Clinical Sciences Rotation Program
The Clinical Sciences Program comprises of an intensive 72 weeks of physician-supervised Clinical Rotations comprising of 48 weeks of Core Rotations and 24 weeks of Elective Rotations at our teaching affiliate hospitals and specialized clinical facilities in USA and Caribbean. During the Rotations/Clerkship, the students participate in supervised patient care rotating through various medical specialties and sub-specialties. The students receive personal guidance from the clinical faculty to develop essential skills and knowledge.
Clinical Rotations are undoubtedly one of the most exciting phase of the students’ medical education experience. Since AUB students are given hands-on experience from the first semester, their transition into the clinical rotations is with confidence and knowledge to succeed. Such training allows the students to further hone their skills in patient examination, diagnostic evaluation and critical thinking through direct patient care.
Jackson Park Hospital, USA
Since 1959 Jackson Park Hospital & Medical Center in south of Chicago has been serving to the growing needs of the community. This 269-bed, comprehensive care facility offers a wide range of inpatient and outpatient diagnostic, therapeutic and ancillary services with a commitment to medical education at all levels. The hospital offers full medical, surgical, obstetric, pediatric, psychiatric, and medical stabilization (detox) services. It also provides care in various sub-specialties like cardiology, gastroenterology, urology, ophthalmology, oncology orthopedics, ENT, pulmonary medicine, geriatrics and infectious disease.
The emergency department attends to approximately 25,000 patients annually with its team of senior physician, resident physicians, nurse practitioners, and medical students. The hospital also provides medical education and training through its family medicine residency program in association with the various affiliated medical schools.
The Loretto Hospital, USA
It was established in 1923, and serves more than 33,000 patients each year. A non-profit, community-focused health care provider, which offers unique patient-centered healthcare, promotes general wellness and education in the communities.
It provides quality healthcare services including: primary care, geriatric medicine, eye care, behavioral health services, pediatrics, women’s health, podiatric medicine, family planning and dental services.
With its inspiring values of Patient First, Teamwork, Excellence, Respect, Integrity and Community Involvement they are dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the communities they serve.
NOTE: Students hand book and Clinical Rotation hand book is printed separately.
Important Notice to Non-U.S and Non-Canadian Students
In order to complete the American University of Barbados Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree program, students from outside the U.S. and Canada may need to obtain certain visas in order to undertake all or a portion of the requisite clinical training in the U.S. Additionally, all students from outside the U.S. and Canada wishing to practice in the U.S. or Canada will need certain visas to take one or more segments of the USMLE exams in the U.S. These visas are solely the student’s responsibility to obtain. Students who are unable to obtain the necessary visas will not be able to access clerkships in the U.S.