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Why Choose to Study Medicine at Accredited Universities in Antigua, Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Saint Lucia in the Caribbean Islands?

Admission

No entry exams

Tuition fees

From $6950/year

DURATION

From 3 Years

Intake

January, May, September

Funding

Not Available

Online Option

Available



Clinical Rotations

Up to the last 2 years

+ What is the 4-Year Undergraduate Medicine Course?
  • University of Health Sciences Antigua (UHSA) offers a 4-Year Undergraduate Medicine Programme in Piccadilly, Antigua that qualifies students with a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree.
  • The 4-Year Medicine Programme can be completed in 3.2 years if students complete clinical rotations consecutively with no breaks.
  • The curriculum is developed in line with international medical school standards and UHSA graduates currently work in medical research, administration, and specialised medicine in over 21 different countries.
  • The course is structured into four years of study; for the first two years of Basic Sciences there are 70 weeks (five terms) and for the final two years of Clinical Rotations there are 78 weeks of Core and Elective Rotations.
  • The clinical rotations are completed at the affiliate university teaching hospital in Antigua or Canada that are entirely integrated with prestigious medical schools’ curriculum standards.
  • The UHSA programme is taught in English in modern teaching facilities, there are no entry exams, and there are three intakes per annum (January, May, September).
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  • Victoria University of Barbados (VUB) offers a 4-Year Medicine Programme in Warrens, St. Michaels for a Doctor of Medicine (MD) qualification.
  • The VUB curriculum is established in line with international medical training standards and students learn in a modern setting with state-of-the-art laboratories on a sprawling island campus.
  • The undergraduate medicine programme structure consists of: for the first two years of Basic Sciences there are 84 weeks of modules (six terms) and for the final two years of Clinical Rotations there are 88 weeks of Core and Elective Rotations.
  • Clinical rotations are completed at teaching hospitals in Guyana, wherein students consecutively undertake Core Rotations and Elective Rotations.
  • The programme is taught in English and VUB faculty are highly trained to deliver a quality teaching experience with a 3:2 lecturer to student ratio.
  • Students have the option to study online for the first two years of the programme.
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  • Saint James School of Medicine (SJSM) offers a 4-Year undergraduate medicine programme in Arnos Vale, St. Vincent and the Grenadines with graduates holding a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree.
  • The curriculum is highly regarded in the North American and Caribbean region, with lectures and classes taught on a modern campus, and three intakes per year (January, May, September).
  • SJSM undergraduate medicine is a 10-semester programme structured into four phases: the first two years of Basic Sciences have 84 weeks of modules (six terms), and then the two final years of Clinical Rotations have 80 weeks of Core Rotations and Elective Rotations.
  • Clinical rotations are completed in Suriname at SJSM’s affiliate teaching hospitals, and clinical modules are structured in line with leading North American medical schools.
  • The programme is taught entirely in English with no entry exams, and all coursework is delivered by a diverse faculty with a low student-to-professor ratio.
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  • Commonwealth University College of Medicine (CUCOM) offers an undergraduate 3-Year medicine programme for a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree that is studied at Gros Islet, Saint Lucia.
  • The programme curriculum is consistent with North American medical school standards based on rigorous clinical and technological training led by a diverse faculty who teach all modules in English.
  • CUCOM’s undergraduate medicine course is structured into two 1.5-year phases: Basic Sciences is 5 Trimesters of pre-clinical modules; Clinical Rotations is 48 weeks of Core Rotations, then 24 weeks of 6 Elective Rotations with each preferred rotation a duration of 4 weeks.
  • Clinical rotations are undertaken in Saint Lucia at the university’s affiliate teaching hospital, Victoria Hospital, that builds each student’s local and global healthcare skills.
  • Students do not sit entry exams, there are three annual programme intakes (January, May, September), and the university uses parallel teaching methodologies for comprehensive clinical and theoretical competency.
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+ How is the Online Study Programme Offered?
+ What do the Clinical Rotations in the UK involve?
+What are the Undergraduate Entry Requirements?

Applicants must provide the following information:

  • An application which includes the following details: bio, education history, and course for which you are applying.
  • A copy of your secondary education results with subjects studied.
  • Two small photos of 4-5cm.
  • A personal statement.
  • One to Two letters of recommendation.
+ Medical Council Requirements for Recognising Medical Degrees

Many of the world’s Medical Councils require that the Medical School that awarded the Doctor of Medicine degree (MD) be listed on the World Directory of Medical Schools (WDMS). Additionally, each region has its own requirements:

  • UK – The General Medical Council (GMC) expects a medical degree to have a minimum 5,500 Clock Hours over a minimum period of three years.
  • USA – The Educational Commission For Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) requires a medical degree to have a minimum duration of four years.
  • Australia – The Australian Medical Council (AMC) maintains an additional database of Recognised Medical Schools.
    It also requires a medical degree to have a minimum duration of four years.
+Why Study Medicine in the Caribbean Islands?
  • Medical universities in the Caribbean Islands are leaders in medicine programmes that qualify graduates with a globally-recognised degree that enables them to work in specialised medical areas all over the world.
  • Training in Caribbean Medical Schools is consistent with international standards and these universities are listed in the Federation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER), Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE), and the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME).
  • Students and alumni of Caribbean Universities are part of a vibrant network of medical schools that offer clinical training and mentoring opportunities across the Northern Hemisphere in the UK, Europe, and North America.
  • Students benefit from a well-balanced lifestyle of coursework, clinical training, and tertiary networking with all transport and day-to-day facilities they need located throughout Antigua, Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Saint Lucia pleasant and reliable.
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