Congratulations on your offer of admission to UHSA!

To help you get better acclimated as you begin your academic journey at UHSA, read the enclosed materials and complete the necessary forms on this page. We have included the below checklist to help you stay on track and take advantage of all that UHSA offers.

  1. Seat Reservation Deposit: A first step toward securing your seat after being accepted is to submit your seat reservation deposit. The 500 USD deposit will be applied toward your tuition and is non-refundable.
  2. Immigration and Visa Information: Visit the Passports and Visas page.
  3. Travel Itinerary Form completed for those traveling to Antigua. Check the academic calendar for important dates, including arrival dates for Basic Sciences students. After booking your flight, please enter your flight information into our Student Travel Itinerary form.
  4. Immunizations/Medical Records form must be filled out and signed by your physician. You must then email it to Ensure your physician has signed it before you upload it, and please retain an additional copy of your immunization records. You will need it when you begin your clinical rotations, and we cannot return your original form to you once you submit it.
  5. ​COVID-19 Vaccination: Although the University of Health Sciences Antigua (UHSA) strongly advises students to receive full vaccination against COVID-19, including all CDC-recommended boosters, it is not required for entry into Antigua & Barbuda. However, all of the University’s affiliated clinical teaching hospitals currently require students to have full vaccination before participating in training. Students who are not vaccinated will face difficulties, higher expenses, or even be unable to complete graduation requirements on time or at all.
  6. Health Insurance: All students must have comprehensive health coverage and may elect to buy a student health insurance policy provided by Cigna should they require it. Students may provide Proof of Existing Insurance Coverage; otherwise, students will need to purchase insurance locally before starting classes.
    • Ashleigh Macfarlane (Cigna)
      Phone: +44 1475 492 119
      Toll-free from the US: 877 539 6295
  7. Criminal Background Check (CBC): Your CBC is due no later than 30 days before the first day of classes. You can obtain a CBC from or your local precinct. If you receive a CBC from your local precinct, it must be where you’ve resided within the last six months of your first day of classes. You will be asked to provide a new CBC before your Clinical Clerkships. Please note: All students must submit a CBC to register for courses.
  8. Student Identification Card: All students must carry with them at all times a UHSA Student identification card, which will be provided. Without an identification card, students will not gain entrance to UHSA property or clinical areas. If you have not provided a picture during the online application process, please email a passport-sized picture of yourself to

Additional forms and requests for students are available by visiting: Academic Forms.

Please read and review the below links and respond as indicated.

For hospital placement, all clinical sciences students require the following:

  • Proof of ​​​ACLS Certification
  • Proof of ​CPR/BLS Certification
  • Proof of HIPPA & OSHA Certification
  • Criminal Background Check (Police Report – Within six months) – You can obtain a CBC from or your local precinct.
  • ​Health Certificate/Physical Exam
  • ​Vaccinations / Immunizations Record. COVID-19 vaccination required.
  • Flu Shot & PPD – If PPD positive, provide an official reading of negative chest x-ray (Annual)
  • ​10 Panel Drug Test
  • ​Curriculum Vitae – (Resume)
  • ​Copy of Health Insurance Card
  • ​Copy of ID or Passport & Visa
  • Health Insurance Card
  • Bloodborne Pathogen Certification
  • Student Identification Card

As a student, please ensure that you frequently review the following documents, which are revised annually.

Required Equipment for New Students
  • Laptop computer (Mac or PC)
  • Surge protector
  • Pens, pencils, markers, and highlighters
  • USB flash drive
  • Stethoscope: For Example, 3M Littman Classic III
  • Percussion Hammer: For example, Taylor Percussion Hammer, Buck neurological hammer
  • Reusable Penlight (changeable batteries)
  • Diagnostic set: For Example, Welch Allyn 97150-MS diagnostic set
  • Blood pressure cuff: For Example, Welch Allyn 5098-30CB Tycos Family Practice BP Kit
  • Tuning forks: 128 Hz and 512
  • Wristwatch: any watch with a second hand for taking a pulse
What to Pack in Your Carry-on
  • Passport (current and with a minimum six-month validity; please check the date)
  • Two standard passport photos. In addition to your passport, you will need two passport photos required for your immigration extension of time. It must be printed in color on photo quality paper, 2×2 inches (51 x 51 mm) in size. Photocopies or printouts on printer paper will not be accepted.
  • Acceptance letter
  • Immigration letter – If applicable
  • VISA – If applicable
  • Driver’s license (current and that will not expire while you are in Antigua)
  • Debit/credit cards (current and that will not expire while you are in Antigua)
  • Health-care provider card
  • Black pen (for completing the immigration form on the airplane)
  • Cash (in case you cannot immediately access an ATM or use a credit card) for bag porters at the airport and taxi transportation to campus. UHSA does not provide a shuttle service to and from ANU Airport.
  • Personal medications (prescription or over-the-counter, if needed regularly. Do Not pack in luggage, place it in your carry-on.)
  • Contact phone numbers (for family: home and cell phone numbers)
What to Wear
  • White Coat (long) - The lab coat must have UHSA’s logo
  • Burgundy Scrubs (multiple sets recommended as this is the class uniform) – limited amount available for purchase during orientation.

  • Scrubs and white coats can be purchased online prior to arrival by visiting.
  • While off campus, students must also wear their student IDs in conjunction with their scrubs and lab coats when visiting hospitals or clinics.

    Hospital and Clinic Visitation
    Lab Coat (long) White
    Scrubs Burgundy
    Laboratory and Classroom
    Lab Coat (long) White (Anatomy Class)
    Scrubs Burgundy (During all Classes)
  • Closed-toe and closed-heel shoes for labs

(Most items available on island or you can pack them)

  • Prescription medication and extra prescriptions if necessary
  • Over-the-counter medications (Benadryl,Tylenol, Imodium, Neosporin, etc.)
  • First-aid kit (small, with Band-Aids)
  • Toothbrushes & toothpaste
  • Shavers (electric or extra blades for manual)
  • Nail clippers/scissors
  • Shampoo/sponge/body wash/personal hygiene items
  • Shower slippers or shower mat
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Lubricating eye drops
  • Extra contact lenses and contact lens solution
  • Extra eyeglasses, prescription/reading
Miscellaneous Items

Listed items can be purchased on the island, but bedding linens are not supplied when you move into housing. You may decide to bring linens with you for your first several days and purchase remaining linens on the island.

  • Pillow (in a vacuum-sealed bag)
  • Bedsheets, pillowcases, blankets, comforter (in a vacuum-sealed bag)
  • Bedside rug
  • Towels and washcloths/beach towel
  • Kitchen towels
  • Shower curtain and hooks
  • Bath rug and shower mat
  • Hand Soap
  • Reusable water bottles
  • Brita water pitcher & filters, Ice trays
  • Eyeglass repair kit
  • Small, lightweight umbrella
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Plastic hangers
  • Cookware, plates, glasses, and cutlery
  • Laundry Bag
  • Reusable/cloth shopping bags

We highly recommend renting a car while taking classes in Antigua since grocery stores, restaurants, etc., are a driving distance from campus. UHSA does not provide shuttle service. Students are responsible for their transportation, including to and from the airport (taxis require cash payment, so students need to be prepared upon arrival).

You can purchase a temporary license from the Antigua and Barbuda Police Station located in the Dockyard in English Harbour at the cost of 50 XCD. You will need to present a valid passport along with a valid driver’s license from your home country. The temporary license is valid for three months only. You must get a new temporary license every three months or a permanent one.

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