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Last updated 10-07-2013

Texila American University

Guyana

General information

Main address

Critchlow Campus, Woolford Avenue, Georgetown, Guyana

Phone +592 6796613 / +592 2 318118
Fax +592 2318111
E-mail info (at) tauedu.org
WWW http://http://www.tauedu.org/

Visitor address

Same as main address

Former names:

  • None

Year founded: 2010
Year instruction started: 2011

Private institution?

Main teaching language: English
Other languages of instruction: -

Title of qualifications awarded: Doctor of Medicine
Abbreviation: M.D.

Years required to graduate: 4 years

Foreign/overseas and national students are admitted

Tuition fees: All students pay tuition fee

Legal status and affiliations

The medical school is:

  • a private institution ?
  • the owner is located in the same country

Ethnic or religious affiliation

  • It does not have non-academic affiliations

Institutional partnership

The medical school has no partner or subordinate educational institutions affiliated to it.

The medical school or faculty does not offer specialised programmes in medicine in addition to the programme leading to a basic medical qualification.

The school is academically linked with training programmes in other major health-care disciplines

  • dentistry
  • nursing

Admission

Admission office

Address:

Critchlow Campus, Woolford Avenue, Georgetown, Guyana

Phone +592 6796613 / +592 2 318118
Fax +592 2318111
E-mail admissions (at) texilaamericanuniversity.com
WWW http://www.texilaamericanuniversity.com/

Visitor address:

Same as main address

Title/position of the person responsible for administration of admission process:

Dean

Admission requirements

The school applies only the national or common admission requirements

Students are admitted in equal or nearly equal numbers after completion of an undergraduate degree and after completion of secondary school education

The school does not use the results of a national entrance examination. It uses its own entrance examination.

An interview is required as part of the admission process

The school:

  • admits both female and male students
  • admits foreign/overseas students and national students.
  • does not admit students with other graduate degrees into a shorter or otherwise different progamme
  • has an affirmative action programme to support the admission of underrepresented groups, or any other form of programme to support the admission of minority groups
  • offers a pre-medical course ?

Other qualifications than the standard admission requirements accepted:

  • qualifications in a heath care discipline other than medicine

Tuition fees: All students pay tuition fee

Foreign/overseas students are eligible to practise in the country after qualification.

Medical programme

Title(s) of the qualification awarded on graduation

In English: Doctor of Medicine
Common abbreviation: M.D.

Structure

Number of years of study required in order to graduate from the programme in basic medical education: 4 years

Actual average number of years of study for students to complete the programme: 4 years

Percentage of admitted students expected to complete the programme: 51 - 80 per cent

The programme in basic medical education last revised: 2010

The programme is:

  • divided into two parts - an early pre-clinical phase with no or limited clinical experience, and a following clinical phase
  • partly integrated (1 - 24 per cent integrated) ?
  • both a community-based and a family medicine programme (1 - 24 per cent of curriculum)
  • lecture-based and case-based (1 - 24 per cent of curriculum used for student-activating learning and teaching methods)

Clinical training requirements

- including both theoretical instruction and practical experience

Number of years of the programme which include clinical training: 2
Number of weeks of clinical training in the programme: 80
Clinical training is 25 - 49 per cent of the full programme

Number of years of the programme which include time with real patients: 2
Number of weeks of the programme which include time with real patients: 80
Time with patients is 25 - 49 per cent of the full programme

Students must satisfy the following requirements for clinical training to be licensed to practise as a medical doctor:

  • the requirements of the medical school's programme in basic medical education
  • no national requirements apply

Total number of final student assessments/examinations in each year of the programme:

Number of assessments year 1: 9
Number of assessments year 2: 9
Number of assessments year 3: 6
Number of assessments year 4: 6

Delivery of the programme in other countries

Arrangements to deliver part of the programme by an institution or institutions in other countries

  • voluntary for short term electives or study visits

The medical school offers its programme in any other country

  • no, the programme is not offered in any other country

Timing and the academic year

Academic year, average number of weeks: 45

Instruction in year 1 of the programme starts in: Not specified
Instruction in the following years starts in the same month

Total number of scheduled hours of instruction (contact hours) for a student in each year of the programme:

Number of hours year 1: 1350
Number of hours year 2: 1100
Number of hours year 3: 1600
Number of hours year 4: 1600

Numbers of staff and students

Teaching staff

Total number of academic staff employed by the medical school and involved in the teaching process:

Number of full-time staff: 7
Number of part-time staff: 10

(Figures does not include the hospital and community based clinicians who contribute to the medical programme by supervision of clinical training.)

Other academic staff employed by the health-care system are involved in the teaching process.

Students

Number of full-time students admitted to the first year of the medical programme:

None specified

Number of part-time students admitted to the first year of the medical programme:

None specified

Total number of students in all years of the medical programme (medical student population):

None specified

Number of graduates from the medical programme:

None specified

Teaching facilities and student services

Teaching facilities available for the medical programme:

  • group rooms, typically 5 - 12 places
  • classrooms, typically 20 - 40 places
  • large auditoriums, more than 100 places
  • anatomical collections/museums
  • teaching laboratories
  • other facilities

Access to hospitals or other clinical facilities for clinical training:

  • agreement with a hospital/hospitals
  • other clinical facilities, community clinics, etc. owned by or otherwise affiliated with the medical school
  • agreement with other clinical facilities, communities, etc.

Computer system or network

Available

100 per cent (all) of staff have access to the internet for academic use
100 per cent (all) of students have access to the internet for academic use
25 - 49 per cent of total student population can access computers concurrently

Library services

Available

Student support and participation

Medical school/university student services and support:

  • academic counselling
  • health services
  • student housing
  • student catering
  • other services or support

Any student organisation at the medical school:

No?

Student participate in:

  • carrying out course evaluations
  • other committees, etc.

Recognition, accreditation and quality assurance

The medical school and its programme in medical education are subject to accreditation or a similar process of official recognition.

Authority, agency or agencies responsible for recognition/accredition:

National Accreditation Council Guyana
68 Brickdam, Georgetown, Guyana'''

E-mail nsingh (at) nac.gov.gy
WWW http://www.nac.gov.gy/

Last recognition/accreditation of the school took place in: 2012

Recognition/accreditation valid until: 2014

Duration of the recognition/accreditation of the school: Not specified

External evaluation, other than as part of an accreditation process, by:

  • no

Major changes in the curriculum must be approved by: ?

  • the accrediting agency

Internal quality improvement and quality assurance mechanisms applied within the medical school ?

  • self-study/self-evaluation of programme
  • monitoring of student progress
  • use of external examiners

Frequency of internal quality improvement/quality assurance mechanisms:

some applied every semester, some every year