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A Brief History of Guyana

Flag of GuyanaOriginally a Dutch colony in the 17th century, by 1815 Guyana had become a British possession. The abolition of slavery led to settlement of urban areas by former slaves and the importation of indentured servants from India to work the sugar plantations. The resulting ethnocultural divide has persisted and has led to turbulent politics. Guyana achieved independence from the UK in 1966, and since then it has been ruled mostly by socialist-oriented governments. In 1992, Cheddi JAGAN was elected president in what is considered the country's first free and fair election since independence. After his death five years later, his wife, Janet JAGAN, became president but resigned in 1999 due to poor health. Her successor, Bharrat JAGDEO, was reelected in 2001 and again in 2006. Early elections held in May 2015 resulted in the replacement of President Donald RAMOTAR by David GRANGER. Read more...

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About Us

Alexander American University School of Medicine (AAU) is being established an international medical school in Georgetown, Guyana, which is the only English speaking country in South America.

Alexander American University aspires to offers a high-quality medical education that meets the integrates professional skills, career-focused education and hands-on practice, which will enable students to develop and achieve their personal and career goals.

The Faculty and Staff at AAU will be some of the best physicians, educators and researchers. We will strive to provide the students with quality medical knowledge to treat the human conditions in numerous ways. Besides preparing the students to be highly competent and caring physicians with the capability to specialize in varied fields of medicine, the School of Medicine will also emphasizes the value of comprehensive health care approach.

We will focus on training physicians along with extensive hands-on patient care training as a part of their professional development process. Students attending AAU will enjoy the benefits of a thriving multi-cultural environment on a beautiful campus, which will offer all the amenities and technologically- advanced facilities in Health care delivery.

Mission & Vision

Mission of AAU

To improve the lives of the communities in which we live and serve through excellence in learning and humility, to foster a diverse community that reflects our world and to address the challenging issues in Global health care.

Vision of AAU

To be the model school regionally, setting the standard for medical education; to be leaders of change in creating a healthier world and to build a diverse and inclusive community which will foster innovation and help tackle the challenges in Global Health Care.

Our Values

  • To be a student-centered institution
  • To provide experience in exceptional education
  • To expand & grow with constant improvement
  • To be innovative, quality and result oriented
  • To promote a positive and cooperative environment with team spirit

MD Pathway at AAU

MD Pathway at AAU

AAU Academic Overview

MD Program

MD Program at AAU

Doctor of Medicine - 5.5 years (MD)

If you are passionate about health, biosciences and caring for people, then a Career in Medicine would be a great fit! Success in Medicine requires you to have a thirst for life-long learning and academic excellence!

Alexander American University will offer an innovative Doctor of Medicine (MD) program designed for the students to meet their requirements in the premedical program and who do not hold a first degree but wish to earn a Doctor of Medicine degree. The program will deliver advanced clinical and academic training to ensure students are prepared for the challenges of medical internship!

Developed in consultation with the doctors, healthcare professionals, students and leaders in the research sectors, the MD programs are developed to meet the current and future need of the students, patients and the changing healthcare sector.

Pre Med Program

Pre Med Program at AAU

AAU will offer our PreMedical Program which will be a rewarding program designed for highly motivated and qualified high school graduates and other prospective students seeking a change in career that integrates undergraduate level of Pre-Medical studies with graduate level Medical Education.

Five year Doctor of Medicine program will start at undergraduate level of studies in foundational building Pre-Medical courses, taken over a duration of four semesters. On successful completion with satisfactory performance, the student will automatically gain advancement into the regular Medical Program at the Basic Medical Sciences level.

Mandatory curricular studies will be completed in fourteen (14) semesters completed over a duration of five (05) calendar years which corresponds to seven (07) years of academic studies.

(NOTE: Indian Citizens studying medicine at Alexander American University will be required to complete a duration of Five and half Years (5.5 years) by completing additional 06 months of mandatory elective training)

The Premedical Program is designed to provide students with the strong foundation needed to handle the rigorous course of study they will experience in the MD Program. Premed consists of 3 semesters (16 weeks each) and has been designed for high school graduates or college students with less than 90 credit hours, who seek admission to a medical school and don't meet the MD Program requirements.

This three-semester program can be entered at each year depending upon academic qualifications. It will offer undergraduate sciences and laboratories, as well as post-high school level of Biology, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics, English and Calculus. Those courses contribute to the overall goals of a pre-professional education and much of the final semester of the premedical program is taught by the medical school faculty members.

Basic Science Program

MD Program at AAU

The Basic Medical Science curriculum:

  • Will Offer an in-depth program of the basic medical sciences.
  • Will Present the range of problems encountered by doctors and the range of solutions that have been developed for their recognition, investigation, prevention and treatment.
  • Will Cover the principles of disease, therapy, ethical and legal issues relevant to the practice of medicine.

Medicine is not static. Every day new research uncovers a greater understanding of anatomical functions, diseases, and treatments. That's why Alexander American University School Of Medicine (AAU) will provide its students with more than just essential medical knowledge: it will teach them to be lifelong learners. We will take the material out of the lecture hall to create a fully immersive learning experience.

Basic Sciences will last four semesters at campus in Guyana. Classes will be enhanced with the latest educational technology, including Blackboard Learn and 3D integrated modern technology, allowing students to experience lectures long after they're over. Students will be provided with early hands-on clinical training.

Clinical Science Program

MD Program at AAU

Clinical Sciences Curriculum:

  • Will present the opportunity to record a history, perform a physical examination and interpret the findings.
  • Will teach the students to act independently correlating the clinical relevance to the basic sciences.
  • Will give access to areas of medical practice students may be interested in while pursuing their career.

On successful completion of the whole curriculum and satisfactorily meeting all the other requirements, students will be conferred with a MD degree.

Under the close supervision of clinical faculty, clinical students will learn to work as a team, analyze lab data, experience a physician's typical day, diagnose patient cases, conduct physicals, and perform limited procedures, such as stitching, blood work, and vaccinations. Students will also have the chance to make a positive impression and network with physicians and hospital administrators to improve their residency applications. By the end of Clinical Sciences, they will have a better understanding of what speciality they are most passionate about.

Apply to AAU

Thank you for your interest in Alexander American University School Of Medicine (AAU). Our admissions team is eager to assist you as you embark on your journey to become a physician. Our goal is to provide you with all of the information and guidance you need to explore AAU as a medical school option and make the best decision to suit your career and life objectives.

At Alexander American University, you will have the opportunity to join a special community encouraging academic and personal growth, rewards determination, and set you firmly on the path to becoming a Doctor. AAU reviews applications on a rolling basis and accepts applications for our January, May, and September semesters, year-round.

Submitting your application is not only the first step to your medical career, it's also the easiest part of the process. For more information and an application checklist, please review the admission requirements. You can also speak to your admissions representative directly.

We look forward to receiving your application!


AAU will be one of the best universities of its kind giving the vast array of diversity in spheres of international relations and a multitude of student cultures

Welcome to AAU office of Admissions. Submitting your application is the first step and also the easiest part of the admission process. AAU School of Medicine accepts students into our top MD Program three times a year - January, May and September. We do not require the MCAT.

AAU accepts the student's applications from different diversities that are enthusiastic, passionate and dedicated to health care delivery and also limits enrolment to students meeting specific requirements in order to maintain high academic standards and ensure that students receive the best education possible.

Request More Information

We welcomes you to request additional details and have your questions answered about by our attentive and knowledgeable staff.

For detailed information, please contact us.

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