As President of American International University West Africa (AIU), I understand that choosing a university and a degree program is one of the most important decisions you will ever make in your life, and if you are inclined to further your education in the field of healthcare, I hope you will consider joining one of the five colleges of the AIU Health Science Center.

AIU Health Science Center is founded with a vision to provide a well rounded education to prepare students to excel in the field of Health Sciences. Located in the beautiful country of The Gambia in West Africa, AIU Health Science Center fosters innovation, professional excellence, and service. AIU Health Science Center has five colleges: College of Medicine, College of Dentistry, College of Pharmacy, College of Nursing and College of Health Professionals. In addition to the basic education in the classroom setting, students will have the opportunity to learn through interacting with various colleges, hospital departments and patients. Further, AIU Health Science Center is committed to create a diverse student body to promote an international camaraderie among students. The academic, social, and professional advancement of our students is among AIU Health Science Center's primary goals.

AIU Health Science Center Colleges focus on training professionals in the field of Healthcare. College of Medicine offers a 6-year program leading to Doctor of Medicine (MD) Degree. College of Dentistry offers a 5-year program leading to Doctor of Dentistry (DMD) Degree. College of Pharmacy offers a 4-year program leading to Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Degree. College of Nursing offers a 4 year program leading to Bachelor of Nursing Science (BSN) Degree with Honors courses available in the field of Anesthesia, Perioperative, Psychiatry, Gynecology, Obstetrics and Midwifery and Pediatrics. For students who are Registered Nurse (RN), we have a 2 year BSN Honors Program. College of Health Professionals offers Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree specializing as Medical Laboratory Technician and Dental Assistants. Admission to the five colleges are open to students who have successfully completed High School. The clinical experience is imparted at various medical institutions and clinics in The Gambia.

AIU offers curricula patterned after the US programs and is designed to meet the licensing requirements in the United States of America and other countries. Only a limited number of students shall be admitted every trimester to ensure a small student/faculty ratio and to allow for optimum faculty interaction with students. Further, all faculty members are highly qualified and experienced professionals and teachers.

In addition to a fervent dedication to the medical field, AIU Health Science Center Colleges are seeking students who are eager to learn, committed to service, and interested in studying with an international perspective. I hope you will find AIU Health Science Center an appropriate fit with your future academic and career goals.

Dinesh Shukla
President AIUWA


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