An Innovative Approach to Medical Education in the Caribbean

    • Non-profit school of medicine prioritizing academic excellence and student satisfaction. 
    • Integrated with local hospitals and clinics for clinical teaching exposure from day one.  
    • Adopting small group medical education and fostering early clinical integration. Generally 8-10 students paired with a physician. Learn more about the methodology.
    • Our clinical faculty includes physicians from U.S. Ivy League programs.
    • Collaborating with Canadian Universities and reputable healthcare systems in the U.S. for clinical training.
    • Applying for international accreditation with approval from the WFME and ECFMG; providing USMLE prep; helping students acquire residency placement in Canada or the U.S.; planning for ACSOM residency programs at its integrated hospitals.
    • Operations team consists of academics and executives with 30+ years experience in medical education. State of the art 150,000 sq. ft. campus surrounded by affordable housing.
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Affordable Tuition
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Who We Are

American Canadian School of Medicine (ACSOM) is the first institution of excellence in the Caribbean. Unlike the for-profit medical schools in the region, ACSOM is a non-profit university, not beholden to shareholders and corporations, entirely dedicated to providing its students with the highest quality education. Because it works in tandem with the Commonwealth of Dominica and local medical providers, ACSOM is uniquely positioned to raise the standard of healthcare for the local community.  

 

How We Do It

  • Clinical setting from day one
  • State of the art facilities
  • Physician led
  • Low student-to-faculty ratio
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ACSOM Dominica in the News

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4 Year Course

ACSOM Medical Degree Program


A 4-year program, developed for individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree. Students experience an exceptional curriculum, world-class faculty, and clinical rotations—preparing them for success in North American licensing exams and completing accredited residency opportunities in the U.S., Canada, or Dominica.

 

We foster a welcoming and inclusive student community.

We support our students' clinical skills development using a variety of learning methods and the latest in clinical simulation.

This modern teaching hospital, developed as part of a China-Dominica friendship project, has been designed with a variety of teaching spaces, classrooms, an auditorium for conducting Grand Rounds and Continuous Medical Education, as well as house-staff living quarters.

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Library and Spaces

In addition to a fully electronic library that compliments the online curriculum material, ACSOM maintains a library and resource center with textbooks, journals, USMLE support material and most importantly a quiet and peaceful study space!

Student Housing is affordable, safe and within easy walking distance from campus. Charming fully furnished apartments with closeby amenities.

Our goal is for the students to feel at home. ACSOM faculty and staff work together to create a friendly, supportive and student-centered learning environment.

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Experience Dominica

Quick Stats:

Capital: Roseau

Official Language: English and Dominican; Creole French is also commonly used

Population: 72,000

Dominica is the Nature Island of the Caribbean

Boiling Lake is the second largest hot spring in the world

The Sisserou parrot, pictured on the national flag, is found only on the island of Dominica

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Living in Dominica.

Dominica has a plethora of vibrant history and cultures, including the Caribbeans only population of pre-Columbian Carib Indians, known as the Kalingo. The island also has plenty of geothermal activity, creating a paradise of unique customs, cuisine, rainforest, sea and hot springs. Learn more at Discover Dominica.

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Take the next step on your journey to becoming a physician.

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What to Expect

ACSOM’s curriculum, developed in conjunction with experts from the top private medical schools in the U.S., is fully clinically integrated from day one.