Medical Schools are constantly improving their programs to keep up with the changes in Medical Education in United States and Canada. US national standards for Medical School curriculum have begun to reflect the need for an integrative approach to basic sciences and the importance of early introduction of clinical cases. Our College is adapting and improving the Medical program to reflect these aspects as well.
At American University of St. Vincent students are exposed to a case-based, problem-oriented curriculum (“problem based learning”, or PBL), which places emphasis on learning that is active (researching, discussing) rather than passive (sitting, memorizing).
Basic Sciences Program
The Basic Sciences Program is currently offered in five semesters – the first four semesters at the St. Vincent Campus and the fifth semester in the US. basic Science students prepare team presentations of cases compiled by the faculty. They are required to identify relevant objectives of the case, and give short presentations based on the assigned objectives. The depth and difficulty will increase as the student progress through the basic sciences program.
Students are also exposed to patient care through local Primary Care Clinics from first Semester. They are trained to learn the history taking, vital signs monitoring, and diagnosis process through these clinics.
Study in the Clinical Science Division encompasses the sixth through tenth semesters. While rotating through various medical specialties in cooperating teaching hospitals or other approved health care facilities, students are under the guidance of clinical faculty, and under the general supervision of AUS Dean of Clinical Sciences.
AUS offers Pre-Med program that provides strong preparation for admission Medical Schools. The two academic year premed program provides students with all the college level courses required to entering Medical Schools in USA & Canada. AUS Premed program is structured specifically to meet the entry requirements of AUS School of Medicine