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.

The Clinical Medicine program at MUA is 72 weeks:

  • 42 weeks of required core rotations in Surgery, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Obstetrics and Gynecology.
  • 30 weeks of elective clinical rotations that may be in any of the various medical specialties, depending upon the student’s future goals.
The Clinical Medicine program

Key facts 

Location: The Clinical Medicine program will be based in the US or Canada within a hospital medical setting where you will undergo your core and specialist rotations.

Rotations: Medical University of the Americas has an extensive clinical program in conjunction with ACGME-approved teaching hospitals throughout the United States and Canada.

Residency Success: On average between 2021-2023, 96% of MUA graduates seeking residency have secured positions in programs in the U.S. and Canada.

Tuition for Students Entering on or after January 2023: Clinical Medicine is $18,155 per semester



Internal Medicine - 12 Weeks

Students build on skills acquired in physical diagnosis to include the completion of a thorough history and physical examination of primarily adult patients. Students will be a part of the clinical management team and given responsibilities for certain aspects of direct patient care under the close supervision of a preceptor. Students will have clerkship experiences in both inpatient and ambulatory care settings. Instruction will include the management of commonly encountered disease processes as well as an introduction to the use of diagnostic procedures.

Surgery - 12 Weeks

Students will be introduced to disease processes which require various levels of surgical intervention. Initially, students will be taught the policies and procedures of the operating room to include scrubbing and the maintaining of sterile technique. They will have opportunities to do pre-surgical histories and physical examinations. Opportunities will be provided for direct practice of simple procedures such as suturing, debridement and wound care. Under close supervision of a preceptor, students will be able to observe and assist during various procedures in the operating room and participate in the follow-up and treatment of the post-surgical patient in the hospital and in ambulatory practice settings.

Obstetrics and Gynecology - 6 Weeks

Students will be introduced to the normal course of pregnancy to include pre-natal care, labor, delivery and the postpartum period. Students will be taught the fundamentals of a proper obstetric and gynecologic history and examination. Observation and participation in a number of live births will be provided. Students will also participate in discussions of, and receive direct experience with, various disease processes and complications of pregnancy and delivery. Students will learn the fundamentals of family planning and dealing with patients with sexually transmitted diseases.

Pediatrics - 6 Weeks

This clinical rotation introduces the student to the challenging medical treatment of infants, children and adolescents. Students will initially learn to take histories and perform physical examinations on well infants and children in inpatient and outpatient clinic settings. The diagnosis and treatment of common illnesses will be emphasized, but the student will have opportunities to learn about the more rare congenital as well as acquired disorders.

Psychiatry - 6 Weeks

In this rotation, students learn about the major psychiatric illnesses such as schizophrenia, affective and anxiety disorders. Special emphasis will be placed on the difference between organic and functional mental illnesses through taking a proper psychiatric history and performing a mental status examination. Students will be instructed in the judicious use of major classes of psychotropic medications.

Elective rotations are usually completed during the fourth year of medical school, to assist the student in identifying areas of special interest in medicine for future practice and graduate residency training.

Highly recommended electives include:

  • Cardiology
  • Primary Care Medicine (required)
  • Dermatology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Intensive Care Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Pathology
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Radiology
  • Urology
  • Vascular Surgery

The following is a list of teaching hospitals where MUA students regularly do their core rotations. In addition to these core teaching sites, MUA has affiliations with more than 60 hospitals where students can do their elective rotations.

Brentwood Behavioral Health Shreveport, LA
Community Health of South Florida Miami, FL
Griffin Memorial Hospital Norman, OK
Holy Cross Hospital Silver Spring, MD
Jackson Park Hospital Chicago, IL
Larkin Community Hospital South Miami, FL
Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center Houma, LA
Northwest Hospital Randallstown, MD
O'Connor Hospital San Jose, CA
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences Whitby, ON
Sheppard Pratt Hospital Baltimore, MD
St. Anthony Hospital Oklahoma City, OK
Wyckoff Heights Medical Center Brooklyn, NY
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Find out about admissions

Discover next steps, how to apply, the entry requirements along with the technical standards. 

Generally, in order to apply for the Basic Sciences program, which is prior to the Clinical Medicine program, you will need to have:

• Pre-medical coursework 
• Taken the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)
• Proof of proficiency in English language

Find out about tuition and fees
Find out about tuition and fees

Learn about our tuition and fees, requirements for financial loans and scholarship options available at MUA. 

For students entering on or after September 2021, the Clinical Medicine program costs $24,350 per semester (Semesters 6-10) 



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