MD Program

MUA has an integrated, systems-based curriculum that parallels the training you would receive at a top U.S. medical school. This curriculum, in concert with our excellent faculty (all of whom have either an MD or a PhD in the field they teach), small class sizes and a focused emphasis on preparing you to become a practicing clinician.

Our program

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Basic Science

MUA has an integrated, systems-based curriculum that parallels the training you would receive at a top US medical school. 

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Clinical Medicine

Your clinical education at Medical University of the Americas takes place primarily in the second half of your academic program, during semesters 6 to 10—your final semesters before earning your MD and entering a residency program.

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Gateway Medical Program

Medical University of the Americas offers a Gateway Medical Program (GMP) on its Nevis campus that is specifically designed to bolster student’s pre-medical coursework and help ensure a smooth transition into the Doctor of Medicine program.

Curriculum Overview

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 Competencies

MUA’s medical school curriculum is based on six core competencies that are essential for the successful practice of medicine:

· Patient Care

· Lifelong learning, scholarship & collaboration

· Communication & Interpersonal Skills

· Scientific & Medical Knowledge

· Professionalism

· 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.

Grail Sisters

“The professors actually know who you are, you know who all your classmates are”

—Veronica and Daphne Grail

Emily Kurokawa

"Matching to my first choice back home in Georgia was the highlight of my life, and that's all because MUA was there for me."

—Emily Kurokawa, MD

Ronald Russo

“The campus itself is stunning, everything is there, that you need to succeed in modern medicine"

—Ronald Russo, MD

Academic Calendar

May 4. Orientation and Registration 

May 5. First Day of Classes 

May 22. MD Graduation - No ceremony 

Commencement Ceremony - COVID-19 Announcement

August 1. Tuition Due for Next Semester 

August 12. Last Day of Classes 

August 13. Basic Science Awards Ceremony 

August 12-14. Reading Day and Final Exams 

August 31. Orientation and Registration 

September 1. First Day of Classes 

September 11. MD Graduation - No ceremony 

December 1. Tuition Due for Next Semester 

December 9. Last Day of Classes 

December 10. Basic Science Awards Ceremony 

December 9-11. Reading Day and Final Exams 

January 4. Orientation and Registration 

January 5. First Day of Classes 

January 8. MD Graduation – No Ceremony 

March 19. MD Graduation – No Ceremony 

April 1. Tuition Due for Next Semester 

April 14. Last Day of Classes 

April 15. Basic Science Awards Ceremony 

April 14-16. Reading Day and Final Exams 

May 3. Orientation and Registration 

May 4. First Day of Classes 

May 21. MD Graduation 

TBD. MD Graduation – Commencement 

August 1. Tuition Due for Next Semester 

August 11. Last Day of Classes 

August 12. Basic Science Awards Ceremony 

August 11-13. Reading Day and Final Exams 

August 30. Orientation and Registration 

August 31. First Day of Classes 

September 10. MD Graduation - No ceremony 

December 1. Tuition Due for Next Semester 

December 8. Last Day of Classes 

December 9. Basic Science Awards Ceremony 

December 8-10. Reading Day and Final Exams 

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MUA Catalog

The Medical University of the Americas Catalog provides a comprehensive overview of the academic program and policies of the school.

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