COVID-19 Pandemic - Updated 06.05.2020

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.

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

To all UHSA Clinical Students:

Re: COVID-19 Pandemic and Clinical Clerkships

We have been following the World pandemic very closely. It has always been our goal to keep our students healthy and safe. After consulting with our experts we have decided to lift the suspension of Clinical Clerkships starting on Monday, May 11, 2020. Be advised that we will continue to follow the developments of the COVID-19 pandemic and if it worsens, we may have to suspend the rotations again.

Please be aware that this is UHSA’s decision and some hospitals may not allow students into rotations yet. In other cases, the amount of spots opened to students may be reduced. In any case, please contact the clinical department at your earliest convenience to see if you can continue with your clinical education.

We are also aware that in some states or communities, a curfew is in place. You should request a Permission Letter from our clinical department explaining that you’re a medicine student and, therefore, an essential member of the first responders.

Sincerely,

Dr. Manuel Flores
Provost and Dean of Medicine

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: