The American University of St Vincent is an organization promoted by leading physicians and educators from the U.S. We are a collaborative consortium dedicated to the advancement of healthcare and education through the development of new innovative educational methodologies. AUS brings together the experience and commitment of educators from Applied Health Sciences, Computing, the Basic Sciences, Management, the Arts, Engineering, and Environmental Studies to collaborate on the solution of major health and education related challenges to an efficient, effective, and sustainable University.
A relative newcomer among medical colleges in the Caribbean, the AUS School of Medicine has established itself in the heart of the Caribbean island of St Vincent and the Grenadines.
AUS School of medicine supports the mission to increase the availability of physicians to serve the needs of the people living in different parts of the world. Our academic environment fosters respect for the uniqueness of humanity. Students are provided with classrooms and clinical experiences designed to prepare them to function as competent, caring, lifelong learners with a distinct medical philosophy.
In an ideal world, every qualified medical aspirant should be able to pursue their dreams with no obstacles. Sadly, we do not live in an ideal world and records show that due to a severe limitation of available seats, only one in four medical aspirants is able to find a spot in the medical institutions in US and Canada. This is where the AUS advantage comes into play.. Like our sister school, the International American University College of Medicine in Saint Lucia, we strive, to provide qualified applicants a means of achieving their dream of becoming a physician.We give new wings to your dreams and do not let a limitation of seats get in your way. In fact, approximately 25% of US medical residents are not graduates of U.S. medical schools.
So what are you waiting for? We understand that choosing your right medical school from the many Caribbean medical schools is a daunting task. However, as educatorswe encourage you to make a sound decision. We at AUS are committed in providing you an outstanding path towards medical licensure and molding you into fine physicians and individuals the world can lean on.
Here are a few things that sets up apart from the others:
Early Clinical Exposure : Students begin interacting with patients in their first academic term. Exposure to the clinical setting continues throughout subsequent terms at local clinics and faculty-supervised events.
USMLE REVIEW : To adequately prepare students for US Licensure, students complete an approved USMLE Review program incorporated into the curriculum. Completed in the fifth term, the course provides a thorough review of the Basic Sciences in preparation for the USMLE Step 1 Exam.
Cutting Edge Technology : Visible body is interactive software provided to each student at AUSSOM. Accessible via computer or mobile device, the application provides over 5,000 3D models of the human body. Gross anatomy and micro-anatomy, as well as physiological processes and pathologies are included.
Simulation Lab : Working with highly realistic adult and pediatric simulators, students get vital hands-on clinical experience in diagnosing and treating patients. Under the careful guidance of our teaching staff, students apply their knowledge in simulation, observation and debriefing real-life medical scenarios.
Community Health Programs :Students participate in events at local clinics, conduct blood drives, and host local health fairs with a mission to give back to the community. It provides students with an early exposure in a clinical setting, by interacting with patients beginning in their first term.
Distinguished Faculty :All faculty members at AUSSOM hold advanced medical or doctoral degrees in their respective fields. Beyond the classroom experience, our distinguished professors provide student advisement and create an atmosphere of unsurpassed excellence. Extensive student-teacher interaction helps students prepare for the USMLE Step 1 Exam.
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5 Year MD Program Structure
4 Terms of Premed Program in St Vincent
5 Terms of Basic Science in St Vincent
5 Terms of Clinical clerkship in USA
Some Facts About St Vincent Campus
The premedical program incorporates the basic undergraduate courses that are the prerequisite courses required for the MD program. The premedical curriculum is designed to give high school graduates or students who have not fully met the requirements for the MD program a firm foundation of the sciences to help prepare them for MD program. This is a rewarding program for highly motivated students, which involves four semesters of focused pre-medical coursework. For students who successfully complete the premedical program will gain automatic admission into the MD program. The premedical program is a great opportunity to work hard and meet the requirements for the MD program without first obtaining a bachelors degree. AUSSOM University School of Medicine’s premedical requirements can be completed in St Vincent and Ontario, Canada.Good medical school
AUSSOM University School of Medicine’s accelerated medical program is designed to prepare students to becoming well-rounded practicing physician in the United States or Canada. Our curriculum is modeled after U.S. medical schools, and the first 16 months will be focused on gaining the basic science knowledge in preparation for an exciting experience during the clinical program years. The goal of the medical program is to build the necessary medical knowledge in preparation for medical licensure and to be set up in the best position to obtaining a medical residency upon graduation.
The Fifth semester serves as a bridge between the Basic Sciences and the Clinical Sciences. This semester is 14 weeks in duration.
Students that successfully complete the basic sciences will soon after begin their clinical sciences (clinical rotations). The clinical science program is designed to give students the ability to learn and practice their clinical skills in a hospital setting. AUSSOM students will have the opportunity to complete the required 72 weeks of clinical rotations at our affiliated teaching hospitals across the United States. An important advantage of our clinical science program is that AUSSOM students will be able to complete all 72 weeks of core and elective clinical rotations at a single clinical site.
OBTAINING A RESIDENCY POSITION
Residency programs begin July 1 of every year. In order to be eligible, students must have the following before May 31: passing scores on USMLE Step 1 and USMLE Step 2 CK and Step 2 CS; diploma from American University of St Vincent; and an ECFMG Certificate. The application process is complex, and deadlines are critical. Most residency programs accept applications from July to December for entry the following July. Therefore, students must call or write to all the programs that they have an interest in, and obtain applications as early as possible. Interviews are generally conducted from September to January; if invited, students should definitely attend. The best way to become familiar with programs and their addresses is to obtain a copy of the American Medical Association (AMA) Graduate Medical Education Directory (also called the “green book”) from any medical library or bookstore. This book lists the programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). It can also be purchased directly from the American Medical Association.
The National Residency Match Program (NRMP) is a universal placement service in which most programs and applicants participate. It greatly optimizes the chances of getting a residency position. Applications are available from July to September for entry the following July, and the deadline for receipt of the application is October. Applications can be obtained from NRMP’s website. In order to be eligible to participate in the NRMP, students must have passed USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 CK and CS, by December of the year prior to which they wish to enter residency training. Additionally, they must be scheduled to graduate medical school on or before May 31.After applying to the NRMP, students must apply to each residency program in which they are interested, and go on interviews. In February, students must submit a “rank order list” to the NRMP. This is basically a list of the programs interviewed at in the order of most desirable to least desirable. Simultaneously, all the residency programs submit their rank order lists of the candidates they interviewed from their most desirable to least desirable. Subsequently, a computerized matching process begins, with results released in March. If a student matches at a specific program, it is a legally binding contract and he/she must begin the residency that July. If a student fails to match, or is not eligible to enter the NRMP, he/she can still apply to residency programs and hope to obtain a position “outside the match.” Simultaneously with the NRMP results released in March, a publication listing all unfilled residency positions is sent to all those who participated the NRMP, but did not match.
TRANSCRIPTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
All residency programs require a medical school transcript, an MSPE or Medical Student Performance Evaluation (formerly known as the Dean’s Letter), and three letters of recommendation, as part of the application process. Most programs indicate that the transcript and MSPE must be official (sent directly from the school) and that the letters of recommendation must be confidential (sent directly from the persons writing them). For some programs, however, it may be possible to send unofficial copies of the transcript and letters directly with the application, and then have official/confidential originals sent only if the student is invited for an interview. Students should verify this issue with each program, before sending the application. An MSPE is a letter written by the Director of the Medical Program of American University of St. Vincent School of Medicine. It contains information about a student’s academic performance and excerpts from clinical evaluations in the student’s file. Students should be asking basic and clinical science faculty to write letters of recommendation on their behalf, and send them directly to the New York Office. Students will be required to make a request in writing to the Director of the Medical Program for their MSPE. The Director will require a curriculum vitae and a personal statement to be sent along with each written request.
The United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) has three parts leading to licensure. The USMLE Step 1 is taken immediately after the completion of the Basic Sciences and the first nine weeks of clinical study (ICM); that is, at the end of Semester 5. Clerkship opportunities are available only to students who have passed Step 1 of the USMLE.A student who has successfully completed Semesters 1 through 4 and who has passed USMLE Step 1 is eligible to be certified to take the USMLE Step 2 CK and Step 2 CS (Clinical Knowledge and Clinical Skills) provided that the student has completed a minimum of 48 weeks of clinical training including Internal Medicine. The student must also be within 12 months of graduation. International medical graduates (IMGs) who are certified by ECFMG or pursuing ECFMG Certification should be familiar with these regulations. Detailed information is available on the USMLE website. Students must pass Step 2 CK & CS in a maximum of three trials, and within two calendar years of becoming eligible, in order to receive the Doctor of Medicine degree from American University of St. Vincent. USMLE Step 3, the final step for licensure, is taken after graduation or during (or at the conclusion) of residency training (except for non-residents of the U.S. who must pass Step 3 to be eligible for a certificate from the ECFMG).
To be eligible for graduation all students must: successfully complete all required coursework; pass USMLE Step 1 in three or fewer attempts; pass USMLE Step 2 CS and CK in three or fewer attempts; meet all financial obligations of the medical college; and have all required administrative documentation on file in the U.S. Office by the first week in April. The commencement exercises will be held each year in mid-April in Dallas, Texas.
The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) is an agency that validates the education of all foreign medical graduates and issues certification. The ECFMG certificate is required to enter residency and to obtain licensure. To obtain this certificate a student must have a valid medical school diploma and have passed USMLE Step 1 and USMLE Step 2 (CS and CK). More information can be obtained by visiting the ECFMG website and by reading their most recent bulletin.
Licensure to practice medicine is governed by each individual state, and each state has its own specific requirements. In order to better understand the requirements of the state(s) in which students intend to practice, they should call or write the state licensing board and request an application for medical licensure. A list of state licensing boards can be found by visiting the website of the Federation of State Medical Boards. Currently, all states require a diploma, an ECFMG certificate, and passing scores on USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK and Step 2 CS, and Step 3. Additionally, all states require completion of some residency training, with the number of years varying from state to state. Students should be aware that many states have requirements beyond the evaluation of their medical school experience. They are therefore urged to make very specific inquiries of those states where they might have an interest in practicing,
The clinical component of the MD Program is imparting to each medical student graduate with the fundamental patient centered knowledge and skills important in health and disease as the basis of safe and effective patient care. Gap between the basic sciences and clinical medicine is bridged by providing the students with the knowledge and skills needed to evaluate patients while at the same time, emphasizing the importance and integration of basic sciences, behavioral medicine, ethics, and professionalism.
The focus of this clinical phase through systems is on abnormal structure and function. Students rotate through a series of clinical clerkships which provide opportunities for the study of patients presenting with abnormal structure and function of the body systems. Clinical teaching complements actual clinical experience in patients. The epidemiology, etiology, and natural history of disease processes are investigated in greater depth than in preclinical phase. The principles of therapeutics are included in a consideration of the medical management of specific disease processes. The ethical implications of medical intervention are considered and the psychological and social consequences both of disease and medical intervention are reviewed.
Clinical education AUS School of Medicine takes place primarily in the second half of the MD Program, semesters 6 to 10— final semesters before earning the degree.
Students are required to meet the following requirements prior to starting clinical rotations:
Successful completion the Basic Science Program;
Pass the NBME Comprehensive Examination
And be in good academic standing.
The AUS Clinical Medicine program consists of 76 weeks of clinical rotations:
48 weeks of required core rotations in Surgery, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Obstetrics and Gynecology.
28 weeks of elective clinical rotations that the student may select based upon their projected medical specialty. 12 weeks must consist of Medical Specialties (3 rotations) including 4 weeks of Neurology (required) and 12 weeks must consist of Surgical Specialties (3 rotations).
During clinical education, success depends not only on the knowledge, but also on how quickly students are able to summon it and how much of a team player they are in working with other students, residents and attending physicians. Professionalism, reliability and humility combined with a superb execution of core clinical skills are the keys to success.
|AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF ST VINCENT-TUITION & FEE STRUCTURE FOR INDIAN RECRUITMENT|
|Program Description||Number of Semesters/Terms||Full Tuition||Academic & Non-Academic Fee||Total Tuition & Fee||Scholarship||Tuition after Scholarship||Academic & Non-Academic Fee||Your total tuition for each term with Scholarship|
|Tuition & Fee Without Scholarships||Tuition & Fee with Scholarships|
|PREMED||Sem 1||$ 2,500||$200||$ 2,700||NO PREMED SEM1 FOR INDIAN STUDENTS|
|Sem 2||$ 2,500||$200||$ 2,700||NO PREMED SEM2 FOR INDIAN STUDENTS|
|Sem 3||$ 2,500||$200||$ 2,700||$ 350||$2,150||$200||$2,350|
|Sem 4||$ 2,500||$200||$ 2,700||$ 350||$2,150||$200||$2,350|
|PREMED TOTAL||2||$ 10,000||$800||$10,800||$700||$4,300||$400||$4,700|
|Basic Medical Science||Sem 1||$ 3,800||$200||$ 4,000||$ 500||$3,300||$200||$3,500|
|Sem 2||$ 3,800||$200||$ 4,000||$ 500||$3,300||$200||$3,500|
|Sem 3||$ 3,800||$200||$ 4,000||$ 500||$3,300||$200||$3,500|
|Sem 4||$ 3,800||$200||$ 4,000||$ 500||$3,300||$200||$3,500|
|USMLE Preparation and Introduction to Clinical Medicine||Sem 5||$ 6,000||$1,000||$ 7,000||$ 1,000||$5,000||$1,000||$6,000|
|Basic Science TOTAL||5||$ 21,200||$1,800||$23,000||$3,000||$18,200||$1,800||$20,000|
|Clinical Science||Sem 6||$ 12,500||$500||$ 13,000||$200||$ 8,550||$500||$9,050|
|Sem 7||$ 12,500||$500||$ 13,000||$200||$ 8,550||$500||$9,050|
|Sem 8||$ 12,500||$500||$ 13,000||$200||$ 8,550||$500||$9,050|
|Sem 9||$ 12,500||$500||$ 13,000||$200||$ 8,550||$500||$9,050|
|Sem 10||$ 12,500||$500||$ 13,000||$200||$ 8,550||$500||$9,050|
|Clinical Science TOTAL||5||$ 62,500||$2,500||$65,000||$17,250||$ 42,750||$2,500||$45,250|
|Grand Total in USD||$98,800||Total Scholarship 28500||$70,300|
|Grand Total in INR (Lakhs)||INR 65 Lakhs||INR 45 lakhs|
|TOTAL TUITION COST FOR COMPLETING THE FIVE YEAR MD PROGRAM WITH US TRAINING INR 50.25 LAKHS|
|Tuition is due thirty days before the beginning of each semester (Term)|
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