At Caribbean Medical University, students’ needs are a top priority. To this aim, CMU 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.
Computing at CMU
There are over various computers available for student use on the CMU's campus. All of these computers are connected to the campus local area network and to the Internet via blazing fast, dedicated 20Mbps connection.
Students can also access the Internet using their own computers on campus via wireless (802.11a/b/g) connections.
All accepted students are provided with a CMU e-mail address. Orientation Guide 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, CMU's Library has become a great educational resource and an exceptional place to study. The library's services are available from 9am-9pm, 7 days a week excluding holidays and have been designed to provide easy access to our library collections.
Overseen by the Library Administration, CMU 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.
Located on the 1st floor of the D Building, the cafeteria is the hub of quite some social activity at CMU. There is homemade breakfast and lunch served for a "student friendly" price of $4 a plate. The place is open 8am till 5pm.
Once you have your food you can enjoy student life (do your homework, chat with people, check your email, read a newspaper, etc.)
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 CMU'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;
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 CMU 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 Office of the Dean of Students 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 MYCMU 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
- 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 mobile clinics to screen for hypertension and diabetes and to promote health awareness.