Program Entry Requirements

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:

  • Completed online application: Non-refundable application fee of $75 (USD)
  • Official Transcripts from all colleges/universities attended (This is typically a lengthy process, so plan accordingly).
    Non-English transcripts must be translated into English prior to being received by UHSA.
    Transcripts should be sent to:
    University of Health Sciences Antigua
    1658 Milwaukee Ave # 100-4931
    Chicago, IL 60647
  • Two passport size photos
  • Copy of passport (if available)
  • Two 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.

Entry Requirements

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 and Social Sciences 12 Credits*

* These credits may be in: Sociology, Political Sciences, Economics, Anthropology, and Psychology. 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.

Transferring Medical Schools

UHSA will consider admitted students who are currently enrolled in other medical school programs. Applicants must fulfill the entry requirements outlined above. However, transfer credits are not guaranteed from other schools. Acceptance of transfer credits are subject to the receiving institution’s requirements and is determined during the admissions committee.

Transferring into the Basic Sciences

Applicants already enrolled in a Basic Sciences program at an Allopathic or Osteopathic medical school may be considered for admission into UHSA medical school. The school from which the credits were earned must be listed in FAIMER International Medical Education Directory. Applicants wishing to transfer must present valid and compelling reasons for transferring and be in good academic standing at the school where they are currently enrolled. The Admissions Committee will determine which previously earned credits can be transferred. Courses qualified for transfer credit must have been completed within seven (7) years of the expected graduation date at UHSA.

Transferring into the Clinical Sciences

Students who have completed the Basic Sciences at a recognized Medical University may be eligible to begin the Clinical Sciences training after approval and acceptance of the Basic Sciences credit by UHSA. Students who have not completed the USMLE Step 1 are required to complete the Integrated Review of the Basic Sciences where an extensive review course known as the Advanced Introduction to Clinical Medicine will be offered.

Application Deadlines

The below deadlines are designed 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 term in the event that seats are no longer available.

Deadline Date Term Start Date
April 1st May
July 1st August
November 1st January

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.

Caribbean Students

Caribbean Students are required to have five (5) G.C.E.O level passes with a minimum grade of C, or five (5) CXC General passes with a minimum grade of III. Required courses for entry include English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, an additional science subject such as Biology, and one additional general subject.

U.S. and International Students

U.S. and International Students must have earned a high school diploma with official transcripts displaying successful completion of English, Mathematics and Chemistry with a minimum grade of C. We consider a GPA of not less than 2.5.

Entry Requirements

  • Non-refundable application fee of $75 (USD)
  • Official Transcripts (CXC, GCE, GED)
  • Non-English transcripts must be translated into English prior to being received by UHSA.Transcripts should be sent to:University of Health Sciences Antigua1658 Milwaukee Ave # 100-4931

    Chicago, IL 60647

  • Two passport size photos
  • Copy of passport (if available)
  • Two official Letters Of Recommendation (LOR) from individuals who can evaluate past academic and/or professional achievementsThese 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 StatementThe personal statement is your opportunity to give additional information about yourself.You should state in no less than 400 words why you are interested in your desired career path, when you first became aware of this interest, and what your plans are for the future if you are accepted into the program.Your application will not be evaluated without a Personal Statement.

Deficiencies

Students lacking one (1) of the core prerequisite courses may discuss the matter with the Dean of Nursing.

Transfer Students

Persons interested in transferring from other institutions will follow the same admission procedure as a new student.

If the Applicant wishes to transfer from another School of Medicine, course description and a statement from the School indicating the status of the student at the time transfer/withdrawal will be required. Evaluation of courses for transfer credit consideration will be determined by the Academic Committee.

Caribbean Students

Caribbean Students are required to have five (5) G.C.E.O level passes with a minimum grade of C, or five (5) CXC General passes with a minimum grade of III. Required courses for entry include English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, an additional science subject such as Biology, and one additional general subject.

U.S. and International Students

U.S. and International Students must have earned a high school diploma with official transcripts displaying successful completion of English, Mathematics and Chemistry with a minimum grade of C. We consider a GPA of not less than 2.0.

Entry Requirements

  • Non-refundable application fee of $75 (USD)
  • Official Transcripts (CXC, GCE, GED)
  • Non-English transcripts must be translated into English prior to being received by UHSA.

    Transcripts should be sent to:

    University of Health Sciences Antigua

    1658 Milwaukee Ave # 100-4931

    Chicago, IL 60647

  • Two passport size photos
  • Copy of passport (if available)
  • Two 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.

    You should state in no less than 400 words why you are interested in your desired career path, when you first became aware of this interest, and what your plans are for the future if you are accepted into the program.

    Your application will not be evaluated without a Personal Statement.

Deficiencies

Students lacking one (1) of the core prerequisite courses may discuss the matter with the Dean of Nursing.

Transfer Students

Persons interested in transferring from other institutions will follow the same admission procedure as a new student.

If the Applicant wishes to transfer from another School of Nursing, course description and a statement from the School indicating the status of the student at the time transfer/withdrawal will be required. Application for Admission to Macedonia School of Nursing, and an official transcript from the previous nursing school are required.

Evaluation of nursing courses for transfer credit consideration will be determined by the Academic Committee of the Macedonia School of Nursing.