Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
new medical school #413895
08/15/11 08:46 AM
08/15/11 08:46 AM
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 4,001
New Jersey/sanpedro
captjeff Offline OP
captjeff  Offline OP
I read that a new medical school was to open
on the island
and the director was DR floyd jackson
is that the same floyd jackson that lived on a sail boat
and walked thru town every day with a shaggy dog?
this seems so strange to me ??

Last edited by captjeff; 08/15/11 08:47 AM.

Living The Dream Every Day!
Re: new medical school [Re: captjeff] #413897
08/15/11 09:10 AM
08/15/11 09:10 AM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 7,479
SimonB Offline

SimonB  Offline
Yes. Google "American Global University School of Medicine" for information and reviews of the school.

Re: new medical school [Re: captjeff] #413899
08/15/11 09:49 AM
08/15/11 09:49 AM
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 4,001
New Jersey/sanpedro
captjeff Offline OP
captjeff  Offline OP
Thanks Simon I did that .I had that feeling As I had some conversations with him !! they where interesting to say the least.

Living The Dream Every Day!
Re: new medical school [Re: captjeff] #413905
08/15/11 11:35 AM
08/15/11 11:35 AM
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 273
San Pedro
Cayemen Offline
Cayemen  Offline
After my personal experience with Dr. Dr. Prof. MD. Floyd Jackson, I wonder if the University opened on the 1. of April.

Re: new medical school [Re: captjeff] #413929
08/15/11 03:34 PM
08/15/11 03:34 PM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 5,556
Birdland - 1 mile north
ScubaLdy Offline
ScubaLdy  Offline
This is a joke is it not?

Take only pictures leave only bubbles
Re: new medical school [Re: captjeff] #413931
08/15/11 03:42 PM
08/15/11 03:42 PM
Joined: Oct 1999
Posts: 73,384
oregon, spr
Marty Online happy

Marty  Online Happy
Press Release - American Global University School of Medicine, AGUSM, now offers San Pedro Town youth and other Belizeans a golden opportunity to become a doctor of medicine. If you have the will, AGUSM has the way. Earn an M.D., become a physician and surgeon.

Graduate in the class of 2016 by enrolling in the all-new AGUSM Pre-Medical Sciences Program today. Registration is Monday, September 12, 2011 at 2:00p.m. at the AGUSM San Pedro Campus located behind Paz Villas across from The Villas at Banyan Bay. The first day of class is Tuesday, September 13, 2011, and the cost is only $1,500 per term. The Pre-Med Program consists of three terms: Fall, Winter and Spring.

Classes are held Monday through Thursday from 6:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. and consist of University- level General Biology, General Chemistry, Medical English Literature and Oral Expression, and Organic Chemistry respectively. Remedial Mathematics consisting principally of College Algebra is available by arrangement with Professor Dr. Paulette Galbraith. A mathematics placement examination score of 70% is required of all Pre-Med students. The examination will be administered Tuesday evening, September 13, 2011, from 6:00 to 7:00p.m.

On Mondays and Tuesdays, Biology and Chemistry will be taught by Professor Dr. Paulette Galbraith, Medical English on Wednesday by Professor Dr. Marilyn Marx, and Organic Chemistry on Thursday by Professor Dr. Floyd Jackson. Textbooks are available in both hard copy and electronic version. E-book readers, nominally priced at the AGUSM bookstore, or computers are required for all Pre-Med students. Course textbooks consist of Jane Reese et al. (2010) Campbell Biology, Ebbing/Gammon (2011) Chemistry, Rise Axelrod (2010) Reading Critically: Writing Well, Blackwell’s Underground Clinical Vignettes: Behavioral Sciences, and Solomons/Fryhle (2011) Organic Chemistry.

A preliminary meeting is scheduled for all prospective Pre-Med students on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at AGUSM San Pedro Campus from 6:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. Please direct all inquiries to Dr. Floyd Jackson, Pre-Med Program Director and Professor of Medicine, telephone #226-2682, cell #663-1927. A Pre-Medical Science Certificate and an AGUSM candidacy the M.D., Medical Doctorate, will be awarded at graduation on the last Saturday of August 2012.

Their website:

Re: new medical school [Re: captjeff] #413932
08/15/11 03:47 PM
08/15/11 03:47 PM
Joined: May 2000
Posts: 6,966
San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye...
Amanda Syme Offline

Amanda Syme  Offline
The school has been operational for 6 years - but only about 6 months or so on the island. Dr Jackson taught at St Matthews School of Medicine too. I agree that he can be eccentric.

Dr Marilyn Marx, Dr. Lerida Rodriguez, Dr. Javier Zuniga and Dr. Daniel Gonzalez are all teaching there.

Although we may all have our opinions of each of those character I think that the med school is beneficial to the island.

My eldest child, Rosie will be attending next term and I believe a few of her friends will also. I think it is fantastic that there are more educational options on the island for our youth - at affordable prices!

I guess only time will tell if this is a JOKE or not people. But I do think that rather than condemning a place and its employees you might first want to get a little bit of background info.

I guess some of you guys missed the newspaper stories.

Re: new medical school [Re: captjeff] #413933
08/15/11 04:04 PM
08/15/11 04:04 PM
Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 3,054
Asheville, NC USA
Lan Sluder/Belize First Offline
Lan Sluder/Belize First  Offline
I think it's great that Sanpedranos and other Belizeans have new opportunities for advanced education. At the same time, so many of these offshore, for-profit med schools have come and gone in Belize -- at least a half dozen have opened and then closed -- that one naturally has to be skeptical.

Re: new medical school [Re: Lan Sluder/Belize First] #413948
08/15/11 08:09 PM
08/15/11 08:09 PM
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 2,018
Sequim, WA & San Pedro
Loansum-Al K Offline
Loansum-Al K  Offline
How long was the Medical School of the Americas on the Island?

I'm happier than a pig in s__t...a foot on the sand...and a Belikin in my hand!
Re: new medical school [Re: captjeff] #413949
08/15/11 08:36 PM
08/15/11 08:36 PM
Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 3,054
Asheville, NC USA
Lan Sluder/Belize First Offline
Lan Sluder/Belize First  Offline
As I recall Medical University of the Americas operated in San Pedro from 2002 to 2006. Before that, St. Matthews was on the island from 1997 to 2001 or so before it pulled out and moved to the Cayman Islands. It is still operating on Grand Cayman.

There have been several offshore med schools in Belmopan (Hope, Grace and others) and elsewhere that opened and folded. The longest-lived one is CAHSU near Belize City.

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
Maruba Beach Klub and Spa is the premiere Secret Beach spa and restaurant located on the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean Sea at the center of Secret Beach, Belize
First Class Accommodations for the Budget Traveler
First Class Accommodations for the Budget Traveler

Things to do

Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Love FM
The Reporter
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater
San Pedro Fun Finder
Paradise Guy Event Calendar
Cayo Event Calendar

San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Belize Happy Adventures
Conch Creative
Caribbean Culture & Lifestyle
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Click for Ian Anderson's Caves Branch, Welcome to a World of Adventure
Lil Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31
Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
ShoutChat Box
Who's Online Now
3 registered members (Marty, 2 invisible), 195 guests, and 0 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Most Online4,377
Dec 15th, 2020 HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1