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5 Years MD Program
PROGRAMS OF STUDY LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES THAT ARE UNPARALLELED
A solid foundation in Basic Medical Sciences is essential for the development of strong clinical skills. At AAU, a carefully designed Basic Science curriculum provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills to successfully progress through to the clinical phase of the medical education.
The Basic Science faculty in Guyana comprises of an exceptional group of teachers,lecturers and scholars who are dedicated to teaching and devote a great deal of their time to the students. The final phase of the Basic Science education involves preparation for the first part of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE).
The opportunities for clinical education are many and varied. AAU has clinical sites in the United States and Canada. All sites offer the same basic clinical education even though there may be local differences due to the venue. Once core rotations in Medicine, Family Practice, OB/Gyn, Paediatrics, Psychiatry and Surgery are complete, students have the opportunity to take elective rotations in a wide array of clinical disciplines.
AAU, based on its accreditation of the main campus in Guyana, is permitted to offer the following academic programs:
1-year Premedical Science Program
2-year Preclinical Science Program
2-year Clinical Science Program
MEDICAL PROGRAM NEW HORIZONS FOR MEDICAL ASPIRANTS
The medical journey at AAU starts with a duration of one (1) years of pre-medical, two(2) years of the Pre Clinical sciences program, followed by two (2) years of the clinical sciences program, hence making it a complete course of five years.
Students at AAU are trained to prepare and apprear for the USMLE (The United States Medical Licensing Examination), complete step 1& 2 during their study and receive the excellent opportunity to pursue their residency and licensure in the United States of America.
This program is taught at AAU campus in Guyana. This fast track program is for High School Graduates who will begin their medical career journey at AAU to attain their MD Degree.
Completed over a span of four (4) Trimesters in the first year at AAU, this program provides fundamental concepts, skill development and academic excellence.
This program is designed to meet the health care needs of the society. This two-year program is taught at the AAU campus in Guyana.
During the five (5) trimesters, students are introduced to the fundamental knowledge and skills of Pre-Clinical Medicine and USMLE Step I Course. The Core subjects taught here are Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pathology, Microbiology and Pharmacology as well as behavioural science.
CLINICAL SCIENCE PROGRAM
The final six trimesters of the University’s MD Program in Clinical Sciences are completed during Clinical Rotations at affiliated hospitals and clinical facilities in USA & other countries. Acceptance is based on the performance of the student. The 72-80 weeks of clinical rotations are divided into 48 weeks of core rotations and 24-32 weeks of elective rotations. Students will only be awarded the degree of Doctor of Medicine after completing Clinical Rotations.
AAU School of Medicine
Located in the exotic South American island of Guyana, students have the opportunity to experience a unique culture. Guyana is a melting pot of many ethnicities, including but not limited to, Indians. Students are welcomed to explore the island and its natural rain forests and waterfalls while earning an excellent medical education.
At the Alexander American University, we have an advance integrated curriculum that enables students to develop and expedite their medical careers. AAU students will have the privilege to take the United States Medical Licensing Examination.
Our mission at AAU is to produce an elite group of doctors that will improve the medical world.
Doctor of Medicine – 5 years
Are you longing to fulfil your childhood dream of a career in medicine? Are you passionate about health and biosciences? Do you love to help and care for people? Then, it sounds like becoming a medical doctor will help you to be exactly who you were meant to be!
Alexander American University offers an innovative Doctor of Medicine (MD) Program that is designed with students and their prospective patients in mind. It has been developed in consultation with doctors, healthcare professionals, students and leaders in medical research sectors. In its duration, the program delivers advanced clinical and academic training to ensure that students are adequately prepared for the challenges of medical internship. Success in this field requires a thirst for life-long learning and academic excellence!
• Full–time course; 5 years’ duration
• Three phases of the Program – Pre-medical (1 year), Pre-clinical (2 years) & Clinical Science (final 2 years)
• Students can either opt for the Normal track or USA track
• Normal track – the Premedical, Preclinical and Clinical pursued in Guyana alone
• In USA track – Premedical and Preclinical completed in & Clinical pursued in USA
• Classrooms outfitted with Audio Visual Settings
• Clinical rotations done in strong local public hospitals affiliated with AAU
• Laboratory-based education
• Plastic models (of the human body) are used for studies
• 10 to 12 years of Education or Equivalent; including non-premedical backgrounds
• Skilled faculty with expert knowledge of relevant areas
• Opportunities to pursue Clinical Rotations in USA
• Counselling available to all students throughout the undergraduate career
• Good career opportunities exist, in and outside the country through the USMLE clearance
AAU’s curriculum provides a high quality medical education that encourages students to take active responsibility for their learning process and prepares them for life-long, self-directed learning.
The Pre-Medical Science program is five terms in length and may be completed in twenty months. The Clinical Medicine Program is comprised of 88 weeks of clinical rotations at affiliated hospitals in the United States of America and Canada.
The first two years of the Doctor of Medicine degree program concentrate on the traditional basic science disciplines. During this time, laboratory experience is an integral part of the Program along with the incorporation of small group discussions which facilitate the use of problem-based learning and integrates the basic Medical Sciences into the clinical experience.
AAU affords students the opportunity to learn medicine in some of the most renowned hospitals in the world. Located in the United States and Canada, some of these hospitals have been designated by the University as Clinical Centres. A Clinical Centre is a hospital or group of hospitals which are able to provide at least four of the five core rotations, train 80-100 students at a time and offer sub-internships, primary care, and elective rotations. Clinical Centres allow students to complete all of their clinical training at one site if that is what they desire.
During the Clinical Years, students develop and attain professional excellence through the University’s emphasis on responsibility, maturity, and compassion. Students are expected to demonstrate that they have learnt how to conduct themselves in the professional role of physician. They are judged on their ability to take responsibility, relate to and work harmoniously with professional colleagues, exhibit maturity in their conduct on the wards, much like a qualified physician would.
Alexander American University – School of Medicine (AAU) offers comprehensive medical training with a USA-Modeled Medical School curriculum designed to prepare aspiring physicians for practice in the United States, Canada, and beyond.
Your journey begins at AAU’s supportive campus, situated on the island of Guyana – a warm, collegial and academic environment that emphasizes collaboration, empathy, and team-based care. Here, you will work closely with faculty and your peers to engage in the concentrated study of the medical sciences, over five semesters. From as early as semester two, you will be exposed to the clinical side of medicine with an increased clinical emphasis during semester five. Throughout your time here, you will leverage advanced technology such as our high-tech simulation center and anatomy lab to enhance your medical school experience. Take the virtual tour of our campus to learn more about this.
On completion of the clinical medical sciences segment of the curriculum, AAU students move on to clinical rotations at AAU-affiliated teaching hospitals in the United States or Canada. Clinical Rotations in the UK are also available. During this portion of the program, you will serve as a member of a team comprised of students, residents, and attendings. You will examine laboratory results, undertake certain procedures, take histories, perform physicals, and more.
Students proceed to residency placement through the National Resident Matching Program after completing the clinical program.
INTEGRATED USMLE TEACHING
80% of our USMLE Teaching method is under 3D integrated methodology
WHY STUDY AT AAU
AAU is a truly international, research-led university full of free thinking students. Our leading academics and comprehensive range of flexible undergraduate and postgraduate programs provide an excellent learning experience.
AAU offers a high-quality medical education that meets the integrates professional skills, career-focused education and hands-on practice, enabling students to develop and achieve their personal and career goals.
When you study at AAU, you’ll have access to a wide range of unique courses, flexible learning options and real-world facilities.
With its natural campus and mix of local, regional and international students, AAU offers a one-of-a-kind learning experience.
Giving you the opportunity to undertake work placements or complete real-world projects in your field.
Our courses offer a blend of theory and practical work, with a focus on real-world applicability.
Share our passion for making a difference?
If your answer is yes, please take a closer look at our programme.
AAU School of Medicine
AAU exists to improve the lives of the communities in which we live and serve through excellence in learning and humility; to foster a diverse community that reflects our world and to address the challenging issues in Global health care.
AAU aims to be the model school within the region that sets the standard for a medical education; to be leaders of change in creating a healthier world and to build a diverse and inclusive community, which will foster innovation.
Our international student and scholar community is 12,000 strong. We provide talented individuals from around the globe with the resources needed to become well-qualified medical students that meet the requirements for entry into clinical rotations within the U.S.A and Canada.