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.
Recognition & Accreditation:
The University is chartered by the Government of Belize and is approved by the Ministry of Education in Belize. The Central America Health Sciences University is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools, published by the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The University is recognized by the Educational Commission on Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) for students to sit for the USMLE and to facilitate admission into a residency program in the United States. It is also recognized by the General Medical Council (GMC) of the United Kingdom to allow students to sit on the Professional Linguistic Assessment Board (PLAB) and to facilitate admission into a residency program in the United Kingdom.
10+2 ( pure science stream Physics/ Chemistry/ Biology) 50% Pass mark IELTS is not required
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)
Fee Structures of CAHSU –
Matriculation Fee: $2500 US (Paid within 7 days of receiving Conditional Letter) the matriculation fee is credited towards the tuition.
- Tuition per trimester
Basic Sciences & Clinical Science – US$8,500 per Year = 8500 X 4 = 34000 USD
Estimate of Expenses for Students attending CASHU for Clinical Rotation (108 Week) –
Yearly Estimated Expenses:
Books, room, board and miscellaneous expenses are approximately $3000 US – $4000 US.
Payment of Charge: All tuition charges are due and payable at registration unless arrangement of payment on a deferred payment plan are made with the Bursar office before the date instruction begin as listed in the university calendar
A carrying charge of $100 US will be assessed to student using the deferred payment plan.
Additional penalty charge may be assessed for failure to make payment 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 obligation.
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. Student are prohibited from registering for a new trimester until all previous trimester accounts are paid in full, in good standing or in satisfactory status
Refund Policy: The University follows the following refund policy that is subject to change:
- To obtain full refund excluding the application fee, the claim must be submitted within three days from the date of payment to the University.
- To obtain full refund excluding the application fee, the claim must be submitted during or before the second week of classes.
- No refund can be obtained after the second week of classes. In the event of three being a refund from any fees collected through student loans, the refund shall be sent directly to the amount lender.
Penalty Fees: 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.
Registration: Student are required to officially register for the courses they want to take with the office of dean before the last day of the first week of classes. Student who want do not register will not receive a grade for the courses they attended.
Class Attendance: 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.
The Central America Health Sciences University encourages students to seek the advice of the counseling faculty. The University continuously evaluates every student’s Progress. Student faring poorly in any course will be assigned to faculty member in order to assist them in that course.
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