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  • Alexander American University School of Medicine (AAU) is an international medical school in Georgetown, Guyana, which is the only English speaking country in South America.
  • Alexander American University offers a high-quality medical education that integrates professional skills, career-focused education and hands-on practice, enabling students to develop and achieve their personal and career goals.
  • Classes are conducted in English and the Curriculum is based after the best medical schools in Caribbean and USA with both Basic Sciences and Clinical Rotations, is specifically designed to meet the licensing requirements in USA and other nations around the globe. The Faculty and Staff at AAU are some of the best physicians, educators and researchers with certified in other specialties too


Alexander American University is listed in the WHO World Directory of Medical Schools. Students who have completed their MBBS in AAU are eligible to apply for any licensure exam in any country including the Medical Council of India screening exam to register their degree. Alexander American University is registered with the National Accreditation Council of Guyana under the Ministry of Education. Any student graduating from a WHO listed Medical University is entitled to appear for the USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Exam) in Order to practice in USA. So accordingly any student who has completed his or her studies from Alexander American University can appear in this examination. The IMED is an International Directory which contains accurate information on all medical universities after they have been accredited by the concerned government authorities of the country in which they are located. Alexander American University is approved by Ministry of Health, Guyana and is listed in IMED. An MD degree awarded by Alexander American University is recognized all over European Union (EU).


Doctor of Medicine (MD) Course

This course is designed for highly motivated and qualified high school graduates. It's a unique course that enables students to practice as a physician in United States of America.
Any High Graduate can enroll into one year of pre-med program as part of their 5 years medical journey with AAU. Later the student has to take up Basic Sciences Program for 2 years. Once the Basic Sciences Program has been completed, the student is eligible to take Step 1 of the United States Medical Licensing Exam and the student is allowed to continue with his education in any of the affiliated hospitals in the United States of America. The last Trimester can be either in Guyana or USA.
After completing 72 weeks of clinical rotations (48 weeks Core and 24 Weeks), the student will be awarded a Doctor of Medicine Degree. Following the completion of Step 2- CK and CS, the new physician is eligible for residency in the United States.


Pre Medical Program

This program is taught at AAU campus in Guyana. This fast track program is for High School Graduates who will begin their medical journey at AAU to attain their MD Degree. Over a span of 4 Trimesters, this program provides fundamentals, skill development and academic excellence.


Basic Sciences Program

This program is designed to meet the health care needs of the society. This program duration is 2 years and taught at AAU campus in Guyana. During 5 trimesters, students will be introduced to fundamental knowledge and skills of Pre-Clinical Medicine and USMLE Step 1 Course. The Core subjects taught here are Physiology, Biochemistry, Medical Pathology and Anatomy.


Clinical Sciences Program

The Last 6 trimesters of AAU's MD Program, clinical sciences are completed during clinical rotations at affiliated hospitals and clinical facilities in Guyana and USA. 72 weeks of clinical rotations are divided into 48 week Core rotations and 24 Weeks elective rotations. After completion of Clinical Rotations, the student will be awarded a Doctor of Medicine degree.


AAU has some of the best hospitals for students to become best physicians. Our students are more than prepared to face today's medical challenges.

  • Northwest Hospital, Randallstown, MD
  • Brentwood Hospital, Shreveport, LA
  • Community Health Center of Branch County, Coldwater, MI
  • St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Utica, NY
  • The Institute of Family Health, Kingston, NY
  • Northside Medical Center, Youngstown, OH


Location 31, Second Street, Alberttown, Georgetown, Guyana
Eligibility Min 60 % marks in PCB and English
Program Name Medicine
Degree Conferred M.D ( Doctor of Medicine)
Duration 5 Years
Intake 2016
Medium of Teaching English
Requirements Marks Sheets of 10th and 12th Valid
Passport Healthy and Non-Criminal
Record Application and Photos


Admissions at AAU

AAU is one of the best universities of its kind giving the vast array of diversity in spheres of international relations and a multitude of student culture. The core essence of AAU lies in its excellent academic program and safe environment which always welcomes the aspiring students to fulfill their dreams.
Welcome to AAU office of Admissions. Submitting your application is the first step and also the easiest part of the admission process. AAU School of Medicine accepts students into our top MD Program three times a year - January, May and September. We do not require the MCAT.
AAU accepts the student's applications from different diversities that are enthusiastic, passionate and dedicated to health care delivery and also limits enrollment to students meeting specific requirements in order to maintain high academic standards and ensure that students receive the best education possible.
The school serves students without regard to race, color, gender, religion, disability, or age to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally made available to students at the school in keeping with its goals of providing quality and affordable education and training. Student's enrollment is based on academic skills, assessments, interviews, previous achievements and other criteria.


Faculty at AAU

AAU medical school faculty has been trained in some of the world's finest institutions and come from diverse research backgrounds. School has a committed group of highly credentialed faculty and dedicated administrators who are committed to the mission of AAUSM. Our faculty has been selected both for their exceptional professional credentials, and their strong commitment to teaching. Excellent student - teacher ratio provides ample opportunity for students to interact with the faculty. Students find that faculty and staffs are not only accessible, but are committed to their progress. Campus provides a special atmosphere where faculty and staff are able to concentrate on maintaining the optimum conditions for students to acquire the basic medical knowledge necessary for their clinical experience.


Integrated Medical Animation at AAU

As innovations in medicine enter a new era in which interactions at cellular or molecular level results in various physiological effects, this complexity of mechanisms is a key hurdle in the interpretation, translation and adoption of innovations into main stream medical practice. The 3D animations will gain a key role in educational settings in order to facilitate the understanding of new mechanisms. As a result, 3D animations will become the key to providing a crystal clear and engaging view on how leading experts see the state of the art mechanisms which we ultimately integrate into our educational programs and materials.


3D animations are primarily developed as short clips to be integrated in PowerPoint presentations or other media formats, such as video, streaming - web based formats or print. The Alexander American University School of Medicine fosters the concept of integrative curriculum with 3D animations. 3D medical animations explain more in less time. Our animations deliver a rich experience of functional and dynamic mechanisms of human body.


About Guyana

Guyana is South America's little-known curiosity that lies between Suriname, Brazil and Venezuela. It is the only English speaking country in South America and covers an area of 83,000 square miles. Guyana is derived from an Indigenous Amerindian language and means "land of many waters". The Caribbean Community (CARICOM), of which Guyana is a member, is headquartered in Guyana's capital and largest city, Georgetown. English is the official language of Guyana and is used for education, government, media, and services. The main economic activities in Guyana are agriculture (production of rice and Demerara sugar), bauxite mining, gold mining, timber, shrimp fishing and minerals.
The present population of Guyana is racially and ethnically heterogeneous, with ethnic groups originating from India, Africa, Europe, and China, as well as indigenous or aboriginal peoples. Despite their diverse ethnic backgrounds, these groups share two common languages: English and Creole. Most Indo-Guyanese are descended from Bhojpuri-speaking Bihari and Uttar Pradesh migrants. Many Indo-Guyanese are also descended Tamil speaking Tamils from Tamil Nadu, and Telugus of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh in South India.
Guyana is well connected to the world. There are direct flights to Guyana from Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago. There are regular connecting flights from Barbados and Port of Spain. Many international airlines fly from Atlanta New York, Miami and Toronto to these connecting destinations and then to Guyana.

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