Faculty Development Seminar

Teaching for Learning: Implementation of Flipped and Problem Based Learning into AUIS System-Based Curriculum The Faculty Development Committee of AUIS SOM Barbados conducted a Faculty Development Seminar for AUIS Lecturers and Professors on December 6th, 2019. There were four 45 minutes sessions followed by a short workshop.   The general sessions were conducted by Dr. S. Adlekha,...
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Holiday Food Drive

The AUIS Medical School Student Government Association held its Holiday Food Drive on Monday, December 2nd, 2019. The event was a huge success and our school raised over 80 items for the Barbados Vagrants and Homeless Society Food Drive.  We are hoping to build a better relationship with society and have more opportunities for our...
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Potluck parties at AUIS are regular events!

Located in the South Part of Barbados, the AUIS School of Medicine is a real melting pot where more than ten languages are spoken and more than 15 countries are represented. With such diversity, it can be challenging to find just the right event to bring the student community together. Still, the Student Government Association...
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What Type of Student Does AUIS School of Medicine Attract?

Don W. Penney MD.MSC.FACEP. Neurological Surgeon Provost, Dean Clinical Affairs AUIS School of Medicine   “Suffering has a place only in a world where there is insufficient empathy.”        “No Matter what religion we follow, what politics we support What family we were born into, or where we’ve placed our roots,  We all deal with universal...
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First International INTER-Medical Schools Jeopardy in Barbados.

It seems AUIS is becoming a hub of inter-medical school cooperation in Barbados. On Saturday, Nov 9th, 2019, was the first game in what we hope will be a regular event for medical students on the island. Barbados has one government-supported and at least four private medical schools. Students from different medical schools have very...
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Consider the Caribbean First

For many students, college is the first opportunity for them to live away from home. When making decisions about post-high school education there are factors all students and parents consider.  Price is a key one. School reputation another.  For some, the distance from home can be a contributing factor.  For aspiring medical students, factors that...
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Better note taking

Medical school is hard. So anything that allows a student to retain information better is especially helpful. Note taking is and has been the major way people organize and keep information for the purpose of learning. The following article by Minda Zetlin, is a great guide on how to think about note taking in general....
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Letter from Provost, 08/20/2019

Letter from Provost AUIS, School of Medicine   In a follow-up to my most recent post, I wanted to bring to the attention of our student body the on-going dialogue and consideration of converting the USMLE exam to a pass/fail score. As noted in the accompanying viewpoint/opinion article from JAMA: July 19, 2019, “the official...
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“The Dreaded Match” | Note from Dr. Don Penny, AUIS Provost:

Note from Dr. Don Penny, AUIS Provost: American University Integrative Sciences  “The Dreaded Match” Student Body at AUIS, I recently came across an article published by UNDARK, titled:  “A Doctor Shortage is Looming, and a Clinton-Era Policy is partly to Blame.” Authored by Kunal Sindu; dated July 25, 2019. This essay reminded me of the...
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