Gateway Medical Program at St Mathews University

Gateway Medical Program

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What Is The Gateway Program At St. Matthew’s?

The Gateway Medical Program is a 15-week preclinical and clinical sciences program offered online or on-campus to students who have been granted conditional acceptance to St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine (SMUSOM). The on-campus option is offered on Nevis at our sister school Medical University of the Americas.

Gateway is offered three times per year, beginning in January, May, and September. Upon completing Gateway, students join the next entering SMUSOM medical school class. 

Gateway Program graduates may qualify for the full range of academic scholarships offered by SMUSOM’s MD Program based on their combined GPA across both the Gateway Program and their undergraduate study or their MCAT score, whichever affords the higher scholarship payout.  

Students may attend Gateway part-time, and online students may attend asynchronously.

Why Gateway?

Expand Your Knowledge

Bolster your existing knowledge by focusing on the foundational concepts and skills needed to thrive in medical school.

Enhance Your Learning Style

Receive individualized, expert coaching on study techniques and knowledge retention strategies.

Grow Your Network

Begin medical school with a built-in support system of friends and study partners.

Low Student-to-faculty Ratio

Gateway students benefit from a 3:1 student-to-faculty ratio, allowing personalized instruction.

Top Faculty

100% of Gateway faculty hold either a PhD, MD or both, and have extensive experience teaching medical students.

Tuition “Free” Guarantee

The Gateway Grant is exclusively available to students who enrolled in the 2024 and 2025 terms and subsequent cohorts of the Gateway Program. Eligible Gateway students will be awarded a one-time grant of $2,500 USD to be applied toward their Gateway tuition fees. While students will benefit from this grant, they will continue to pay the administrative cost of $2,500 USD associated with the course.

  • Duration: 15 weeks
  • Delivery: online or on-campus
  • Study mode: full-time and part-time
  • Curriculum: clinical anatomy, medical physiology, cellular and molecular biology, and principles of medicine