CENTRAL AMERICAN HEALTH SCIENCE UNIVERSITY

The University of Health Sciences of Central America (CAHSU), Belize Medical College, was founded
in 1996. The University is found in Belize City, Belize. Previously referred to as Belize , Belize lies on
the East Coast of Central America within the heart of the Caribbean Basin. The nation is bordered by
Mexico to the north, Guatemala to the west and south and the Caribbean to the east. Belize offers beaches
and a semi tropical climate. it's a little , politically stable Commonwealth country with English as its
official language. The University’s location in Belize City allows quick access to the us , Central and
South America and Mexico.

 

CAHSU may be a school of medicine with a curriculum patterned after US medical programs. The
University ensures that its students receive a thorough education, allowing them to become trained and
responsible physicians who are well prepared to reach the competitive job market after graduation.

 

Mission , Recognition & Accreditation

Mission


The mission of Central America Health Sciences University, Belize Medical College is to market the
health of all peoples through education and public service. Our curriculum aims to help students develop
a progressive understanding of normal health and a thorough knowledge of the physical, environmental,
biological, psychological and social aspects factors which can undermine it.


The medical program includes the study of the physical body and its structure also because the function
and coordination of its major systems. Lectures, conferences and laboratory exercises form a considerable a part of the course of study. The curriculum is continuously evaluated and revised by the Medical
Education Committee so as to stay abreast with the newest advances including those associated with
health promotion and management.
On completion of the programs within the basic sciences, students are given the chance to use their
academic knowledge within the clinical setting by rotating through the varied medical disciplines at the
University’s affiliated hospitals, located within the us Of America, the UK , Mexico and Belize.


Recognition & Accreditation


The University is chartered by the govt of Belize and is approved by the Ministry of Education in Belize.
The Central America Health Sciences University is listed within the World Directory of Medical Schools,
published by the planet Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The University is
recognized by the tutorial Commission on Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) for college kids to take a
seat for the USMLE and to facilitate admission into a residency program within the us . it's also
recognized by the overall Medical Council (GMC) of the uk to permit students to take a seat on the
Professional Linguistic Assessment Board (PLAB) and to facilitate admission into a residency program
within the uk .

 

Registrar & Academic Records Office


The Registrars Office provides assistance to all or any the scholars of the Central America Health
Sciences University. Services provided for college kids include:

  • Registration for classes

  • Distributing the category Registration Directory to other departments and school.

  • Making scheduling changes for college kids during the semester.

  • Printing copies of sophistication schedules.

  • Processing name, address, and Social Security number changes.

  • Distributing academic progress, alert grade reports and student academic progress summary also as grade reports.

  • Coordinating student withdrawals from the University.

  • Processing requests to stop disclosure of directory information or limited use of Social Security numbers.

  • Coordinating with the school and obtaining the grade reports at the top of every term.

  • Making grade changes – grade changes are going to be made as long as received in writing from the respective departments. If a student finds a mistake during a report, they ought to contact the office so an invitation could also be sent to the respective department to verify the grade. Issuing letters of introduction for college kids to affiliated hospitals.

  • Receiving clinical evaluations from hospitals Curriculum.

The Central America Health Sciences University, Belize Medical College Basic Science and Clinical Medicine curriculum provides a top quality medical education which inspires students to require active

responsibility for his or her learning process and to organize them for life-long, self-directed learning.


The Basic Science program is five terms long and should be completed in twenty months. The cycle in
clinical medicine consists of 88 weeks of clinical rotations in associated hospitals in America, Belize and
Mexico.


Basic Sciences Curriculum:
The Basic life science curriculum:


Offers an in-depth program of the essential medical sciences.
Presents the range of problems encountered by doctors and therefore the range of solutions that are
developed for his or her recognition, investigation, prevention and treatment.
Covers the principles of disease, therapy, ethical and legal issues relevant to the practice of drugs .
Clinical Sciences Curriculum:
The Clinical Medical Sciences curriculum:
Presents the chance to record a history, perform a physical examination and interpret the findings.
Teaches the scholars to act independently correlating the clinical relevance to the essential sciences.
Gives access to areas of practice students could also be curious about while pursuing their career.
On successful completion of the entire curriculum and satisfactorily meeting all the opposite
requirements, students are going to be conferred with a MD degree.

Clinical Sciences Curriculum


Core Clerkship's
Course Days
Internal Medicine: 12 Weeks
Obstetrics & Gynecology: 12 Weeks
General Surgery : 12 Weeks
Pediatrics: 12 Weeks

Primary Care, family practice , Preventive Medicine: 12 Weeks
Psychiatry: 12 Weeks
Electives

  • Anesthesiology

  • Clinical Pathology

  • Emergency Medicine

  • Dermatology

  • Internal Medicine

  • Neurology

  • Neurosurgery

  • Obstetrics

  • Neurosurgery

  • Ophthalmology

  • Orthopedic Surgery

  • Otorhinolaryngology

  • Pathology

  • Pediatrics

  • Pediatric Surgery

  • Plastic Surgery

  • Physical medicine

  • Diagnosis/Rehabilitation

  • Surgery

  • Radiology (including radiation safety)

  • Surgery

  • Thoracic Surgery

  • Cardiology

  • Gastroenterology

 

Location:

Belize, previously referred to as Belize , lies on the East Coast of Central America within the heart of the
Caribbean Basin. The country borders Mexico to the north, Honduras to the west and south, and eastward
is flanking the Caribbean.


Geography

The cayes (pronounced keys), the offshore atolls and therefore the coral reef are the most tourist
attractions in Belize. The 185-meile-long coral reef is the longest coral reef in the West. The cayes are
islands and mangroves located between the mainland and therefore the coral reef , on the coral reef , and
on or within the coral reef perimeters of the offshore atolls.


Although the mangrove cayes are normally uninhabitable by humans, they are doing provide a superior
habitat for birds and marine life. Inside mangrove defense, many birds, fish, shellfish, and marine
organisms begin their lives.


The island cayes, which are distinguishable by their palm trees, have provided the inspiration for the
event of the many fine resorts serving water sports enthusiasts and marine naturalists. The cayes and
atolls are great for skin diving, snorkeling, fishing, boating, sailing, sailing, kayaking, and providing
shelter for nesting birds and tortoises.


The northern half the mainland of Belize may be a plain that was once a seabed. The land is roofed with a
skinny layer of soil supporting scrub vegetation and dense hardwood tropical forests. The coastal area is
neither land nor sea, but a sodden combination of the 2 . It is made up of mangroves and grasses, and is
bordered by tussock grasses, cypress trees and sycamore trees where the land divides from the sea.


The central a part of Belize consists of sandy soil supporting large savannas. Approximately thirty miles
southwest of Belize City, within the enchanting Mountain Pine Ridge District and therefore the Maya
Mountains, the land begins to rise dramatically from between 1,500 and 3,680 feet above water level .
Abundant rainfall flows from the highlands to the northwest, through a variety of streams that flow into
the Macal River. Ultimately, the Macal River and therefore the Mopan River converge to supply the
headwaters of the Belize River.


The southern part of Belize, with the Mayan Mountains to the southeast, is made up of short rivers that
flow through slopes filled with caves and overhanging ledges.. The rivers have enriched the coastal belt
over the years, carrying sand, clay and silt, allowing Belize to produce significant agricultural products
such as citrus and bananas. along side an annual rainfall of 170 inches, southern Belize features a true
tropical rain forest that's rich with ferns, palms, lianas and tropical hardwoods.

Climate


The climate is subtropical, with a brisk wind from the Caribbean . The country has an annual mean
temperature of 79 F, and therefore the humidity is nicely tempered by sea breezes.
Weather varies counting on elevation, which highlights the variability of sorts of geology, plant and
animal life. Summer temperature never exceeds 96 F and rarely dips below 60 F within the winter, even
in the dark . The temperature in salt water ranges from 75 to 84 F.

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