AIM AND OBJECTIVES : SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
The aim of AIM-U School of Medicine is to provide a sound medical program for students who are desirous of practicing medicine in USA and worldwide. AIM-U is committed to addressing the global needs of health care professionals and to train medical professionals.
This would be achieved through:
- Delivery of an effective and efficient medical program
- Preparation of students for the licensing examinations
Overall Educational Objectives and Competencies needed for graduation
General and Specific Competencies:
Integration of the Basic Medical Science
- Knowledge of the normal structure, function of the human body, alterations in structure and function of the body.
- Knowledge of the pathophysiology and pathological anatomy of the body, appropriate laboratory techniques identifying diseases and health problems.
- Knowledge of use and effects of drugs
Integration of Clinical Knowledge and Skills to Patient Care
- Ability to perform a satisfactory physical exam, take a proper medical
history, utilize data to identify health problems, formulate an appropriate differential diagnosis and effective management plans (diagnostic, treatment and prevention strategies).
- Ability to apply the principles and concepts underlying normal behavior and mental illness, and to participate in the management of mental illnesses.
- Ability to immediately recognize patients with life threatening conditions.
- Knowledge about relieving pain and ameliorating the suffering of patients.
- Ability to apply Evidence based medicine principles to clinical decision
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
- Ability to demonstrate effective physician-patient interaction skills
- Ability to effectively communicate with peers and members of the health care team in the care of patients and their families.
- Ability to apply humanistic values in the delivery of health care.
- Ability to work cooperatively with other health care workers in the delivery of health care.
- Ability to respect the patients’ dignity, privacy, and confidentiality in the
delivery of health care.
- Ability to effectively interact with patients, peers and other health care
workers from diverse cultural backgrounds.
Life-long Learning and Self-improvement
- Recognize the need to engage in lifelong learning to stay abreast of relevant scientific advances.
- Ability to recognize personal educational needs and to select and utilize appropriate learning resources.
- Ability to critically appraise the medical literature.
The curriculum covers all the important knowledge and practical areas in the Basic Medical Science and Clinical Clerkship that are necessary for students to pursue their licensing examinations and to function adequately as future physicians. Furthermore, students are required to participate in medical camps and nursing visits, which are organized on a regular basis.