All Saints University Dominica
About The University
All Saints University Dominica is one of the Medical Universities that was founded by a group of dedicated Medical and Business professionals, all of whom had over 20 years of experience in Medical Education. The University opened its doors to 28 new students in April 2006 to provide students a better approach to educating the next generation of physicians at affordable fees. With its current population of over 700 Medical students and over 100 graduates at various stages of their postgraduate or residency training, the university has been able to establish itself as a Medical school to reckon with. Today the university boasts of 2 campuses in Dominica and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. With hundreds of students on the campuses and several hundreds more in clinical clerkships throughout the United States, Canada and around the world, All Saints University is the medical school to go and will surely provide you with the tools and company you need to succeed in your Medical Career.
THE DOMINICA CAMPUS
All Saints University School of Medicine Dominica is chartered and recognized by the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica. The University is authorized by the Government of Dominica to confer Doctor of Medicine (MD) Degree upon its students who successfully complete all the graduation requirements of the University. Graduates of All Saints University are eligible to practise medicine in Dominica.
All Saints University School of Medicine, Dominica (ASUSM, Dominica) is listed in the International Medical Education Directory (IMED) and recognized by ECFMG / FAIMER. Graduates are eligible to sit for United States Medical Licensing Examinations (USMLEs).
ECFMG Certification is required of all international medical graduates to be able to start medical residency training in the United States. The recognition of All Saints University by the ECFMG allows graduates of the University to be eligible for ECFMG Certification and participation in U.S. medical residency training programs. For further information regarding practice licence in the United States, the individual state licensing board may be contacted.
All Saints University School of Medicine, Dominica is recognized by the Medical Council of Canada (MCC). Consequently, graduates of the University are eligible to sit for Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE) and Medical Council of Canada (MCC) Qualifying Examinations (MCCQE, Parts I and II ). These constitute a prerequisite for eligibility to apply for residency training and practice licence in Canada.
THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
All Saints University School of Medicine, Dominica, is recognized by the World Health Organization. The University is listed in the AVICENNA/ WHO directory of medical schools. This recognition affords graduates of All Saints University, Dominica to be eligible to apply for practice licence in UN -member states.
COURSES AND PROGRAMS
4 -YEAR MD PROGRAM
The 4-Year MD program can be completed in 3 years and 4 months. Admission into the 4-year program requires a Bachelor Degree or completion of at least two years of post secondary education, which must include successful completion of premedical admission requirements such as:
Biology - 90 semester hours
Chemistry - 90 semester hours
Physics - 90 semester hours
and one year of Mathematics or Calculus, English and Humanities or Liberal Arts.
The 4-year MD degree program comprises 5 semesters of instruction in Basic Medical Sciences in Dominica followed by 72 weeks of clinical clerkships.
5 -YEAR MD PROGRAM
The five year MD program is designed for high school graduates intending to obtain a MD Degree. This program includes 4 semesters of premedical courses, including those listed above. Upon successful completion of 4 semesters of premedical courses, students are automatically allowed to complete the Basic Medical Science (preclinical) portion of the degree program with their counterparts in the 4-Year MD degree program.
B.Sc. (MEDICAL SCIENCES) PROGRAM
All Saints University School of Medicine conducts Bachelor of Medical Science Degree programs with three specialty categories. Students are given the option to choose one of the following specialties.
1. Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
2. Pharmaceutical Technology
3. Laboratory Medicine
ELIGIBLITY FOR B.Sc. (MEDICAL SCIENCES) PROGRAM - Completion of High School (Grade 12)
Enrollment in the 5 Year MD Degree program
Successful completion of the Premedical program of All Saints University
Successful completion of the Basic Medical Science Program
Satisfactory completion of Introduction to Laboratory Medicine and Research
Students from recognized medical schools may be admitted as transfer students upon evaluation of their credentials. The admissions committee of All Saints University School of Medicine will review all candidates' applications and supporting documents on a case-by-case basis.
All Saints University School of Medicine grants admission to qualified applicants or students regardless of color, age, race, nationality, religion, gender, sexuality, disability or marital status.
Although the greatest weight is placed upon a student's scholastic record, there are many additional factors that are taken into consideration during the admission process. Interviews facilitate the admission process and help the admission committee to determine a student's demeanor, educational level and degree of commitment. Prospective students and applicants are encouraged to present a strong case for themselves through outlining their work or volunteer experience, community contributions and scholastic achievements in their personal essay and by providing strong letters of recommendation. At present, there is no requirement for an entrance examination. However, submittal of very good Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) scores if available may provide an applicant an added advantage in the selection process.
4-Year MD degree Program
Premedical requirements for admission into the 4-yrear MD degree program normally include University or College-level courses as follows:
One academic year (2 semesters) of General Biology or Zoology
One academic year of General or Inorganic Chemistry and one academic year of Organic Chemistry
One academic year of Physics
One academic year of English
One academic year of Mathematics or Calculus
A broad background in liberal arts or social sciences
5- Year MD degree Program
Students or applicants who do not possess the premedical prerequisites for admission into the 4-Year MD degree program highlighted above are encouraged to apply for admission into the 5-Year MD degree program of All Saints University School of Medicine. Such applicants must possess a high school or secondary school diploma or certificate with credits in science subjects, mathematics or calculus and english.
APPLICANTS FROM CANADA & U.S. INTO THE 4-YEAR MD DEGREE PROGRAM.
Applicants from Canada or the United States who are citizens or permanent residents must possess a minimum of two years of course work from an accredited college or university. This must include a minimum of 90 semester hours or 135 quarter hours. Preference will be given to applicants who have completed a baccalaureate or higher degree.
APPLICANTS FROM CANADA & U.S. INTO THE 5-YEAR MD DEGREE PROGRAM.
Applicants from Canada or the United States who are citizens or permanent residents must possess a high school diploma.
APPLICANTS FROM OTHER COUNTRIES
All Saints University has a growing population of international students (students who are not from the United States or Canada), including students from Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belize, Botswana, Brazil, Cameroon, Columbia, Germany, Ghana, India, Israel, Jamaica, Malawi, Nigeria, Norway, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, the United Kingdom etc. International students or applicants are evaluated on an individual basis and are required to meet educational requirements for admission to medical schools in their country of origin. A TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) examination score may be required from applicants from countries where English is not an official language. TOEFL is not required for English speaking countries (E.g Nigeria, Ghana and India).
All Saints University accepts qualified transfer students from accredited or recognized medical schools. Applications from such students or applicants must meet the admission requirements of the University enumerated above. Transfer credits may be granted to student for medical courses already successfully completed by the student at his / her previous medical school.
STUDENTS TRANSFERRING INTO ALL SAINTS UNIVERSITY MD DEGREE PROGRAM
Original copies of transcripts of academic records from previous medical school(s), colleges or Universities must be submitted. These copies will be required later by the ECFMG before a student can appear for USMLE and when applying for residency match.
Advanced standing will be given only to students transferring from accredited or recognized medical schools and / or schools listed in the International Medical Education Directory (IMED). The University does not award credits for Basic Medical Science courses completed online or by distance education or from non accredited medical schools or schools not listed in the IMED.
In exceptional cases, a student who has successfully completed Basic Medical Sciences and passed USMLE may be allowed to transfer into the clinical phase of the MD degree program.
TRANSFER POLICY FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED IN THE UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS
If a student of the University intends to withdraw from the medical school, he / she must submit in writing notice of such an intention at least one semester (4 months) prior to the date of withdrawal from the University, stating reasons. Failure to comply with this automatically means that the student will always be considered enrolled in the program for the following semester and must meet all his / her financial and other obligations to the University. Notice of withdrawal from the University program received in less than one semester (4 months) to the time of withdrawal will not be entertained and such student(s) will be deemed to be indebted to the University for the following semesters.
To be eligible for an award of MD degree students must complete ALL the graduation requirements of All Saints University, Dominica. These include:
Successful completion of 5 semesters of Basic Medical Sciences
Successful completion of 72 weeks of approved clinical clerkships / rotations at affiliated or approved teaching hospitals
Successful completion of United States Medical Licensure Examinations (USMLE). This is required by the Medical Board of Dominica. In lieu of USMLE a student may complete MCCEE conducted by the Medical Council of Canada
In exceptional circumstances, a student may be permitted to skip any of the above-mentioned examinations (USMLE or MCCEE) provided that he / she completes comparable examinations by a national examination body of the country where the student intends to practice. This will be treated on a case by case basis.
A student must be in good standing. He / she must receive clearance from different departments of the University, including accounts department, the registry, laboratories and the library. He / she must also be of good conduct and character.
Any student who is absent for two terms without providing written request and without obtaining prior approval from the university administration is subject to academic sanction or dismissal from the program by the university authorities. This will appear on the transcript of academic record of such a student.
1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year 4th Year 5th Year
Semester 1: PM1 $4,550 Semester 4: PM1 $3,450 Semester 7: Md3 $4,200 Semester 10: CS1 $7,650 Semester 13: CS4 $7,650
Semester 2: PM2 $3,000 Semester 5: MD1 $3,750 Semester 8: MD4 $3,750 Semester 11: CS2 $7,200 Semester 14: CS5 $7,200
Semester 3: PM3 $3,000 Semester 6: MD2 $3,750 Semester 9: MD5 $3,750 Semester 12: CS3 $7,200 Semester 15: CS6 $7,200
Total: $10,550 Total: $10,950 Total $11,700 Total: $22,050 Total: $22,050