"The academic experience at MUA was very strong. The professors and the support that I had really helped me gain the knowledge, the skills, the attitudes to provide the sort of care I’m now providing as a working physician."
—Baieruss Trinos, MD
2009 MUA Graduate
University Health Network, University of Toronto
MUA has a modern, integrated, systems-based curriculum that parallels the training you would receive at a top U.S. medical school. This curriculum, in concert with our excellent faculty (all of whom have either an MD or a PhD in the field they teach), small class sizes and a focused emphasis on preparing you for Step 1 of the USMLE, will set you on the best course possible to becoming a doctor.
MUA offers a comprehensive 10-semester program for earning an MD.
The foundation of any medical school curriculum is the five semesters of basic sciences. This part of the MUA curriculum takes place on our campus in Nevis.
At the completion of your basic sciences study, you will take your first—and in some ways your most important—licensing exam, the USMLE Step 1. The clinical staff at MUA will work with you to create an individual academic plan for passing this important exam.
Students then return to the U.S. or Canada to complete five semesters of clinical rotations at teaching hospitals that are affiliated with MUA.
The Six Core Competencies
MUA’s medical school curriculum is based on six core competencies that are essential for the successful practice of medicine:
- Patient Care
- Scientific & Medical Knowledge
- Lifelong Learning, Scholarship & Collaboration
- Communication & Interpersonal Skills
- Social & Community Context of Healthcare
It’s important to note that these core competencies are consistent with the ACGME competencies for residency programs in the United States and the Can Med competencies for residencies in Canada.
Click on the links at left to get more in-depth information on both parts of the medical school curriculum at MUA.