Bachelor of medical Sciences | BMSC

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Program Description

The 3-year program at AUIS provides students with a firm foundational knowledge of science and humanities required by professional schools while also offering opportunities to explore health fields.

A Bachelor of Medical Sciences degree provides a solid starting point for a career as a doctor, dentist, pharmacist, professor, researcher or biotech industry scientist. The coursework is offered over eight (8) semesters of study spanning almost 3 and a half years including full summer semesters. Years 1 and 2 offer pre-medical sciences coursework. Years 2 and 3 offer core and elective courses in basic medical sciences and clinical skills.

Years 1 and 2 of the degree program offer an accelerated pathway to Medical School through completion of all prerequisite coursework and the 90-credit hour US medical school application requirements within the first four semesters of study.

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Students are eligible to apply for AUIS’s MD program at the end of Semester 4 of Pre-Medical Sciences in Year 2. BMSc degree is awarded on successful completion of 142 course credit hours of study.

Additional Program Details:

Pre-Medical Sciences Program

First and early- second year: Students complete general education coursework and medical school admission prerequisite requirements that include: English, psychology, sociology, math, computer science, physics, medical terminology, anatomy & physiology, statistics, public health, evidence based research, biology, physical and organic chemistry.

Basic Medical Sciences Program

Second and third year: Students complete core basic medical sciences courses and learn clinical skills while participating in volunteer community health experience(s). Core Basic Sciences content includes: Gross and microscopic anatomy, molecular & cell biology, pathological basis of human disease, epidemiology, research, ethics and issues, and principles of clinical care.

Last updated Sep 2019

About the School

As a leading US Medical School in the Caribbean, AUIS School of Medicine attracts international students, matching them in medical residency programs in the US and Canada over our 20-year history. As ... Read More

As a leading US Medical School in the Caribbean, AUIS School of Medicine attracts international students, matching them in medical residency programs in the US and Canada over our 20-year history. As a medical school that does not require the MCAT, we view admissions and teaching through a holistic lens. Students with top grades and a solid interview mean more to us than standardized tests results- the desire to heal, and prevent disease as well as a disciplined approach to study are the cornerstones of success at AUIS. Read less
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