Academic Overview

Academic Programs

Comprehensive medical training to practice medicine in the United States and beyond

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Academic Overview
Medical Sciences

Bay University School of Medicine offers Comprehensive Medical Training through ‘Organ Based Integrated Curriculum’ to aspiring Physicians, Surgeons and Researchers to practice medicine in the United States of America and beyond. These training programs aim at preparing students for learning medicine through a holistic approach.

An Organ Based Integrated Curriculum

The Bay University School of Medicine adopts a Curriculum that integrates all the subjects of Basic Sciences into an Organ Based ‘Module’ known as ‘Organ Based Integrated Curriculum’. The University creates an environment conducive for learning and producing well-rounded students with a better grasp of Subject Materials, Sympathy, Empathy and Professionalism.

Pre-Med Program

Bay University runs a Pre-Medical Program for the prospective students who run short of  eligibility for the MD Program. This Program is meant for students who have twelve years of schooling and will bridge the knowledge gap to understand the subjects of Medical Sciences. Beside Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics  and Calculus, Research Methodology and Laboratory Procedures are introduced in these modules. Basic Life Support Training is mandatory for all the Pre-Med students.

Semesters: 4
Duration: 16 months
Tuition (Per semester): 5200 USD
Location: Bay University School of Medicine, Aruba

Program Requirements

High school graduates, who have completed 12 years of schooling or its equivalent, are accepted for preparation to the MD Program. The PreMed Program is designed to facilitate the smooth transition to the MD Program of the University through its innovative curriculum.

Admission decision is based on Cumulative GPA score, the strength of your application and interview.

MD Program

Phase 1: Basic Sciences

Two year Basic Sciences Program  is organized into six Four-Month Semesters of which the Sixth Semester is booked for updating the subject materials through Multi-System Seminar(MSS) and strengthening the conceptual materials of medicine through Comprehensive Review. Many topics are delivered through ‘Theme Based Approach’ with the objective of  acquiring thorough comprehensive knowledge of the subjects. All the students attending Bay University prepare themselves to enter Residency through USMLE, to practice medicine in the US. Basic Sciences is taught in the Aruba campus by renowned and experienced professors using Hi-Tech Teaching Technology and simulations that enhance the medical school experience.

Semesters: 6
Duration: 2 years
Tuition (Per semester): 7200 USD
Location: Bay University School of Medicine, Aruba

Program Requirements

Prospective applicants applying for the MD program are required to have a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or completed at least two years of undergraduate studies of 90 credit hours including following course work

  • One year General Biology or Zoology with laboratory
  • One year Inorganic Chemistry with laboratory
  • One year Organic Chemistry with laboratory
  • One semester Physics with laboratory
  • One semester Math (Calculus, Computer Science, or Statistics)
  • One semester of English
  • One semester of Behavioral Sciences
  • International Baccalaureate : Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology
  • European Baccalaureate: Mathematics; Physics, Chemistry and Biology

MCAT  is not required and admission decision is based on Cumulative GPA score, the strength of your application and interview.

Semester 1 (Med-1)
  • M-0: Basic Concept, Growth, Development and Genetics
  • M-1: Nutrition and Metabolism
Semester 2 (Med-2)
  • M-2: Blood and Immunology
  • M-3: Gastrointestinal and Hepato-Biliary System
Semester 3 (Med-3)
  • M-4: Respiratory System
  • M-5: Cardiovascular System
Semester 4 (Med-4)
  • M-6: Endocrinology and  Reproduction
  • M-7: Renal System, Fluid and Electrolyte Balances
Semester 5 (Med-5)
  • M-8: Nervous System
  • M-9: Musculoskeletal and Integumentary System
Semester 6 (Med-6)
  • M-10: Seminar and Research Project
  • M-11 : USMLE Step 1 Preparation

Phase 2: Clinical Sciences

Bay University assigns Clinical Rotations and trains its medical students in  ACGME accredited teaching hospitals and University approved clinical centers in the US. After completing two years of Basic Sciences Courses in Aruba Campus, all the students move on to North American Hospitals for Clinical Rotation. During this part of their study, they serve as a member of a team that comprises students, residents and consultants that will enhance their learning experiences. During their rotation, they are involved in History Taking, Physical Examination, Interpretation of Laboratory Data and Radiology Investigations and undertake certain Procedures. This period is meant for ‘Core’ and ‘Elective’ Rotation and on successful completion, they move on to the Residency Program through the National Residency Matching Program. The students also can opt for a Non-US hospital for their clinical rotation at this stage.

Duration: 2 years
Tuition (Per Core Rotation): 8200 USD
Tuition (Per Elective Rotation): 5200 USD
Location: ACGME Accredited Teaching Hospitals and university approved clinical centers. Click here for a list of the clinical centers.

 Core Rotation

Bay University students enter the exciting phase of their studentship through four  Core Rotations  of 6-12 Weeks each and each student spends 48 Weeks in these training programs. This part of the training program is organized in renowned ACGME accredited teaching hospitals and University approved clinical centers in the US. 

  • IM: Internal Medicine (12 weeks)
  • GS: General Surgery (12 weeks)
  • OG : Obstetrics & Gynecology (6 weeks)
  • PA: Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine (6 weeks)
  • PS: Psychiatry (6 weeks)
  • FM: Family Medicine and Emergency Care (6 weeks)
Elective Rotation

Elective Rotations of 4-6 weeks each are available in the following subjects. The duration may vary according to the student’s need, but a minimum of 4 weeks must be spent in a subject/specialty, and a minimum of 24 weeks must be spent in Elective Rotation. Students can repeat an Elective Rotation two times, based on their performance with the recommendation of Clinical Chairs. Choosing an Elective Rotation depends on the Career Choice of the student through which they grow in life.

  • CA: Cardiology
  • NE: Neurology
  • EN: Endocrinology
  • OP: Ophthalmology
  • OH: Otorhinolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
  • OS: Orthopedic Surgery
  • DV: Dermatology and Venereology
  • RI:  Radiodiagnosis and Imaging
  • GE: Gastroenterology
  • PS: Plastic Surgery
  • RD: Research and Diagnostics
  • Any other speciality

Get In Touch

Telephone: + (297) 280-4740 | + (297) 280-4730

Email: [email protected]

Aruba Office: Pos Chiquito # 47, Savaneta, Aruba, Dutch Caribbean