Clinical Clerkship Admission Requirements
All Saints University makes the necessary arrangements for our students to do clinical clerkships at approved ACGME-accredited/teaching hospitals in the United States and United Kingdom. Students may also choose to rotate at approved teaching hospitals in other countries of their choice upon prior arrangement with our clinical department. Upon successful completion of Basic Medical Sciences in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, students may elect to complete their core and elective clinical clerkships at any of our affiliated teaching or ACGME-accredited hospitals in the United States.
The requirements that such students must fulfill are outlined below.
Transition semester (TRS) – Basic Sciences to Clinical Clerkship
The transition semester is a one-semester period from the end of MD-5 to the beginning of CR-1. This is an interim semester that the students use to complete any outstanding course work, the Comprehensive NBME, update their Immunization status and finalize any documentation necessary for the next phase of the program. Ideally, all students should complete their NBME at the end of the MD5 semester.
Students who fail their NBME during their transitional semester and require one or more additional semester in the preparation for the Clinical Phase must apply for a Leave of Absence from the Office of Student Affairs, stating clearly the reason and providing supporting documentation. During this time, students are required to be enrolled in an acceptable preparation review course and do monthly NBME practice exams at their own expense. Students are allowed a maximum of 3 semesters off, inclusive of the transition semester. A student with more than three (3) failed attempts at the Comprehensive NBME will be recommended for an alternative degree program or dismissal from the Medical Degree program.
NB: Students must complete their Doctor of Medicine Degree program in a maximum of 6 years or 150% of the scheduled program time. As such students should avoid spending more than 3 semesters away from the program.
Effective March 18th, 2020 all students who are in the current MD 5 semester and all students who have completed their MD5 but have yet to complete their Comprehensive NBME MUST complete the Comprehensive NBME Exam by June 2020 in preparation to start their clerkship program the following semester.
REQUIREMENTS TO BEGIN CLINICAL CLERKSHIPS
If you are a current active student at the university the following is required to begin registration for clinical rotations.
- Successful completion of Basic Medical Science Curriculum and relevant university examinations
- Completion and passing mark on the Comprehensive NBME CBSE
- Be in good standing with the Accounts Department
Students are advised to give the Clinical Department at least 4 weeks notice, informing the department of their intent to begin Clinical Clerkships and choice of clinical sites / hospitals.
Please note that upon clearance of the above requirements students will need to complete the university’s rotation registration process prior to every rotation. Each clinical site will also have specific documentation that must be filed with the university before a student is cleared to start the rotation.
Are you ready to begin?
Email the clinical department for further instructions regarding registration for your first rotation at firstname.lastname@example.org
INDEMNITY / MALPRACTICE INSURANCE
- All students are required to obtain malpractice insurance prior to commencement of their clinical rotations.
- All Saints University will assist students with information concerning insurance companies which provide this service.
- Please note that the cost of malpractice insurance is not included in the tuition fees.
- The cost usually is approximately US$ 1500 per year.
Transfer students from accredited or recognized Medical Schools are welcome to apply for Clinical Rotations with All Saints University.
Transfer Student Admission Requirements:
- Previous secondary school transcript and university transcripts, if available
- Medical school transcript demonstrating successful completion of Basic Medical Sciences
- 1 Page Type Personal Essay on the topic “What I Want to be a Doctor”
- 1 – 2 Recommendation letters from professors or teachers
- Copy of your passport bio page or government issued photo ID
- Students are encouraged to provide USMLE Step 1 or NBME CBSE results, if available
To see if you qualify to apply to the clinical clerkship phase of our program please email our Admissions Department for further details at email@example.com