Medical Careers Institute Reviews
There are currently 19 reviews of Medical Careers Institute
Reviewed by: Diana S, Associate in nursing-science on February 12th, 2011 featured
I am an RN student at the Newport News campus. Being former military and already having a bachelors degree I know the challenges of a fast paced education. I came here as a career switcher and I could not be happier with my decision. The program is hard and you know that when you sign on. I get frustrated when people complain about the amount of course work and learning required for each class, but when you sign on they warn you that you are doing 16 weeks of traditional education in 5 weeks. If they think this is bad hopefully they never join the military and attend technical school, because no one there will listen to their whining.
I enjoy the teachers and the staff. My best advice is to read your chapters the week before, come to class prepared for lecture and then study for your tests. People complain about teachers using PPT but I think that a diagram on a PPT is much more effective then drawing something on a chalk board.
The RN program is regionally accredited and they are in the accreditation phase for the NLN. Once they receive that you will be able to transfer your credits anywhere. Financial aid is a breeze if you have the GI Bill, they take care of everything for you. The cost of the RN program is now $42,000 and has just been changed to 16 months long because they broke Med/Surg into 2 classes. I like the idea because students have told me that is the hardest class in the program, plus it gets you extra clinical hours.
Reviewed by: Amanda T, Associate in dental-assistant-training on May 8th, 2012
This school is a joke. I recently completed the Dental Assisting Program and am extremely dissatisfied with everything now that it is over. At first I was excited to go back to school and do something I love. I signed up and started. Well as the weeks went on myself and other DA students realized how much we had been lied to. At the beginning of every new class, we would walk in and see that our class was not up there or we were sitting in the wrong class. WHY?? Well, the director of our program neglected to tell us EVERYTIME that she had changed our class. On top of that I was told the school was accredited and I would graduate in February of 2012. THAT WAS A LIE. I was also told that I would be a Certified Dental Assistant when I graduated and that was also wrong. The director never cared about the students and never knew what was going on. It was a complete mess and waste of my time and money. Had I known just how much of a rip off this school was I would have NEVER wasted my time. I would love to see that program completely shut down and will be contacting the school board about it.
Reviewed by: Erik L, in on April 28th, 2011
I chose MCI because of the reputation in the medical field. I called multiple facilities before starting and they all told me that they like getting graduates from MCI. It was a challenging program, but it made me more confident. I am now working and love what I do. If you have a family and want to make a career change I def. recommend this school.
Reviewed by: J W, Associate in on January 28th, 2011
I was in the MA program and it is very hard to get some one to respond to you. The administration really sucks. I am very disappointment on how much money I spend and how little I was taught. I know its a fast program but I had to teach myself 90% of Medical Terminology, A&P. most of the teachers really suck.
Reviewed by: thomas d, Associate in nursing-science on December 15th, 2010
This school sucks @ss. They don't care about you. They only want your money. They are constantly changing to set you up for failure. The admission representatives don't have a clue how it works. Ask students for real information. Unless you don't have a choice go somewhere else. They lie when they say they are accredited. Nothing transfers. ODU will take you for RN to BSN, but you will have to retake a lot of classes. I went to TNCC for 5 years full time and worked full time with 2 kids and maintained a 3.7 GPA. I quit my job to come here and struggled with every class just to pass. You can go elsewhere for a 1/4 the cost. Not worth it!!
Reviewed by: tina j, in on November 9th, 2010
To all who are thinking about attending this program, i would highly advise you to re-think and look into other options! i was in the PN program for a short time, but did not like it what so ever, when you are first entering the advisors are very nice, and helpful. but as time progresses, no one has answers for you. The five week "mods" are very fast and due to that there is a lot of information in one class period. I wouldn't recommend this program to an average student,unless you are accelerated in terms of your learning abilities, for an LPN program the price is est. $32,000,which i think is crazy! for LPN. and even so if you are thinking of moving up, which the majority of people want to, nothing will transfer, so basically if your not attending there, then all the credits you've done mean nothing elsewhere.. weigh your options before attending this school!
Reviewed by: Suzie a, Associate in on August 22nd, 2010
RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN!!!!!!! DO NOT TORTURE YOURSELF!!!!! THIS IS THE WORST SCHOOL THERE IS. WHAT A RIP OFF!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by: KATIE C, Associate in on August 18th, 2010
overall i really enjoyed going to MCI but the down fall is, its WAY TO MUCH MONEY WHEN YOU CAN'T TRANSFERS CREDITS TO ANOTHER SCHOOL! ITS A WASTE OF MONEY IF YOU WANT TO ADVANCE IN THE MEDICAL FIELD BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO START ALL OVER...PLEASE DON;T SIGN UP FOR MCI
Reviewed by: marie w, Associate in on July 29th, 2010
I didn't really like this school. I was in the LPN program, and maybe it was me just being in the wrong field (ive since got out of the school and changed my major). But to me this school was a joke. I recommend this school to people who are willing to devote themselves to school 110% the whole time with no slacking in order to pass with good grades and to those wanting to get a job fast. I personally didn't like it, not that I couldn't handle the work or get good grades, but to me it just wasnt really the kind of quality education I was looking for. I have the advantage of having my school paid for from being in the military and having a military husband so i don't have to work while going to school or have to get a job right away so I am going to take advantage of having the choice to get a quality education from a university or community college. I will say i did make a couple good friends from the school. At times I did feel very overwhelmed from all the work I had to do. I would stay up very late drilling the study guides into my head. Which is necessary if you want to make good grades. I was a good student I jut couldn't see myself being a nurse anymore. I know nursing pays well, but it's just not for me. And neither is the school. i was also in the dental assistant program for a little while, a lot of the students would cheat and sometimes the teachers were so easy on us you didnt' really have to do much to pass, which i didn't really like.
Reviewed by: Brian B on May 17th, 2010
I'm new to MCI and I am in the MA program. So far things are going okay and it is VERY fast paced. If it goes as fast in the medical classes I feel that I may not learn everything I think I need to know. Hopefully though my externship will work itself out and help me show the way. I cannot complain yet so hopefully it will stay that way. It's cool to know though that if I graduate I will qualify for a job. It just sucks though that sometimes in class when we cover things we move right on from it straight into something else. I just need to make sure that I DON'T forget what I learn. I like the school though. Everyone seems friendly and answers all of my questions so far!!!
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