The American University of Integrative Sciences, St. Maarten School of Medicine, (AUIS) has trained and educated quality physicians since its inception in 1999. AUIS is located on the beautiful island of St. Maarten in the Dutch Caribbean. AUIS has partnered with a US university to offer our new curriculum which features an exceptional internationally-recognized education in traditional Allopathic medicine combined with a sub-curriculum in Integrative Medicine. Students have the opportunity to graduate with both an MD and an MS in Integrative Medicine. AUIS is poised to graduate physicians best suited for the 21st century. Our Integrative medicine focus educates our graduates in scientifically proven alternative medicine modalities, including AyurVeda, to prevent disease before it occurs. AUIS is diverse and enrolls students from the United States, Canada, and around the world. Our professors are both skilled doctors, researchers, and experienced instructors. AUIS also prides itself on an exemplary clinical program that has clinical clerkship sites available in more than 20 states and over 60 hospitals in the US, Canada, and globally. Many students transfer to AUIS to have the opportunities afforded to them by the Clinical Department. The mission of the American University of Integrative Sciences, St. Maarten School of Medicine is to develop world-class medical doctors who have a solid education in allopathic medicine with an understanding of complementary and alternative approaches that focus on healing and preventive care instead of only reactive/palliative patient care. The first 4.5 semesters are taught on St. Maarten. Half of the 5th semester is taught in Atlanta GA. Clinical clerkships are offered at over 60 affiliations in 20+ states. Clinical Residencies are in the US, Canada, and globally. AUIS emphasizes community service and students are involved in student organizations such as SGA and AMSA which volunteers in health events for local citizens and the local hospital. Students participate in organizations such as SGA and AMSA.
Smaller class sizes foster a better learning environment. At AUIS the faculty-to-student ratio of 1:11. This enables students to take full advantage of the expertise of the faculty. The Mentor/Mentee Program pairs new students with current student-volunteers who provide an immediate educational and social resource from within the AUIS family. AUIS has implemented the ASSIST program to offer additional tutoring, training on study skills, and personalized assistance. The latest in technology is provided in all classrooms and labs. Technology includes AccuVein, Promethian Boards with ActivInspir software, Access Medicine, Merck Manuals, Spot Diagnosis, USMLE Practice, and CARL (Clinical Activity and Rotation Log). Classes at the University are taught in English. All classrooms and labs are equipped with state-of-art technology and are air-conditioned.
Although students spend six to eight hours per day in classes, they find time for leisure activities as well. There are many recreational activities available on the island of St. Maarten. Students can hike foot trails, swim, snorkel, scuba dive, or pursue sports such as soccer, tennis, and softball. The island also has numerous restaurants and bars for socializing.
The American University of Integrative Sciences, St. Maarten School of Medicine provides students with high-speed wireless internet access on-campus (included in tuition). Tuition is reasonable and an MD degree costs about 50% less than tuition at US medical schools. Summer, 2016 AUIS announced over $960,000 in scholarships! Refer tot he website at www.auis.edu for details. Students live in apartments that are near the school and are vetted by school personnel. AUIS provides a van for transportation to and from the apartments, shopping, and entertainment. Students do not need to secure private vehicles while on the island. The school offers a safe, student-friendly environment and neighborhoods; however, security is provided at the university for additional safety. Phone admissions for information on the program, scholarships, or to get assistance with enrolling. Classes begin January, 2017. 866-627-9980 or 678-831-3527.
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