Hope Medical Institute / Poor run Institution
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.