University of Health Sciences Antigua
St Johns, Antigua and Barbuda
University description (as per official university website)
The process of choosing a medical school is one of the most important decisions that you will make in your life.Since 1982 the University of Health Sciences Antigua has been providing outstanding medical education to students from all over the world.
Our mission is to effectively prepare dedicated students like you to become future medical doctors. Our curriculum has been designed taking into consideration the needs of knowledge of today’s physicians. Due to the solid foundation of the courses taught, our students are very successful during the clinical portion of the UHSA medical program. This is an important factor in successfully passing the required licensing examinations.
At the University of Health Sciences Antigua we are actively seeking men and women who are committed to the goal of making a positive contribution in health care. Do you want to be part of this journey to reach this goal? We invite you to continue your quest and explore all that UHSA has to offer.
Welcome home to UHSA! We value that you have chosen us to help take your education to higher heights. Once you enroll at UHSA we are committed to your future and with your drive and dedication, great things will be achieved. We look forward to seeing you become the M.D of tomorrow.
- Office of Admissions
The following documents are required for applying to UHSA School of Medicine:
• A completed application ($100 non-refundable application fee)
• Official Transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
• 2 (two) 2x2 Passport size Photos
• Copy of Resume (When applying for Program B)
• Copy of Passport (if available)
• Three (3) Letters of Reference from individuals who can evaluate the applicant’s past academic and/or personal achievements
To be eligible for admission, applicants must earn at least 90 collegiate credit hours from accredited institutions. The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is not required.
The School of Medicine has no preference as to the major fields of undergraduate study; students should determine their fields of major study according to their personal interest. Most students have earned a BA or BS degree prior to enrolling in the School of Medicine. However, students who have not completed the baccalaureate degree but have demonstrated academic capability may apply.
Students must complete the following course credits prior to enrolling in UHSA:
General Biology or Zoology (with lab) 8 Credits
General Chemistry or Inorganic Chemistry (with lab) 8 Credits
Organic Chemistry (with lab) 8 Credits
Physics 3 Credits
Mathematics 3 Credits
If the student has not completed one or more of these prerequisite courses, it may be possible to acquire some of these credits concurrently while enrolled within the basic sciences program at UHSA. This will be decided on a case-per-case basis. In the event that this is feasible, the student will incur additional fees for these undergraduate courses and it may prolong the length of time that it takes to complete the curriculum.
Note: If you are contemplating licensure in a country outside of the US, Canada or UK, there may be additional undergraduate requirements beyond or different from those stated above. For example, besides biology and chemistry requirements, licensure in Puerto Rico requires:
General Physics 8 Credits
English 12 Credits
Spanish 6 Credits
Behavioral & Social Sciences
Electives 28 Credits
We therefore recommend that students verify with the licensing board of the country where they intend to practice medicine.
Note: The Admissions Committee may require that the applicant be scheduled for an interview when credentials and other requirements have been completed.