Last updated: January 19th, 2023 at 01:00 pm
Offering a medical education above, Western Atlantic University School of Medicine (WAUSM) is a Caribbean medical school that provides opportunities for deserving US, Canadian, and international candidates to become outstanding, patient-centered physicians of the future.
COURSE OF STUDY
WAUSM students can expect to experience active, hands-on/self-directed learning, robust simulation, and early exposure to clinical patients in semesters 1 to 5 of our Pre-Clerkship Curriculum. Upon passing the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1, students will begin the Clerkship Curriculum in semesters 6 to 10. Core Clerkship rotations will take place at our partner hospitals in the US. In the fourth year, students will take elective rotations in target subspecialty areas based on their goals as a physician. Upon completion and successfully passing the USMLE Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK), Occupational English Test (OET) Medicine, and receiving ECFMG Certification; students earn their MD degree. The final step for licensing is taken after graduation during the end of residency training, USMLE Step 3. To become fully licensed to practice medicine in the United States, individuals must pass all three USMLE Step examinations.
Freeport, Bahamas: Pre-Clerkship
Plantation, Florida: Medical Advancement Preparatory Program
United States of America: Core Clerkship and Elective Rotations
Freeport, Bahamas: WAUSM’s 50-acre, preclerkship campus in Freeport, Grand Bahama, features the newest in world-class facilities and technology, creating a learning environment that is equipped to educate the physicians of tomorrow. Just 80 miles from Florida, the location for Western Atlantic University School of Medicine’s state-of-the-art Preclerkship Campus was specifically chosen to allow easy access to and from the United States and Canada. The Freeport campus is home to a high-tech Simulation Center, standardized patients and virtual anatomy, contemporary examination rooms, lecture halls, classrooms, study and small group collaboration spaces, fully equipped library, student lounge areas, and casual dining facilities.
Plantation, Florida: The administrative offices are located in Plantation, Florida. The location also includes a classroom for MAPP students and a MAPP suite. MAPP faculty email addresses are published in course syllabi and contact information can be found in Canvas and on the Website. MAPP students have access to the classroom and the MAPP suite area for study when the rooms are not being used for other activities.
Note: The occupancy license is mounted upon entry in each respective area, visible to students, faculty, and staff, and is obtained by the City of Plantation based on passing all inspections, including but not limited to, structural, mechanical, plumbing, zoning, fire, electrical.
US Partner Hospital
Located in Chicago, Illinois, our clinical teaching partner is Saint Anthony Hospital. An independent, non-profit, faith-based, community hospital facility that is accredited by The Joint Commission, and holds its Gold Seal of Approval.
The academic catalog describes the educational program and activities available at WAUSM. WAUSM’s curriculum is designed to build a solid foundation and positions students for success.
The information contained in the student handbook serves as a guide for students throughout their academic, clinical, and extracurricular life as members of the WAUSM community.