Dr. Jeffrey Sersland, President of MUAB stated on a telephone interview, "A building does not constitute a school.
School is the academics, the campus is just a building."Dr. Sersland
explained that their curriculum includes two years of a basic science program and two years where their students perform clinicals and do rotations in hospitals abroad.
According to Dr. Sersland
, although the school campus is closed, there are three students that are being taught their two year basic science program, at an undisclosed location in San Pedro, and all other students are presently in rotation in various USA hospitals.He
went on to state that due to many financial setbacks that were incurred by MUAB
and the fact, that US students were unable to successfully acquire student loans, made for a low student base at MUAB
.Because of this, the school was forced to close temporarily.However, Dr. Sersland
remains optimistic, and ended his
interview by stating that come their new September semester, close to forty new students will make their way to the island.
Financially they might have encountered problems; problems that Dr. Sersland
believes will become a thing of the past.