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UNF to MUA MD Pathway

Fast-Track Your Medical School Journey with Medical University of the Americas

The MUA – UNF Pathway Program offers an exceptional opportunity for students to graduate with a Honours Bachelor in Biomedical Sciences while earning one full year of medical school credits (equivalent to two semesters) towards their Medical Degree at MUA. Our tailored program ensures UNF graduates receive guaranteed acceptance into Year 2 of MUA’s Medical School without the need for the MCAT. Participants of this program will benefit from substantial financial savings, graduate 8 months earlier, and embark on their residency and medical practice sooner.

Program Overview

Start your medical education by pursuing a Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Niagara Falls Canada (UNF), and transition into the MD program at Medical University of the Americas in the beautiful Caribbean.

After successfully completing their BSc in Biomedical Sciences with a GPA of 3.0 or greater, UNF graduates will gain direct entry into Year 2 of the MD program at MUA. Our pathway has been designed to develop knowledge and clinical skills while allowing you to experience diverse healthcare systems and practice medicine with a global perspective. The Year 4 courses offered at UNF are equivalent to the Year 1 courses of the MD program at MUA. Students can get a head start on their medical education in Canada during the final year of their BSc at UNF.

Academic Requirements

A GPA of 3.0 or higher is required upon completion of your BSc Biomedical Sciences degree at the University of Niagara Falls Canada.

Why Choose the MUA – UNF Pathway Program?

  • Benefit from a $10,000 USD partnership grant for qualified UNF graduates admitted to MUA programs, along with other scholarship opportunities. Canadian students are eligible to receive the Canadian Citizens Grant of $45,000 USD and are considered for the Canadian Merit Scholarship.
  • Receive two semesters of full transfer credits towards Year 1 of MUA’s MD program upon completing 120 credits at UNF.
  • Huge financial savings – save time and money with direct entry into Year 2 of MUA’s MD program.
  • Decrease your time abroad by almost 50% with only 3 semesters required on campus at MUA instead of the typical 5 semesters.
  • Preparation for MUA’s MD program in your final year at UNF with specialized ‘Clinic Skills 1 and 2’ courses.
  • Small class sizes and a 7:1 student-to-faculty ratio.
  • Exclusive Training: The only Caribbean medical school with 10 top clinical affiliates in Canada.
  • Flexible Start Dates: January, May, and September.

Four-Year MD Curriculum Overview

The MD program at Medical University of the Americas provides a solid foundation for success in medicine. Divided into ‘Basic Sciences’ and ‘Clinical Training’ phases, our curriculum offers:

  • Basic Sciences (Year 2): Immerse yourself in traditional lectures, lab sessions, and case-based learning exercises in Nevis. Prepare for the USMLE Step 1 exam with personalized academic support from our clinical staff.
  • Clinical Training (Years 3 & 4): Gain hands-on experience at MUA-affiliated teaching hospitals and clinics across the U.S. and Canada through standardized patient training, lectures, and directed study.

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