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2 A message from our Chairman At present, the U.S. is experiencing a critical shortage of primary care physicians. The training of medical doctors worldwide, particularly in the U.S., is focused upon training of specialists, which has resulted in an inefficient allocation of resources devoted to health care and increased costs. The educational emphasis must be placed on training primary care physicians in order to meet current health care needs. Our program will respond to this need. Raul R. Cuadrado, MPH, Dr. PH, PhD (Hon) H.E. Mr. Gordon Wetherell, Governor, TCI Dr. Raul R. Cuadrado, GU-MED Chairman, Founder, Rector Memorandum of Understanding, November 29 TH. 2010

3 Philosophy Physicians will:  possess the requisite clinical skills to practice medicine;  understand that medicine must be practiced from a community-based model;  treat patients individually and as part of a global health care system;  deliver affordable, high- quality health care. Mission Statement To train qualified individuals to become primary care physicians who have a global health perspective.

4 Academic Programs The primary educational purpose of the School is to address the present and future need for highly qualified global public health providers in the fields of medicine and public health. The GU-MED program is based on an Allopathic medical philosophy and will be established as a four (4) year medical school.  ALLOPATHIC MEDICAL DEGREE (MD)  Traditional four-year curriculum Basic Sciences Clinical Rotations  Advanced Standing Admission offered to qualified: Physician Assistants (PAs) Nurse Practitioners (NPs) International Medical Graduates (IMGs)  PUBLIC HEALTH  Master of Public Health (MPH)  Doctoral Degrees in Public Health (Dr.PH)

5 GU-MED ASSESTS GU-MED HOLDINGS, LLC, a registered Florida Limited Liability Corporation. 100% ownership of GU-MED, a TCI for profit Corporation HOLDINGS Managers, Members and Advisors  Investment of over $2M to-date  $6.6 planned 1 st funding 5 year renewable License (TCI) Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)  Initial Provisional Accreditation, August 8, 2012  Charter Class 2014, after CAAM-HP review Agreements with world recognized Medical Institutions  University of West Indies, Mona, Jamaica  Yale School of Public Health, CT, USA

6 WHY TCI? Provo is the commercial center of the Turks and Caicos Islands; largest residential population; a well developed infrastructure, including a recently expanded international airport; hotel and condominium developments are among the most desirable in the Caribbean; ranked among the world’s most celebrated destinations, Grace Bay’s 13 miles of pristine beach waters drives a thriving tourism industry; less than two hours from mainland USA.

7 W LOCATION Main Campus, Provo, TCI  3 year lease / option to purchase  1 1/2 acre Campus  Over 10,000 ft 2 Facility RECOGNITION Agreements with world recognized Medical Institutions  University of West Indies, Mona, Jamaica  Yale School of Public Health, New Center of Excellence & Research WHY GU-MED?

8 W CULTURE OF EXCELLENCE Innovative Passionate Leadership Center of Excellence & Research Professors / visiting professors Academic recognition UNIQUE OPPORTUNITIES Upon accreditation by the General Medical Council (UK) GU-MED students may be qualified to take the UK examinations and be licensed in the UK. EU Countries (such as Germany, France) may permit Licensed Medical School graduates from schools Accredited by the GMC to practice in any EU country, (subject to passing exams). WHY GU-MED?

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15 W LABS Clinical & Communication Skills  State of the art  Student-centered  Interactive learning Integrated Basic Medical Sciences  Accessible and user-friendly  Technology driven  Integration across sciences  Enhances learning efficiency and effectiveness WHY GU-MED?

16 VIRTUAL REALITY ANATOMY  Is it comparable with traditional methods in the teaching of human anatomy?

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20 Educational Philosophy and Resources Summary Educational resources to be implemented to match curriculum goals; Best evidence medical education (BEME) strategies; High accessibility and student-centredness; Research and collaborative involvement with local health system. “It takes a lot of confidence to hire people who know more than you.” Anonymous

21 GU-MED Board of Directors Raul R. Cuadrado, MPH, Dr.PH, PhD(Hon), Honorary Chairman Richard L. White, PhD, Chairman Mark Kutner, M.D., Vice Chairman Esther Tellechea, Secretary Melvin Henninger, BBA, MBA, CPA Albert L. Weintraub, Esq., Tomlin Paul, MB BS, MPH, DFPHM Carlton Mills, Ed.D Simon Slattery, MB, BS Pepi Granat, M.D. Joanne F. White, PhD Cesar Ceballos, M.D. John Tress Ron Vigdor Richard Rohrs, PA-C, DFAAPA James F. Cawley, MPH, PA-C Rolando Cuadrado

22 Administration Chairman Richard L. White, PhD, Chairman Vice Chairman Dr. Mark Kutner Special Advisor Finance Melvin G. Henninger, BBA, MBA, CPA Chief Administrative Officer/Provost/Dean Tomlin Paul, MB BS, MPH, DFPHM Vice President Administration & Finance Esther B. Tellechea Vice President Legal & International Affairs Albert Weintraub, Esq. Vice President Community Affairs, TCI Carlton Mills, Dr.ED Director, Center of Excellence & Research Simon Slattery, MB, BS Asso. Vice President Legal Affairs (TCI) Paul Dempsey, Esq. CPA/AUDIT SERVICES  Lorne Rowe, Management Support Services  Neil French, KPMG Ltd.  Perez-Abreu, Aguerrebere, Sueiro & Torres P.L.  Cherry, Bekaert & Holland, L.L.P. Consultant – Hospitals Michele McKenney, MPH, JD SECURITY, TCI Dove Security

23 Licensing Bodies (US) National Committee for Foreign Medical Education Accreditation (NCFMEA) The purpose: to review the standards used by foreign countries to accredit medical schools and determine whether those standards are comparable to standards used to accredit schools in the United States. NCFMEA does not review or accredit individual foreign medical schools. The request by a foreign country for review by the NCFMEA is voluntary. National Committee for Foreign Medical Education Accreditation & the Florida Commission for Independent Education (CIE) Has statutory responsibilities in matters relating to nonpublic, postsecondary, educational institutions. Core (required) clerkships are not permitted in Florida Hospitals or clinics unless the foreign medical school is licensed for that purpose by the Commission. CIE defers to the National Committee for Foreign Medical Education Accreditation for the determination of comparable standards. Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) Through its program of certification, assesses whether international medical graduates are ready to enter residency or fellowship programs in the United States that are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). To be certified by ECFMG, other requirements, pass a medical science examination.  Step 1 and Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) of the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) are the exams currently administered that meet the medical science examination requirement for ECFMG Certification. Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Mission is the identification, development, and promotion of standards for quality continuing medical education (CME) utilized by physicians in their maintenance of competence and incorporation of new knowledge to improve quality medical care for patients and their communities.

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