Medical University of the Americas Campus

Medical University of the Americas (MUA)

For over twenty years, Medical University of the Americas (MUA) has taught thousands of students at our modern facilities in the Caribbean. Our mission has and continues to be to help students become the best doctors possible which we achieve through keeping our classes small and sourcing faculty with excellent qualifications.

Why MUA?

  • Personalized education – Study in small classes taught by expert faculty who are committed to helping you succeed in your medical career.
  • Key US approvals – MUA is approved by the key states of New York, California and Florida meaning our students can practice anywhere in the US. They can also practice in all provinces of Canada and Puerto Rico.
  • Consistently good results –Between 2015 and 2019, MUA has a 95% USMLE Step 1 first time pass rate
  • Excellent facilities – MUA has excellent, state of the art facilities including, a Clinical Skills Training Center, and interactive group learning facilities. Additionally, MUA students are able to learn on actual cadavers in the gross anatomy laboratory.
  • Quality education – MUA is accredited by the Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM) which uses similar standards to the bodies that accredit US and Canadian medical schools. Therefore, our students receive the same high-quality education they would in those countries.
  • Outstanding location – Students study on Nevis island, a beautiful location in the Caribbean known for having great weather all year round and being an incredibly safe place to live. Ready to take the next step in your career? Find out more about MUA by visiting our website or joining one of our webinars.

Medical University of the Americas Curriculum

Our curriculum focuses on six core competencies: patient care, scientific and medical knowledge, lifelong learning, scholarship and collaboration, professionalism, communication and interpersonal skills as well as social and community context of healthcare. You will take many different courses across your semesters on Nevis and also pursue core clinical rotations in your third and fourth year to help you put the theory into practice.

Semester 1

Human Body Structure and Function – This is your starting point for understanding the anatomy of the body. You will learn through a range of lectures and labs and begin your journey into the field of medicine.

Human Histology and Physiology – This course will introduce you to the microstructure of major tissues and organs. You will also build your understanding of what happens to these during wound healing and growth.

Clinical Skills I – Adopting a compassionate bedside manner is imperative in the medical profession. This module will develop the skills needed to extract relevant information from a patient and to behave in a professional way.

Semester 2

Metabolism and Nutrition – You will focus on biochemical pathways and explore processes that occur in all living organisms including enzymology and endocrinology.

Genetics and Development – Discover how genetic makeup can contribute to health. You’ll focus on diagnosis, treatment and genetic counselling.
Infection/Defense/Response – You will focus on microorganisms and their role in the disease process.

Medical Ethics – Through discussions and debates, you will consider the issues of disclosure, confidentiality, informed consent as well as discussions around death and dying.

Clinical Skills II – Adopting a compassionate bedside manner is imperative in the medical profession. This module will develop the skills needed to extract relevant information from a patient and to behave in a professional way.

Research Curriculum – Evidence-Based Medicine – You will consider research analysis and consider how you can use medical methodology to prove or disprove a hypothesis.

Semester 3

Neuroscience and Neurology – Through a series of dissections, you will learn about the structure of the brain and the nervous system.

Systems and Disease I (Introduction/Endrocrine) – This course will introduce you to the endrocrine system including pathology, pharmacology and clinical presentations of disease.

Clinical Skills III – Adopting a compassionate bedside manner is imperative in the medical profession. This module will develop the skills needed to extract relevant information from a patient and to behave in a professional way.

Behavioral Medicine – Discover how biological, social and cultural factors impact human behaviour through a series of lectures and medical literature reviews.

Semester 4

Systems and Disease II (Repro/GI/Peds) – Learn about the structure and function of cells and tissues and how they are impacted by disease.

Systems and Disease III (CV/Resp/Renal) – You will learn about the cardiovascular, respiratory and renal systems and how they are impacted by disease.

Clinical Skills IV – Adopting a compassionate bedside manner is imperative in the medical profession. This module will develop the skills needed to extract relevant information from a patient and to behave in a professional way.

Semester 5

Systems and Disease IV (Msk/Heme/Immuni/Integ/Multi) – Discover more about hematologic, immune, integumentary and musculoskeletal systems as well as multisystem disease.

Clinical Skills V – Adopting a compassionate bedside manner is imperative in the medical profession. This module will develop the skills needed to extract relevant information from a patient and to behave in a professional way.

Research Curriculum – Critical Appraisal – Throughout this course you will look at scientific methodology and how clinical trials are conducted.

Foundations for Clinical Medicine – This course is designed to provide a structured review of the basic sciences.

Research

Research – You will be invited to conduct your own research project with assistance from one of your professors.

Independent Study – For those considering a career in medical research, this course will encourage you to develop research skills under the guidance of a faculty member.

Semester 6-10

Once you have completed your first five semesters on Nevis, you will leave the island to complete your clinicals and then secure a residency abroad. Based on the results of the USMLE Step 1, Step 2/CK and Step 2/CS, you will be matched with a hospital/facility by the National Resident Matching
Program.

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