At American Global University School of Medicine, students’ needs are a top priority. To this aim, AGUSM offers a variety of campus services to make the transition into medical school as smooth as possible and to provide an enriching experience, in addition to delivering medical education.
Each first semester student is assigned a Freshmen Advisor, a fourth semester student, who shares insight about living in Belize, best study techniques, what to expect during the first semester, and more. Additionally, all AGUSM professors are available for individual student consultation during posted office hours and AGUSM’s Student Government Association (SGA) operates and funds a tutorial service for students who need additional after-hours assistance.
Computing at AGU
AGUSM’s entire campus facility offers wireless high speed Internet.
Students can also access the Internet using their own computers in various locations on campus via wired and wireless connections.
All accepted students are provided with an e-mail address.includes detailed instructions of how to access the university network and e-mail account.
Composed of numerous medical books, dictionaries, manuals, CD’s and DVD’s, AGUSM’s Library has become a great educational resource and an exceptional place to study. The library’s services are available from 9am-7pm, 5 days a week excluding holidays and have been designed to provide easy access to our library collections.
As an added convenience, AGUSM has partnered withto offer a virtual bookstore to medical students. Prior to arriving on the island, students are able to order all of their textbooks and equipment online. All AGUSM students receive a special discount when utilizing this service.
Overseen by the Library Administration, AGUSM Media Center functions as the campus multimedia, copying and printing area. It allows students to access digital lectures, online quizzes and resources as well as to print and reproduce professors’ actual lecture notes and other teaching materials. Students may also purchase paper, writing instruments, notebooks, binders, computer necessities and university memorabilia.
There is a Housing Coordinator appointed by the University, who assists students with settling into the dormitory as well as offers support on off-campus housing. Furthermore the AGUSM’s Housing Coordinator provides information to students about services and facilities available in the local community and assists those who wish to change roommates, switch rooms or improve the units.
Learning Skills Programs
The Learning Skills Program was designed to help any student become efficient and effective learners. This objective can be reached through goals consisting of:
- Developing new study skills and techniques;
- Memory improvement;
- Learning to keep up with your coursework;
- Improve test preparation and performance skills;
Monday – Thursday: 7 AM – 8 PM
Friday: 7 AM – 7 PM
Saturday: 7 AM – 5 PM
Sunday gym is closed – only pool 12 – 5
Time Management Assistance
Time Management is an essential element for all students who want to attain their highest level of academic success. Students can receive information on how to create a realistic schedule that includes not only time for studies but also the important daily needs necessary for creating a balanced student life. (Yes, there really can be time to eat, sleep, and have a little fun.)
Multiple Choice Question Assistance
Students are offered an opportunity to improve their overall test-taking skills through workshops and/or individual meetings. These meetings address both ways to prepare for AGUSM exams as well as techniques to use during the USMLE examination. It is hypothesized that good test taking skills can improve exam scores from 5 to 15 percent.
A qualified advisor from the Dean of Students Office provides counseling service to students and members of their families for problems related to studying or concentrating, test-taking, emotional difficulties, complications of physical illness, or difficulties with spouse, parents, or friends, and is strictly confidential. Apart from classroom periods, all professors are readily available for individual consultation with students in their offices during posted office hours.
Educational Assessment Services
The Office of Educational Assessment offers evaluations of teachers, programs and courses, online grades through MYAGU Online Services as well as computerized testing, courses and USMLE reviews.
Course and Instructor Evaluation
- Developing new evaluation instruments as needed;
- Revising and updating standardized course evaluation instruments through consultations with faculty;
- Administering evaluation questionnaires;
- Responding to requests for evaluation reports;
- Providing interpretations of reports to the Chief Academic Officer;
- Creating efficient and effective methods of data gathering, analyzing and reporting;
Computerized Test Scoring and Online Grade Reports (Coming soon)
- Developing the existing test scoring and analysis electronic test scanning, scoring and analysis
- Providing students with an access to their score results and online grade reports;
- Consulting students on interpreting test analysis results (e.g., item analysis, score distributions);
Students are encouraged to participate in volunteer activities, sporting events, and other exciting projects. Students have the opportunity to join events focusing on general health care, such as (breast cancer screenings) and to promote health awareness.