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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 and become practicing doctors. We are committed to your success and our primary goal is to help you excel in school and match into a residency. Read more in our faqs section.
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 the founder of UMHS, Dr. Robert Ross, created one of the first Caribbean medical schools. 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 96% student retention rate is 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 students come from non-traditional backgrounds or are candidates that are simply overlooked by other school’s dated modes of analysis.
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 that contributed so much to their success.
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. 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, learn more about our medical program by speaking with an UMHS admissions representative, current student, or alumni.
Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about becoming a medical doctor at UMHS.