Applications for students starting college or university starting in September 2021 are now open. Submit your application by Friday, November 13, 2020.
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.
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.
- MUA encourages students to complete courses in the arts, social sciences, philosophy, literature and the humanities
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.