Medical University of the Americas

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Phone: (978) 862-9500
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Program Information


  • Doctor of Medicine (MD)
  • 4 years in length
    • First half of the program consists of basic science classes on the island of Nevis, while the next 2 years (72 weeks) consist of clinical medicine done at hospitals in the US and Canada

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Admission statistics

  • Class size in 2017: 89-90
  • International students are/are not eligible to apply

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Admissions Requirements

Course and Degree Requirements

  • Degree: Minimum 3 years of undergraduate study in Canada (90 semester hours)
    • Students may alternatively enter the Pre-Med program after 2 years of study (60 semester hours)
  • Required Courses
    • General Biology or Zoology (6 credits)
    • Inorganic Chemistry with lab (6 credits)
    • Organic Chemistry with lab (6 credits)
  • Recommended Courses
    • Mathematics (6 credits)
    • Physics (6 credits)
    • English (6 credits)
    • The University also encourages students to take courses in Arts, Social Sciences, Philosophy, Literature and Humanities
  • Important: Students with the following courses are given preference during admissions:
    • Cell Biology
    • Anatomy
    • Physiology
    • Genetics
    • Biochemistry
    • Molecular Biology
    • Physics
    • Mathematics
    • Statistics
    • Psychology/Interpersonal Skills
    • Communication

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  • Minimum: 3.0 or grade "B"

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  • Minimum scores: The University does not have a cut-off, but the MCAT is required for North American students. For other applicants, it is recommended.

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Supporting Documents

  • Application form
  • $ 75 Application fee
  • Personal statement
  • Official transcripts of previous institutions attended
  • MCAT scores
  • Two letters of recommendation in which one should be written by someone who can adequately assess the candidates academic strengths and abilities, and the other one from a professor.
    • A pre-medical advisor’s committee report may also be given instead of the letters.
  • TOEFL scores
  • Two photos, passport size in colour

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  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) must be completed by those whose mother tongue is not English.

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  • Selected applicants receive a notification about the interview date withing 2 weeks of their completed application.
  • Interviews occur on campus or by phone.

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Timeline 2016-2017

  • There are no deadlines for application submission as acceptances are based on a rolling admission basis.

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Tuition 2016-2017

  • Tuition:
    • Semesters 1-5 (Basic Sciences): $13,200.00/semester
    • Semesters 6-10 (Clinical): $15,850.00/semester
    • Pre-medical program (if applicable): $8,000.00/semester

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