Doctor of Medicine Degree (M.D.)
To graduate with a Doctor of Medicine Degree (M.D.), students must successfully complete the basic and clinical science programs and pass the United States Medical Licensing Examinations (USMLE) Step 1 and Step 2 CK & CS.
Our vision is to have a boutique medical school for students who deserve and demand a quality education in a small school environment. Our faculty is highly credentialed and recruited primarily from the United States. They love to teach and dedicate virtually 100% of their time to students.
The Basic Science Program, semesters 1–4, is located at our state-of-the-art campus on the beautiful Caribbean island of St. Kitts. Our traditional medical school curriculum compares with most U.S. medical schools. Students are tested in block format throughout the semester. Shelf examinations, which simulate mini USMLE-style examinations, are also integrated into the academic program. Pre-clinical exposure begins in the first semester and continues throughout the Basic Science Program.
We invested more than $50 million dollars to develop one of the most modern campuses in the Caribbean that can compare to, or even exceed, that of most U.S. medical schools. Our wireless campus includes an 11,000 square-foot state-of-the-art anatomy building, a 24-bed virtual hospital equipped with more than 20 computerized human simulators, multiple classrooms and laboratories, an auditorium, and a large library and learning resource center with more than 50 computers for student use. All of our classrooms and laboratories are equipped with the latest audio-visual equipment to enhance the quality of education.
The trend in the United States is to teach histology utilizing a database of digitized slides that correlates directly to a specially designed laboratory manual. At UMHS we have embraced this new technology. Students utilize the Bachus database of histological images that can be accessed and utilized in class, in the library/learning resource center, as well as at home through a web browser. Our anatomy lab is equipped with cutting-edge technology and is a model for U.S. schools to follow. We urge you to view the Campus section of our website for more details on all of our facilities.
The Clinical Program, consisting of semesters 5–10, is completed at major teaching hospitals in the United States. The fifth semester, which includes a clinical correlation and board review component, is held at our Portland, Maine campus. In semester 5, our students have an opportunity to work one-on-one with a large number of highly qualified and credentialed physician preceptors. Students are prepared throughout the Basic Science Program as well as the fifth semester for USMLE Step 1. UMHS has established affiliations with a number of teaching hospitals in New York, Connecticut, Georgia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Maryland, Michigan, Illinois, Puerto Rico, and Canada. In addition, we are continuing to expand the core clinical affiliations and are in negotiations with a significant number of teaching hospitals.
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Last updated January 16, 2018