As the Dean of Basic Sciences at UMHS, I am delighted to welcome prospective students applying for our esteemed medical university. At UMHS, we pride ourselves on providing students with a personalized and supportive learning environment with small class sizes that allow for individualized care and support.
According to Dr. Mungli, “we believe that a smaller student population fosters a sense of community and allows for more individualized attention.”
Our faculty members are some of the finest in the field, with a genuine passion for teaching. They are fully dedicated to your success. We prioritize the well-being and success of our students by offering various resources including faculty advisement and counseling, peer mentors, and dedicated learning specialists and counselors. We also provide regular assessments in the form of quizzes and block exams with USMLE-style questions to prepare you for the USMLE Step 1 exam.
In addition to our excellent faculty, we offer state-of-the-art facilities and resources to support your academic journey. Our library and learning resource center is comparable to a US medical school library and contains the latest books, periodicals, and journals, as well as hundreds of online resources and databases to aid in your preparation for USMLE Step 1. We also have an outstanding Gross Anatomy Lab where we emphasize traditional dissection by maintaining a 6-1 cadaver ratio. We also have developed a virtual hospital that is equipped with the latest simulation models such as I Stan and Harvey. This is where students fine-tune their clinical skills so that they can seamlessly transition into our US Clinical Program.
At UMHS, we believe that a smaller student population fosters a sense of community and allows for more individualized attention. With approximately 500 students on the St. Kitts campus, we have found that this size provides the optimum environment for launching your career in medicine. Our small class sizes ensure that you have ample opportunities for one-on-one interactions with faculty, staff, and administration, while also benefiting from access to sophisticated learning resources that are on par with or exceed those found at U.S. schools.
We also recognize the importance of extracurricular activities and student services in a well-rounded medical education. UMHS offers a range of extracurricular activities, including clubs, organizations, and volunteer opportunities, to enrich your experience and help you develop leadership skills. We also provide comprehensive student services, including health services, to ensure your well-being during your time at UMHS.
I have been with UMHS since its initial years and have closely witnessed its growth and continued success. I am proud to be part of such a vibrant university community, and I sincerely invite you to join us at UMHS to start your medical career in a supportive and nurturing environment. I am confident that you will find our institution to be a wonderful place to start your medical career, where you will receive personalized education, individual attention, and unparalleled support from our dedicated faculty and staff. We look forward to welcoming you to our UMHS family and supporting you in your journey to becoming a successful physician.
Prakash Mungli, MBBS, MD
Dean of Basic Sciences
UMHS, St. Kitts campus