The Central America Health Sciences University (CAHSU), Belize Medical College was founded in 1996. The University is located in Belize City, Belize. Previously known as British Honduras, Belize lies on the east coast of Central America in the heart of the Caribbean Basin. The country borders Mexico to the north, Guatemala to the west and south, and is flanked by the Caribbean Sea to the east. Belize offers beaches and a semi tropical climate. It is a small, politically stable Commonwealth country with English as its official language. The University's location in Belize City allows easy access to the United States, Central and South America and Mexico.
CAHSU is a medical school with a curriculum patterned after US medical programs. The University ensures its students receive a well-rounded education, allowing them to develop into skilled and responsible physicians well equipped to enter into the competitive job market upon graduation.
The mission of Central America Health Sciences University, Belize Medical College is to promote the health of all peoples through education and public service. The aim of our curriculum is to facilitate students to develop a thorough understanding of normal health and an intricate knowledge of the physical, chemical, biological, psychological, and social factors which may undermine it.
The medical program includes the study of the human body and its structure as well as the function and coordination of its major systems. Lectures, conferences and laboratory exercises form a substantial part of the course of study. The curriculum is continuously evaluated and revised by the Medical Education Committee in order to keep abreast with the latest advances including those related to health promotion and management.
On completion of the programs in the basic sciences, students are provided with the opportunity to apply their academic knowledge in the clinical setting by rotating through the various medical disciplines at the University's affiliated hospitals, located in the United States Of America, the United Kingdom, Mexico and Belize.
The University has a continuous program with three entering classes per year; January, May and September. The Central America Health Sciences University has rolling admissions and applications are processed as they arrive. You will be notified if you are accepted within a few weeks after you apply. Students are encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible; before the beginning of each term.
An appointed admissions committee reviews all applications. Applicants are not evaluated solely on academic merit. The standards for acceptance are defined by: undergraduate studies, academic records, demonstration of a high commitment to the medical field, as well as the originality and motivation of the student.
The Central America Health Sciences University welcomes male and female applicants of ethnic diversity. The Central America Health Sciences University encourages individuals from groups under-represented in the medical profession to apply. The Central America Health Sciences University does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, creed, national origin, veteran status or physical disability.
Undergraduate Course Requirements:
To be considered for admission, an applicant must have satisfactorily completed not less than 90 undergraduate semester hours (or equivalent number of quarter hours). Applicants are not required to have earned a bachelor's degree, but an undergraduate degree from an American, Canadian or internationally accredited college or university is recommended.
Pre-medical Program: Applicants who do not meet the pre-medical requirements may be placed in The Central America Health Sciences University's pre-medical program until the pre-medical requirements have been completed. Upon completion of the pre-medical requirements, the student will be admitted into the medical program.
4 Years (12 Semester) & 1 year Internship for licensing requirements
*Basic Science – 5 Semester or 20 Months
*Clinical Science – 108 weeks (USA, Belize, Mexico, Nepal, or UK)
Basic Sciences & Clinical Science
The University is registered with the NAC (National Accreditation Council) of Guyana. It is listed in the World Health Organization's (WHO) Avicenna Directories, a, directory of health science schools and universities, which lists those schools accredited by their national agency.
Estimate of Expenses for Students attending CASHU for Clinical Rotation (108 Week) –
|Clinical Surcharges||500 USD/Week||300 GBP/Week||75 USD/Week||60 USD/Week||50 USD/Week|
|Cost of Accomodation||300 USD/Month||300 GBP/Month||100 USD/Month||150 USD/Month||100 USD/Month|
A few select hospitals may require a surcharge. It will be at the student's discretion to choose that site and the student will be responsible for the surcharge. This fee may change with or without notification. All surcharges levied by the hospitals will be charged to the students.
**Transcripts will be mailed by ordinary mail. If required overnight, additional overnight fees will apply.
Monthly Estimated Expenses:
Books, room, board and miscellaneous expenses are approximately $300 US - $500 US.
All tuition charges are due and payable at registration unless arrangements for payment on a deferred payment plan are made with the Bursar Office before the date instruction begins as listed in the University calendar.
A carrying charge of $100 US will be assessed to students using the deferred payment plan.
Additional penalty charges may be assessed for failure to make payments when due.
It is solely the responsibility of the student to inform the Bursar's Office if the student anticipates a difficulty in meeting financial obligations.
The University reserves the right to cancel the registration of any student who fails to pay any debts when due to the University. Academic credit, transcripts, and diplomas will be withheld until all financial obligations are paid. Students are prohibited from registering for a new trimester until all previous trimester accounts are paid in full, in good standing or in satisfactory status.
The University currently follows the following refund policy that is subject to change:
A late registration or late payment fee of $150 US will be assessed if registration and payment or payment arrangements have not been completed by the end of the first week of classes.
Change in Fees:
The University reserves the right to change the fee at any juncture.
Returned ChecksThe University charges a bank fee of $100 US on all checks declined by a bank for any reason. If a second declined check has been received from a student, the University reserves the right to no longer accept that student's personal checks.
Students are required to officially register for the courses they want to take with the office of the Dean before the last day of the first week of classes. Students who do not register will not receive a grade for the courses they attended.
A registered student must have more than an 80% attendance record for all classes. If a registered student is absent for more than 20% of her/his classes, they will automatically receive a grade of WA regardless of their performance in the course.
Academic Counseling & Career Guidance:
All medical students will have access to academic counseling and career guidance by the faculty and administration. Faculty and administration make it a priority to evaluate students in each course of study.
The Central America Health Sciences University encourages students to seek the advice of the counseling faculty. The University continuously evaluates every student's progress. Students fairing poorly in any course will be assigned to a faculty member in order to assist them in that courses.
To build a team of qualified and dedicated health science professionals with the mind set to serve with love the rich and the poor alike.The university is created to break down educational barriers between nations, serve the national & international community and solidarity, and lead highly qualified applicants to study health science programs.
Training Hospital: Texila American University (TAU) is affiliated with Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation in Georgetown, Guyana and with several other hospitals in USA and Philippines.
In Guyana: Texila American University (TAU) is affiliated with Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation in Georgetown, Guyana and with several other hospitals in USA and Philippines.
In USA: TAU has worked out relations & working partnerships to facilitate clinical rotations in various states of USA. Salient Feature of Clinical training in USA.
TAU has worked out relations & working partnerships to facilitate clinical rotations throughout the USA.
Philippines is one of the ENGISH Speaking Countries in South East Asia- Students who want to do the clinical rotations there will be able to do so in our affiliated teaching hospitals there.
TAU students who do the complete rotations in Guyana or Philippines will have the options to do Externships in USA. Externships
The majority of residency programs in the United States require International Medical Graduates (IMGs) to complete at least three months of hand-on experience in a clinical environment prior to qualifying for residency.
Our Externship Facilitators work with teaching attending physicians who are affiliated with a U.S. medical school, residency program or teaching hospital so we provide our medical graduate clients with critical hands-on experience including:
Most of our externship programs last from three months to one year. Once your program is complete, you will receive an American letter of recommendation from the doctor that reflects your professionalism and competence.
Observer ship Programs Don't Qualify
An observer ship program allows a medical graduate to simply observe a medical team, but does provide any hands-on experience.
The university has its safe and secured hostel accommodation on sharing and individual occupancy basis. The rooms are air conditioned well furnished and has all facilities like fridge, laundry, telephone, WIFI Internet, etc.
The Hostels are neat, clean and possess all kinds of amenities for making the living of boarders recreational and enjoyable. The room of each hostel is well ventilated and air conditioned are also available. The occupancy of the rooms can be Individual, two-sharing, three-sharing & four-sharing according to the preference and the budget of the student.
Students are served with a wide range of food varieties including Indian, Chinese, English, French Cusines. Students can also cook their own food to minimize the living costs. Halal Food is also available for Islamic Students.
Students can do their own Laundry or can also avail the paid laundry service available in the hostel premises.