Basic Medical Sciences
The Basic Medical Sciences courses are presented in lecture format and power point presentations, combined with laboratory exposure to allow for visual reinforcement and development of analytical skills.
AIM-U requires students to pass the NBME Comprehensive Basic Science Exam before proceeding with the Clinical Clerkship. The strong preparation provided by the Basic Medical Sciences supports the student in achieving this important transition.
List of courses offered as part of the Basic Medical Sciences Program:
|Course Title||Credit Hours|
|Gross Anatomy & Embryology||10|
|Histology & Cell Biology||07|
|Biochemistry & Genetics||10|
|Epidemiology Preventive Medicine& Public health||06|
|Patient Doctor Relationship & History Taking||03|
|Medical & Legal Ethics||04|
|Introduction To Clinical Medicine||16|
|Board Review Series||10|
|Total Number of Credit Hours||138|
For the student to be eligible for the clinical rotations he/she must have successfully completed the Comprehensive Basic Science Exam conducted by the National Board for Medical Education (NBME) at the end of the 5th Semester of the Basic Medical Sciences Program.
The clinical rotations fall in the third and fourth years of medical education. The clinical rotations are carried out at hospitals in the United States & Saint Lucia. The program in USA is conducted at ACGME affiliated teaching hospitals through our clinical administration office located in Maryland, near Washington D.C.
These clinical facilities are state-of-art teaching hospitals under Green Book category. These facilities provide the student with superior clinical exposure that will ensure better career options. To undergo the Clinical Clerkship Program in USA, a student must complete Basic Medical Sciences program along with USMLE STEP 1.
The clinical program in Saint Lucia is conducted at local affiliated hospitals. These facilities enable the students to obtain excellent hands-on clinical experience. Students are encouraged to use their knowledge and skills creatively, whether it concerns the human body in health or disease. The prevention of disease and the promotion of good health are considered important aspects in educating a well-rounded physician.
Mandatory Core Rotations ( 44 weeks )
|Internal Medicine||12 weeks|
|General Surgery||8 weeks|
|Family Medicine||6 weeks|
Electives – ( 28 weeks )
|Emergency Medicine **||Neurosurgery|
Students can stay in one city and complete all the Core and Elective Rotations.