SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
BSc - Medical Sciences
BS Medical Sciences provides the knowledge, skills and personal and professional development appropriate for graduate entry to medicine, medical research, Insurance, or careers in one of the many healthcare or healthcare-related professions.
Intercalated with DOCTOR OF MEDICINE
The Bachelor of Medical Sciences degree program may be intercalated as part of the MD program.
Students shall be prepared for careers including biomedical or clinical laboratory sciences, the pharmaceutical industry, healthcare or medical teaching, medical writing, healthcare management and clinical trials management.
This program is not a qualification in medical practice, the skills and knowledge gained provide an excellent platform for applications to graduate medical program. Graduates can also enter careers in veterinary medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy and physiotherapy. However, to enter these professions you will need to pursue further study and training.
MD – DOCTOR OF MEDICINE
- STU-SOM combines the expertise of academic staff with a flexible program structure and state-of-the-art facilities to provide an outstanding student learning environment that fosters individual intellectual development.
- STU-SOM integrates sky yoga for all the students which shall provide the ideal physical and mental apparatus for the strenuous study of medicine and success towards the licensure.
- STU-SOM OFFERS high quality and innovative teaching, to complement with our inspiring teachers, we are committed to provide state of art facilities which shall cater directly for the needs of the 21st-century student.
- This investment provides you with well-equipped, contemporary environments in which to study, learn, network and relax.
- STU-SOM welcomes students to join its enthusiastic community of pioneers, visionaries and scholars.
4 / 5 Years MD Program
- General Biology
- General Chemistry
- Physics I
- Calculus I
- Physics II
- Calculus II
- Human Biology
- Organic Chemistry
- Introduction to Anatomy
- Introduction to Biochemistry
- Medically Applied Physics
- Introduction to Physiology
- Medical Psychology
BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCE
Our curriculum is derived mainly from the American medical education system, integrated with certain European elements of studying medicine. Students at St. Teresa University – School of Medicine must be motivated and focused, given that our curriculum is year-round with a minimum number of breaks. The Basic Sciences Program consists of five (5) semesters of 16 weeks each and is taught at the St. Vincent campus. MD 5 is taught either at St. Vincent campus or US campus. The Clinical Program consists of six (6) semesters of 12 weeks each and is conducted either on St. Vincent or in the United States.
St. Teresa University – School of Medicine promotes hands-on experience and exposure to patient care throughout the MD program. The availability of Hospitals and Clinics in St. Vincent and in India allows such integration to be possible. Students are encouraged to use their knowledge and skills creatively, whether it concerns the human body in health or disease. The prevention of disease and the promotion of good health are considered important aspects in educating a well-rounded physician.
At St. Teresa University – School of Medicine, we believe that a solid science foundation is essential. This foundation is laid in the Basic Sciences Program. Students are required to complete about 140 credit hours of course work in five (5) semesters of 16 weeks. These semesters are numbered MD-1 through MD-5. This program is substantially more comprehensive than many other Caribbean medical programs because it integrates the European element of clinical exposure.
The Basic Sciences Program courses are presented in lecture format combined with laboratory exposure to allow for visual reinforcement and development of analytical skills. Because St. Teresa University – School of Medicine requires students to pass the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) Step I before proceeding with the Clinical Medicine Program, the strong preparation provided by the Basic Sciences Program supports the student in achieving this important milestone. Following is an outline of courses offered as part of the Basic Sciences Program.
First Semester (MD-1)
- Gross Anatomy and Embryology
- Histology and Cell Biology
Second Semester (MD-2)
- Medical Physiology
- Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine
- Medical and Legal Ethics
- Patient/Doctor relationship & History Taking
Third Semester (MD-3)
- Microbiology and Immunology
- Pathology I
Fourth Semester (MD-4)
- Pathology II
- Physical Diagnosis
Fifth Semester (MD-5)
- Introduction to Clinical Medicine
- Board Review
- Behavioral Science
For the student to be eligible for the clinical rotations he/she must have successfully completed the Exit Examination conducted by the National Board for Medical Education (NBME) at the end of the 5th Semester of the Basic Medical Science program.
Clinical Courses – Summary
- Internal Medicine (12 weeks)
- Surgery (8 weeks)
- Pediatrics (6 weeks)
- Family Medicine (6 weeks)
- Psychiatry (6 weeks)
- Obstetrics & Gynecology (6 weeks)
- Electives (7)- (28 weeks)
The Common Electives The Students Choose
- Allergy & Immunology
- Critical Care
- Emergency Medicine
- Family Practice
- Infectious Disease
- Preventive Medicine
- Pulmonary Disease
MMSC – CLINICAL MEDICINE / DENTISTRY
Designed for high-caliber Medical and Dental graduates who want to explore and benefit from medical research, perhaps with a view to pursuing a specialization in their field or/and a PhD or a career in research.
STU-SOM offers you the opportunity to undertake a practice in your field of study and research project in a laboratory or department relevant to your specialty. The choice of research projects carried out is wide and ranges from bench research to clinical research.
The program begins with a month of teaching, providing you with an overview of the whole range of techniques used in medical and dental research.
The students shall receive statistics training and practical workshops and be taught practical techniques.
To consider the student’s research interests and opportunities STUSOM advises the students to speak to the Program Director.
Total Duration: 30 months
The candidate attends face to face training and discussion once in 8 months
Block 1 - Theory & assignments of Case study
Duration – 4 weeks
Venue – University Campus
Block 2 – Examination, Review, Theory Classes ,Practical, Assignment of thesis and journal publication
Duration - 2 weeks
Venue – (Affiliated Hospitals of the University)
Block 3 – Examination, Review, Theory Classes, Practical and review of thesis. (doctoral committee meeting)
Duration – 3 weeks
Venue – (Affiliated Hospitals of the University)
Block 4 - Thesis defense
Duration – 2 days
- The course is divided into 6 semesters (6 months each semester)
- During the first three semesters students will study the theory and clinical and from the Fourth semester they will work on the thesis along with clinical studies
- Candidates are expected to commence work on their thesis from the first Semester onwards
- After enrolling in the university, student will pursue his/her clinical studies from the affiliated hospitals
- Each student will have a Program Chair who will provide support to the students throughout the course
- Students will submit periodical reports to the Program Chair
- The students will also review the latest research articles in his subject and publish it in international journals. These articles will be peer reviewed before publication
- At the end of the course student will appear for clinical assessment
- The main thrust of the program is to gain knowledge and competencies through blended learning which is acquired through an appropriate interplay of course work, clinical work and research
- Students are expected to do course work as prescribed in the curriculum
- Students with Post Graduate diploma will be exempted from part of the course work
- Students have to accomplish the following during the course:-
- Case studies: 60 cases study reports
- Assignments: 20 Assignments reports
- Conferences: 2 Conference certificates
- Continuous Medical / Dental Education Programs: 2 certificates
- Thesis: Submit thesis at the end of the 29th month
- Article Review: 2 Article Review
- Credits Hours (Theory): One unit theory credit hour is assigned to one hour (55 minutes) of classroom time with a minimum of two/three hours of out-of-classroom time spent preparing for class, studying and discussion per week throughout one semester of approximately 24 weeks in length.
- Minimum – 60 Credits
Credit hours (Clinical Work)
One unit of credit hour is assigned for practicing in a clinic for 15 hours per week throughout the semester.
24 credits per semester for 4 semesters
Minimum – 90 Credits
Thesis – 30 Credits
Minimum 180 credits for award of Degree