Due to the number of applicants received, UHSA has reinstated the 50 USD application fee to give students a fair chance of being reviewed in a timely manner.
After receipt of a completed application and interview, a decision is usually rendered within one week.
We have been carefully monitoring COVID-19 cases worldwide. We are thrilled to announce that Premedical and Basic Sciences MD students will return to our Antigua campus for the October 2022 term for in-person learning.
An MCAT score is not required for 2022-2023 applicants. Applicants who have already taken and received scores for the MCAT are encouraged to submit them.
UHSA filed for accreditation by The Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP). A site visit is pending, which we anticipate will be in 2023.
Since 1983, UHSA has been listed in the Avicenna Directory of Medical Schools, formerly the World Health Organization (WHO).
- Recognized by The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)
- Listed in the International Medical Education Directory (IMED)
- Listed in Avicenna Directory of Medical Schools (Formerly, World Health Organization)
- Recognized by the Medical Council of Canada (MCC)
- Recognized by the General Medical Council (GMC)
- Recognized by the Antigua & Barbuda National Accreditation Board (ABNAB)
The LCME only accredits institutions in the United States and Canada and not foreign institutions. However, once you pass the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE), you are equalized with those individuals who graduate from the LCME accredited institutions.
You will be awarded a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree.
Designed for high school graduates, the 96-credit-hour Premedical Sciences Program offers students direct entry into the Doctor of Medicine (MD) program upon completing the four premedical academic terms.
Our curriculum is consistent with our integrated medical curriculum, allowing students to have a smooth transition into the basic sciences of the MD program. It presents fundamental scientific concepts from a medical perspective and incorporates USMLE Step 1 familiarization from day one.
After passing the USMLE Step 1, students will be assigned a clinical coordinator to develop a clinical rotation schedule and guide them through their clinical clerkships.
Students wishing to practice in Canada must sit for the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE). The MCCEE is a four-hour, computer-based examination offered in English and French at more than 500 centers in 80 countries worldwide.
International medical students in their final clinical year must take the MCCEE as a prerequisite for eligibility for the MCC Qualifying Examinations.
No. Students who were previously dismissed will need to start the medical program as new students.