American International School of Medicine

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American International School of Medicine
AISM logo.jpg
Type Medical School
Established 2000
President Dr. Colin A Wilkinson
Dean Dr. Ovid Isaacs
Location 89 Sandy Babb Street Georgetown Georgetown, Guyana
Website School Website

The American International School of Medicine (AISM) is a private medical school with its main campus in Georgetown, Guyana. Graduates obtain a Medical Doctorate upon completion of the four year medical program.


AISM was established in 1999 by International Medical Educators Associates, Inc. (IMEA) in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, headed by Dr. Colin A. Wilkinson. The establishment of AISM in Guyana was approved by the Cabinet of the Government of Guyana on October 19, 1999.[citation needed] The first batch of students was admitted in January 2000. Since then, AISM has graduated over 350 physicians who are working in Guyana, U.K., USA, Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada, Trinidad, Pakistan, Tanzania and other countries.[1]


AISM is chartered in and is recognized by the government of Guyana. AISM is registered with the National Accreditation Council of Guyana.[2] The university is listed in the AVICENNA directory of medicine[3] and the FAIMER International Medical Education Directory (IMED) and World Health Organization.[4]

Medical Program[edit]

AISM has a four year Medical Doctorate (MD) Program. It consists of 5 semesters of basic sciences and 6 semesters of clinical sciences. The basic sciences program is taught at the Georgetown, Guyana campus and the clinical sciences program is completed in Guyana, the USA, or the UK.[5]

After completing the basic sciences program, students take the USMLE Step 1 examination. Upon completion of the program, students take the USMLE step 2 examination and/or the PLAB.[6]


The tuition cost for the MD program as of January 2012 was:[7]

  • Basic Sciences per sememster: $7,000 USD
  • Clinical Sciences per semester: $8,000 USD

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