American University of Antigua (AUA) College of Medicine proudly attended the 2018 Global Healthcare Summit hosted by the American Association of Physicians of India Origin (AAPI). The Global Health Summit took place in Mumbai, India from December 28-30, and provided a platform for Indian physicians and physicians of Indian origin the opportunity to share their
Before earning an MD, AUA students are just like the rest of us: if they want to contribute to public health, their most effective option is to donate blood. On November 15th, they did just that. From 1pm to 6pm in Classroom 6, the EMIG Student Club hosted a blood drive in collaboration with Clublyfe268, an Antiguan organization devoted
The cure for cancer might be just around the corner, but the cure for quack therapies probably isn’t. We all know someone with health ideas that are too good to be true. Losing weight with the right herbal tea. Boosting the brain with weird berries. Once you begin clinical rotations as an AUA student, or
Antigua and Barbuda achieved independence from Great Britain in 1981. That’s 31 years ago this past October 30th. If you were on Antigua, we hope you didn’t miss the fun. We didn’t! AUA staff and students celebrated by wearing traditional Antiguan dress, and holding a small exhibit on Antiguan history and culture in the school’s
Every year, St John’s Lutheran Church holds its annual Health Day. And every year, AUA student volunteers, staff and faculty pitch in to provide residents with a basic health screening. This year was no different. On Saturday, October 13th, AUA volunteers screened a total of 210 individuals from the local community, including families with children.
This isn’t the first time you’ll hear this, but AUA isn’t like most other medical schools. While it might boast a top-tier, US-based medical education, simply being located off mainland United States doesn’t even begin to account for what amounts to a radically different learning environment. Sure, you’ll end up doing your late-night embryology homework
Child abuse. Developmental disabilities. These words evoke pity, but also silence and insensitivity towards patients and victims. All the more reason for caregivers of all kinds to learn how to connect with clients like these. For three days, the 9th Annual Expressive Therapies Summit sought to teach those skills. Professor Lynn McKnight and Dr. Deborah
During the first week of every June, the American Heart Association holds its annual CPR and AED Awareness week. The week’s activities always culminate in the famous Heart Walk, this year lead by AUA’s EMTC/CSRC team, headed by Marlon Destin. Now, the results of the June 7th Heart Walk in St. John’s, Antigua, are in.
With the start of state-side football season fresh in everyone’s minds, AUA channeled that spirit into our ‘Coach’s Classic American Football Camp’ on Saturday, September 15th. Steven ‘Coach’ Lynn, of the NY non-profit Deeds Driven Dads, hosted the event in collaboration with AUA and the Ministry of Social Transformation. The camp was part of the
We’re always pleased to see distinguished graduates revisit the school where their medical career began. On September 18th, we welcomed back Eddie Copelin (Class of 2015), MD, MHA, current Gastroenterology Fellow at NYU Winthrop Hospital in Mineola, New York. Taking an island vacation didn’t stop this doctor and Marine veteran from lecturing on Nonalcoholic Fatty