Mbbs in Jamaica / USA

ALL AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES-AAIMS, Jamaica.

School of Medicine

 

Jamaica is largest English Speaking Island of the Caribbean Islands (West Indies)

Population of 2.8 million (2 crore 80 lakhs-world’s 139th most populous country).

Area- 10,990 square kilometres (4,240 sq mi).

Climate- Tropical.

Currency- 1 US dollar = 125 Jamaican Dollar or 100 INR = 190 Jamaican Dollar. This makes living costs lower and affordable to foreign students.

Indian population in Jamaica about 75,000. Indian Temples, Indian Doctors practicing from many years, Indian grocery stores, Indian Business people.

Other islands: (just for comparison for you)

Curacao-Dutch speaking- population of 1 lakh 50 thousand- area 444 km2 (171 sq mi)- Avalon, St. Martinus University and Caribbean Medical University

(Currency- 1 US dollar=1.79 Antillean Guilder or 100 INR = 2.70 Antillean Guilder)

 

Barbados- population of 2 lakh 70 thousand –area 432 km2 (167 sq mi)- American University of Barbados.

(Currency- 1 US dollar=2 Barbadian Dollar or 100 INR = 3 Barbadian Dollars)

 

Belize- population of 3 lakh 32 thousand

(Currency- 1 US dollar=2 Belize Dollar or 100 INR = 3 Belize Dollars)

 

Jamaica is world famous tourist destination (with about 2.2 million visitors a year from all over the world) with top class resorts and 5 star hotels.

Jamaica is a Common Wealth Country like India. Good bilateral relations between Jamaica and India.

Closer to USA (1 hr flying distance), two International Airports (Montego Bay and Kingston) connecting all over the world.

USA Embassy present in Jamaica.

AAIMS is the only private medical college in Jamaica.  And this Founded and established by a Telugu person. The other medical college is Govt College University of West Indies established 50 years ago.

AAIMS mission-To coordinate resources necessary to deliver excellent medical education leading to generating physicians that will serve the community, and to form lifelong learners committed to excellence, faith, leadership and service.

Accreditations- list is there on your brochure that you prepared.

Jamaica is Educational Hub of the Caribbean Islands (universities like University of West Indies, University of Technology, and Northern Caribbean University to name a few).  Several international students come to Jamaica for Education.

Jamaica is sports hub of the Caribbean Islands – some of the I conics include Usain Bolt and several other male and female athletes. Cricketers –Chris Gayle, Courtney Walsh, Jimmy Adams,

AAIMS will make sure each graduate becomes a practicing doctor (by clearing USMLE Steps and ECFMG certification). Intensive USMLE training program in Medical program from Day 1. Our graduates are eligible to practice in Jamaica. Current 85% USMLE pass rate in first attempt with scores from 82 percentile to 99 Percentile.

Campus is located in Black River (1 hr from Montego Bay). Spread over 5 acres. Peaceful location and good for academic learning with Library on campus. Complete Audio Visual equipment in class and Cadaver in Anatomy lab.

Black River is located in Saint Elizabeth Parish (District) and with almost zero crime rate.

Campus has 24/7 security guards and CCTV cameras.

Clinic on campus for immediate attention/first aid for students and for training students in a simulated environment with mock patients during basic sciences that will help students to achieve high scores

On campus dorms, café-serving Indian food, swimming pool, Lawn Tennis court and other recreational activities. Wi-Fi on campus.

Banks and Supermarket walkable to campus (25 meters-30 meters distance).

Tertiary Care Hospitals for emergency treatment. Hospital 50 meters

AAIMS is the first to establish Integrated Medicine Curriculum in the Caribbean islands (systemic wise – like Respiratory System when taught- faculty teaches Embryology, Histology, Physiology, Pharmacology, Pathology and Microbiology of the Lungs simultaneously and also does Problem Based Learning and Tutorials. And not subject wise teaching curriculum) that is currently following by most of the top USA medical schools. This will help to achieve high scores in the USMLE (United States Medical Licensure Examinations- pass in Step 1, Step 2CK and Step 2CS to graduate and receive MD degree from AAIMS- which will lead graduates to get ECFMG certified (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates).

Problem based learning and small group tutorials (where students presents different cases during basic sciences- that will help students not only help in learning medicine but also develop presentation skills from first semester semesters and before they enter to clinical sciences-rotations). Our students not only gain medical knowledge but are developed in Communication, Ethical and Personal Skills that will help them to become holistic doctors.

AAIMS has affiliations with teaching hospitals in the USA for clinical rotations (year 4 &5)- in Baltimore, Washington DC, Chicago, Atlanta.

AAIMS offers clinical rotations to students, this, as the school signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Ministry of Health, Jamaica-access to hospitals with a total of approx 750 beds.

Indian Grocery stores (including 2 operated by Telugu owners)

More than 10 Indian Restaurants: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurants-g147309-c24-Jamaica.html

 

Some articles attached to this email and some more news articles below:

http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20130914/business/business2.html

http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20141213/news/news6.html

http://jis.gov.jm/healthy-start-first-off-shore-medical-school/

http://jis.gov.jm/young-people-must-prepare-leadership-g-g/

http://jis.gov.jm/private-medical-school-graduates-urged-commit-quality-healthcare/