Doctor of Medicine
The Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) Program is a post-graduate level 10-term program. The first four terms (the “Basic Sciences”) are offered in St Lucia in the Eastern Caribbean Sea; the remaining six terms (most which comprise the “Clinical Sciences”) are offered in affiliate teaching hospitals throughout the United States. Successful completion of the USMLE Steps 1 and 2 is required before an M.D. degree can be conferred. Upon completion of post-graduate residency training, our graduates are eligible to license in all countries of the world including the United States and Canada.
The College of Medicine requires at least 90 semester hours (120 quarter hours) of undergraduate coursework for admission to the M.D. program, but recommends the completion of an undergraduate degree before entering medical school. The coursework must include the following pre-requisite courses:
- One year inorganic or general chemistry (with labs)
- One year organic chemistry or biochemistry (with labs)
- One year general biology or zoology (with labs)
- One semester physics (with labs)
- One year English composition
- One semester mathematics (calculus and/or statistics)
In addition to the above required courses, students are highly encouraged to take courses that provide a broad background in humanities, as part of the pre-medical preparation.
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We welcome applicants from all over the world. Applicants who have completed their undergraduate studies in countries other than the United States will be evaluated on their merits. The applicant will be expected to have completed a pre-medical curriculum comparable to U.S. standards. All required documents, if originally in a foreign language, must be accompanied by a notarized English translation. All transcripts documenting post-secondary coursework completed in institutions outside the United States must be evaluated by an approved International Credential Evaluation Service.
The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates closely monitors regulations with regards to transfer students. We highly suggest downloading the recent information bulletin for the most up-to-date information, especially on transfer credit. In addition to completing the online application, transfer students must also submit the following documents:
- Official transcript from the previous medical school
- Official ECFMG transcript of USMLE scores (if applicable)
- Deans letter from the previous medical school
- Two recommendation letters from faculty of previous medical school
Transfer credit is not automatic and applicants should not assume that courses taken at other institutions will meet our requirements. Acceptance of credits earned at other schools is subject to verification and level of placement in the program will be determined by the Admissions Committee in consultation with the Promotions Committee. Course assignments are the responsibility of the Promotions Committee and subject to the established schedule of courses at the time of transfer. A minimum enrollment of one year is required before an M.D. degree can be conferred.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition at IAU College of Medicine is affordable and saves future physicians from the burden of finishing medical school with student debt. IAU offers interest-free payment plans and scholarships to qualified students. Current tuition and fees, in U.S. dollars, are as follows:
Terms 1 – 4 (Basic Sciences in St. Lucia)
Tuition: $6000 per term
Student Fees: $375 per term
Term 5 (ICM in Chicago or Atlanta)
Medical Malpractice Insurance: $1000.00 per year*
Term 5 (ICM in St. Lucia)
Terms 6 – 10 (Clinical Sciences in U.S. or U.K. Teaching Hospitals)
Tuition: $9500.00 per term
Medical Malpractice Insurance: $1250.00 per year
*Introduction to Clinical Medicine is only a 4-week course, but insurance must be purchased for the entire year. Please note that coverage extends into the Clinical Sciences if rotations/clerkships are begun during the same year.
We offer a number of scholarship programs to recognize outstanding performance of applicants in various fields. Scholarships are awarded to new incoming students and are credited to basic sciences tuition for terms one to four. Scholarships are competitive and funds are very limited so eligible students are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
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