M.D. Programs

COVID-19 And Changes To The UHSA Medical School Curriculum

Given the globally confirmed cases of COVID-19, we are taking the necessary measures to ensure the safety of our students. As a result, the 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.

Our medical school programs provide students with a comprehensive course of study that prepares students for the future. Students complete the basic sciences on-campus in Antigua and the clinical sciences are taught at UHSA’s affiliated teaching hospitals located in the United States, United Kingdom, and Puerto Rico.

Several M.D. pathways are available to potential students wishing to pursue medicine. The goal of UHSA’s Medical School curriculum is to encourage students to become leaders in healthcare and outstanding practitioners, medical educators, investigators, pioneers in global health, or healthcare administrators.

Premedical Sciences Program

The Premedical Sciences Program is designed for high school graduates intending to obtain an MD Degree. Upon successful completion of 4 terms of premedical courses, students are eligible to begin the Traditional Medical Doctor (M.D.) program at UHSA.

The curriculum is consistent with UHSA’s integrated medical curriculum, which allows students to have a smooth transition into the basic sciences of the M.D. program. It presents fundamental scientific concepts from a medical perspective and incorporates USMLE Step 1 familiarization from day one.

Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) Program

The 4-year M.D program has three class entry dates; January, May, and September. The first four terms of the program are dedicated to completing the Basic Sciences at the serene UHSA campus on the beautiful island of Antigua. Upon completion of the Basic Sciences, students complete an Integrated Review of the Basic Sciences before spending the final four terms of the medical program completing the Clinical Sciences. The Traditional M.D. program is based on the curriculum standards of U.S. medical schools by fully integrating the basic sciences and clinical sciences throughout the entire M.D. program.

BSc leading to M.D. Program

UHSA has established a partnership with the University of Wolverhampton to offer a combined program that leads to an internationally accredited Medical Doctorate upon successful completion. This pathway presents an opportunity to study for a fantastic medical career whilst experiencing a new country located in the heart of the Caribbean. This program is only offered to full-time undergraduate Biomedical Sciences students at the University of Wolverhampton.

For additional information, please see below:

University of Wovlerhampton
Dr. Jan Martin – j.martin@wlv.ac.uk

Term I

Human Engineering I:

  • Clinical Anatomy and Imaging
  • Embryology
  • Cell Biology
  • Histology

The Practice of Medicine I

  • Clinical Observership (Primary Care)

The Physician and Society: Medical History and Professionalism

Term II

Human Engineering II:

  • Biochemistry
  • Physiology
  • Medical Genetics

The Practice of Medicine II

  • Clinical Observership (Primary Care)

Perspectives of the Mind: Behaviour and Health

Term III

Human Engineering III:

  • Neuroscience
  • Medical Microbiology and Immunology

The Practice of Medicine III

  • Clinical Observership (Primary Care)

Healthy Communities: Wellness and Prevention

Term IV

Disruption, Repair, and Care I:

  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology

The Practice of Medicine IV

  • Clinical Observership (Internal Medicine Wards)

The Physician as Scientist: Enquiry and Evidence-based Medicine

Term V

Disruption, Repair, and Care II:

  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology

The Practice of Medicine V

  • Clinical Observership (Internal Medicine Wards)

The Medical Ethos: Intersections of Medicine, Law, and Ethics


Basic Sciences Comprehensive Review

Clinical Sciences

Students fulfill the Clinical Sciences portion of the curriculum at UHSA’s leading affiliate teaching hospitals located in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the United Kingdom. Once advancing to the Clinical Sciences, students are first required to complete an integrated review of the basic sciences, followed by 2-years of core and elective rotations. Core rotations are designed to provide students with a foundation for understanding the core areas of medical practice. Once students reach the Clinical Sciences, scheduling for rotations is completed by the University’s clinical department. Required core rotations are as follows:

1. Internal Medicine 12 weeks
2. General Surgery 12 weeks
3. Obstetrics & Gynecology 6 weeks
4. Pediatrics 6 weeks
5. Psychiatry 6 weeks
6. Family Medicine 6 weeks

During Elective Rotations (30 weeks), students have the opportunity to enrich and diversify their medical education within areas of interest. Electives also allow for both broad sampling and in-depth involvement with areas that students may select to specialize in during their residency. Examples of electives might include:

  • Family Practice
  • Cardiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Otolaryngocology
  • Neurology
  • Radiology
  • Preventative Medicine/Infectious Disease
  • General Surgery

Term I

  • General Biology
  • Introduction to Chemistry
  • Introduction to Physics
  • English I
  • College Algebra
  • Island Health and Economics

Term II

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Calculus
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry laboratory
  • General Physics
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • English II

Term III

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Advanced Physics
  • Medical Ethics
  • English III- Conversational
  • Spanish I

Term IV

  • Biostatistics
  • Microbiology
  • Sociology
  • Biochemistry
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Spanish II
  • English IV-Critical Reading & Writing

Summer One

  • Patient, Doctor and Community
  • Gross Anatomy
  • Cell Biology /Histology

Summer Two

  • Patient, Doctor and Community II
  • Embryology
  • Human Physiology I
  • Biochemistry

Summer Three

  • Preceptorship
  • Human Physiology II
  • Medical Genetics
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Total credits

Summer Four

  • Disease & Management I
  • Neurosciences
  • Fundamentals of Immunology

Summer Five

  • Disease & Management II
  • Introduction to Research & Biostatistics
  • Introduction to Public Health
  • Clinical Skills II

Summer Six

  • Introduction to Clinical Medicine
  • Law & Medical Ethics
  • Human Values & Professionalism

UHSA is excited to announce partnerships with Walden University and Benedictine University to offer UHSA medical students the opportunity to pursue both an M.D. and Master’s Degree in fields of their choice. The Master’s degree segment of the combined program is delivered online and is available only to those already accepted to the UHSA Medical Doctor program. The MD segment of the program follows the guidelines of the UHSA Medical Doctor Program.

Both Benedictine and Walden are accredited institutions which offer programs that compliment the UHSA Medical Doctor program. Eligible UHSA students pursuing combined program may be eligible to apply for Title IV federal aid, which may be applied to the cost of their Master’s degree institution’s tuition as well as living expenses incurred while pursuing the online degree.

Walden University
Direct number: 443-627-7292
Email address: medstudents@waldenu.edu

Benedictine University
Nicole Rosa
Direct number: (866) 295-3104 x5427
Email address: NRosa@ben.edu

UHSA utilizes a network of affiliate teaching hospitals where students complete their core clinical rotations. We are continuously expanding our clinical affiliations in an effort to offer students more options. The Clinical Sciences Department at UHSA manages hospital placements for clinical students.

The below list is frequently updated and represents teaching hospitals where students can complete their core clinical requirements. Students who are completing elective clinical rotations have more options and should contact the Clinical Sciences department.

*Effective November 2017

Puerto Rico

  • Capestrano Hospital
  • Costa Salud Community Heath Center
  • Dr Pila – Metropolitan Hospital – Ponce
  • Episcopal San Lucas Hospital – Guayama
  • San Juan City Hospital
  • Santa Rosa Hospital
  • Hospital San Gerardo
  • Hospital Hima – San Pablo
  • Manati Medical Center
  • Menonita Hospital-Caguas
  • Metro Pavia Health System/Perea Hospital
  • Mayaguez Medical Center
  • Neo Med Center
  • San Juan Capestrano System (Psychiatry)
  • Cristo Redentor
  • San Lucas Hospital Guayama
  • El Buen Samaritano Hospital
  • San Carlos Borromeo Hospital
  • Hospital Menonita Caguas
  • Hospital Menonita Cayey
  • Hospital Menonita Aibonito
  • Hospital Pavía, Santurce
  • Hospital Pavía, Hato Rey
  • Hospital Perea, Mayagüez
  • Hospital Metropolitano, Guaynabo
  • Hospital Metropolitano Dr. Tito Mattei
  • Hospital Dr. Cayetano Coll y Toste
  • Hospital Metropolitano Dr. Susoni
  • Hospital San Francisco
  • Hospital Dr. Pila, Ponce
  • Hospital Psiquiátrico Metropolitano
  • Hospital Metropolitano de la Montaña
  • Hospital Metropolitano
  • Hospital El Maestro
  • San Jorge Children’s Hospital

United States

  • Centura Home Care and Hospice
  • Centura Senior Life Center
  • Jackson Park Hospital
  • Dallas Veterans Affairs
  • Department of Veterans Affairs-Dallas
  • THR Lakeview FM
  • Medical Center at Terrell
  • Hendrick Medical Center
  • Agencies
  • Americlerkships Medical Society
  • US Clinical Training Services
  • Affiliated Institute for Medical Education (A.I.M.E)

United Kingdom

  • Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation
  • Basildon & Thurrock University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Epsom NHS Trust
  • Whipps Cross Hospital NHS Trust
  • Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals
Limited Hospitals (electives only)
  • Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
  • Hillingdon Hospital NHS Trust
  • Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Charing Cross
  • Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Hammersmith
  • Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, St Mary’s
  • Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Western Eye
  • North West London Hospitals Trust, Central Middlesex
  • North West London Hospitals Trust, Northwick Park
  • Walsall Hospital


Limited hospitals (electives only)
  • Dalhousie University – Faculty of Medicine (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
  • McGill University – Facultie of Medicine (Montreal, Quebec)
  • McMaster University – Faculty of Health Sciences (Hamilton, Ontario)
  • Peterborough Regional Health Centre (Peterborough, Ontario)
Limited hospitals (electives only)
  • University of Manitoba – Faculty of Medicine (Winnipeg, Manitoba)
  • University of Ottawa – Faculty of Medicine (Ottawa, Ontario)
  • University of Toronto – Faculty of Medicine (Toronto, Ontario)
  • University of Western Ontario – Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry (London, Ontario)


  • Taipei Medical University
  • TMU Lihuili Hospital
  • Shuang Ho Hospital
  • Wangfan Medical Center
  • Taipei Medical University Hospital


  • Rajput Institute of Medical Sciences Islambad