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Hope Medical Institute / Poor run Institution

2 Newport News, VA, United States Review updated:
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I am a former student. This program is nothing but a waste of money. The schools they are afilliated with are good schools, but they can be accessed via direct admission.

What this program has done is become the middle man, and has forced the school abroad to only accept US students from their program.

They had affiliations in Hungary, but they were not interested in just making this company money and abide by their rules; which were simply make sure the students pay their HMI fee's.

My experience in the new country was great. My experience in dealing with HMI was horrible.

Indian parents, please understand, if you kid is not smart enough to make it to the US schools, and has to or wants to go to medical school might as well send him/her back to India, it's cheaper, and they will learn better.

There are other programs out there as well, they all have their problems.

But the best thing is to avoid HMI for now, there are not short cuts. AS a student you end up studying everything by yourself. You end up paying for the kaplan review course or the pass program.

So why should you pay any fee's for HMI.

Paying the tuition for school is fair, because they will be paying the instructors to teach you. But HMI did nothing and wanted fee's for it.

For Indian Parents: Know that if you send junior from high school they have not matured enough to handle the freedom a place like poland offers. US money is gold there i don't know now that poland is transitioning to euro's

For Indian Students in US: try medical schools here in the states' first, then try St. Georges or even ROss then you can apply for other carribean schools. Then there are other programs other then HMI. and if then you are turned down by other programs you can consider HMI.

But remember "I told you so!!!"

Mr. Patel, you've started a good company, but not good leadership. You have taken my money and simply put it into your pocket.

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  • An
      4th of Mar, 2010
    -1 Votes

    I am a student at a Caribbean school and I am looking into HMI for rotations because they have new york and I am from New york. I was wondering about what you think about their rotations?

  • Ho
      13th of Jul, 2012
    +1 Votes

    I strongly agree to whatever this person has written about HMI. They truly are frauds, do nothing when the student needs help but always ready with an invoice for you. The men who work there are also not genuine, poor character especially those who visit Poland very often. This company was even in news last year for putting a camera in the ladies toilet. This was done by one of their own employee. There are other foreign schools that one can consider and there is no agency such as this one that would be in between only for their own profit of money. In spite of charging so much money they do not even allow rotations in US without step one. Whereas there are some other schools that allow you to do rotations in US without even taking step 1 exam. This HMI is a scam, does nothing for the students only extract money. If you have no problems spending the money and wish to attend only one of their affiliated schools, only then choose this agency, or else totally skip..skip..skip... Good luck!

  • Ex
      5th of Nov, 2012
    +1 Votes

    Total waste of money. Scam in the name of education. Be aware!!! They do not publish the results. Ask one question to HMI before you spend a single penny -"How many student were in final year, a year ago, and how many have passed step one by now with score of 200 and higher?" I am sure that HMI won't give you the answer in writing.

  • Hm
      9th of Aug, 2014
    +1 Votes

    This was the worst decision I could have ever made regarding my studies and future as a Medical Doctor.
    From Day 1 on campus dealing with the secretaries for the American Program was a hassle.
    NOBODY is there to help you with paperwork or guide you along if you have any questions regarding a road map or guide to preparing for the step, PASSING THE SCHOOLS EXAMS, or preparing for the semester.

    It is an extremely UNSAFE school. Every month there are DRUG RAIDS with dogs and undercover police. Students are not expelled nor are they thrown our of the dormitories. Students attend classes drunk, high and unclean. They do not want to take any blood work because they are afraid of their diseases and sicknesses getting out.

    The professors are shockingly horrible people, not only as teachers but as human beings.

    I would never ever reccomend this school or organization to anybody. The carribean offers much better EVERYTHING (I speak from siblings that are attending Carribean) I atteneded Europe because I thought I would like Europe BEtter vs. Carribean.

    Classmates are racsit, and the Indian, Irainian boys are racist against girls, which I hear and see. Teachers do not offer protection and the Dean does nothing to get involved with any theft, rape or sabatouge.

    There is no education here. Professors take money, cancel CLASSES after teaching for 2 weeks and students do not complain.

    Anybody coming here to study is coming to Party and Travel Europe.

  • Ma
      5th of Apr, 2018
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  • Ma
      5th of Apr, 2018
    0 Votes

    I have aids and I am racist against all people of all skin colors

  • Hm
      25th of May, 2018
    0 Votes

    Totally agree with the negative reviews. Paying 7500 USD per year for NOTHING is a lot when you are a student. Also agree with the statement about the school being unsafe especially for women. Severe sexual harassment is a part of daily life as well as having other male students actively sabotaging your studies to make sure you don't graduate just because you are not interested in one of them. Groping in overcrowded labs are a part of student life and dare you if you complain about it!!! Then both staff and students will make your life yes, not the best environment if you take your future, your health and your wellbeing into consideration.

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