American International College of Arts and Sciences – Antigua (AICASA) provides health science training and undergraduate coursework to establish or reinforce the groundwork for entry into medical school. Students who are aspiring to an MD degree can apply at AICASA to earn an AS in Health Sciences.
AICASA believes that anyone with the talent, drive, and passion to be a qualified medical practitioner should not be denied the opportunity to realize that dream. The college provides a variety of undergraduate courses with an emphasis on the pre-medical and health sciences and offers many options, all of which may lead to an Associate of Science (AS) degree in Health Sciences and an MD degree conferred by AUA College of Medicine.
AICASA is committed to serving the worldwide community with an emphasis on the Americas and the Caribbean. It offers access to post-secondary education for those who can benefit without regard to religious belief, race, age, gender, marital status, or national origin.
Dr. Raaj Ruparel is a General Surgery Resident at The Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, AZ. As a Simulation and Surgical Education Fellow at The Mayo Clinic, he was featured in the video series Saving Lives with Gus, which uses social media to educate millennials on basic lifesaving procedures.
He and his colleagues were challenged by Dr. David Farley, co-director of the Simulation Medicine Fellowship, who was inspired to launch this initiative after an AED kit failed to save the life of a local high school athlete. Its goal is to save the life of at least one person a year. To that end, Dr. Ruparel created a prototype named “Gus,” and together they starred in the videos, which were released weekly by the Mayo Clinic News Network.