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MBBS to MD Pathway

MBBS to MD Pathway: Your Bridge to an MD

The Medical University of the Americas offers eligible students who hold a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree the opportunity to apply for transfer admission to the Medical Doctor (MD) Degree Program with advanced standing. Our carefully designed curriculum aims to prepare graduates for professional practice in both the U.S. and Canada. Students undergo a comprehensive medical education featuring early hands-on clinical experiences prior to engaging in U.S. clinical rotations and residency.

The MUA Difference: MBBS to MD Transition

  • Demonstrated Success: 98% sustained residency placement rate for 2020-2024.*
  • Personalized Learning: 7:1 student-to-faculty ratio.
  • Extensive Clinical Network: Access training in 25+ teaching hospitals in the U.S. and Canada.
  • Vibrant Community: Embrace diversity in our global student and faculty community.

*98% Four Year Residency Placement Rate is the percent of students attaining a residency position out of all graduates or expected graduates in 2020-21, 2021-22, 2022-23 and 2023-24 who were active applicants in the NRMP match or attained a residency outside the NRMP match.

Clear Pathway to Practicing Medicine

Become part of an inclusive community of graduates who have successfully secured residencies in various specialties in the United States or Canada.


Semester 5Semester 6Semester 7Semester 8Semester 9Semester 10
Total Tuition with Scholarship$97,875
*All costs are quoted in USD.

ScholarshipsInternational Grant

Take your next step toward your MD with our international scholarship for eligible applicants.

Eligible applicants who are citizens and permanent residents of a country outside of the United States or Canada will receive an International Grant of $2,500 per semester.

Academic Requirements

  • Students must have completed their MBBS from an accredited medical school within 5 years of application, unless they have been licenses and practicing medicine since their graduation.
  • English is the language of instruction at the Medical University of the Americas. If your first language is not English, you must submit proof of English proficiency.

Application Process

Complete the online application. Start your application, here.

  • ​​Transcripts: Submit official transcript(s) from each college/university or professional school you attended. Student-issued copies may suffice, pending official transcripts.
  • Personal Statement: Submit a personal statement (limited to 500 words) detailing your motivation for pursuing a medical career, noteworthy accomplishments, personal interests, and any pertinent information for the Admissions Committee’s assessment.
  • Letters of Recommendation: Provide two letters of recommendation: one from a college/university professor and another from either an employer or a supervising physician.
  • Photos: Submit two passport-size (2″ x 2″) color photographs.
  • MCAT: Applicants who are not U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents are not required to submit the MCAT.
  • TOEFL: Applicants whose principal language is not English may be required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or comparable examination.

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