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Destiny University School of Medicine

About  Destiny University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Destiny University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Saint Lucia --- (DESTINY),
was established in 2001 as The College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Saint Lucia, with the goal of combining traditional education and modern technology to train physicians worldwide.

The College campus is located in Saint Lucia, West Indies where qualified students may enroll in the following preclinical tracks:

The campus-based Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) Program is a traditional full-time on-campus program,followed by clinical training on site at hospitals in the United States, United Kingdom and elswhere.

The Independent Study Program M.D. program, designed primarily for healthcare professionals, requires 30% of pre-clinical training on campus. Clinical training is done in teaching hospitals in the United States, the United Kingdom and elsewhere.

Students may also choose the Clinical Anatomy Masters Program (M.S.) to test their academic potential while accruing credits that may transfer to the M.D. Program, or to expand their foundation & understanding in clinically related Anatomical Sciences.

Programs

Pre-clinical training is completed in 20 months, consisting of 5 terms of 16 weeks in length. The full time on-campus students and the Independent Study students do the same coursework at the same time. The on-campus time for Independent Study students is scheduled to take advantage of integration of coursework, and clinical correlations

Clinical medicine is continuously woven into the curriculum. From the first week of the first term, the students will be expected to take advantage of clinical contact for up to 4 hours each week. Full time on-campus students will use clinical facilities in Saint Lucia. Distance (Independent Study) students will be required to arrange for such experiences during their off-campus studies, and will use the Saint Lucia facilities when on-campus.

Accreditation

Destiny University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Saint Lucia, is provisionally accredited by the Government of Saint Lucia, to award the Doctorate of Medicine (M. D.) Degree and the Masters Degree in Clinical Anatomy.

World Health Organization
Destiny University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Saint Lucia, Is listed with the World Health Organization's Directory of Medical Schools.

On the On 17 December, 2009, the Govt. of St. Lucia notified the The World Health Organization's Directory of Medical Schools in the Avicenna Directories .

Licensure

Destiny University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Saint Lucia, is licensed by the Government of Saint Lucia to award a Doctorate of Medicine (M.D.), as well as a Masters Degree in Clinical Anatomy.

Graduates planning to practice in the United States are advised to contact the U.S. General Accounting Office at (202) 275.6241 to access pertinent information. Two such documents include HRD-85-112 ("Federal, State and Private Activities Pertaining to U.S. Graduates of Foreign Medical Schools"), and HRD-81-32 ("Policies on U.S. Citizens Studying Medicine Abroad Need Review and Reappraisal").

Standardized Examinations in the United States
Graduates of Destiny, are eligible to take all examinations administered by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), including Parts 1 and 2 of the USMLE, the Clinical Skills Assessment exam, and the English proficiency test.

Residency Training in the United States
Graduates of International Medical Schools may do Residency training in the United States, provided they have graduated from a school which is certified by ECFMG, and have successfully completed all USMLE exams.
Destiny graduates may participate in ERAS and the National Residency Matching Program. Proof of ECFMG certification is required for both. If you wish to become eligible for the match, contact the National Resident Matching Program and ERAS before October of the year prior to your projected residency.

Information received from the Destiny University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.



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