September 2021 Term FAQs

The Government of Antigua recently announced temporarily transitioning education to remote only teaching until further notice. As a result, UHSA has decided that all September 2021 classes will continue exclusively via online distance learning for 1st and 2nd-year medical students. Students in clinical sciences programs will continue their clerkships on-site in their hospital facilities.

Students will not be required to travel to our Antigua campus at this time.

We will make use of the MyUHSA online learning space.  This online learning space is broken into three parts, and follows a weekly schedule:

(1) Live resources, including weekly online tutorial meetings with professors and other students, as well as fortnightly PBL presentations to faculty member followed by faculty critique;

(2) Pre-recorded Resources, including access to pre-recorded video lectures covering the most important information from a specific unit, with additional readings and other resources to round out your understanding of these topics in preparation for the USMLE and PLAB examinations also provided;

(3) Other Resources, such as video links, access to textbooks, and so forth, are all designed to give you the tools you need to succeed.

The UHSA campus will only be open to select staff and faculty during this time.

Since the January 2021 term will be online, you will not require a visa at this time. However, if you require a visa for travel to Antigua, for future purposes, please familiarize yourself with the visa process if it applies to you.

An MCAT score is not required for 2021 applicants. Applicants who have already taken and received scores for the MCAT are encouraged to submit them.

UHSA’s admissions committee interviews each student using live online video, so this process will not be impacted.

Yes. Your deposit secures your seat in our upcoming term.

No. The Clinical Sciences program at UHSA takes place in-person at our affiliate hospitals and cannot be online. UHSA’s clinical clerkships resumed on Monday, May 11, 2020.

We certainly understand that temporarily moving to an online education platform might feel different. We can assure you that despite being virtual, we are providing the systems and tools that will ensure that you will still receive an effective, personalized medical and nursing education.

As soon as our students can easily and safely return to in-person education, we will resume teaching on-campus. However, to be able to deliver our online curriculum, new systems, faculty training, and the development of proprietary processes were required to provide this method of education. This has resulted in the costs incurred by the university mostly remaining the same, including maintaining our facilities, salaries for faculty and staff, and establishing hospital agreements and partnerships.

Since physicians and nurses are needed more than ever, at UHSA, our goal is to continue to prepare you as a student to succeed at all stages of your medical career. What we can assure you of is that the cost of tuition will not increase during this time. We are also excited to inform you that UHSA has taken this time to make numerous improvements to our campus, which we are excited to reveal upon the return of our students.