Alexander American University
|Type||School Of Medicine|
137 Sheriff Street,Campbellville, Georgetown
|Website||Alexander American University|
Alexander American University is an international medical university in Georgetown, Guyana. In 2016 the university received accreditation from the National Accreditation Council of Guyana, IMED International Medical Education Directory, WHO World Health Organization.
The university is approved and recognised by the following organisations:
- Medical Council of India (MCI)
- National Accreditation Council of Guyana
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- Ministry of Health, Guyana
Located in the heart of the vibrant capital of Georgetown, students will experience the unique culture of Guyana first hand. There are no limits to the numerous adventures students can receive while they pursue their medical careers on the island.
Situated on a 2,000 square meters, the campus features:
An auditorium that seats 400
A library, with a range of digital journals, reference books and printed texts
On-site restaurant and bank
The university offers beautiful, fully furnished one bedroom and two bedroom, apartment style rooms. The rooms feature an en-suite bathroom, fully equipped kitchen and living area, air conditioning, internet and cable TV access. Housing assignments are on a first-come, first served basis.
AAU’s Department of Housing provides a database, where students can search for off-campus accommodations that are approved by the university. Students can also search for potential roommates through the Roommate Finder feature.
The university provides 24/7 security surveillance of all campus facilities.
The medical degree program at Alexander American University, School of Medicine is for 5 years and includes 1 year of Pre-Medical Science, 2 years of Pre-Clinical Science followed by 2 years of Clinical Science.
Pre-Med Science ProgramEdit
The program is intended to assist students who lack the necessary credit hours required for the MD Program. It provides the crucial fundamentals for the rigorous MD program. It consists of classes in Biology, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics, English and Calculus. Students enroll in the their first year and the duration is for 1 year.
Pre- Clinical Science ProgramEdit
During the 2 years students learn the principles of disease, therapy, ethical and legal issues. The classes implements real-life problems that a doctor may encounter in the field. Students must identify, solve and prevent future cases. The core subjects are Anatomy, Biochemistry, Pathology, Microbiology, Pharmacology and Behavioral Science.
Students are also introduced to USMLE Step 1 course.
Clinical Science ProgramEdit
The final 2 years of the program prepares students for their entry into the medical world. Students learn to analyse data, diagnose, conduct physicals, process blood work, etc. By the end of Clinical Science Program, students are able to determine their specialities. Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be awarded the degree of Doctor of Medicine.
During the final 2 years, students complete their MD at any affiliated hospitals in the U.S, Canada and India. Admittance into the program is based on the student’s performance. The 72-80 weeks of Clinical Rotations are divided into 48 weeks of core rotations and 24-32 weeks of elective rotations.