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Texila American University College of Medicine

5.5 Years Program

The 5.5 years Intensive program is created for students from High school & those from NON -Pre Medical back ground. The first 16 months of the program emphasis on Pre Medical Education which focuses on preparing the students for the rigorous medical education. High school graduates are prepared to enter residency [Post Graduate training] before the age of 23.

The 5.5 years Doctor of Medicine program is Divided into 3 Parts.

1) The Pre Medical Part: Duration 16 Months
2) The Pre Clinical { basic Science } part: 20 Months
3) The Clinical part: 80 Weeks

Pre-Medical Program

The Pre-Medical program is taught at TAU campus in Georgetown Guyana. The students entering TAU's Pre-Medical program directly from secondary school will require to complete a minimum of 5.5 years at TAU to attain their MD degree. Students will generally attend three consecutive semesters per year. The year-round format reduces the length of time required when compared to other programs. Students may choose to take a term off between the programs and again in preparation for the Step 1 board exam, with faculty approval.

Pre-Clinical Program

The Pre-clinical is taught at TAU campus in Georgetown Guyana. The curriculum has been organized and designed to support the mission of training physicians to meet the health care needs of all sections of societies including the rural and other underserved areas, by insuring a superior medical education, by developing independent, life-long learning skills and by continual practice in the application of medical knowledge to patient problems.

The curriculum in the first two years is designed to facilitate the students' acquisition of fundamental knowledge and skills as well as to develop attitudes appropriate to the practice of community responsive medicine.

The Pre-Clinical program encompasses the first five semesters of the Medicine program.. Teaching occurs in the form of lectures, lab courses, and seminars. The core subjects are those comprising the classical disciplines of preclinical medicine (physiology, biochemistry, and anatomy).

Salient Feature of Pre-Clinical Program:

During the Pre Clinical Phase the Student will be Put the Community Medicine-Based Experience (CM-BE) component of Patient Centred Care (PCC) in Year 1 & Year 2. Pre Clinical Semester 5 has a Credit based Community Medicine Programs. This longitudinal experience allows junior medical students to spend a number of half-days with a community Family Physicians in the Country. It provides an opportunity to consolidate the patient interaction skills learned in the classroom with real-life clinical experiences, as well as introducing students to a family physician role-model. This will also be supported by Free & Sponsored medical camps that shall benefit the community and enhance the learning of the students.

Clinical program : 80 weeks

Students must have successfully completed all pre-clinical courses prior to beginning clerkships. The required clerkship curriculum consists of a total of 80 weeks of Clinical rotations { 5 semesters} For more information about the clerkship curriculum, and other requirements during the clinical years, please refer to information at the links below.

Clinical Rotations will be done in Our Affiliated Hospital in Guyana- The Georgetown Hospital.
Those students who choose the US track can do their clinical in USA that is Organized in various parts USA. Those who want to do Rotations in Asia can do so in Philippines.
Apart from this students can choose to do 6 to 12 weeks of Elective training in European Destinations, India, Pakistan, China etc.

4 Years Program

The 4 years Doctor of Medicine curriculum is designed to work closely together with highly competent students and develop their intellectual and technical knowledge in medicine. Beyond knowledge and skill in medicine, the curriculum also coaches the students how to read the medical literature, how to conduct medical research and publish or market their expertise. It teaches the students the importance of self-motivated learning as a lifelong exercise.

These first 2 years of curriculum focuses on courses in Basic Sciences and their application to clinical medicine. Semesters begin in January, May and September, and students can begin their studies in any semester. In addition to didactic lectures, lab work and problem based learning; students make community and hospital visits, practice history taking and physical examinations with patients in our affiliated clinics.

Clinical Sciences program will take place in years 3 and 4. In these years students will get training in the care and study of patients in Hospitals. The training comprises 80 weeks of clinical rotation in both core and elective subjects.

Students who Choose the US track will do their clinical training in USA.

Student who choose to do the clinical training in Guyana will do so in our affiliated teaching hospital that has been teaching & Training doctors since the last 25 years Or can  choose to the clinical training in Philippines.

Electives can be done in Europe and other Asian Destinations like India, Pakistan, China , Thailand etc, which shall not be more than 6-12 weeks of rotations - but in approved teaching hospitals.

NOTE: The Undergraduate Medical Degree program leading to M.D. (Doctor of Medicine) degree is designed according to the American medical curriculum. It is equivalent to the traditional M.B.B.S medical degree program.

The 4 year Doctor of Medicine program is Divided into 2 Parts.

1) The Pre-Clinical {Basic Science} Part: 20 Months
2) The Clinical Part: 80 Weeks

Pre-Clinical Program

The Pre-clinical is taught at TAU campus in Georgetown Guyana. The curriculum has been organized and designed to support the mission of training physicians to meet the health care needs of all sections of societies including the rural and other underserved areas, by insuring a superior medical education, by developing independent, life-long learning skills and by continual practice in the application of medical knowledge to patient problems.

The curriculum in the first two years is designed to facilitate the students' acquisition of fundamental knowledge and skills as well as to develop attitudes appropriate to the practice of community responsive medicine.

The Pre-Clinical program encompasses the first five semesters of the Medicine program.. Teaching occurs in the form of lectures, lab courses, and seminars. The core subjects are those comprising the classical disciplines of preclinical medicine (physiology, biochemistry, and anatomy).

Salient Feature of Pre-Clinical Program:

During the Pre Clinical Phase the Student will be Put the Community Medicine-Based Experience (CM-BE) component of Patient Centred Care (PCC) in Year 1 & Year 2. Pre Clinical Semester 5 has a Credit based Community Medicine Programs. This longitudinal experience allows junior medical students to spend a number of half-days with a community Family Physicians in the Country. It provides an opportunity to consolidate the patient interaction skills learned in the classroom with real-life clinical experiences, as well as introducing students to a family physician role-model. This will also be supported by Free & Sponsored medical camps that shall benefit the community and enhance the learning of the students.

Clinical program : 80 weeks

Students must have successfully completed all pre-clinical courses prior to beginning clerkships. The required clerkship curriculum consists of a total of 80 weeks of Clinical rotations { 5 semesters} For more information about the clerkship curriculum, and other requirements during the clinical years, please refer to information at the links below.

Clinical Rotations will be done in Our Affiliated Hospital in Guyana- The Georgetown Hospital.
Those students who choose the US track can do their clinical in USA that is Organized in various parts USA. Those who want to do Rotations in Asia can do so in Philippines.
Apart from this students can choose to do 6 to 12 weeks of Elective training in European Destinations, India, Pakistan, China etc.

BS-MD Dual Degree

The students who Complete the 16 month of Pre Medical program and the 20 Months of the Pre Clinical program in TAU shall be awarded the Bachelors in Basic Medical Sciences Degree. And after the completion of the Clinical program the students will be awarded the Doctor of Medicine program

In short, at the end of 5.5 years the student will get two separate Degrees The Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Medicine effectively termed as BS MD program.

Accreditation

Texila American University (TAU) is listed in the World Health Organisation - The AVICENNA Directories, which is a publicly accessible database of schools, colleges, and universities for education of academic professions in health.

Information received from the Texila American University (TAU) website.



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