The Accelerated Review Program is a one-semester preparatory program designed for select students who have the drive to become successful physicians, but who need additional academic and study skills support to ensure their success in UMHS' rigorous medical education program.
Students may opt to apply directly to the ARP program or may be considered for this program by the admissions department. ARP students may choose to attend classes online from the convenience of their homes and participate in class virtually alongside their on-campus classmates. For an in-person experience, we also offer the program at our state-of-the-art campus in St. Kitts, where you’ll have full access to our anatomy lab, library, and learning resource center.
Students who successfully complete the ARP Program are granted admission to the Basic Science or Extended Basic Science program.
Qualify for an ARP scholarship: Students who have successfully completed ARP can also qualify for a total award of $9,000 for the Basic Science Scholarship. This will be a merit-based scholarship reliant on the student’s academic performance in ARP. To qualify, the student must have achieved a grade of a B or greater in ARP. Students who have maintained a B or greater will automatically qualify for the scholarship.
Administration building, Basic Science campus, St. Kitts
The cost of attendance (COA) for this one-semester program is outlined below (click to view) the details. The COA includes all direct charges that you will be billed for by the university, as well as all indirect expenses. This budget is calculated based on the average student, in a capacity to support a modest student lifestyle while enrolled in the program. It is important that you are aware of all anticipated costs for this program, so you can make sufficient financial plans.
|Room & board||$7,875|
|Books & supplies||$300|
|Student Government Association fees*||$30|
|Air evacuation insurance*||$105|
|* Fees not required for online program|
Tuition: Actual amount billed by the school
Room & board:
Books & supplies: to cover cost of any books and school supplied need for the term
Personal incidentals: $50.00 per week allowance for any miscellaneous personal expenses
Health and evacuation insurance: All students are required to have medical and emergency evacuation insurance. If you do not have coverage you will be given the option to purchase insurance through UMHS. If you already have health insurance be sure to contact your provider to ensure coverage will remain effective while you are attending school outside of the U.S.
Once you enroll in the program, you will receive a bill from the university Bursar. For information regarding payment options, please contact the Bursar’s office.
In general, you can choose to cover the cost of your ARP semester with:
The Sallie Mae Smart Option loan is a private educational loan. This means that it is not subsidized by the federal government, nor is an approval guaranteed. The lender’s decision to approve a loan request will be based on the student’s (and any cosigner’s) creditworthiness as displayed by the data in their credit report. This may also include a review of the applicant’s debt-to-income ratio.
Features of the Smart Option Loan Program:
There is no cosigner requirement; however, applying with a creditworthy cosigner may help you qualify and/or receive a lower interest rate.
Please wait until you receive your financial aid package email with all specific instructions for your term of interest before you apply for any loan.