CHICAGO – The University of Health Sciences Antigua is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Jackson Park Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, which will allow students to spend their fifth semester (16-weeks) dedicated to USMLE Step 1 preparation and completing an Advanced Introduction to Clinical Medicine course.
Beginning in the fall 2012 term, students will spend the first eight weeks of their fifth semester preparing for the USMLE Step 1, which includes live lectures provided by highly experienced faculty. The second half of the course is known as Advanced Introduction to Clinical Medicine. During the final eight weeks, students interact with patients and develop the skills required to complete diagnostic oriented physical examinations, History & Physical and SOAP notes.
“UHSA is dedicated to training excellent physicians and healthcare workers who will deliver professional services across the globe,” says Dr. Deborah Akande, UHSA Chairman of the Board of Trustees. “This partnership with Jackson Park Hospital allows us to offer our students with a rich learning experience that will add to their quality educational experience.”
Jackson Park Hospital & Medical Center is a 269-bed acute, short-term comprehensive care facility serving the south side of Chicago. The hospital serves a very high indigent population. Approximately 80 percent of the hospital’s patients are covered by Medicare and Medicaid. Since 1959, Jackson Park Hospital & Medical Center has invested more than $32M in expansion and renovation to provide services that were previously unavailable in the community it serves and yet constantly strives to better serve the growing needs of the community.
About the University of Health Sciences Antigua Founded in 1982, the University of Health Sciences Antigua is one of the oldest private medical schools in the region. Taught by first-rate faculty, UHSA’s curriculum is based upon the curriculum of U.S. medical schools and stresses problem-based methods of teaching within the classroom. UHSA prides itself on providing a quality educational experience for all students and producing highly-trained and competent physicians who will provide healthcare throughout the world. For more information or to apply, please visit http://www.uhsa.ag/.
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For Release—August 17, 2012
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