On the Caribbean island of Nevis you will find what just may be the best-kept secret in medical schools: Medical University of the Americas. Founded in 1998, and committed to setting a new standard in medical education, MUA has quietly earned a reputation for academic excellence—and graduate success—that has made it a leader among international medical schools.
Here is just some of what you’ll discover at MUA:
"They want you to be successful, and that’s what I love the most about it. I wouldn’t be where I am today if it weren’t for MUA."
—Andy Truong, MD
2014 MUA Graduate
Medical College of Georgia
Our Faculty: All the MUA faculty have an advanced medical or doctoral degree (MD, MBBS, PhD) in their academic field, with postgraduate training in their specialty, as well as demonstrated experience in teaching and research.
Our Curriculum: MUA has fully implemented the modern, systems-based approach that has been established as critical for educating the next generation of physicians. From your first semester in Gross Anatomy to the shelf exams at the end of the Basic Sciences curriculum, MUA offers a structured, rigorous academic curriculum that models closely what you will find at medical schools in the U.S. or Canada. In addition, at MUA we focus on preparing you for the critical licensing exams required to become a practicing MD, beginning with the USMLE Step 1 exam.
Our Small Class Size: An educational philosophy that emphasizes close student-teacher interaction means MUA students get the one-on-one attention in basic sciences and the coaching in clinical rotations they need.
Affordability: MUA is proud to offer a tuition that makes it possible for our students to obtain their MD with far less indebtedness than most other medical schools. In fact, MUA is the most affordable medical school in the Caribbean that’s eligible for U.S Federal Direct Student Loans.
Our Clinical Rotations: MUA has an extensive program at ACGME-approved teaching hospitals throughout the United States and Canada, providing the broad-based experience that is essential to obtaining a top residency.
Our Residency Placements: The residency placements that our graduates earn year in and year out are the ultimate measure of our success as a medical school. MUA students have enjoyed continuous success in achieving a wide range of residencies in various subspecialties and in a wide range of prominent post-graduate programs.
Our Campus: The 10-acre MUA campus on Nevis has modern classrooms, laboratories, a library and more. The on-campus test center gives you the opportunity to take block exams online—simulating the conditions under which you will take the all-important USMLE Step 1.
Nevis: The island nation of Nevis—small, beautiful, historic, extremely safe and easily accessible—offers a tranquil setting for undertaking one of the most important experiences of your life.
Convenience: Let’s face it, attending medical school is hard enough. Traveling there shouldn’t be difficult. The MUA campus is located on the island of Nevis, just 200 miles from Puerto Rico (a major entryway to the Caribbean). Nevis is also the neighboring island to St. Kitts, which is served by direct flights from the U.S.