COVID-19 Pandemic – Upcoming Urgent Changes

Dear UHSA Family,

Given the globally confirmed cases of COVID-19, we are taking the necessary measures to ensure the safety of our students. As a result, beginning Monday, March 16th, 2020, the current term and upcoming May 2020 academic term for the medical school will be offered remotely using existing online academic platforms. Enrolled M.D. and Premedical Sciences students will not be required to travel to Antigua at this time. The cost of tuition for new students has also been revised.

In-person classes in Antigua will immediately be changed to online courses until further notice. Online lectures will be both live and recorded, allowing continued learning anywhere there is adequate internet access. We want to thank everyone who contributed to the effort as we all work hard to continue serving our students in new ways.

The decision to move to distance learning was not made lightly. As new challenges arise, we must maintain focus on what’s most important, providing a quality education while helping our students become exemplary physicians and nurses. Please always remember to treat each other with grace and understanding, whether we are interacting in person, via the telephone or a digital platform.

We anticipate this change to be temporary and look forward to seeing our students in Antigua once again in the near future.

Sincerely,

Dr. Adedayo Akande
President
University of Health Sciences Antigua

Clinical Clerkships

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to grow, we share your concern both as citizens and healthcare providers. We are particularly concerned about your health and well-being. Whether you are working in a hospital, clinic, or community site, there is an increasing possibility that your clinical rotation site may be exposed to COVID-19.

For these reasons, ALL CLINICAL CLERKSHIPS ARE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED STARTING, MARCH 17TH, 2020 UNTIL MARCH 31ST, 2020. We will pay close attention to the global developments of the pandemic, and you will be given an update of our decision before you report back to your clinical education.

Please be aware that the time away from your clerkships will have to be completed once you return to your rotations. The time of interruption of clinical clerkships will not count as weeks of education. Additionally, show this letter to your preceptor as proof of the suspended, educational activities. You should take this time to study for your licensing exams and clerkships.

COVID-19 Resources

In addition to following your local infection control policies at your various clinical sites, we also highly recommend the following websites for additional information on COVID-19 for healthcare providers: