The Dutch United Provinces declared their independence from Spain in 1579; during the 17th century, they became a leading seafaring and commercial power, with settlements and colonies around the world. After a 20-year French occupation, a Kingdom of the Netherlands was formed in 1815. In 1830 Belgium seceded and formed a separate kingdom. The Netherlands remained neutral in World War I, but suffered invasion and occupation by Germany in World War II. A modern, industrialized nation, the Netherlands is also a large exporter of agricultural products. The country was a founding member of NATO and the EEC (now the EU) and participated in the introduction of the euro in 1999. In October 2010, the former Netherlands Antilles was dissolved and the three smallest islands - Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, and Saba - became special municipalities in the Netherlands administrative structure. The larger islands of Sint Maarten and Curacao joined the Netherlands and Aruba as constituent countries forming the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Read more ...
The vision is for our students to receive a quality medical education which enhances opportunities for success in their chosen medical field. We will provide state of the art allopathic training reinforced with holistic medical courses which offer strategies for promoting disease prevention and health. We are committed to graduating doctors who are prepared to treat the whole patient.
Our curriculum is underpinned by a dedicated faculty committed to producing doctors who understand the landscape of practicing medicine in the 21st century. We will produce practitioners who are knowledgeable, skilled, and compassionate.
Students and graduates of the American University of Integrative Sciences, St. Maarten School of Medicine will be eligible to be registered by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) for Steps 1 and 2 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). Our medical graduates will therefore be able to enter a residency or fellowship program in the United States that is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
The Basic Sciences courses are offered during 15-week semesters, permitting three academic semesters in any given calendar year. The Basic Sciences Program consists of training in multiple disciplines taught in a 5-semester format. Most courses are taught in double 50-minute blocks, 3-5 times per week. Training in some disciplines may span two semesters.
Student progress in the Basic Sciences is measured through knowledge-based exams proving competence in each of the courses taught. The assessment of competence in skills and attitude are essential to the unfolding of the 5-semesters of Basic Sciences through courses called "Doctor-Patient Skills."
The Clinical Medicine Program is a stimulating and enriching feature of medical training at AUIS, requiring both resolve and perseverance. The Clinical Medicine staff works personally with students to ensure they fully benefit from clinical rotations, and go on to attain rewarding residency positions.
Students eligible for clinical rotations have clinical sites available to them in over 60 hospitals across nearly 30 states (e.g., CO, CT, GA, IL, LA, MD, DC). Many of our clerkships have ACGME ("Green Book") listed or affiliated programs on site. Students who have earned their MD degree and certification through the ECFMG have had great success in gaining entrance into a residency training program.
The Clinical Medicine curriculum, which follows the Basic Sciences Program, consists of 48 weeks of core clinical rotations and 24 weeks of elective clinical rotations. Students practice clinical skills through patient contact, which is supervised by a physician-preceptor within an inpatient or outpatient care settings. The Clinical Curriculum strives to enhance students' proficiency in taking medical histories, conducting physical diagnostic examinations, and developing doctor-patient relationship skills, thereby enabling students to become competent, compassionate physicians.
Are the requirements for American University of Integrative Sciences graduates different than graduates from US Medical Universities?
Yes, ECFMG Certification is required in addition to Medical curriculum completion and USMLE Steps 1 and 2.
Does the University assist graduates in the residency match process?
Yes. We assist graduates in the residency application process.
What is the residency match success of your University?
Our graduates have matched in premier medical institutions throughout the United States and Europe, and some have been honored to serve as Chief Residents in their program.
Do American University of Integrative Sciences graduates qualify for residencies in other countries?
Although most graduates seek residency in the U.S., some have also secured residencies in Canada and Europe.
After residency, can graduates apply for licensure in any state of choice?
No. Currently graduates cannot apply for licensure in California, New Mexico, New York, Texas, and Florida.
Integrative Medicine, which is also called "complementary and alternative medicine" or "CAM" refers to the large variety of health care practices that are not currently considered to be part of mainstream medicine. It is a new medical specialty that focuses on the use of evidenced based treatments that combine both aspects of CAM and conventional medicine.
Integrative Medicine promotes "prevention" as the key to good health versus a physician simply prescribing medication. It uses proactive measures to maintain good health as opposed to the reactive nature of western medicine.
Taking steps to improve your health before you get sick is the best way to maintain health. A healthy lifestyle that promotes a balanced diet, regular exercise and proper sleep creates the best foundation for wellness.
Alternative medicine practitioners help your body to do its own healing via natural healing processes.
Alternative medicine practitioners emphasize a healing partnership as a key part of the healing process.
Holistic Care focuses on recognizing your physical health, mental well-being, relationships and spiritual needs are interconnected.
I would like to start with a quote by Thomas Edison:
"The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease."
Edison coined this in the mid-19th century, yet today the bulk of our "Western Medicine" is based heavily on prescription drugs, and excessive interventional procedures, both of which carry a significant percentage of morbidity and mortality.
Upon graduation, our students will take the Hippocratic Oath promising to "first do no harm", so how can we reconcile this dichotomy, or better yet, improve the outcome of the "Medical Arts"?
The answer, in my opinion, lies in "Integrative Medicine". Conventional medicine is great when it deals with emergencies, but what about the chronic diseases that have risen from effecting 5% of the population in the early 1900s to now, when 65% of us are healing with chronic disease?
If you look at statistics, you will see that in spite of the multitude of new and very expensive drugs that we are prescribing, especially to our older patients, we are not making any progress. Prescribing medications that are designed to "kill" symptoms of chronic diseases do not cure anyone; in fact they come with significant side effects and morbidity, in addition to the huge economic burden to our society. The doctor of the future, which is today, needs to not only be very aware of these facts, but also be knowledgeable, and professionally equipped, to offer healthy solutions to his/her patients.
Here, at The American University of Integrative Sciences, St. Maarten School of Medicine , we are instituting an integrative curriculum that will do just that.
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