Founded in 1982, the University of Health Sciences Antigua (UHSA) located in Dowhill, Piccadilly Antigua is an outstanding academic institution dedicated to educating exemplary physicians, nurses, postgraduates and researchers in accordance with the highest professional standards who will integrate clinical, biomedical and behavioral knowledge to promote the health and well-being of patients and communities. We are committed to educating physicians and health care professionals who will address national and international challenges in medicine with an emphasis on primary care and be known for excellence in practice, service, compassion, collegiality and scientific curiosity while demonstrating sensitivity to the diverse cultural environments in which medical care is delivered. At the University of Health Sciences Antigua, we are actively seeking men and women who are committed to the goal of making a positive contribution to health care. Do you want to be part of this journey to reach this goal? We invite you to continue your quest and explore all that UHSA has to offer.

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University of Health Sciences Antigua
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900 W. Jackson Blvd. Ste. 7 East
Chicago, Illinois
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MD - Doctor of Medicine
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900 W. Jackson Blvd. Ste. 7 East
Chicago, Illinois
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Dowhill Campus, Piccadilly
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MD - medicine, BSN - nursing
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Tuition Fees

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BASIC SCIENCES (4 Semesters): $9,867.00 per semester INTEGRATED REVIEW OF THE BASIC SCIENCES: $9,000.00 (does not include housing) CLINICAL SCIENCES (4 Semesters): $12,271.00 per semester**Amounts are in USD
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MCAT Requirements:
MCAT is required for all U.S. citizens and permanent residents applying for admission to the school of medicine. Canadian and International students are not required to submit MCAT scores. Although the MCAT is a part of the admissions criteria, UHSA takes more of a holistic approach to admission decisions by evaluating the academic credentials, experiences and personal attributes of all applicants.
Duration of Program(s):
4 years - TRADITIONAL M.D. PROGRAM - Each semester is 18-weeks, giving students a short break between their studies. New and transferring students may apply for January and August start dates while May is reserved for transfer students only. The first two years, semesters 1-4, are dedicated to completing the Basic Sciences at the serene UHSA campus on the beautiful island of Antigua. Upon completion of the Basic Sciences, students spend the fifth semester (16-weeks) completing the block review Integrated Review of the Basic Sciences. Following the fifth semester, students spend the final two years of the medical program completing the Clinical Sciences. The UHSA M.D. program is based upon the curriculum standards of U.S. medical schools by fully integrating the basic and clinical sciences throughout the entire M.D. program. Students begin interacting with patients during the first semester through local clinics around the island, in addition to UHSA’s Free Clinic of English Harbour where students are supervised by both UHSA faculty as well as experienced practicing physicians and nurses from clinics and hospitals around the island. Also have BSC LEADING TO M.D. PROGRAM and COMBINED DEGREE M.D. PROGRAM

The MD Program

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Students fulfill the Clinical Sciences portion of the curriculum, which consists of both core and elective rotations, at UHSA’s leading affiliate teaching hospitals located in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the United Kingdom. Once advancing to the Clinical Sciences, students are first required to complete a fifth semester for the integrated review of the basic sciences, followed by 2-years of core and elective rotations. [tabby title=”Core Clinical Rotations”] Core rotations are designed to provide students with a foundation for understanding the core areas of medical practice. Once students reach the Clinical Sciences, scheduling for rotations is completed by the University’s clinical department. During Elective Rotations (30 weeks), students have the opportunity to enrich and diversify their medical education within areas of interest. Electives also allow for both broad sampling and in-depth involvement with areas that students may select to specialize in during their residency.

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