stKitts01Welcome to University of Medicine & Health Sciences A state-of-the-art Caribbean medical school catering to the individual needs of its students. UMHS strives for excellence, with a focus on small class sizes, high student retention and tremendous outcomes that help students reach their dreams. 29930_1.JPG


The University of Medicine and Health Sciences (UMHS) campus has a vibrant atmosphere, evoking a collegial environment. The students, faculty, and staff members are all dedicated to medical education. An exotic paradise, St. Kitts is distinguished by breathtaking natural beauty. Boasting crystalline waters, sandy soft beaches, untouched ecosystems, tropical rainforests, and a spectacular dormant volcano. St. Kitts offers something for everyone. stKitts03The St. Kitts Campus
Students complete their Basic Science Program at the UMHS campus on the Caribbean Island of St. Kitts. During the first four semesters on St. Kitts, students find themselves in a model learning environment that sets the standard for modern medical education. Technology-Based Campus
UMHS operates one of the newest and most technologically advanced campuses. The campus boasts technological advances on the cutting-edge of healthcare instruction. The wireless and networked campus is a key component to ensure that students are well prepared to complete the educational program. Utilization and understanding of educational software and auto-tutorial learning is emphasized throughout the learning process. All of the classrooms and laboratories are equipped with state of the art audio-visual equipment and have wireless connectivity for students to access the faculty PowerPoint presentations and class notes. To maximize learning, students are required to bring laptop/tablet computers to class. stKitts04


UMHS students are eligible to sit for the United States Medical Licensing Examinations as a result of the IMED and WHO AVICENNA listings. In addition to having St. Kitts accreditation, The University of Medicine and Health Sciences (UMHS) also has a full six-year accreditation from the Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM). An internationally recognized accrediting body, ACCM ( follows the Liaison Committee of Medical Education (LCME) Standards for Accreditation. The LCME is empowered by the US Department of Education as the accreditor of US and Canadian medical schools.

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University of Medicine and Health Sciences

To graduate with a Doctor of Medicine Degree (M.D.), students must successfully complete the basic and clinical science programs and pass the United States Medical Licens ... [+]

Doctor of Medicine Degree (M.D.)

To graduate with a Doctor of Medicine Degree (M.D.), students must successfully complete the basic and clinical science programs and pass the United States Medical Licensing Examinations (USMLE) Step 1 and Step 2 CK & CS.

Our vision is to have a boutique medical school for students who deserve and demand a quality education in a small school environment. Our faculty is highly credentialed and recruited primarily from the United States. They love to teach and dedicate virtually 100% of their time to students.

The Basic Science Program, semesters 1–4, is located at our state-of-the-art campus on the beautiful Caribbean island of St. Kitts. Our traditional medical school curriculum compares with most U.S. medical schools. Students are tested in block format throughout the semester. Shelf examinations, which simulate mini USMLE-style examinations, are also integrated into the academic program. Pre-clinical exposure begins in the first semester and continues throughout the Basic Science Program.... [-]

Saint Kitts and Nevis Basseterre USA New York
September 2019
10 semesters
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