Program Entry Requirements

Application Requirements

  • Completed online application: Non-refundable application fee of $75 (USD)
  • Official documents should be mailed to:
University of Health Sciences Antigua
1658 Milwaukee Ave # 100-4931
Chicago, IL 60647
  • Official Transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.
    • Transcripts must be in English.
    • Unofficial transcripts can be uploaded to the application.
  • 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 of no less than 400 words.
  • Transfer students must submit a letter of good standing from the Dean at the time of transfer/withdrawal from the school.

Entry Requirements

A Bachelor’s degree or 90 undergraduate level credit hours are required for admission to the school of medicine.

The average cumulative GPA for entering medical students is 3.0. This is an average; there is no minimum GPA required for consideration. The Admissions Committee evaluates candidates holistically and will review all those who demonstrate both academic and non-academic skills to be successful in medical school and the subsequent practice of medicine.

General Biology (with lab)8 Credits
General or Inorganic Chemistry (with lab)8 Credits
Organic Chemistry (with lab)8 Credits
General Physics with lab8 Credits
College level Mathematics3 Credits
College level English6 Credits

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

College level Spanish6 Credits
College level English12 Credits (total)
Behavioral and Social Sciences12 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 DateTerm Start Date
March 10thMay
August 10thSeptember
December 10thJanuary

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.

Application Requirements

  • Completed online application: Non-refundable application fee of $75 (USD)
  • Official documents should be mailed to:
University of Health Sciences Antigua
1658 Milwaukee Ave # 100-4931
Chicago, IL 60647
  • Official Transcripts (CXC, GCE, GED).
    • Transcripts must be in English.
    • Unofficial transcripts can be uploaded to the application.
  • 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 of no less than 400 words.

Entry Requirements

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.

The average cumulative GPA for entering medical students is 2.5. This is an average; there is no minimum GPA required for consideration. The Admissions Committee evaluates candidates holistically and will review all those who demonstrate both academic and non-academic skills to be successful in medical school and the subsequent practice of medicine.

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.

Application Requirements

  • Completed online application: Non-refundable application fee of $75 (USD)
  • Official documents should be mailed to:
University of Health Sciences Antigua
1658 Milwaukee Ave # 100-4931
Chicago, IL 60647
  • Official Transcripts (CXC, GCE, GED).
    • Transcripts must be in English.
    • Unofficial transcripts can be uploaded to the application.
  • 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 of no less than 400 words.

Entry Requirements

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.

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.