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The University of West Indies (UWI) on Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad
For more details on this course, please click the following link: University of West Indies
We are pleased to announce that for 2014 entry, the Medical School and M&D are working together so that successful completion of the M&D Pre-Med may lead to direct entry into the 2nd year of their MBBS programme.
We are currently accepting applications for September 2014 entry. To apply for the medical degree course now, please click here.
5-Year undergraduate Medicine
This course is open to students who have completed secondary education with possible 2nd year entry for those who have completed the 1-year M&D Pre-Med.
This University of West Indies has been home to three Nobel Prize winners, many distinguished Caribbean Prime Ministers and researchers of international acclaim. UWI is the regionís premier educational institution. Its faculties offer a wide range of undergraduate, masters and doctoral programmes. The University currently has a total enrolment of over 39,000 students and graduates annually approximately 5,800 students (at undergraduate, graduate and diploma levels).
Mona is the administrative Centre of the University and covers approximately 653 acres. It is the oldest and largest of all the university campuses and has a wide variety of services. In 1948 the university was established as a college of the University of London.
The Mona Campus, which houses the soon to be completed state of the art medical centre, encompasses 653 acres of land formerly part of two large sugar estates. Scattered throughout the campus are the famous historic ruins of a Roman-style aqueduct, water wheel, and other remnants of the sugar works which once stood on the site. The campus is nestled in a lush valley embraced by Long Mountain to the south and the southernmost peaks of the famous Blue Mountain Range to the North. Mona is perhaps one of the most scenic areas in Greater Kingston, with the surrounding mountains providing a verdant backdrop which enhances the serene atmosphere of the campus.
In the first two years, emphasis is placed on learning the structure and functioning of the human body. The courses cover Human Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine and are integrated with the teaching of Pharmacology, basic Pathology, Microbiology and Community Health. A simultaneous introductory clinical course is designed to provide relevance of this knowledge to later clinical practice.
Formal clinical training begins in Year 3 and continues into the final two years through a series of rotating hospital and clinic attachments (clerkships) in the main medical and surgical disciplines.
On successful completion of the 5th year, students sit a final qualifying examination with written and clinical components.
If you wish to browse the extensive UWI website, please click: www.mona.uwi.edu
Student life in the West Indies
The islands of the West Indies are a tropical paradise of the coast of the Americas being both a tourist hub and a tranquil getaway. Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad are three of the most popular West Indian islands with thousands of people from different areas of the world descending on their shores each year.
The campus of Mona is based in Kingston, the capital city of Jamaica. Kingston is the largest English-speaking city in the Caribbean. A colourful and cosmopolitan capital, it is the financial and commercial core of Jamaica and also home to a number of famous residents.
Food in the West Indies is varied from traditional dishes of Ackee and Saltfish or Jerked meats and fish, to international dishes with restaurants in French, Italian, Chinese and Spanish cuisine.
If you are taking a short break from studying whilst at Mona, how about visiting some of Jamaicaís major landmarks? There is the world famous Dunns River Falls in Ocho Rios, somewhere good to take a dip and relax in calming waters, visit the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston or take a stroll along the Seven Mile Beach in Negril.
Application Procedure: Complete M&D Application; send University transcripts for evaluation; complete telephone interview.
Entrance Requirements: High A-level results or equivalent in sciences subjects (as for most UK medical schools), or having completed the M&D Pre-Med Programme. There are no entrance examinations.
Application Deadline: Taking applications for September 2012 entry.
To register your interest and apply for their medical degree course now, please click here.