Associate Degree in Health Sciences (Pre Med Program)
AAIMS offers a 4 semester (16 month) Pre Med Program for High School graduates to fulfill requisites for entering into MD program. Once students complete the program successfully, they are transferred to AAIMS 4 year MD program. Students are awarded "Associate Degree in Health Sciences" after graduating from Pre Med program and Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree after graduating from 4 year MD program.
This track is ideal for highly motivated graduating High School students who are committed to study medicine and are ready to begin their medical studies immediately after completing high school. It is also the path for non-traditional students who need to complete prerequisite courses before being accepted to the AAIMS MD program.
To ensure a successful academic career at the All American Institute of Medical Sciences and to correlate with licensure guidelines, please complete the following prerequisites.
All applicants applying for 4 year MD Program are required to have completed at least 2 academic years and 90 credit hours of undergraduate studies including the following subjects:
- English (6 credit hours).
- Biology (8 credit hours).
- General Chemistry (8 credit hours).
- Organic Chemistry (8 credit hours).
- Physics (8 credit hours).
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOFEL): 231/ International English Language testing System (IELTS): 6.0 (except for students from USA, UK, Canadian and other English Speaking countries). This requirement may be waived based on students other credentials.
- Medical College Admission Test (MCAT): This requirement is not mandatory but you will be given preference if you have MCAT scores.
Students who do not fulfill the above pre-requisites can get admission into the Pre-med program at AAIMS to complete the requirements.
AAIMS welcomes students wishing to transfer from other institutions of higher learning. Such persons must meet all the admission requirements and complete remaining course work at AAIMS to graduate.
Transfer Students are responsible for arranging with the institution they are currently attending to forward the official transcripts to AAIMS. The Admissions Committee will decide which courses can be credited. Courses taken more than eight years prior to the application will be considered at the discretion of the Committee, unless Candidates obtained a Bachelor's Degree.
The Committee also has the discretion to accept students who transfer from complementary Medical School programs. Transfer credits for the MD Program will be given only for those subjects passed successfully at IMED-listed MD programs. All transfer credits must be completed within seven years from the date of graduation from AAIMS .
Students have a choice of a variety of very comfortable, furnished housing accommodations on Campus and off-Campus. Students are given priority for housing on Campus during their first year. Please refer to the Student Services link for further information.
Nationals of CARICOM countries as well as citizens of all Commonwealth Countries are allowed entry to Jamaica without a Student Visa.
Before arriving in Jamaica, you should ensure that your passport is valid to cover at least the period up to the end of the academic year. You should also travel with proof of your student status (that is, a Student ID card) or if a new student, with the official Letter of Offer from the School. At the airport, you will be issued a temporary Visitors Visa.
During the first week of the Semester, a list of all non-Jamaican students, who are citizens of Commonwealth Nations, will be sent to the Immigration Office to enable these students to obtain permits.
Citizens of non-Commonwealth Countries must obtain a valid Student Visa prior to entry into Jamaica. Such persons must make their request at the nearest Jamaican Diplomatic Mission or Consulate. On arrival, you will be granted two weeks landed status. Passports will be submitted by the School to the Immigration Office where they will be endorsed and returned with the notation Student.
If you are not a Jamaican, you must check at the Student Services Office to ensure that your name has been submitted to the Immigration Office.
Jamaica's west coast boasts several miles of white sand beaches and hotels, while its north coast is known for the famous Dunns River Falls located in Ocho Rios, St. Ann as well as other attractions. In the east, there is Reach Falls located in Portland; The south coast provides a stimulating variety of leisure activities including Treasure Beach and Alligator Pond in St. Elizabeth. There are also activities such as snorkeling and scuba diving which are enjoyed by many visitors year round.
The Island is also famous for its reggae music, food, as well as personalities such as Bob Marley, Usain Bolt, Marcus Garvey, Louise Bennett, Shaggy to name a few.