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Information Resources for the Clinical Programme, UWI FMS St. Augustine: Home

This libguide was prepared for students and staff of the UWI, FMS, St Augustine, MBBS Clinical Programme. It provides information about the services of the Medical Sciences Library that are accessible to Users away from the campus as well as the resources


 MBBS PHASE II - (Clinical/ Clerkship Programme)


On successful completion of the Phase I programme, students proceed to Phase II. This part of the undergraduate programme is based on the well-proved ‘clerkship’ system, which lasts two (2) calendar years during which groups of students rotate through different clerkships. The first clinical year involves students as members of clinical service teams in the disciplines of Medicine & Therapeutics; General Surgery; Child Health; Obstetrics & Gynaecology; Psychiatry and Public Health. The second clinical year involves additional experience in the disciplines encountered in the first year and provides exposure to other clinical disciplines - Primary Care, Orthopaedics, Otolaryngology, Ophthalmology and Anaesthetics and Intensive Care.

Source:Medical Sciences Regulations & Syllabuses 2015/2016 Undergraduate



Though you may be away from your Mt. Hope base, please know that you are welcome to access the services and resources available at the UWI Medical Sciences Library, your library, whenever it is convenient.  You are welcome to access e-resources, browse/borrow printed books and journals, use the 24/7 service or take advantage of computing and printing facilities.

Semester hours:


Monday to Friday - 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Saturday - 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

24/7 Facility

Monday to Friday - 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.

Saturday - 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
Sunday - 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m.

Multimedia and Information Technology Unit 
Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. 
Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Accounts Unit Service Hours
Monday to Fridays: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Vacation hours:


Monday to Friday - 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday - 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

 24/7 Facility
Monday to Friday - 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday - 12:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Sunday – 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. 

Multimedia and Information Technology Unit 
Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Note: Temporary changes will be posted in advance at the Medical Sciences Library’s Homepage

MSL Services - FAQs

How can I find a book?

1.      Search the library’s online catalogue or UWIlinC by author, title, subject or keyword.

2.      Take a note of the Call #, use the Library Classification directory to determine where on the floor the item is located and go to the shelf to retrieve book.

3.      If item is in the "Course Reserves" collection, then you need to complete a form and give to library staff at the Circulation Desk.

How long can I borrow these items for?

It depends on the item.

·         Books/CDs from the General Collection - 14  days

·         Course Reserve Collection items -  overnight, 3 hours in library use

·         Serials/Journals - 7 days.

Do I need a library card to check out books?

No. You borrow books with your valid UWI student ID card.

Can I borrow videos and DVDs from the library?

Videos and DVDs can  be taken out of the library.

How private are my circulation records? Do you keep track of all of the books I've checked out?

Your circulation records can be viewed by library staff and yourself. Your library account lists all the books you borrowed.

What is Interlibrary Loan?

Interlibrary loan is a service whereby the library sources a book/article that is not in our collection.

How do I get an Interlibrary Loan?

An Interlibrary loan request form can be obtained on the library’s website. Your request is processed through the head of your department.

How much does it cost to print in the Library?

 Printing via Pharos System ¨ There are two types of laser prints available - Black & White prints - 0.25¢ each. Colour prints - $4.00 each. Go to the Accounts Unit to put money on your Pharos Account before attempting to print.


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Information Desk contact

Information Desk contact number:

645-3232- Ext 5201


Contact the authors

Librarian, Acquisitions / Serials Unit,

Tel: 645 3232 Ext 5218

Librarian, Reference and Loans Unit

Tel: 645 3232 Ext 5244