Online Prep Course
All American Institute of Medical Sciences
AAIMS Campus is located in the town of Black River, the capital of the parish of St Elizabeth, Jamaica. Established close to the banks of the river after which it is named, the town is one of the oldest in the island. A bustling port in the 19th century, Black River was, at that time, one of Jamaica’s grandest and most modern towns. It was the first to receive electricity and to have motor cars and one of the first to have telephones. The campus is the site of historic Invercauld Great House, situated on 5 acres of immaculately landscaped grounds, overlooking the Caribbean Sea.
Today, the town is a quaint, serene place where Community tourism is highly promoted. As a result, the parish has a very hospitable culture for hosting visitors. Students and their regular guests will find the community ready to provide accommodation, cultural activities, socialization, shopping and entertainment.
Students will find a safe, secure and cost effective environment in which to study, while the south coast of the island provides an interesting variety of stimulating leisure activities.
All American Institute of Medical Sciences (AAIMS) has been certified by all major international medical school accrediting bodies and authorities. Students can rest assured that their qualifications will be accepted internationally.
AAIMS is accredited/ listed by following authorities:
The Ministry of Education, Jamaica
AAIMS received Charter to establish and operate school of medical sciences from the Government of Jamaica in May 2009. Graduates of AAIMS are eligible to apply for practice medicine in Jamaica upon successfully registering with the Medical Council of Jamaica.
The Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)
AAIMS has been granted initial provisional accreditation status by the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions, the accrediting body for M.D. degree programs in the Caribbean Community.
Accreditation standards require AAIMS to address five specific areas in the development phase: Institutional Setting, Educational program, students, faculty and resources. The accreditation process involves several steps, the last of which is completed in the fourth year of enrollment of the inaugural class. Full accreditation of the medical school at AAIMS is expected in 2014.
FAIMER/ International Medical Education Directory (IMED)
AAIMS is listed in International Medical Education Directory (IMED). Students and graduates of AAIMS are eligible to sit for USMLE, in fulfillment of the ECFMG Certification requirements for applying into the USA residency programs.
IMED is maintained by Foundation for the Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER) with information made available by Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), USA. ECFMG Certification is a requirement for international medical graduates seeking unrestricted license to practice medicine in the USA. To be certified by ECFMG, international medical graduates (IMGs) must, among other requirements, meet certain medical education credential requirements. All IMGs must have been awarded credit for at least four credit years (academic years for which credit has been given toward completion of the medical curriculum) by a medical school that is listed in the IMED.
World Health Organization (WHO)/AVICENNA Directories
AAIMS is listed in World Health Organization/AVICENNA Global Directories of Education Institutions for Health Professions. The AVICENNA Directories is a publicly accessible database of schools, colleges, and universities for education of academic professions in health. For medical educational institutions, this replaces the World Directory of Medical Schools published by WHO since 1953.
Medical Council of Canada (MCC)
AAIMS IMED listing is recognized by the Medical Council of Canada (MCC) for certification and eligibility for medical licensure in Canada. Graduates of AAIMS are eligible to sit for Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE) and Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examinations (MCCQE).
Tuition & Fees
Following is the Fee Schedule and Budget projected as of January 01, 2011 for all incoming students and is subject to change at any time:
Other Academic Expenses (US$)
Information received from the American Institute of Medical Sciences (AAIMS) website.
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