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 Doctor of Medicine (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 MD program are expected to have a minimum of 90 College level credits or equivalent education with the following required subjects.

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

*Students who have successfully completed advanced science studies will be given preference: Anatomy & Physiology, Biochemistry and Genetics.

Admission Process

Complete Application

The Student Counselors of Texila American University guides and supports the applicants throughout the entire admissions process. The prospective student is led to fill out the admissions form.

Submit Required Documents and Fee

Once the application form is filled, the student will be required to furnish certain documents. These include:

  1. Personal Statement
  2. Results of the Qualifying Exams (‘O’ and ‘A’ Level Certificates and Pre-med Certificates).
  3. Two statements of good moral character from the Principal, Registrar and Teachers of the previous institute.
  4. One passport size (2”x2”) copy of latest picture.
  5. MCAT Scores (if applicable)
Texila Medical Admission Test (TMAT)

If the student is found eligible to apply, they will be required to take up TMAT, which is an MCQ based examination consisting of basic science questions such as Anatomy- 20%, Physiology -15%, Biochemistry - 35%, Medical terminology - 20%, Organic chemistry and Biology - 10%. The Required pass percentage for acceptance of the applicant is 60% score in TMAT. The time duration for TMAT is two hours.

Multiple Mini Interview (MMI)/ Virtual Interview

On successfully passing the TMAT, the applicant will undergo the MMI interviews consist of several short practical assessments, usually 10 minutes each. Applicants will be presented with a scenario before each mini interview. The applicant will have sufficient time to prepare an answer. The MMI is conducted to assess the applicants on the basis of following parameters:

  1. Ethical Decision Making
  2. Critical Thinking
  3. Reasoning
  4. Psychological Thinking
  5. Communication Skills
Decision Letter

Admission decisions are typically made within two to three weeks after the personal interview, and a little longer during holiday and semester breaks. Candidates will be notified in writing with one of the below possible outcomes:

Acceptance: The applicant is accepted for the desired entry term. Accepted students will receive a Welcome Kit with additional forms to complete as well as instructions for the next step. They will also be working directly with a designated Texila staff member who will assist them with the enrollment process.

Denial: When the applicant does not necessarily meet the minimum entrance qualifications. Applicants may once again appeal this decision in writing with additional supporting documentation for review.

Review Policies and Procedures

If the request to review the applicant's form seems valid on the basis of their supporting documents, the applicant is contacted to further discuss the terms to proceed with.



  • Preclinical
    Semester 1
    Gross Anatomy, Embryology and Imaging* 7 Credits 1 Credits 8 Credits
    Biochemistry I* 5 Credits - 5 Credits
    Histology and Cell Biology* 53 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
    Semester 2
    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
    Semester 3
    Pharmacology - I 5 Credits - 5 Credits
    Pathology - I 5 Credits - 5 Credits
    Infectious Diseases – I* 3 Credit 1 Credits 4 Credit
    Introduction to Clinical Skills – I* 4 Credits - 4 Credits
    Family and Community Medicine - I 2 Credits - 2 Credits
    Fundamental Pathophysiology for Clinical Medicine - I 3 Credits - 3 Credits
    Medical Ethics - I 1 Credits - 1 Credits
    Integrated Clinical Case Based Modules III* 3 Credits - 3 Credits
    Research Methodology III 2 Credits - 2 Credits
    TOTAL 28 Credits 1 Credits 29 Credits
    Semester 4
    Pharmacology – II* 3 Credits - 3 Credits
    Pathology – II* 4 Credits - 4 Credits
    Infectious Diseases - II 2 Credits - 2 Credits
    Introduction to Clinical Skills – II* 2 Credits - 2 Credits
    Family and Community Medicine - II 2 Credits - 2 Credits
    Fundamental Pathophysiology for Clinical Medicine - II 3 Credits - 3 Credits
    Medical Ethics - II 1 Credits - 1 Credits
    Integrated Clinical Case Based Modules IV* 3 Credits - 3 Credits
    Basic Psychiatry 4 Credits - 4 Credits
    TOTAL 24 Credits 24 Credits
  • Clinical Curriculum
  • Clinical Rotations

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) 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.

  • Visual

    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.

  • Oral-Auditory
  • Motor and Sensory

    Students must possess the capacity to elicit information from patients via palpation, auscultation, and percussion, as well as carry out diagnostic maneuvers. They must be able to execute movements reasonably required to provide general medical care and emergency treatment to patients. They should also be able to manipulate equipment and instruments to perform basic laboratory tests and procedures as required to attain curricular goals, for example, needles, stethoscope, ophthalmoscope, tongue blades, intravenous equipment, scalpel etc.

  • Strength and Mobility

    Students should possess appropriate posture, balance, flexibility, mobility, strength and endurance for standing, sitting, and participating during the laboratory, classroom and clinical sessions.

  • Cognitive
  • Social

Technical requirements

  • Students should be able to observe, demonstrations and participate in experiments in the basic sciences
  • 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
  • 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

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.)

Lot 2442, Plantation Providence, East Bank Demerara (EBD), Guyana, South America.