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    Excellence. Integrity.
    A legacy you can trust.

    World class Medical education at one of the top Caribbean medical schools

    • Low attrition rate – unprecedented 96% student retention
    • 96% first-time USMLE Step 2 CK pass rate with average score of 231* 
    • Affordable tuition and fees - Our students save up to $169,454 over other U.S. and Caribbean medical schools
    • Small class and lab sizes 
    • World-class medical teaching facilities
    • Outstanding and highly credentialed Faculty that care about your education and each student becoming a physician
    • Exceptional Residency placement
    • 20+ hospital affiliations in US and Canada
    • Founder legacy of more than 40 years of success in Medical education

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    Why do students choose the University of Medicine and Health Sciences over other Caribbean medical schools?

    1. Industry leading retention rates: Many medical schools boast impressive statistics to attract potential applicants to their school, however, these statistics may be misleading.

      One statistic some medical schools try to overshadow is their attrition rates- the percentage of students that start but don't complete medical school.  While some Caribbean medical schools may promote their enormous graduating classes, they hide the fact that a large portion of their student body fails to complete medical school, with attrition rates averaging as high as 40%!  This should be a red flag and added to a list of things to consider when looking at other Colleges. At UMHS, 96% of the students that enter our MD program graduate from our school. We are committed to your success and our primary goal is to help you excel in school, match into a residency program and have outstanding careers. Read more in the schools faqs section of this article.

    2. Highly trained admission staff: Our school admissions staff are trained to recognize the unique potential in applicants.

      Admissions is one of the most important and seldom discussed aspects of medical school. In 1978 our founder, Dr. Robert Ross, created one of the first Caribbean medical schools with an outstanding reputation. Based on more than 40 years of experience in medical education, we now know that GPA and MCAT are not pure predictors of success in medical school - our schools 96% student retention rate remains as a testament to this fact. As such, we take a very holistic approach to admissions, looking at a broad range of many different indicators of a student's potential to handle the rigors of medical school.

      Some of our best Applicants and students come from non-traditional backgrounds or are candidates that are simply overlooked by other school’s dated modes of analysis. 

    3. Instructors that care about your success: We offer a truly personalized approach to medical education. Our faculty share a love of teaching and are fully committed to each student’s success in school and in their career as an MD.

      We have an exceptionally low student-to-faculty ratio of 8:1 Teachers have ample opportunity to get to know their students and vice-versa. Upon leaving St. Kitts, many students remark that it was this easy availability of their doting faculty and the wealth of information they always had time to share, that contributed so much to their success. Opportunities are also available for research.

    4. Commitment to quality: We are committed to educating uniquely skilled and diverse medical professionals eager to meet the need for MD physicians

      in various settings throughout the United States and the world. With a focus on quality patient care in clinical medicine, we utilize the latest in advanced technological instruction and personalized education and training. Our aim is to produce genuinely passionate doctors who are highly prepared for practice in a changing medical landscape. If you are looking for one of the best Caribbean medical schools, learn more about becoming a Doctor through our medical program by speaking with an admissions representative, current student, or alumni.

    Medical Universities Tuition and Fees Cost Comparison - How Can UMHS be So Much Less Expensive?

     

    UMHS continues to be the leader in providing high quality education at an affordable price. When asked how can the University of Medicine and Health Sciences be so much less expensive than other Caribbean Medical schools (as well as U.S. Medical schools), we have a simple answer - we choose to be less expensive.

     

    As the only family/privately owned Medical School in the Caribbean, we do not answer to stockholders or large corporate investors like many of the offshore medical schools. We believe it is our moral obligation to leave graduates with as little debt as possible, while generating enough revenue to maintain the financial health of the institution for future growth and to withstand any type of operational setbacks. The revenue generated from our current tuition and fees more than exceeds our operating expenses, allowing us to invest further in the campus, in educational technology, and to grow the University at a healthy pace.

     

    We can't answer for other Medical schools in the Caribbean, but it seems obvious that these school programs could meet their operating expenses and still collect a healthy profit with tuition and fees at a much lower rate than what they are charging now.

     

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    Frequently asked questions about the Doctor of Medicine program at UMHS Medical school in the Caribbean

    Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about becoming a doctor at the University of Medicine and Health Sciences.

    Is UMHS one of the accredited Caribbean medical schools that allows licensing in the US and Canada?

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    What is the MCAT requirement policy for admission into the Medical school?

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    What medical residencies do UMHS students match into?

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    Is a premed degree required for acceptance into UMHS?

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    What is it like living on St. Kitts?

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    Medical school reviews – Some kind words from our online Med school friends

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    Aaron Rapp

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    I had the pleasure of attending UMHS as a student. Upon arriving to campus it was immediately apparent that the school prides itself on investing in its campus and its students. I was most impressed with their state of the art anatomy lab….

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    Ollie Lutrell

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    I found UMHS medical school when I was looking for an M.D. program that would evaluate student applicants by not filtering them out completely based upon a computer program. I had read online that UMHS is one of the top Caribbean medical schools …….

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    Micheline Mceuen

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    The University Of Medicine And Health Sciences has been a huge blessing to my family. Two of my family members have gotten their MD degree there and are now practicing physicians in the United States. UMHS gave them the chance when others would not….

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    Nikolina Madjer

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    I finished the basic sciences program in St.Kitts and now I’m in Portland, ME getting ready for STEP 1. I can honestly say that I am so glad that I chose to go to UMHS! It has given me all the tools and resources I needed to become a successful student and one day, a successful physician……..

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    Saakshi Joshi

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    UMHS truly offers a personalized medical education from the start. The administrative staff are extremely helpful. I had one of their phone numbers from the day that I got on to the island and was able to text her whenever I needed anything (which I still do)…..

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    Carlos Villanueva Soto

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    Since day 1 UMHS has taught me that medicine is intense but at the same time I have been given all the resources (excellent professors, class material, orientation) to succeed in medical school. I currently feel that I'm on my way to achieve my short (USMLE Step 1) and ....

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    Jared Sharza

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    Coming in as a non-trad student, I was eager to go to school and experience the "power of place." I was constantly surrounded by the Caribbean beauty of St. Kitts & was able to enjoy exploring and adventuring the majority of the island. Most of that was due to….

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    Zach Vanderveer

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    I am currently finishing my third semester on the beautiful island of St.Kitts and will be entering my final island semester in September 2019. My search to attend a medical school was extensive. I applied to nearly every medical school in the States and was fortunate to …..

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