Our 4-Year Program
One of the many great things about AUSOMA is the fact that we offer a great number of options. We want to serve as many people as possible, which is why our programs cater to those in all different stages of life.
Our 4-year program is a full-time program. It includes 4 academic years of medical education, clinical training, board review, and semester breaks. Within the 4-year program you’ll attend 20 months of basic science courses, then 2 years of clinical sciences.
The 20 months of basic science courses are distributed across 5 semesters and include the following subjects:
- 11 organ systems
- Medical ethics
- Clinical skills training
- Preventive medicine
Each semester runs for 15 weeks.
Clinical sciences include 72 weeks of clinical rotations. They are divided into 12-week semesters, and 6 of those semesters will encompass the 72 weeks of clinical rotations.
These clinical rotations prepare you to work directly with patients in a real-world setting. Our professional educators will work to prepare you for a placement in residency, and give you what you need to take full advantage of the clinical rotations.
As long as you pass USMLE Step 1, you are guaranteed a place in clinical rotations at one of our affiliated hospitals throughout the United States.
Our curriculum is complete with semester breaks (that don’t cut into graduation hours), flexible, and accommodating to all types of learners. We are focused on all facets of professional growth including research, advanced degrees, and special clinical rotation tracks.
The AUSOMA Experience
When you enroll at AUSOMA, rest assured that we always prioritize the well-being of our students. By prioritizing the well-being of future physicians, we place emphasis on the well-being of future patients, creating a kinder, more empathetic medical field.
We are dedicated to creating an environment that is warm, welcoming, and engaging – cultivating an experience that paves the way for the rest of a student’s career.
When you study abroad in Aruba, you gain the knowledge and wherewithal that you need to make it as a physician. You gain a sense of independence, learning in a completely new place, that you can’t get anywhere else.
At AUSOMA, we focus on the attention that our students receive from professors. With such small class sizes, it’s possible for students to get the one-on-one interactions they need, and, to our educators, students are far more than just a filled seat in a lecture hall. They are living, breathing future physicians that deserve to be shaped, guided, and taught in a respectful, skilled, and thoughtful manner.
We make sure your needs are met by promoting growth. We don’t see success as reaching the finish line, we view success as a journey in itself – one that we will see you through, every step of the way.
Our curriculum is carefully crafted to meet the needs of students who have dreamed of becoming physicians for their entire lives. We operate on an open-door policy and provide an abundance of lessons and inspiration when it comes to reaching your most important goals in life.
We are motivated by the desire to see you succeed, which is why our professors are available 24/7 – any day, any time. With these assets on your side, we are positive you will enjoy your learning experience at AUSOMA.
AUSOMA was chartered in November 2011, and we officially opened our doors in September 2018. As of 2022, we are recognized by the Aruba Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, Education Commission on Foreign Medical Graduates, Medical Council of Canada, and Medical Council of India.
We are recognized by the World Directory of Medical Schools also, which speaks to the quality of our program. While the World Directory of Medical Schools is not an accrediting body, it is required in order to be eligible for the USMLE.
You’ll find that our graduates are eligible for licensures in most countries around the world.
State medical boards, or individual medical licensing authorities, grant a license to practice medicine in the United States and its territories. Each licensing authority sets its own rules and regulations, and each one requires the passing of an examination that proves how qualified you are in order to be eligible for licensure. The USMLE provides a common evaluation system for applicants regarding medical licensure.
- Step 1 of USMLE must be passed before entering clinical rotations.
- Step 2 of USMLE must be taken during clinical rotations.
- Step 3 of USMLE can be taken during residency.
Choosing Our 4-Year Program
At AUSOMA, our professionals are dedicated to creating forward-thinking, positive physicians who have a keen eye for detail. We offer a hands-on approach to practicing medicine, and our small class sizes mean that our students do well in their residencies and clinical placements.
To learn more about our 4-year program or AUSOMA in general, get in touch with us today.