MD Program

Overview

Welcome to Commonwealth University College of Medicine’s Lateral Entry & Fast Track MD Program. We are proud to offer a unique Lateral Entry and Accelerated Doctor of Medicine program designed for experienced professionals. This innovative program is a fantastic opportunity for individuals with a strong premedical background and working experience. If you’re looking to fast-track your journey to becoming a qualified physician, then this program might be just right for you.

Program Overview

Our Lateral Entry and Fast Track MD Program is structured into three primary phases, each designed to provide a well-rounded medical education while accommodating your prior experiences and credits:

Is this Program Right for You?

This course is ideally suited for you if you are:

01

Academically strong

02

Interested in the scientific basis of medical practice

03

Self-discipline to plan your studies to cover a large and intensive syllabus independently

If you match this description, you will undoubtedly benefit from CUCOM’s strong academic and clinical teaching.

Program Map: Doctor of Medicine

Phase - l: 4 Semesters

Gap Med with Advance Human Biology & Introduction to Human System
Sem Subjects
1st Human Biology l
Introduction to Psychology
Medical Terminology
Physical Assessment
Nutrition
2nd Human Biology ll
Development Psychology
Public Speaking
Study Skills & Self Awareness
3rd Introduction to human System - I
Research methodology and bio Statistics - l
Intro to nursing skills and history taking l
4th Introduction to human system - l
Research methodology and bio Statistics - ll
Intro to nursing skills and history taking ll

Phase - ll: 5 Semesters

Pre Clinical & Advanced Human Systems
Sem Subjects
1st Fundamental Concepts
Musculoskeletal System
2nd Respiratory System
Gastrointestinal System
3rd Nervous System
Cardiovascular System l
4th Cardiovascular System ll
Hematopoietic System
Renal & Metabolic System
5th Endocrine and Reproductive System
Comprehensive Clinical Skills
Campus Based Program
Transfers from WDMS bound med
Schools are allowed

Phase - lll: 2 Semesters

Introduction to Clinical Science
Sem Subjects
1st Introduction to Clinical Medicine
Comprehensive Preclinical Sciences
2nd Core: Family Medicine - 6 Weeks
Exit l / NBME l / USMLE l

Phase - lV: 5 Semesters

Clinical Science
Sem Subjects
1st Core: Internal Medicine - 12 Weeks
2nd Core: Psychiatry - 6 Weeks
3rd Core: Obsterics & Gynecology - 6 Weeks
Core: Pediatrics - 6 Weeks
4th Core : General Surgery - 8 Weeks
1st Elective :4 Weeks
5th 2nd Elective: 4 Weeks
3rd Elective: 4 Weeks
4th Elective: 4 Weeks
6th 5th Elective: 4 Weeks
6th Elective: 4 Weeks
7th Elective: 4 Weeks
Research Elective: 4 Weeks
Exit ll / NBME ll / USMLE ll
Campus Based Program
Teaching hospital based program

CURRICULUM MAP: PRECLINICAL - ADVANCE HUMAN SYSTEMS

Preclinical Advance
Human System

Organ based system is divided into five semesters, each of 16 weeks duration.
During the first five semesters, students learn about various organ systems in the body in an integrated manner and also incorporating early clinical exposure from first semester.
We believe that the CUCOM’s basic science design will prepare its students to enter the clinical with a firm grounding in basic sciences, self-directed learning and life-long learning skills that will not only enhance their clinical learning but also be of added value to your clinical services.
There is a strong emphasis on the social and behavioral sciences, learning to deal with ethnically and culturally diverse populations, early clinical exposure and learning about evidence-based practice.

CURRICULUM MAP: CLINICAL SCIENCE

Academic Year II (Weeks 81-86) (continue)

CORE ROTATION(44 WEEKS)

Family Medicine

6 weeks
Academic Year lll (Weeks 87-124)

Internal Medicine

12 weeks

General Surgery

8 weeks

Pediatrics

6 weeks

Obstetrics and
Gynecology

6 weeks

Psychiatry

6 weeks
Academic Year lV (Weeks 125-156)

ELECTIVE ROTATION(32 WEEKS)

Cardiology

4 weeks

Neurology

4 weeks

Emergency
Medicine

4 weeks

Nephrology

4 weeks

Oncology

4 weeks

Ophthalmology

4 weeks

Dermatology

4 weeks

Clinical Science
Research

4 weeks

CLINICAL ROTATIONS AT CUCOM

CLINICAL DESTINATIONS

St. Lucia: Campus location and clinical rotation hospitals.
US: Clinical rotation sites require additional clinical fees.

FAST TRACK BS-MD PROGRAM CLOCK HOUR

156 Weeks . 5596 Clock Hours
BASIC SCIENCE SUBJECTS TOTAL
Gross Anatomy & Embryology 210
Biochemistry & Genetics 150
Cell Biology & Histology 105
Community Out Reach Activity 90
Medical Physiology 150
Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine 60
Behavioral Science 90
Medical and Legal Ethics 30
Patient Doctor Relationship & History Taking 45
AMSA-Skills Lab Activity 60
Microbiology & Immunology 150
Neuroscience 120
Pathology I 150
Pharmacology 150
Pathology II 150
Physical Diagnosis 120
Introduction to Clinical Medicine 480
Community Out Reach Activity (Health Camp) 96
Board Review Series 150
SUB TOTAL PRECLINICAL NO. OF CLOCK
HOURS
2556
CLINICAL SCIENCE SUBJECTS TOTAL
Internal Medicine [Core] 420
General Surgery [Core] 280
Pediatrics [Core] 210
Psychiatry [Core] 210
Family Medicine [Core] 210
Obstetrics and Gynecology [Core] 210
Dermatology [Elective] 140
Emergency Medicine [Elective] 140
Community Medicine [Elective] 140
Infectious Disease [Elective] 140
Ophthalmology [Elective] 140
Anesthesiology [Elective] 140
Oncology [Elective] 140
SUB TOTAL PRECLINICAL NO. OF CLOCK HOURS 2520
NOTE: Elective Rotations are student-led activities. You have the option to select and decide on specialty courses, each lasting 4 weeks, depending on the clinical destination.
The Core Rotations are mandatory subjects required to be completed within the recommended duration at the affiliated hospitals in the assigned clinical destination.
THESIS RESEARCH WORK CLOCK HOURS
Pre-clinical 240
Clinical 280
SUB TOTAL THESIS RESEARCH WORK NO.
OF CLOCK HOURS
520
SUBTOTAL CLOCK HOURS
Pre-clinical Clock Hours 2556
Clinical Clock Hours 2520
Research Clock Hours 520
TOTAL 5596
Upon successful completion of the Fast Track BS-MD program, CUCOM graduates will hold a primary medical qualification meeting the GMC’s criteria for an acceptable overseas qualification.
This renders CUCOM graduates eligible to apply for GMC registration in the UK and to sit the PLAB test.
* Student visit & counseling available on advance appointments.