ABOUT INTERNATIONAL AMERICAN UNIVERSITY ST. LUCIA (COLLEGE OF MEDICINE)
International American University College of Medicine offers world class medical education for students from around the world. Graduates of IAU College of Medicine receive medical education preparing them for the USMLE, MCCQE, PLAB, MCI and multiple other medical licensing exams required for practicing physicians.
Founded in 2003, International American University College of Medicine (IAUCOM) is located in the Eastern Caribbean Sea, in the southern district of St. Lucia. This Caribbean medical university is chartered and authorized by the Government of St. Lucia to issue degrees including the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree. We offer a state of the art curriculum in Caribbean medical education.
Our mission is to provide quality medical education to individuals who want to pursue a medical career. IAU College of Medicine has played a major role in the development of the health and education infrastructure in St. Lucia and has provided training and education for hundreds of health care professionals and students around the world.
International American University College of Medicine is recognized by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). This recognition grants each of our students the right to take all three steps of the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE), which must be passed to become a practicing physician in the U.S.
The College of Medicine is listed in the International Medical Education Directory (IMED). This is an accurate and up-to-date compilation of international medical schools recognized by the appropriate government agency in the medical school’s respective country.
The College of Medicine is also listed in the Avicenna Directories which will be successor to WHO’s World Directory of Medical Schools.
Basic Science Preparatory Program (PostBacc PreMedical)
Many students who wish to enter medical school may have completed a large number of courses but may not have fulfilled all the prerequisite coursework. IAU’s Basic Science Preparatory (BSP) program is designed specifically for these students, similar to the PostBacc PreMedical programs found for students who wish to change their career. IAU currently offers the following courses:
General (Inorganic) Chemistry
Fundamentals of Biochemisty
Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology
Please contact us for details on this unique program.
IAU College of Medicine, in affiliation with Texas A&M University -Commerce, offers a two-year, 90 credit hour pre-medical program. Students who successfully complete the program (GPA > 3.2, see below) are eligible to matriculate into the M.D. Program, with no MCAT required. Highly motivated high school graduates can therefore attain the M.D. degree in as little as six years once beginning this pre-medical program. Alternatively, students may also choose to continue their undergraduate studies in Commerce and gain another 30 credit hours, which would make them eligible for the Bachelor of Science degree. Students who wish to take this route are still eligible for expedited acceptance in the M.D. Program.pre med tamuc overview Premedical Programs
Admission to the Program
Individuals who wish to apply to the premedical Program must apply to BOTH IAU College of Medicine and Texas A&M University – Commerce. To begin the process, click on each of the following links:
A personal interview with the IAU admissions committee will be scheduled upon receipt of all required application documents and fees for the IAU application. Overall acceptance into the Pre-Medical Program is contingent upon acceptance to Texas A&M University – Commerce. Please note that intakes occur only for the Fall and Spring semesters.
Beginning in the Fall 2013, International American University in affiliation with University of Bedfordshire, London, UK will be offering a three-year pre-medical program leading to a B.Sc. in Biological and Biomedical Sciences from the University of Bedfordshire. Completion of the program qualifies students for expedited entry to the Four Year M.D. Program of IAU College of Medicine. This B.Sc. + M.D. program can be completed in seven years as opposed to the traditional eight-year pathway.
The first two academic years of medical school– the Basic Sciences –form the “foundation” years during which students are exposed to a prodigious amount of material related to the content of Step 1 of the USMLE, which is arguably the most important examination for an international medical graduate (an “IMG”). Below is a table that shows the details of the curriculum to which our St. Lucian-based students are exposed. Each term lasts fifteen (15) weeks, and there are three terms per calendar year. basic science course list e1365695009528 Basic Sciences