How are you responding to the COVID-19 situation?
The safety and wellbeing of our students, our staff, health professionals in our partner hospitals, and the wider public are always our top priorities.
In coordinating our response to the COVID-19 situation, we consider the risk to students of falling ill while on the program and/or carrying the virus from Dominican Republic back to their home countries. We also consider the potential of students unknowingly carrying the virus from their home countries to the Dominican Republic, risking outbreaks within our partner hospitals.
As well as our own risk assessments, we have to consider the increasing number of restrictions being placed on travel between different countries.
On March 15, we took the decision to cancel the first four sessions of our summer 2020 program. Students who had confirmed places on those programs have already been contacted directly by our Student Support Team and offered alternatives.
We are now allowing unlimited program date changes free of charge and have introduced additional capacity for our programs in late summer and winter 2020, as well as summer 2021, to offer maximum flexibility to students who already have confirmed places and those now applying.
We are continuing to process applications as we approach the summer, so students can apply with confidence for their preferred dates and postpone with total flexibility if necessary.