Founded in 2003, IAU College of Medicine is located in the heart of the Caribbean, on the beautiful island of St. Lucia, West Indies. IAU College of Medicine offers a progressive 4 Year M.D. Program that is modeled after the U.S. curriculum which is designed to not only qualify students for U.S. Licensure but also prepare them for practicing medicine with professionalism and competence. Special emphasis is placed on self-directed learning to cultivate competent and compassionate health care providers. The integrated Basic Sciences Curriculum allows faculty member from multiple areas of expertise to present traditional disciplines in a case-based learning format that provides a comprehensive view from the microscopic functional roles of each discipline to the stages of the manifested symptoms of a patient taking place throughout each stage of disease and health.
During this time, students and faculty have access to a unique research curriculum where medical students are exposed to peer review publications as early as the first year of medical school. Experienced faculty and robust educational leadership develop our students to their full potential, as skilled practitioners and vital resources for healthcare in their communities. Wide ranges of mentoring services are made available to enhance the medical school experience, such as the CAPSTONE Mentor Program, Seniors as Mentors Program, academic advisor consultation, interactions with alumni on campus and wellness counseling. These services, combined with unrelenting dedication and encouragement of our faculty and administrative staff, is what promotes a well-rounded quality medical education throughout the entire program.