highest academic standards of performance. You have the right to expect nothing less from us.

    But please. Do not speak on what you have not investigated. Do not see all apples as the same, some are green, red and yellow and they all taste a bit different.

    But most of all, lead with intellect not ignorance and pridefulness.

    The introduction of these schools will be as positive as the Barbados community and government allows them to be. They can be tremendous economic engines shifting tax liability away from the citizens, they can be active contributors to restoring the local economy, drivers of trade and job creators, expanders of tourism and industry. They can be wildly beneficial to the island if they are responsibly managed and embraced as opposed to feared and corrupted by personal interest.

    I speak exclusively for AUIS when I make the following offer of statement:

    AUIS offers the people of Barbados access to all of it’s proprietary technology and trade methods to contribute to the economic recovery of the island. Only through this kind of partnership will the school and the island benefit equitably and indefinitely.

    Let the truth ring out load!

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  • RE I have read through the comments made by Georgie Porgie,, AND LIKE THE MORON YOU ARE, YOU THOUGHT YOU COULD REFUTE WHAT GP SAID, EH?

    it is INDEED true that 31 medical schools have opened throughout Caribbean islands since 1972, and that some are in fact sub par.

    it is INDEED true that St Georges, Ross, AUC, Saba, AUA and others are fine institutions with successful graduates practicing throughout the US and Canada.

    BUT AUIS IS RELATIVELY NEW HAVING BOUGHT FROM A SCHOOL IN THE DUTCH ISLAND OF ST EUSTATIIUS THAT WAS HAVING TROUBLE WITH THE DUTCH GOVERNMENT.

    TELL THE PEOPLE THAT AUIS DOES NOT YET HAVE A TRACK RECORD OF ITS OWN TELL THEM THAT MAN.

    RE Having said that, let me make it clear that I respect every individual’s right to an opinion on the subject of Barbados Medical School proliferation, but I encourage any contributor to offer an educated and fact based opinion not one promoting a negative, uninformed personal agenda.

    LOL SO GEORGIE PORGIE IS NOT EDUCATED OR INFORMED EH?

    RE Now there is always an ignorant population frightened by that which they don’t know or don’t understand. It’s human nature.

    THE TRUTH IS THE POPULATION JUST DOES NOT CARE BUT I CAN ASSURE YOU THAT GEORGIE PORGIE IS NEITHER IGNORANT OR FRIGHTENED

    RE The schools opening on the island will not adversely impact upon the local physician practices, Hospital services or clinical labor pool.

    WE CERTAINLY OUGHT NOT TO LET IT….BUT WHO KNOWS WHAT A CASH STRAPPED FUMBLING GOVERNMENT WILL DO NEXT. OR ALLOW NEXT BEFORE MID 2018

    RE The fraudulent claim that Students in the local hospital cause disruption to local healthcare delivery.

    NO ONE MADE THIS CLAIM. HOWEVER, THERE IS NO ROOM FOR STUDENTS OF OFFSHORE BOGUS SCHOOLS AT THE QEH. WE ONLY HAVE ADEQUATE ROOM FOR OUR UWI STUDENTS.

    AS ONE TRAINED in the local hospital I KNOW THAT MEDICAL STUDENTS DO NOT cause disruption to local healthcare delivery.

    RE Fact: for US based ECFMG compliant programs the students are required to complete all their clinical rotations in US or Canadian hospitals. Thus no impact to the local facility

    YOU ARE CLEARLY IGNORANT OF THE FACT THAT IUHS STUDENTS IN ST KITTS WERE TAUGHT IN THE LOCAL HOSPITAL THERE BY THREE UWI TRAINED CONSULTANTS DURING THEIR BASIC SCIENCE TRAINING.

    YOU ARE CLEARLY IGNORANT OF THE FACT THAT THIS OCCURRED ELSEWHERE…….BUT I WILL NOT LIGHTEN YOUR DARKNESS FURTHER.

    RE The claim that all the schools are run by crooks, shysters, used car salesmen and alike.
    ALLTHOUGH I DID NOT SAY IT QUITE LIKE THIS, YOU HAVE WELL SAID, FOR THIS IS WHAT I EXEPERIENCED IN MY SOJOURN AT OFFSHORE BOGUS MEDICAL SCHOOLS.

    Fact: If one were to look at the Board of Trustees of AUIS they will see recognized leaders from a broad spectrum of notable US enterprises. The AUIS board has the former council to the NYS board of regents; the highest educational body in the state. Two CEO’s of US regulated insurance companies, the Vice Chair of the worlds largest airline restructuring firm, a Harvard trained physician and 25 year veteran Barbados Honorary Council, an architect who restored the Queens Buckingham palace after fire, an internationally recognized educator/author who designed the Marriott hotel chains training program and a number of other leaders of similar scope and prestige. An additional element that warrants mention is that none of the seated board members has any financial interest in the institution and volunteer their time. A doctrine installed by the owners so as to ensure that the economic drivers never compromise the academic integrity of the institution.

    MY FRIEND, THOU DOTH PROTEST TOO MUCH. THE BOVINE EXCREMENT IN YOUR LAST PARAGRAPH HAS NOTHING AT ALL WITH WHAT HAPPENS ON THE GROUND AND YOU KNOW IT. AND I KNOW IT TOO.

    RE ~ The claim that the instructors are a collection of unqualified quacks.

    NO ONE MADE THIS CLAIM ABOUT AUIS. GO READ WHAT I WROTE AND YOU WILL SEE THAT I WAS VERY CLEAR WHEN I COPIED WHAT WAS ON A PUBLISHED WEBSITE.

    RE Fact: AUIS faculty is comprised 88% licensed physicians with practice experience holding MD/PHD degrees, 10% licensed physician holding MD or MBBS degrees and 2% PHD degree holders teaching in non clinical elements of the curriculum.

    WHY ARE YOU HARPING ABOUT WHAT SHOULD BE SO? IF INDEED YOU ARE NOT LYING.

    RE The claim that “All these offshore schools come to the islands to take and give nothing in exchange.”

    THIS CLAIM IS AS TRUE AS JOHN 3:16

    RE Fact: AUIS has offered the people of Barbados and the government access to its sister company resources to address clinical access deficiencies experienced by the other resident schools

    LOAD OF BOVINE EXCREMENT. WHAT CLINICAL ACESS DEFICIENCIES? AUIS HAS LITTLE TO OFFER BARBADOS BUT A FEW LONGSTAYING TOURISTS.
    I HAVE SEEN IT ALL OVER AND OVER BEFORE ELSEWHERE

    RE AUIS has already hired local employees and is committed to annual increases in domestic hiring, AUIS has offered the Department of Health and Education revenue producing and performance enhancing tech that will benefit Barbados in the collection and use of health population data and education performance standards.

    WHAT GOOD BOYS

    RE We could easily continue this thread beyond these paragraphs, but I suspect that any reader with an interest in the truth will see that all apples in the barrel are not the same and that a great deal of relevant data is missing from the dialog.

    YES TELL US ABOUT THE MISSING RELEVANT DATA. THE DATA THAT YOU DIDN’T TELL THE FOOLISH MCCLEAN WOMAN, OR FUMBLE, JONES AND BOYCE. YOU SEEM TO THINK THAT EVERYONE IN BARBADOS ARE FOOLS AND CAN EASILY BE HOOD WINKED BY THE MORONS IN THE FAILED DESPICABLE CASH STRAPPED BARBADOS GOVERNMENT.

    RE AUIS welcomes any guest from the Barbados community that wishes to invest the time learn more about what having a US medical school like AUIS on your island really means to the island. Call, come visit our facility, ask the tough questions and demand frank and honest answers.
    WILL YOU INVITE ANY OF OUR TRAINED DOCTORS TO TEACH AT YOUR BOGUS SCHOOL TOO?

    RE I am a child raised by a mother from the islands who has nothing but respect for my culture and heritage. It is with that background that I came to Barbados to contribute to the community and help my students attain their dreams, give back to a people that look like me and yes, make a fair earning from my efforts, for which i make no apology.

    YOU HAVE COME AS A PARASITE TO FLEECE THE STUDENTS, AND USE THE COUNTRY AS A HUNTING GROUND FOR YOUR PERFIDY

    RE Barbados is your home, we are simply invited guest

    INVITED BY WHOM? THE DESPERATE CASH STRAPPED GOVERNMENT?
    that wish to honor your hospitality with the highest academic standards of performance. You have the right to expect nothing less from us.

    JONES AND BOYCE AND FUMBLE DON’T KNOW BETTER BUT I DO.
    TELL ME, WHAT ON EARTH DOES THESE FOOLS KNOW ABOUT THE HIGHEST ACADEMIC STANDARDS IN MEDICINE. NONE OF THEM WENT TO MEDICAL SCHOOL.
    TELL ME DID YOU CONSULT ANY OF THE EMMINENT TEACHERS OF MEDICINE IN BARBADOS, BEFORE YOU CAME TO BARBADOS? OR ONLY THE THREE FOOLS MENTIONED ABOVE.

    RE But please. Do not speak on what you have not investigated. Do not see all apples as the same, some are green, red and yellow and they all taste a bit different.

    WILL SOME ONE TELL THIS MORON THAT GEORGIE PORGIE HAS DONE MORE THAN INVESTIGATE—HE HAS BEEN INVOLVED AND HAS WITNESSED THE LIVES OF THE MANY THAT WERE DESTROYED, AS THEY WERE ROBBED OF THEIR MONEY IN BOGUS SCHOOLS THAT COULD NOT, AND DID NOT DELIVER.

    RE But most of all, lead with intellect not ignorance and pridefulness.

    WILL SOME TELL THIS MORON THAT GEORGIE PORGIE IS
    1- AN ISLAND SCHOLAR
    2- A QUALIFIED PHYSICIAN
    3- A TEACHER AT SEVERAL BOGUS OFFSHORE MEDICAL SCHOOLS
    4- ONE WHO CAN NOT BE FOOLED LIKE THE MORONS IN THE CURRENT VERY DESPERATE BOGUS GOVERNMENT. THESE ARE THE ONES WHO ARE IGNORANT, LACKING IN INTELLECT AND NATIONAL PRIDE.

    RE The introduction of these schools will be as positive as the Barbados community and government allows them to be. They can be tremendous economic engines shifting tax liability away from the citizens, they can be active contributors to restoring the local economy, drivers of trade and job creators, expanders of tourism and industry. They can be wildly beneficial to the island if they are responsibly managed and embraced as opposed to feared and corrupted by personal interest.

    THE MOST AN OFFSHORE BOGUS MEDICAL SCHOOL CAN DO FOR BARBADOS….IS TO BRING A FEW LONG TERM TOURISTS, TO RENT ACCOMODATION, RENT CARS, AND BUY FOOD IN SUPERMARKETS.

    IN MY INVOLVEMENT WITH OFFSHORE BOGUS MEDICAL SCHOOL, THIS IS ALL THAT I HAVE EVER SEEN THEM DO.

    I HAVE NOT SEEN ONE OF THESE SCHOOLS DONE FOR ANY ISLAND WHAT THE UWI HAS ACCOMPLISHED IN BARBADOS SINCE 1967, WITH THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN MEDICAL SCHEME
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    Re I speak exclusively for AUIS when I make the following offer of statement:
    SO THEN YOU CAN NOT SPEAK OF THE OTHER SCHOOLS ABOUT WHICH YOU KNOW NOTHING

    RE AUIS offers the people of Barbados access to all of it’s proprietary technology and trade methods to contribute to the economic recovery of the island. Only through this kind of partnership will the school and the island benefit equitably and indefinitely.

    MEDICAL CARE AND EDUCATION HAS EXISTED IN BARBADOS LONG LONG BEFORE AUIS, AND CONTINUES TO BE IN GOOD HANDS AT UWI
    BARBADOS DOES NOT NEED AUIS OR ITS “proprietary technology and trade methods to contribute to the economic recovery of the island Barbados.”

    MEDICAL CARE AND EDUCATION IN BARBADOS, DOES NOT NEED AUIS NOR DO WE NEED AUIS FOR OUR ECONOMIC RECOVERY…..WE JUST NEED TO VOTE OUT FUMBLE AND THE DEMS.

    AUIS DID NOT DEVELOP THE MEDICAL CARE AND EDUCATION THAT EXISTED IN BARBADOS BEFORE THE ADVENT OF BOGUS MEDICAL SCHOOLS OF ITS ILK. AND WE CAN CARRY ON WITH OUT AUIS OR THE OTHER OFFSHORE BOGUS CARRIBEAN MEDICAL SCHOOLS.

    Re Let the truth ring out load [loud]!

    When I spoke, I spoke LOUDLY , CLEARLY, ACCURATELY AND TRUTHFULLY, BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN ENGAGED IN THESE BOGUS OFFSHORE SCHOLS AND I HAVE SEEN HOW THEY OPERATE IN
    THEIR INTENT
    THEIR EXTENT
    and THEIR CONTENT

    I HAVE NOT MET ONE TEACHER, OR DEAN AT ANY OF THE OFFSHORE BOGUS CARRIBEAN MEDICAL SCHOOLS AT WHICH I TAUGHT, OF THE CLASS AND CALIBRE OF THE LATE PROF SIR KARL STUART STANDARD, PROF GEORGE NICHOLSON, PROF SIR HARRY ANAMUNTHODO, PROF SIR GEORGE ALLEYNE, AND I CAN GO ON.

    NOW I SUGGEST THAT YOU GO BACK TO YOUR MARK, AND RUN IN AGAIN AND BOWL AT THE STUMPS, BEARING IN MIND THAT IT IS NOT MCCLEAN, JONES, BOYCE OR FUMBLE AT THE OTHER END.

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  • This Pickney fool wants to educate us about offshore bogus Medical Schools.

    He started by misinforming us that “31 medical schools have opened throughout Caribbean islands since 1972”. Of course this is quite false, as the first schools came into existence in 1978.

    I personally sat in 1979 in an Anatomy session in the very first batch at Ross (then called the University of Dominica) in the lobby of a motel out side of Roseau, as a visitor and a guest of my cousin.

    When SGU transferred operations to the St Joseph Hospital here in Barbados, following the American intervention into Grenada, I had the privilege of performing Kocher’s maneuver on one of their students with a dislocated shoulder. One of my friends from the UWI class of 80 was then teaching Anatomy for SGU.

    Let us talk about all of these schools that failed and caused tremendous grief to students.

    In 2002, there was a school in Nevis run by a Trinidadian doctor, which eventually transferred to Belize. When this doctor died, his wife, a nurse tried unsuccessfully to carry on operations.
    Soon thereafter MUA-Belize flunked.

    Around late 2004 St Christopher which operated in England with a charter from Senegal experienced its demise with great disruption to the lives of many.

    When when certain teachers at IUHS in St Kitts quit, this school engaged a man who had not passed his ECFMG exams as the President of this essentially ONLINE MEDICAL SCHOOL IUHS closed temporarily, but eventually resurfaced as an ONLINE MEDICAL SCHOOL

    The unqualified ex President of IUHS then went on to establish St THERESA MEDICAL SCHOOL , in St Kitts, which met an early demise.

    Windsor operated for a good while in an old shed on the Basseterre docks, until it developed its current building in Cayon. It then was blessed with many students. Because of its unethical practices it is currently on the brink, with very few students enrolling for the last two semesters.

    Burnett Medical School, founded by a Haitian RC priest and educator, began in Haiti before transferring to St Kitts where it operated above an auto parts store before reaching its demise.

    Malik’s attempt in St Kitts did not get too far, especially after one of its very few students posted several photos on ValueMD of its most unsanitary environs, which I witnessed for myself.

    St Helens opened with a bang with great intent in late 2012 and lovely content on its website, but had descended into the abyss within 2 years.

    St Martinus was closed temporarily in 2008 after its owner failed to pay the staff for three months or more……and they left en masse.

    Then there was SPSOM/IMSA/JBGDL!
    Oh the woe suffered by hundreds of students who paid good money to attend these schools!

    AUIS was St Eustatius up to about a year ago. This school was started in a garage on this Dutch island by a British trained doctor who defected from Saba, and then went on to become the first Dean in a school in Curacao.

    With the history of a failed CEO of XAVIER, in charge of AUIS, CAN WE REALLY EXPECT A GREAT DEAL FROM THIS BOGUS MEDICAL SCHOOL?

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  • Jack ass Pickney, and I am insulting jackasses here.

    Let us talk about the unethical practices witnessed at bogus offshore schools, and we will not mention the myriad of instances reported on ValueMD since its advent cerca January/February 2003.

    Lets talk about the school that operated one month crash courses for its students who were nurses, and chiropractors mainly.

    Lets talk about how many of these doctors could not be licensed in their states.

    Lets talk about all the unethical things the owner of that School did.
    He so had the politicians on his payroll, that on arriving on that island’s airport, you did not have to go through customs, since his night time driver, was an airport red cap who would take your baggage and whisk you away.

    Lets talk about the teacher who was offered a job at XAVIER,under your watch to teach Biochemistry, and when you allrealized he was black you said that your Organic Chemistry teacher would teach the Biochem. It is well known that that did not happen because the did not have a clue!

    Lets talk about the black teacher who was fired at a school because his knowledge, medical experience and efficiency was far superior to both the Dean, and his colleagues.

    This black man was replaced by a man who was not a doctor or a PhD in any of the Basic Sciences, and who had a history of exchanging grades for sex, a practice for which he was subsequently fired.

    Pickney, lets talk about the Dean of the school who cussed one of his female students in front of staff one Bank Holiday because she would not pass up the “pussy.”

    Lets talk about the schools that fail students unfairly and then charge them exorbitant fees for “ retakes.”

    Lets talk about the fact that there are no external examiners at any of these schools to supervise exams as is the case at UWI.

    Does your school bring in external examiners, who are not only eminent physicians from the UK, the US and Canada, and often the author of text books men of the caliber of Sir Harold Ellis?

    Lets talk about the owner and President of the school, who says that the ECFMG objectives is not a syllabus, but claims to prepare his students for the ECFMG exams. Is this fair?

    By the way, how is it that the three UWI schools that don’t claim to prepare students for the ECFMG, have pass rates for this exam comparable with ROSS & SGU, which does?

    HOW IS IT THAT ALL OTHER SCHOOLS ARE FAR FAR BEHIND in their pass rates for this exam.

    Lets talk about the owner and President of the school, who, after fleecing his students for four semesters and offering them poor training- including having 3 teachers replaced in one semester, just as you did at Xavier- and then saying “we will weed them out at Step 1 exam.”

    Lets talk about the owner and President of the school, who conducted operations in a building abandoned by the Government, because of asbestos?

    Lets talk about the owner of the schools that sent thugs deep into Mexico to harm ZTRUTH, after his masterful posts on their activities on both ValueMD and the now obsolete GUIDE TO OFFSHORE MEDICAL SCHOOLS. This owner also sent his thugs elsewhere after ZTRUTHS partner, but he was arrested.

    Come Pickney boy, you want to contradict GP?
    Come. Let GP tell the world further secrets about the BEHIND THE SCENE ACTIVITIES OF BOGUS OFFSHORE MEDICAL SCHOOLS IN THE CARRIBEAN?.

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  • FOOLBERT PICKNEY BOY LET ME PUT SOME MORE LICKS IN YOUR TAIL
    To that end let me introduce some verifiable facts to the discussion. As of 2016 the US is projecting a 250,000 physician shortage by 2025. As of 2013 29% of all physicians practicing in US hospitals are foreign trained physicians or what is generally identified as IMG/FMG.
    TELL US SAH, WHAT DOES THE ABOVE STATISTICS HAVE TO DO WITH BARBADOS, OR IMPROVING HEALTHCARE IN BARBADOS.

    The greater majority of US based offshore medical schools are delivering an identical US compliant Allopathic Curriculum, tailored to meet the educational parameters of the USMLE board examination; which is required to be sat by all medical graduates from any and all schools across the world prior to entering a US residency program.

    TELL US SAH, WHAT DOES THE ABOVE BULLSHIT HAVE TO DO WITH BARBADOS, OR IMPROVING HEALTHCARE IN BARBADOS.

    If one was to look at the history of the seven schools i have earlier mentioned here, they will find that all of them have graduated in excess of thousand physicians who are practicing, teaching, or doing valuable research.

    ALTHOUGH THIS MAYBE TRUE OF ROSS, SGU, AUC, MUA, SABA IT IS CERTAINLY NOT TRUE OF ANY OF THE SCHOOLS NOW OPERATING IN BARBADOS
    IT IS CERTAINLY NOT TRUE OF AUIS OR ITS PRECURSOR ST EUSTATIUS.
    YOU KNOW AS I DO THAT THE PERCENTAGE PASS RATE FOR OFFSHORE SCHOOLS OTHER THAN SGU, ROSS AND AUA IS LESS THAN 25 PERCENT

    The common net thread is that they are all making a needed positive contribution to health delivery resources available to the populations they serve.
    THIS IS WHAT WE IN BARBADOS CALL A NASTY STINKING LIE, AND A LARGE PATTY OF BOVINE EXCREMENT

    TELL US ISLAND BY ISLAND, AND SCHOOL BY SCHOOL HOW THIS IS SO. ITEMIZE THE “needed positive contribution to health delivery resources available to the populations they serve.”

    Now, allow me to address the specific situation in Barbados. The proliferation of schools slated for Barbados says more about Barbados than it does about Caribbean Medical schools. Barbados is an Island that for the past 20 plus years has made significant investment in education. It has one of the highest literacy rates of any developed nation. It has a large concentration of skilled retired physicians who have practice experience from around the US, Canada, UK, hell the world. If you were to be an educator in the offshore medical sector, where would you go to set up shop?

    THERE HAVE BEEN BOGUS OFFSHORE MEDICAL SCHOOLS ALLOVER THE CARRIBEAN SINCE 1978. HOW COME ALL OF A SUDDEN HAVE YOU FOLK IN THE BOGUS MED SCHOOL INDUSTRY COME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT If you were to be an educator in the offshore medical sector, where would you go to set up shop?
    BECAUSE FORMER GOVERNMENTS DID NOT ALLOW IT AND BECAUSE FUMBLE FOOLS ARE CASH STRAPPED.

    Now there is always an ignorant population frightened by that which they don’t know or don’t understand. It’s human nature.

    YOU CONTRADICT YOURSELF JACKASS. AFTER EXTOLLING THE GREATNESS OF BARBADOS’ EDUCATION IN ONE BREATH, HOW DO YOU WITH THE OTHER SIDE OF YOUR MOUTH CONCLUDE THAT YOU ARE DEALING WITH ‘‘an ignorant population frightened by that which they don’t know or don’t understand .’’

    The schools opening on the island will not adversely impact upon the local physician practices, Hospital services or clinical labor pool. The historical facts have proven to the contrary on every island that has invited schools to come.

    OUR EXPERIENCE WITH UWI AT QEH SINCE 1967 HAS TAUGHT US HOW A MEDICAL SCHOOL IMPACTS ‘’upon the local physician practices, Hospital services or clinical labor pool.’’ YOU HAVE NOTHING TO TEACH US.

    The fraudulent claim that Students in the local hospital cause disruption to local healthcare delivery.
    OUR EXPERIENCE WITH UWI AT QEH SINCE 1967 HAS TAUGHT US ALL ABOUT THIS

    Fact: for US based ECFMG compliant programs the students are required to complete all their clinical rotations in US or Canadian hospitals. Thus no impact to the local facility

    THIS IS A BIG STINKING LIE. WHILE THIS MAY BE TRUE FOR BOGUS OFFSHORE US TYPE MEDICAL SCHOOLS, FMG’S FROM PROPER SCHOOLS FAR AND WIDE…INCLUDING UWI are NOT required to complete all their clinical rotations in US or Canadian hospitals.
    WHAT IS INDEED TRUE IS THAT THE MAJORITY OF BOGUS OFFSHORE US TYPE MEDICAL SCHOOLS, ARE CURRNTLY SCRAMBLING TO GET ADQUATE NUMBRS OF HOSPITAL SPOTS FOR THE CLINICAL ROTATIONS FOR THEIR STUDENTS.

    The claim that “All these offshore schools come to the islands to take and give nothing in exchange.”
    TELL US ISLAND BY ISLAND, AND SCHOOL BY SCHOOL HOW THIS IS NOT SO. ITEMIZE WHAT EACH SCHOOL HAS GIVEN

    Fact: AUIS has offered the people of Barbados and the government access to its sister company resources to address clinical access deficiencies experienced by the other resident schools,
    TELL ME WHAT clinical access deficiencies CAN A POOR RAKEY BOGUS SCHOOL OFFER THE WELL ESTABLISHED UWI

    AUIS has already hired local employees and is committed to annual increases in domestic hiring,
    HOW MANY MAIDS AND CLERK TYPISTS AND SECURITY GUARDS DOES AN OFFSHORE BOGUS MED SCHOOL NEED TO HIRE MAN. YOU THINK ALL OF US ARE DONKEYS MAN.

    AUIS has offered the Department of Health and Education revenue producing and performance enhancing tech that will benefit Barbados in the collection and use of health population data and education performance standards.
    GIVE US RELEVANT DETAILS

    We could easily continue this thread beyond these paragraphs, but I suspect that any reader with an interest in the truth will see that all apples in the barrel are not the same and that a great deal of relevant data is missing from the dialog.

    YOU GOT THAT RIGHT.
    BOGUS OFFSHORE MEDICAL SCHOOLS HAVE MAINLY ROTTEN APPLES IN THEIR BARRELS
    PLEASE KINDLY SUPPLY THE ‘”relevant data missing from the dialog” AND LEAVE OUT THE BULLSHIT.

    AUIS welcomes any guest from the Barbados community that wishes to invest the time learn more about what having a US medical school like AUIS on your island really means to the island.

    WE KNOW ALL READY
    CHARLATANS RIPPING OFF STUDENTS AND DESTROYING THEIR DREAMS
    SOME LONG STAY TOURISTS WHO RENT CARS AND ACCOMODATION AND SPEND A FEW DOLLARS IN THE SUPRMARKETS AND FAT FOOD PLACES
    WHO WILL CAUSE RENTS TO GO UP AND CAUSE POOR LOCALS NOT TO AFFORD TO RENT ACCOMODATION

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  • FOOLBERT PICKNEY

    WUH HAPPEN MAN?

    DONT YOU HAVE MORE TO SAY ABOUT BOGUS OFFSHORE SCHOOLS?

    DONT YOU HAVE MORETO TEACH US?

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