Spartan Health Sciences University, School of Medicine is an independent medical institution established on January 7, 1980 and is located in the heart of the Caribbean Islands, in the southern district (Vieux Fort) of St. Lucia, West Indies (W.I.).
Spartan is accredited by The St. Lucia Medical Schools Accreditation and Monitoring Committee set by the Government of St. Lucia and Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions-CAAM-HP. “PROVISIONAL”.
The University is located in Vieux-Fort on a spacious property. It has a spectacular view of the surrounding green landscape, the Caribbean Sea and the island of St. Vincent. The facilities have continuously evolved into a modern multi-million dollar medical school complex. Classrooms are large and climate- controlled for year round comfort. Students find our classrooms, laboratory, library, dining and exercise facilities exceptional. Faculty and administrative offices are located within the campus allowing students easy access to any needed assistance.
The library has a comprehensive collection of books, audio visual aids, periodicals and online medical journals. It is equipped with computers and wireless internet access and also has quiet areas conducive for studying. The Library is open from 6 a.m. – 11:45 p.m. daily with night transportation service.
The University boasts a modern Anatomy and Histology laboratory as well as an isolated dissection room and cadaver storage facility.
The University also boasts a state of the art HumanSimulation Laboratory and Skills laboratory. Here the students will experience realistic patient situations and learn how to respond to them in a safe and supportive environment.
The human Simulation lab includes high fidelity mannequins. These mannequins exhibit human physiologic functions such as blood pressure, reactive pupils, working tear ducts and heart and lung sounds. Lab participants can perform many common procedures such as starting an IV, obtaining a blood sample, inserting a bladder catheter, giving medications, treating wounds and performing surgical procedures in response to the specific case they are evaluating and treating.
The simulations provide highly realistic, hands-on experiences that help students learn and practice before interacting with actual patients. The clinical scenarios focus on the development of clinical reasoning skills, communication, leadership, teamwork and interprofessional relationships.
A variety of sports, recreation and gym facilities are available for Spartan students on campus. Students are encouraged to enjoy the facilities available like table tennis, basketball, etc.
The University is equipped with ancillary electricity generation equipment and 46,500 gallon water storage to ensure that infrequent power and water outages do not interrupt instruction.
The Mission of Spartan Health Sciences University School of Medicine is to train doctors of all races, nations, and for the world rather than indulgence in parochialism of medical education. Its mission is also to serve the public in general, in improving the health standards and primary health-care delivery systems in particular, of St Lucia.
The primary objective of the University is to provide qualified students with the opportunity to fulfil their lifelong ambition of serving humanity with medical education, prolongation of human life through medical care, and research.
The University strives hard to attain a high standard of education with affordable tuition fees ever since its inception. This does not in any way compromise the standard of medical education offered by this institution.
Spartan Health Sciences University is dedicated to train its graduates with an excellent medical knowledge and competent skills in order to ensure that the medical profession meets the health care demands of the societies to which they belong. It is also the commitment of the University to provide its students with quality medical education.
Among Caribbean medical school programs, Spartan Health Science University (SHSU) stands out for the progressive approach they take to education.A major part of the curriculum includes extensive preparation for the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) which ensures that SHSU students are well-prepared for the exam that may ultimately decide their career.Spartan Health Sciences University made another breakthrough by incorporating the Standardized Patients (SPs) in the medical curriculum.After their basic science semesters at SHSU’s Caribbean medical college in St. Lucia, students spend the remaining semesters in affiliate teaching hospitals located mainly in the USA. Spartan also offers Clinical rotations in JAMAICA, St. LUCIA& INDIA. Upon completion of post-graduate residency training, IAU graduates become eligible for a license in many countries including the United States, United Kingdom, India and Canada.