ACADEMIC PROGRAMS OVERVIEW

An academic year at All Saints consists of 3 semesters. Semesters begin in January, May and September. Each semester is 4 months. Programs are conducted in St. Vincent & the Grenadines. Clinical Clerkships are available at hospitals in various locations in the USA, UK and the Caribbean.

There are two program options for the Doctor of Medicine MD degree program:

  • The 5 Year MD program (Premed, Basic Sciences and Clinical Clerkships)
    • The 5 Year program includes a premedical component for students who do not have the required prerequisite courses to begin the Basic Scenes component.
  • The 4 Year MD Program (Basic Sciences and Clinical Clerkships)
    • For students who have already achieved the prerequisites they may apply for the 4 Year program and begin the Basic Sciences component.

CHOOSE YOUR PROGRAM

5 YEAR DOCTOR OF MEDICINE PROGRAM

The five-year Doctor of Medicine program starts with an eighteen-month premedical or undergraduate degree which fulfils the prerequisite criteria to be eligible for entry to the four-year Medical degree program.

IDEAL FOR:

High School graduates

REQUIREMENTS

  • Strong Science background
  • High School/O’Levels/CSEC or Community College graduate with at least two Science subjects.
  • At least 17 years of age
  • MCAT not required

REQUIRED COURSES

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics or Calculus
  • English

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Premedical Component
    • In St. Vincent ASUSVG Campus
    • 4 Semesters – 16 Weeks Each
    • 1 Year 4 Months Total
Basic Sciences Component
    • In St. Vincent ASUSVG Campus
    • 5 Semesters – 16 Weeks Each
    • 1 Year 8 Months Total
Clinical Clerkships
    • In USA, UK or Caribbean Teaching Hospitals
    • 6 Semesters – 12 Weeks Each
    • 72 Weeks Total
Total Program Duration:

4 Years 8 Months

4 YEAR DOCTOR OF MEDICINE PROGRAM

The four-year Doctor of Medicine degree program follows a U.S based curriculum. The program consists of five (5) semesters (one year eight months) of Basic Medical Sciences completed in classrooms on the Island of St. Vincent and seventy-two (72) weeks of clerkship rotations completed at accredited teaching hospitals in the USA, the UK and the Caribbean.

IDEAL FOR:

University or College Students or Graduates

REQUIREMNTS:

  • Undergraduate or College degree in a Science related discipline with at least 90 credits at an accredited University.
  • Strong Science background

REQUIRED COURSES

  • Two semesters of:
    • Biology or Zoology
    • General or Inorganic Chemistry
    • Organic Chemistry
    • Physics
    • Calculus or Mathematics
  • One semester of English or Social Sciences.
  • One semester of Biochemistry can substitute for one semester of Organic Chemistry
  • All prerequisite courses or programs should have been completed within the last 10 years

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Basic Sciences Component
    • In St. Vincent ASUSVG Campus
    • 5 Semesters – 16 Weeks Each
    • 1 Year 8 Months Total
Clinical Clerkships
    • In USA, UK or Caribbean Teaching Hospitals
    • 6 Semesters – 12 Weeks Each
    • 72 Weeks Total
Total Program Duration:

3 Years 4 Months

LEAVE OF ABSENCE POLICY

Students may apply for a maximum Leave of Absence of two semesters during their degree program. This does not include the transition semester between MD5 and MD6 when students are preparing for exams and clerkship rotations. Extended Leave of Absences will be reviewed on a case by case basis and will only be granted under extra-ordinary circumstances, at the sole discretion of the University. Please note that inability to pay your tuition fees is not considered an approved reason for an Extended Leave of Absence. At the end of any approved Leave of Absence period, if a student does not resume their program, they will be automatically withdrawn from the University. If the student wishes to resume at the University after being withdrawn, they will be required to re-apply for re-entry/admission to the University. Students are required to be in good standing financially with the University in order to be able to apply for resumption or re-entry/admission.

Returning Student Guideline:

Undergraduate and Basic Science Students: Students should petition the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs at least 2 weeks prior to the intended date of return for permission to return to study. Students must prove that the circumstances leading to the Leave of Absence has been addressed and they are ready to resume their studies without further interruptions. Once permission is granted by the Dean of Student Affairs, the Student MUST then contact the Officer of the Registrar to begin the resumption process.

Clinical Clerkship Students: Students should inform the Offices of the Dean of Student Affairs and the Dean of Clinical Affairs of their intent to resume their clinical rotations. Written notice should be provided to the Dean of Clinical Affairs no later than 6 weeks prior to the intended return date.

For more detailed information governing the Leave of Absence application process and procedures, please contact the Dean of Student Affairs.