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Clinical Sciences

CLINICAL SCIENCES

The Clinical Sciences program begins in the 3rd year of the doctor of medicine program. Students who successfully complete the preclinical program will matriculate into the clinical sciences program.

Core Clerkship – Yr 3

Clinical Clerkship proceeds the 6 trimesters of preclinical sciences and 2 weeks clinical foundation program. The core clinical clerkship courses are done during the third year of the doctor of medicine program. Core clerkship is divided into two 26 weeks sections. The Core Clerkship I (CC I) courses are Medical Center-based while Core Clerkships II (CC II) are either Medical Center-based or Community Health Center-based.

CC I Medical Center-Based clinical clerkships: 26 weeks

  • 8 weeks – Medicine
  • 4 weeks – Emergency Medicine
  • 4 weeks – Surgery
  • 4 weeks – Pediatrics
  • 4 weeks – Family Medicine
  • 2 weeks – Neurology

CC II Medical Center-based or Community-based Clerkships: 26 weeks

  • 2 weeks primary care – Internal Medicine
  • 2 weeks primary care – Family medicine
  • 6 weeks – Obstetrics-Gynecology
  • 6 weeks – Psychiatry
  • 4 weeks – Surgery
  • 2 weeks – Pediatrics including adolescent medicine
  • 2 weeks selective: Radiology-imaging, Pathology, Dermatology, other
  • 2 weeks – a concentrated community service project

Total Clerkship weeks: 52 weeks

Total Clerkship Credits: 52 credits

Require Credit hours per week: 40 minimum but must not exceed 80 hours per week

Department Contact Info

Admissions Office – Guyana 

81 Croal St.

Georgetown, Guyana

 (592) 226 1375; (592) 226 3858
admissions@gau.edu.gy

Mon – Fri 8:00A.M. – 5:00P.M. EST.

 

US INFORMATION OFFICE – FLORIDA

9540 NW 9th CT,
Plantation, Fl 33324, USA

 954-328-3511, 954-640-3740
serge.zame@gau.edu.gy

Mon – Fri 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

 

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In addition to the required supporting documents needed for admission into the MD Program,
students transferring into the Clinical Sciences Program will be required to submit this additional
information:
Preclinical Sciences transcript
Latest NBME Step 1 Comprehensive Exam

Dr.Isis Anderson
Clinical Sciences Director (USA)

Email: isis.anderson@gau.edu.gy
Tel: 1 404-348-4891
Location: 1 West Court Square, Suite 750
Decatur, GA 30030, USA

 

Dr. Onical Higgins
Clinical Sciences Director (GY)

Email: onica.higgins@gau.edu.gy
Tel: +592 226 1375
Location: 81 Croal St. Georgetown, Guyana

Selective and Elective Clerkship Yr – 4:

The fourth-year comprises the final 10 months of the clinical clerkship period.   The first 12 weeks are for required clinical clerkship where a minimum of 6 weeks must be completed in inpatient settings.  The remaining period comprises of clinical elective clerkship courses and research.

Required Clinical Clerkship in the fourth year: 4 weeks

Students choose at least 1 of the following 3 clerkships.

  • 4 weeks – Medicine selective                                   
  • 4 weeks – Surgery selective                                     
  • 4 weeks – Chronic Care selective                             

Elective Clinical Clerkship in the fourth year:              

  • 20 weeks – Other electives       
  • 8 weeks – Medical/Clinical Research                               

Total Clerkship weeks: 32 weeks

Total Clerkship Credits: 32 credits

Require Credit hours per week: 40 minimum, but must not exceed 80 hours per week

The final admission process is an interview to evaluate students’ overall qualification for the program