Below you will find an overview of the key objectives for all of the University’s core classes (ARP and elective courses are not listed below).
Dr. Anoop Kumar Jalan, professor of pathology, teaching a class in the auditorium on the St. Kitts campus
The clinical years of the UMHS curriculum aim to prepare students who have mastered the Basic Sciences into students who can deal with patients and their problems in a hospital or outpatient milieu. The Maine Fifth Semester program begins this process. Numerous new clinical skills and considerable medical knowledge must be added to that which the student has previously acquired during semesters One through Four. Beginning in the Fifth semester and thru years Three and Four the six core competencies will be stressed as students acquire both diagnostic and therapeutic skills. The Core Competencies are:
Medical knowledge is of two types – factual and conceptual. The vast amount of knowledge required and the ever accelerating rate of discovery reinforces the notion that the practicing physician must forever be a student of medicine and a life-long learner. This provides a framework on which to arrange rapidly changing and increasingly detailed medical information.
UMHS is committed to a competency based curriculum. Students will be graded and receive pertinent feedback.