American College of the Caribbean Faculty of Medication & College of Central Lancashire Launch Distinctive Medical Program

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE) – With current and future medical shortages in many countries, the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) and the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) have announced a new program to help address this global workforce problem . The universities are working together to offer a new blended program that will allow students from the UK and around the world to study towards their accredited medical qualification, the Doctor of Medicine (MD) – the postgraduate degree from doctors in the US

The program offers students a Post Graduate Diploma in International Medical Sciences (PGIMS) from UCLan followed by their MD at AUC. Students can then conduct clinical rotations at the AUC’s clinical sites, which include hospitals in the US, UK and Canada. This program, which begins in September 2019, aims to prepare students for the US Medical Licensing Examinations (USMLE).

“The shortage of doctors is a pressing global workforce problem that affects not just the United States and Canada, but so many countries around the world. AUC is proud to have such a dedicated partner in UCLan for this historic program that aims to bring more doctors to countries and communities in need, ”said AUC Executive Dean Dr. Heidi Chumley. “The ability to train in multiple countries, including the US and UK, also provides aspiring physicians a unique opportunity to develop a global perspective.”

David Taylor, Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the UCLan Board of Directors, said, “We are excited to take our partnership with AUC to the next level by signing this landmark agreement. We have come a long way after the devastating effects of Hurricane Irma when our universities worked together to build a temporary AUC medical school in Preston in just nine days. ”

“Together, we’ve shown that where there is real determination, great things can happen. The same dedication, energy, and dedication have now ushered in a new era in our relationship where successful completion of our new Post Graduate Diploma will enable PhD students to receive American-style medical training before moving into clinical Skip years of AUC medical program. ”

The Pro-Chancellor of UCLan added: “The course is completely separate from our own MBBS program and we are hiring an entirely new team dedicated to teaching the curriculum while working very closely with colleagues at AUC in Sint Maarten work together. ”

AUC is part of an alliance of Adtalem Global Education institutions, including the Ross University School of Medicine in Barbados, the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts, and the Chamberlain University School of Nursing in the United States.

Via the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine

The American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) is an institution of Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE), a global education provider headquartered in the United States. The AUC’s mission is to educate tomorrow’s physicians whose service to their communities and patients is enhanced through international learning experiences, a diverse learning community, and an emphasis on social responsibility and engagement. Established in 1978, AUC has more than 6,500 graduates and is one of the oldest medical schools in the Caribbean. AUC is dedicated to developing physicians with a lifelong commitment to patient-centered care and is committed to collaboration, inclusion and community service. With a campus in Sint Maarten, affiliated teaching hospitals in the USA and Great Britain, and an internationally recognized faculty, the AUC has a diverse medical training program for today’s globally thinking doctor. For more information, visit, follow AUC on Twitter (@aucmed), Instagram (@aucmed_edu) and Facebook (@aucmed).

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) at Preston was founded in 1828 as an institution for the dissemination of knowledge. Since those inception, it has grown to become one of the UK’s largest universities, with a staff and student community of nearly 38,000 and an employment-oriented course portfolio of over 350 undergraduate programs and nearly 250 postgraduate courses. The university has an established research reputation with world-leading or internationally recognized work in the fields of business, health, humanities and science.

As a truly global institution with an established campus in Cyprus, the UCLan student body comprises 120 nationalities and its partnership network spans 125 countries. The Quacquarelli Symonds World University Ranking has given UCLan the full five stars for its global focus in all aspects of international education. In 2018, the Center for World University Rankings placed UCLan in the top 3.7 percent of all universities worldwide.

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