University of Medicine and Health Sciences
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About UMHS

The University of Medicine and Health Sciences is a boutique medical school committed to preparing doctors to practice medicine throughout the United States, Canada, and the world. 

Located in Basseterre, St. Kitts, UMHS was founded in 2007 by Dr. Robert Ross—the founder and former owner of one of the most prestigious medical schools in the Caribbean. Today, the university is owned and operated by President Warren Ross, J.D., a globally recognized leader in academic medicine. 

The hallmarks of a UMHS education are personalized attention, a rigorous curriculum, and unparalleled support from credentialed and caring faculty in small classes. Thanks to the institution's robust test preparation program and vast connections to top teaching hospitals, UMHS students excel on licensing exams and regularly obtain premier residency placements. 

Each year, UMHS accepts applicants for enrollment in January, May, and September. 

Dear prospective student

At UMHS, we are dedicated to your success. We have established a modern medical school for students who deserve and demand a quality education in a small school environment. We fully invest in every student, which means we'll provide you with the support, guidance, and resources necessary for you to graduate and attain the residency of your dreams.

Our 96% student retention rate proves that the majority of students who start with UMHS graduate with UMHS. This is the barometer by which we hold ourselves accountable to you. No other medical school in the Caribbean can boast such a figure—but then, we're also not like any other Caribbean medical school...

A reputation for excellence


The UMHS legacy

UMHS founder Dr. Robert Ross (1917-2011) had a lifetime of expertise in medical education. He brought a wealth of experience, knowledge, and resources to offer you the best education possible.

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Residency placements

Each year our graduates are offered residency positions at premier teaching hospitals throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada. This year over 130 graduates matched in their residency of choice.

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Affordable tuition

Better outcomes at half the price. We purposefully maintain affordable tuition which is substantially lower than our counterparts.

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To help promising medical students achieve their dreams of becoming a doctor

A proven legacy of medical excellence


first-time pass rate on USMLE Step 2 CK*

With an average score of 230*. Our Kaplan review program begins in the first semester.


student retention

The vast majority of our students graduate and apply for residencies.



Each student receives individualized support from credentialed professors.

*As of April 2023


Personalized education

Thanks to our small class sizes, you’ll have ample opportunities to work one-on-one with our credentialed faculty.

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State-of-the-art campus

Equipped with the latest technology,
our campus is one of the most modern in
the Caribbean.

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