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The University of Medicine and Health Sciences (also known as UMHS) is a private, for-profit medical school located in Basseterre, Saint Kitts in the Caribbean. UMHS confers upon its graduates the Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree. The university also has a 5th semester campus in Portland, Maine and an administrative office in New York, New York.

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UMHS was founded in 2007 by Dr. Robert Ross, the founder and former owner of Ross University School of Medicine. The university had its inaugural class in May 2008, and held its first graduation in June 2012 at the United Nations building in New York City. UMHS is owned and operated by the Ross family, with Dr. Ross's son Warren acting as President

St. Kitts campus — Administration Building overlooking the Library and Caribbean Sea

The MD program at UMHS is a 10 semester course of study that consists of three semesters per calendar year. Semesters 1-4 are basic sciences semesters that are completed at the university's Saint Kitts campus. Semester 5 (Introduction to Clinical Medicine) is completed at the university's campus in Portland, Maine. Semesters 6-10 consist of 78 weeks of clinical clerkships (48 weeks of core rotations, 30 weeks of elective rotations) that are completed at affiliated hospitals in the United States.

UMHS basic science campus auditorium

UMHS is chartered in Saint Kitts and accredited by the Accreditation Board of Saint Kitts and Nevis, a recognized accrediting agency listed in the FAIMER Directory of Organizations that Recognize/Accredit Medical Schools (DORA). The school's charter was signed on August 24, 2007. UMHS is also listed in the FAIMER International Medical Education Directory (IMED).

UMHS received its 6-year accreditation from the Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM) in May 2015. ACCM is an international accrediting body listed by the National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation (NCFMEA), part of the US Department of Education, as "found to use standards to accredit their medical schools that are comparable to the standards used to accredit medical schools in the United States."

In addition to its accreditations, UMHS entered an articulation agreement with Georgia University in 2015 and has obtained a provisional license by the state of Florida in 2018.

Student organizations include:

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University of Medicine and Health Sciences Article Talk Language Watch Edit The University of Medicine and Health Sciences also known as UMHS is a private for profit medical school located in Basseterre Saint Kitts in the Caribbean UMHS confers upon its graduates the Doctor of Medicine MD degree The university also has a 5th semester campus in Portland Maine 2 and an administrative office in New York New York 3 University of Medicine and Health Sciences St KittsTypeMedical schoolEstablished2007PresidentWarren Ross J D DeanDon Roberts M D 1 LocationBasseterre Saint Kitts Portland Maine New York New York 17 17 40 N 62 45 08 W 17 2945 N 62 7521 W 17 2945 62 7521 Coordinates 17 17 40 N 62 45 08 W 17 2945 N 62 7521 W 17 2945 62 7521Websiteumhs sk org Contents 1 History 2 Curriculum 3 Accreditation 4 Student life 5 See also 6 References 7 External linksHistory EditUMHS was founded in 2007 by Dr Robert Ross the founder and former owner of Ross University School of Medicine The university had its inaugural class in May 2008 and held its first graduation in June 2012 at the United Nations building in New York City 4 UMHS is owned and operated by the Ross family with Dr Ross s son Warren acting as President St Kitts campus Administration Building overlooking the Library and Caribbean Sea 5 Curriculum EditThe MD program at UMHS is a 10 semester course of study that consists of three semesters per calendar year Semesters 1 4 are basic sciences semesters that are completed at the university s Saint Kitts campus 6 Semester 5 Introduction to Clinical Medicine is completed at the university s campus in Portland Maine Semesters 6 10 consist of 78 weeks of clinical clerkships 48 weeks of core rotations 30 weeks of elective rotations that are completed at affiliated hospitals in the United States 2 UMHS basic science campus auditoriumAccreditation EditUMHS is chartered in Saint Kitts and accredited by the Accreditation Board of Saint Kitts and Nevis 7 a recognized accrediting agency listed in the FAIMER Directory of Organizations that Recognize Accredit Medical Schools DORA 8 The school s charter was signed on August 24 2007 9 UMHS is also listed in the FAIMER International Medical Education Directory IMED 10 UMHS received its 6 year accreditation from the Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine ACCM in May 2015 ACCM is an international accrediting body listed by the National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation NCFMEA part of the US Department of Education as found to use standards to accredit their medical schools that are comparable to the standards used to accredit medical schools in the United States 11 In addition to its accreditations UMHS entered an articulation agreement with Georgia University in 2015 12 and has obtained a provisional license by the state of Florida in 2018 13 Student life EditStudent organizations include American Medical Student Association AMSA 14 See also EditInternational medical graduate List of medical schools in the CaribbeanReferences Edit From the Dean UMHS a b UMHS Clinical Science Caribbean Medical School UMHS Caribbean Medical School St Kitts Contact UMHS Medical School UMHS Caribbean Medical School St Kitts UMHS Inaugural Graduation Photo Slideshow 2012 YouTube Match results UMHS UMHS Basic Science Shelf Examinations Medical School UMHS Caribbean Medical School St Kitts Accredited Institutions St Kitts amp Nevis Accreditation Board gov kn Retrieved 9 October 2012 FAIMER Directory of Organizations that Recognize Accredit Medical Schools Saint Kitts and Nevis faimer org Retrieved 5 September 2011 University Of Medicine And Health Sciences Of St Kitts To Open Doors In January Office of the Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis 6 September 2007 Archived from the original on 8 November 2007 Retrieved 20 January 2021 a href wiki Template Cite web title Template Cite web cite web a CS1 maint unfit URL link Also reviewed ACCM approval in 2015 IMED FAIMER International Medical Education Directory School Details Accredited Schools ACCM www accredmed org Retrieved 22 October 2018 Medical Professions Advising Pre Medicine Georgia Southern University 13 December 2016 Institution name UMHS Florida Department of Education 18 December 2014 AMSA International Medical Schools Archived from the original on 27 September 2011 Retrieved 23 November 2011 External links EditOfficial website Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title University of Medicine and Health Sciences amp oldid 1089620957, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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