Licensure: MUA students are eligible to practice medicine in Canada (Only Canadians), Puerto Rico, and all 50 U.S. states.
USMLE Pass Rate: In 2020 MUA students averaged a 98% first-time pass rate on the USMLE Step 1 exam.
Excellent Residency Placement: MUA graduates routinely achieve top residency placements in the U.S. and Canada.
Established hospital affiliates/relationships for core rotations in Semester 6-10 studies.
Students: MUA students consistently achieve superior results on the critical USMLE licensing exams, and a significant proportion of our graduates obtain leadership positions in their residency programs.
Learning Environment: Smaller class sizes, focused 7:1 student to faculty ratio, hands-on mentorship. This is in contrast to many other much larger institutions with big classes.
Comprehensive Curriculum: The Program includes 5 semesters of studying the Basic Sciences curriculum on the MUA campus and 5 semesters of clinical rotations back in the U.S. or Canada at U.S. or Canadian teaching hospitals.
Accreditation: Accredited by the Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM).
One of the few international medical schools with approvals in the key states of New York, California, and Florida.
Approved for U.S. federal loans: MUA is one of the select international medical schools to participate in U.S. Federal Student Loan programs.
Beautiful location that’s warm all year round, opportunities for snorkeling, swimming, and much more.
Student organizations for an enhanced student experience.
Housing-support both on and off-campus.
Student services and support.
Campus: Modern, state-of-the-art campus facilities include wireless technology available throughout the bright, air-conditioned classrooms, Gross Anatomy labs with cadavers, library, and student lounges.
Merit-based scholarships are available up to $90,000 for U.S. students and up to $110,000 for Canadian students, disbursed in a manner and over a timeframe determined by the Scholarship Committee. Amounts applied against tuition only.
Nevis Island has a low crime rate.
General biology or zoology
Inorganic chemistry (with lab)
Organic chemistry (with lab)
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.
For Canadians, MCAT is recommended but not required.
*English Proficiency - Since English is the language of instruction at the Medical University of the Americas, it is important that applicants be prepared academically to pursue the curriculum and also be able to communicate well. Applicants whose native language is not English are required to take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language).
Semesters 1-5 on campus (2 years)
Semesters 6-10 Clinicals (2 years)
Effective for matriculants on or after the May 2022 Semester:
MD Program Basic Sciences [semesters 1-5]: $15,739 per semester (excludes fees, tuition only)
MD Program Clinical Medicine [Semesters 6-10]: $21,306 (excludes fees, tuition only)