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MD Program

May – August (Summer) Semester to be conducted Online and In-Person.

The first two years of the education are part of the basic science program and are mostly classroom-based with patient exposure given through health centers and the Milton Cato memorial Hospital in St Vincent. The third and fourth years are part of the clinical science program and consist of rotations through the different major specialties of medicine.

The basic science program constitutes the first two years and is comprised of five semesters. Each semester lasts for 15-weeks. Basic science instruction consists of lectures, laboratories, case studies, and clinics.

Students begin their study of the basic sciences with learning about microscopic anatomy, which presents the normal structure and function of cells, tissues and the organ systems, and biochemistry which teaches the chemistry of cells, tissues and the organ systems. This is followed by studying the structure of the human body. Students also study the physical, psychological, and social development of humans and the legal and ethical issues associated with the provision of health care. They will then begin to learn about the pathology and pathophysiology of the organ systems and infectious diseases.

The first two years of the education are part of the basic science program and are mostly classroom-based with patient exposure given through health centers and the Milton Cato memorial Hospital in St Vincent. The third and fourth years are part of the clinical science program and consist of rotations through the different major specialties of medicine.

The basic science program constitutes the first two years and is comprised of five semesters. Each semester lasts for 15-weeks. Basic science instruction consists of lectures, laboratories, case studies, and clinics.

Students begin their study of the basic sciences with learning about microscopic anatomy, which presents the normal structure and function of cells, tissues and the organ systems, and biochemistry which teaches the chemistry of cells, tissues and the organ systems. This is followed by studying the structure of the human body. Students also study the physical, psychological, and social development of humans and the legal and ethical issues associated with the provision of health care. They will then begin to learn about the pathology and pathophysiology of the organ systems and infectious diseases.

The 4-Year MD program can be completed in 3 years and 4 months. Admission into the 4-year program requires a Bachelor Degree or completion of at least two years of post secondary education, which must include successful completion of premedical admission requirements such as: 

  • Biology – 90 semester hours
  • Chemistry – 90 semester hours
  • Physics – 90 semester hours
  • and one year of Mathematics or Calculus, English and Humanities or Liberal Arts. 

The 4-year MD degree program comprises 5 semesters of instruction in Basic Medical Sciences in Dominica followed by 72 weeks of clinical clerkships.

The five year MD program is designed for high school graduates intending to obtain an MD Degree. This program includes 4 semesters of premedical courses, including those listed above. Upon successful completion of 4 semesters of premedical courses, students are automatically allowed to complete the Basic Medical Science (pre-clinical) portion of the degree program with their counterparts in the 4-Year MD degree program.