Dominica’s future healthcare stars: ACSOM and Arthur Waldron SDA Academy team up




In the heart of the Caribbean, the Commonwealth of Dominica is not just a haven of natural beauty; it is also a region witnessing important developments in medical education and healthcare.

The American Canadian School of Medicine (ACSOM) is at the forefront of this progress, and its recent collaboration with the Arthur Waldron SDA Academy is shining a light on the future of healthcare education and practice in Dominica.

On October 25th, ACSOM welcomed enthusiastic students from the Arthur Waldron SDA Academy, accompanied by their dedicated teachers Mrs. Sari Prosper-Rolle, Mrs. Ernesta Burnette-Lewis and Mrs. Dalma Shaw-Daniel.  The visit, named “Med School for a Day”, exceeded the typical school field trip, serving as an opportunity to inspire, educate, and instill a passion for healthcare. The students had the privilege of gaining firsthand access to ACSOM’s facilities and MD teaching faculty, leaders in their respective areas.

The students were treated to immersive tours of ACSOM’s state-of-the-art facilities, including the Virtual Reality Anatomy and the Medical Simulation Laboratories. These hands-on experiences provided practical insights into medical training, supplementing knowledge beyond what textbooks alone can offer.

The collaboration between ACSOM and the Arthur Waldron SDA Academy extends beyond traditional education, embodying a shared vision of empowering the next generation of healthcare professionals, fostering dreams, and encouraging ambitious aspirations.

Dr. Stanley White, ACSOM Campus Dean said: “ACSOM’s presence in Dominica is a new, transformative force. Our dedication to community, excellence, and student success is driving change that extends well beyond the classroom. The visit by students of Arthur Waldron SDA Academy is just one aspect of ACSOM’s overarching mission; which is to serve as a dynamic community partner, contributing to the enhancement of healthcare education and provision in Dominica.”

ACSOM has expressed its commitment to continue to be a valuable resource and partner to other local schools and leaders, reinforcing its dedication to advancing healthcare education accessibility across the region.

For more information about the American Canadian School of Medicine, its mission, how to apply, scholarships on offer, and its ongoing efforts to elevate healthcare education in Dominica, please visit ACSOM’s official website.


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