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Student life:
Beyond your comfort zone.

On our active St. Kitts campus, you'll be empowered to push yourself both academically and personally.

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St. Kitts


Life at UMHS

As a UMHS student, you can enjoy all life has to offer while living and learning on one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean. 

Though our diverse and collegial student body is bound primarily by a shared desire to practice medicine, you’ll find ample opportunities to make lasting connections outside the classroom. Participate in one of our dynamic student organizations, attend an extracurricular event, or partake in some of the endless sports and recreation opportunities available on and around campus. 


Study to become a doctor while surrounded by a vibrant student community that feels like a family.



Service Opportunities

Our newly established Global Health Institute provides opportunities for clinical and public health experiences in underserved locations around the world.

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Clubs and Organizations

UMHS is home to many dynamic student clubs and organizations devoted to professional and recreational enrichment.

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Sports and Recreation

From snorkeling and hiking to exploring countless historical sites, you’ll never have a hard time finding something to do in St. Kitts.

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"My experiences on the island, as well as the different states I had the opportunity to do my clerkships in, allowed me to view healthcare from different perspectives."

Jerome Couture, MD

Class of 2019, Internal Medicine Resident
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

"There are many aspects of my experience in St.Kitts that I will forever hold dear to my heart.”

Lisa Simpson, MD

Class of 2018, Family Medicine Resident
East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina

With its vibrant colors and bustling pathways, the UMHS campus embodies the positive and encouraging energy of the
students, faculty, and staff. Everyone here is fully dedicated
to the pursuit of medical excellence.

Take a look at what it's like to live, learn, and become a doctor
on our St. Kitts campus!

Student Housing

You'll have your choice of comfortable accommodations when you make St. Kitts your home away from home.

All UMHS students live off-campus in St. Kitts, but there are a variety of comfortable and affordable apartments conveniently located just minutes away from our front gates. Some are within walking distance, while others can be accessed by shuttle buses. All apartments are fully furnished, so students need only bring personal items, clothing, and linens. 

To help students secure the right accommodations, UMHS maintains a Housing Department on the St. Kitts campus, along with an online housing database featuring available rental units.

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Life in St. Kitts

Learn more about the attractions and activities available on our breathtaking island home.

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