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UMass Medical School's latest project to benefit direct-care workers, not just

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UMass Medical School's latest project to benefit direct-care workers, not just
WORCESTER – Soon, Massachusetts home health aides looking to expand their career options will be shown the path to success. University of Massachusetts Medical School, six of the state's community colleges and the Mass. Department of Higher …
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Trump proposes funding wall by cutting off remittances
This is not the first time that Trump has spelled out options for pressuring Mexico into paying for his signature policy proposal. In an immigration overhaul plan released in August, Trump's campaign suggested a number of options for compelling Mexico …
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Big East Finds Respect Is More Elusive Than Success
At Villanova, by contrast, football is played only when basketball options have been exhausted. That makes Villanova, which beat North Carolina, 77-74, on Monday night for its first Division I basketball title … Football is the king, queen, prince …
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Caribbean Medical School Options

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As the prices for American medical schools continue to balloon on a yearly basis, more and more students are looking at alternative options.  For many of these future doctors, medical schools in the Caribbean offer an attractive choice.  The Caribbean islands are home to a number of medical schools that are tailored to the American student – although most offer a very diverse student population.  By working on curriculums that are based on their American counterparts, these schools offer the opportunity to get a degree abroad at a more affordable rate and eventually practice as a doctor in the United States.  Like anything in life, it is up to the student to do their due diligence before making any major decisions regarding their educational future, but there are many situations where a Caribbean school may offer the best opportunity.  For those students, here is a look at some of the top island options:

The American University of Antigua:  AUA is located near the local capital of St. John’s and offers a medical program, pre-medical program, veterinary program, and a nursing school.  AUA has been consistently upgrading its facilities and offers an approved transfer program by the state of New York for transfer purposes.  With state of the art facilities, AUA has a legitimate claim to being the most moderate medical campus in the entire Caribbean.

All Saints University of Medicine:  Located in Aruba, All Saints University offers a curriculum based upon United States medical institutions.  After completion of the four year medical program, students are eligible to sit for the USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Examination) and even the possibility of obtaining a Canadian license.

Saint James School of Medicine:  Accredited by the Caribbean Education Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions, Saint James is a private non-profit institution that offers locations in both Bonaire and Anguilla.  As a younger institution, Saint James is not eligible for accreditation in many US states at this time.

St. Matthew’s University: Located in the Cayman Islands, SMU is a for-profit institution offers both a medical and veterinary school.  This institution has been approved by both Florida and New York for the purposes of clinical rotations.  However, states such as California and Kansas have denied accreditation based upon their own requirements.

Ross University School of Medicine:  Ross is a for profit medical and veterinary university located in Dominica.  Ross graduates are eligible to practice in all 50 states and boast a robust 93% pass rate on the USMLE.  The United States department of education has deemed the Ross program to be comparable to its standards set for American programs.  However, some states do require further vetting before allowing full licensure or approval.

Saba University School of Medicine:  Currently celebrating its 25th year of existence, Saba University takes pride in over 1300 alumni currently practicing in the United States and Canada.  Saba is one of the few Caribbean medical schools that offers accreditation by the state of California, with comparable standards to those of United States institutions.

By Felix Chesterfield; If you are interested in learning more about Caribbean Medical Schools or other study abroad options, please click on the link to learn more.

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Clinical Research, Pharmacy and Ayurveda Colleges In India: Alternatives For Medical Sciences

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Although studying MBBS and BDS courses is sought by many students, not everyone is able to finally get admissions into the institutes offering these courses. Some students are not able to score enough marks in the entrance exam to qualify the test. There are students who want to pursue some other health related courses or alternative methods of therapy, but don’t wish to go for the MBBS and dental courses.

There are many such students in the present educational scenario, who are breaking the traditional shackles and going for subjects that were not very much sought a few years ago. As alternatives to the medical and dental courses, many more subjects are being introduced in different colleges and universities in India, so that the students are able to take up these subjects in the college level. Many universities are having separate colleges for the courses like pharmacy, ayurveda, clinical research, etc.

Pharmacy courses opening diverse channels:

The popularity of pharmacy colleges in India is increasing rapidly among the students because of the diverse employment opportunities that the pharmacy graduates have. In hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, sales and marketing, clinical research, etc these graduates find jobs with good pay packets. Such employment opportunities have encouraged many students to take up admissions in the pharmacy colleges in India after passing their 10+2 exams.

Some of the well known pharmacy colleges in India which are sought after by the students are found in Siddhi Vinayak College of Science and Higher Education in Alwar, Premlila Vithaldas Polytechnic in Mumbai, Goutham College in Bangalore, SNDT Women’s University in Mumbai, T John’s Group of Institutions, Krishna Institute of Engineering and Technology, etc. There are many pharmacy institutes found all over the country also, which take admissions through entrance exam, thereby maintaining a good standard of students.

Ayurvedic sciences as upcoming streams of health:

Of the different types of alternative therapies for various diseases, ayurveda has carved a niche of its own. A well known fact on which the ayurvedic sciences are flourishing is the lack of significant side effects on human body when such therapies are used for the treatment purposes. To encourage more students to enter into this particular stream, many ayurveda colleges in India are coming up these days.
These institutes have well known faculties who have academic and research back up and are proficient in the science. Students, realising the importance of this growing health field are also taking admissions in various ayurveda colleges in India. Some of the institutes offering these courses in the country are Tilak Maharashtra University in Pune, Lovely Professional University in Jalandhar, Institute of Medical Sciences in BHU Banaras, Bharathi Vidyapeeth University in Pune, National Institute of Ayurveda in Jaipur, etc.

Advanced scientific knowledge as impetus for clinical research:

When many of the health related sciences are related to basic sciences, the clinical research institutes in India come as a fresh wisp of educational topic. Clinical research is a subject that has relevance in the modern world where research activities are being seen as the backbone of development in various fields.

Mostly related to health and disease related topics, clinical research, as a course is being provided by a few clinical research institutes in India which are seeing a huge surge in admissions. Being specialised in nature, this subject is offering newer avenues of employment and is getting lucrative as the years pass by.

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