4 Year MD Program
Everything you need to know about the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) program at Medical University of the Americas.
The MD program at MUA is the most affordable of the top seven Caribbean medical schools approved to participate in the U.S. Federal Financial Aid programs. MUA is known for its intentionally small class sizes, highly credentialed faculty with a passion for teaching, and recognized accreditation, which enables our graduates to be eligible to practice in all 50 states of the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom and other countries.
MUA offers a comprehensive 10-semester program for earning an MD.
The foundation of any medical school curriculum is the five semesters of basic sciences. This part of the MUA curriculum takes place on our campus in Nevis.
At the completion of your basic sciences study, you will take your first—and in some ways your most important—licensing exam, the USMLE Step 1. The clinical staff at MUA will work with you to create an individual academic plan for passing this important exam.
Students then return to the U.S. or Canada to complete five semesters of clinical rotations at teaching hospitals that are affiliated with MUA.
MUA’s medical school curriculum is based on six core competencies that are essential for the successful practice of medicine:
Lifelong Learning, Scholarship & Collaboration
Communication & Interpersonal Skills
Scientific & Medical Knowledge
Social & Community Context of Healthcare
It’s important to note that these core competencies are consistent with the ACGME competencies for residency programs in the United States and the Can Med competencies for residencies in Canada.
I chose MUA for three reasons: (1) A great curriculum that can compete with the top universities, (2) more active learning in the classrooms including great one-on-one learning from your professors, and (3) amongst all the top universities in the Caribbean MUA has the lowest cost.
I had family ties to MUA which made me look further into the school and once I learned more about what the school offered I knew it was the place for me.
The small class sizes and the location of the school in Nevis made it a better option for me compared to other Caribbean medical schools
The Medical University of the Americas Catalog provides a comprehensive overview of the academic program and policies of the school.