Nov 8, 2017
The University of Health Sciences Antigua campus is in Dowhill, Antigua. UHSA’s School of Medicine and Macedonia School of Nursing both have a distinguished history of providing a vigorous education to students of high academic potential since 1982.
UHSA has initiatives not found in many of the other schools in our region. Our curriculum is organ system based and allows for an integrated approach to teaching and learning during the basic science years, similar to most U.S. schools. This method of teaching allows for learning in small groups, independent study and the early integration of clinical experiences.
UHSA is one of only a few medical schools in the Caribbean that has a Standardized Patient/Clinical skills unit. UHSA students begin an exposure to standardized, trained patients from day one. Students also participate in early clinical experiences on the island through the government health system of Antigua. Also, UHSA operates a student involved clinic, The Free Clinic at English Harbour. At the Free Clinic, students have an opportunity to serve the community while gaining valuable leadership and clinical experience. UHSA students are also involved in research.
The motto for UHSA is “medical and nursing school to the world.” We have a rich, diverse community with students and faculty representing many parts of the world. Much of the UHSA faculty live on campus. Our faculty are both talented and committed, making themselves accessible after hours to ensure the success of our students. With enrolment per class of no more than 120, UHSA students are more than just a number and have an opportunity to know and spend time with their faculty.
Give us an opportunity to be a part of this most important and exciting journey in your life. At UHSA, we are dedicated to your success and to your becoming a physician of excellence.