Pre-clinical training is completed in 20 months, consisting of 5 terms of 16 weeks in length. The full time on-campus students and the Independent Study students do the same coursework at the same time. The on-campus time for Independent Study students is scheduled to take advantage of integration of coursework, and clinical correlations.
Clinical experience during pre-clinical studies:
Clinical medicine is continuously woven into the curriculum. From the first week of the first term, the students will be expected to take advantage of clinical contact for up to 4 hours each week. Full time on-campus students will use clinical facilities in Saint Lucia. Distance (Independent Study) students will be required to arrange for such experiences during their off-campus studies, and will use the Saint Lucia facilities when on-campus.