“Our graduates compete at a very high level and have worked successfully in some of the most prestigious hospitals in the United States” ~ Warren Ross, President
St. Kitts, West Indies (PRWEB)
April 11, 2013
The University of Medicine and Health Sciences (UMHS) recently published its results for the 2013 internship. A total of 43 students have participated in various competitive programs at prestigious educational institutions in the United States and Canada.
Caribbean medical schools are a popular alternative for American and Canadian students who are denied access to competitive domestic schools. However, over the past 10 years the quality of Caribbean medical schools has been questioned at times. The recent for-profit education boom has seen several overseas medical schools being bought by Wall Street-sponsored companies and investors. Some say this has resulted in a shift in their focus from educational quality to high profits coming from overcrowded classrooms.
UMHS is owned and operated by the Ross family who were early pioneers in the industry and who developed one of the original and most successful foreign medical schools. With their newest institution, UMHS, they want to bring back academic quality and individual attention to the Caribbean. Their philosophy of always putting student interests first appears to be paying off as the school’s track record is unparalleled for such a young school.
Some of the most impressive internships for UMHS students in 2013 include:
Family Medicine – McMaster University (Hamilton, Ontario)
- Internal Medicine – Johns Hopkins Sinai Hospital (Baltimore, MD)
- Neurology (PGY – 1 Internal Medicine) – Emory University (Atlanta, GA)
- Neurology – Wisconsin Medical School
- Pediatrics – Sinai Hospital (Baltimore, MD)
- Psychiatry – University of Connecticut
- Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation – Wayne State University (Michigan)
- Surgery – Saint Mary’s Hospital, Connecticut
With demand for doctors continuing to grow and U.S. medical school acceptance rates still below 50%, alternative pathways like the Caribbean are more important than ever. Students should be aware that some Caribbean medical schools are of poor academic quality and do their due diligence carefully. A track record and residency placement are among the most telling indicators of an institution’s potential for success.
The University of Medicine and Health Sciences (UMHS) is a Caribbean medical school founded in 2007 that offers a doctorate in medicine. Students begin their undergraduate science degrees in St. Kitts, West Indies, and complete their clinical training in teaching hospitals across the United States. UMHS prides itself on its state-of-the-art campus, small classes, high student loyalty, and excellent USMLE success rates.
For more information on UMHS, visit the university’s website or the Caribbean Medical School’s blog: UMHS Pulse. Prospective students, counselors and teachers can call toll-free at 866-686-0380.
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