Western Atlantic University School of Medicine Student Handbook
Last updated: July 18th, 2022 at 12:50 pm
Welcome to Western Atlantic University School of Medicine (WAUSM)!
WAUSM’s goal is to be a premier leader in international medical education delivering an outstanding student experience for aspiring physicians. Boasting a state-of-the-art pre-clerkship campus, leading faculty, best-in-class student services, and respected US clinical partner hospitals, WAUSM will train culturally and medically sophisticated students, ready to serve and positively impact the global healthcare community. In order to accomplish this goal, the University has established a set of policies and guidelines to optimize your medical education experience and can be found in the Student Handbook.
The WAUSM Student Handbook is developed and maintained by WAUSM’s Office of Student Affairs, with input from faculty, staff members and administrators. One of the many goals of this student handbook is to make clear the important ethical standards expected of the medical students. The information contained in the student handbook should serve as a guide for students throughout their academic, clinical, and extracurricular life as members of the WAUSM community. The WAUSM Student Handbook is not intended to be a contract or part of a contractual agreement between WAUSM and the student. The Student Handbook does not include every detail of every policy but rather seeks to cover the essential terms of policies and provisions of WAUSM.
Western Atlantic University School of Medicine reserves the right to amend, modify, add to, or delete its rules, policies, and procedures without notice, as deemed necessary by the administration. Whenever possible, adequate notice of anticipated changes will be given to the student. Any amendment, modification, addition, or deletion shall not be considered a violation of the relationship between the university and the student. Such right includes changes that, in the judgment of the administration, are necessary in the exercise of its educational responsibility.
Policies and procedures set forth in this handbook are effective through the academic year 2021-2022. The published student handbook supersedes all previous handbooks, documents, and directives where they may be in conflict. The most recent version of the policies, student handbook and catalog will appear on the WAUSM Student Hub Canvas Course for students.
Students must become familiar with the policies and procedures. Failure to read this handbook does not excuse students from the rules, policies, and procedures contained in it. Questions regarding the policies should be directed to the WAUSM Office of Student Affairs.
Enjoy your University Medical School experience and maintain a level of personal integrity and caring which will reflect well upon you and the Western Atlantic University School of Medicine.
We wish you the very best of success!
The Student Handbook is published annually. The Student Handbook and any subsequent addendums are housed in Student Hub on Canvas.
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.