A non-profit medical school with a social mission.

Our 3 core values are what makes us different.

Committed to community. Our school is devoted to academic excellence and improving the healthcare system of Dominica.
Physician led, student focused. Clinically integrated curriculum from day 1; students learn in small group sessions with physician faculty in our purpose-built campus and in the hospital with patients.
Dedicated to student success. ACSOM will be developing residency programs in Dominica to further invest in the hospital teaching environment and academic infrastructure within the local healthcare system.

Our Mission

ACSOM’s primary mission is to prepare and educate excellent physicians with an interest in primary care, global health systems, and a commitment to practice in underserved communities. The school fosters inquiry and collaboration in the context of a unique and diverse learning environment that develops outstanding lifelong learners.


Physician Led, Student Focused

Our curriculum is physician led, in small group sessions with students on campus, clinics, and hospitals. It is also clinically integrated, as our faculty are physicians who treat patients in the local healthcare system. This mutually beneficial relationship will continue to grow and benefit as we develop accredited graduate medical education programs in parallel with the medical school. 

Our model is typical for the U.S. and Canada, but shifts the paradigm in the Caribbean where schools are for-profit and lack the physicians and hospital facilities necessary to conduct a modern, clinically integrated curriculum during the first 2 years of medical school. 

Our focus is to help our students become successful lifelong learners.



Acre Campus

155,000 ft²

Medical School Building Space

47,500 ft²

Student Center


Basketball and tennis courts, soccer field

Fast Wifi

Dedicated fiber optic line to campus


Full service library with a mix of quiet and group study space.

Low Sun Island

About Dominica

Filled with rich history and shaped by a melding of Indigenous, European, African and Asian influences, Dominica offers a vibrant community in which to live, study, and gain exceptional medical experience.

Known as the “Nature Island of the Caribbean,” Dominica is the perfect place to connect with the elements. The two main hubs are Roseau, the capital, and Portsmouth. With idyllic beaches scattered around the 29 mile island, there is no shortage of spots to enjoy the island life while you study.