Eligibility and Admission

Although applicant’s scholastic or academic record is accorded the greatest consideration, many other factors are also taken into consideration during the admission process. Interviews conducted during the admission process help the admission committee in determining a student’s demeanor, educational level, and degree of commitment. Applicants are encouraged to present a strong case for themselves through outlining their volunteer work, community contribution and scholastic achievements through their personal essay and by providing strong letter of recommendation. There is no entrance examination requirement at present. Although not required at present, submittal of MCAT scores is strongly recommended when applying for admission.

PREMEDICAL SCIENCE PROGRAM (4 SEMESTERS)
The Premedical Science Program is of four semester duration and includes:
  •  One academic year of College or University – level General Biology or Zoology
  •  One academic year of College or University – level General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry
  •  One academic year of College or University – level Physics (Mechanics, Heat, Electromagnetism and / or Modern Physics)
  • One academic year of English
  • A broad background in humanities/social sciences

The Premedical Science Program is recommended for applicants into the 5-year MD degree program. Such applicants must possess High School or Secondary School certificates or diploma. University or College graduates who do not possess the requisite science background and qualifications for admission into the 4-year MD degree program are also recommended to apply for admission into the Premedical Science program of the University.  Such applicants may be granted credits for other premedical courses they already successfully completed at their previous school.

APPLICANTS FOR ADMISSION INTO THE 4 –YEAR MD DEGREE PROGRAM (APPLICANTS FROM THE USA AND CANADA)
To be eligible for admission, applicants from the US or Canada MUST present evidence of successful completion of at least three years of course work from an accredited college or university. This must include a minimum of 90 semester hours or 135 quarter hours in life sciences or related areas. Preference will be given to applicants who have completed a Baccalaureate or higher degree.

APPLICANTS FOR ADMISSION INTO THE 5 – YEAR MD DEGREE PROGRAM (APPLICANTS FROM USA & CANADA)
Applicants from Canada or the US must present evidence of satisfactory completion of high school or secondary school with above average grades.

APPLICANTS FROM OTHER COUNTIRES
International Students will be evaluated on an individual basis and must meet educational requirements for admission to medical schools in their country of origin.  A TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Examination score may be required.

TRANSFER STUDENTS
All Saints may accept students intending to transfer from accredited medical schools. Transcripts of Academic Records of such applicants will be evaluated to determine eligibility for admission. Evaluation of the overall eligibility of prospective transfer students will be treated on a case by case basis.

TRANSFER POLICY

STUDENTS TRANSFERRING INTO ALL SAINTS UNIVERSITY MD DEGREE PROGRAM
Original copies of transcripts of academic records from previous medical school(s), colleges or Universities must be submitted. These copies will be required later by the ECFMG before a student can appear for the USMLE and when applying for residency match.

Advanced standing will be given only to students transferring from accredited medical schools and/or schools listed in the International Medical Education Directory (IMED). The University does not award credits for Basic Medical Science courses completed online or by distance education or from non-accredited medical schools or schools not listed in the IMED. In exceptional cases, a student or applicant who has successfully completed Basic Medical Sciences and passed the USMLE may be allowed to transfer into the clinical phase of the MD degree program.

TRANSFER POLICY
If a student of the University intends to withdraw from the medical school, he/she must submit In writing notice of such an intention at least one semester (4 months) prior to the date of withdrawal from the University, stating reasons. Failure to comply with this automatically means that the student will always be considered enrolled in the program for the following semester and must meet all his/her financial and other obligations to the University. Notice of withdrawal from the University program received less than one semester (4 months) to the time of withdrawal will no be entertained and such student(s) will  be deemed to be indebted to the University for the following semester.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
To be eligible for an award of MD degree students must complete ALL the graduation requirements of All Saints University, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. These include:

  • Successful completion of 5 semesters of Basic Medical Sciences
  • Successful completion of 72 weeks of approved clinical clerkships/ rotation at affiliated or approved teaching hospitals.
  • Successful completion of United States Medical Licensure Examination (USMLE). In lieu of USMLE a student may complete MCCEE conducted by the Medical Council of Canada.
  • In exceptional circumstances, a student may be permitted to skip the above-mentioned examinations (USMLE or MCCEE) provided that he/she completes comparable examinations by a national examination body of the country where student intends to practice. This will be treated on a case by case basis.
  • A student must be in a good standing. He/she must receive clearance from different departments of the University, including accounts department, the registry, laboratories and the library. He/she must be of good conduct and character.

EXTENDED ABSENCES
Any student who is absent for two terms without providing written request and without obtaining prior approval from the university administration may be subject to academic sanction, probation or dismissal from the university. This will appear in the academic record of the student concerned.

NON-DISCRIMINATORY POLICY
All Saints University will grant admission into its programs to qualified applicants or students regardless of color, age, race, nationality, religion, gender, sexuality, disability or marital status.

COMMUNICATION OF DECISION
It may take 2-6 weeks for a decision to be made on application for admission once all requirements and supporting documents have been received by the Office of the Registrar of the University. Applicants may contact the Registrar’s office for the status of their application during this period.

WITHDRAWAL FROM PROGRAM
Any student choosing to withdraw from the University during their respective course/level of study must give 1 Semester's advance notice to the University. Volunteer withdrawal from the University constitutes transferring to another institution or termination of their medical education. Failure to do so will result in a fine in the amount of 1 semester's respective tuition fee, to be paid prior to release of University documents including transcripts.

The University reserves the right to change any of its policies or regulations at any time.