Monday, July 21, 2008
The buyer should always beware, especially in paying for something as expensive as a medical degree, but I'm afraid the University of Loyola at CNMI is just going to give the Commonwealth another black eye.
Governor Benigno R. Fitial's goal of making the CNMI an educational hub is laudable. The international schools being established are great low-impact economic development. With reservations, I even think Loyola's and Emmanuel College's nursing programs could be positive. (Let's wait to see what students' NCLEX scores are like)
But a Doctor of Medicine sanctioned by the CNMI has no standing in the United States. Evidently, Loyola has not even applied for accreditation. They're not listed on the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education website.
I wonder how those "degree" programs are being marketed overseas, and sincerely hope no local students enroll in them.