New York, NY (PRWEB) October 15, 2013
American University of Antigua (AUA) College of Medicine, member of the Manipal Global Education Group with campuses throughout Asia, has entered into an affiliation agreement with the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University (FIU HWCOM) a U.S. medical school accredited by Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), located in Miami, FL.
The agreement allows qualified AUA students to enroll in the FIU HWCOM Clinical Clerkship Certificate Program. AUA students who successfully complete their core clinical rotations at FIU HWCOM’s affiliated teaching site will receive a HWCOM transcript and a HWCOM Certificate of Completion.
“This groundbreaking affiliation between FIU HWCOM and AUA was made possible because of both institutions commitment to foster global medical education,” said AUA Co-Founder and President Neal Simon. “Florida International University has been a leader in international education and the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine by establishing a clinical clerkship certificate program for AUA students has taken a leadership position in international medical education, while also providing an opportunity for medical students of all nations, who study medicine at AUA, to complete their core clinical rotations.”
“The Clinical Clerkship Certificate program at HWCOM will provide an augmented academic and clinical experience for AUA students,” said AUA Vice President of Global Medical Education & Executive Dean, Clinical Sciences Dr. Peter Bell. “The addition of a transcript and certificate from FIU HWCOM will further improve the resumes of our students.”
"The Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine is committed to growing an international presence and this affiliation with the American University of Antigua and Manipal University is but the latest example of our commitment to this effort," said FIU HWCOM Dean and Senior Vice President for Health Affairs Dr. John Rock.
Two of his colleagues, FIU HWCOM Associate Dean for International Affairs Dr. Eneida Roldan and FIU HWCOM Associate Dean for Community and Clinical Affairs Dr. Fernando Valverde, concurred.
"As Associate Dean for International Affairs, I am very happy that our international partnerships continue to grow as is the case with the American University of Antigua and Manipal University,” said Dr. Roldan.
"We hope that this partnership will help enhance our clinical network and collaboration with our international affiliates of the American University of Antigua and Manipal University,” said Dr. Valverde.
About American University of Antigua
AUA was founded in 2004 to address the coming physician shortage and to break down barriers that have prevented underrepresented minorities from obtaining a medical education. AUA is recognized by the Medical Board of California, approved by the New York State Education Department, and has provisional accreditation from the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions.
About The FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
The FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine graduated its inaugural class on April 29, 2013. The College was approved in 2006 by the Florida Board of Governors and the Florida Legislature, and in February 2013 the medical degree program received full accreditation from the Liaison Committee for Medical Education. Among the innovative elements of the FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine is a program called Green Family Foundation NeighborhoodHELP™ that sends teams of medical students along with their counterparts in social work, nursing, and law into the community. The College of Medicine’s mission is to lead the next generation of medical education and improve the quality of health care available to the South Florida community. For more information, visit http://medicine.fiu.edu/.
Florida International University is recognized by the Carnegie Foundation as a community engaged university. Its colleges and schools http://main.fiu.edu/academics/colleges-schools/index.html offer more than 180 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral http://main.fiu.edu/academics/degree-programs/index.html programs in fields such as engineering, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU is Worlds Ahead in its local and global engagement, finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. It has 160,000 alumni and enrolls 50,000 students on two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU is a member of the Sun Belt Conference http://www.fiusports.com and has 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit http://www.fiu.edu.