Message from the Executive Dean and Chief Academic Officer

Message from the Executive Dean and Chief Academic Officer

Last updated: July 26th, 2022 at 10:54 am

Welcome to Western Atlantic University School of Medicine (WAUSM)! You have embarked on an exciting, life-changing, and challenging adventure. As a medical student at WAUSM, we are committed to provide students with academic knowledge, clinical skills, and problem-solving techniques through a patient-centered focused curriculum. Through engaging in a collaborative environment, connecting theory to practice, and integrating leadership skills within your community, students will have the tools needed to succeed in a modern clinical setting allowing you to become outstanding future physicians.

Our school’s mission is integrated throughout our teaching, practice, and service. Faculty, staff, and students collectively impact communities by applying six core values: excellence, commitment, diversity, integrity, respect, and cooperation. We are invested in each student and focus on preparing you for the future through an extensive and comprehensive educational experience allowing you to lead and positively impact the healthcare landscape.

WAUSM is committed to offering opportunity for qualified and diverse US, Canadian, and international students while promoting professional ethics and values to the global healthcare community. Our diverse network and affiliated hospitals will offer you in-depth clinical experiences to cultivate and enhance your skills and knowledge. We believe in you and are excited to partner with you on your pathway to medicine.

I look forward to observing your professional growth as you begin your exciting journey on becoming a successful practicing physician.

Warm regards,


Paula S. Wales, EdD

Executive Dean and Chief Academic Officer
Western Atlantic University School of Medicine



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