48 months
31478 USD/year
31478 USD/year
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The Medicine - Basic Sciences program from the Medical University of the Americas makes students are eligible to practice medicine in Canada (Only Canadians), Puerto Rico and all 50  U.S. states. 

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  • Licensure: MUA  students are eligible to practice medicine in Canada (Only Canadians), Puerto Rico and all 50  U.S. states. 
  • USMLE Pass Rate: In 2015–19 MUA students averaged a 95% first-time pass rate on the USMLE Step 1 exam
  • Excellent Residency Placement:MUA graduates routinely achieve top residency placements in the U.S. and  Canada.

Established hospital affiliates/relationships for core rotations in Semester 6-10 studies

  • Students: MUA students consistently achieve superior results on the critical USMLE licensing exams, and a significant proportion of our graduates obtain leadership positions in their residency programs.
  • Learning Environment: Smaller class size, focused Professor to student ratio, hands-on mentorship. THis is in  contrast  to many other much larger institutions with big classes. 
  • Comprehensive Curriculum: The Program includes 5 semesters studying the Basic Sciences curriculum on the Saba University campus and five semesters of clinical rotations back in the U.S. or Canada at U.S. or Canadian teaching hospitals. 
  • Approved for US federal loans: MUA  is one of the select international medical schools to participate in US Federal Student Loan programs 
  • Beautiful location that’s warm all year round, opportunities for snorkeling, swimming and much more
  • Student organizations for an enhanced student experience
  • Housing support both on and off-campus
  • Student services and support 
  • Campus: Modern, state-of-the-art  campus facilities include wireless technology available throughout the bright, airconditioned classrooms, labs, library and student lounges
  • Merit based scholarships available Up to US $45,000* in total, disbursed in a manner and over a timeframe determined the by Scholarship Committee. Amounts applied against tuition only.
  • Nevis Island has a low crime rate


Accreditation: Accredited by the Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Pre-course requisites

  • General biology or zoology
  • Inorganic chemistry (with lab)
  • Organic chemistry (with lab)
  • English

MUA encourages students to complete courses in the arts, social sciences, philosophy, literature and the humanities

  • Taking the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is required for all applicants who are U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents.
  • English Proficiency - Since English is the language of instruction at Medical University of the Americas, it is important that applicants be prepared academically to pursue the curriculum and also be able to communicate well."

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    31478 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15739 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    31478 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15739 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • Effective for matriculants on or after the May 2022 Semester:
  • MD Program Basic Sciences [semesters 1-5]:$15,739 per semester 
  •  (excludes fees, tuition only)
  • MD Program Clinical Medicine [Semesters 6-10]:$21,306 (excludes fees, tuition only) 


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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