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    Excellence. Integrity.
    A legacy you can trust.

    World class medical education at one of the top Caribbean Medical Schools - UMHS St. Kitts

    • Low Attrition Rate – Unprecedented 96% Student Retention
    • 93% USMLE Step 1 Pass Rate and 96% USMLE Step 2 CS Pass Rate
    • Small Class And Lab Sizes 
    • World-Class Medical Teaching Facilities
    • Outstanding And Highly Credentialed Faculty That Care About Your Education
    • Exceptional Residency Placement
    • 20+ Hospitals Eagerly Accepting Our Students For Core Rotations
    • Affordable Tuition
    • Family Owned- With A Proven Track Record Of Success
    • As Stated By Our President, “We are morally obligated to your success”
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    Why do students choose University of Medicine and Health Sciences in St. Kitts 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 very misleading.

      One statistic many medical schools try to cover up is attrition rates- the relative percentage of students that do not complete medical school versus the amount of students that began the program.  Other Caribbean medical schools may promote the astoundingly large number of students that graduate their program. However, the other medical schools try to hide the amount of students that are lost along the way, up to a shocking forty percent attrition rate. At UMHS instead of focusing on attrition rates, we prefer to use the term retention rate- the percentage of students that complete medical school. An astounding NINETY-SIX percent of the students that enter our MD program graduate from our school and become practicing physicians. We are totally committed to your success and our primary goal is to help you complete school and become a physician. Our faculty, staff, and administration will do everything possible to ensure all of our students pass board examinations, complete school to become an MD physician, and secure an accredited residency.

    2. Highly Trained Admissions Staff: Our school admissions staff is uniquely trained to recognize the potential in all applicants.

      Admissions is one of the most important and seldom discussed aspects of medical school. In 1978 the owners of UMHS, the Ross family, founded one of the first Caribbean medical schools. With traditions and beliefs that have been handed down, we have had more than 40 years of experience to develop a system that recognizes candidates that have the best potential to succeed in medical school and have a rewarding career as an MD. Unlike other schools, our hands-on admissions process does not eliminate premed applicants solely based upon GPA or a MCAT score. Some of our best students come from non-traditional backgrounds and/or are candidates that are simply overlooked by other school’s computerized analysis system. With our ninety-six percent retention rate we are confident in our admissions process and that the medical students we admit to our school will have a great career as an MD.

    3. Instructors That Care About Your Success: At other medical schools, instructors may be employed solely based upon their resume and lecture to classes full of hundreds of students. However, at UMHS

      our mission is to have a more personalized approach to best educate our medical students. Our faculty share a love of teaching and are fully committed to each student’s success in school and career as an MD. Unlike large class sizes at other medical schools, we have an exceptionally low student-teacher ratio of 8:1 and in all labs we have an even lower 6:1 ratio. This allows for a unique individualized education experience in an academic environment where students can flourish.

    4. Commitment to Quality: At UMHS 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, we utilize the latest in advanced technological instruction and personalized education. Our aim is to produce genuinely passionate physicians who are highly prepared for practice in a changing medical landscape. If you are looking for one of the best Caribbean medical schools please consider having a chat with the admissions department and find out more about our amazing medical program.

    Take the first step to becoming an MD at UMHS St. Kitts

    Some kind words from our Medical schools 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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    Frequently asked questions about the Doctor Of Medicine program at UMHS Medical school in the Caribbean?

    We get LOTS of questions about becoming a Medical Doctor at the University of Medicine and Health Sciences. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions.

    Is UMHS Accredited Caribbean Medical Schools?

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    Find out more about Our Doctor of Medicine Program at UMHS St. Kitts

    University of Medicine and Health Sciences – Saint Kitts Campus

    KN, Camps, St. Kitts & Nevis
    76WX+25 Trinity, St. Kitts & Nevis

    Call: 866-444-9754

    admissions@umhs-sk.net