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MBBS to MD Pathway

MBBS to MD Pathway

Start with your MBBS and end with your 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.

MBBS/MD Pathway

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

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

Program Costs*

Semester 5Semester 6Semester 7Semester 8Semester 9Semester 10
Tuition with Scholarship Added$12,651$15,094$15,094$15,094$15,094$15,094
Total tuition with scholarship: $88,121

*All costs are quoted in USD.

Scholarships – International 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 $7500 per semester.

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