About Us

Commonwealth University College of Medicine

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Commonwealth University College of Medicine (CUCOM) was established in early 2010 by Health City International (HCI), a health care company owned by Hayat Capital, a financial services company based in London, United Kingdom, for promoting medical research and educational projects in St. Lucia.

CUCOM  is a globally preferred learning destination due to its innovative curriculum, focus on research, emphasis on active learning strategies and cutting-edge technologies, and progressive engagement with local communities.

The mission of CUCOM is to prepare physicians to provide high quality care to patients and society with compassion, passion for knowledge, commitment, tolerance, utilising cost-effective high-end technology and dedication to life-long learning.

CUCOM plans to admit qualified students and educate these individuals in an integrated manner to produce physicians with knowledge, skills, attitudes and biomedical scientists, dedicated to the care of health needs of society .

Why CUCOM

CUCOM uses a holistic approach to evaluate the students beyond their test performance. MCAT is not required to apply. Admissions occur three times a year.

Fees

CUCOM in pursuit of excellence is committed to providing quality learning and teaching for students that is affordable for every student.

Our History

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Commonwealth University College of Medicine (CUCOM) was established in early 2010 by Health City International (HCI), a health care company owned by Hayat Capital, a financial services company based in London, United Kingdom, for promoting medical research and educational projects in St. Lucia. The projects were decided to be developed in phases with research activity commencing immediately after the charter of CUCOM. During the last 8 years HCI, the parent company has partnered with several national and international organizations to perform the research activities toward developing virtual health care delivery and lifestyle support applications to support the anticipated changes in medical practice and patient care in the future.
The first phase of the research involved creating a continuing medical education (CME) delivery system through dedicated web based virtual delivery modules in partnership with several physicians and community health facilities in St. Lucia. During the second phase the system was further developed to support primary healthcare delivery through block chain protocols which provided a secured platform for primary care delivery under peer to peer communication. This will also open the possibilities for future research in this platform. This phase further resulted in developing a block chain-based application, which was patented, and certificate of registration obtained from United States patent and Trade Mark Office (USPTO) during the early part of 2017. The third phase focuses on medical education. At CUCOM, the Academic programme was developed utilizing a unique integrated delivery and early clinical exposure. The application for accreditation was submitted in the month of July 2017 along with necessary accreditation fees and the feedback on the submitted documents was received on October 2017. CUCOM carried out the necessary revisions and resubmitted in November 2018. Most areas were addressed and comments on the revised submission were received on January 2019. A revised submission was made in March and CUCOM underwent a site visit from CAAM-HP during early April 2019.

E-Learning

Complete access to the acclaimed Lecturio learning platform and manymore.

Technology

Use of the Medtrics platform for curriculum, student and learning management.

Curriculum

Integrated organ system-based curriculum. Emphasis on the medical humanities.

Faculty

Highly qualified faculty. Early clinical exposure right from the first semester.

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