Medical Doctor Entry Requirements

Applying to UHSA School of Medicine

 Application Requirements

 Entrance Requirements

 Application Deadlines

Transfer Students

Application Requirements

Before proceeding, please note the following:
All required documents, if originally in a foreign language, must be accompanied by a notarized English translation. All transcripts documenting post-secondary coursework completed in institutions outside the United States or Canada must also be evaluated by an approved international credential evaluation service.  Letters of Recommendation must also be in English.

The following supporting documents are required when applying to UHSA School of Medicine:

  • Non-refundable application fee of U.S. $100
  • Official Transcripts from all colleges/universities attended (This is typically a lengthy process, so plan accordingly).
    • Foreign applications must be translated into English prior to being received by UHSA.
    • Transcripts should be sent to:
      • University of Health Sciences Antigua
        C/O Marketing & Recruitment Office
        900 W. Jackson Blvd.
        Suite 7 East
        Chicago, IL 60607
  • 2 (two) 2×2 Passport size Photos
  • Copy of Passport (if available)
  • Three (3) official Letters Of Recommendation (LOR) from individuals who can evaluate past academic and/or professional achievements.
    • These letters must be in English and appear on original letterhead stationery.  LOR’s must be sent directly from the individual giving the recommendation.  Letters sent from the applicant will not be accepted.
  • Personal Statement
    • The personal statement is your opportunity to give additional information about yourself to the Medical School.
    • You should state in no less than 400 words why you are interested in a medical career, when you first became aware of this interest and what your plans are for the future if you are accepted into the medical program.
    • Please also explain your personal experience within the field. It is suggested that you include: participation in voluntary work, experience in research projects, community work, and any other important information you would like the Admissions Committee to know about you.
    • Your application to the Medical School will not be evaluated without a Personal Statement.
  • Medical College Admission Test (MCAT):
    • MCAT is required for all U.S. citizens and permanent residents applying for admission  to the school of medicine.
    • Canadian and International students are not required to submit MCAT scores.
    • Although the MCAT is a part of the admissions criteria, UHSA takes more of a holistic approach to admission decisions by evaluating the academic credentials, experiences and personal attributes of all applicants.
    • To learn more about the MCAT or to register for the exam, visit the AAMC website.

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Entrance Requirements

A Bachelor’s degree or 90 undergraduate level credit hours are required for admission to UHSA School of Medicine. The minimum GPA requirement for consideration of admission to the School of Medicine is 3.0.

Coursework must include the following prerequisites prior to enrolling at UHSA:

General Biology (with lab) 8 Credits
General or Inorganic Chemistry (with lab) 8 Credits
Organic Chemistry (with lab) 8 Credits
General Physics with lab 8 Credits
College level Mathematics 3 Credits
College level English 6 Credits

Applicants planning to practice in Puerto Rico are required to have the following prerequisites in addition to those mentioned above:

College level Spanish 6 Credits
College level English 12 Credits (total)
Behavioral & Social Sciences 12 Credits*

* These credits may be in: Sociology, Political Sciences, Economics, Anthropology, Psychiatry etc.

Note: If you are contemplating licensure in a country outside of the US, Canada or UK, there may be additional undergraduate requirements beyond or different from those stated above. We therefore recommend that students verify with the licensing board of the country where they intend to practice medicine.

Non-Discrimination Policy

UHSA does not discriminate on the basis of age, creed, gender identity, national origin, race, sex, or sexual orientation. The School ensures that its learning environment promotes the development of explicit and appropriate professional attributes in its students such as attitudes, behaviors, and identity.

If you have additional questions or require assistance, contact an admissions representative directly by calling 866.719.0302 (toll-free) 787.753.0253 Monday-Friday.

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Application Deadlines

M.D. Program

Deadline Date

Semester Start Date

April 18th 2014 May 2014 (Transfer Students)
June 30th 2014 August 2014

November 30th 2014

January 2015


Note:
The above deadlines are enforced to improve your chances of receiving a seat for the desired start date. Candidates applying to the School of Medicine are considered as long as seats are available. However, applications are automatically considered for the following semester in the event that seats are no longer available.

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