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 & 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 – and most complex – periods of the students’ entire medical education experience. Since AUB students are given hands-on experience from semester one, their transition into the clinical semesters is with confidence and knowledge to succeed. This hands-on training through allows students to further hone their physical examination, diagnostic, critical thinking, and communication skills through direct patient care. It also serves as an important bridge between the prior semesters and the clinical portion of the curriculum.
Jackson Park Hospital & Medical Center is a 269-bed acute, short-term comprehensive care facility serving the south side of Chicago. The hospital 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 as well as medical sub-specialties including cardiology, pulmonary, gastrointestinal disease, renal, orthopedics, ENT, ophthalmology, infectious disease, HIV, hematology/oncology and geriatrics.
The emergency department projects approximately 25,000 patient visits annually with full-time attending physician coverage, nurse practitioners, resident physicians and medical students.
The hospital also provides medical education and training through its family medicine residency program and several affiliated medical schools. Since 1959, Jackson Park Hospital & Medical Center constantly strives to better serve the growing needs of the community.
An acute care community hospital, established in 1923, The Loretto Hospital serves more than 33,000 patients each year. A not-for-profit, community-focused health care provider, which offers unique patient-centered healthcare that promotes general wellness and education in the communities.
It provides quality healthcare services including: primary care, geriatric medicine, vision 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.
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.