The island, with its fine natural harbor at Castries, was contested between England and France throughout the 17th and early 18th centuries (changing possession 14 times); it was finally ceded to the UK in 1814. Even after the abolition of slavery on its plantations in 1834, Saint Lucia remained an agricultural island, dedicated to producing tropical commodity crops. Self-government was granted in 1967 and independence in 1979. Read More...
No person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity sponsored or conducted by Spartan Health Sciences University on any basis prohibited by applicable law, including, but not limited to, race, color, national origin, religion, sex or handicap.
Spartan Health Sciences University hereby reserves the right to change fees, rules, calendar, curricula, degree program, degree requirements, graduation procedures, change or withdraw courses, and any other requirements affecting students at any time. Changes will become effective whenever proper authorities so determine and will apply to both prospective students and to those who are already enrolled.
Spartan Health Sciences University, School of Medicine is an independent medical institution established on January 7, 1980.
The Government of St Lucia has chartered and licensed the University. It is also accredited by the Monitoring Committee appointed by the Government of St. Lucia to oversee Spartan's standards are comparable to those set by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education as required by the Department of Education in the United States.
The University is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools, published by the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. Spartan is also in the International Medical Education DIrectory (IMED), maintained by the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER) of Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) of U.S.A.
The Mission of Spartan Health Sciences University School of Medicine is to train doctors of all races, nations, and for the world rather than indulgence in parochialism of medical education. Its mission is also to serve the public in general, in improving the health standards and primary health-care delivery systems in particular, of St Lucia.
The primary objective of the University is to provide qualified students with the opportunity to fulfill their lifelong ambition of serving humanity with medical education, prolongation of human life through medical care, and research.
The University strives hard to attain a high standard of education with affordable tuition fees ever since its inception. This does not in any way compromise the standard of medical education offered by this institution.
Spartan Health Sciences University is dedicated to train its graduates with an excellent medical knowledge and competent skills in order to ensure that the medical profession meets the health care demands of the societies to which they belong. It is also the commitment of the University to provide its students with quality medical education.
The program of medical education leading to the Doctor of Medicine will prepare graduates to:
The Spartan Health Sciences University School of Medicine will also work in conjunction with institutions such as the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College in its execution of the Department of Health Sciences program.
Faculty and students at Spartan will satisfy local standards set by the St Lucia Medical Council by way of qualifications, experience and competence to function appropriately within the country's hospitals and health centers.
The University's student body comprise of students from multiracial backgrounds. Some of the students were professionals in their fields before they were admitted; some were pharmacists, biochemists, engineers and researchers with postgraduate degrees.
The University is a microcosm of the United Nations in pursuit of the eradication of diseases that plague the human race. Students come from different continents around the world (90 countries): North & South America, Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia.
Spartan Health Sciences University, School of Medicine offers a five-year (40 calendar months) academic program leading to the Doctor of Medicine degree (M.D.), and is taught on a trimester (four months) schedule.
The curriculum of the University's Doctor of Medicine degree program encompasses a comprehensive course of Basic Sciences, Pre-clinical, bridging curriculum and Clinical Sciences that is five (5) academic years. The trimester period commences in January, May, and September of each year. A student may elect to enter in any one of the three (3) trimesters.
To provide the best possible medical education to the students, the curriculum is under continuous review by the Deans of Basic and Clinical Sciences in conjunction with the faculty, consultants, and Board of Trustees.
The five trimesters of the Basic Science program is an integrated presentation of the following:
The Clinical Science program consist of five (5) trimesters and is committed to broad exposure in the major clinical disciplines of Internal Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Psychiatry.
The Bridging Curriculum consists of series of problem solving exercises and clinical case studies, some in small groups settings, intertwined with the Basic Sciences and Introduction to clinical sciences. Students will apply acquired basic science knowledge to pre- clinical science topics using critical decision making techniques. They will also engage in a sequential process involving:
The challenges of increased demands in the clinical curriculum and the emphasis on the integration of basic and clinical data in modern medical education necessitate the addition of a fifth trimester to the existing on-island curriculum. The inclusion of a fifth trimester with an organ-system review and expansion of the basic-clinical sciences interrelationships will better prepare our students for their clinical experiences and U.S.M.L.E. examinations.
Organ system review of the basic sciences in the fifth trimester will prepare students to meet the challenges facing modern medical education.
All students are required to demonstrate competency in the basic medical sciences before being permitted to begin clinical rotations. Competency is assessed from the University administered and required Comprehensive Exit Examination at the end of Basic Sciences program and passing the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1.
No student will be eligible for graduation until all academic requirements and financial obligations to the University have been fulfilled.
The Community Health & Research Center of Spartan (CHARCOS) is a not-for-profit community health research unit. CHARCOS was established in 2011 at Spartan Health Sciences University, School of Medicine, St. Lucia campus. The CHARCOS office was inaugurated on Thursday 14 June 2012 by Dr. William Ayers, President, Spartan Health Sciences University, School of Medicine.
Initially, investigators and researchers at the CHARCOS were faculty members & students of Spartan Health Sciences University. Currently, investigators and researchers from other institutions have also shown interest to collaborate / contribute to the work of CHARCOS.
This unit embraces the Primary Health Care Policy of the Ministry of Health, St. Lucia - thus; focusing on basic chronic health diseases/challenges directly affecting the population.
The Community Health & Research Center of Spartan (CHARCOS) seeks to enhance health, wellbeing and equitable outcomes in St. Lucia by contributing to improving the quality of primary health care, health promotion and population health initiatives through research, evaluation and building the capacity of the workforce.
In evaluating individual applicant's credentials, the Admissions Committee looks for the applicant's capacity to do academic work for absorption of material, a pre-requisite for a sound foundation in the basic medical sciences. Evaluation is also based on Grade Point Average (GPA) from individual colleges and universities and letters of recommendation.
However, academic background is not the only criterion for selection; individual character and motivation to become a physician serve as essential determinants in the admission process.
|Registration for Spring Trimester||Monday, January 7, 2013|
|Commencement of Instruction for Spring Trimester||Monday, January 7, 2013|
|Application Deadline for Summer Trimeste||Friday, March 15, 2013|
|End of Spring Trimester||Friday, April 26, 2013|
|Registration for Summer Trimester||Monday, May 6, 2013|
|Commencement of Instruction for Summer Trimester||Monday, May 6, 2013|
|Application Deadline for Fall Trimester||Friday, July 12, 2013|
|End of Summer Trimester||Friday, August 23, 2013|
|Registration for Fall Trimester||Monday, September 2, 2013|
|Commencement of Instruction for Fall Trimester||Monday, September 2, 2013|
|Application Deadline for Spring Trimester||Friday, November 8, 2013|
|End of Fall Trimester||Friday, December 20, 2013|
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