UMHS developed the Extended Basic Science (EBS) Program to give students a better opportunity to excel academically by allowing participants to complete their Basic Science coursework in five semesters, rather than the standard four. Students accepted into the University may choose to enroll in this program up until a week after the first block exam in either semester one or semester two.
This is a very popular program because it gives students the necessary time to excel academically. Over 80 percent of our student body is currently enrolled in the EBS.
Dr. Nichole Cumby, Assistant Professor of Microbiology, teaching a student in the microbiology lab on the St. Kitts campus
The Extended Basic Science Program was designed to give students a better opportunity to excel academically, and ultimately succeed, in the rigorous medical school environment.
The admissions committee has determined that some of those admitted will be accepted directly into the EBS program. These decisions are based upon a variety of criteria that may include overall GPA, premed GPA, MCAT score, passage of time between completing the basic sciences and entering into medical school, too few advanced science courses completed at the undergraduate level, and even language issues for those who speak English as a Second Language, or some combination of these factors.
To help all students keep their education as affordable as possible, the University has prorated the tuition so that the overall cost of tuition for the five-semester EBS Program is the same as the four-semester Basic Science Program. However, students in the EBS Program will have one additional semester of living expenses as compared to those in the four-semester program.
|Gross and Developmental Anatomy||11 Credits|
|Medical Ethics||1 Credits|
|Molecular and Cell Biology||6 Credits|
|Physical Diagnosis||2 Credits|
|Biostatistics & Epidemiology||2 Credits|
|Pathology I||9 Credits|
|Behavioral Sciences||5 Credits|
|Pathology II||12 Credits|
|Pharmacology and Therapeutics||7 Credits|
|Introduction to Clinical Medicine I||6 Credits|