Traditional M.D. Program

Each semester is 18-weeks, giving students a short break between their studies. New and transferring students may apply for January and August start dates while May is reserved for transfer students only. The first two years, semesters 1-4, are dedicated to completing the Basic Sciences at the serene UHSA campus on the beautiful island of Antigua. Upon completion of the Basic Sciences, students spend the fifth semester (16-weeks) completing the block review Integrated Review of the Basic Sciences. Following the fifth semester, students spend the final two years of the medical program completing the Clinical Sciences.

The UHSA M.D. program is based upon the curriculum standards of U.S. medical schools by fully integrating the basic and clinical sciences throughout the entire M.D. program. Students begin interacting with patients during the first semester through local clinics around the island, in addition to UHSA’s Free Clinic of English Harbour where students are supervised by both UHSA faculty as well as experienced practicing physicians and nurses from clinics and hospitals around the island.

Year One

First Semester
BLOCK I Fundamental Concepts I Clinical Skills I Human Values & Professionalism
BLOCK II Human Structure Clinical Skills I Human Values & Professionalism
Second Semester
BLOCK I Fundamental Concepts II Clinical Skills II Human Behavior & Cultural Competencies
BLOCK II Human Function Clinical Skills II Human Behavior & Cultural Competencies

Year Two

First Semester
BLOCK I Fundamental Concepts III Clinical Diagnosis I Introduction To Public Health Introduction To Research & Biostatistics
BLOCK II Developmental Diseases, Neoplasia & Immunopathology
BLOCK III Pulmonary Block
BLOCK IV Cardiovascular Block
Second Semester
BLOCK I Gastroenterology Block Clinical Diagnosis II Law and Medical Ethics
BLOCK II Nephrology / Urology Block
BLOCK III Endocrinology Block
BLOCK IV Neurology Block
BLOCK V Musculoskeletal Block
BLOCK VI Dermatology Block
BLOCK VII Hematology Block
BLOCK VIII Female Reproductive Block

All required documents, if originally in a foreign language, must be accompanied by a notarized English translation. All transcripts documenting post-secondary coursework completed in institutions outside the United States or Canada must also be evaluated by an approved international credential evaluation service. Letters of Recommendation must also be in English.

The following supporting documents are required when applying to UHSA School of Medicine:

  • Non-refundable application fee of $75 (USD)
  • Official Transcripts from all colleges/universities attended (This is typically a lengthy process, so plan accordingly).
    Foreign applications must be translated into English prior to being received by UHSA.
    Transcripts should be sent to:
    University of Health Sciences Antigua
    C/O Marketing and Recruitment Office
    900 W. Jackson Blvd.
    Suite 7 East
    Chicago, IL 60607
  • 2 (two) 2×2 Passport size Photos
  • Copy of Passport (if available)
  • Two (2) official Letters Of Recommendation (LOR) from individuals who can evaluate past academic and/or professional achievements
    These letters must be in English and appear on original letterhead stationery. LOR’s must be sent directly from the individual giving the recommendation. Letters sent from the applicant will not be accepted.
  • Personal Statement
    The personal statement is your opportunity to give additional information about yourself to the Medical School.
    You should state in no less than 400 words why you are interested in a medical career, when you first became aware of this interest and what your plans are for the future if you are accepted into the medical program.
    Please also explain your personal experience within the field. It is suggested that you include: participation in voluntary work, experience in research projects, community work, and any other important information you would like the Admissions Committee to know about you.
    Your application to the Medical School will not be evaluated without a Personal Statement.
  • Medical College Admission Test (MCAT):
    MCAT is required for all U.S. citizens and permanent residents applying for admission to the school of medicine.
    Canadian and International students are not required to submit MCAT scores.
    Although the MCAT is a part of the admissions criteria, UHSA takes more of a holistic approach to admission decisions by evaluating the academic credentials, experiences and personal attributes of all applicants.
    To learn more about the MCAT or to register for the exam, visit the AAMC website.

Entrance Requirements

A Bachelor’s degree or 90 undergraduate level credit hours are required for admission to UHSA School of Medicine. The minimum GPA requirement for consideration of admission to the School of Medicine is 3.0. Coursework must include the following prerequisites prior to enrolling at UHSA:

General Biology (with lab) 8 Credits
General or Inorganic Chemistry (with lab) 8 Credits
Organic Chemistry (with lab) 8 Credits
General Physics with lab 8 Credits
College level Mathematics 3 Credits
College level English 6 Credits

Applicants planning to practice in Puerto Rico are required to have the following prerequisites in addition to those mentioned above:

College level Spanish 6 Credits
College level English 12 Credits (total)
Behavioral and Social Sciences 12 Credits*

* These credits may be in: Sociology, Political Sciences, Economics, Anthropology, and Psychology. 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. We therefore recommend that students verify with the licensing board of the country where they intend to practice medicine.

Non-Discrimination Policy

UHSA does not discriminate on the basis of age, creed, gender identity, national origin, race, sex, or sexual orientation. The School ensures that its learning environment promotes the development of explicit and appropriate professional attributes in its students such as attitudes, behaviors, and identity. If you have additional questions or require assistance, contact an admissions representative directly by calling 866.719.0302 (toll-free) 787.753.0253 Monday-Friday.

Application Deadlines

Deadline Date Semester Start Date
April 18th May (Transfer Students)
July 17th August
November 30th January

Note: The above deadlines are enforced to improve your chances of receiving a seat for the desired start date. Candidates applying to the School of Medicine are considered as long as seats are available. However, applications are automatically considered for the following semester in the event that seats are no longer available.

Tuition Amount (USD)
Basic Sciences – 4 Semesters $9,867.00 per semester
Integrated Review of the Basic Sciences $9,000.00 (does not include housing)
Clinical Sciences – 4 Semesters $12,271.00 per semester
Fees Amount (USD)
Seat reservation (non-refundable)* $500.00
Late Arrival $500.00
Leave Of Absence (LOA) $500.00
Absence Without Leave (AWOL) $650.00
Testing fees per Shelf Subject Exams $125.00
Student services $150.00
Malpractice insurance (annual)** $1,000.00
Registration only $1,500.00
Nominal fee*** $2,700.00
Per credit fee $500.00
Test out fee $1,500.00
Late payment 7% of tuition balance
Readmission Fee $1,000.00
Transcripts $50.00
Notarization $50.00
Academic certifications $20.00
Transportation $450.00
Graduation**** $750.00

UHSA utilizes a network of affiliate teaching hospitals where students complete their core clinical rotations. We are continuously expanding our clinical affiliations in an effort to offer students more options. The Clinical Sciences Department at UHSA manages hospital placements for clinical students.

The below list is frequently updated and represents teaching hospitals where students can complete their core clinical requirements. Students who are completing elective clinical rotations have more options and should contact the Clinical Sciences department.

Puerto Rico

  • Capestrano Hospital
  • Costa Salud Community Heath Center
  • Dr Pila – Metropolitan Hospital – Ponce
  • Episcopal San Lucas Hospital – Guayama
  • San Juan City Hospital
  • Santa Rosa Hospital
  • Hospital San Gerardo
  • Hospital Hima – San Pablo
  • Manati Medical Center
  • Menonita Hospital-Caguas
  • Metro Pavia Health System/Perea Hospital
  • Mayaguez Medical Center
  • Neo Med Center
  • San Juan Capestrano System (Psychiatry)
  • Cristo Redentor
  • San Lucas Hospital Guayama
  • El Buen Samaritano Hospital
  • San Carlos Borromeo Hospital
  • Hospital Menonita Caguas
  • Hospital Menonita Cayey
  • Hospital Menonita Aibonito
  • Hospital Pavía, Santurce
  • Hospital Pavía, Hato Rey
  • Hospital Perea, Mayagüez
  • Hospital Metropolitano, Guaynabo
  • Hospital Metropolitano Dr. Tito Mattei
  • Hospital Dr. Cayetano Coll y Toste
  • Hospital Metropolitano Dr. Susoni
  • Hospital San Francisco
  • Hospital Dr. Pila, Ponce
  • Hospital Psiquiátrico Metropolitano
  • Hospital Metropolitano de la Montaña
  • Hospital Metropolitano
  • Hospital El Maestro
  • San Jorge Children’s Hospital

United States

Colorado

  • Centura Home Care and Hospice
  • Centura Senior Life Center

Illinois

  • Jackson Park Hospital

Texas

  • Dallas Veterans Affairs
  • Department of Veterans Affairs-Dallas
  • THR Lakeview FM
  • Medical Center at Terrell
  • Hendrick Medical Center
  • Agencies
  • Americlerkships Medical Society
  • US Clinical Training Services
  • Affiliated Institute for Medical Education (A.I.M.E)

United Kingdom

  • Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation
  • Basildon & Thurrock University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Epsom NHS Trust
  • Whipps Cross Hospital NHS Trust
  • Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals
Limited Hospitals (electives only)
  • Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
  • Hillingdon Hospital NHS Trust
  • Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Charing Cross
  • Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Hammersmith
  • Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, St Mary’s
  • Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Western Eye
  • North West London Hospitals Trust, Central Middlesex
  • North West London Hospitals Trust, Northwick Park
  • Walsall Hospital

Canada

Limited hospitals (electives only)
  • Dalhousie University – Faculty of Medicine (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
  • McGill University – Facultie of Medicine (Montreal, Quebec)
  • McMaster University – Faculty of Health Sciences (Hamilton, Ontario)
  • Peterborough Regional Health Centre (Peterborough, Ontario)
  • University of Manitoba – Faculty of Medicine (Winnipeg, Manitoba)
  • University of Ottawa – Faculty of Medicine (Ottawa, Ontario)
  • University of Toronto – Faculty of Medicine (Toronto, Ontario)
  • University of Western Ontario – Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry (London, Ontario)

China

  • Taipei Medical University
  • TMU Lihuili Hospital
  • Shuang Ho Hospital
  • Wangfan Medical Center
  • Taipei Medical University Hospital

Pakistan

  • Rajput Institute of Medical Sciences Islambad
+ Overview

Each semester is 18-weeks, giving students a short break between their studies. New and transferring students may apply for January and August start dates while May is reserved for transfer students only. The first two years, semesters 1-4, are dedicated to completing the Basic Sciences at the serene UHSA campus on the beautiful island of Antigua. Upon completion of the Basic Sciences, students spend the fifth semester (16-weeks) completing the block review Integrated Review of the Basic Sciences. Following the fifth semester, students spend the final two years of the medical program completing the Clinical Sciences.

The UHSA M.D. program is based upon the curriculum standards of U.S. medical schools by fully integrating the basic and clinical sciences throughout the entire M.D. program. Students begin interacting with patients during the first semester through local clinics around the island, in addition to UHSA’s Free Clinic of English Harbour where students are supervised by both UHSA faculty as well as experienced practicing physicians and nurses from clinics and hospitals around the island.

+ Curriculum

Year One

First Semester
BLOCK I Fundamental Concepts I Clinical Skills I Human Values & Professionalism
BLOCK II Human Structure Clinical Skills I Human Values & Professionalism
Second Semester
BLOCK I Fundamental Concepts II Clinical Skills II Human Behavior & Cultural Competencies
BLOCK II Human Function Clinical Skills II Human Behavior & Cultural Competencies

Year Two

First Semester
BLOCK I Fundamental Concepts III Clinical Diagnosis I Introduction To Public Health Introduction To Research & Biostatistics
BLOCK II Developmental Diseases, Neoplasia & Immunopathology
BLOCK III Pulmonary Block
BLOCK IV Cardiovascular Block
Second Semester
BLOCK I Gastroenterology Block Clinical Diagnosis II Law and Medical Ethics
BLOCK II Nephrology / Urology Block
BLOCK III Endocrinology Block
BLOCK IV Neurology Block
BLOCK V Musculoskeletal Block
BLOCK VI Dermatology Block
BLOCK VII Hematology Block
BLOCK VIII Female Reproductive Block
+ Admission Requirements

All required documents, if originally in a foreign language, must be accompanied by a notarized English translation. All transcripts documenting post-secondary coursework completed in institutions outside the United States or Canada must also be evaluated by an approved international credential evaluation service. Letters of Recommendation must also be in English.

The following supporting documents are required when applying to UHSA School of Medicine:

  • Non-refundable application fee of $75 (USD)
  • Official Transcripts from all colleges/universities attended (This is typically a lengthy process, so plan accordingly).
    Foreign applications must be translated into English prior to being received by UHSA.
    Transcripts should be sent to:
    University of Health Sciences Antigua
    C/O Marketing and Recruitment Office
    900 W. Jackson Blvd.
    Suite 7 East
    Chicago, IL 60607
  • 2 (two) 2×2 Passport size Photos
  • Copy of Passport (if available)
  • Two (2) official Letters Of Recommendation (LOR) from individuals who can evaluate past academic and/or professional achievements
    These letters must be in English and appear on original letterhead stationery. LOR’s must be sent directly from the individual giving the recommendation. Letters sent from the applicant will not be accepted.
  • Personal Statement
    The personal statement is your opportunity to give additional information about yourself to the Medical School.
    You should state in no less than 400 words why you are interested in a medical career, when you first became aware of this interest and what your plans are for the future if you are accepted into the medical program.
    Please also explain your personal experience within the field. It is suggested that you include: participation in voluntary work, experience in research projects, community work, and any other important information you would like the Admissions Committee to know about you.
    Your application to the Medical School will not be evaluated without a Personal Statement.
  • Medical College Admission Test (MCAT):
    MCAT is required for all U.S. citizens and permanent residents applying for admission to the school of medicine.
    Canadian and International students are not required to submit MCAT scores.
    Although the MCAT is a part of the admissions criteria, UHSA takes more of a holistic approach to admission decisions by evaluating the academic credentials, experiences and personal attributes of all applicants.
    To learn more about the MCAT or to register for the exam, visit the AAMC website.

Entrance Requirements

A Bachelor’s degree or 90 undergraduate level credit hours are required for admission to UHSA School of Medicine. The minimum GPA requirement for consideration of admission to the School of Medicine is 3.0. Coursework must include the following prerequisites prior to enrolling at UHSA:

General Biology (with lab) 8 Credits
General or Inorganic Chemistry (with lab) 8 Credits
Organic Chemistry (with lab) 8 Credits
General Physics with lab 8 Credits
College level Mathematics 3 Credits
College level English 6 Credits

Applicants planning to practice in Puerto Rico are required to have the following prerequisites in addition to those mentioned above:

College level Spanish 6 Credits
College level English 12 Credits (total)
Behavioral and Social Sciences 12 Credits*

* These credits may be in: Sociology, Political Sciences, Economics, Anthropology, and Psychology. 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. We therefore recommend that students verify with the licensing board of the country where they intend to practice medicine.

Non-Discrimination Policy

UHSA does not discriminate on the basis of age, creed, gender identity, national origin, race, sex, or sexual orientation. The School ensures that its learning environment promotes the development of explicit and appropriate professional attributes in its students such as attitudes, behaviors, and identity. If you have additional questions or require assistance, contact an admissions representative directly by calling 866.719.0302 (toll-free) 787.753.0253 Monday-Friday.

Application Deadlines

Deadline Date Semester Start Date
April 18th May (Transfer Students)
July 17th August
November 30th January

Note: The above deadlines are enforced to improve your chances of receiving a seat for the desired start date. Candidates applying to the School of Medicine are considered as long as seats are available. However, applications are automatically considered for the following semester in the event that seats are no longer available.

+ Tuition and Fees
Tuition Amount (USD)
Basic Sciences – 4 Semesters $9,867.00 per semester
Integrated Review of the Basic Sciences $9,000.00 (does not include housing)
Clinical Sciences – 4 Semesters $12,271.00 per semester
Fees Amount (USD)
Seat reservation (non-refundable)* $500.00
Late Arrival $500.00
Leave Of Absence (LOA) $500.00
Absence Without Leave (AWOL) $650.00
Testing fees per Shelf Subject Exams $125.00
Student services $150.00
Malpractice insurance (annual)** $1,000.00
Registration only $1,500.00
Nominal fee*** $2,700.00
Per credit fee $500.00
Test out fee $1,500.00
Late payment 7% of tuition balance
Readmission Fee $1,000.00
Transcripts $50.00
Notarization $50.00
Academic certifications $20.00
Transportation $450.00
Graduation**** $750.00
+ Hospital Affiliations

UHSA utilizes a network of affiliate teaching hospitals where students complete their core clinical rotations. We are continuously expanding our clinical affiliations in an effort to offer students more options. The Clinical Sciences Department at UHSA manages hospital placements for clinical students.

The below list is frequently updated and represents teaching hospitals where students can complete their core clinical requirements. Students who are completing elective clinical rotations have more options and should contact the Clinical Sciences department.

Puerto Rico

  • Capestrano Hospital
  • Costa Salud Community Heath Center
  • Dr Pila – Metropolitan Hospital – Ponce
  • Episcopal San Lucas Hospital – Guayama
  • San Juan City Hospital
  • Santa Rosa Hospital
  • Hospital San Gerardo
  • Hospital Hima – San Pablo
  • Manati Medical Center
  • Menonita Hospital-Caguas
  • Metro Pavia Health System/Perea Hospital
  • Mayaguez Medical Center
  • Neo Med Center
  • San Juan Capestrano System (Psychiatry)
  • Cristo Redentor
  • San Lucas Hospital Guayama
  • El Buen Samaritano Hospital
  • San Carlos Borromeo Hospital
  • Hospital Menonita Caguas
  • Hospital Menonita Cayey
  • Hospital Menonita Aibonito
  • Hospital Pavía, Santurce
  • Hospital Pavía, Hato Rey
  • Hospital Perea, Mayagüez
  • Hospital Metropolitano, Guaynabo
  • Hospital Metropolitano Dr. Tito Mattei
  • Hospital Dr. Cayetano Coll y Toste
  • Hospital Metropolitano Dr. Susoni
  • Hospital San Francisco
  • Hospital Dr. Pila, Ponce
  • Hospital Psiquiátrico Metropolitano
  • Hospital Metropolitano de la Montaña
  • Hospital Metropolitano
  • Hospital El Maestro
  • San Jorge Children’s Hospital

United States

Colorado

  • Centura Home Care and Hospice
  • Centura Senior Life Center

Illinois

  • Jackson Park Hospital

Texas

  • Dallas Veterans Affairs
  • Department of Veterans Affairs-Dallas
  • THR Lakeview FM
  • Medical Center at Terrell
  • Hendrick Medical Center
  • Agencies
  • Americlerkships Medical Society
  • US Clinical Training Services
  • Affiliated Institute for Medical Education (A.I.M.E)

United Kingdom

  • Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation
  • Basildon & Thurrock University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Epsom NHS Trust
  • Whipps Cross Hospital NHS Trust
  • Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals
Limited Hospitals (electives only)
  • Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
  • Hillingdon Hospital NHS Trust
  • Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Charing Cross
  • Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Hammersmith
  • Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, St Mary’s
  • Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Western Eye
  • North West London Hospitals Trust, Central Middlesex
  • North West London Hospitals Trust, Northwick Park
  • Walsall Hospital

Canada

Limited hospitals (electives only)
  • Dalhousie University – Faculty of Medicine (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
  • McGill University – Facultie of Medicine (Montreal, Quebec)
  • McMaster University – Faculty of Health Sciences (Hamilton, Ontario)
  • Peterborough Regional Health Centre (Peterborough, Ontario)
  • University of Manitoba – Faculty of Medicine (Winnipeg, Manitoba)
  • University of Ottawa – Faculty of Medicine (Ottawa, Ontario)
  • University of Toronto – Faculty of Medicine (Toronto, Ontario)
  • University of Western Ontario – Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry (London, Ontario)

China

  • Taipei Medical University
  • TMU Lihuili Hospital
  • Shuang Ho Hospital
  • Wangfan Medical Center
  • Taipei Medical University Hospital

Pakistan

  • Rajput Institute of Medical Sciences Islambad