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A Brief History of the Antigua and Barbuda 2008

Flag of Antigua and BarbudaThe Siboney were the first to inhabit the islands of Antigua and Barbuda in 2400 B.C., but Arawak Indians populated the islands when COLUMBUS landed on his second voyage in 1493. Early settlements by the Spanish and French were succeeded by the English who formed a colony in 1667. Slavery, established to run the sugar plantations on Antigua, was abolished in 1834. The islands became an independent state within the British Commonwealth of Nations in 1981. Read More.

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About UHSA

Welcome Message

Since 1982 the University of Health Sciences Antigua has been providing outstanding medical education to students from all over the world.

The University of Health Sciences Antigua (UHSA) located in Dowhill, Piccadilly Antigua is an outstanding academic institution dedicated to educating exemplary physicians, nurses, postgraduates 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.

At the University of Health Sciences Antigua we are actively seeking men and women who are committed to the goal of making a positive contribution in health care. Do you want to be part of this journey to reach this goal? We invite you to continue your quest and explore all that UHSA has to offer.

What sets UHSA apart

The process of choosing a medical school is one of the most important decisions that you will make in your life, see what sets UHSA apart.

Our curriculum has been designed taking into consideration, the need for knowledge of today's physicians. Due to the solid foundation of the courses taught, our students are very successful during the clinical portion of the UHSA medical program. This is an important factor in successfully passing the required licensing examinations.

Since 1982, UHSA has graduated students from over 21 countries and 45 states within the U.S. Our students are represented in just about every specialty including, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, internal medicine, and pediatrics. UHSA students have also gone on to prominent positions such as Heads of Hospitals, Department heads, Faculty, Chief residents, popular lecturers, etc.

At UHSA, you are more than just a number, you're family. You will not find yourself in a classroom with hundreds of other students. One of the benefits of attending a smaller institution, such as UHSA, is the opportunity to experience a Personalized Education. You will be welcomed by faculty who live on campus, know your name, and who support you even outside of the classroom.

Smaller class size also means that there is no need to compete for clinical placements. With an extensive list of US Hospital Affiliations, our students are treated with the highest priority when it comes to hospital placement. After all, what is the reason for attending medical school if you are unable to gain hospital experience?

UHSA understands that in current times, we must do everything possible to provide Student Financial Assistance. That is why we offer several options to eligible students ranging from full government and veteran loans to tuition assistance.

Take the next step in pursuing your dream to become a doctor. Contact an admissions representative today by calling 1.866.719.0302 (toll-free) or 1.787.753.0253.

Our Faculty

Anatomy Microbiology / Immunology
Anesthesiology Neuroanatomy
Behevioral Science Nutrition
Biochemistry Obstetrics / Gynecology
Comm. Med., EPID and Biostat. Pathology
Embryology Pediatrics
Family Medicine Pharmacology
Genetics Physical Diagnosis
Histology Physiology
Internal Medicine Psychiatry
Emergency Medicine Public Health
Introduction to clinical medicine Radiology
Medical Jurispudence Surgery

Students Services

Once you are a UHSA student, your journey immediately begins. As a student you will have the necessary tools to ensure success in a program committed to the highest standards of academic excellence. You will benefit from a vibrant academic community and an engaged student life.

Upon acceptance, you will also be given access to the MyUHSA student portal. MyUHSA provides a means for students, faculty and staff to instantly collaborate, access personal information, academic information, and student accounts.

UHSA M.D. Program

The M.D. Program at UHSA is a 4-Year medical program that consists of Basic Sciences studies and Clinical Pathways leading to the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree. The first two years are dedicated to completing the Basic Sciences at the UHSA campus in Antigua. Upon completion of the Basic Sciences, students proceed to complete the Clinical Sciences at affiliated hospitals in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

Basic Sciences

During the four semesters of Basic Sciences (2 years), students are exposed to patient care at Antigua's hospital, Mount St.John's Medical Center, in addition to various health clinics in Antigua while simultaneously completing coursework. The Basic Sciences portion of the curriculum is an in-depth, hands-on approach to learning medicine. Students will obtain the necessary knowledge and experience to prepare for hospital rotations. The final semester of Basic Sciences is designed to prepare the student in the USMLE Step I exam and Clinical Sciences.

Clinical Sciences

Clinical Sciences are dedicated to completing core and elective clinical rotations. Students fulfill the Clinical Sciences portion of the program at UHSA's affiliated hospitals in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

Once students advance to the clinical portion of the medical program, students are required to complete 2-years of Core and Elective rotations at our affiliated hospitals. Core rotations are designed to provide students with a foundation for understanding the basic areas of medical practice.

Required core rotations are as follows:

1. Internal Medicine 12 weeks
2. General Surgery 12 weeks
3. Obstetrics & Gynecology 8 weeks
4. Pediatrics 6 weeks
5. Psychiatry 6 weeks
6. Family Medicine 4 weeks

Elective rotations

During Elective Rotations (30 weeks), students have the opportunity to enrich and diversify their medical education within areas of interest. Electives also allow for both broad sampling and in-depth involvement with areas that students may select to specialize in during their residency.

Examples of electives might include:

Family Practice
Emergency Medicine
Orthopedic Surgery
Preventative Medicine/Infectious Disease
General Surgery

Doctor of Medicine - Tuition and fees

Effective October 2011

1st and 2nd year / per semester $12,100.00
Integrated Review of the Basic Sciences $9,000.00
3rd and 4th year / per semester $12,800.00
Additional fees
Seat reservation* $500.00
Late registration $100.00
Testing fees per Shelf Subject Exams $125.00
Malpractice insurance** $1,000.00
Graduation fee*** $550.00

* Non refundable; Will be applied towards tuition
**Applies to 3rd and 4th year medical students
***Applies to 4th year medical students

Tuition and fees are subject to change without prior notice as deemed appropriate by the Institution.


Academic Calendar for 2011-2012

First Semester January - May 2012 - Doctor of Medicine Program
Sunday, January 1
New Year’s Day
Monday, January 9
Monday, January 9
Orientation Program
Tuesday, January 10 Classes Begin
Tuesday – Friday, January 10 – 13 Late Registration ( Fees Apply)
Friday, April 6 Good Friday
Monday, April 9 Easter Monday
Monday, May 7 Labor Day
Friday, May 11 Classes End
Mon-Fri, May 14 - 18 Final Examinations
Friday, May 25 Deadline for Submission of Grades
Monday, May 28 Whit Monday
Saturday, June 2 Graduation Day
Second Semester August - December 2012 - Doctor of Medicine Program
Monday – Tuesday, August 6 - 7 Carnival Monday and Tuesday
Monday, August 20 Registration
Tuesday, August 21 Classes Begin
Tuesday – Friday, August 21 - 24 Late Registration ( Fees Apply)
Wednesday, October 24 Founder’s Day
Thursday, November 1 Independence Day
Thursday-Friday, November 29 - 30 Thanksgiving Day
Monday, December 10 Heroes Day
Friday, December 14 Classes End
Mon-Wed, December 17 - 19 Final Examinations
Sunday, December 25 Christmas Day
Monday, December 26 Boxing Day
Friday, December 29 Deadline for Submission of Grades
September 2011 Trimester - MD for Professionals
September 5 Orientation and Registration
September 6-8 Late registration
September 17 (tentative) Community Outreach
September 17 Last day to withdraw from courses
December 12-16 Comprehensive Examination for Each Course
December 23 Submission of Final Grades

Further Information

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