New Student Orientation

We are excited to have you join our upcoming class and look forward to getting to you know you.

Now that you are accepted, be sure to read the enclosed admission packet materials and complete the necessary forms included within the packet. As an accepted student, follow the Pre-Arrival Checklist (pdf) to stay on track and to take advantage of all that UHSA has to offer.

New student orientation occurs during the first day of the term and is designed to make your transition to UHSA as smooth as possible. It is a time for you to meet with other fellow students, faculty and staff, and learn about all the exciting opportunities that will occur once you get here.

Prior to Orientation You Must Complete and Return the Following Forms:

Campus Dress Code

Please note that medical students at the University of Health Sciences Antigua MUST use the corresponding scrubs and coats during their visitations to all Hospitals, Clinics, Classes as well as for the Laboratory periods. While off campus, students must also wear their student ID’s in conjunction with their scrubs and lab coats when visiting hospitals or clinics.Burgundy scrubs are considered the student uniform, which should be worn during class time.

Hospital and Clinic Visitation

Lab Coat (long) White
Scrubs Burgundy

Laboratory and Classroom

Lab Coat (long) White (Anatomy Class)
Scrubs Burgundy (During all Classes)

Lab Coat must have UHSA’s Logo (patch or embroidered). You can obtain the logo by contacting the Office of Student Finance at

International Student Health Insurance

University of Health Sciences Antigua students must maintain health insurance or show proof of existing coverage. Coverage is provided by HCC Medical Insurance Services and the process of enrolling is completed online.

What is International Student Health Insurance?

Having adequate international health insurance coverage while pursuing an overseas education is essential, as going without it may ultimately be a costly oversight. Because most health insurance plans offer limited international coverage, many full-time students and scholars pursuing education in the U.S. as an international study or U.S. students studying abroad purchase international student health insurance for comprehensive coverage away from home. International student health insurance is designed specifically to meet medical coverage needs while living and studying in a foreign country. Coverage is available for domestic students traveling abroad, and for international students choosing to pursue an education in the U.S. Just one uninsured illness or accident could be enough to cut your visit short and pose a serious financial setback. With international student health insurance, you enjoy low deductibles, comprehensive coverage and the peace of mind knowing that you are covered by a global network of healthcare providers at all times.

Study Abroad Insurance

This coverage is for full-time undergraduate students who are pursuing an education outside of their home countries. Study abroad insurance is available both domestically and for students visiting the U.S. on an educational visa. StudentSecure® is study abroad health insurance that provides comprehensive coverage for collegiate sports injuries, emergency medical services, inpatient care, outpatient care and doctor’s visits – all with low out-of-pocket costs. With StudentSecure Select medical coverage for a spouse and dependents is also available. Request a free quote

UHSA Student ID

It is policy that all students the University of Health Sciences Antigua (UHSA) have a UHSA Student Identification Card. As a UHSA student, you will be provided a new ID every two years, once during the Basic Sciences, and once during the Clinical Sciences.

Please note that your ID photograph will be used throughout your entire medical education.
Your student ID photograph must be:

  • An original digital passport photograph – 2 x 2 inches (51 x 51 mm) in size.
  • Submitted with your full-name.
  • In image format (.jpg, .png).
  • In color.
  • Taken in front of a plain white or off-white background.
  • Taken within the last 6 months to reflect your current appearance.
  • Taken in full-face view directly facing the camera.
  • Uniforms should not be worn in your photo, except religious clothing that is worn daily.
  • Do not wear a hat or head covering that obscures the hair or hairline, unless worn daily for a religious purpose. Your full face must be visible, and the head covering must not cast any shadows on your face.
  • Headphones, wireless hands-free devices or similar items are not acceptable in your photo.
  • If you normally wear prescription glasses, a hearing device or similar articles, they may be worn for your photo.
  • Dark glasses or non-prescription glasses with tinted lenses are not acceptable unless you need them for medical reasons.
  • Glare on glasses is not acceptable in your photo. Glare can be avoided with a slight downward tilt of the glasses or by removing the glasses or by turning off the camera flash.

Basic Sciences students are provided with a student ID free of cost when first joining UHSA. For all students within the Clinical Sciences, there is a fee of $20.00 USD to obtain a new ID card. There is a replacement fee of $20.00 USD for lost or stolen ID Cards.

All IDs are the property of UHSA and are not to be given or loaned to other persons. ID cards shall never be used by another person, as it is a serious disciplinary offense.

You must either submit a digital photo (2×2 in/4.5 x 3.5 cm) to for inclusion.