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University of Health Sciences Antigua

School of Medicine


University of Health Sciences Antigua

School of Medicine

MISSION STATEMENT

The University of Health Sciences Antigua (UHSA) located in Dowhill, Piccadilly Antigua is an outstanding academic institution dedicated to educating exemplary physicians, nurses, post-graduates and researchers in accordance with the highest professional standards who will integrate clinical, biomedical and behavioral knowledge to promote the health and well-being of patients and communities. We are committed to educating physicians and health care professionals who will address national and international challenges in medicine with an emphasis on primary care and be known for excellence in practice, service, compassion, collegiality and scientific curiosity while demonstrating sensitivity to the diverse cultural environments in which medical care is delivered.

VISION

The University of Health Sciences Antigua shall be known globally for excellence in medical education, innovation, research, and in the training of highly competent physicians and other healthcare professionals who will become leaders in their chosen field.

CORE VALUES Service

Excellence

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above the norm, treating each person with care and respect service to our community and to the world through patient education, public health programs and the delivery of health care continually striving for excellence in every undertaking while maintaining integrity, ethics and professionalism

Responsibility recognition of the obligation to preserve, manage and advance the resources of the University

Vision Innovation

unrelenting adherence to the vision and mission of the University continual development of ideas and technology to increase learning and improve operational procedures

Collaboration faculty, staff and students working

together in a supportive, nurturing, environment, appreciating each contribution toward achieving the best possible education and the highest quality of patient care

Environment preservation and care of the

historical national parks area in which the University is located

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Antigua Campus

University of Health Sciences Antigua School of Medicine Dowhill Campus, Piccadilly, Box 510 St. Paul’s, Antigua

USA Correspondence Office

International Medical Student Services Agents for UHSA 416 Ponce De León Avenue Suite 1401 San Juan, PR 00918

Marketing & Recruitment Office University of Health Sciences Antigua 900 W. Jackson Blvd. Suite 7 East Chicago, IL 60607

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University of Health Sciences Antigua

School of Medicine Welcome to the University of Health Sciences Antigua School of Medicine located in Dowhill, Piccadilly, Antigua. UHSA has a distinguished history of providing quality education to students of high academic potential since 1982. We are very proud of our institution, and the success of our graduates. Our mission is to educate students who will become leaders in their field with an emphasis on primary care. They will be known for their scientific curiosity and distinguish themselves in practice, service, compassion and collegiality while demonstrating sensitivity to the diverse cultural environments where medical care is delivered. UHSA emphasizes the following goals: •

Training excellent doctors and healthcare workers who will deliver healthcare services locally, nationally and internationally.

Improving the healthcare of the national community where the school is located as well as the global community by emphasizing primary care, public health initiatives and community based medicine.

Selecting students from various cultural backgrounds in order to provide a diverse campus community and rich learning experience.

Students are expected to master basic principles and theories as well as to obtain sufficient knowledge and experience to be excellent in the practice of medicine. We believe that the education at UHSA conveys the continually expanding body of medical science and prepares students for a lifetime of competent and thoughtful interactions with patients at a time of rapid change in technology and societal needs. We welcome you to further your goals and aspirations with the University of Health Sciences Antigua.

Dr. Ramonita Correa, PhD Executive Vice-President and Provost

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University of Health Sciences Antigua

School of Medicine

OUR PROUD HISTORY Founded in 1982, the University of Health Sciences Antigua, which sits on 50 acres, is one of the oldest private medical schools in the Caribbean. Formerly a tracking site for the U.S. space program, UHSA is now part of the beautiful Historic National Parks area of English Harbor. With lovely greenery and flowers throughout the campus along with well–manicured lawns, students have the perfect environment for study. Within this peaceful environment, wireless internet connects the entire campus both within the buildings and the surrounding lands.

A Personalized Approach to Medical Education AT UHSA, YOU ARE MORE THAN JUST A NUMBER UHSA prides itself on insuring that our students have individualized attention. Many of our faculty live on the school campus and are accessible to students. This allows for one to one attention even outside the classroom. Further, class size at UHSA is limited so as to promote a low student/ professor ratio.

MODERN CURRICULUM

We care about the success of our students and strive to provide the curriculum, the faculty and the facilities that will insure success. UHSA’s curriculum is based upon the curriculum of U.S. medical schools and stresses problem-based methods of teaching within the classroom along with case studies.

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EXCELLENCE IN FACULTY

UHSA has expert faculty with outstanding credentials. Many of our faculty have been recruited from U.S. medical schools and leading institutions around the world. They are dedicated to making UHSA students the best possible physicians. Faculty advisors are also available for guidance and assistance; many of whom live on campus.

PATIENT EXPOSURE FROM THE BEGINNING

UHSA students begin to work with patients in the first semester at local clinics around the island where they are supervised by both UHSA faculty as well as experienced practicing physicians on staff at the clinics and hospitals on the island. Several times a year, the University conducts an islandwide project where students and faculty hold clinics in various districts. Free services in these clinics include blood pressures screenings, cholesterol and diabetes testing and nutrition counseling. Research data is being compiled for this project to provide future statistics to the Ministry of Health for the island.

WE HELP YOU EVERY STEP OF THE WAY

Our admissions officers will assist in every step of the admissions process from the time that the student begins the application process, is accepted, decides on housing choices, and arrives on campus. Students are greeted at the airport and transported to the campus by campus personnel. Once a student begins to live on campus, UHSA staff in every department strive to make campus living a pleasant “home away from home “ experience.

TUITION AND FEES

UHSA has made having an excellent, quality education affordable for its students. Additionally, there are financing options based upon need. The tuition for the UHSA School of Medicine is $15,600 for the Basic Science years and $19,400 for the Clinical years.

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School of Medicine

JOIN THE UHSA FAMILY! Admission Requirements for the School of Medicine The application for admission is online and can be accessed at www.uhsa.ag. A Bachelor of Science degree or 90 undergraduate level credit hours are required for admission. The coursework must include the following prerequisites: General Biology with lab General or Inorganic Chemistry with lab Organic Chemistry with lab General Physics with lab College level Mathematics College level English

8 Credits 8 Credits 8 Credits 8 Credits 3 Credits 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 College level English Behavioral & Social Sciences

12 Credits 12 Credits (total) 12 Credits*

*These credits may be in: Sociology, Political Sciences, Economics, Anthropology, Psychiatry etc. Students lacking one course in Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry or both will be considered for acceptance into our medical program. Those deficiencies will be fulfilled at our Medical School.

The following documents should be submitted and sent directly to our USA Correspondence Office: • • • • • • •

Completed Application for Admission Official Transcripts of institution attended Two 2x2 photos Copy of Passport Three (3) letters of reference Non refundable admission fee of $100.00 U.S. Copy of degree attained

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School of Medicine

EXCELLENCE IN MEDICAL EDUCATION UHSA is in constant pursuit of excellence in teaching, and professional and community services. The University educates for life and addresses national, regional and international challenges in the medical sciences. At UHSA we pride ourselves in providing a quality educational experience for our students and in producing highly trained and competent physicians who will provide healthcare throughout the world. UHSA continuously explores the frontiers of higher education for the purpose of extending tertiary education to various parts of the world. In this respect, UHSA continues to serve the global community. The University of Health Sciences Antigua provides a caring and respectful environment for all members of UHSA’s family, i.e. students, staff, faculty and trustees. In addition, the University nurtures an intellectual climate, motivates and rewards excellence, and attracts and retains professionals and academicians of high caliber.

Medical School Recognition

Since 1983 the university has been listed with the World Health Organization (WHO). UHSA is also recognized by the Government of Antigua and Barbuda. Since inception, UHSA has been listed with the Avicenna Directory of Medical Schools. This recognition confers eligibility on the medical graduates of the university to take the United States Medical Licensing Examinations (USMLE) in the U.S. and is one of the requirements of the Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board (PLAB) in the U.K. Our listing in the International Medical Education Directory (IMED-FAIMER) also allows our students to take the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE).

Student PRofile

The student body at the University of Health Sciences Antigua is representative of more than 45 states within the U.S. and over 21 countries. Graduates have served in residencies in major healthcare and teaching facilities throughout the United States. In addition, UHSA graduates are practicing in various parts of the United States, Europe, Africa and Asia in just about every specialty, including family medicine, surgery, anesthesiology, obstetrics and gynecology, internal medicine, pediatrics and more. In addition to practicing physicians, UHSA students can be found serving as department heads, faculty, chief residents, popular lecturers and researchers.

the united StateS Medical licenSing exaMination

At the end of the second year, students are expected to complete the USMLE review course. Upon successful completion of the review, students are then eligible to take the USMLE Step I.

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THE LIFE OF A UHSA STUDENT Because many of the UHSA students and faculty live on campus, there is a wonderful sense of belonging within the UHSA community. Although medical school is a rigorous program, students are encouraged to actively participate in campus groups such as AMSA, the American Medical Student Association. Along with events to promote the health and wellbeing of the community at large, weekly movie nights on campus, and soccer games, there are a host of activities for the UHSA student. UHSA is located about 5 minutes from one of the main tourist areas in Antigua, English Harbor and Nelson’s Dockyard. World renowned for yachting, there are numerous shops, restaurants, hotels and entertainment in this area for whenever “free time” is available. Additionally, Antigua is among one of the safer islands of the Caribbean.

Student houSing

Dormitory housing is available on campus for both single and double room accommodations. Each room is equipped with its own bathroom, closet, bed, desk, small refrigerator and microwave. There is also weekly maid service. There are a limited number of accommodations on campus available for married couples. These apartments are equipped with a complete kitchen, living room, bedroom, and patio. Laundry facilities are conveniently located. For persons who wish to stay off-campus, our housing department will assist in recommending housing close to campus. A list of suitable housing within the community is updated each academic session.

caMPuS facilitieS

The School of Medicine and the Macedonia School of Nursing conduct classes at the Dowhill Campus. Facilities consist of an administrative building, business and faculty offices, wireless campus, classrooms, simulation labs, conference rooms, anatomy lab with classroom, microscopic lab, learning resource/computer center, library, student and faculty housing, restaurant, and 24 hour campus security. There is also a soccer field for sports and student lounge/games area.

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CLINICAL placements

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Providence Alaska Medical Center VHS Of Phoenix Inc. /Phoenix Baptist Hospital

ConneCtiCut Griffin Hospital

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Larkin Community Hospital Spring Hill Regional Hospital Westchester General Hospital West Florida Hospital

HAWAii

Hawaii Health Systems (5 major hospitals & 9 facilities) Facilities: Maui Memorial Medical Center Kula Hospital Lanai Community Hospital Hilo Medical Center Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home Hale Ho’ola Hamakua Ka’u Hospital Kauai Veteran Memorial Hospital Samuel Mahelona Medical Hospital Hospitals: Kona Community Hospital Kohala Hospital Leahi Hospital Maluhia Kahuku Medical Center

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Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas (Columbus, Iowa, and Pittsburgh) Via Christi Hospital Pittsburgh

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Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center Washington Adventist Hospital*

Missouri

Lake Regional HealthSystem

Benefis Health System

Halifax Regional Medical Center

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St. Charles Mercy Hospital

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Fort Sanders Parkwest Medical Center Mercy Health Partners locations in tn (7 major hospitals & 19 facilities) Mercy Medical Center St. Mary’s Mercy Medical Center West Mercy Medical Center North St. Mary’s Jefferson Memorial Hospital Baptist Hospital of Cocke County St. Mary’s Medical Center of Campbell County St. Mary’s Medical Center of Scott County Facilities: Mercy Riverside Mercy South Mercy Surgery Center West Mercy Medical Center North Cancer, Imaging and Women’s Centers Mercy Health & Fitness Center St. Mary’s Ambulatory Surgery Center St. Mary’s East Towne Clinic St. Mary’s Health & Rehabilitation Center, Campbell County St. Mary’s Jefferson Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation Services – East St. Mary’s Jefferson Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation Services – Dandridge St. Mary’s North Shore Pain Management Center St. Mary’s Outpatient Rehabilitation Center, Campbell County

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tn Facilities (continued): Mercy Hospice and Home Care Services Mercy Residential Hospice Baptist Convalescent Center of Cocke County Irene & Howard H. Baker Cancer Treatment Center Baptist Primary & Senior Healthcare Centers and Mercy Physician Services Knoxville Comprehensive Breast Center

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St. Mark’s Hospital Central Utah Clinic

Puerto riCo

Centro de Medicina Familiary Geriatria San Gerado Hospital San Juan City Hospital Hospital HIMA San Pablo-Bayamon Hosptial HIMA San Pablo-Fajardo San Juan Capestrano Hospital Agencies: Americlerkships Medical Society US Clinical Training Services Affiliated Institute for Medical Education (A.I.M.E)

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Barnesley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Epsom General Hospital


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UHSA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

MEDICAL DOCTOR PROGRAM BASIC SCIENCES FIRST YEAR – FIRST SEMESTER Course Code

Description

Lecture Hours

Laboratory Hours

Course Credits

MDP 100

Patient, Doctor and Community

2 hrs

3 hrs

3

MDP 111

Gross Anatomy/Embryology

6 hrs

9 hrs

9

MDP 115

Histology/Cell Biology

4 hrs

3 hrs

5

MDP 120

Medical Biochemistry

5 hrs

3 hrs

TOTAL

6 23

FIRST YEAR – SECOND SEMESTER Course Code

Description

Lecture Hours

Laboratory Hours

Course Credits

MDP 122

Medical Genetics

2 hrs

-

2

MDP 130

Medical Physiology

6 hrs

6 hrs

8

MDP 140

Neurosciences

5 hrs

3 hrs

6

MDP 150

Behavioral Sciences

3 hrs

-

3

MDP 126

Microbiology/Immunology I

4 hrs

2 hrs

5

TOTAL

22

SECOND YEAR – FIRST SEMESTER Course Code

Description

Lecture Hours

Laboratory Hours

Course Credits

MDP 200

Microbiology/Immunology II

4 hrs

3 hrs

5

MDP 210

Pathophysiology I

7 hrs

3 hrs

8

MDP 215

Physical Diagnosis

3 hrs

3 hrs

4

MDP 216

Professionalism

2 hrs

-

2

MDP 220

Introduction to Research

2 hrs

-

2

TOTAL

21

SECOND YEAR – SECOND SEMESTER Course Code

Description

Lecture Hours

Laboratory Hours

Course Credits

MDP 212

Pathophysiology II

6 hrs

6 hrs

8

MDP 220

Pharmacology

7 hrs

-

7

MDP 230

Introduction to Clinical Medicine

6 hrs

3 hrs

7

MDP 240

Review for Step I

2 hrs

-

2

TOTAL

24

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SCHOOL OF MEDICINE THIRD YEAR CLINICAL ROTATIONS

Third year core rotations consist of 48 weeks. This forms the foundation of the student’s clinical education framework. The rotations are divided into two semesters. During the fourth year, students must complete 30 weeks of electives. Examples of electives include: Family Practice, Cardiology, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Anesthesiology, Orthopedic Surgery, etc. The electives allow students to further explore their interests and diversity their medical education.

CORE ROTATIONS Rotation

Number of Weeks

Internal Medicine

12 weeks

Surgery

12 weeks

OB/GYN

8 weeks

Pediatrics

6 weeks

Psychiatry

6 weeks

Family Medicine

4 weeks

ELECTIvES Rotation

Number of Weeks

Electives

30 weeks

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MACEDONIA SCHOOL OF NURSING The Macedonia School of nurSing

The Macedonia School of Nursing is part of the campus of the University of Health Sciences Antigua. The School of Nursing has its own wing at UHSA and is comprised of spacious classrooms equipped with closed circuit television and LCD projectors. There are also two simulation laboratories along with practice rooms and discussion areas. Faculty offices for the nursing department are also located in this area. As an added benefit, the nursing school has full access to the facilities of the medical school. There are many reasons to choose the nursing profession. Registered nurses work to promote health, prevent disease, and help patients cope with illness. They are advocates for health and health education for patients, families and communities. In addition, countries all over the world are experiencing a nursing shortage. According to the US Department of Labor, employment for RN’s is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations. Finally, nursing is a well paid occupation with excellent job security. The nursing program at the University of Health Sciences Antigua is a three year program leading to the Bachelor of Science in nursing. The BSN program is patterned after U.S. nursing school education and also the guidelines of the Caribbean Regional Nursing Board. Students receive excellent training from highly credentialed nursing and other faculty. Graduates can practice in the USA and Caribbean as well as other parts of the world. The entire program is spent on campus in Antigua. Students complete practical rotations at the Mount St. John Medical Centre and other government health care facilities in Antigua. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the NCLEX examination and the Caribbean

Regional Board Examination for licensure as an RN.

adMiSSion reQuireMenTS

1. Formal application for admission along with $75.00 U.S. application fee 2. Medical Health forms (forms provided) 3. Three letters of recommendation Caribbean Students are required to have five (5) G.C.E. O level passes or five (5) CXC general passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry and two other science subjects. International Students are required to have their school send official transcripts of high school work including successful completion of English, Math and Chemistry with a minimum grade point average of C. Tuition at the Macedonia School of Nursing is $2000.00 US per trimester.

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4 trimester program Requirements: RN degree from a recognized institution.

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program First Year firST TerM

English I General & Inorganic Chemistry College Algebra Introduction to Psychology Introduction to Philosophy Island Health and Economics Total

Second TerM

English II Human Growth and Development Biochemistry Introduction to the Nursing Profession Introduction to Sociology Human Anatomy & Physiology I Total

Third TerM

Fundamentals in Nursing I Health Assessment II Foreign Language: Spanish I Biostatistics Nutrition Nursing Informatics Human Anatomy & Physiology II Total

Second Year crediTS 3 6 3 3 3 3 21

3 3 4 3 3 4 20

3 3 3 3 3 2 4 21

firST TerM

Microbiology Health Assessment II Foreign Language: Spanish II Principles of Pathophysiology Pharmacology in Nursing Strategies of Health Education Disaster Management & Preparedness Total

Second TerM

Adult Nursing Health I Nursing Ethics Fundamentals of Nursing II Total

Third TerM

Adult Health Nursing II Nursing Research Fundamentals of Nursing III Total

crediTS 4 2 3 3 3 3 2 20

5 3 5 13

5 3 5 13

Third Year firST TerM

Community Health Nursing Nursing Leadership Mental Health Nursing Total

Second TerM

Maternal & Child Health Nursing Gerontological Nursing Total

Third TerM

Nursing Area of Concentration Total

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crediTS 6 3 6 15

6 6 12

6 6


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“I joined UHSA in 1985, when

In Their Own Words Testimonials from PAST STUDENTS

the school was just 3 years old, and qualified in Medicine in 1990. Thereafter I completed an MSc at London University in Immunology, a Pediatric Residency under Albert Einstein College of Medicine and a Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship at UMDNJ, in Newark, NJ. I completed board certifications in Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases and a PhD at Oxford University before my first faculty appointment as a Consultant and Senior Lecturer in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at St George’s hospital and Medical School, in London in 2002. In 2008, I joined as Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine where I am also the Medical Director of one of the largest clinics for Pediatric HIV care in the US. I sit on a number of national executive committees including the Committee on Pediatric AIDS at the American Academy of Pediatrics where I am the 2012/2013 chairperson. These accomplishments would not have been possible without UHSA. I am deeply grateful and very privileged for the education that I received from there.” Rana Chakraborty MD, MSc, FRCPCH, DPhil (PhD)

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Associate Professor of Pediatrics Director, Ponce Family and Youth Clinic Division of Infectious Diseases Emory University School of Medicine 2012 Chairperson of the Committee on Pediatric Aids American Academy of Pediatrics Class of 1990


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“I am very proud to be an alumnus of the UHSA School of Medicine (UHSA). UHSA provided me an

In Their Own Words Testimonials from PAST STUDENTS

outstanding educational experience that was committed to excellence in the area of academics with a diverse and rewarding learning environment. The faculty and structured courses were excellent, current, and included an important, unique emphasis towards collaborative teaching on global aspects of health and the needs of the medically underserved. The students, faculty, staff, and alumni of the UHSA School of Medicine are among the best one could ever hope to know and with their professional lifelong work UHSA will continue to make its mark far beyond the home campus.” Michael J. Scott III, DO, MD, MPH Co-Director: Seattle Dermatology Center Seattle, WA USA Class of 2007

“UHSA has a reputation or producing doctors who understand the art of medicine as well as the science” Dr. Charese Pelham

Anesthesiologist Director of Pain Management Colquitt Regional Medical Center Moultrie, Georgia USA Class of 2002

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In Their Own Words Testimonials from PAST STUDENTS

“I have to say that it has been a great experience and a great chance of being able to study at UHSA. This University has very good professors and even if we have to work hard for our graduation, I must say that the facilities, classroom, library and the campus give an exceptional area to work in beautiful and efficient conditions. I really appreciated also the University staff who try to do their best every day to permit students to be well informed. I recommend this University which has given me also, beside my education, the opportunity of meeting other students with whom I am still in touch. I am now a specialist in UroGynaecology, working in Geneva Switzerland.” Dr. Jean-Yves Leroy M.D. Uro-Gynaecology Geneva, Switzerland Class of 2000

“The University of Health Sciences Anitgua School of Medicine plays a very important role in my current practice of medicine. UHSA opened the right doors for the opportunity to pursue my medical education. I greatly enjoyed the 2 years of educational experiences and the 2 years of educational experiences off campus during my following clinical years. I respected the well informed instructors. I enjoyed the warm climate while learning and studying. I am greatly appreciative of all the staff and professors in the school. They have taught me quite a bit, and I reflected upon my experiences as I completed my residency in family medicine, my fellowship in sports medicine and

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still reflect upon them as I practice medicine here in Central Florida in the Emergency Department. I was awarded the Ohio State University Medical Center Family Medicine Program Intern of the Year and I was Honorary CoChief Resident, 2002-2003 in the Department of Family Medicine at Ohio State University Medical Center. Again, I want to thank you for all of the educational opportunities that UHSA has provided, to get me to this point in my medical career.” Natalie Evers, MD

Jacksonville, Florida The Ohio State University Family Medicine Intern of the Year 2001-2002 UHSA Alumnus of the Year 2002 Class of 2000


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“I was a graduate of UHSA in 1992. I consider myself very blessed to have been a student at UHSA. The environment was conducive to learning. The faculty and staff were great and the curriculum was fantastic and in depth, preparing students well for their future career in medicine. I am very proud to call UHSA my Alma Mata.” Dr. Caroline Olaleye

Clinical Associate of Pediatrics Comer Children’s Hospital The University of Chicago Private Practice Child Life Center Flossmoor, Illinois Class of 1992

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Welcome to the joint program

BSc Biomedical Science leading to Md program The UHSA School of Medicine and London Metropolitan University offer a combined BSc Biomedical Science leading to MD Program that enables qualified individuals to be accepted to both the Biomedical Scences and Medical School through a single joint admission process. Admission to the progam is limited to individuals who display maturity, motivation and intellectual capacity necessary for the combined program. This program enables students to begin the Basic Science curriculum of the medical program prior to completing the requirements of the BSc in Biomedical Sciences. Awarding of the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree is contingent upon successful completion of both the prescribed Biomedical Sciences undergraduate and Medical School curriculum requirements. The coursework of the two institutions is separate but cooridinated in timing. The BSc degree is awarded entirely by London Met and the MD degree is awarded entirely by UHSA.

MeDicaL DeGree courses

Studies for the medical degree consist of two major areas Basic Science Courses and Clinical Science Rotations During the Basic Science portion of the medical curriculum, students come to the UHSA campus in Antigua for 8 weeks each summer following the academic year at London Met. At the end of the third summer, students will be required to attend an additional year of Basic Science studies at UHSA in Antigua. The clinical rotations begin when the student has obtained the BSc degree and successfully completed all basic science courses at UHSA.

basic science courses Course Code

Description

Course Credits

BMS 100

Patient, Doctor and Community

3

BMS 101

Gross Anatomy/Embryology

9

BMS 102

Cell Biology/Histology

6

BMS 201

Human Physiology

6

BMS 202

Biochemistry/Medical Genetics

8

BMS 203

Behavioural Sciences

6

BMS 301

Neuroscience

4

BMS 302

General Pathology

7

BMS 303

Microbiology/Immunology I

4

BMS 304

Professionalism

-

BMS 401

Systemic Pathology

7

BMS 402

Pharmacology

6

BMS 403

Physical Diagnosis

3

BMS 404

Microbiology/Immunology II

4

BMS 501

Introduction to Clinical Medicine

8

TOTAL

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basic science course specification

bsc biomedical science leading to md suMMer i Course Code

Description

BMS 100

Patient, Doctor and Community

BMS 101

Gross Anatomy

BMS 102

Cell Biology/Histology

suMMer ii Course Code

Description

BMS 100

Patient, Doctor and Community

BMS 101

Embryology

BMS 201

Human Physiology I

BMS 202

Biochemistry

suMMer iii Course Code

Description

BMS 100

Patient, Doctor and Community

BMS 201

Human Physiology II

BMS 202

Medical Genetics

BMS 203

Behavioural Science

auG seMester Course Code

Description

BMS 301

Neuroscience

BMS 302

General Pathology

BMS 303

Immunology/Micro I

Jan seMester Course Code

Description

BMS 303

Microbiology II

BMS 401

Systemic Pathology

BMS 402

Pharmacology

suMMer iv Course Code

Description

BMS 304

Professionalism

BMS 403

Physical Diagnosis

BMS 501

Introduction to Clinical Medicine

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Antigua Antigua (pronounced An-tee-ga) is an island of 108 square miles located in the heart of the Caribbean, latitude 17.03 degrees N. forming one of the islands of the Eastern Caribbean. It is 4 ½ hours flying time from Toronto or Montreal, 3 ½ hours from New York, 3 hours from Miami and 7 hours from London. Antigua has an international airport with flights daily to many parts of the world. Before 1493, Antigua was previously inhabited by Caribs and Arawaks, but the island’s romantic history began with its discovery in 1493 by Christopher Columbus who named it after Santa Maria la Antigua Church in Seville, Spain. Antigua subsequently was a much fought over prize among Spain, France and England, but except for a brief occupancy by the French, has remained British. The National Geographic says aptly of Antigua “Safe anchorage – one of the best in the Caribbean, and surely the prettiest.” Antigua is renowned for its superb coral beaches and an average temperature of 76 degrees F in January/February to 83 degrees in August/September. Rainfall is an average of 45 inches per year with an average humidity of 79%. The neighboring sister island of Barbuda with a population of 1200 and a size of 62 square miles also has excellent beaches, and is well know for it fish, lobster and 87 sunken wrecks, just waiting to be explored.

Antigua and Barbuda became a Sovereign Independent Nation with the British Commonwealth on November 1st, 1981. The country remains a monarchy, with a Governor General as a representative of Her First Majesty the Queen, and is administered by a Prime Minister and an Upper and Lower House of Parliament. *Visitors to are Canadian or U.S. citizens require a passport. ALL students accepted into the medical program require a passport and a return ticket.


Main Campus

UHSA School of Medicine Dowhill Campus, Piccadilly Box 510, St. Paul’s, Antigua West Indies

Uhsa Correspondence Office

International Medical Student Services Agents for UHSA 416 Ponce DeLeon Avenue Suite 1401 San Juan, PR 00918 U.S. Toll Free

1-866-719-0302

Main

1-787-753-0253

Inside Antigua

1-268-460-1391

Fax

1-787-753-0265

Email

Marketing & recruitment office

University of Health Sciences Antigua 900 W. Jackson Blvd. Suite 7 East Chicago, IL 60607

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