Founder & President/CEOCaribbean Medical University.
"I invite you to learn more about this exciting transnational and transcultural adventure in medical education . I hope that this program will represent a new paradigm for the training of physicians of the future."
A few words
Dear Medical Students, Applicants and Friends of the Caribbean Medical University (CMU)
I am pleased to welcome you in print or on line to the prospectus of the Caribbean Medical University. We are very proud of our innovative medical educational venture, which we hope will join the United States, European and International Community in the training of scientifically expert and clinically competent physicians who are also imbued with the best and most compassionate aspects of the ancient philosophical, spiritual and social traditions of American, European and international medicine.
The core values of Caribbean Medical University School of Medicine are integrity, teamwork, innovation, excellence, leadership and professionalism. We at CMU strive for the highest ethical standards in the performance of our duties. We hope to achieve success through collective performance, adaptability and mutual respect. We are striving to find the most effective and efficient way of educating new physicians through the pursuit and embrace of new ideas and creative solutions. We are proudly committed to achieving superior results and to exceeding the expectations of our American, European and international colleagues. Administration, faculty, staff and students are all committed to go willingly and enthusiastically beyond what is expected, in order both to follow bold leadership and give leadership to others in order to achieve superior results in medical education. We will put the welfare of colleagues, students and patients above our own interests, and will strive for altruism, accountability and respect for others.
Dr. Ryan Jackson, MD, MS
Dean of AcademicsCaribbean Medical University.
"The founding and development of Caribbean Medical University School of Medicine have been the result of collective sacrifice and solidarity involving remarkable individuals and the Caribbean people as a whole. What stands here today is a magnificent educational monument to the cooperative solidarity of civilized people from different lands."
The Caribbean Medical University School of Medicine has been established to educate and inspire scholars and future leaders, who will advance the practice of medical science.
The mission of CMU is to educate medical students in accordance with the highest professional standards; to prepare clinicians to practice patient-centered medicine of the highest standard; and to identify and answer fundamental questions in the mechanisms, prevention and treatment of disease, in health care delivery and in the basic sciences.
The aim of the curriculum of the medical school is to produce leaders in medicine, who will take the foundation of a broad education in medicine, to improve health through patient care, research, and education.
Methods for accomplishing this mission
- Institute Problem-based Learning (PBL) into the curriculum.
- Inclusion of case studies into early curricular lectures.
- Patient contact beginning in the first year, patient simulations, clinical skills practice, and exposure to physical diagnosis and patient interviewing during year I.
- Call upon regular U. S. faculty known to administration from almost 25 years in American academic medicine.
- Identifying human material resources for learning.
- Choosing and implementing appropriate learning strategies.
- Evaluating learning outcomes.
As a measure of their competence, every graduate of the CMU will:
- The science and practice of medicine
- Clinical competence
- The social context of medicine
- Lifelong Learning
- Apply scientific principles and a multidisciplinary body of scientific knowledge to the diagnosis, management, and prevention of clinical problems.
- Understand the variation in the expression of health and disease through critical evaluation of biomedical research.
- Obtain a sufficient level of medical knowledge to understand the basic facts, concepts, and principles essential to competent medical practice.
- Exhibit the highest level of effective and efficient performance in data gathering, organization, interpretation and clinical decision making in the prevention, diagnosis, and management of disease.
- Understand and respond to factors that influence the social, behavioral, and economical factors in health, disease and medical care.
- Demonstrate effective and compassionate interpersonal communication skill toward patients and families necessary to form and sustain effective medical care.
- Present information and ideas in an organized and clear manner to educate or inform patients, families, colleagues and community.
- Display the personal attributes of compassion, honesty and integrity in relationship with patients, families, and the medical community.
- Adhere to the highest ethical standards of judgment and conduct as it applies to the health care milieu.
- Demonstrate a critical self-appraisal in his/her knowledge and practice of medicine, as well as received and give constructive appraisal to/from patients, families, colleagues and other healthcare professionals.
- Understand the limits of personal knowledge and experience and will demonstrate the intellectual curiosity to actively pursue the acquisition of new knowledge and skills necessary to refine and improve his/her medical practice or to contribute to the scientific body of medical knowledge.