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  1. aimu observer said:

    are any of the allegations in this report true?

     
  2. aimu observer said:
    Seems as though they are two bad offshore schools in beautiful Barbados
    Read this very interesting article entitled Bad medicine- Legitimacy of offshore medical school being challenged
    https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/08/04/bad-medicine/
     
  3. aimu observer said:
    Offshore medical school accused of poaching students

    https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/08...hing-students/
     
  4. aimu observer said:
    Medical schools in war of words
    Medical schools in war of words -- NationNews Barbados -- Local, Regional and International News nationnews.com

    CONFLICT IS BREWING between the two offshore medical schools in Barbados.

    The three-month-old Washington University of Barbados (WUB) is accusing the American University of Barbados (AUB), which has been operating here for six years, of engaging in a smear campaign against WUB and “stealing” its students.
    The AUB has denied the claims and said its sole focus was on enhancing the school’s brand and promoting Barbados.
    An upset G V, chief executive officer of WUB, which is located at Casa Grande Hotel, St Philip, said that since a video surfaced three weeks ago of their former dean complaining about certain situations at the school, messages had been circulating on social media bearing the name of an official of the AUB and carrying its logo, saying that WUB was a fake medical school.

    UWI objects to internship bid
    UWI objects to internship bid -- NationNews Barbados -- Local, Regional and International News nationnews.com

    THE UWI’S Cave Hill Campus is closely monitoring reported attempts by the American University of Barbados (AUB) Medical School to get the green light to have its students attend training classes at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, even though the school is not yet accredited.
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    The UWI’s medical faculty is the only institution that has accreditation to teach medicine here, and has an established affiliation with the QEH. AUB set up school in Barbados five years ago and while it is registered it cannot receive accreditation until students have graduated.
    However, medical sources reported that in recent times the AUB, located at Silver Sands, Christ Church, had been making a serious push to have its students involved in the QEH clinical clerkship programme because many of them from India and Nigeria had no visas to do internships at affiliate hospitals in the United States.

    Medical school to open clinic
    Medical school to open clinic -- NationNews Barbados -- Local, Regional and International News nationnews.com

    The American University of Barbados (AUB) is planning to open a free clinic at its Silver Sands, Christ Church complex in September.
    “The clinic will handle the range of health problems other clinics do and we will also be delivering free medicine,” AUB president Meesam Ali Khan told the MIDWEEK NATION recently. “We will treat whoever comes in. We will be in a position to do CAT (computerised tomography) scans and MRIs (magnetic resonance imaging).”
    Doctors attached to the university will offer their services to the clinic.
    “We want to be more than just a university that trains doctors,” Khan said. “We want to give back to Barbados, which is something done at our associate Era’s Lucknow Medical College in India.”
    UAB founder and chief executive officer Dr Gary Barr told a medical conference here last weekend that Era’s Lucknow Medical College had a 950-bed hospital and treated more than 2 500 patients free of cost daily.
    Both Barr and Ali told the media that AUB and its students were becoming increasingly involved in local outreach programme, working with agencies such as the Diabetes Association and the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Barbados.
    The AUB was set up here as an offshore medical school two years ago. It offers four- and five-year MD degree programmes. Courses cost between $10 000 and $15 800 per semester.
    Some Barbadians are studying at the AUB



    Cash injection from AUB
    Cash injection from AUB -- NationNews Barbados -- Local, Regional and International News nationnews.com
     
  5. aimu observer said:
    Re The article in the NATION newspaper that purports that ………..THE UWI’S Cave Hill Campus is closely monitoring reported attempts by the American University of Barbados (AUB) Medical School to get the green light to have its students attend training classes at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, even though the school is not yet accredited.

    Since the UWI’s medical faculty is the only institution that has accreditation to teach medicine in Barbados, and has an established affiliation with the QEH………...

    How can AUB make a serious push to have its students involved in the QEH clinical clerkship?

    Do they not know that the QEH clinical clerkship was designed and developed for UWI students?

    The UWI medical school was set up in 1948 to provided doctors for the British Carribean isles.

    Who does AUB expect to teach their students? UWI teachers?

    Will AUB provide their own teachers?

    Will these teachers be registered to practice medicine in Barbados?

    Will such teachers be allowed to work at QEH? How can they, if they are not registrd

    How then will such AUB teachers be able to teach at QEH?

    The NATION article points out that the AUB, which has operated in Barbados has enrolled student from India and Nigeria who had no visas to do internships at affiliate hospitals in the United States. So then AUB must then be able to hijack, and overcome the system of clinical education developed at QEH since 1967?

    This is hilarious!

    It seems that the officials of AUB have not thought this through very well, have they?
     
  6. aimu observer said:
    Re the Article in the NATION newspaper that states that ………..
    The American University of Barbados (AUB) is planning to open a free clinic at its Silver Sands, Christ Church complex in September.
    “The clinic will handle the range of health problems other clinics do and we will also be delivering free medicine,” AUB president told the MIDWEEK NATION recently. “We will treat whoever comes in. We will be in a position to do CAT (computerised tomography) scans and MRIs (magnetic resonance imaging).”
    Doctors attached to the university will offer their services to the clinic.


    Let it be known to all that Barbados does not need free clinics from AUB. The problem here is that AUB does not have clinical facilities via which to teach their students, and that their African and Nigerian students don’t have the visas to do their clinical studies in the USA.

    Let it be known to all that Barbados as far back as September 1985 implemented a system whereby Barbadians, and our visitors, can be treated free of cost at any of the local polyclinics provided across the island.

    Why do the founders of AUB think that thy can come into Barbados and set up a clinic and staff it with doctors who have not been registered to practice medicine in Barbados?

    Why is it that the joking journalist of the NATION newspaper not consult BAMP or/and the Barbados Medical Council about how, and whom can practice medicine in Barbados, before rushing to print rubbish?
     
  7. aimu observer said:
    Re The article in the NATION newspaper that purports that ………..
    BARBADIANS WILL SOON be able to have free medical check-ups and possibly access to free medication when the American University of Barbados (AUB) rolls out itsfree clinic.
    AUB president, , said this was the first step to the offshore medical school opening a hospital here.
    “I came here because we are very soon going to start a free clinic, Khan said. “And we are applying for the distribution of free medicine also, like what we do in India.”

    Let all peoples know that Barbadians have been able to have free medical check-ups and access to free medication from the time I knew myself. Then from September 1985 this service was expanded and improved with the National Health Services operating from the polyclinics.

    Barbados does not need the distribution of free medicine as done in India, as we also have a Drug Service that works well.

    If AUB wants to engage in medical philanthropy in Barbados, they should consult with the physicians of the island, to discover the needs and not our failing and falling politicians, who seem to be selling out and willing to destroy our high standards, of both health and education.

    If AUB wants to engage in medicine in Barbados, why is it that they do not employ Barbadians to teach at AUB?

    AUB talks about setting up a hospital in Barbados? Will they hire locally trained doctors? Will they import all the doctors and nurses? Hmmmm lots of work permits needed there. As is the norm in the islands, will the incoming government receive much moolah under the table here?
     
  8. aimu observer said:
    Re The article in the NATION newspaper that purports that ………..
    BARBADIANS WILL SOON be able to have free medical check-ups and possibly access to free medication when the American University of Barbados (AUB) rolls out itsfree clinic.
    AUB president, , said this was the first step to the offshore medical school opening a hospital here.
    “I came here because we are very soon going to start a free clinic, Khan said. “And we are applying for the distribution of free medicine also, like what we do in India.”

    Let all peoples know that Barbadians have been able to have free medical check-ups and access to free medication from the time I knew myself. Then from September 1985 this service was expanded and improved with the National Health Services operating from the polyclinics.

    Barbados does not need the distribution of free medicine as done in India, as we also have a Drug Service that works well.

    If AUB wants to engage in medical philanthropy in Barbados, they should consult with the physicians of the island, to discover the needs and not our failing and falling politicians, who seem to be selling out and willing to destroy our high standards, of both health and education.

    If AUB wants to engage in medicine in Barbados, why is it that they do not employ Barbadians to teach at AUB?

    AUB talks about setting up a hospital in Barbados? Will they hire locally trained doctors? Will they import all the doctors and nurses? Hmmmm lots of work permits needed there. As is the norm in the islands, will the incoming government receive much moolah under the table here?
     
  9. aimu observer said:
    It’s a betrayal!
    Massay accuses Gov’t of selling out medical profession for ‘30 pieces of silver’
    Physician Dr R My has criticized the increase in the number of offshore medical schools in Barbados, suggesting it was a betrayal of the medical profession here by the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) administration.
    Speaking at the oath taking ceremony for the University of the West Indies (UWI) graduating medical class of 2017 at Mahogany Ridge, St ******, Dr M said the foreign schools had been welcomed here through the proverbial “30 pieces of silver”.

    Parliament last year approved the Education in Medicine and other Health Professions Bill, paving the way for more offshore medical schools to join the one already established here.
    Speaking on behalf of the UWI Medical Alumni Association, Dr recalled that the association was born in 1984 out of a need to stave off the inflow of offshore medical schools into Barbados and the rest of the Caribbean.
    However, the cardiologist blamed the ruling DLP for creating a view of offshore medical schools as an “economic panacea” and for facilitating what he deemed to be a backward medical shift.
    “In the beginning of the association times were different. The party in Opposition [the Barbados Labour Party] was the party in power, and the party in power [the DLP] was the party in Opposition,” he said, adding, “at that time the idea of the offshore medical schools as an economic panacea was definitely not on.
    “The idea of selling your sovereignty for 30 pieces of silver then was also an anathema to us young socialists,” Dr M said, adding: “My, how things have changed!”
    He said that at the time of the association’s formation “the express challenge was to take on the presence of the offshore medical schools in the West Indies because they were casting a negative shadow on the University of the West Indies”.
    The prominent doctor was supported in his comments by retired Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at UWI, Cave Hill Sir H F, who described the offshore universities as business entities of convenience.
    Sir H told the graduating class: “Today’s world is seduced by glamorous claims of many kinds of alternative practices, and also by the claims of business oriented medical schools, offshore schools, otherwise known as the for-profit schools, providing a special kind of medical education for those who don’t make it into the North American schools, or for Middle-Eastern students using it as a stepping stone into the US of A.
    “Their reason for existing is business first because the demand exists and medicine is the business of their business.”
    He warned, “our great University of the West Indies and the standards we set and we have all received, tailored to the needs of our Caribbean people, are under constant threat by a new society”.

    read the discussion surrounding this newspaper article at https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/06/12/its-a-betrayal/
     
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