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Command Your Future

Become a Doctor Despite Limited Medical School Seats

We Offer Affordable, Non-Profit, Accredited Elite Medical Education That Prepares You for Residency in the US and Canada.

2 years in the Commonwealth of Dominica | 2 years in US Clinical Rotations

“There is a path forward and ACSOM has that path for you”

– Arvin Bagherpour, MD Founder – Chairman Board of Trustees — ACSOM


of the physician hopefuls that take the MCAT have the scores to become brilliant doctors.



Of them secure one of the limited medical school seats in North America.

Every year, thousands are denied the opportunity to pursue their dream of becoming a doctor. Not because of merit, but because there aren’t enough seats at US medical schools to meet demand.

Although there are alternatives to US schools, many of these institutions have weak reputations due to low admission standards and low residency-matching rates. Investing in this type of education in pursuit of your dream can be a risky proposition.

ACSOM: An Exceptional Alternative

ACSOM is a fully accredited, nonprofit university created for future physicians who deserve the quality of a top medical school and plan to practice in the United States. Modeled after elite US medical schools, our program provides aspiring doctors with access to a truly exceptional medical education experience.

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For-profit institutions often prioritize enrollment quotas to satisfy corporate shareholders. As a nonprofit medical school, ACSOM is focused on student success and residency placement. Only students who we believe will graduate and thrive in their career in medicine are accepted for enrollment. A low admission rate of 15% enables us to provide each student with the training and support required to excel.

Engaged Faculty

We offer a world-class curriculum developed and taught by respected physicians and educators, many from the top schools and health systems in the US, such as Yale and Penn State. Our faculty are vested in your success and highly engaged through group discussion and one-on-one interaction. We’re excited to provide guidance, mentorship, and support during your training and throughout your career.

And Student Focused

With our modern, flipped classroom model, most class time is spent in open conversations with professors and small groups of eight to 10 students. Lectures and learning materials are consumed independently. After two years of study at our beautiful campus on the island of Dominica, you’ll complete two years of clinical rotations at affiliated clinical teaching hospitals in Los Angeles. Clinical sessions average just two to four students per physician.

The Validation
Of Accreditation

Accreditation validates the quality of our curriculum, faculty, resources and more, while enabling graduates to pursue residency training and licensing in the US with confidence. ACSOM was granted a five-year full accreditation by the Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating (IAAR) in 2023. We also hold preliminary accreditation from the Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM). Both organizations are recognized by the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME). ACSOM holds an ECFMG sponsored note allowing US Students to take the USMLE step one. Canadian students are eligible for MCCQ Part 1 NAC OSCE and CARMS match.

The start of your medical career is only three steps away


Two Years of Medical School in the Commonwealth of Dominica

Spend the beginning of your journey in the nature island of the caribbean studying a clinically integrated curriculum and solving cases with renowned faculty and your peers


Two Years of Hands-On training in Accredited US Teaching Hospitals

Become fully prepared for residency training and your life of practice and service.


Complete Your USMLE

Just as you would coming from an institution based in the US or Canada you will complete your USMLE like all other medical students.

Study at the Forefront of Medical Education

Our curriculum, designed by leading medical professionals, integrates the latest advancements in medical science and technology, ensuring our students are well-prepared for the future of healthcare. ACSOM is proud to hold accreditation from IAAR and preliminary accreditation from ACCM, both recognized by the World Federation of Medical Education (WFME). Our global accreditation underscores our commitment to excellence, allowing our graduates to practice medicine across the United States, Canada, and beyond.

At ACSOM, we don’t just educate future doctors; we empower the next generation of medical leaders.

LIoy Wylie, Ph.D.

Sr. Advisor To The Dean At ACSOM

Elliot Goodman, M.D., MBA

Sr. Advisor to the Dean for Admissions, member of admissions committee, Director of Surgery/Anatomy Course Content

Jeff Wong, M.D.

Senior Advisor to the Dean on Education, Curriculum and Faculty Development

Stanley White, PhD, FPhysiol

Senior Associate Dean, Student Affairs and Dean of Campus

Tuition on Par with Public U.S. and Canadian Medical Schools

ACSOM isn’t just about offering an unparalleled learning experience; it’s about making this journey accessible.

With tuition approximately 20% lower than other medical schools in the region, and on par with public U.S. and Canadian Medical Schools. We’re here to ensure that your financial considerations don’t stand in the way of your ambitions.

Our merit based scholarships are designed to celebrate your achievements and potential.

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Global Accreditation And Recognition

We have full IAAR Accreditation and preliminary ACCM accreditation. Graduates emerge with a degree recognized in the U.S., Canada, and globally, paving the way for diverse career opportunities in the medical field.

Our Accreditation

Hands-On Clinical Experience

Gain invaluable real-world experience through two years of Los Angeles-based clinical rotations in accredited teaching hospitals in the U.S. and Canada.

Clinical Rotations

Advancing Personalized Education Path

With small class sizes and a supportive learning environment, you will receive individualized attention and faculty mentorship.

Personalized Rotation

Comprehensive Support Service

From academic advising to wellness programs, you will have access to a range of resources designed to support your mental, emotional and academic well-being throughout your educational journey.

Student support service

Merit Based Scholarship

Recognizing talent and dedication, ACSOM offers merit-based scholarship that make medical education more accessible and reward students for their hard works and achievements.

Tuition And Financial aid

Global Immersion And Global Perspective

Studying in Caribbean offers a unique cultural experience, broadening your perspectives and preparing you for a global medical practice.

Who we are

LIoy Wylie, Ph.D.

Sr. Advisor To The Dean At ACSOM

Dr. Wylie is senior advisor to the Dean at ACSOM and provides faculty and curriculum development workshops and oversees the community medicine and community based research partnership developments. She is a member of the admission committee and as adjunct faculty delivers the introduction to clinical medicine for the first year medical students. She is an Assistant Professor in the Schulich Interfaculty Program in Public Health, appointed to Psychiatry, Pathology with a cross appointment to Anthropology at Western University. She was recently named a Phoenix Fellow with the Associated Medical Services. She also holds an adjunct position with the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University. She has an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia (Political Science, School of Population and Public Health, and Nursing).

Dr. Wylie’s main areas of research are in health systems and health services, with a focus on equity and improvement of health services and access through community based participatory research. Her current research focuses on Aboriginal, immigrant and refugee health drawing on cultural safety as a framework for health systems improvements. She has an emphasis on culturally appropriate care through health professional education to improve continuity of care for underserved populations.

Elliot Goodman, M.D., MBA

Sr. Advisor to the Dean for Admissions, member of admissions committee, Director of Surgery/Anatomy Course Content

Dr. Goodman is currently the Professor of Medical Education and Director of Surgical Education and Co-director of Organ Systems at the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Medicine. He received his M.D. at Cambridge University and his MBA with emphasis on leadership and strategy at Queen’s University. Dr. Goodman then completed his surgical internship at Cambridge and moved on to complete his residency at the Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York. He has also completed a research fellowship at the Columbia University Department of Surgery and a Trauma and Critical Care fellowship at the Coney Island Hospital, Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Goodman has been the Assistant Professor of Surgery and the director of Surgical Clerkship (MSB/MSBI) at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

He is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery and holds a Certificate in Healthcare Delivery Leadership from Cornell University, and a Certificate in Surgical Leadership from Oxford University. Dr. Goodman is also a member of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

Jeff Wong, M.D.

Senior Advisor to the Dean on Education, Curriculum and Faculty Development

Dr. Wong is the Senior Advisor to the Dean for Faculty and Curriculum Development at ACSOM. He has overseen a multi-year faculty and curricula development plan to implement problem-based small classroom learning as the best model for medical student education.

He is currently the Associate Dean for Medical Education at University Park Curriculum, College of Medicine (Hershey) and Associate Dean for Medical Education, University Park Curriculum, College of Medicine (University Park). Previously, he was Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education – Emeritus and a Professor of Medicine at Medical University of South Carolina.

He received his doctor of medicine degree from the University of Utah School of Medicine, and completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Duke University Medical Center. He has served on the faculty at Duke in the Division of General Internal Medicine, attaining the rank of assistant professor and as director of the Yale Primary Care Residency Training Program. The current ACSOM curriculum has been developed under the direct supervision of Dr. Wong.

Stanley White, PhD, FPhysiol

Senior Associate Dean, Student Affairs and Dean of Campus

Dr. White is the Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Dean of Campus at ACSOM. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Manchester in the UK and has over thirty years of experience in biomedical research and teaching leadership in the USA, UK, and Caribbean.

Supported by various Senior Fellowships and grants from the Medical Research Council, American Heart Association, Wellcome Trust and Beit Memorial Foundation, his career has been spent variously, at Yale University, USA, the Universities of Sheffield and Leeds in the UK and Ross and All Saints Universities in Dominica.

Dr. White was Vice-Chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences and co-founder of the Institute of Molecular Physiology at the University of Sheffield, where he led institutional innovations in teaching and learning. At Leeds University, he became Director for programs in Human Physiology as well as leading curriculum development and enhancement groups, in Leeds and more widely in the UK and EU. After joining Ross University, he became successively: Associate Dean, Center for Teaching and Learning; Medical Sciences and finally for Accreditation. From 2021 until 2023, he served as Dean of Academic Affairs at All Saints University in Dominica.

Dr. White has served on the Council of the Physiological Society; and on scientific panels of various international grant-awarding bodies. He has published numerous papers in internationally peer-reviewed journals as well as reviews, articles, and book chapters.

During his career, Dr. White has trained and mentored twenty international postgraduate and postdoctoral collaborators. All of whom have gone on to independent, successful scientific careers in biomedicine. This experience he sees as the “privilege” of his career and helping young colleagues succeed as his most significant reward.

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