Ever since the first day I joined IAU, I have become a part of a family abroad. I still remember landing on the island and how welcoming and helpful everyone was. From that day on, I knew that I had made the right decision of choosing IAU. The class sizes were just right; for the first time, professors actually knew my name and cared about my education. The education I received made studying for the USMLE exams a breeze as all of the material had already been covered so there were no surprises. When bridging into the clinical years, I am happy to say that once again I was provided much assistance when deciding where to go, where to stay and which options best suited my needs. I have had wonderful clinical experiences under some of the most knowledgeable preceptors and every one of them has been an avid teacher.
Natasha SulemanToronto, Canada Class of 2013
On one occasion there was a mock plane crash orchestrated in St. Lucia as a drill. It was amazing to see how the school actively participated with the community to create a very realistic experience. Needless to say it was very exciting for all of the students involved and it gave us a good feel for what is to be expected in emergency medicine.
James StewartCollingwood, Ontario Class of 2011
My clinical experiences at IAU have been great! I feel that I am getting excellent training from my attending physicians. I get to travel all over the U.S. and visit many different hospitals. My favorite rotation so far is Ob-Gyn because I got a lot of hands on experience, especially the surgery aspect.
Clifford PrasadQueens, New York Class of 2011
IAU’s extensive exam preparation has made our minds geared towards succeeding in the USMLE. The bi-weekly exams keep us on top of studying and help us to meet our goals.
Hina QuasimNew Fairfield, Connecticut Class of 2013
Interacting with patients at such an early stage of my medical education reinforces a sense of responsibility. My clinical exposure has given me a lot of confidence and I know it will give me an advantage over my US peers.
Julian VallonHollis, New York Class of 2012
Every professor knows me by name; they know my strengths and weaknesses. They use that knowledge to personally help me academically. They want us to become doctors and they don’t want to “weed” out the students.
Trevor CookPoint Comfort, Texas Class of 2013
I feel the case studies helped me learn subjects as a whole and provided for integration of multiple subjects on a clinical level. Through cases I have been able to link different aspects of medicine to better my knowledge of the human body and diagnosis.
Sreeja NamputhiriDallas, Texas Class of 2012
I feel that the small classroom environment not only helps my professors get to know me on a more personal level, but it also helps me to acquire more knowledge and attention which is something that students within other larger schools fail to receive.