All Saints University School of Medicine

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All Saints University School of Medicine
All Saints University School of Medicine Logo.png
TypePrivate medical school
Established2006[1]
PresidentJoshua Yusuf[1]
DeanTerrence Marcelle, MD, JD, MBA[1]
Location
Websitewww.allsaintsuniversity.org

All Saints University School of Medicine (ASUSM) is a private medical school located in the Caribbean.[2] There are two campuses in Roseau, Dominica and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, along with administrative bases in Chicago, Illinois and Toronto, Ontario.[1]

History[edit]

All Saints University School of Medicine was founded in April 2006.[3] The Roseau campus opened in 2006, followed by the launch of a second campus in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines during 2011.[4][5] The student body grew steadily over the past decade and now welcomes hundreds of students on two campuses.[6][7] Dr. Terrence Marcelle is currently the Executive Dean of the university.[8]

Curriculum[edit]

Medical programs are open to both local and foreign students.[9] Citizens of Dominica automatically receive a 50% tuition scholarship.[10][11]

5 Year MD Program[edit]

The 5 Year MD Program is designed for recent high school graduates seeking direct admission into the study of medicine. The program consists of 4 semesters of premedical courses, including Biology, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics, Math, and Introductory Anatomy.[12] This is followed by the structured curriculum in the 4 Year MD Program.[13]

4 Year MD Program[edit]

The 4 Year MD Program is for applicants who have completed a Bachelor of Science or the necessary prerequisites at an accredited school.[14][15] The program consists of 2 years in basic sciences that are conducted at the Dominica campus or the Saint Vincent campus. This is followed by 2 years of clinical clerkship in ACGME-approved teaching hospitals throughout the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and the Caribbean.[13][16] During this period, students must complete a minimum of 72 weeks in clinical rotations.[17] The rotations take place in the fields of Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Obstetrics/Gynecology, and Family Practice.[13]

Clinical Clerkship[edit]

Students may complete their clinical rotations in the following affiliated teaching hospitals and among a number of other approved medical institutions across the world.[18]

Hospital Location ACGME CERTIFIED[19]
St. Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center Chicago, Illinois Yes
Jackson Park Hospital Chicago, Illinois Yes
Norwegian American Hospital Chicago, Illinois Yes
Presence Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center Chicago, Illinois Yes
Holy Cross, Sinai Health System Chicago, Illinois Yes
Swedish General Hospital Chicago, Illinois Yes
Baptist Health Little Rock Little Rock, Arkansas Yes
United Hospital of Allina Health Saint Paul, Minnesota Yes
Kadlec Regional Medical Center Richland, Washington Yes
McLaren Bay Regional Hospital Bay City, Michigan Yes
Parkview Hospital Fort Wayne, Indiana No

Accreditation[edit]

All Saints University School of Medicine is chartered and recognized by the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica.[14] The school is authorized to confer degrees in Doctor of Medicine (MD) upon its graduates, allowing eligible candidates to practice medicine in Dominica and overseas.[20][21] Currently, All Saints University School of Medicine is listed in the International Medical Education Directory (IMED).[9][22] The institution is also recognized by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER), and the World Health Organization (WHO).[23][24]

All Saints University School of Medicine is also on the Canadian Government's List of Designated Educational Institutions. [25]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "ASU 2015-2016 Viewbook" (PDF). All Saints University School of Medicine. Retrieved 2016-04-19.
  2. ^ McCanse, Anna (2011-05-03). Dominica (Other Places Travel Guide). Other Places Publishing. p. 35. ISBN 978-0982261972.
  3. ^ "Our History". All Saints University School of Medicine. Retrieved 2016-04-19.
  4. ^ Eckhert, N. Lynn; Zanten, Marta van (2014-11-07). "Overview of For-Profit Schools in the Caribbean" (PDF). Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research. Retrieved 2016-04-19.
  5. ^ Preville, Claudius (2013-11-08). "Assessment of the Opportunities for the CARIFORUM Health and Wellness Sector" (PDF). St. Lucia Coalition of Service Industries. Retrieved 2016-04-19.
  6. ^ "All Saints University Promised Land at White Coat Ceremony". Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica. 2015-08-11. Retrieved 2016-04-19.
  7. ^ "Labour Pains for All Saints". The Sun Dominica. 2014-08-19. Retrieved 2016-04-19.
  8. ^ "38 receive white coats from All Saints University". Dominican Vibe News. 2014-12-08. Retrieved 2016-04-19.
  9. ^ a b "Medical School Details". FAIMER International Medical Education Directory. Retrieved 2016-04-19.
  10. ^ "Medical College: Finance and Fees". Future Group. Retrieved 2016-04-19.
  11. ^ "All Saints University - Dominica". Dominica Universities. Retrieved 2016-04-19.
  12. ^ "Academic Curriculum". All Saints University School of Medicine. Retrieved 2016-04-19.
  13. ^ a b c "ASU SVG Information Brochure" (PDF). ICM Consulting Group. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-05-08. Retrieved 2016-04-19.
  14. ^ a b Banner, Sandra (2010-10-01). "Canadian Students Studying Medicine Abroad" (PDF). Canadian Resident Matching Service.
  15. ^ "Medical Doctor 4-Year Program, All Saints University". HealthcareStudies. Retrieved 2016-04-19.
  16. ^ "All Saints University Medical School holds White Coat Ceremony". Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica. 2013-12-10. Retrieved 2016-04-19.
  17. ^ "Medical School Curriculum". All Saints University School of Medicine. Retrieved 2016-04-19.
  18. ^ "Medical School Clinical Rotations | All Saints University". allsaintsuniversity.org. Retrieved 2017-07-14.
  19. ^ "ACGME - Accreditation Data System (ADS)". apps.acgme.org. Retrieved 2017-07-20.
  20. ^ "All Saints University School of Medicine Dominica". International Medicine Studies. Retrieved 2016-04-19.
  21. ^ "Overseas medical qualifications which may be accepted by the GMC". General Medical Council. Retrieved 2016-04-19.
  22. ^ Placide, Larry (2013-11-18). "Opportunities for Trading Education Services" (PDF). St. Lucia Coalition of Service Industries. Retrieved 2016-04-19.
  23. ^ "Medical School Codes" (PDF). Canadian Post-M.D. Education Registry. Retrieved 2016-04-19.
  24. ^ "HINARI Participating Academic Institutions" (PDF). World Health Organization. 2016-04-12. Retrieved 2016-04-19.
  25. ^ Program, Government of Canada, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, Canada Student Loans. "Welcome to CanLearn". tools.canlearn.ca. Retrieved 2017-07-14.

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