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AISM MD Program

AISM offers a four year program consisting of:
  • (2) Years of The Basic Sciences
  • (2) Years of Clinical Medicine
This curriculum is similar to those offered in medical schools throughout the United States of America. The minimum time required to complete the MD program is 40 months. Students who elect to take a break during the summer semesters will be able to complete the M.D. Program in approximately 48 months.
  • AISM Premedical Program

    The premedical program is designed to bridge the gap between High School and Medical School. This program ranges from a concise 6 month to 2 years depending on student placement. Students who have undergraduate credits and still require additional credit courses to enter into the MD program would benefit from accelerated 6 month to 12 program. The 2 year Pre-medical Program is designed for students who have not yet received any undergraduate credits and/or High School grades in Physical or Biological Sciences. The courses being offered are basic undergraduate studies in Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Verbal Reasoning and Mathematics. After completion of the premedical program students who have passed the Premedical Comprehensive exams would be promoted into the first year of the four years Medical Degree program. The premedical program is delivered at our Georgetown, Guyana Campus. There are three semesters per calendar year. Students can apply for the program in September (fall), January (winter) or May (spring) semester. The AISM MD curriculum integrates both Basic Science and Clinical Science experience with detailed study throughout the four years of medical school. We place emphasis on the following:

    • Academic Concentrations: Enhance student satisfaction with the study of medicine and foster a lifelong commitment to investigation and holistic thinking.
    • Individual Opportunities: We provide impromptu time for individual and group work.
    • Solidification of doctor-patient interaction: We have an extensive clinical science presence in first 2 years of our program. Students are introduced to hospital setting during their first year of medical school. There is sharp emphasis on doctor-patient communication, ethics, and the art of practicing medicine.
    • Modernized teaching methods: We restructure and optimize our course sequence by merging basic science and clinical concepts throughout the curriculum
  • AISM Basic Sciences Program

    The Basic Science program is divided into Five Semesters of 16 weeks each. This program is taught at the AISM Guyana and starts in January, May or September of the academic year. At the end of this two year program, students must pass the AISM Comprehensive Basic Science Examination before proceeding to the following two years of Clinical Sciences. We encourage our students to take the STEP 1 USMLE exams before proceeding into their clinical sciences. A comprehensive 6 weeks Step 1 review program is available in Guyana and Atlanta, Georgia. Our Basic Sciences Curriculum is educationally comparable to the first two years of medical school in the USA. In the first four semesters students are taught the basic sciences courses in classroom setting at our main campus in Guyana, South America. Several of the courses require laboratory sessions per week and field studies. Moreover, our introduction to medicine program that begins in first semester entails credit hours in the hospital setting where our students first begin to develop Patient Physician Communication skills. We set a high percentage pass mark in all our courses (75-100%) to ensure that students develop intense study habits. We make available text books, board review books, question banks, journals, basic medical instruments and internet access for research available to students. Our courses are taught by trained doctors who utilize computer-based imaging, anatomy models, medical instruments etc. All exams are given in USMLE format, both written and computerized. Students are encouraged to make good use of all resource materials posted on the student page. Students can also apply for a Master’s (MS) in Medical Sciences which includes a research project, thesis development and defense. All Basic Sciences Courses are being taught in Guyana, South America.

  • AISM Clinical Sciences Program

    The Clinical Sciences Program is comprised of 78 weeks of core and elective clinical rotations at hospitals in the US, England and Guyana. In this program, students participate in the patient care process while rotating through various medical specialties, under the guidance of the clinical faculty and staff physicians. At the end of each core rotation, students will be tested and evaluated by the respective clinical faculty. Students must pass AISM Clinical Science Comprehensive Examination before he or she can be considered as completing the academic requirements leading to a Medical Doctor Degree from AISM. The following are core Clinical classes (Total of 56wks):

    1. Internal Medicine (12wks)
    2. Surgery (12wks)
    3. Family Medicine (8wks)
    4. Obstetrics & Gynecology (8wks)
    5. Pediatrics (8wks)
    6. Psychiatry (8wks)

    The remaining 22 weeks provide the student with an opportunity to explore various medical specialties. Specialty classes are taught in 4wks sessions. These may include, but not limited to:

    1. Anesthesiology
    2. Neurology
    3. Cardiology
    4. Ophthalmology
    5. Dermatology
    6. Orthopedics
    7. Emergency Medicine
    8. Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    9. Endocrinology
    10. Pulmonary Medicine
    11. ENT
    12. Radiology
    13. Family Medicine
    14. Rheumatology
    15. Gastroenterology
    16. Sports Medicine
    17. Hematology/Oncology
    18. Tropical Medicine
    19. Infectious Disease
    20. Urology
    21. Nephrology
    22. Vascular Surgery
    After students finish their clinical rotations they can prepare for their STEP 2 USMLE, PLAB or CAMC exams with the aid and guidance of our staff physicians who are familiar with these exams.
  • AISM Public Health Program

    Public health refers the prevention of disease, health promotion, and prolonged life among the population as a whole. The aim is to provide conditions in which people can be healthy and focus on entire populations, not on individual patients or diseases. Public health is concerned with the total system and not only the eradication of a particular disease. Public health professionals monitor and diagnose the health concerns of entire communities and promote healthy practices and behaviors to ensure that populations stay healthy. For more information about the AISM Public Health Program email registrar@aism.edu.


The AISM Board Review Program was created to support students in the preparation for the Boards. The lecturers who lead our reviews are multi-disciplinarians, they understand the unique requirements of medical board preparation. We work with the latest review materials, including High Yield review books recommended by students who passed the USMLE and updated question banks.
  • USMLE STEP 1 Exams
  • USMLE STEP 2 CK/CS Exams
  • PLAB Exams
  • Part 1
  • CAMC Exams