Depending upon their academic achievement levels, students wishing to achieve the Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree may enter the seven-, six-, or five-year MD program, which starts with the premedical phase delivered on the True Blue campus in Grenada, West Indies. The Committee on Admission places the applicants into the first, second, or third year of the premedical phase according to the applicant’s academic background. Throughout all years of the premedical phase, there is a strong focus on study skills development and academic enhancement.
The premedical phase curriculum is designed as a firm foundation for the advanced studies offered later in the medical phase of the MD program. These years of study are comprised of premedical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, and serve as a foundation to the basic sciences which comprise the first two years of the medical phase.
Students who complete the premedical phase with a grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 or better and pass the Premedical Science Comprehensive Examination (PMSCE) are promoted into the first year of the four-year Doctor of Medicine degree program. Additionally, any US citizen or US permanent resident is required to take the MCAT examination and have the scores reported to the school prior to enrolment in the four-year MD program.
Students who do not hold a first degree and who wish to obtain a bachelor’s degree in the course of their studies may be eligible to do so. Evaluation of prior educational background will determine eligibility and appropriate placement within the BS/MD program.