Dr. Jogenananda Pramanik, MD.
First Dean of the Caribbean Medical University.Now International Dean.
A Meeting of Minds
Founded in 2007, with graduates across the globe and a campus that include professors and students from many countries, Caribbean Medical University School of Medicine has earned a worldwide reputation as an international center for medical education and a beacon of academic excellence. The school of medicine is upholding its reputation and dedication to training outstanding doctors and working hard to improve health standards and healthcare delivery systems throughout the world. Its reputation for academic excellence and innovative approach to medical training continues to attract students from around the world and distinguished faculty from the most prestigious medical institutions.
Almost all of the founding faculty members have been educated either in the United States or Europe, and their broad range of experience has led to the creation of an innovative curriculum that combines the best of the American and British medical traditions. Caribbean Medical University School of Medicine has built a strong faculty, recruited from numerous countries, shaped graduate and undergraduate programs aimed at attracting students from developing nations, worked closely with the government of Curacao to ensure mutual cooperation, and has overseen the expansion of the Curacao campus. The University is poised to continue the legacy, with the campus expansions and further growth of the undergraduate and research programs.
We are confident that because of modern teaching guidelines, the university has earned its reputation as a leading international center for medical education. The reputation for academic excellence and innovative approach to medical training continues to attract students from across the world and distinguished faculty from the most prestigious medical institutions.
Other firsts team members for the University include Dr. Jogenanda Pramanik, the first Dean of the school, whose great experience in research and outstanding personality assures the best Academic Quality, Training, USMLE Passing Rate and Residency Placement. Now, In addition to his academic duties, Dr. Pramanik serves as an International Dean and is responsible for overall quality of education offered on our main campus.
Largely because of its commitment to basic teaching and faculty development, the University has attracted distinguished visiting professors from some of the world’s most prestigious institutions. Many of these scholars have joined Caribbean Medical University School of Medicine on a permanent basis and work with the administration, to create new programs beyond medicine. As one would expect, the medical school’s growing reputation has attracted a new breed of international medical student. The students are committed to the life-long study and practice of medicine as well as the transformational power of medicine in improving existing healthcare delivery systems around the world.
A Singular Focus
Caribbean Medical University has some advantages over the other medical schools, that you may consider before making the final decision. We are aware of a long way ahead of us to create a perfect medical school, to earn trust and reputation, but the management of CMU will do its best to achieve those goals as soon as possible.
Instead of making empty promises, we would like to show you the progress of development, therefore please get familiar with those advantages, we have at this point of time:
Excellent curriculum and highest teaching standards
We have created a U.S. based curriculum and appointed most qualified faculty members to prepare students for passing a series of exams known as the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) in a first attempt. There are numerous visiting professors from U.S. medical schools coming every semester to implement highest education standards. The school also offers USMLE Review Course of Medical Science to directly assist you in preparation for this critical exam.
Large in scope Clinical Rotation Slots Database
CMU has established cooperation with over 300 preceptors in 67 hospitals and training centers throughout US to provide its students with a wide selection of clinical clerkship locations with no waiting time.
Competitive tuition fees and strong financial aid
CMU offers very reasonable cost of attendance along with easy accessible Financial Aid to every single student, which makes our university affordable to everyone seriously considering to study medicine.
Beautiful, safe and quiet study environment
Curacao is an excellent place to study. The island is located outside of the hurricane belt with low crime rate, nice climate, convenient transportation, economic and political stability. Learn more from U.S. Department of State.
Caribbean Medical University is located in a US standard, A-class, WTC 20,000 square meter complex featuring 400-seat auditorium, 19 classrooms, university offices, computer lab, library, fitness center, student lounge, 2 restaurants, on-site bank, 300-room guest hotel and 1200-car parking lot. The safety of all students and employees is provided by 24/7 security personnel and digital monitoring. The facilities promote teaching and learning, as well as encourage an overall living experience for medical students. It's been designed to provide an outstanding teaching environment for up to 2000 students.
Our University is proud to be among only few medical schools in the Caribbean offering student dorms. Many Students spend their first few semesters at the school living in one of our two residence halls, Clarion Residences and Andress Bello complex. First one offers 200 rooms located on-campus and the other consists of 40 single and double occupancy units.
Innovative teaching methods
We have developed and are constantly improving our educational infrastructure including online Question Banks, Teacher Evaluation Forms, Live Lecture Streaming and other innovative solutions such as EduDesk, SIS and PubMed to allow the students to utilize the best education resources. On top of that we created MYCMU service to let you effectively manage your course of study by viewing grades online, paying tuition fees, submitting forms and applications, evaluate teachers, scheduling clinical rotations and more.