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All Saints University School of Medicine Dominica

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All Saints University School of Medicine Dominica

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All Saints University School of Medicine Dominica - ASUSM Dominica

All Saints University is committed to providing high quality education leading to a Doctor of Medicine (MD) Degree at very affordable fees. 

The University strives to produce broadly and thoroughly educated graduates who realize that the medical profession is not simply a trade to be learned but that it denotes a sense of social responsibility. 

All Saints University seeks applicants with demonstrated strong drive and desire to succeed and who are able to focus on the compassionate and the humanitarian aspects of the medical profession. 

Our University encourages its students to actively engage themselves in the community and to respond to the needs of those they serve.

Basic Medical Sciences

During the first two years, students will learn all the basic medical sciences following our university curriculum, which is similar to what obtains at US medical schools. By so doing, our students are thoroughly prepared for USMLE and similar licensing examinations.

Clinical Sciences

During the clinical clerkship years, students are required to complete a minimum of 72 weeks of core and elective clinical clerkships at our affiliated teaching hospitals throughout the United States and other countries.

Residency | Alumni

Graduates from All Saints University are in well known and competitive residency programs throughout the United States, Canada and other countries.

Getting Started

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WELCOME TO ALL SAINTS UNIVERSITY

Starting a career in medicine depends on solid foundation of information and knowledge acquired during your time in medical school. With very few people in the world carrying the MD title, the medical profession is indeed a small group of highly respected and highly qualified humanitarians.

History

All Saints University was founded by a group of dedicated medical and business professionals, all of whom had over 20 years of experience in medical education. The University opened its doors to 28 new students in April 2006 to provide students a better approach to educating the next generation of physicians at affordable fees. With its current population of about 700 medical students and over 100 graduates at various stages of their postgraduate or residency training, the university has been able to establish itself as a medical school to reckon with. Today the university boasts of 2 campuses in Dominica and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. With hundreds of students on the campuses and several hundreds more in clinical clerkships throughout the United States, Canada and around the world, All Saints University is the medical school to go and will surely provide you with the tools and company you need to succeed in your medical career.

Accreditation

Dominica:All Saints University School of Medicine Dominica is chartered and recognized by the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica. The University is authorized by the Government of Dominica to confer Doctor of Medicine (MD) Degree upon its students who successfully complete all the graduation requirements of the University. Graduates of All Saints University are eligible to practise medicine in Dominica.

United States:All Saints University School of Medicine, Dominica (ASUSM, Dominica) is listed in the International Medical Education Directory (IMED) and recognized by ECFMG / FAIMER. Graduates are eligible to sit for United States Medical Licensing Examinations (USMLEs). ECFMG Certification is required of all international medical graduates to be able to start medical residency training in the United States. The recognition of All Saints University by the ECFMG allows graduates of the University to be eligible for ECFMG Certification and participation in U.S. medical residency training programs. For further information regarding practice licence in the United States, the individual state licensing board may be contacted.

Canada: All Saints University School of Medicine, Dominica is recognized by the Medical Council of Canada (MCC). Consequently, graduates of the University are eligible to sit for Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE)  and Medical Council of Canada (MCC) Qualifying Examinations (MCCQE, Parts I and II ). These constitute a prerequisite for eligibility to apply for residency training and practice licence in Canada.

United Nations Member Countries:All Saints University School of Medicine, Dominica, is recognized by the World Health Organization. The University is listed in the AVICENNA/ WHO directory of medical schools. This recognition affords graduates of All Saints University, Dominica to be eligible to apply for practice licence in UN -member states.

ACADEMICS

All Saints University maintains an academic standard equivalent to those of medical schools in the United States. The curriculum is updated periodically to be at par with the latest information circulating with medical schools in the United States. All Saints University also designs its teaching methods, curriculum and textbooks at the same level of quality found in US medical schools.

The exam schedule is rigorous and is designed to ensure that students remain focused on their academics during their entire stay at the university.

The program is geared to provide maximum preparation and guidance in order to facilitate the passing of licensing exams with ease.

All Saints University's comprehensive medical education hones each individual's strengths and abilities and promotes the quality and success of its students.

Students are expected to abide by the School Honor Code, and the Rules and Regulations as set forth in the Student Handbook.

PROGRAMS

There are three programs for students to follow at the university: 

4 -YEAR MD PROGRAM

The 4-Year MD program can be completed in 3 years and 4 months. Admission into the 4-year program requires a Bachelor Degree or completion of at least two years of post secondary education, which must include successful completion of premedical admission requirements such as: 

  • Biology - 90 semester hours
  • Chemistry - 90 semester hours
  • Physics - 90 semester hours

and one year of Mathematics or Calculus, English and Humanities or Liberal Arts.

The 4-year MD degree program comprises 5 semesters of instruction in Basic Medical Sciences in Dominica followed by 72 weeks of clinical clerkships.

THE 5-YEAR MD PROGRAM

The five year MD program is designed for high school graduates intending to obtain a MD Degree. This program includes 4 semesters of premedical courses, including those listed above. Upon successful completion of 4 semesters of premedical courses, students are automatically allowed to complete the Basic Medical Science (preclinical) portion of the degree program with their counterparts in the 4-Year MD degree program.  

B.Sc. (MEDICAL SCIENCES) PROGRAM

All Saints University School of Medicine conducts Bachelor of Medical Science Degree programs with three specialty categories. Students are given the option to choose one of the following specialties. 

  1. Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
  2. Pharmaceutical Technology
  3. Laboratory Medicine 

ELIGIBLITY FOR B.Sc. (MEDICAL SCIENCES) PROGRAM

  • Completion of High School (Grade 12)
  • Enrollment in the 5 Year MD Degree program
  • Successful completion of the Premedical program of All Saints University
  • Successful completion of the Basic Medical Science Program
  • Satisfactory completion of Introduction to Laboratory Medicine and Research

TRANSFER STUDENTS

Students from recognized medical schools may be admitted as transfer students upon evaluation of their credentials. The admissions committee of All Saints University School of Medicine will review all candidates' applications and supporting documents on a case-by-case basis.

NON-DISCRIMINATORY POLICY

All Saints University School of Medicine grants admission to qualified applicants or students regardless of color, age, race, nationality, religion, gender, sexuality, disability or marital status.

SCHOLARSHIPS, FINANCIAL AID AND FEES

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID

a. Tuition fee scholarships of up to 50% of total cost of tuition for eligible applicants.

b. Food, lodging and transportation support of up to US$1500 per semester for the entire degree program including clinical clerkships for qualified and indigent applicants.

c. Up to 5 merit clinical tuition scholarships per semester for All Saints students with outstanding performance in the finals of all Basic Medical Science Examinations.

d. Automatic 50% tuition fee scholarships for qualified citizens of Dominica.

e. Credit-based loans and student line of credits from various financial institutions and banks in the United States and Canada.

Applicants for scholarships or financial aid must submit their applications with all supporting documents to the scholarship committee at the time of commencement of their MD degree program at All Saints University, Dominica.

TUITION FEES

All students pay an application fee of US$100 and an enrolment/administrative fee of US$1000 at the beginning of a course of study at All Saints University
Late Payment: Fees are due two months prior to commencement of the semester. If fees are not paid on time, deregistration may occur. A $250 penalty will be applied upon reinstatement. Returning students are required to pay tuition fees one month prior to the beginning of the semester or else a $250 late payment fee will be charged.
Any student who is absent for two terms or semesters without providing a valid written request and without obtaining prior approval from the university authorities may be subject to sanction or dismissal from the university; this would appear in the transcript of academic record of such a student.

STUDENT GOVERNMENT FEE

Every student is a member of the central student government. Student government fee of US$ 150 student government fee is to be paid annually at the beginning of the academic year or semester at US$50 per semester.

GENERAL COST OF LIVING - FOOD AND LODGING

Food and lodging can range from $450 to $1000 per month depending on individual habits and preferences. Housing expenses usually vary between US$200 and US$450 per month depending on the type of apartment and whether it is single or double occupancy. Food expenses also vary depending on individual taste and habit.


4-YEAR MD PROGRAM

The breakdown of fees for the 4-Year MD Degree program is outlined below. Please note that all fees are in US Dollars. All students pay an application fee of US$100 and an enrolment/administrative fee of US$1000 at the beginning of a course of study at All Saints University. Students are also required to pay US$100 per semester health insurance fee.

ALL STUDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR BOOKS, TRANSPORTATION AND LIVING EXPENSES.

Caution Deposit
All students are required to pay US $150.00 as caution deposit for the histo/path lab. This amount will be refunded upon completion of the course if no damages to slides and microscopes are incurred.

Student Insurance
The government requires that students obtain proper health insurance before they arrive on the island. There will be no exceptions to this requirement. International Student Insurance provides various links that may assist you in your search for the right insurance plan.

Indemnity/Malpractice Insurance during Clinical Rotations
All students are required to obtain malpractice insurance prior to commencement of their clinical rotations. All Saints will assist students with information concerning insurance companies which provide this service.
Please note that the cost of malpractice insurance is not included in the tuition fees The cost usually is approximately US$ 1500 per year.

Tuition Refund Policy
A request for withdrawal must be submitted in writing, authorized by the Dean of Academics to the Director of Administration. The amount of refund for students who withdraw from the school in any term is:

80% refund if enrolled for two weeks or less
60% refund if enrolled for three weeks or less
40% refund if enrolled for four weeks or less and no refund thereafter.
The date of withdrawal is counted from the date of receipt of the withdrawal letter.

Any student who is absent for two terms without providing written request and without obtaining prior approval from the university authorities may be subject to sanction or dismissal from the university; this would appear in the transcript of academic record of such a student.

 

5-YEAR MD PROGRAM

The breakdown of fees for the 5- Year MD Degree program is outlined below. Please note that all fees are in US Dollars. All students pay an application fee of US$100 and an enrolment/administrative fee of US$1000 at the beginning of a course of study at All Saints University. Students are also required to pay US$100 per semester health insurance fee

ALL STUDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR BOOKS, TRANSPORTATION, AND LIVING EXPENSES.

Caution Deposit
All students are required to pay US $150.00 as caution deposit for the histo/path lab. This amount will be refunded upon completion of the course if no damages to slides and microscopes are incurred.

Student Insurance
The government requires that students obtain proper health insurance before they arrive on the island. There will be no exceptions to this requirement. International Student Insurance provides various links that may assist you in your search for the right insurance plan.

Indemnity/Malpractice Insurance during Clinical Rotations
All students are responsible for obtaining malpractice insurance prior to commencement of their clinical rotations. All Saints will assist students with information concerning insurance companies which provide this service.

Please note that the cost of malpractice insurance is not included in the tuition fees The cost usually is approximately US$ 1500 per year.

Tuition Refund Policy
A request for withdrawal must be submitted in writing, authorized by the Dean of Academics to the Director of Administration. The amount of refund for students who withdraw from the school in any term is:

80% refund if enrolled for two weeks or less
60% refund if enrolled for three weeks or less
40% refund if enrolled for four weeks or less and no refund thereafter.
The date of withdrawal is counted from the date of receipt of the withdrawal letter.

Any student who is absent for two terms or semesters without providing a valid written request and without obtaining prior approval from the university administration may face academic sanction or dismissal at the university's discretion; this would appear in the transcript of academic record of such a student.

Further Information

For detailed information, please contact us.

Create Date: 06-03-2007
Last Modification: 03-23-2012
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