Our Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) program is one of the most coveted and in-demand program for students aspiring to make a career as a doctor.

At Texila American University, we’re reshaping how medicine is practiced.

Program Details

The Doctor of Medicine (MD) program at Texila American University – College of Medicine (TAU-COM) is a four-year undergraduate medical program.

The 4 year MD program has the following:

  • Basic Sciences – 2 Years
  • Clinical Sciences – 2 Years

In the first two years, the basic medical sciences are taught in the context of their relevance to patient care. Later in the last two years of the program, clinical teaching builds upon and reinforces this strong scientific foundation.

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the 4 year MD program are expected to have a minimum of 90 College level credits or equivalent education with the following required subjects.

  • One year of Inorganic or General Chemistry (with labs)
  • One year of Organic Chemistry (with labs)
  • One year of General Biology (with labs)
  • One year of Physics (with labs)
  • Pre-Calculus/Calculus or Statistics
  • One year of English

NOTE: Students who have successfully completed advanced courses (E.g. Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry and Genetics) will be given preference.

Admission Process

Curriculum

MD 1
Subject THEORY PRACTICAL TOTAL
Gross Anatomy, Embryology and Imaging 7 Credits 1 Credits 8 Credits
Biochemistry I 5 Credits 5 Credits
Histology and Cell Biology 3 Credit 1 Credits 4 Credit
Physiology I 4 Credits 1 Credits 5 Credits
Community Medicine I 2 Credits 2 Credits
Research Methodology I 2 Credits 2 Credits
Integrated Clinical Case Based Modules I 3 Credits 3 Credits
TOTAL 26 Credits 3 Credits 29 Credits
MD 2
Subject THEORY PRACTICAL TOTAL
Neuroscience 4 Credits 1 Credits 5 Credits
Biochemistry II 5 Credits 5 Credits
Physiology II 4 Credit 4 Credit
Microbiology – I 6 Credits 6 Credits
Behavioral Science 2 Credits 2 Credits
Community Medicine II 2 Credits 2 Credits
Integrated Clinical Case Based Modules II 3 Credits 3 Credits
Research Methodology II 2 Credits 2 Credits
TOTAL 28 Credits 1 Credits 29 Credits
MD 3
Subject THEORY PRACTICAL TOTAL
Pharmacology – I 5 Credits 5 Credits
Pathology – I 5 Credits 5 Credits
Infectious Diseases 5 Credit 5 Credit
Introduction to Clinical Skills – I 4 Credits 4 Credits
Family and Community Medicine 2 Credits 2 Credits
Fundamental Pathophysiology for Clinical Medicine – I 3 Credits 3 Credits
Medical Ethics 2 Credits 2 Credits
Integrated Clinical Case Based Modules III 3 Credits 3 Credits
Research Methodology III 2 Credits 2 Credits
TOTAL 31 Credits 31 Credits
MD 4

Subject THEORY PRACTICAL TOTAL
Pharmacology – II 5 Credits 5 Credits
Pathology – II 5 Credits 5 Credits
Introduction to Clinical Skills – II 2 Credits 2 Credits
Fundamental Pathophysiology for Clinical Medicine – II 3 Credits 3 Credits
Integrated Clinical Case Based Modules IV 3 Credits 3 Credits
Basic Psychiatry 4 Credits 4 Credits
TOTAL 22 Credits 22 Credits

Elective Rotations
Radiology, Dermatology, Anaesthesia, Dentistry, Family Medicine, Ophthalmology (EYE), Otorhinolaryngology (ENT), Emergency Care. Allergy and Immunology Neurology, Cardiology Occupational Medicine, Critical Care Medicine Oncology, Dermatology Ophthalmology, Emergency Medicine Orthopedicy, Endocrinology Psychiatry, Family Practice Pulmonology, Gastroenterology Radiology, General Medicine Rehabilitation Medicine, Hematology Rheumatology, Infectious Diseases Surgical subspecialties Nephrology, Urology

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Selection Factors

Students to Texila American University (TAU) 4 year MD program are selected on the basis of their academic, personal, and extracurricular abilities. Additionally, students must have the intellectual, physical, and emotional capacities to meet the requirements of a successful medical career.

TAU intends for its students to become competent and compassionate Doctors who are capable of meeting all requirements for medical responsibilities. TAU is committed to educating and training future leaders in medicine.

Technical Standards

The Liaison Committee on Medical Education, an accrediting body for medical education in the US, has defined and described the technical standards which are the necessary physical and mental abilities of all candidates and graduates. The following abilities and characteristics, in addition to academic standards, are requirements for admission, promotion, and graduation for all medicine students.

Students should observe materials presented in the learning environment including audiovisual presentations, written documents, microbiology cultures, microscopic examination of microorganisms, tissues and gross organs in the normal and pathologic state, and diagnostic images. They should also observe patients accurately and completely, both at a distance and directly. This requires functional vision, hearing, and sensation.

Technical requirements

  • Students should be able to observe, demonstrations and participate in experiments in the basic sciences
  • For our 4 year MD program students must be able to analyze, synthesize, extrapolate, solve problems, and reach diagnostic and therapeutic judgments
  • Students should have sufficient use of the senses of vision and hearing and the somatic sensation necessary to perform a physical examination. Students should be able to perform palpation, auscultation, and percussion
  • Students should reasonably be expected to relate to patients and establish sensitive, professional relationships with patients
  • Students should reasonably be expected to learn and perform routine laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures
  • Students should reasonably be expected to communicate the results of the examination to the patient and to his colleagues with accuracy, clarity and efficiency
  • Students should be expected to perform routine invasive procedure as part of training using universal procedures without substantial risk of infection to patients
  • Students must be able to perform with precise, quick and appropriate actions in emergency situations
  • For our 4 year MD program the students must be able to display good judgment in the assessment and treatment of patients
  • Students must possess the perseverance, diligence and consistency to complete the medical school curriculum and enter the independent practice of medicine
  • Students should be able to accept criticism and respond by appropriate modification of behavior

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Frequently Asked Questions

TAU’s Doctor of Medicine (MD) program is in an academic curriculum partnership with Ponce Health Sciences University (PHSU), which is a Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) accredited university.

I am glad to be a part of Texila to study Medicine in the best Caribbean University and to pursue my career as a doctor. It’s like a Dream come true for me!

Ms. Karishma Rajesh Makwana,
Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)

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