The curriculum of the American University School of Medicine Aruba Pre-Med Program is highly integrative and clinical-based. We help students learn the art and science of medicine at one of the best medical school in the Caribbean Islands using a hands-on approach.
Learn how to effectively apply your knowledge in primary care residencies. Our programs are designed to prepare you to become a knowledgeable, skillful, compassionate and dutiful physician.
It’s a rewarding program for people who have little doubt about their chosen career paths as future doctors. We are fully accredited and our instructors hold MDs and/or PhDs.
About the AUSOMA Pre-Med Program in Aruba
Our AUSOMA experience provides six traditional college semesters packed into four accelerated semesters of pre-medical studies. This accelerated pre-med program guides you through Caribbean medical school requirements, helping you fulfill your dreams of becoming a doctor.
The initial stages of the 5-Year MD Program fully prepare medical students for pre-clinical studies. High school graduates with certain scholastic achievements are accepted into this program. These teens tend to enter residencies and graduate to practicing medicine by the age of 26.
As a matter of fact, most of AUSOMA’s 5-Year MD Program students benefit by securing their positions as medical students without first obtaining bachelor’s or master’s degrees. This saves you time and money, making medical school in the Caribbean more affordable.
In addition, once completed, the pre-med courses at AUSOMA allow graduates to become qualified candidates for medical licensure. This puts you on a clear path toward your dream of becoming a practicing physician in the US, UK, Middle East, your home country or abroad.
What Does Pre-Med Mean?
“Pre-med” is a term that describes people taking courses to get into medical school. It’s mostly used by students in college who plan to become doctors. However, high school students working toward futures as physicians take pre-med courses too.
There is no actually college major named pre-med. This is just a term future doctors use to let the world now they are taking steps toward becoming practicing physicians. The exclusive term sets these dreamers apart from the crowd.
If you’re a pre-med, be sure to take the right courses. That way, when it’s time to apply to medical school, you’re ready. You must be prepared to take the USMLE exams and pass with good scores to land the best residencies and clinical placements in your field of study.
Qualifications for Pre-Med School?
As a pre-med student, your number one short-term goal should be getting into medical school. These institutions are notoriously competitive. Many have waiting lists, giving you even more competition.
Therefore, they only accept the best applicants. So, it’s very important that you’re prepared to deal with your competitors. Every reputable med school has prerequisites and specific requirements for acceptance into pre-med programs. Make sure you do thorough research on the medical program you wish to join, so your prerequisites are met when you’re ready to apply.
Once you’ve decided to be pre-med, your main focus will be preparing yourself to get into med school. Med schools are infamous for being competitive and only accepting the best, so you’ll want to be well prepared. In this section we’ll discuss all key things you need to get into med school.
AUSOMA Pre-Med Curriculum
As an Aruba pre-med school, we offer our students the courses you need to meet the basic requirements for medical schools. We also help prepare you for the MCAT, increasing your chances of becoming a med student.
Below is the American University School of Medicine Aruba Pre-Med Program Curriculum:
- PM1108 General Biology
- PM1208 General Chemistry
- PM1304 Pre-calculus Math
- PM1403 English
- PM2108 Basic Anatomy and Physiology
- PM2208 Organic Chemistry
- PM2308 Physics
- PM3106 Cell and Molecular Biology
- PM3204 Behavioral Sciences
- PM3306 Introduction to Biochemistry
- PM3404 Biostatistics
- PM3502 Psychosocial Aspects of Health Care
- PM4108 Introduction to Anatomy
- PM4208 Introduction to Physiology
- PM4302 Economics of Health Sciences
- PM4502 Introduction to Physical Diagnosis
- PM4602 Medical Terminology