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.
Applicants to the 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.
TMAT is MCQ based examination consisting of 200 basic science questions such as Basic concepts of Human Anatomy 25%, Basic Concepts of Physiology 25%, Basic Concepts of Biochemistry 25%, Medical Terminology 10%, Psychology 5%, Fundamental Organic Chemistry 5% and Basic Biology 5%. The required pass percentage for acceptance of the applicant is 60% score in TMAT. The time duration for TMAT is four hours
Submit Required Documents and Fee
Once the application form is filled, the student will be required to furnish certain documents. These include:
- Personal Statement
- Results of the Qualifying Exams (‘O’ and ‘A’ Level Certificates and Pre-med Certificates).
- Two statements of good moral character from the Principal, Registrar and Teachers of the previous institute.
- One passport size (2”x2”) copy of latest picture.
- 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:
- Ethical Decision Making
- Critical Thinking
- Psychological Thinking
- Communication Skills
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.
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
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
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
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
The Clinical Sciences of TAU COM includes the following:
A. Core Clerkships – 48 weeks
Core Clerkships DURATION Internal Medicine 12 weeks General Surgery 12 weeks Pediatrics 6 weeks Psychiatry 6 weeks Obstetrics / Gynecology 6 weeks Family Medicine 6 weeks TOTAL 48 WEEKS
B. Elective Clerkships (Any seven) – 28 weeks**
Elective Clerkships DURATION Anesthesia 4 weeks Cardiology 4 weeks Dermatology 4 weeks Emergency Medicine 4 weeks Orthopedics 4 weeks Infectious Diseases 4 weeks Ophthalmology 4 weeks Radiology 4 weeks Otorhinolaryngology (ENT) 4 weeks Ob/Gyn* 6 weeks Pediatrics* 6 weeks
* Offered both as core and electives
** The students can select seven elective rotations from the list of electives provided. Students may also request elective rotations which are not listed. These will be evaluated and the students will be informed in a timely manner whether they were approved by the Associate Dean – Clinical Affairs and Dean, College of Medicine.
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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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.
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.
Students are expected to speak, write, hear, and read effectively. They should also be able to perceive non-verbal communications, including facial expression, body language, and affect. They should be able to communicate sensitively with patients and their families via speech as well as reading/writing.
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.
Students should possess appropriate posture, balance, flexibility, mobility, strength and endurance for standing, sitting, and participating during the laboratory, classroom and clinical sessions.
Students are expected to possess sufficient cognitive (mental) abilities and effective learning techniques to obtain, collect, memorize, analyze, integrate, process, and apply the volume of detailed and complex information presented by the curriculum. They should be able to learn through a variety of methods including, lectures, alternative classroom instruction, demonstrations, hands on experiences and small group, team, and collaborative discussions.
They must have the ability to perform calculations necessary to solve quantitative problems as required by the curriculum. They should be able to apply knowledge and reasoning to solve problems and make decisions as outlined by the curriculum. They must recognize, comprehend, and draw conclusions about three dimensional spatial relationships of structures and logical sequential relationships among events.
Students should possess the emotional stability and maturity to fully apply his/her intellectual skill, exercise good judgment, and to complete all responsibilities attendant to the diagnosis and care of patients. They should be able to develop a mature, sensitive and effective relationship with patients and colleagues.
Students must be able to tolerate the physical, mental and emotional stress and long work hours experienced during training and patient care. They must possess qualities of adaptability, flexibility, and the ability to function in the face of uncertainty. They should be able to behave in a trustworthy and ethical and moral manner consistent with professional values and standards. They must exhibit sufficient interpersonal skills, knowledge and attitudes to interact positively and sensitively with people from all parts of society, ethnic backgrounds, and belief systems.
- 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.)