All Saints University School of Medicine DOMINICA is located in Commonwealth of Dominica. A small island across the Caribbean. Zacheaus Somorin engages the institution’s Admission Officer and African Representative, Ms Kemi Amusan, on the prospects of attending the citadel of learning that has been acclaimed to be a formidable medical and nursing school in the Caribbean.
I’m Ms. Kemi Amusan. An Assistant Registrar (admissions) and the African representative of All Saints University, School of Medicine, DOMINICA.
Why makes your All Saints University, school of medicine unique?
All Saints University, School of Medicine, DOMINICA is an accredited university. We offer medicine and Nursing.
Second, the courses are intensive and fast paced. It only takes four years for a student who already has a B.Sc degree in a science-related course and less than five years for a high school graduate due to intensive nature of the courses to graduate.
Third, students have the advantage of doing their Clinical Rotations in different countries especially, the United States.
Fourth, The tuition is affordable. And, students are exposed to multicultural environment that makes them blend in right away.
What types of facilities do you have on your campus?
We boast of state-of-the-art equipment comparable to what obtains in Canadian and U.S.A medical schools. We also have simulation technologies.
Affiliates of the University
We are affiliated to the World Directory of Medical Schools; World Health Organisation (WHO); Association of Commonwealth Universities; Medical Council of Canada and Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates(ECFMG).
Your global relevance
All Saints University, School of Medicine in DOMINICA is accredited by the ACCM (Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine) Ireland. The university is also recognised by the Medical Council for Colleges of Medicine of Canada, General Medical Council (GMC) of the United Kingdom, Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN), as well as the government of Dominica.
What are the requirements for admission?
Applicants can apply directly at www.allsaintsuniversity.org or send me a personal email at [email protected] Our whatsApp line is also very handy: 1.437.247.8806. Applicants must have credits in the sciences plus mathematics and English language. Applicants will submit their WAEC results or Transcripts if college or university graduates. With candidate’s submission of required documents, the admissions team try to process the admission within 24 hours.
All the good things we have heard about the school, as a well known person in the Nigerian community in Toronto whose words are respected, can you confirm the veracity of these information?
Honestly, the university boasts of highly qualified, professional lecturers and staff members. The students are given qualitative training and rigorously prepared to be the best doctors and nurses worldwide. Our watchword is Quality.
Personal Guidance and Visa Processing
In my personal capacity, I connect with applicants as needed to offer guidance with the application process as may be needed. As for visa processing, the university processes the visas. The students are free of this process.
International students enrolment
The highest percentage of our students are international students.
We have provisions for students coming from Canada and the United States especially. All Saints University, school of medicine, DOMINICA is recognised by the governments of Canada, United States etc which enables applicants to get government students loan to pay their fees and living expenses.
Loans and scholarships
Students from Canada are able to get Canada Students loans from government of Canada such as the Ontario Student Assistant Program (OSAP). Students from USA also get students loans to study in our university. Also, we have sponsorships from Niger Delta Commission, some state governments in Nigeria and some organizations. The university also gives a certain percentage of scholarships to students.
The government is continuously encouraging international students to come to the country as a means of showcasing their beautiful Island and beautiful people to the world. There is emphasis on security. This makes the parents relaxed knowing fully well their wards are in good hands.
The Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM), Ireland has accredited Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree programs of All Saints University School of Medicine, Dominica. This has been effective since May 2019. Interestingly, All Saints University, Dominica represents the medical school with the most affordable tuition for accredited MD degree and Nursing programs in the Caribbean.
Acquisition of American University of St Vincent
Another feather has been added to the cap of All Saints University, school of medicine and Nursing, DOMINICA. We just acquired American University of St Vincent. We are going through the accreditation process as we speak. The university is under the same management with All Saints University, school of medicine and Nursing, DOMINICA. We prepare students for international certification as needed under same management.
ccommodation for students
Accommodation is guaranteed. As obtained worldwide. International students are responsible for their own accommodation. However, the institution offers a high degree of support in referral of students to appropriate buildings on the island. As you may be aware, it is a small island which makes it easy for students to concentrate on their studies as distractions are minimal.
Can your graduates get jobs right away in Canada and U.S.
Any doctor that wants to practice in any country must be licensed there. Therefore, such doctors must be licensed in Canada and U.S.A. to be able to practise there. They fall under the category of International Medical Graduates (IMGs) and they have to be licensed by the Medical Council of Canada (MCC), or the United States Medical Licensing Exams (USMLE). We are proud to say that we prepare our students for these exams which they pass easily. Many of our students actually do their clinical rotations in the U.S.A. They end up being employed afterwards. Our graduates practice in many countries as we speak.
How can applicants connect with you for support?
My whatsApp and direct mobile line is 1.437.247.8806. Email address is: [email protected]