The Doctor of Medicine Program is a 4-year program. It consists of Preclinical Sciences program, 2-years, and Clinical Sciences program, 2 – years
1. High School Diploma
2. High School Transcript
-USA: SAT score 1110 and above
-Caricom: 6 CSEC Subjects (2 Science, Mathematics, English) Grades I – III
-Commonwealth: 6 GSCE Subjects (2 Science, Mathematics, English) Grades 9 – 4 or equivalence
3. Personal Essay expressing your interest in studying Medicine
4. 2 Letters of Recommendation from professionals in the field of science who are aware of your interest in becoming a Physician
5. TOEFL score of 60 or r IELTS score of 6.0 (if applicable)
Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) – while MCAT is not compulsory, it may help the applicant gain admissions based on the score.
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – measures the ability of nonnative English speakers to understand and use English spoken, written, and heard in college and university settings. Students who may have completed high school or college/university program in English may not have to to take this exam. Please contact admission office if you have any questions into whether you may be required to take this exam. The minimum accepted score is 60.
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – similar to TOEFL, it tests students ability to communicate in English. The acceptable score is 6.0.
The Clinical Sciences program begins in the 3rd year of the doctor of medicine program. Students who successfully complete the preclinical program will matriculate into the clinical sciences program.
8 weeks – Medicine
4 weeks – Emergency Medicine
4 weeks – Surgery
4 weeks – Pediatrics
4 weeks – Family Medicine
2 weeks – Neurology
Transfer students are welcomed to apply. The admissions committee will review applications and assign placement accordingly. Transferring student should know:
Selective and Elective Clerkship Yr – 4:
The fourth-year comprises the final 10 months of the clinical clerkship period. The first 12 weeks are for required clinical clerkship where a minimum of 6 weeks must be completed in inpatient settings. The remaining period comprises of clinical elective clerkship courses and research.
Required Clinical Clerkship in the fourth year: 4 weeks
Students choose at least 1 of the following 3 clerkships.
Elective Clinical Clerkship in the fourth year:
Total Clerkship weeks: 32 weeks
Total Clerkship Credits: 32 credits
Require Credit hours per week: 40 minimum, but must not exceed 80 hours per week
Applications are received all year round but students are accepted 3 times per year, for January, May and September trimesters. Students can submit their applications After the admissions office receive a full application (application form and associated documents) the application would be processed by the academic committee within 10 business days.
While the academic committee will accept a copy of the transcript to conduct the student’s evaluation, an original transcript must be sent to the administration office before the student would be allowed to commence classes.