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    aimu observer is offline Member 510 points
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    Aaims does not have clinicals anywhere

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    AFTER EIGHT SEMESTERS AAIMS CANNOT OFFER JAMAICAN STUDENTS CLINICALS ANYWHERE IN JAMAICA EVEN THOUGH IT PROMISED ITS LOCAL STUDENTS THAT THERE WOULD BE CLINICALS

    AAIMS STUDENTS HAVE BEEN ABLE TO PASS NBME EXAMS OR THE USMLE EXAMS

    AAIMS HAS MADE AND BROKEN THIER PROMISES TO THE FIRST SET OF THIER GUINEA PIG STUDENTS

    FURTHER INFORMATION REGARDING THE SIXTH SEMESTER
    AND
    PREPRATIONS FOR USMLE STEP 1 EXAMINATION


    1. For USA & Canadian Students
    It is mandatory that all USA, Canadian, Caribbean and Jamaican students holding a USA passport or US or Canadian Citizenship register for and pass the USMLE examinations.

    Other Students
    Although it is preferred that all students take the USMLE examinations, it is an optional choice for non- USA and non-Canadian students.

    a. These students who wish to appear for the USMLE will be required to register for the examination and then will receive 6th Semester training similar to that for USA & Canadian students.
    b. Students who prefer not to appear for USMLE examinations are required to sign a Waiver to indicate their voluntary decision. These students will get the "Introduction to Clinical Medicine" exposure in the 6th Semester, under the aegis of local doctors.

    2. All 6th semester students, USMLE and non-USMLE track have to appear for and pass an AAIMS Comprehensive End of Semester examination:
    a. For Students who are in the USMLE track this will be an examination that is similar to USMLE
    Step 1.
    b. For Students who are not in USMLE track this will be a Comprehensive Examination (200 all-
    embracing MCQ's, covering Basic Sciences and a Practical OSCE Exam- 4 stations. This will
    include assessment of Communication skills and Introduction to Clinical Medicine skills).

    3. Tuition Fees will remain the same as listed for other Basic Sciences semester fees.

    4. If any student fails the End of Semester exam, the same examination rules relating to re-sits and repeats, as obtained in the previous semesters, will apply and such students will not start Clinical Rotations.

    5. USMLE-track students will have to pass Step 1 to be eligible to start Clinical Rotations thereafter; they will get 2 attempts to pass the exam and 8 months (including VIth Semester) to submit their pass score. Any deviation from this rule will result in de-registration.

    6. Students who opted for the Non-USMLE track will be eligible to start Clinical Rotations in the Caribbean after successfully passing their examinations. They will, however, be de-registered if they fail the Comprehensive MCQ Exam and/or the OSCE after 2 attempts.

    7. For USMLE track students:

    a. AAIMS is providing Online Access to “KAPLAN CLASSROOM ANYWHERE”-This is an
    excellent interactive review program offered by Kaplan.

    b. Live Lecturers teach online by video and students can ask questions. They also get access to
    Kaplan 2000 Questions Q Bank. These provisions are for a period of 6 months. The current
    Program ends Dec 4th. and it is expected that they will yield good results.
    8. For Non-USMLE track students:

    Provisions for the 6th Semester will include attendance at Private Doctors’ Clinics; these are being arranged initially in Mandeville, Manchester, Jamaica.

    9. It is planned that MD 2, 3 and 4 will be offered these or similar arrangements for the Sixth Semester.

    10. For those asking about CAMC Exams-
    Please note that this examination can be taken only AFTER obtaining the MD degree. This requires
    passing a Multiple Choice Examination, then pursuing a one-year internship at a recognized hospital,
    then sitting and passing a day-long OSCE Examination.

    11. For those asking about ECFMG please note the following
    The purpose of ECFMG Certification is to assess whether International Medical Graduates (IMG) are ready to enter U.S. residency and fellowship programs that are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). ECFMG Certification is a requirement for IMGs to enter such programs, to take the final Step of the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE), and to obtain an unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States.

    ECFMG Certification Requirements

    • Complete Application for ECFMG Certification
    • Satisfy medical science and clinical skills examination requirements (currently USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 2 CS).
    • Verification of the required medical education credentials including the final medical diploma and final medical school transcript.




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    I Like the study period

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    denie is offline Newbie 510 points
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    how is aaims now. I am thinking of applying since I live in Jamaica. However some people say aaims rips off students. Is that true?

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    denie, if you are a Jamaican you ought to try to get into UWI. IT IS A WELL RUN ESTABLISHED MEDICAL SCHOOL.

    AAIMS is a typical offshore school run by Indians with a few local figure heads who can not make any serious decisions.From its inception, very few, if any in the admin even went to medical school. They are there merely to add to their pensions. this school will continue to exist, like others of its kind, however, because of all those wannabee doctors out there.

    If you would read all the info on the thread UW1 or AAIMS, you will see an accurate and comprehensive account concerning the real truth about AAIMS.

    THERE IS NO OTHER "MED" SCHOOL IN THE WORLD THAT IS RUN WITH ONLY PART TIME TEACHERS.
    THERE IS NO OTHER "MED" SCHOOL IN THE WORLD THAT IS RUN BY A SET OF WOMEN WHO HAVE NEVER GONE TO MED SCHOOL.

    WHY DO YOU THINK THAT USMLE EXAM RESULTS ARE POOR?
    WHY DO YOU THINK THAT SO MANY STUDENTS AND STAFF MEMBERS HAVE LEFT?

    IF YOU CANT GET INTO UWI YOU WOULD BE BETTER OFF AT UNIVERSITY OF GUYANA, WHERE YOU WILL FIND A NUMBER OF STUDENTS WHO HAVE DEFECTED FROM AAIMS.

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    ON 02-17-2014, 05:29 PM#1
    A PAST AAIMS STUDENT POSTED THUS
    I graduated from AAIMS, last year and studied on my own for this dreaded exam that we all fear. Anyways long story short, I studied and developed a system to prepare for step 1 plus
    THIS PAST AAIMS STUDENT ALSO POSITED
    i took my steps right away no wasting time there is a lot of ** that this school doesnt tell you, i had to find out the hard way believe me!


    1 NOTE WELL THAT THE STUDENT POINTS OUT THAT HE/SHE HAD TO STUDY ON HIS OWN……….OBVIOUSLY AAIMS DID NOT PREPARE HIM/HER

    2 NOTE WELL THAT THE STUDENT POINTS OUT THAT HE/SHE HAD TO DEVELOP A SYSTEM TO PREPARE FOR THE EXAM………..BECAUSE NONE OF THE PART TIME TEACHERS AT AAIMS HAD TAKEN THE EXAM OR KNEW HOW TO PREPARE THE STUDENTS FOR THE EXAM.
    3 SEEMS THAT EVEN THE POOL BOY WHO WAS EMPLOYED TO SET UP THE SCHEDULE FOR THE FIGURE HEAD DEAN COULD NOT HELP PREPARE THE STUDENT. HOW SAD.
    4 NOTE WELL THAT THE STUDENT POINTS OUT THAT HE/SHE HAD TO FIND OUT EVERYTHING THEHARD WAY BECAUSE THERE WAS LOTS THAT THE SCHOOL DID TELL THEM

    NOW TELL ME WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO GO TO THIS SCHOOL?
    IF YOU ARE AN OVERSEAS STUDENT………THERE ARE FAR BETTER OFFSHORE SCHOOLS IN THE CARRIBBEAN
    IF YOU ARE A JAMAICAN UWI IS A FAR BETTER SCHOOL

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    denie is offline Newbie 510 points
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    [QUOTE=aimu observer;1499139]denie, if you are a Jamaican you ought to try to get into UWI. IT IS A WELL RUN ESTABLISHED MEDICAL SCHOOL.

    AAIMS is a typical offshore school run by Indians with a few local figure heads who can not make any serious decisions.From its inception, very few, if any in the admin even went to medical school. They are there merely to add to their pensions. this school will continue to exist, like others of its kind, however, because of all those wannabee doctors out there.


    Yes it is true because one of my classmate's brother had transfer from aaims to University of Guyana last year.

    Right now I am between SGU and UWI. I am more than eligible for acceptance to both but I am still not sure which to choose

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    Aaims DOES have clinical rotations available; I know this because I currently one of the students currently participating in clinical rotations. I know personally that Aaims currently has rotations in both Jamaica (at Maypen Hospital) and in the US (there are students rotating at hospitals in the District of Columbia and Atlanta, Georgia).

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    arya stark
    You know that clinicals at AAIMS is a relatively new thing
    if there was not the pressure here on valuemd and the pressure froM CAAM THERE WOULD STILL BE NO CLINICALS AT AAIMS

    YOU SAY THAT YOU ARE IN CLINICALS BUT YOU DIDNT TELL THE FOLK HERE THAT YOU HAD TO WAIT A WHOLE YEAR BETWEEN FINISHING BASIC SCIENCES AND THE ONSET OF YOUR CLINICALS IN MAY PEN

    YOU DIDNT TELL THE FOLK HERE THAT YOU HAD TO GO TO USA TO TAKE THE USMLE EVEN THOUGH AAIMS HAD PROMISED IN OCTOBER 2012 THAT JAMAICAN STUDENTS WHO DESIRED TO STAY IN JAMAICA WOULD NOT HAVE TO DO THE USMLE EXAM

    STARKY MA BWOY IS DENIE WHO POSTED ABOVE TELLING LIES TOO?

    DIDNT FORMER AAIMS STUDENTS HAD TO RUN TO GUYANA AND HAD TO START OVER BECAUSE UNIVERSITY OF GUYANA WOULD NOT TAKE THE AAIMS CREDITS

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