IAU’s 34th White Coat Ceremony ,Summer 2017


IAU welcomed new students during it’s 34th White Coat Ceremony on Friday, 12 May, 2017. Students, after receiving their white coats, recited the Hippocratic Oath. The oath states and outlines obligations and proper conduct for physicians in training. Guest speaker for the WCC was Dr. Leonard Surage, Chairman of The Caribbean Association of Medical Council. […]

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Observance of vaccination week


In observance of vaccination week, the St. Lucia Ministry of Health and wellness through the community nursing department hosted a fun walk/ parade under the theme “Get Vaccinated to Celebrate a Healthy tomorrow”.  The International American University College of Medicine was invited to participate to help sensitize awareness to the public on the importance of […]

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Orientation for the New Students, Summer 2017


The welcome remark was presented by Dr. Gannon, who welcomed and congratulated the students on their acceptance to the University. He further explained the Academic Oversight. Students were applauded for choosing to join the IAU family! Dr. Rasheed mentioned, that the New Student Orientation is designed to assist students with questions they might have about […]

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IAU-COM Launches a Standardized Patient (SP) Program for Teaching and Assessment of Clinical Skills with Year-2 Students


  Medical students at the IAU-COM campus in Vieux Fort, St Lucia develop and practice taking history and conducting physical examinations on patients as part of their rotations in local health clinics.  In mid-March a new addition to the clinical curriculum was piloted, bringing a unique patient population into the classroom, the SP. The use […]

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Second Free Student-Run Clinic Offered by AMSA


As our students continue to gain valuable hands on experience, the free student-run clinic welcomed once again the residents of Vieux Fort. About 82 patients were seen on March 18, 2017.   A key component of IAUCOM’s clinical experience is having students visit Community Clinics (with licensed physicians) and practice the clinical skills learned in […]

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Holi Celebration 2017


This year, the Indian Student Association (ISA) invited everyone to celebrate Holi- the Festival of Colors. What is Holi? Holi, the carnival of colors, is a festival where friends and family come together to celebrate the victory of good over evil by covering each other in bright colored powder. Holi festival has an ancient origin […]

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IFMSA-Saint Lucia joined IFMSA as candidate member!


During the 66th General Assembly March Meeting, held in Budva, Montenegro, IFMSA-Saint Lucia joined IFMSA as candidate member! This is a great accomplishment for all medical students in Saint Lucia and we congratulate everyone involved in making this happen. “The International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), founded in 1951, is one of the world’s […]

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Dr. Patrick Gannon presentation at Vision 2030


Dr. Patrick Gannon, Chief Academic Officer presented at the Vision 2030, Vieux Fort and spoke about the medical school vision for Vieux Fort and explained the impact medical schools, in particular IAU, has on the economy. IAU students and faculty contribute around five million US dollars annually to the Vieux Fort economy and this number […]

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