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Make the Right Choice with ACSOM

Are you a 1st or 2nd-year medical student seeking a superior education? Discover why ACSOM is the best choice for your medical career. Learn about our innovative programs, world-class faculty, and unparalleled support. Ready to make the switch? Click the button below for more details and start your journey to success with ACSOM today!

The American Canadian School of Medicine offers a first-rate medical education designed to help you achieve your dream of becoming a doctor.

Did you know…

At ACSOM, our small group flipped classrooms are led by practicing physicians trained at Johns Hopkins and Stanford, ensuring personalized and high-quality education. Students gain from weekly sessions and mentorship with leading physicians and residency directors. Our social mission improves healthcare in Dominica through government partnerships. We offer tuition credits for transfer students and use NBME questions for rigorous exam standards. Additionally, our prep course supports students facing challenges. ACSOM’s full accreditation enables US and Canadian licensing exams and residency placements, backed by a dedicated loan program.

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.

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

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


Small Group Flipped Classroom

At ACSOM, we pride ourselves on our small group flipped classroom model, led daily by experienced, practicing physicians. Our faculty undergo rigorous training, including curriculum development courses from Johns Hopkins and Stanford, and practical small group teaching before being certified to teach at ACSOM. This ensures that each student receives personalized attention and a high-quality educational experience. This approach fosters active learning, critical thinking, and direct interaction with faculty, which is essential for mastering complex medical concepts and preparing for clinical practice.

Weekly Sessions with Leading Physicians

Students at ACSOM benefit from weekly sessions with world-leading physicians from top Ivy League and flagship State institutions. These sessions provide invaluable insights into the latest medical advancements and direct mentorship from residency program directors, starting in the first and second years. This unique opportunity allows students to build professional relationships early in their careers, receive guidance on residency applications, and gain exposure to various medical specialties and cutting-edge research.

Social Mission to Improve Healthcare in Dominica

ACSOM is committed to improving healthcare in Dominica through our social mission. As a private non-profit institution in partnership with the Government of Dominica, we work to enhance healthcare services for the local community. Our efforts include a focus on indigenous health, addressing the needs of the last indigenous territory in the region. Students participate in community health initiatives, gaining hands-on experience while making a positive impact on the health and well-being of Dominica’s residents.

Credit for Tuition Paid at Other Schools

We understand the financial challenges of transferring schools. ACSOM offers tuition credits for fees paid at previous institutions, potentially waiving up to the full cost of tuition for the first two years. This policy helps reduce the financial burden on transfer students, allowing them to restart their education at ACSOM with minimal financial penalty. Our focus is on student performance and success, not on profits, ensuring that every student receives the support they need to excel.

Rigorous Examination Standards

ACSOM maintains the highest standards in medical education by constructing all exams using NBME questions, the same board that writes the USMLE. This rigorous approach ensures that our students are well-prepared for licensing exams and clinical practice. Our curriculum is informed by top doctors in their fields, and external reviews at every step of the educational process guarantee quality and consistency. This dedication to excellence sets ACSOM apart from other institutions that may promise high standards but fail to deliver.

Comprehensive Support Programs

For students facing academic challenges, ACSOM offers a one-semester prep course covering the most difficult topics in our medical curriculum. This program is designed to reinforce excellence and ensure that students are fully prepared before starting their first semester. Additionally, our full five-year accreditation allows students to sit for US and Canadian licensing exams and pursue residency programs. We also offer a loan program with rates similar to Grad Plus standards, providing financial support throughout their education.

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Make the Right Choice

If you’re a medical student in the Caribbean and feel like you chose the wrong school, it’s not too late to make a change. At ACSOM, we offer the quality education, dedicated faculty, innovative curriculum, and comprehensive resources that you deserve. Our commitment to student success ensures that you can achieve your dream of becoming a doctor without compromise. Join us at ACSOM and take the next step toward a fulfilling and successful medical career.

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