UMHS is a state-of-the-art medical school located on the beautiful Caribbean island of St. Kitts. We are driven by our unique mission of catering to the individual needs of our students, and achieving excellence through small class sizes, high student retention and tremendous outcomes. This mission permeates everything we do as we help students to reach their dreams of becoming a doctor.

The University of Medicine and Health Sciences is committed to educating uniquely skilled and diverse medical professionals eager to meet the need for physicians in various settings throughout the United States and the world. With a focus on quality patient care and utilizing the latest in advanced technological instruction and personalized education, our aim is to produce genuinely passionate physicians highly prepared for practice in a changing medical landscape.

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School Details

School Name:
University of Medicine and Health Sciences
School Email:
460 W 34th St, 4th Flr
New York, NY
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Degree Title:
MD - Doctor of Medicine
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Entrance Examination Requirement:
Yes (4-year MD program); No (4.5 years MD program)
Foreign (Non-National) Students Eligible:

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460 W 34th St, 4th Flr
New York, NY
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St Kitts,
St Kitts
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Doctor of Medicine
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Tuition Fees

Base Tuition:
BASIC SCIENCE TUITION: SEMESTERS 1-4: TOTAL - $14,413 - $14,804 EXTENDED BASIC SCIENCES TUITION 1-5 (ST. KITTS): TOTAL - $12,143 - $12,534 CLINICAL SCIENCE TUITION: SEMESTERS 5-10: TOTAL - $16,569 - $17,097 ACCELERATED REVIEW PROGRAM TUITION: TOTAL - $9,263 - $9,654 Tuition and Fees are subject to change without notice. ** Any credits above or below the semester total credits will be charged at a rate of $850.00 ** p/credit (EBS and BAS); $985 p/credit (CLN #5-10)
Additional Fees

Health Insurance, Evacuation Insurance, Liability Insurance, and Laboratory and Competency Testing Fees. Tuition and Fees are subject to change without notice.

Accreditation Details

MCAT Requirements:
We are interested in seeing a completed standardized test in the form of the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). Transfer applicants who have not taken USMLE Step I are required to submit their MCAT scores, so that we may assess your academic background relative to placement in our program.
Duration of Program(s):
4 years and 4.5 years

The MD Program

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SEMESTERS 1-4, includes studying Anatomy, Histology, Physiology, Biology, Pathology, Immunology, etc.
UMHS HUMAN SIMULATION LABS - Students are introduced to clinical material throughout the Basic Science Program. To enhance their pre-clinical experience, students will rotate through our 24 bed virtual hospital and have access to professional patients, the local hospital, as well as the local health care facilities.
NBME SHELF EXAMS - Throughout the Basic and Clinical Science Program students will sit for shelf examinations developed by the NBME (National Board of Medical Examiners). These are the same examinations offered to students attending U.S. medical schools. They are similar in style and content to questions on the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE). Students receive a detailed analysis of each exam showing their strengths and weaknesses, which helps guide students in their preparation for the USMLE Step 1.

5TH SEMESTER, PORTLAND MAINE - After completing the Basic Science Program, students transition to our 5th semester program at our campus in Portland, Maine. The first eight weeks consist of an Introduction to Clinical Medicine, where students are mentored by our clinical faculty and are exposed to a variety of clinical settings to further enhance their clinical skills. The last seven weeks are dedicated to a live Kaplan USMLE review program taught by highly renowned faculty from U.S. medical schools. Upon completion of the 5th semester, students sit for USMLE Step 1. In the Winter of 2016 our USMLE Step 1 pass rate was 93%, with an average score of 220.

Details about the Clinical Sciences:


After passing Step 1 of the USMLE, students are placed in clinical rotations at one or more teaching hospitals affiliated with UMHS throughout the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. The Clinical Science Program includes 48 weeks of mandatory core clinical rotations and 30 weeks of elective rotations. The core rotations represent the primary areas of medical practice while the elective rotations provide students with an understanding of the various specialties in medicine.

SEMESTER 5: CURRICULUM - Introduction to Clinical Medicine II; Biological Basis of Clinical Medicine

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