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The United States Department of Education (USDOE) ruled to reinstate U.S. federal loan program eligibility to the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 25, 2014.- The United States Department of Education (USDOE) ruled to reinstate U.S. federal loan program eligibility to the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara (UAG) Medical School in Jalisco, Mexico. Following a USDOE regulatory change, federal financial aid for over 1,200 UAG students from the United States, including Puerto Rico, was briefly suspended pending a review of UAG clinical programs in the continental United States and Puerto Rico.
University officials wish to express their gratitude to the USDOE and to the students for their patience and resolve over the last several weeks, and to highlight the incredible support they received from many alumni, supporters, and friends from around the globe. As of this morning, all eligible students will have their government-supported financial aid restored.
The UAG welcomes several hundred students from the continental U.S. and Puerto Rico annually and has been eligible for the United States federal loan programs since 1982.
The University is pleased to continue a long tradition of educating U.S. citizens from the continental U.S. and Puerto Rico, and to contribute to the pledge U.S. President Obama and Mexican President Peña Nieto made to increased bilateral student exchange as part of the U.S. State Department’s 100,000 Strong in the Americas.
PARA DIVULGACIÓN INMEDIATA: 25 de febrero, 2014
Hace algunas semanas, debido a un cambio regulatorio, el Departamento de Educación de los Estados Unidos (USDOE) suspendió la entrega de los fondos federales que reciben como ayuda financiera más de 1,200 estudiantes de medicina norteamericanos y puertorriqueños. El motivo de la suspensión era la revisión, por parte de los gobiernos de los Estados Unidos y de Puerto Rico, de los programas clínicos de la Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara (UAG).
Por medio del presente me permito informarles que la revisión de nuestros programas ha terminado y que el USDOE ha tomado la decision de retirar dicha suspensión, reintegrándole así a la Escuela de Medicina de la UAG su elegibilidad para el programa federal de préstamos. Por tal motivo, el día de mañana los alumnos elegibles recibirán sus préstamos. La UAG agradece tanto al USDOE por esta decisión como a los estudiantes y a sus familias por su paciencia durante las últimas semanas. Así mismo reconoce el increíble apoyo que se recibió por parte de ex alumnos, simpatizantes y amigos de todas partes el mundo, para la solución de este tema.
La UAG se enorgullece de poder continuar con su larga tradición de preparar a médicos norteamericanos y puertorriqueños y de contribuir al cumplimiento de la promesa de los presidentes Barak Obama y Enrique Peña Nieto de incrementar el intercambio bilateral de estudiantes como parte del programa “100,000 Strong in the Americas“del Departamento de Estado de los EE.UU.
La UAG recibe anualmente a cientos de estudiantes de los Estados Unidos y Puerto Rico y ha sido elegible para los programas de préstamos federales de Estados Unidos desde 1982.
jose v said:
Why did you stop posting. Is everything okay?
Yes everything is ok. I have been negligent and need to get back to posting. I’m still studying for my Step
jose v said:
Glad to hear everything is okay.I wish you the best of luck As you can tell by my user name, I am hispanic. but i am not exactly fluent in spanish. If I have to speak spanish, i speak spanglish. I got accepted to UAG a couple months ago, but I am having second thoughts now. Why? Because medical school is hard enough, and trying to learn spanish and medical terminology at the the same time is scary. Not to mention STEP 1 and 2 are in english only…
Here are my questions to you:
1) Where you fluent when you left?
2) Do you see not being fluent as a disadvantage or have you talked to people who were not fluent but learned?
3) How have your past two years in medical school been?
I know i should have probably asked myself these questions right from the get go, but they did not occur to me. Thank you.
Everything is ok
Everything is ok. I just became extremely busy studying for boards and doing clinical rotations.
uag md candidate said:
Have you graduated? Or are you still studying of the Step?
I graduated and took Step 1, Step 2 CS, and Step 2 CK. Just Matched this cycle.
Hey Jose, Did you attend UAG? I am considering applying to the school… but at the same time I have read many horror stories that make me skeptical about attending to UAG.
And guadhelpme can you continue posting I would like to read more about your experiences at UAG and your internship year. Did you do your rotation in the U.S.?
I will continue posting soon!!!
Hello, I am a U.S. Resident (Texas) interested in attending UAG next school year. I speak fluent Spanish and my dream is to become a Dr., unfortunately my credentials will not get me in here in the U.S., or possible will, only after years of retaking classes or attending a ‘postbacc’ program for academic enhancement. I have a lot of questions and after a lot of research, I’ve found your blog. If you don’t mind can you answer some questions? What is the program like? Are you enjoying it? How’s like in Guadalajara? What are the chances of getting matched into a residency? Thank you for your help!
Sorry, for the late response. What did you decide to do?
Hello, I like your blog. I’m wondering if you are still at UAG or if you have graduated and doing residency. How is the transition from Mexico back to the US? Would you recommend UAG now?
I graduated from UAG in 2017, I recently matched!!! New Blog Post to come.
Hey! I found your blog while searching “UAG” relate materials. I also noticed that you stopped posting. I am in the process of applying to UAG. By now, you should have completed the program and secured a residency. Can you tell me how the remainder of your experience at UAG was and your experience with getting into a residency program?