PHILADELPHIA, PA, September 06, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Students wishing to progress to medical school currently face a lot of stress, according to AIMU St. Lucia
. This particular medical school has seen hundreds of students pursue a degree in the healthcare field. However, a pattern that is recognized amongst these students is that they all experience a high level of stress throughout schooling. The reason for this is because students are often thrown into a medical school setting with minimal training.
Typically, a student interested in medical school would first have to complete an undergraduate degree in a field of science or health. After completion, they would move on to medical school to start fresh and learn about aspects of the human body. While most degrees, such as biology or chemistry, ease this process, schools have noticed that students need more guidance. That is why Georgia Regents University is implementing a new pipeline program this coming fall.
in The Huffington Post reveals that Georgia Regents University is now offering the opportunity for prospective medical students to complete their bachelor's degree and gain conditional acceptance to medical school. This pipeline program will allow students to complete their undergraduate degree with a specific focus on medical aspects. Taking these classes will grant the students a conditional acceptance to the Medical College of Georgia.
AIMU St. Lucia indicates that students will have to maintain a certain grade point average throughout their curriculum in order to keep the conditional acceptance. They are also required to achieve a satisfactory score on their Medical College Admission Test. Volunteer work, career shadowing and research is needed as well in order to support the conditional acceptance. Once the students complete all of these tasks successfully, they are provided with a position in the Medical College of Georgia after their fourth year.
In a 2013 report conducted by the Association of American Medical Colleges, there are 47 schools around the country that have incorporated baccalaureate - M.D. programs. These pioneers have allowed prospective medical students to get a head start on their education. Each school has its own requirement when it comes to a pipeline program. Some only accept freshmen while others permit students to jump into the program further into their college career. Students
are encouraged to perform the necessary research when looking for a baccalaureate-medical degree program.
An associate of AIMU St. Lucia states, "Preparing students early on is the most beneficial practice. Undergraduates are just kicking off their school career, so that is when they are the thirstiest for knowledge. After completing four years of schooling, it can be difficult for some students to start all over and learn about medical practices from scratch. Incorporating medical education with bachelor's degrees is an excellent idea that will produce more successful practitioners."
AIMU St. Lucia indicates how more states across the country are introducing these pipeline programs in order to fix the physician shortage that plagues many regions.
AIMU St. Lucia is a respected medical school located in the Caribbean. The school is accredited by multiple organizations such as the World Health Organization and the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates. Students can incorporate lectures with hands-on clinics to ensure that they receive the proper training for the medical field. Subjects taught at AIMU St. Lucia include diagnoses, medical terminology, organic chemistry, psychological effects, and much more. The school prepares students who wish to pursue degrees in nursing or medicine.