The main campus located in the spectacular serene atmosphere which gives added advantage for the students to excel in their studies. The 25000 sqft technologically rich modern facility with the learning support system makes the campus attractive and the student staff ratio is another very important attribute which gives the best possible results.
Classroom set up is essential to support teaching and learning. The physical environment of the classroom can improve the learning experience. Structuring the learning environment to create a nurturing atmosphere is essential for both faculty members and students. AIMU classrooms can be easily rearranged to provide small group learning spaces.
As per the extracurricular activities, the basic science and the clinical locations offer students many options for tourism, community outreach, sports activities, social events and other activities. You will find many ways to form lasting bonds and enjoy life beyond the classroom.
About St. Lucia
Saint Lucia is a North American country under the British Commonwealth. It is located centrally in the OECS region and is a prominent member of Organization of American states (http://www.oas.org ). All major airlines like American Airlines, US Airways, Air Canada, Delta Air Lines, American Eagle, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, LIAT and Caribbean Star flies to Saint Lucia. It has two airports – Hewanorra International Airport at Vieux Fort and George F. L. Charles Airport near Castries. Saint Lucia is a destination travelers dream about as it is a small lush tropical gem that is still relatively unknown. One of the Windward Islands of the Lesser Antilles, it is located midway down the Eastern Caribbean chain, between Martinique and St. Vincent, and north of Barbados. The Atlantic Ocean kisses its eastern shore, while the beaches of the west coast owe their beauty to the calm Caribbean Sea.
AIMU class rooms are well equipped with
Projectors, Laptops & PA systems.
Projection capabilities from faculty laptop viewable by all students.
White board viewable by all students.
Seating and tables to accommodate more students and faculty.
Students with laptop computer or classroom laptop computers that are internet capable.
Wi-Fi Internet connectivity for both students & faculties.
Also AIMU administers its exams using online examination software.
Welcome to the human anatomy laboratory. This lab provides you with a rare opportunity to explore anatomy using dissected human cadavers. Exploring cadavers is the true approach to learning anatomy that is, experiencing anatomy in its three-dimensional reality. There is no better way to learn this subject. In lecture you will use your sense of hearing to listen and learn and your visual sense to see two-dimensional illustrations throughout the lecture. The lab opens the door to additional senses — those of touch, three-dimensional vision, and even the unique smell of a cadaver lab. This allows you to gain a total exposure to the design of the human body..
Many students find physical diagnosis skills difficult to perform when examining patients and teachers find them difficult both to demonstrate and to interpret importance. Therefore, AIMU goes beyond the basic physical diagnosis skills taught in the first year of medical school. In addition, many time-honored traditional techniques now have been studied for their accuracy and reproducibility. With limited time for evaluation of patients, it is helpful to focus on those maneuvers that most accurately and efficiently lead to diagnosis.
Welcome to the microbiology laboratory. The goal of the laboratory is to expose students to the wide variety of lives in the microbial world. Although the study of microbiology includes bacteria, viruses, algae and protozoa, this lab will concentrate primarily on the bacteria. Microbiological techniques are important in preparing the students for the much harder task of identifying the pathogenic microorganisms in a clinical and environmental specimen.
Congratulations on being offered admission to AIMU. This may be your first experience living away from home and in a foreign country and choosing a suitable place to stay is a major priority. Students need want to settle in as soon as possible, therefore, accommodation arrangements should be made and finalized before your arrival. Demand for student Accommodation is high and available units may be taken up very quickly. The earlier you start the process, the greater the chance of finding a place that meets your needs and budget. AIMU, through an independent Company, Ashok Vijay Limited., provides Accommodation for international students on the island. This is why we have partnered with this company to provide our students with a safe, comfortable place to live which is only a 2 minute distance from the main Campus.
The Hostel is mandatory for new students and the fee is USD $250 or $300 per month depending on the option chosen or availability. This fee includes utilities such as Water, Electricity, Security, Cleaning Services and WIFI.
- Without Air Conditioner – Package of $670 E.C Dollars/month ($250 USD) includes:
- Water bill
- Electricity(Non AC),
- Basic amenities
- With Air Conditioner – Package of $800 E.C Dollars/month ($300 USD) includes:
- Water bill
- Electricity INCLUDING Air Conditioner
- Basic amenities
This is the most common type of housing for international students; Students can share Apartments, and share amenities such as living room, kitchen and bathroom.
Contact our Admissions Department for more information by using our inquiry form .
You are eligible to seek off-campus housing if you are married, have children, are bringing pets or with special permission from the Housing Office. The Housing Office will provide you with a list of university-approved housing.
Students can use the AIMU Restaurant / Cafeteria which provides food at affordable prices. The AIMU Restaurant is open seven days a week from 7.00 am to 9 pm. The hostel mess provides breakfast, lunch and dinner during posted hours. Please note that alcohol and smoking is strictly prohibited in the AIMU campus.
US Dollars are readily accepted throughout the island ,however the currency of Saint Lucia is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar which is linked to the US Dollar at the exchange rate of US$1 to EC$2.7. Most hotels will exchange reasonable amounts of foreign currency, and there are change bureaus in Castries. The National Commercial Bank (NCB) has a branch at Hewanorra International Airport where EC Dollars can be exchanged for foreign currency. It is open daily from 12:30pm until the last flight departs.
Saint Lucia’s climate is hot and tropical, with an average annual temperature of 26* C (79* F) and mild trade winds for a good portion of the year. Lying in the path of the trade winds Saint Lucia has year-round temperatures of 70* to 90*F. Humidity ranges from 66 – 94%. Summer temperatures range from 75 to 95 F and in the winter from 65 to 85F. Temperature is never an issue in Saint Lucia, making it a year-round destination for beach lovers. The average daily high is always within spitting distance of a balmy 80*F (27*C). December-May is the driest and coolest time, with day temperatures in the 70s-80s F/23-32 C and night temperatures in the 60s-70s F/15-27 C. During the hottest time of year (June-August), daytime temperatures can reach the 90s F/32-37 C. The rainy season is June-November, but don’t expect a constant downpour. Rather, there are numerous short but incredibly intense showers. Trade winds provide breezes year-round, regardless of the season. The average annual rainfall is 152 centimeters (60 inches). The winter is relatively more dry.
What to wear
Students should bring cool, comfortable clothing. formal pants shirts with tie appreciated for the school but during learning environment comes with the school dress-code for MD’s comes with scrub and Nursing students must wear uniform as per the student dress code rules .
Banks/ Credit /Debit Cards
Banks are located through out Saint Lucia Major international banks located through out Saint Lucia, major bank’s credit and debit cards are widely accepted at all large shopping centers, restaurants, hotels, etc but contact the admission coordinator to open a customized NRO account, even if it is a joint account with your parents, it will be a good option for convenient and economical way to transact money contact the admission coordinator to know more about the accounts.
Crime is not frequent in Saint Lucia, this destination considered to be relatively safer place in OECS,However common sense should prevail when traveling abroad not to make large displays of wealth (by wearing expensive jewelry, producing large wads of cash, etc.). Crimes of any sort should be reported to the school.
All the personnel belongings of the students are exempted from tax, how ever if the students want to ship any thing further duty will be levied as per the market rate.
Saint Lucia’s principal language is English, but a French-based patois also widely spoken.
Greenwich Mean Time minus four hours
Eastern Standard Time plus one hour. (Summer New York time)
Lost Property: Lost property should be reported to the school first which in turn will inform the nearest police station.
-The main newspaper is “The Voice,” which is issued three times a week. There are five weekly papers: “The Star”, “The Crusader”, “The Vanguard” and “The Mirror,”
-There are two Saint Lucian television stations: HTS and DBS. Both broadcast news and current affairs in the night. There are also several American and Canadian channels available.
-There are plenty of radio stations available. Radio Saint Lucia gives weather related information.
There are Post Offices in most towns. Hours are 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday to Friday and also most of the international courier companies such as FEDEX and DHL serving Saint Lucia.
Service Charge and Tax
There is a government tax of 8% on hotel and restaurant bills, in addition to a service charge of 10%. In some cases, these charges are included in prices quoted.
International direct dial service is widely available throughout the island. Credit card calls can be made through local operators or through AT&T, the school student coordinator will provide a cell phone sim card for all the students at the cost of $25 but it is strongly recommended to bring unlocked triband cell phones from your country.
Emergency Telephone Numbers
Police, Fire and Ambulance – Tel: 999
Police Headquarters – Tel: 452-3854/5
-Immunization is required and the immunization certificate must be produced to the admission coordinator. (vital Immunization along with H1B is important one)
-Medical examination certificate (the test for HIV, TB and other communicable diseases)
-Drinking water is safe from the tap and bottled mineral/distilled water is also available cafeteria also provide distilled mineral water for free.
-AIM-U residential medical officers available on call. A resident doctor’s visit to hostel will costs approximately $40-50, visiting a doctor at the campus will not cost anything.
There are six medical facilities and several pharmacies near the campus.
- Victoria Hospital – Tel: 452-2421
- Golden Hope Hospital – Tel: 452-7393
- Tapion Hospital – Tel: 459-2000
- St.Jude’s Vieux Fort – Tel: 454-6041
- Soufriere – Tel: 459-7258/5001
- Dennery – Tel: 453-3310
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