ABOUT CCUSOM

School Overview

The Columbus Central University School of Medicine (CCUSOM) in Belize City was established in 2006 and has grown to become one of the top medical schools in the Caribbean.

Both the Ministry of Health and Wellness in Belize and the National Medical Commission of India have accredited CCUSOM. Also accredited by the WHO, the school is listed in the Global Directory of Medical Schools.

CHARTING A PATH TO YOUR LIFE'S WORK AS A MD, TOGETHER.

Path to Become A DOCTOR

LIFE AT

BELIZE

Located on the north-eastern coast of Central America, Belize is a Caribbean country. The country is bordered by Mexico to the north, the Caribbean Sea to the east, and Guatemala to the west and south. The country has the lowest density of population in Central America. Since Belize is a tropical country with over 40% preserved as parks and natural reserves, studying in Belize offers an exciting educational experience with a diverse range of adventure opportunities.

Health & Safety

Besides hospitals and clinics in towns and villages, Belize City has a well-staffed hospital and several private doctors.

Climate

There are two seasons in Belize, the Rainy Season (June to November) and the Dry Season (December to March).

Time Zone

US Central Standard Time is the norm, except during Daylight Savings Time, when Mountain Time Zone is used

Language

Besides English, Belizeans also speak Spanish, Maya, and Mandarin.

Currency

Belize dollars is the official currency USD is also widely accepted. BZ$ 2.02 = 1 USD

Electricity

At 110 volts AC, the power is stable.

Why CCU ?

Excellent Curriculum And Highest Teaching Standards

Admirable Curriculum

The curriculum is USMLE-integrated and modelled after US medical schools

Small Class Size

Personalized instruction and a 30:1 student-teacher ratio

Best-in-class labs on Campus

The study of Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pathology, Microbiology, And Pharmacology

Faculty

Classes are taught in English by qualified, competent, and experienced faculty.

Library

Medical Books, Journals, and E-Learning Resources were available to students

Competency-based learning

Beginning on the first day, a framework for teaching and assessing learning is established.

Clinical Rotations

Clinical rotations at reputed hospitals in Belize and the US with a diverse selection of clinical clerkship locations.

Mentorship

Mentoring and tutoring for students on a one-to-one basis

Why CCU ?

Excellent Curriculum And Highest Teaching Standards

Admirable Curriculum

The curriculum is USMLE-integrated and modelled after US medical schools

Small Class Size

Personalized instruction and a 30:1 student-teacher ratio

Best-in-class labs on Campus

The study of Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pathology, Microbiology, And Pharmacology

Faculty

Classes are taught in English by qualified, competent, and experienced faculty.

Library

Medical Books, Journals, and E-Learning Resources were available to students

Competency-based learning

Beginning on the first day, a framework for teaching and assessing learning is established.

Clinical Rotations

Clinical rotations at reputed hospitals in Belize and the US with a diverse selection of clinical clerkship locations.

Mentorship

Mentoring and tutoring for students on a one-to-one basis

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Message from the President

At Columbus Central University, we aim at providing our students with the values, knowledge, and skills necessary to have a successful and fulfilling career as a doctor. Our Belize facility facilitates the integration of the Foundations of Medicine curriculum with clinical applications and committed professors who are USMLE-focused.

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