Medical University of the Americas

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MUA is committed to nurturing the best clinical talent. To help us achieve our goal, MUA has excellent campus facilities including a wide array of labs and classrooms, a fully equipped library as well as a gross anatomy lab that includes cadavers. We are also committed to keeping our classes small and our fees low to ensure that medical education is accessible to anyone who wants to pursue it. As a result of our learning model, our students perform well on the USMLE Step 1 exam, with an average 95% first time passing rate between 2015-2019.

Our campus is situated in the Caribbean on Nevis island. The island is accessible from numerous cities in North America and further afield. Not only is it a wonderful location in terms of its weather and opportunities for diving, Nevis also has a quiet and peaceful atmosphere making it the perfect place to study medicine.

When you choose MUA, you will be studying at an institution accredited by the Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM) which accredits medical programs in the country of Nevis. The ACCM uses standards that are comparable to those used by the Liaison Committee of Medical Education (LCME) which is the accrediting body for medical schools in the US. Therefore, our students receive the same quality education as they would at American medical colleges.

Doctor of Medicine

Our Basic Sciences Program

From semester 1 to 5, you will study on Nevis. Throughout your time on Nevis, you will develop the core skills and competencies needed to excel in your clerkships, preparing you for success after your studies, to secure a residency. Your first semester will be dedicated to improving your knowledge of gross human anatomy and developing your bedside manner. As the semesters progress, you will develop a more detailed knowledge of each bodily system and how it is affected by disease using modern equipment and the most current research. Additionally, in your third year, you will be required to take core clinical rotations during your third year in internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics, psychiatry as well as obstetrics and gynecology.

In semester 6 to 10 you return to the US or Canada for clinical rotations. During your clerkship, before successfully securing your residency, you will apply everything you have learned in semester 1 to 5 in a practical setting, preparing you for your future as a medical professional.


  • $16,825 per semester (semesters 1-5) (excludes fees, tuition only)

Class Start Dates

  • January, May, September

Join a university committed to developing the best clinical talent.

Pre-course Requisites

  • General biology or zoology
  • Inorganic chemistry (with lab)
  • Organic chemistry (with lab)
  • English

- MUA encourages students to complete courses in the arts, social sciences, philosophy, literature and the humanities

  • *Taking the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is required for all applicants who are U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents.
  • *English Proficiency - Since English is the language of instruction at Medical University of the Americas, it is important that applicants be prepared academically to pursue the curriculum and also be able to communicate well.

Gateway Medical Program

The Gateway Program is specifically designed to boost a student's pre-med course work. This program helps to ensure a smooth transition into the Doctor of Medicine Program at MUA. Students are provided with exposure to the critical elements of the basic sciences, assimilation to medical school life, and an introduction to the study skills and habits necessary to succeed in medical school.


  • $8,750

Class Start Dates

  • January, May, September

Medical University of the Americas is located in:

  • Nevis, Caribbean

Medical University of the Americas, an accredited medical university in the Caribbean.

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