New students of the American University Integrated Sciences (AUIS) School of Medicine taking the Declaration of Geneva on Saturday. Among other things, it involves pledging to practise the profession with conscience and dignity. (Picture by Christoff Griffith.)
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A solution to the shortage of space for interns at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) has been handed to the Barbados Government.
It was given by Milo Pinckney, managing director of the American University Integrated Sciences (AUIS) School of Medicine, which recently relocated its facility for Basic Sciences from St Maarten to 5th Avenue, Belleville, St Michael. He was speaking at a ribbon-cutting and white coat ceremony on Saturday evening.
Details of the offer were still being worked out, but Pinckney disclosed that 30 doctors from any local medical facility would be offered internship placements in the AUIS network of facilities.
“Students at any one of the medical schools, after they complete their basic science programme, go into two years of clinical rotations. And these are hands-on observerships, where they are in teaching hospitals throughout the United States and they study the various disciplines. Six cores and then they do a series of weeks of electives, in total 80 weeks of clinical rotations. (YB)
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