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Faculty Friday Spotlight: Dr. Bill Hayden

Dr. Hayden is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and completed his emergency medicine residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Chicago, IL. He attained his doctorate in education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education, University of Memphis, TN. His career in emergency medicine extended over 26 years in a variety of settings: rural and urban hospitals, university medical centers, and single as well as large group practices.

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Faculty Friday Spotlight: Dr. Mohamed Aziz

Dr. Mohamed Aziz received his medical degree from Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt, and taught pathology at New York Medical College and Hofstra University in New York for decades. Prior to joining AUC, he served as senior director of the division of cytopathology at Northwell Health System in New York City, chief of pathology at Saint Vincent’s Cancer Center in Manhattan, and as the vice president of Omegapath Diagnostics Corporation, Utica, New York. For a brief period, Dr. Aziz was the doctor of the world famous Expedition Cruise “Lindblad Explorer.”

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Faculty Friday Spotlight: Dr. Gautam Ullal

Dr. Gautam Ullal has been teaching neuroscience at AUC since November 2016, and serves as the 4th Semester Lead and Course Director for Neuroscience. He obtained his medical degree (MBBS) from St. John’s Medical College in Bangalore, India, and earned his PhD in neurosurgery at Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Japan. Before coming to AUC, Dr. Ullal taught at medical schools in India, Canada, and Nevis (West Indies). His primary field of research has been epilepsy, and he has received several awards in research and medical education.

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Grocery Store Review: Super U

Curious about the different options available for purchasing groceries and other essentials on the island? Student ambassador Celia Menke recommends checking out Super U in Marigot, about a 20-minute drive from the AUC campus.
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Paddle Boating in Simpson Bay

When it's time for a study break, student Shalom Adams heads to nearby Simpson Bay Beach for a relaxing day on a paddle boat.

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Learning Basic Life Support in a Clinical Setting

Beginning in the first semester, AUC students are exposed to the concept of clinical medicine and gradually apply and practice their skills through the Introduction to Clinical Medicine course. Student ambassadors Shalom Adams and Allen Tsiyer discuss their experiences with Basic Life Support as a key facet of the course, and how it’s bolstered their own preparedness for clinical rotations.

Faculty Friday Spotlight: Dr. Mike Michel

From surveying mate recognition of isopod crustaceans in the Antarctic to studying lobster olfactory receptor cells in Florida, Dr. Mike Michel has traveled the world in pursuit of the biological sciences. Those experiences have shaped a life as colorful and vibrant as the tropical t-shirts he so often sports around AUC’s campus. We sit down with AUC’s Professor of Physiology to hear more about his career and his favorite parts of teaching in Sint Maarten.