Why Choose American Canadian School of Medicine?

    • Merit-Based Scholarships Available: Our goal is to leave no students behind for financial reasons which is why we offer merit-based scholarships to ensure the best students enroll in our program.  Learn More

    • Non-Profit Credibility: Our non-profit status means our board concentrates solely on our mission of developing students into exceptional physicians and providing service to our community, not to corporate shareholders.

    • Fully Accredited:  ACSOM is fully accredited by the Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating (IAAR) through 2028 and has preliminary accreditation from the Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM), both of which are recognized by the World Federation of Medical Education (WFME).  Learn More
    • Expert Leadership: Our Board and Executive teams include some of the most accomplished doctors and educators in the field, many from elite US institutions.  Their passion for outstanding medical education has driven the conception and design of the school. 
    • Patient Care Experience: We provide virtual simulations from day one followed by on campus patient experiences.  You will be fully prepared to excel in your 3rd and 4th year clinical rotations at affiliated US clinical teaching hospitals starting with our first three partner hospitals located in Los Angeles, CA.
    • Beautiful Location:  Learn at our 33-acre campus with 160,000 square feet of purpose-built laboratories, small group classrooms, and learning centers. Your student experience extends beyond campus to a 290-square-mile Emerald Isle with no shortage of cultural and recreational opportunities.

    • Residency Match Tuition Refund Program:  We believe in our academic program so strongly we will refund tuition for graduates who pass USMLE steps 1 and 2 and are unable to obtain a residency after 3 consecutive cycles.  Additional restrictions apply Learn More
Affordable Tuition
Quality Residency Opportunities

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Who We Are

Unlike the for-profit medical schools in the region, American Canadian School of Medicine (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
ACSOM Dominica in the News

Dominica Getting New Off-Shore Medical School


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Budget Presentation 2022-ACSOM Announced


A New Medical School for Dominica


Dominica Gets New Off-Shore Medical School


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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.


Library and Spaces

In addition to a fully digital 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 are available.

Our goal is for 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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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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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.