The Departments on Our Medical Campus

Medical campusThe success and safety of the students and individuals involved in the academic community of Atlantic University is an unwavering priority. The following departments are located on campus to ensure that all students have equal access to administrators when necessary.

Bursar

The Bursar, along with the accounting department, collects tuition, registration deposits, and issues payment plans when available. Contact the staff at the Bursar when you need assistance by emailing either bursar@ausom.edu.lc or accounting@ausom.edu.lc.

Campus Security

Campus Security oversees the safety and welfare for the entire campus community and is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for everyone that visits our University. Security escorts are available to any on-campus location at the request of an individual. Additionally, identification cards are to be worn by students, faculty and staff at all times.

Compliance Programs

Students participate in a number of mandated programs, including blood-born pathogen training, individualized immunization reviews, TB skin testing, Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA) training, and diversity and sexual harassment seminars. These are critically important sessions designed to protect students and patients, further reinforcing the reality that the university students begin acting as health professionals immediately.

Educational Support/Library Internet-Based Health Information Resources

Educational supportThe computer center provides students with a comprehensive review of computer, laboratory, and library resources. Students are given passwords and introduced to the Blackboard Web Site as the main source of curricular materials and student announcements. They are also issued preliminary laboratory supplies and introduced to the staff that coordinates distribution of materials. Finally, students are given a tour of the library and provided with information to successfully access library texts and online materials. This initial session is followed-up by a three-hour library orientation scheduled during the first three weeks of medical school.

Financial Aid

Our medical school is unable to offer Federal Student Aid or Federal Student Loans to students from the United States. Students from Canada may qualify for education loans through Canadian banks. Detailed information regarding Canadian loan options is available through the Office of Admissions. In addition, our highly-qualified financial staff can assist students with personal budgeting, student loan repayment, and debt management. Payment plans for pre-medical science semesters and the basic medical sciences are available with the approval of the Office of the Bursar. Please contact the Bursar at bursar@ausom.edu.lc to discuss tuition and fee payments.

Residential Life

The Office of Residential Life provides information about campus living and maintains a list of off-campus rooms, apartments, duplexes, and houses. Contact registrar@ausom.edu.lc.

Stress Management/Mental Health

Recognizing that students must maintain their mental health in order to be successful, the last official component of the orientation is a session devoted to anticipating the stresses inherent to pursuing a career in medicine. A healthy diet, sufficient sleep, regular exercise, and recreation are reinforced as essential components for students to include along with study time, in order to maintain equilibrium and innate humanistic qualities.

Students are provided with a number of behavioral techniques, such as deep breathing exercises and guided imagery, as tools to be proactive in maintaining emotional well-being and preventing unhealthy responses to stress. For those who need additional professional guidance, the methods of accessing the mental health professionals available to students are discussed.

Student-Run Activities Fair

The second-year class organizes and conducts an activities fair for the new class during orientation. The fair gathers together the student leaders of the academic, volunteer, and social interest groups that are open to first-year students. The student leaders provide literature and answer questions about the activities. First-year students can then sign-up for student-run organizations and speak with current students.

Student Records

Student recordsThe Dean’s Office for Medical student Affairs maintains an academic file and record for each student. The file contains admission material, evaluation forms, academic summaries, relevant correspondence, and all other information deemed necessary for the proper documentation of the student’s progress through the school. A student has the right to inspect his or her academic file. Before the file is opened for the student’s inspection, it is reviewed and material that the student has previously waived access to is removed.

The student wishing to review his or her record must submit a written request to the Director of Student Academic Records and make an appointment for a time to review the file. Any School of Medicine faculty member who has a legitimate need to obtain information about a student may review a student’s academic file.

Student Affairs

The office of Student Affairs offers academic and career advisement, counseling, transfer assistance, letters of recommendation, assistance to disabled students and international students, and help with students’ problems and concerns not handled by other offices.