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  • 1. St. Matthew's University SCHOOL OF MEDICINE “Improving Life By Degrees” Official Catalog Volume 2, No.II; 2008 Grand Cayman • British West Indies A T T H M E . W T ' S S IM S PR E OV E IN GR G LIFE BY DE U Y N T I V S I E R For more information St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine Regatta Office Park Leeward Three, West Bay Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands B.W.I. Administrative Offices 12124 High Tech Avenue, Suite 350 Orlando, FL 32817 800-498-9700 Fax 407-488-1702/800-565-7100
  • 2. St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine Official Catalog A T T H 2008-2010 M E Grand Cayman • British West Indies . W T ' S S IM S PR E OV G RE IN DE U G LIFE BY Y N T I V S I E R Welcome From the Deans 1 The SMU Difference 2 Mission 3 Credentials 3 Locations & Facilities 3 Online MBA Program 4 Affiliations 4 Admissions 5 Tuition and Fees 8 Financial Aid: Options and Obligations 8 Scholarships 10 Calendar 11 Curriculum 12 Basic Sciences Program 14 Clinical Sciences Program and Clerkship Rotations 18 Third-Year Core Clerkship Curriculum 20 Fourth-Year Selectives and Electives 21 Faculty & Administration 22 Standards for Academic Performance 32 Standards of Professional Behavior and Academic Honesty 34 Student Life 36 Health and Immunization Information 37 Student Government and Organizations 37
  • 3. A T T H M E . W T ' S S IM S PR E OV E IN GR G LIFE BY DE U Y N I V I T E R S Dr. R. Senthil Kumar., M.D., F.C.C.P John Randall, M.D., C.M. Dean of Basic Sciences Dean of Clinical Sciences First, I would like to extend to you a warm welcome to St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine. I am Hello Clinical Students. Upon your completion of Basic Sciences, it will be time to apply what you have happy that you chose St. Matthew’s to pursue your medical education. You can rest assured that you have learned in the classroom. St. Matthew’s offers rotations at hospitals and clinics throughout the United States, made the right choice. We at St. Matthew’s have a student-centered mission. We do everything we can to help Canada, and the United Kingdom. At St. Matthew’s University, we strive to meet your individual needs by you reach your goal, to become a successful physician. working closely with you to ensure that you have the experience and credentials necessary to achieve residency in the setting and field of your choice. Our committed clinical staff works with a student-centered dedication and passion Here at St. Matthew’s, you will find the friendly faculty and staff ever willing to assist you to meet your educational needs. that is unparalleled in Caribbean Medical Schools; we are constantly striving to improve for your benefit. This is complemented by our faculty and student mentoring programs, where we offer personalized care in dealing with your educational andpersonal issues. At St. Matthew, you will find the curriculum is carefully crafted to maximize your success Our highly trained Clinical Chiefs come from a variety of backgrounds and specialties appropriate to their disciplines. They in the USMLE examinations. Our excellent first-time USMLE Step-I pass rate is a testimony to it. This success can be work continually to ensure you are receiving the best clinical experience possible and are here to support you in times of attributed to the high quality of our faculty, who have been chosen from all parts of the world and are experts in their field success and difficulty. At St. Matthew’s University, our online, overarching curriculum via, allows students of teaching. to develop a personal relationship with our Clinical Chiefs and to develop self-learning and communication skills. An outstanding preclinical curriculum and the clinical shadowing programs at local hospitals and clinics help our students Our clinical office is based in Orlando, Florida where we have a friendly, cooperative staff eager to assist you in your clinical understand the powerful link between Basic Sciences and clinical practice. This is a great way to bridge the gap between the pursuits. We will continually strive to place you where, geographically, it is most suitable for you and with our large number theory and practice of the art of medicine. The state of the art IT infrastructure and online learning platforms at St. Matthew’s of clinical sites this is for the most part possible. University are better than even many of the mainland U.S. medical schools. It is this part of your curriculum where you begin to prepare yourself professionally to interact with patients and to become St. Matthew’s University also boasts a one-of-its-kind Center of Excellence in Medical Education, which is constantly an effective physician and an attractive residency candidate. Becoming a physician is a long developmental process however, involved in developing more effective and powerful teaching & learning methodologies. The Office of Research at St. St. Matthew’s hopes that by combining our excellent clinical sites and our overarching online curriculum with initial close Matthew’s University greatly encourages the involvement of our students in research projects starting from the first semester guidance that by the end of your journey, you will become an independent thinker and a competent physician. of your medical schooling. The emphasis of our clinical curriculum is on a strong work ethic, being a team player, having compassion for the patients, Apart from academic activities in the University, Grand Cayman also offers you limitless entertainment, which will help you and a continuing curiosity for the developing science of medicine. We welcome your interest and look forward to you relax after an intense study schedule. Grand Cayman boasts some of the world’s best beaches and a vibrant night life. All choosing St. Matthew’s to study medicine. this comes to you with an exceptional safety profile of the island. Sincerely yours. I can assure you that St. Matthew’s University will offer you the kind of learning environment ideal for you. I look forward to meeting you here. Good luck! St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine Visit our Web site: 1
  • 4. Our Mission The St. Matthew’s University Difference St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine was established in 1997. At the core of our mission is a commitment to the success of our students. Our aim is to provide qualified students Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399. The toll-free telephone from around the globe with the best medical training available. St. Matthew's University School of Medicine Locations & Facilities number is 888-244-6684. Grand Cayman is not only a beautiful destination; it is also one of • St. Matthew’s is approved by the State of New York for develops socially responsible medical doctors skilled in the art and science of medicine. We are committed to the safest islands in the Caribbean, boasting one of the lowest unlimited clinical rotations and residencies. Please visit the New achieving our mission by: crime and poverty rates. As part of the British West Indies, the York State Education Department Office of the Professions’ Web Cayman Islands combine British civility, American efficiency, and site at to view the • Providing students with the knowledge and skills needed to practice medicine in the 21st century. Caribbean charm. Caymanians have achieved outstanding listing of approved schools. educational standards and one of the highest standards of living • Helping students acquire the judgment and confidence necessary to become competent doctors. in the world. SMU students enjoy many of the luxuries of home thanks to advanced telecommunications, a stable and growing Grand Cayman • Motivating students to pursue knowledge outside the classroom, both during their tenure at St. Matthew's and infrastructure, a booming financial center and thriving tourist Within the vibrant blue waters of the Caribbean is Grand Cayman, throughout life. industry. As part of the British West Indies, the Cayman Islands islargest of the three Cayman Islands. Not only does Grand Cayman an English-speaking country. With strong attention to healthcare offer some of the most pristine beaches and world-class diving, it • Creating an environment in which students and faculty interact with each other, their patients, and the in the population. There are two excellent hospitals, and Grand boasts numerous attractions, shopping opportunities and points Cayman boasts one of the highest ratios of physicians to its of interest, including the capital city of Georgetown. As the largest community with compassion and integrity. population in the Caribbean, on the island, making it an ideal of the three islands, Grand Cayman offers many familiar amenities location for a medical university. Direct flights are offered from and modern conveniences from dining to transportation, • Engaging faculty and students in the understanding and active practice of research which furthers their numerous major cities including Atlanta, Chicago, entertainment and healthcare, you are sure to feel at home. knowledge of the process of science and increases their appreciation of the balance between research and the Charlotte, Miami, Houston, New York, and Tampa. Grand Cayman Only 480 miles from Miami, Florida, 50 miles south of Cuba and artful practice of medicine. is only an hour's flight from Miami. 180 miles northwest of Jamaica, the island is easily accessible. There are at least 55 flights per week entering Grand Cayman and 28 from Miami, Florida alone. Major carriers such as Cayman Credentials Airways, American Airlines, Continental, Delta, Northwest and US • The World Health Organization lists St. Matthew’s in the World Air offer flights from major cities including Chicago, Detroit, Proven Quality of Education Commitment to Student Success Directory of Medical Schools Toronto, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Atlanta, Sensitivity is as important to patient care as a mastery of clinical At St. Matthew’s University, we are as committed to your dreams • The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates Houston, Tampa, Orlando, Miami and London. skills. We believe patients are cared for – not “processed” – and as you are. Throughout your 10 semesters with us, we will do officially recognizes St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine therefore our faculty is committed to teaching students to everything we can to ensure your success by supporting all aspects incorporate social, cultural, and spiritual perspectives in working of your education and life at SMU. We offer a groundbreaking U.S. • The Government of the Cayman Islands, B.W.I., has fully with patients. A healing partnership with patients grows from Medical Licensing Examination review course, utilizing chartered St. Matthew’s. mutual respect and understanding. At St. Matthew’s University we internationally-known subject area experts who are flown to • The accrediting body for St. Matthew's University is the Cayman Islands • British West Indies believe that learning to balance analytical skills and people skills campus from around North America. Before our students move Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM). The is vitally important to a doctor’s success. With dedicated faculty, a onto their clinical semesters in the U.S. or U.K., they receive United States Department of Education recognizes the ACCM as low student-professor ratio and advanced technology available extensive pre-clinical training utilizing Cayman's world class using accrediting standards similar to the accrediting body for both inside and outside of the classroom, our students are health care system. We are available to assist you with housing, medical schools in the United States. In 2007, the ACCM granted groomed to be successful not only in their studies at SMU but also financial aid application and counseling, academic tutoring and St. Matthew's University accreditation for six years, which is the in their lifelong roles as healing physicians. With US Medical more. Faculty advisors and student mentors are also assigned to longest accreditation period available under their protocol. Licensing Examination Step One pass rates of over 90%, our incoming students to ease the transition into medical school. We • The FAIMER International Medical Education Directory students' performance is far above the average level of students welcome both traditional and nontraditional students because we (IMED) of the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical from other non-U.S. schools (61%). Over 800 of our graduates value the diverse perspectives they bring to our community. Graduates (ECFMG) lists St Matthew's University in its listing of have been placed in outstanding residency programs, including Academic scholarships are also available to outstanding students. approved medical schools. recent placements at the Mayo Clinic, Northwestern University SMU also offers students the opportunity to earn a MBA or MPH by • St. Matthew’s is licensed by the Commission for Independent and Vanderbilt University. Along with these outstanding way of our partnership with Davenport University while Education, Florida Department of Education (Florida license residencies, our graduates have earned residency or permanent completing their medical degree. number 2634). Additional information regarding this institution licensure in 43 states as well as Canada and Great Britain. may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 325 West Gaines St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine 2 Visit our Web site: 4
  • 5. Island & Student Life What’s Around Campus Student Life The Cayman Islands' remarkable success as a financial Dining center and tourist destination has transformed the nation In the last five years, Cayman has emerged as a culinary into a dynamic society that has every modern convenience playground for chefs and a paradise for people who but still retains the charm and vibrancy of the Caribbean. appreciate excellent food. From Haute Cuisine, to casual People from more than 100 countries live and work in this waterfront bars and restaurants, to Jamaican-style quot;Jerkquot; British Overseas Territory, creating a lively and unique blend chicken and pork at roadside stands across the island, there of cultures. is something for everyone. Diners can choose from traditional Caymanian, While the diverse accents and idioms of Caymanians, Mediterranean, American, Indian, Chinese, Thai and Tex Jamaicans, Europeans, Hondurans, and Filipinos may take Mex restaurants, or even familiar franchises like Burger some getting use to, there is no denying the hospitality of the King, Wendy's, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Domino’s Pizza. local people, the superb weather, stunning beaches and great Choices range from 5-star Sushi to pasta Alfresco served by restaurants and nightlife that make the transition to this new serenading Italian waiters. country easy, as well as exciting. How about Tea at the Ritz? The Ritz Carlton, Cayman serves As an integral part of this exceptional community, St an elegant tea with all the trimmings in the Silver Palm Matthew's offers students a quality of life that few universi- Lounge every afternoon (pre-booking highly ties in any part of the world can match. recommended). The Cayman Islands: Craving for local food, such as turtle stew, fish rundown and • Provide world class health care system with one of the stewed conch, can be satisfied at Caymanian hot-spots like highest ratios of physicians to its population in the Welly's Cool Spot, Champion House and Corita's Copper Caribbean. Kettle. •Enjoy one of the highest per capita incomes in the world. Diving •Offer stability, a strong tourism trade, a safe community, Some of the most vibrant coral reef systems in the world exist and highly developed technology and health care in Cayman waters, which offer wonderful opportunities to resources. scuba dive, snorkel and swim in tropical seas that are warm • Has one of the lowest crime rates in the Caribbean. year round. Since the main campus and residence halls are just steps Country Per Capita GDP Physicians per 1,000 Crimes per away from the famous Seven Mile Beach, students can 100,000 Cayman Islands $39,801(c) 1.4(c) 5,416(c) literally walk out of their class and across the street for a Dominica $3,800(d) 0.5(e) 8,845(a) quick swim, snorkel, sunset volleyball game, or even to study Grenada $3,900(d) 0.5(e) 10,117(a) on the beach. St. Kitts $8,200(d) 1.19(e) 5,543(a) St. Maarten $15,374(b) 1.28(b) 6,265(b) The calm waters and 200-foot visibility under water make USA $43,500(d) 2.56(e) 4,118(d) the Cayman Islands an ideal place to build experience and confidence in scuba diving and snorkeling. Divers and (a) Harriott, Anthony (2002). Crime Trends in the Caribbean snorkelers can swim with the friendly rays at Stingray City, or and Responses. United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. experience the magic of swimming among a school of (b) Statistical Info. (2007) Central Bureau of Statistics, Yellowtail fish, or see up close various species of turtles, Netherlands Antilles - Website parrotfish, lobster, eels, sea urchins and squid that populate (c ) Compensium of Statistics (2005). Economics and the famous coral reefs. Statistics Office, Government of the Cayman Islands. As a premier dive destination, Cayman has a wide choice of (d) CIA World Factbook local dive operators that offer beginner and advanced scuba (e) World Health Organization Statistical Information System courses, as well as affordable dive trips for certified divers. - Website For those with hectic schedules or divers who want to avoid a crowded dive boat, there are plenty of gorgeous dive sites that are an easy swim from shore. shopping • dining • banking • health & beauty • leisure St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine 4 Visit our Web site: Visit our Web site: 5
  • 6. Island & Student Life Island & Student Life Leisure & Recreation Cingular and T-Mobile in the USA, and Rogers Wireless and • Driver’s license and passport (they will photocopy your Cayman also offers rentals, leasing, and has numerous Aside from the word class diving, Cayman has a plethora of Microcell in Canada. license and the pages of your passport); dealerships for purchasing a vehicle. The island also has a activities and points of interest. From Stingray City where For more telecommunication information please visit • One form of physical address confirmation, such as your wonderful bus system with seven bus routes, and the buses you can swim with the rays, to the Cayman Islands National local Cayman electricity bill; each have a distinctive colored circle on the front and rear Museum which overlooks George Town harbor and houses • Full name and residential address, your phone and fax with a route number in the middle, which get you where you natural and cultural histories, Cayman offers a unique mix of Health Care number, your nationality, date and place of birth, occupation need to be. Residents also have the option of having their island entertainment. Just like at home, Hollywood Theaters Offering both state and private health care facilities, Cayman and the name and address of your employer. vehicles imported onto the island. at Camana Bay offers a state of the art, six screen, stadium has an excellent health care system. A wide range of special- seating cinema. With over 33 sporting associations you are ists, including visiting doctors from the US and elsewhere Moving with Pets Please visit New Resident for further details http://www.cay- bound to find a league whether its baseball, cricket, cycling or operate from private clinics. Grand Cayman is well served by Pets are allowed to be brought to Cayman, a import permit or soccer. There also multiple gyms on the island as well as private dentists and optometrists. There are also two hospi- valid animal passport issued by the Department of endless water sports including diving, sailing clubs, and tals on the island, The Cayman Islands Hospital and The Agriculture, and an official health certificate issued by a Schools kayaking. Chrissie Tomlinson Memorial Hospital as well as numerous government employed or accredited veterinary inspector in The Caymanian school system is based upon the English Nightclubs along Seven Mile Beach provide a wide choice of pharmacies. Many have multiple branches, and both Foster’s the country of origin is required for the importation of dogs learning system. Cayman offers primary schools in each dancing, including hip-hop, reggae, disco, rave, country and Food Fair and Kirk Supermarket have in-store pharmacies and cats. district for children 4-11 years of age as well as Government western, and Latin. open 12 hours a day. For further information, please visit the high schools, a community college, a university college and a Hotels and restaurants, such as the Wharf, Marriott and the For a list of local health care contacts please visit Chamber of Commerce at law school. Private schools are also abundant on the island Ritz Carlton, are sparking off new trends with themed nights relocation/pets.htm. including but not limited to, Cayman Prep & High School, on a monthly or weekly basis, such as disco or smooth Latin m or Cayman International School, First Baptist Christian School, beat by the pool. For a more casual experience, numerous page_id_11.html. Transportation Montessori By The Sea and St. Ignatius Catholic School. The bars and pubs dotting the island offer a cold beer while There are many options for navigating the island. People classes are taught in English, as it is the main language of the watching the sun set over the ocean or their favorite sport on Currency from, all the major European countries, most major English island. TV, or joining in a noisy game of Dominoes - a popular Cayman has its own currency – the Cayman Islands Dollar speaking countries (including the United States, New Children starting pre-school can begin at the age of two and Caribbean pastime. (CI$). The exchange rate is CI$1 = US$1.20. The cash rate is Zealand, Australia, Canada and South Africa), and the for primary school the starting age depends on whether they traded at CI$1 = US$1.25 which means that US$20 cash is following Caribbean countries – Jamaica, Barbados, will be attending a British school such at St. Ignatius or Climate worth CI$16 or US$5 is worth CI$4. When making Dominican Republic, Cuba, and Trinidad and Tobago, are American school such as Cayman International School. The weather in Grand Cayman is pleasant year round with transactions the common change will be in CI, not US entitled to obtain a Cayman driving license without having to British schools require children be the age of four by temperatures ranging from 70˚ to 90˚. Rainy season usually Dollars. US Dollars are accepted everywhere as are travelers take any further tests. If in doubt call the Licensing September and American schools require the age of five by lasts from May to November however the rains are usually checks. Almost all shops, restaurants and hotels accept credit Department on 945 8344 or visit September. brief and the sun will soon return. In these summer months cards and there are ATMs throughout the Cayman bkkriders/law/unc/. You must apply for a Cayman license For further information and a detailed listing of schools, humidity is high and the sun’s rays are strong, so sunscreen Islands. Currency denominations are CI$ 1, 5, 10, 25, 50 and within three months of arriving. Please remember driving is please visit The Chamber of Commerce at : is highly recommended. Cayman does have a winter, from 100 dollar bills. on the left side of the road like in the U.K. December to April which is when the rain subsides and the or New Resident at : cool breezes return. Hurricane season runs from June 1st to Banking November 30th and Cayman is well prepared. Hurricane As the fifth largest financial district in the world, banking information packs are available from the Government options in Cayman are endless. Butterfield Bank, Cayman Information Services in Cricket Square (Tel: 345- 949 8092) National Bank, Fidelity Bank, FirstCaribbean International Bank, Scotiabank, and Royal Bank of Canada offer electronic Telecommunications and on-line banking. ATMs are offered by Butterfield Bank, State-of-the-art telecommunications services are offered by Cayman National Bank, Royal Bank of Canada, Fidelity, over five companies. These services include local and long FirstCaribbean International Bank and Scotiabank. distance calling, mobile phones, faxing, cable and Internet. When opening a new account, banks may require all or some Service is comparable to that found in the US. The main of the following information: providers are Cable & Wireless, Digicel, WestTel, and • Bank reference from your current bank. This must be TeleCayman. addressed specifically to the bank in the Cayman Islands and All Cayman mobile phone service providers use GSM must include how long you have banked there (i.e. technology. It would be best to consult with your existing minimum of three years), the average balance and manner provider to ensure that your mobile phone is compatible. As in which your account has been conducted; a guideline, CDMA is the technology used by Verizon and • A letter from your Cayman employer stating the origin of Sprint in the USA, and Telus and Bell in Canada. GSM is the your funds, the position or job you have with the company technology used by Vodaphone, O2 and Orange in Europe, and the length of time you will be employed with them; St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine 6 Visit our Web site: Visit our Web site: 7
  • 7. Admissions Island & Student Life Davenport University Prospective students who choose this option are awarded an Admissions Committee Advance Standing and Transfer acceptance into St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine St. Matthew’s University offers a rolling admissions process MBA or MPH Online contingent on their successful completion of the with no deadline to apply. However, seats in each class are Students pre-medical coursework at the University of Sussex. competitive and early applicants will have the advantage of St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine only provides Prospective students from Europe or outside the U.S. may St. Matthew's University has partnered with Davenport securing a place in the semester of their choice. Semesters advance standing to qualified transfer students from medical wish to contact our European Administration offices based University to offer a unique opportunity for St. Matthew's begin in September, January and May. The committee schools recognized by the World Health Organization. in London: University medical students to attain a MBA with a selects students who exhibit the strongest potential to Transfer students undergo the same admissions process as M and D Europe (UK) Limited concentration in Health Care Management or MPH online , flourish in a medical school environment and execute the first time applicants, in that they must submit a complete Challenge House, while completing their Basic, Preclinical and Clinical duties of a medical doctor ethically and professionally. If the application packet to ensure a timely review. Acceptance of 616 Mitcham Road Sciences semesters. student’s credentials meet the admissions criteria, the transfer credits is at the discretion of the University. Croydon Surrey CR0 3AA England Davenport University, with its main campus located in Grand candidate will be interviewed in person or by telephone Students are limited to a maximum of two semesters of Rapids, Michigan, offers its MBA or MPH program UK Tel: 0871 7171 291 before a final decision is made. It is the applicant’s transfer credit toward the St. Matthew’s University degree completely online, including registration, textbook Overseas: +44-8709914440 responsibility to make sure the application is complete. program. purchase, and financial aid application, with no on-campus Fax: +44-8704871785 Applicants should submit materials early to ensure a timely We encourage applications from people with work experience requirements at all. Students can attend classes anytime, e-mail: decision. The admissions committee will not review in healthcare. However, chiropractors, podiatrists, dentists 24/7, providing the convenience and flexibility for a busy incomplete documentation. and physician’s assistants will not be granted advanced medical student. Financial aid is available for students who Each candidate is evaluated on the basis of these factors: standing based on work experience. These students may use qualify in the Davenport University MBA or MPH program. • Academic background Course Semester Hours Quarter Hours completed coursework to qualify for admission. Students • Overall grade point average Inorganic (General) Chemistry+ 8 12 with advanced degrees (Ph.D.) in a subject may be provided St. Matthew's students receive a twenty percent tuition Organic Chemistry*+ 8 12 discount at Davenport University. Students may be eligible • Science grade point average Biology+ 8 12 credit. to transfer up to 15 graduate credits toward their program • Strength of major/minor Language Arts (English) 6 9 The University will submit transcripts to any university or • Letters of reference College Math or Computer Science 3 5 college for a student requesting a transfer. However, provided they were completed with an earned B or better. Physics (recommended) 4 6 The MBA concentration in Health Care Management focuses • Personal statement Humanities (recommended) 3 5 acceptance of credits is at the sole discretion of the other on strategic, financial, and ethical decision-making skills in • College activities that demonstrate service to the + These courses must have laboratory work institution. * A student may substitute a semester/quarter of Biochemistry for the final an evolving health care environment. Davenport University’s community. semester/quarter of • Personal interview Organic Chemistry. Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) Master of Public Health degree prepares you to lead in both the public and private health sectors. Davenport's faculty are • MCAT scores The MCAT is requested of North American resident students. academically credentialed, trained and certified to teach Non-U.S. Transcripts Admitted students are to submit their test results prior to online, many of them leaders in their field. The Davenport curriculum is continually updated with the help of business Admissions Criteria Students with academic transcripts from outside the United States must have them evaluated on a course-by-course basis enrolling into St. Matthew’s University. There is no minimum score below which an application is automatically professionals, assuring graduates that they will have the skills Most candidates have earned an undergraduate by an evaluation service such as World Evaluation Services rejected. and knowledge to make an immediate impact wherever they degree from an approved college or university in the United (, Josef Silny & Associates, Inc. The MCAT is offered online multiple times per year. work. Davenport University is accredited by the Higher States, Canada or a recognized international institution. (,, or a service that is a Information on the MCAT testing dates is available at Learning Commission, North Central Association of Colleges However, a student who has earned 90+ semester credit National Association of Credential Evaluation Services and Schools. hours of college credits will be considered for admission. (NACES) member ( We recognize that since medicine deals with people, an Information regarding your application, dates and locations understanding of literature, art, history, ethics and should be directed to: philosophy is an asset to a physician. Science and humanities University of Sussex–Brighton, are not mutually exclusive and both are viewed as necessary Association of American Medical Colleges Medical College Admissions Test for the practice of medicine. England, United Kingdom It is necessary that students be computer literate. 2450 N. St., NW Washington, DC 20037 Phone: (202( 828.0690 Pre-Medical Program The following list of courses and credits indicates the minimal prerequisites that all applicants must complete Application for the test must be made approximately one St. Matthew’s University is affiliated with the University of month prior to the designated testing date. St. Matthew’s prior to admission to the medical school. Applicants with MCAT code is 919. If using the MCAT (THx) system, please Sussex at Brighton, England. The affiliation is related only lower grade point averages are encouraged to apply if other to the pre-medical program offered at the University of use the school name. MCAT scores must be submitted to the accomplishments or work experience demonstrate their Admissions Office in Orlando, Florida. Sussex. Prospective students, particularly from the UK, who aptitudes. are lacking in either the total minimum number of post- secondary college credits or any of the specific science prerequisites, may apply to the University of Sussex to design a program to complete any admissions deficiencies. St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine 8 Visit our Web site:
  • 8. Letters of Recommendation Application Checklist fees are not paid by Friday of the first week of classes. Confidential appraisals by college advisors, instructors, or A completed application file for both new and transfer Non-payment by the end of the second week will result in others are an important part of the application. These students will include: registration being cancelled. Students must pay tuition and recommendations may include a letter from a peer. Ask for •Completed application form fees prior to attending classes or being recorded on the recommendations from individuals who can give a concise •Official academic transcripts official roll. and thorough assessment of your personality, industry, •Three letters of recommendation Tuition and fees are subject to change. They must be paid in reliability and motivation. Applicants are given the option of •Official MCAT scores U.S. dollars via personal check, money order, or signing a waiver regarding the confidentiality of these •Personal statement travelers check. Students must be able to demonstrate ability letters. •Application fee of U.S. $75 to pay, and/or ability to obtain financial aid before •Three current passport photos (one as profile) commencement of classes or placement in a clinical rotation. Personal Statement •Current resume Students with an outstanding balance are not eligible to Applicants must submit a personal statement with the •Evidence of financial support register for the next semester without clearing up the application form. This offers an opportunity for the applicant •Copy of passport outstanding balance to the satisfaction of the Finance Office. to describe personal attributes, characteristics and interests that support a decision to study medicine. The admissions Submit a completed application form along with other committee is interested in participation in research projects, supporting documents to: TUITION AND FEES ($U.S.) Per Semester hobbies and health-related employment or experience. Use St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine Effective Fall 2008 specific examples to demonstrate motivation, commitment Office of Admissions – to pursue a medical career and the ability to work with U.S. Office Tuition – Basic Sciences & Clinical Sciences $8,900.00 people. Compassion, empathy, and the ability to deal with 12124 High Tech Avenue, Suite 350 Internet Access and Technology Fee**(cayman only) $100.00 everyday problems are considered important qualities. We Orlando, Florida 32817 Administrative Fee (per semester) $175.00 focus as much on the determination and life experience of Or via the Website at our candidates as on their academic background. One Time Fees Reapplication Non-Refundable Application Fee $75.00 Interview Unsuccessful applicants may reapply by repeating the Cayman Immigration Fee*** $304.88 When a candidate is favorably considered, the Admissions admission process. A new application form, a new personal Seat Deposit $500.00 Committee schedules an interview. For all new students, the statement and new letters of recommendation must be Kaplan Materials $2,000.00 interview may be in person or by conference call. The submitted with a check or money order for U.S. $75 payable ($1,000 upon entering, $1,000 5th semester) interview serves both the applicants and the committee by to St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine. providing an opportunity for the applicant to ask pertinent Miscellaneous Fees questions and introduce any special circumstances that Procedures and Paperwork Tuition for less than 11 credits (per credit hour) $740.00 should be considered. The committee gains the opportunity All financial aid, immigration, and other documentation Malpractice Insurance - Clinical Science only $200.00 to determine if the candidate demonstrates the personal must be received at the U.S. Admissions Office no later than (per semester) qualities that are required in a good physician. These 30 days before the start of term. See calendar for the Health Insurance $354.00 qualities include motivation, commitment to a medical ca- schedule. (per semester, unless proof of coverage) reer, empathy, compassion, maturity and flexibility in deal- We are here to help you through this process. We are open to Transcript Request – First 3 free, thereafter $10.00 ing with problems. both traditional and non-traditional applicants, so we truly Letter of Reference – First 3 free, thereafter $10.00 encourage your application. Document copies up to 15 pgs. Notification of Acceptance (Over 15 pgs., $1 per page) $15.00 Letters of acceptance or non-acceptance are mailed within one week after the Admissions Committee has reached a Financial Aid: Recreation Fee (Cayman Only) $21.00 Leave of Absence Fee $500.00 decision. Students who are accepted are expected to return a letter of intent within a week. The letter of intent must be Options & Obligations Graduation Fee $500.00 White Coat Fee $150.00 accompanied with a fee of U.S. $500 to reserve a place in the Background Check Fee $50-250 Depending upcoming class. This seat deposit fee is part of the first Tuition and Fees Tuition and fees are billed on a semester basis for students in Lab Fee $150-250 semester tuition. Basic Sciences and in Clinical Sciences. Tuition and fees are Late Registration Fee $250 due on the day of registration but no later than the close of Late Payment Fee $100 business on the Friday of the first week of classes each National Board Fee $500 semester. A U.S. $100 late fee will be assessed if tuition and on the required extent of search **Laptops are required for all students ***Cayman Island Government Fee St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine 10 Visit our Web site: Visit our Web site: 11
  • 9. Scholarships Financial Aid Clinical Sciences Other Charges SCHOLARSHIPS Jha Family Scholarship Tuition and fees are charged for all clinical rotations. Tuition Students attending Basic Sciences in Grand Cayman will be billed monthly for miscellaneous charges. Payment is due The Jha Family Scholarship was created to promote and fees for students in Clinical Sciences are due atleast one leadership in the medical profession. This scholarship month prior to the commencement of the clinical rotation. upon receipt of these invoices. Non-payment of accounts will Academic Scholarships awards U.S. $3,000 per academic year (U.S. $1,000 per Students in Clinical Sciences will be billed for an entire result in the loss of credit privileges on campus. Each semester, St. Matthew’s awards academic scholarships semester) to new and current students. St. Matthew’s is semester regardless of the starting date as long as the student to outstanding first-semester students. These scholarships St. Matthew’s University strives to remove economic barriers proud to offer this scholarship to students who display is in rotations. Financial Aid disbursement can only be made are for U.S. $2,000 per semester for the Basic Science to higher education. Our current financial aid packages exceptional leadership skills in the medical field. It is our if the student is in rotation for a minimum of 10 weeks during making each scholarship package worth U.S. $10,000. St. include scholarships and private loans from lenders for way of rewarding leadership while encouraging individuals the 15 week semester. Matthew’s is proud to offer these scholarships to students those who qualify. All loans take credit into consideration. to pursue a medical degree. Additional charges may be due during fourth year if students who display exceptional promise in the pursuit of a medical choose elective rotation with costs exceeding the standard St. degree. It is our way of rewarding excellence and encouraging Applicants must: Matthew’s University subsidy rate. Each student will pay a maximum of five clinical sciences semesters (given that no FINANCIAL AID individuals to pursue a medical degree.At the time of • Have an overall GPA of 3.0 or above You've made a smart decision to further your education and application, candidates must: rotations were failed). • Submit documented proof of participating in a leadership pursue your passion. The commitment, time and money you • Have completed an undergraduate degree capacity invest at St. Matthew's University during the next few years • Have completed coursework with heavy • Submit one letter of recommendation from a person who Basic Science Refund Policy will surely pay off! emphasis in the hard sciences can attest to your leadership ability • Have earned an overall GPA of 3.5 or above All refunds will be made within thirty (30) days of the • Submit a letter requesting the consideration of the • Submit a letter requesting the consideration of the withdrawal date. Before any refund can be initiated, a It is our goal to make the financial aid process as painless as Scholarship Committee. The letter must include Scholarship Committee. The letter must include (but not be withdrawal form must be completed and submitted to the possible. The Office of Financial Aid is here to assist enrolled (but not be limited to) leadership students with their application process as well as debt limited to): academic achievement, community Dean of Basic Sciences. abilities, community achievement and any leadership management and consolidation options after residency. We achievement, and awards received. awards received. are also here to help you avoid possible pitfalls that can come • The scholarship recipient must meet the following criteria Tuition will be refunded according to the following schedule*: to retain the scholarship for successive Basic Science from dealing with money and finances. As experts in this Prior to the first class day 100% area, we are here to help so that you can concentrate on what semesters: The Scholarship Review Board is most important - becoming a great physician. •Remain in the top 20% of the class The Scholarship Review Board meets on or around March 15, During the first 5 class days 93% •Have no disciplinary actions. During the second 5 class days 87% Both loan and scholarship programs are available to assist July 15 and November 15 of each year to review all completed During the third 5 class days 80% you with funding the full cost of your education. applications for all scholarship awards. Deadlines for receipt During the fourth 5 class days No Refund Students must make a realistic assessment of their financial The Cayman Islands Scholarship of completed scholarship applications are as follows: situation prior to coming to the island. When devising a • Spring semester November 10 As part of St. Matthew’s University’s commitment to the budget, students should consider the following expenses: • Summer semester March 10 country and citizens of the Cayman Islands, a scholarship Any new student withdrawing from a clinical rotation, •Tuition •Utilities • Fall semester July 10 covering one Basic Science tuition and fees is offered to a subsequent to assignment and acceptance, will not be subject •Health insurance •Books qualified Caymanian citizen each calendar year. This to a refund on tuition for that semester of rotation. Any new •Phone •Evacuation insurance The Scholarship Review Board will notify recipients within scholarship is awarded to a qualified applicant who meets all applicant to St. Matthew’s University requesting withdrawal •Equipment •Internet two weeks of their decision. the admission requirements, shows exceptional promise for within three days of payment of the seat deposit to St. •Personal expenses •Room and Board medical studies, is a current resident of the Cayman Islands Matthew’s shall receive a full refund* of all tuition and fees paid. •Transportation A semester is four months long and it is easier to devise a and is dedicated to delivering health care to the country of Applications the Cayman Islands. Applications for all scholarships are available online at *The first semester seat deposit fee of $500.00 and the quot;semester budgetquot; to go along with the receipt of your loans. Applicants must submit the following information at the time or from the Florida office. $75.00 application fee are excluded from this refund policy Remember - loans must be paid back, so only borrow what of application: and are not refundable after the first three days’ exemption you need. Most lenders defer payment while the student is Completed applications may be faxed to: 1-800-565-7177. • Letter of request to the Scholarship Review Board Completed applications may be mailed to: as previously described. in school and for up to four years into residency. explaining the desire for consideration. This letter should If you have any questions or need assistance please contact St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine include (but not be limited to) examples of tenacity, Office of Admissions us: compassion and commitment to helping others. Office of Financial Aid U.S. Office Clinical Science Refund St. Matthew's University • Proof of current Caymanian citizenship. 12124 High Tech Avenue, Suite 350 Orlando, FL 32817 Policy 12124 High Tech Avenue, Suite 350 Orlando, Florida 32817 Or submit applications via the Web site at Any student withdrawing from a clinical rotation, subsequent 800.498.9700 / 407.488.1700 / 800.565.7177 Fax to assignment and acceptance, will not be subject to a refund on tuition for that semester of rotation. St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine 12 Visit our Web site: Visit our Web site: 13
  • 10. Basic Sciences Curriculum CURRICULUM CALENDAR BASIC SCIENCES Semester Term Dates Graduation Our Curriculum Includes Semester I Credits Caring Fall 2008 Sept 1–Dec 12 December 19 MD 110 Patient-Doctor Skills I 2 Our curriculum integrates basic and clinical science to give Spring 2009 Jan 5–April 17 May 2 MD 132 Embryology 2 students an understanding of the human body in health and Summer 2009 May 4–August 14 August 21 MD 144 Histology 5 disease. This approach enables students to use their Fall 2009 Aug 31–Dec 11 December 18 MD 122 Principles of Research & 2 knowledge not just to treat patients, but also to prevent Spring 2010 Jan 4–April 16 May 1 Evidence Based Medicine disease and promote good health. Summer 2010 May 3–Aug 13 August 20 MD 168 Gross Anatomy 8 Throughout the first two years, students participate in a series of clinical medicine courses that focuson the art of Fall 2010 Aug 30–Dec 10 December 17 patient care and preventive medicine. Patient care in the Spring 2011 Jan 3-April 15 April 30 broadest respect is at the center of every course. Students Summer 2011 May 2-August12 August 20 Semester II Credits examine the role of medicine in the community and the Fall 2011 August 29-Dec 9 December 24 MD 210 Patient-Doctor Skills II 2 effect disease has on the family, as well as the individual. MD 261 Neuroscience 6 Special segments deal with the ethics of the physician- Please note that as SMU is an international medical patient relationship and with the ethical dilemmas posed by MD 269 Biochemistry/Genetics 9 school, we operate on a three semester per year basis. modern medicine. Public holidays from your home country may not MD 278 Physiology 8 be observed. BASIC SCIENCES PROGRAM Semester III Credits MD ___ Medical Spanish 1 Basic Science Overview MD 365 Biostatistics and Epidemiology 3 MD 310 Patient-Doctor Skills III 2 The gross and microscopic structure and function of each organ system is presented in lecture format with clinical MD 341 Medical Microbiology I 5 correlations. Laboratories provide visual reinforcement and MD 342 Medical Pharmacology I 4 give students the opportunity to develop the ability to make MD 376 Introduction to Psychiatry and Ethics 6 observations and hone analytical skills. Professors focus on how disease interrupts the normal function of organ systems MD 377 Pathology I 5 and the therapy needed to treat these abnormal processes. Lectures, labs and small group formats reinforce analytical skills. Semester IV Credits Students are required to complete 105 credit hours in Basic MD 410 Patient-Doctor Skills IV 4 Sciences. The first semester courses are numbered MD 1--, second MD 441 Medical Microbiology II 5 semester courses are numbered MD 2--, and so on. Each MD 442 Medical Pharmacology II 4 credit hour is equivalent to approximately 15 contact hours. MD 478 Pathology II 8 If a course is canceled, an appropriate course will be substi- tuted. Any canceled course will be offered no later than the next academic semester. Semester V Credits Hands-On Experience how practicing physicians interact with patients, take histories, perform medical examinations and MD562 Clinical Therapeutics 2 Experience extends beyond the classroom into hospitals MD582 Introduction to Clinical Medicine 8 procedures, and work with other members of the health and clinics. Students gain invaluable experience through care team. St. Matthew’s University’s preceptors MD588 Fundamentals of Clinical Sciences 8 participating in community outreach. represent a diverse set of specialties, such as internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics and orthopedics to name The Clinical Shadowing Program gives our students the a few. The Clinical Shadowing Program is crucial to a opportunity to make meaning of the knowledge and student’s continued success and preparation for the lessons learned from lectures and textbooks in a real-life USMLE Step 1 examination and their clinical rotations clinical setting. Students learn and experience first-hand that follow. St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine 14 Visit our Web site: Visit our Web site: 15
  • 11. Semester III-IV and the mechanics of pharmacological/medical MD 376 Introduction to Psychiatry and Ethics Semester I-II Semester I Semester II intervention. Small group and interactive computer – 6 credits MD 110 Patient Doctor Skills I – 2 credits learning reinforce lecture material. Abnormalities in human functioning are examined and MD 210 Patient Doctor Skills II – 2 credits Patient-Doctor Skills I is the first in a series of required students are introduced to psychiatric evaluation, In this second course in this series, second-semester two-credit courses providing medical students with a students will initially evaluate the importance of Semester III nomenclature and clinical writing, and how to conduct a mental status evaluation. The course provides an in-depth progressive introduction to the skills and attitudes that are communication. They will be introduced to cases where requisite in becoming competent, compassionate MD Medical Spanish – 1 credits study of the DSM-IV-R psychiatric diagnostic categories. physician communication skills are imperative in physicians. In this first course, students will come to establishing sound patient care. They will have an The Medical Spanish course will provide the basic These range from childhood disorders through geriatric appreciate the essential nature of a complete history. They opportunity to practice their own communication skills communication skills for the medical practice. Its focus dementia. Epidemiology and pathogenesis, differential will understand how the vast majority of patient and will be evaluated by objective structured clinical will be the usual verbal exchanges that happen in the diagnosis, course and prognosis, along with current presentations can be diagnosed with the information examination (OSCE) standards. patient-doctor relation. Emphasis will be placed in the treatment strategies are presented. Additionally, students available in a competent history. They will gain experience most common mistakes that have the potential to impair participate in case-based discussions of ethical dilemmas in history taking and will be evaluated using the objective MD 261 Neuroscience – 6 credits the compliance with treatment and the overall trust in the facing today’s health care provider. Ethical analysis of structured clinical examination (OSCE) format. (Prerequisite: Physiology as Anatomy) relation, while keeping the broad aim of the course in moral reasoning is emphasized. Students are challenged Students learn the neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and improving the understanding of basic Spanish in the to reflect on their personal values and moral obligations as MD 132 Embryology – 2 credits medical setting physicians. neurochemistry of the central and peripheral nervous This course covers principles of the development of the systems. A coordinated lecture and laboratory program MD 310 Patient-Doctor Skills III – 2 credits MD 377 Pathology I – 5 credits human embryo. Emphasis is on the first eight weeks of stresses normal structure and physiology of the nervous During this third course in the Patient-Doctor series, (Prerequisite: Histology and Physiology) development and the subsequent development of the system using resources such as cadaver brains. The course students will be introduced to physical examination skills Students examine the mechanisms of injury and disease organs and organ systems. includes a lab. in a systems-based format. Formal teaching of skills will processes and the body’s response. Lectures cover cell be followed by the opportunity to practice and improve injury and cell death, necrosis, blood coagulation, MD 144 Histology – 5 credits MD 269 Biochemistry/Genetics – 9 credits these skills in the Clinical Skills Center. Students will be thrombosis, embolism, infarction, tumors, environmental Students learn about the structure of the eukaryotic cell Students learn principles of protein structure and function evaluated using the objective structured clinical pathology, and aging. Student groups discuss clinical and the function of its different organelles. They learn with special emphasis on enzymes. The discussion of examination (OSCE) format. case-based problems with built-in questions to about the unique characteristics of the four basic tissues of enzymes involves basic concepts of kinetics and recapitulate the basic principles of pathology. During the body: epithelial tissue, connective tissue (including bioenergetics that prepare the student to better MD 341 Medical Microbiology I – 5 credits assigned lab periods, students review a collection of bone, cartilage, and blood), muscle tissue, and nervous understand the metabolic pathways which involve (Prerequisite: Biochemistry) hundreds of colored slides arranged in a series of modules. tissue. The course covers basic mechanisms by which the carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids and nucleotides and different systems of the body take in nutrients and oxygen, how the enzymes involved in these pathways are regulated. Objectives for this course are to provide medical students transport them to the tissues, remove waste products, Since the raw material for the metabolic pathways of the with an understanding of how viruses, fungi, protozoa, and Semester IV interact with the environment, and prepare for body comes from what we eat, principles of nutrition are parasites cause human disease. They will also examine how reproduction. The course includes a lab. woven throughout the entire course. diseases are diagnosed, treated and prevented. MD 410 Patient-Doctor Skills IV – 4 credits During this fourth Patient-Doctor course, students will MD 122 Principles of Research and Evidence MD 278 Physiology – 8 credits MD 342 Medical Pharmacology I – 4 credits begin to integrate the clinical skills that were introduced Based Medicine – 2 credits Students are guided through a comprehensive study of (Prerequisite: Physiology) in the earlier courses in this series. Students will revisit Students will have an opportunity to develop research human physiology. The student is challenged to apply basic Students will learn the basic concepts related to general history-taking and physical examination and will have the skills related to Evidence Based Medicine. Students will be knowledge of biochemical, cellular and anatomical fact to principles of drug action, adverse effects, mechanism of opportunity to practice their communication skills with introduced to concepts of research analysis and critical the understanding of homeostatic principles and action and factors modifying action. Special attention will patients, colleagues and attending physicians. As with thinking. At the end of this course, the student will be able mechanisms at the cellular and systems level. Basic be given to the mechanism of action, pharmacological previous courses, objective structured clinical examination to frame a clinical question based on therapy, diagnosis, concepts and ideas are taught through the study of cellular actions, adverse effects, uses and contraindications of (OSCE) standards will be used to evaluate students. prognosis or etiology; develop a focused search strategy to membranes and nerve and muscle cell function and then drugs affecting the autonomic nervous system. Drugs used identify articles that best answer the clinical question; applied to the understanding of cardiac and cardiovascular to treat viruses, fungi, protozoa and parasitic disorders, MD 441 Medical Microbiology II – 5 credits identify and use the appropriate clinical database; critically system function as the first application. Emphasis is placed cancerous diseases, endocrine and inflammatory (Prerequisite: Medical Microbiology I) appraise articles for validity. on application of basic ideas as applied to the disorders are also covered. The objective of this course is to provide medical understanding of the cardiovascular system, the students with an understanding of how bacteria causes MD 168 Gross Anatomy – 8 credits ramifications of the disease process, the logic of diagnosis, MD 365 Biostatistics and Epidemiology – 3 credits human disease; how infectious diseases are diagnosed, In this course students are introduced to the principles of and the mechanics of pharmacological/medical Students master basic descriptive and inferential tools to treated and prevented; and the nature of the innate or gross and developmental anatomy. They learn, in detail, intervention. The course then focuses on the application understand statistical evaluation of research, non-specific immune system that is continually ready to the gross morphologic features and anatomic development of basic principles and concepts to the remaining four demographically trace validity and reliability, and evaluate respond to invasion. Also studied is the humeral of the human body in the following regions: head and neck, major disciplines in physiology: pulmonary, renal, predictive tests. This course is divided into three sections: immunity in which antibodies will be responsible for upper and lower extremities, back, thorax, abdomen, gastrointestinal and endocrine systems. Concepts from descriptive statistics, inferential statistics and specific recognition and elimination of foreign antigen, pelvis, and perineum. The study of each region includes cardiovascular and cellular physiology are reviewed as epidemiology. and cell-mediated responses in which specific T cells integrated lectures, radiographs and clinical correlations, simple applications in the remaining areas with a focus on recognize foreign pathogens and destroy them. and laboratory study of human cadaver specimens, models chronological and functional organization of each system, and radiographs. the ramifications of disease process, the logic of diagnosis, St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine 16 Visit our Web site: Visit our Web site: 17
  • 12. Clinical Sciences Program & Clerkship Rotations Semester V MD 442 Medical Pharmacology II – 4 credits information gained to formulate management and Clinical Rotations recognize rotations taken in non-teaching hospitals. This course focuses on the discussion of pathophysiology of disposition plans. Throughout this course there is an The Clinical Clerkship is an exciting and enriching aspect of Although St. Matthew’s arranges and schedules the third year various systemic disorders rational behind use of emphasis on the need to listen and communicate effectively medical training. It requires both determination and Core Rotations, the selection and scheduling of the fourth different drugs, including mechanism of action, with their colleagues and team members and, most sacrifice. The Clinical Dean and staff will work closely with year Selectives and Electives generally is done by the student pharmacological actions, adverse effects, different uses and importantly, with their patients. Students will be evaluated students to ensure they fully benefit from clinical rotations through an application that must be approved in advance by contraindications. Drugs covered are those used to treat bac- both formatively and by objective structured clinical and prepare for successful residencies. the Clinical Dean of St. Matthew’s University. terial diseases, cardiovascular disorders, examination (OSCE) standards. Practical knowledge, skills Most students benefit by choosing Electives in a variety of respiratory disorders, coagulation disorders, renal and abilities will be tested in an objective manner. Assignment policy hospitals – particularly in hospitals or geographic locations diseases, CNS disorders, GIT disorders, and drugs The Clinical Coordinator, with permission of the Dean and where they hope to do residency training. Students receive a affecting the immune system. MD 588 Fundamentals of Clinical Medicine – 8 credits Director of Clinical Services, assigns clinical rotations. By Clinical Clerkship Packet before completing Basic Sciences. This course integrates all aspects of the first four semesters posting a passing score on the USMLE Step One (1) and This information helps them prepare for Clinicals and MD 478 Pathology II – 8 credits of Basic Sciences with the common clinical disease states completing various administrative tasks, students become design their senior year by identifying Selective and Elective (Prerequisite: Pathology I) students are likely to encounter in their clinical rotations. eligible for clinical core clerkships. sites. Students will gain an understanding of pathophysiology This course will be taught by professional instructors well Although St. Matthew's arranges and schedules the Core manifestations and the management of common disease. acquainted with the demands of licensing exams and clinical rotations, the selection and scheduling of the Selectives and Affiliate Hospitals in North America Pulmonary, cardiac, gastrointestinal, endocrine, performance on hospital wards and in clinics. The key Electives is done by the student through application that Students are encouraged to complete at least one year of rheumatic, orthopedic, renal, neurological and objective is to ensure that the underlying Basic Sciences must be approved in advance by St. Matthew's University. Clinical Rotations in U.S. teaching hospitals. SMU-affiliated hematology organ systems are covered. Student groups will concepts are understood by students as they transition to Most students benefit by choosing electives in a variety of teaching hospitals accredited by ACGME offer Core Clinical discuss clinical case-based problems with built-in their clinical work. The format will be primarily lectures with hospitals, particularly in hospitals or geographic locations Rotations in numerous states. Students can complete questions to recapitulate the basic principles of pathology. additional material provided through texts, hand-outs, DVDs where they hope to take residence training. Students receive fourth-year Selectives and Electives in teaching hospitals in Laboratory sessions in systemic pathology consist of and online materials. Question-review sessions will help a clinical clerkship packet before completing Basic Sciences. 45 states. For the most up-to-date list of core sites, please reviews of slides that reinforce lecture materials and demon- students apply the concepts from the classroom discussions This information helps them prepare for clinicals and design visit: strate microscopic changes in various disease states. to clinical problem-solving. their senior year by identifying Selective and Elective sites. Affiliate Hospitals in Europe Semester V Core Clerkship Exams Each student is required to take The National Board of Core Clinical Clerkships are available in four large, affiliated accredited teaching hospitals in the United Kingdom. CLINICAL SCIENCES Medical Examiners (NBME) Core Clerkship Examinations. Students may request rotations in the UK. Students who MD 562 Clinical Therapeutics – 2 credits This course builds upon the students’ understanding of PROGRAM AND CLERKSHIP Testing in each of the Cores is conducted three times per year. There is an NBME examination for all Core Clinical engage in Clinical Core rotations in the UK have the privilege of completing all six Core Rotations in one hospital. UK pharmacology, providing practical experience of medical therapeutics in a case-based format. The students, working ROTATIONS Clerkships, excluding family medicine. Students are eligible hospitals are a part of the Royal College of Medicine and to sit for any Core Examination following the completion of Surgery and viewed as equivalent to ACGME by U.S. medical individually and in teams, have the opportunity to participate that Core before the next test date. The Core Clerkship Exam- boards. in therapeutic decision-making in clinical cases, receive At the end of the fifth semester of Basic Sciences, students ination must be taken at the first opportunity it is offered fol- feedback regarding their decisions, and benefit from leave Grand Cayman to start clinical clerkship rotations. lowing the completion of the rotation. Clinical Rotation Objectives discussions led by clinicians involved in the practical During the fifth semester, students participate in a Clinical We advise students to take their exams at the first offered The clinical program requires 76 weeks. The objectives of the application of medical interventions in common disease Orientation where they receive information on available sitting. Students are not permitted to take an exam until they Clinical Rotations are to: states. This course is integrated with the other co-requisite clerkships. Every effort is made to assign students to the are within one week of completing a rotation or have •Expose students to a range of experiences that integrate courses to allow students to attain conceptual understanding hospital that best suits their qualifications, requirements, completed the rotation. The Clinical Department arranges information from various specialties. of common medical conditions and provide them with the and desires. testing. •Ground students in thorough basic and advanced clinical necessary skills and perspective for their transition to the A student will not receive official transcript credit for a Core training to prepare them for residency training. clinical wards. Core rotations will be taken and completed in a teaching Rotation until the student receives a passing grade of 70% •Encourage students to value learning as a life-long process. hospital. with the combined scores of the preceptor evaluation, daily MD 582 Introduction to Clinical Medicine – 8 credits Third Year Core Rotation cover six specialties: log, NBME exam, and required midterm and quizzes through (Prerequisite: PD-IV) Internal Medicine 12 weeks ANGEL. The grades from these components are combined In this course, fifth-semester students will gain practical Surgery 12 weeks for a final transcript grade. knowledge and experience in the diagnosis and treatment of Pediatrics 6 weeks patients. Following an integrated case-based curriculum, Obstetrics & Gynecology 6 weeks Rotations at Non-Teaching Hospitals students will take histories and perform physical Family Practice 4 weeks With the Dean’s permission, a limited number of rotations examinations on trained standardized patients. They will Psychiatry 6 weeks may be taken in non-teaching hospital sites during your work individually and in teams to discuss differential fourth year. However, some state licensing laws do not diagnoses and investigation strategies, and will use the St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine 18 Visit our Web site: Visit our Web site: 19
  • 13. Fourth-Year Selectives & Electives Third-Year Core Clerkship Curriculum THIRD-YEAR CORE Psychiatry Some hospitals require that surgical subspecialties be taken Any student who secures a rotation in a hospital that is NOT Students learn to diagnose mental disorders. Emphasis is along with the surgical Core rotation. In such cases, affiliated with St. Matthew’s University must have CLERKSHIP CURRICULUM placed on taking a psychiatric history and mental status, as students must take at least eight weeks of general surgery. permission from the Dean of Clinical Services. If approval is well as making differential diagnoses. Students are intro- Students take Selectives after completing third-year not granted in advance, the unapproved rotation will not earn Surgery duced to a variety of therapies for treatment of psychiatric rotations. Selectives include 16 weeks taken from credit from St. Matthew’s University. Students follow patients from surgical assessment, through disorders. subspecialties beyond Core rotation specialties. Each After a student’s initial Core rotation is assigned, all Core student receives a clinical handbook during their fifth preparation for surgery, the surgical process in the operating room, the intensive or immediate care of the patient in the re- rotations must be completed without a break in training. semester of Basic Sciences listing all recommended Expenses Related to Rotations covery period, and follow-up care. Students engage in Third-year Core rotations are the prerequisite for contin- Selective specialties. Students who attend Core rotations in the U.S. may be intensive pre-surgical preparation on each case, including the ued fourth-year study. Selective Clerkships are offered at both Core hospital required to make at least two moves to complete the six study of case histories, prior physical examinations and prior affiliates and non-Core hospital affiliates, which refer to Cores. Students need to plan on transportation and housing treatment, and diagnoses. Follow-up on post-surgical cases FOURTH-YEAR SELECTIVES them as “Visiting Senior Electives.” A list of hospitals offering “Visiting Senior Electives” is provided to students expenses at each location. Students who participate in clinical rotations must purchase extends to learning about the support of family and friends, community resources, and the discharge process. AND ELECTIVES in the clinical handbook. medical liability insurance in the amount of U.S. $1,000,000/3,000,000. This additional cost to the student is During the fourth year, the student chooses Selectives and U.S. $200 per semester. Internal Medicine Students learn to conduct a thorough diagnostic work-up, Electives. These clerkship rotations include most Fourth-Year Elective St. Matthew’s University will provide for elective rotations specialties, including specialties from the Core rotations. up to U.S. $135 per week of training. Students who choose including the history and physical examination with emphasis Students take Selectives and Electives in blocks, typically Clerkships electives in hospitals which charge in excess of U.S. $135 per on detailed neurological evaluation of the patient, and design of four or six weeks for a total of 16 weeks of Selectives and Fourth-year Electives are comprised of 14 weeks, chosen week will be billed for the balance in addition to their tuition. treatment plans. Students gain sensitivity to dual diagnosing 14 weeks of Electives. A selective in Neurology is from the additional Cores, the Selectives List or additional and differential diagnosing. Students participate in grand required. subspecialties of interest. Again, these rotations are taken in rounds, work individually with patients, and participate in the four or six week appointments. treatment plan. Additionally, residents or preceptors conduct Fourth-Year Selective Clerkships seminars on selected topics. There are 23 recommended Selective Clerkships: •Allergy and Immunology Approved Rotations Obstetrics/Gynecology Students do not receive credit unless the University approves •Anesthesiology Students are presented with all phases of patient care related and certifies all Selectives and Electives. With permission •Cardiology to fertility concerns, pregnancy, labor, delivery and from the Dean, students may complete Electives in •Community Health Care postpartum care. Students participate in family planning conjunction with the Core. A student can take additional •Critical Care counseling, and learn to detect, diagnose and devise a hours in any Core as Electives. For example, 16 weeks of •Dermatology treatment plan for gynecologic diseases. Normal and surgery might represent 12 weeks of Core credit and four •Emergency Medicine pathologic cases are observed, including normal and cesarean weeks of Electives credit. •Endocrinology deliveries. •Family Practice •Gastroenterology Pediatrics •Gerontology Students learn to develop rapport with young patients and •Hematology diagnose, develop and carry out a treatment plan for infants, •Infectious Disease children and adolescents. Students gain a greater sensitivity to •Nephrology the interdependence between the patient and the parent and •Neurology learn how to interact with each to promote treatment and •Oncology recovery. •Ophthalmology •Pathology Family Practice •Preventive Medicine Students are exposed to the whole range of treatment •Pulmonary Disease perspectives, from infancy to senescence. Students study in •Radiology the hospital and family practice outpatient clinic. The •Rheumatology outpatient environment contributes an expanded •Urology understanding of the role that family members and significant others play in the healing process. Patients’ close ties and the home setting are psychosocial factors that are important to both the art and the science of medical practice. St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine 20 Visit our Web site: Visit our Web site: 21
  • 14. Basic Science Faculty Microbiology and Immunology: Administration Anatomy: Faculty Ashraya Jagadeesh M.B.B.S. Chancellor Pallab Ganguly M.B.B.S., M.D., Ph.D. Associate Professor of Microbiology John Marvin, M.B.A. Professor of Anatomy and Biological sciences M.B.B.S., Sri Siddhartha Medical College, India M.B.B.S., North Bengal, India MD., All- India Institute Chief Academic Officer of Anatomy Pathology: Ph.D., University of Manitoba Gordon J. Green, M.D., F.R.P.C., F.A.A.P. Alfred Roy M.B.B.S., M.D. Volodymyr Mavrych M.D., Ph.D. Associate Professor of Pathology Executive Dean Professor of Anatomy M.B.B.S., Mangalore University Vincent Knight, Ph.D. M.D., Lugansk State Medical University, Ukraine M.D., Mangalore University Ph.D., Crimea State Medical University, Ukraine Dean of Clinical Science Basu Amitabha M.B.B.S., M.D. John Randall, M.D. G. Jha M.B.B.S., MS (Surgery) Professor of Pathology Associate Professor of Anatomy M.B.B.S., Burdwan Medical College Dean of Basic Sciences Master of Surgery (M.S.), Rajasthan University MD, Kasturba Medical College Senthil Kumar M.D., F.C.C.P M.B.B.S., Rajasthan University, Jaipur, India Olena Bolgova M.D., Ph.D. Pharmacology: Dean of Student Affairs, Basic Sciences Associate Professor of Gross Anatomy Senthil Kumar M.D., F.C.C.P. Rayapati Sreenathan, Ph.D. M.D., Lugansk State Medical University Ukraine Dean of Basic Sciences and Associate Professor of Ph.D., Kharkov State Medical University Ukraine Pharmacology and Clinical Therapeutics Dean of Clinical Students and Executive Director of M.D., Moscow Medical Stomatological Institute, Moscow Clinical Sciences Histology and Cell Biology: M.D., Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Gary W. McCutcheon, Ed.D. Institute, Chennai, India Gerardo Ochoa-Vergas M.D. Director of Research Associate Professor of Histology Veerabhadra Gowda M.B.B.S., M.D. Barry Robson Ph.D., D.Sc. M.D., National Autonomous University of Mexico Chairman of the Department of Preclinical Sciences and Pharmacology Neurosciences: Associate Professor of Pharmacology Chief Financial Officer M.B.B.S,. Sri Devaraj Urs Medical School, Bangalore Terry Moya, B.S. Rayapati Sreenathan Ph.D. M.D., Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Professor of Neuroscience and Biological Sciences Vice President, Enrollment M.Sc., Karnataka University Dharawar, India Physiology: John F. Dietrich, Ed.D. Ph.D., Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India Subramaya Upadhya M.B.B.S., M.D. Controller Dr. Xenia Sotiriou Chairman of the Department of Physiology and Pathology Lisa Fox Assistant Professor in Psychology and Ethics M.B.B.S., Medical College, Bellary; Gulbarga University, BA (Hons) Human Communications and Psychology India MEd in Educational Psychology M.D., in Physiology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal; Director of Admissions Advanced Diploma in Counselling Psychology Mangalore University, India Terrence Reid Phd in Organizational Psychology Ministry of Health and Physiology Education, Govt. of India Director of Financial Aid Biochemistry: Gloria Miranda-Avila Prajna Pravinchandra M.B.B.S., M.D. Hanson North Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Physiology Director of Information Technology Associate Professor of Biochemistry M.B.B.S., Kasturba Medical College Tom Miller Ph.D., University of Maryland M.D., Kasturba Medical College Registrar Biostatistics: Mahendra Jha Ph.D. Associate Professor of Physiology Jennifer Applequist Barry Robson Ph.D., D.Sc. Ph.D, Rajasthan University, Jaipur, India Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology Coordinator of Alumni Services Director of Reasearch Mary Jenkins Ph.D., University of Newcastle upon Tyne and Weizmann Institute Librarian Rebecca Ayers St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine Visit our Web site: 23
  • 15. Psychology and Ethics: Gary Vickar, M.D. Amsler, Barbara Elise, M.D. Brenner, Ronald Loewy, M.D. Faculty Professor and Chief, Department of Psychiatry Associate Professor Assistant Professor Faculty Alice Anne Coleman Brunn Ph.D. Board Certified – American Board of Psychiatry and University of Wisconsin Medical School Universidad De Valencia, Fac De Med Student Counselor and Associate Professor of Psychiatry Neurology American Board – Internal Medicine American Board – Psychiatry and Ethics. University of Manitoba Ph.D., Personality Psychology Baylor University Anderson, James P., M.D. Brown, Keith, D.O. Mohammad A. Mir, M.D., F.A.A.P. Assistant Professor Assistant Professor Professor and Chief, Department of Pediatrics West Virginia University School of Medicine Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Preclinical Sciences: Board Certified – American Board of Pediatrics American Board – Neurology/Psychiatry Medicine Universidad CETEC Santo Domingo American Board – Family Practice Felix Ley M.D. Antin, Todd Mitchell, M.D. Associate Professor of Preclinical Sciences Padmanabhan “Dan” Mukundan Assistant Professor Bryant, Christopher Scott, M.D. M.D., Superior institute of Medical Sciences Camazuey Chief Department of Family Medicine University of Miami School of Medicine Provisional Assistant Professor Cuba Board Certified – Family Practice and Pediatrics American Board – Psychiatry/Neurology University of Arkansas College of Medicine University of Madras, Kilpauk Medical College American Board – OB/GYN Saira Zia Ahmad M.B.B.S. Apantaku, Frank, M.D. Assistant Professor of Preclinical Sciences Ms. Lata Gowda, B.P.T., M.P.T Associate Professor Burnett, Jettie M., M.D. M.B.B.S., Punjab Medical College, Faisalabad, Pakistan Lab Coordinator, Department of Preclinical sciences Northwestern University Medical School Associate Professor Bachelor of Physiotherapy (B.P.T), J.N. Medical College, American Board – Surgery The Johns Hopkins University of Medicine Jagadeesh Nagappa M.B.B.S. Belgaum, India American Board – Ophthalmology Associate Professor of Preclinical Sciences Master of Physiotherapy (M.P.T), S.D.M. Medical Ash, Christopher John, D.O. M.B.B.S., Sri Dev Raj Urs Medical College (Bangalore College, Dharwad, India Assistant Professor Casella, Peter Joseph, M.D. University, India) Michigan State University, College of Osteopathic Assistant Professor Clinical Faculty and Preceptors Medicine Universidad Del Noreste, Esc De Med Director of Anatomy Lab: American Board – Surgery American Board – OB/Gyn Ackerman, Bruce D., M.D. Director of Gross Anatomy Assistant Professor Atluri, Sridhar, M.D. Cathcart, H. Kennedy, D.O. Uma Senthilkumar, B.S.M.S., M.S. University of Chicago Assistant Professor Assistant Professor B.S.M.S., Govt. Sidhha Medical College American Board – Pediatrics Rangaraya Medical College, University Health Science Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine M.S., Research Masters Program in Pharmacology, American Board – Internal Medicine Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism National University of Ireland Galway Agha, Amr Amin, M.D. Assistant Professor Babcock, Susan Kay, M.D. Chacko, Ruth, M.D. Clinical Department Chiefs: AIN Ahams University, Faculty of Medicine Associate Professor Assistant Professor American Board – Dermatology Washington University School of Medicine Indira Ghandhi Medical College John Randall, M.D.M.D.C.M., F.A.A.P., FAAFP American Board – Internal Medicine, Nephrology American Board – Emergency Medicine Dean of Clinical Sciences Ali, Raza, M.D. Professor and Head of Department of Medical Assistant Professor Beckman, Enrique, M.D. Chato, Leonardo M., Jr., M.D. Therapeutics University of Tech De Santiago (Utesa), Assistant Professor Assistant Professor McGill University Escuela De Med College Mayor De Nuestro Senora Del Rosario, Fac De University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial American Board – Pediatrics Med Medical Center David Salter, M.D. American Board – Anatomic Pathology and Clinical American Board – General Surgery Professor and Chief, Department of Surgery Allen, Bradley Ronald, M.D. Pathology Board Certified – Surgery Assistant Professor Chatterji, Raja, M.D. Subspecialty Certified – Cardiovascular and thoracic University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Benson, Morris, M.D. Assistant Professor surgery American Board – Emergency Medicine Surgery Associate Professor University of Cincinnati College of Medicine University of Toronto University of Calgary American Board – OB/GYN Allyn, Duane Roy, D.O. General Surgery Tah-Hsiung Hsu, M.D., F.A.C.P. Assistant Professor Chhablani, Asha R., M.D. Professor and Chief, Department of Internal Medicine Des Moines University, College of Osteo Medicine and Bodem, Charles Rene, M.D. Assistant Professor Board Certified – American Board of Internal Medicine Surgery/Pediatrics Assistant Professor Gandhi Medical College, University Health Science Subspecialty Certificates – Endocrinology and University of Illinois College of Medicine Vijayawada Metabolism Almeida, S. Peter, M.D. American Board – Internal Medicine American Board – General Surgery University of Alabama Medical College Assistant Professor B.J. Medical College, University of Pune Bolanos, Nora Elizabeth, M.D. Josef Blankstein America Board – Surgery Assistant Professor Crum, Timothy, M.D. Professor and Chief, Department of Obstetrics and SUNY-Health Science Center at Syracuse, College of Assistant Professor Gynecology Alzalam, Nazem, M.D. Medicine Creighton University School of Medicine Board Certified – American Board of Obstetrics and Assistant Professor American Board – Pediatrics American Board – Pediatrics Gynecology University of Damascus, Facility of Medicine American Board – Pediatrics Boysen, Dennis A., M.D. Assistant Professor University of Nebraska College of Medicine St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine American Board – General Surgery St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine 24 Visit our Web site: Visit our Web site: 25
  • 16. Czaplewski, Rodney Robert, M.D. Flores, Dionisio C., M.D. Jackson, Keith Richard, M.D. Lando, Howard Milton, M.D. Faculty Assistant Professor Assistant Professor Associate Professor Associate Professor Faculty University of Northeastern College of Medicine University of Santo Tomas Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine Virginia Commonwealth America Board – Family Practice American Board – Internal Medicine American Board – Otolaryngology University School of Medicine American Board – Internal Medicine Dimitov, Dimitre H., M.D. Fregeau, David, M.D. Jacobs, Theresa R., M.D. Assistant Professor Assistant Professor Assistant Professor Lawrence, George D., M.D. Medical University of Sofia University of California Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Associate Professor American Board – Psychiatry American Board – Pediatrics American Board – Family Practice Tufts Medical School American Board – Internal Medicine Dodda, Lakshmi P., M.D. Gabrielson, Glen Alan, M.D. Jamal, Qaiser, M.D. Assistant Professor Assistant Professor Assistant Professor Lowder, Gerard Mark, M.D. Guntur Medical College, University of Health Science University of Iowa College of Medicine Patna Medical College, Patna University Assistant Professor American Board – Family Practice American Board – Family Practice American Board – Internal Medicine Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara School of Medicine Du Bois, Richard, M.D. Gonzalez, Pilar R., M.D. Janolo Jr., Esteban L., M.D. American Board – Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Assistant Professor Assistant Professor Assistant Professor Geriatrics Tufts University Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation Far Eastern Far Eastern University American Board – Internal Medicine University American Board – Internal Medicine Lue, John Raymond, M.D. American Board – Pediatrics Assistant Professor Eden, Alvin N., M.D. Kameh, Darian, M.D. Morehouse School of Medicine Assistant Professor Gottlieb, Klaus, M.D. Assistant Professor American Board – OB/GYN Boston University School of Medicine Assistant Professor Medical College of Virginia American Board – Pediatrics University of Bonn American Board – Pathology Miller, Samuel Bennett, M.D. American Board – Internal Medicine Assistant Professor Elsayed, M. Hany, M.D. Kareus, John L., M.D. University of Maryland School of Medicine Assistant Professor Gray, Kris D., M.D. Assistant Professor American Board – Neurology Ain Shams University, Facility of Medicine Assistant Professor Des Moines University College of Osteo Medicine and American Board – Neonatology Loma Linda University School of Medicine Surgery Mishu, Husham Peter, M.D. American Board – Family Practice American Board – Psychiatry, Neurology Assistant Professor Epstein, Brad Lawrence. M.D. Emory University School of Medicine Assistant Professor Greg, Adolfo F., D.O. Kelley, Thomas Reynolds, M.D. American Board – Neurology University of Chicago Division of Bio Science Priyzker Assistant Professor Assistant Professor School of Medicine, New York College of Ofteopathic Medicine Medical College of Georgia Mody, Harshad Ramnik, M.D. American Board – OB/GYN American Board - Pediatrics Family Practice Assistant Professor Municipal Medical College, Gujarat University Eren, Fer, M.D. Halili, Francisco R., M.D. Khan, Aftab A., M.D. American Board – Neurology Assistant Professor Assistant Professor Assistant Professor St. George’s University, School of Medicine University of Miami School of Medicine King Edward Medical College, University of Punjab Montgomery, Shirley M., M.D. American Board – Internal Medicine American Board – Surger American Board – Internal Medicine Assistant Professor University of Illinois College of Medicine Estes, Christine Marie, M.D. Harris, Eddie Will Jr., M.D. Kumar, Jiveshwar, M.D. American Board – Pediatrics Assistant Professor Instructor Assistant Professor Georgetown University School of Medicine George Washington University School of Medicine and Patna University Medical College and Hospital Murthy, Bangalore K., M.D. American Board – OB/GYN Health Science American Board – Internal Medicine Assistant Professor American Board Eligible – Ophthalmology Mysore Medical College, Mysore University Feng, Fang, M.D. LaBaere II, Richard J., D.O. American Board – Internal Medicine, Geriatrics Assistant Professor Henchy, Frank Patrick, M.D. Assistant Professor Sun Yat-Sen University of Medical Sciences Associate Professor Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Okolo, Okechukwu Uzodinma, M.D. American Board – Neurology/Psychiatry Louisiana State University School of Medicine Medicine Assistant Professor American Board – Family Practice University of Ibadan, College of Medicine Fischer, Jeffrey, M.D. Hindo, Walid Afram, M.D. American Board – Family Practice Assistant Professor Associate Professor Lamb, Trent Robert, M.D. University of Florida College of Medicine University of Baghdad, College of Medicine Assistant Professor Olomi, Haroon M., M.D. American Board – American Board – Urology American Board – Therapeutic Radiology University of Arkansas College of Medicine Assistant Professor American Board – Family Practice University Di Bologna, Fad Di Med Fletcher, James W., III, M.D. Hirsh, Eugene H., M.D. American Board – Family Practice Assistant Professor Associate Professor Lamoutte, Humberto, M.D. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences University of Buffalo, SUNY School of Medicine and Bio Assistant Professor American Board – Family Practice Med Sciences Louisiana State University School of Medicine American Board – GI American Board – OB/GYN St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine 26 Visit our Web site: Visit our Web site: 27
  • 17. Park, Heedong, M.D. Sharma, Abha, M.D. Zaki, Ezzat A. , M.D. Faculty Assistant Professor Assistant Professor Assistant Professor Faculty Yonsei University Medical School Government Medical College, Jammu University Ain Shams University Medical School American Board – Surgery American Board – Family Practice American Board – Family Practice/Emergency Medicine Patel, Bhupendrakumar M., M.D. Shelton, Courtney Delige, M.D. Zemaitis-DeCesare, Julie, M.D. Assistant Professor Assistant Professor Assistant Professor B.J. Medical College, Gujarat University Michigan State University College Eastern Virginia Medical School American Board – OB/GYN American Board – Internal Medicine OB/GYN Pattan, Charles Rodney, M.D. Spence, Stanston D’Andrea, M.D. Assistant Professor Assistant Professor Wayne State Medical School Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine American Board – OB-GYN American Board – Surgery Rachelefsky, Marvin A., M.D. Spitzer, Margo F., M.D. Assistant Professor Assistant Professor University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Albert Einstein College of Medicine American Board – Neurology American Board – Psychiatry Rahman, Raiz Ur, M.D. Taylor, Donald Ray, M.D. Assistant Professor Assistant Professor Dow Medical College and Karachi University Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine American Board – Internal Medicine American Board – Anesthesiology (added qualifications in Pain Management) Ranadive, Virendra V., M.D. Assistant Professor Theil, David Richard, M.D. Medical College, Baroda University Assistant Professor American Board – Neurology Indiana University School of Medicine American Board – Anesthesiology/Internal Medicine Reider, Ruben, M.D. Assistant Professor Waissbluth, Alvaro Danl, M.D. University Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Prog Acad De Med Assistant Professor American Board – Internal Medicine The Ohio State University College of Medicine American Board – Internal Medicine Ripps, Barry A., M.D. Assistant Professor Walker, Mark L., M.D. University of Alabama School of Medicine Associate Professor Board Certified – OB/GYN Meharry Medical College School of Medicine American Board – Surgery Sachs, Hanson Philip, M.D. Associate Professor Wana, Sunt, M.D. St. George’s University School of Medicine Assistant Professor American Board – Family Practice Chulalongkorn University Facility of Medicine American Board – Internal Medicine Schaeffer, Allen H., M.D. Associate Professor Whaley, William Howard, M.D. The John Hopkins University Assistant Professor American Board – Internal Medicine Medical College of Georgia American Board – Internal Medicine Shah, Biren Ashok, M.D. Assistant Professor Williams III, Richard Bland, M.D. Tel Aviv University Sackler School of Medicine Assistant Professor American Board – Radiology University of Virginia American Board – Internal Medicine Yeshwant, Chilakamarri, M.D. Assistant Professor Osmania Medical College NTR University of Health Science Hyderabad St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine 28 Visit our Web site: Visit our Web site: 29
  • 18. Performance Performance must correspond with the Dean of Basic Sciences prior to practice medicine outside of the U.S. must meet the licensing opportunity to travel, conduct research, or attend classes STANDARDS FOR registering. requirements of the country in which they want to practice. elsewhere. PERFORMANCE During Week 1 of each semester, the Registrar will be on campus to address any registration issues. The Registrar will Probation Only two leaves of absence may be granted. Each request is subject to the approval of the Dean of Basic or Clinical coordinate with the Dean of Basic Sciences for course A student who receives a cumulative grade point average of Sciences. The Dean bases decisions on whether a semester Registration approval and the Dean of Student Affairs to ensure that all less than 2.0 is placed on academic probation. Removal of away is likely to allow the student to resolve a situation, and Students must be registered and enrolled at all times unless rosters are correct. probationary status requires achieving a cumulative grade whether the student’s performance and behavior suggest a they have received written approval for a “Leave of Absence.” The Registrar will verify class attendance to Student Accounts point average of 2.0 or higher. Probation beyond two reasonable chance of success upon his/her return. Students Students may take only up to a total of two leaves of absence so that Financial Aid monies can be released to students. All semesters may affect financial aid eligibility. who are not granted official leaves may apply for readmission during their entire career at SMU, and only after receiving students must be registered by the first Friday of the when ready to resume their education. written approval from the Dean of Basic Science (for Basic semester. No financial aid monies will be released until a Failing a Course Students may be required to begin paying any outstanding Sciences students) or the Dean of Clinical Science (for student’s registration is complete. Failed courses are listed on the transcript. When the course debt to SMU if they fail to enroll for the next semester or take Clinical students). is repeated, it is listed a second time along with the grade an unapproved leave. Students taking a leave of absence will Granting a leave of absence is the Dean’s prerogative, but no Registration for Clinical Science students is a two-part received. Any student who receives unsatisfactory grades for be expending their 6-month grace period on repayment of more than a total of two will be allowed for any student. No process: a combined total of 24 semester credit hours will be loans. At the end of the grace period the student will go into leaves of absence will be granted after a student has 1.The student electronically accepts the e-RAF issued by the dismissed. The number of failed credits of a course, when repayment of student loans. completed all Basic Sciences and Clinical coursework. Clinical Coordinator or returns a signed National Board RAF successfully repeated, is not used to compute a grade point If a student fails to enroll, his/her status will become or Leave of Absence form to the Clinical Coordinator. average. “Withdrawn” and he/she must apply for readmission. 2.The student must complete online registration for each Students will not automatically be considered enrolled. Clinical semester, National Board semester or Leave of Attendance Possible student status includes only: Basic Sciences Absence. Basic Sciences classes at SMU are typically small and (semester noted), Pre-Clinical Science, Clinical Science Any student who fails to comply with these registration interaction between students and teachers is encouraged. (semester noted), Approved Leave of Absence (up to two procedures will not be admitted into classes for the new Students are expected to attend all class sessions. The semesters total), pending graduation, Withdrawn, semester (Basic Sciences), will not receive financial aid mandatory 80% attendance policy is strictly enforced. If a Dismissed, Alumni, or Deceased. funds, and/or (for Clinical students) will not receive credit student misses more than 20% of the scheduled class time, for a core or elective rotation. the student will fail that course regardless of academic The Registration process is as follows: Any student who is in a rotation and has not followed performance. The Student Handbook describes Registration will begin online ( required registration procedures will be removed from that circumstances in which excuses may be granted. approximately 6 weeks prior to the beginning of the rotation. No credit will be given. upcoming semester. Incomplete and Withdrawal Policies Student Performance To receive an “Incomplete” for a course requires the approval All new and returning Basic Sciences students register at this Student performance is determined on the basis of of both the professor of that course and the written approval time. Transfer students and students who have failed courses achievement of each prescribed course or clinical of the Dean of Basic or Clinical Sciences. All incompletes clerkship objective. Students must achieve a passing level must be completed by no later than the last day of the second established by the faculty of each course or clinical clerkship week of classes in the next semester. rotation to earn promotion from semester to semester. Withdrawal from a course is permitted under some Performance is recorded as Honors (4 grade points), High circumstances, which are described in the Student Pass (3 grade points), Pass (2 grade points), or Fail (0 grade Handbook. Withdrawals are not permitted after the twelfth points). The faculty evaluates each student’s cognitive week of classes. knowledge, problem-solving, clinical competence, personal and professional maturity, interpersonal and Official Leaves of Absence communication skills, and technical skills. The Dean of Basic or Clinical Sciences will consider all requests for an Official Leave of Absence by students who: Graduates who intend to practice medicine in the U.S. •Experience financial hardship and need to take time off to must earn certification by the Educational raise funds for their education; Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates •Suffer an illness or injury, or have a family member who (ECFMG). This certification requires successful suffers an illness or injury that requires the student’s completion of the United States Medical Licensing presence; Examination (USMLE). Students who intend to •Need limited time off to take advantage of an educational St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine 32 Visit our Web site: Visit our Web site: 33
  • 19. Licensure engage in academic pursuits in a manner that is above Student Mentoring Program Graduation and Medical licensure in the United States is governed by the reproach. Students are expected to maintain complete St. Matthew’s offers all incoming basic science students the opportunity to receive mentoring from current basic science ECFMG Certification individual state medical licensing authorities. It is strongly recommended that the students contact the authorities of any honesty and integrity in the academic experiences both in and outside the classroom. Any student found guilty of students. Student mentors are trained to help new students states where the student is interested in practicing. A dishonesty in any phase of academic work will be subject to with becoming acquainted with studying medicine at St. Graduation Requirements Matthew’s and living in Grand Cayman. New students complete list of contact information may be found at disciplinary action. Specific definitions and policies Students must successfully complete: interested in this program may apply through completing an regarding cheating, plagiarism, unauthorized collusion, and application form found on the St. Matthew’s University •Basic Sciences semesters Reasons for denial of medical licensure can include (but are abuse of resource materials can be found in the Student •46 weeks of third year core specialties website at in the Downloadable Forms not limited to): drug convictions, felonious conduct, and Handbook. Library. •All National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) Core sexual misconduct. Disciplinary referrals are handled by the Dean of Student Clerkship examinations Students who intend to practice medicine outside of the U.S. Affairs. The Dean will conduct an initial investigation and Faculty – Student Mentoring •Core Clerkship log books must meet the licensing requirements of the country in may then administer the necessary remedies or refer the case All incoming students are assigned a faculty mentor who will •30 weeks of fourth year Elective rotations which they want to practice. to the University’s Disciplinary Committee for more help them adjust to medical school studies, explore career •SMU must receive a satisfactory evaluation from each pre- extensive investigation and a judicial hearing. When it is goals and connect students to the many resources available at ceptor for credit of a rotation to be awarded determined that a disciplinary violation has occurred, the St. Matthew’s University. Students will meet regularly with •Intent to Graduate Form Standards of Professional committee can recommend remedies ranging from a verbal their faculty mentor to ensure that students are making •Graduation Fee of U.S. $500 progress with their studies and will receive advice on courses •Clear balance with Student Accounts Behavior and Academic Honesty or written warning to suspension or dismissal from the University. Procedures and policies regarding the and specialties. •Minimum GPA of 2.0 Students interested in finding out more about the mentoring administration of disciplinary hearings and associated programs available should contact the Director of Student University Dress Code remedies can be found in the Student Handbook. Services. ECFMG Certification As part of the student’s training as a future physician, St. Graduates who wish to enter a residency or fellowship Matthew’s University has established a culture and Anti-Hazing Policy Academic Assistance, Guidance, and Counseling program accredited by the Accreditation Council for environment based on professional presentation and St. Matthew’s University students shall not engage in hazing The Office of the Dean of Student Affairs works closely with Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) must be certified by conduct. Consistent with its training objectives, the in any form. Information on any violations of SMU’s faculty to provide direction and support for students in times the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates University has established a standard dress code for all anti-hazing policy should be reported immediately to the of academic difficulty. The Dean of Student Affairs organizes (ECFMG) before they can enter the program. They must also students. This policy is designed to create a sense of academic advisement programs and assists the Dean of Basic Dean of Student Affairs. Confirmed instances will be subject be certified by ECFMG if they wish to take Step 3 of the professional decorum and respect between members of the Sciences in remediation planning. to disciplinary action which could be as severe as dismissal Academic counseling is available to any student who wishes three-step United States Medical Licensing Examination University community, as well as to actively maintain a from the University. (USMLE). ECFMG Certification is also one of the professional appearance within the community at large. to explore learning and study skills development, time-management or test-taking strategies, and is required requirements to obtain a license to practice medicine in the Throughout the class day and during specific University United States. events, students are required to wear white shirts with Student Services for confidential assistance with personal matters, social adjustment, family crisis management, help planning The purpose of ECFMG Certification is to assess the standard white collars and tan or khaki colored long pants alternate programs of study, and assistance in the readiness of graduates from international medical schools to hemmed to the appropriate length. Knee-length or longer New Student Orientation Each new class and all transfer students are scheduled for reassessment of priorities when circumstances necessitate enter U.S. residency and fellowship programs that are pants are acceptable. Female students have the option of orientation, course registration, and advising activities just a change of plan. accredited by the ACGME. To be certified by ECFMG, you wearing tan or khaki colored skirts of a tasteful length prior to the first day of classes. The Offices of the Dean of must pass a series of exams; you must also fulfill ECFMG appropriate to a professional environment.Thong sandals Student Affairs and Dean of Basic Sciences collaborate with Information Technology medical education credential requirements. These are not acceptable. faculty, staff, and returning students to facilitate the St. Matthew’s utilizes high-speed networking to aid in the requirements include providing ECFMG with copies of your Violations of the dress code are handled through the Office of introduction of new students to St. Matthew’s delivery of classroom and study materials. To ensure a medical diploma and your final medical school transcript the Dean of Student Affairs. administrators, faculty, teaching and learning philosophies, smooth user experience, students are required to own laptop (from a WHO listed school), which ECFMG will verify programs, policies, and procedures. Members of student or notebook computers during their entire time with SMU. directly with the medical school. Please visit this site for Student Conduct, Academic Honesty, and Disciplinary government introduce new students to life on campus and These should be equipped with Pentium processors, wireless updates and additional information: Procedures are available to answer questions about the St. Matthew’s cards, network cards, and current anti-virus software. The experience. operating system should be either Windows XP Professional SMU graduates participate in the National Resident Each student is expected to behave in a manner consistent or 2000 Professional. Matching Program (NRMP) along with U.S. Medical with the University’s mission as an educational institution. graduates through the Electronic Residency Application Behaviors judged unprofessional, unethical, dishonest, Campus Housing Service (ERAS). Please visit this site for more information: illegal, threatening or dangerous may be considered Even though Grand Cayman is a wonderful place to live, examples of misconduct. Specific examples of violations that moving to a new country can be stressful. fall under the purview of the University’s disciplinary “Where am I going to live?” is one of the most frequently policies can be found in the Student Handbook. asked questions from prospective students. For a smooth transition to the island, St. Matthew’s provides living space Also included in the Student Handbook are Guidelines for in the Residence Hall and other convenient sites for all Academic Honesty. The University expects all students to incoming students. St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine 34 Visit our Web site: Visit our Web site: 35
  • 20. Only two miles from the campus on the Seven Mile Beach and how to maximize student tenant renting satisfaction. Office of Student Services area, the Residence Hall offers single and double rooms with For further information and assistance with locating STUDENT GOVERNMENT AND The Office of Student Services is here to assist student high-speed Internet access, wireless access at the swimming off-campus housing options, please contact Jan-Michael successfully transition into life at St. Matthew’s University. pool and weekly maid service. All utilities (except telephone Maw, Director of Student Services at ORGANIZATIONS The Director of Student Services can assist you with finding charges) are included in the Residence Hall fee. The or visit the Office of Student Affairs located in the School of a place to live in the community after your stay in the Residence Hall server, linked to the campus, gives you Medicine. Student Government Association (SGA) Residence Hall. Support is also available to students with immediate and convenient access to campus resources such Once every semester, each class of medical students elects families or pets coming to Grand Cayman. Conflict as faculty lectures and the virtual library. Recreation Student Government representatives. The Student Mediation & Coaching is also available if you are unsure how The dedicated Residence Hall staff is available to you for Numerous recreational and sporting opportunities are Government communicates student body concerns and to handle a disagreement with another student or need information twelve hours every day. Located adjacent to a available for St. Matthew’s students. SMU has corporate consults with the Office of Student Affairs on matters related advice on a conflict with the owner of your rental property. shopping center and a large, U.S. style supermarket, the Hall memberships at local gyms that students may access to student life at SMU. The SGA also nominates students to offers ease of living. everyday. Access to Seven Mile Beach is only steps away from represent the student body on select university committees. During your first four months on Grand Cayman, you will the campus and several golf courses, cycling and running Students are encouraged to address any concerns they might CAMPUS have time to explore the island, find out where you want to areas are nearby. Many local sports leagues are open to have to their elected representatives or to the SGA executive P.O. Box 32330 live and prepare to move into your own apartment or into the students. St. Matthew’s has volleyball equipment that may be members. Grand Cayman KY1-1209 Residence Suites. This will allow you to secure living checked out by all students. Significant discounts are CAYMAN ISLANDS arrangements with a realistic knowledge of the island. Living available for SMU students on recreational activities, dining, Circle K International 345-945-3199 in SMU-approved housing is mandatory for the first and shopping. Students who would like to combine learning medicine, Fax: 345-945-3130 semester of all new students for these reasons. developing leadership skills and serving the local Caymanian As a final point, there are only two things that will be asked of community are encouraged to join this volunteer ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES you at the Residence Hall: unpack your belongings and focus Health and Immunization organization. The Circle K club’s mission is to meet the needs 12124 High Tech Avenue, Suite 350 on your studies. Please do not hesitate to contact the of individual students through the qualities of leadership, the Orlando, FL 32817 Residence Hall Coordinator with any questions or concerns. information rewards of service, and the unique spirit of friendship. Circle 407-488-1700 A Residence Hall Agreement will be sent to all accepted K has many community partnerships with local organizations Fax: 407-488-1702 students. This document includes rules, policies, room Health Certification Requirements such as Cayman Hospice Care, National Committee of options, and a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section. It is recommended that students have a physical examination Volunteer Organizations (NCVO), Cayman Islands Hospital, Students are required to submit a U.S. $1000 room deposit at by their family physician prior to their move to and the Boys’ and Girls’ Home. the same time as their acceptance seat deposit and letter of Grand Cayman. Students will need a medical certificate Diversity & Opportunity intent. This room deposit will also serve as a security deposit, stating the results of a TB skin test, an HIV test, and proof of American Medical Student Association (AMSA) It is the policy of St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine which will be returned to the student upon leaving the Hall Rubella immunization and Hepatitis A vaccination. Students are invited to become members of the American that there shall be no discrimination against persons because (assuming there are no damages to the room). Medical Student Association (AMSA). This organization of race, religion, age, creed, color, gender, disability, sexual Health Services helps each student broaden his or her knowledge with orientation, national origin, marital status, veteran status, Residence Hall fees per semester are as follows: There are two modern hospitals in Grand Cayman that medical practices and affairs. Contact your class or political belief or affiliation, and that equal opportunity Single Standard Room (220sqft) U.S. $4700 per semester provide affordable basic health care services. All students are representative for information regarding the application shall be available for all. St. Matthew’s University is pleased Standard Suite – Single Occupancy U.S. $5565 per person, required to maintain a health insurance policy. process and opportunities for participation in St. Matthew’s and proud to have a remarkably diverse student body. per semester AMSA chapter. Standard Suite – Double Occupancy U.S. $3130 per person, Insurance per semester All students are enrolled in the St. Matthew’s University Emergency Medicine Interest Group (EMIG) Deluxe Suite – Single Occupancy U.S. $5995 per semester group health insurance policy. If a student is covered by a EMIG is a student club that aims to give students the Deluxe Suite – Double Occupancy U.S. $3460 per person, health insurance policy that covers them outside their opportunity to learn about emergency medicine as a career, per semester country of citizenship, and provides repatriation and medical to unite as a group of students with a common interest, to evacuation, they may opt out of the group plan. To opt out, generate interest in emergency medicine as a specialty, and Off Campus Housing they must contact Student Insurance two calendar weeks to assist students interested in Emergency Medicine in Community housing is another option for students. Grand before the first day of class. For an info packet or to opt out of pursuit of a residency position. Cayman offers a wide variety of housing options and locations the group plan, contact: to suit a student’s individual needs. Living in the community provides our students with an amazing opporutunity to learn Student Insurance about Caymanina culture and the residents of Grand Cayman 800-678-3301/Fax 850-678-1228 while studying medicine. St. Matthew’s understands that living on one’s own for the first time can be challenging for our students. The Office of Student Services is available to help students with making informed choices regarding securing off-campus housing. Advice is available on lease agreements, community relations St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine 36 Visit our Web site: Visit our Web site: 37