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Central America Health Sciences University

About The Central America Health Sciences University (CAHSU), Belize Medical College

The Central America Health Sciences University (CAHSU), Belize Medical College was founded in 1996. The University is located in Belize City, Belize. Previously known as British Honduras, Belize lies on the east coast of Central America in the heart of the Caribbean Basin. The country borders Mexico to the north, Guatemala to the west and south, and is flanked by the Caribbean Sea to the east. Belize offers beaches and a semi tropical climate. It is a small, politically stable Commonwealth country with English as its official language. The University's location in Belize City allows easy access to the United States, Central and South America and Mexico.

CAHSU is a medical school with a curriculum patterned after US medical programs. The University ensures its students receive a well-rounded education, allowing them to develop into skilled and responsible physicians well equipped to enter into the competitive job market upon graduation.

Curriculum

The Central America Health Sciences University, Belize Medical College Basic Science and Clinical Medicine curriculum provides a high quality medical education which encourages students to take active responsibility for their learning process and to prepare them for life-long, self-directed learning.

The Basic Science program is five terms in length and may be completed in twenty months. The Clinical Medicine program is composed of 88 weeks of clinical rotations at affiliated hospitals in the United States of America, Belize and Mexico. 

Basic Sciences Curriculum:
Offers an in-depth program of the basic medical sciences.  
Presents the range of problems encountered by doctors and the range of solutions that have been developed for their recognition, investigation, prevention and treatment.  
Covers the principles of disease, therapy, ethical and legal issues relevant to the practice of medicine.  
 
Clinical Sciences Curriculum:

The Clinical Medical Sciences curriculum: 
Presents the opportunity to record a history, perform a physical examination and interpret the findings.  
Teaches the students to act independently correlating the clinical relevance to the basic sciences.  
Gives access to areas of medical practice students may be interested in while pursuing their career.  

On successful completion of the whole curriculum and satisfactorily meeting all the other requirements, students will be conferred with a MD degree.

Recognition & Accreditation

The University is chartered by the Government of Belize and is approved by the Ministry of Education in Belize. The Central America Health Sciences University is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools, published by the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The University is recognized by the Educational Commission on Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) for students to sit for the USMLE and to facilitate admission into a residency program in the United States. It is also recognized by the General Medical Council (GMC) of the United Kingdom to allow students to sit on the Professional Linguistic Assessment Board (PLAB) and to facilitate admission into a residency program in the United Kingdom.

Information received by The Central America Health Sciences University (CAHSU), Belize Medical College website.

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