DOCTOR OF MEDICINE PROGRAM.
American University of Montserrat (AUM) offers a Doctor of Medicine program designed to meet the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). The curriculum is designed for students who wish to practice medicine in the USA, Canada, and the United Kingdom and is recognized by many countries.
The MD program is comprised of two divisions: The basic sciences and clinical clerkship.
Five semesters of Basic Sciences and five Semesters of Clinical Clerkship. Clinical Clerkship semesters are in affiliated hospitals in the United States of America, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
Doctor of Medicine Program – BASIC SCIENCE
Fees per semester $6800.00
In the first two years of medical school, students focus on knowledge of health and disease and are introduced to the individual patient and population care.
Each semester is fifteen weeks in duration, delivered over ten semesters. In the first five semesters of medical school, students will focus on the Basic Sciences curriculum. Knowledge of health and diseases and human organ system-based teaching is taught to students. Students are also trained for Clinical Skills in the first five semesters, which prepares them to transition to the Clinical Clerkship and the CS Board Examination.
Students will first qualify themselves for United States Medical Licences. Following the completion of STEP1 of the USA Board, the school will guide and prepare students for Canadian and or UK Board Exams.
The Basic Science curriculum has been designed to prepare students for Step 1 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). The Basic Science curriculum is competitive and comparable to both an in-breadth and in-depth programs offered by medical schools in the United States and Canada. The Basic Science program consists of five semesters of coursework. It involves both an in-class lecture format and a laboratory setting.
1 First Semester:
- Human Gross Anatomy, Developmental Anatomy, Histology, and Cell Biology
- Epidemiology and Biostatistics
- Doctor/Patient Skills I
2 Second Semester:
- Biochemistry/Medical Genetics
- Medical Physiology
- Doctor/Patients Skills II
3 Third Semester:
- Pathology I
- Behavioral Sciences/Medical Ethics
- Doctor/Patient Skills III
4 Fourth Semester:
- Pathology II
- Medical Pharmacology
- Clinical Skills
5 Fifth Semester:
- Physical Diagnosis
- Introduction to Clinical Medicine
- Board Review
Doctor of Medicine – CLERKSHIP
Fees per semester $8900.00
In semesters 6 to 10, The clerkship program is designed to apply medical knowledge in a clinical setting. It also eases the transition between the basic sciences and postgraduate (residency) training by introducing students to many medical fields. It also teaches doctor-patient interaction, physical examination, and diagnostic skills.
Students get to experience a broad focus on hospital work, following attendees in hospital rounds. Students observe patients, practice under supervision, history taking, physical examination, differential diagnosis, patient care, and management. At the end of each clinical rotation, students are expected to write a “shelf exam,” which will test their respective clerkship knowledge. In their third and fourth years, students become directly involved in the care and study of patients. Students get experience working with health care teams caring for hospitalized patients and health care administration during the clerkship.
The underlying concept is that the transition from basic science to clinical studies involves developing clinical skills, learning to interact with patients, and to practice differential diagnoses of diseases and patient management, the knowledge required to pass Step 2 of the U.S Medical Licensing exam.
Mandatory Clinical Clerkship Core rotations (48 weeks):
- SURGERY -12 weeks
- INTERNAL MEDICINE – 12 weeks
- OB/GYN – 6 Weeks
- PEDIATRICS – 6 Weeks
- Psychiatry – 6 Weeks
- FAMILY MEDICINE – 6 Weeks
- CARDIOLOGY – 6 weeks
- EMERGENCY MEDICINE – 6 weeks
- NEUROLOGY – 6 weeks
- RADIOLOGY – 6 weeks
- ANESTHESIOLOGY – 6 weeks
- FAMILY MEDICINE – 6 weeks
- PATHOLOGY – 6 weeks
- UROLOGY – 6 weeks
- GERIATRICS – 6 weeks