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Doctor of Medicine - Basic Sciences

St. Matthew's University
4 years
Full time
Doctorate / PhD
Scholarships available
West Bay

About this program

Doctor of Medicine - Basic Sciences

The five semesters of the Basic Sciences - Medical curriculum can be summarized quite simply: first you will learn about the healthy body, and then you will study the unhealthy body. Along the way you will get your first taste of how to apply that knowledge clinically (which will be the primary focus of your second five semesters). At the completion of your Basic Sciences semesters, you will take the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) Step 1.

Admission requirements


Overall and science GPA's; MCAT scores (required of citizens and permanent residents of US); references; personal statement; demonstrated service to community

Pre-med coursework:

  • Inorganic (General) Chemistry (with lab) - 1 Academic Year (AY)
  • Organic Chemistry (with lab) - 1 AY
  • Biology (with lab) - 1 AY
  • Language Arts (English) - 0.5 AY
  • College Math or Computer Science  - 0.5 AY

*May substitute a semester of Biochemistry. **May substitute any course with a writing component.


Taking the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is required for all applicants who are U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents.

English proficiency:

Since English is the language of instruction at St. Matthew's, it is important that applicants be prepared academically to pursue the curriculum and also be able to communicate well.

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Scholarships & funding

Please check the university website for more information about funding and scholarships.

Program delivery

The total duration of this program is 4 years:

  • Semesters 1-5 on campus (2 years)
  • Semesters 6-10 clinicals (2 years)


$16,075 per semester (semesters 1-5) (excludes fees, tuition only)

About this institute

St. Matthew's University

Since its establishment in 1997, St. Matthew’s University has helped well over 2,000 students fulfill their ambitions of becoming an MD or veterinarian. With both a highly credentialed MD and DVM program, St. Matthew’s offers small class sizes and expert...

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Why study at St. Matthew's University

  • Low student to faculty ratio: Smallest class sizes of any veterinary school in North America. Unprecedented levels of faculty support and attention
  • Best value: Most affordable tuition of any Caribbean veterinary school
  • Focus on teaching: Dedicated, talented faculty whose time commitments are focused on teaching and mentoring
  • Student mentors: Student mentors to help you adjust to life in veterinary school
  • Graduate in 3 years: Complete your Basic Science education in 28-months then complete clinical training in US or Canada in just over 3-years
  • Faculty: Staff with teaching and leadership experience from the top North American colleges
  • Pass rates: Pass rates on parity with students from US schools
  • Clinical rotations: Clinical training sites at top North American colleges of veterinary medicine
  • Recognition: Affiliate membership in the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges
  • Licensing: Fully chartered by the Cayman Islands Ministry of Health Services and

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