What Type of Student Does AUIS School of Medicine Attract? – December 2019

“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 problems. Regardless of our differences, we all live our lives around the same questions. How...
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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 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 purpose of the examination is...
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 “The Dreaded Match” August 14.2019

 “The Dreaded Match” August 14.2019 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 annual anxiety-provoking event that most senior medical students are...
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Does Parity of Access to Medical Education Opportunity Exist in America Today?

Health Care in Communities of Color.  Does Parity of Access to Medical Education Opportunity Exist in America Today? Milo D. Pinckney, CEO, International Education Management Resources (IEMR LLC) The role of race in any discussion centered upon the subject of parity of access is an acutely sensitive topic in today’s America. Contemporary headlines in almost...
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Third Year Anniversary from Provost Don W. Penney

Celebrating my third anniversary as the Provost and Dean of Clinical Affairs of the American University of Integrative Sciences; it gives me great pleasure to outline the school’s accomplishments over my tenure. Many students approach their consideration of which medical school to attend with consternation. It is understandable that many factors have to be evaluated....
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What is the best Caribbean medical school?

What is the best Caribbean medical school This is a common question asked by many a student entertaining the pursuit of a medical degree in the Caribbean.  Unfortunately it’s not that easy a question to answer, as a broad many number of variables weigh heavily in the assessment and ultimate decision.  The question centers more...
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