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Clinical Medicine

Transition from the classroom and theoretical learning to real-world patient care.

Clinical Medicine and Rotations (Semesters 6-10)

In your clinical education – Semesters 6 through 10 – you switch gears from Basic Sciences, moving from the world of the classroom and theory to the patient’s bedside and the life and death decisions of real medicine.

SMUSOM students leave the Grand Cayman campus and join students from other medical schools at teaching hospitals in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. SMUSOM carefully manages the clinical program to ensure that there are more than enough clerkship positions to enable our students to complete their education without delay.

Academic Calendar

Seminar Series

St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine is proud to sponsor frequent Continuing Medical Education Conferences in collaboration with leading medical organizations such as Johns Hopkins and Cleveland Clinic. Presenters are often among the top practitioners and researchers in their respective fields, and attendees include St. Matthew’s students and faculty as well as Cayman Islands medical professionals.

Medical Organizations

  • Current St. Matthew's medical student
    My time at SMU has been a wonderful experience. Classes are small and the professors are wonderful, extremely knowledgeable and helpful.

Center for Learning Enhancement

At St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine, we are as committed to your dream as you are. Our faculty and staff do everything possible to maximize your opportunity to succeed academically. 

To that end, we have developed SMUSOM’s one-of-a-kind Center for Learning Enhancement (CLE). This center provides a set of services that are integrated with and integral to the overall program for learning at SMUSOM.

The CLE’s mission is to assist and encourage medical students to develop their academic and personal skills to foster greater academic success. These goals are accomplished through services of the CLE which include Faculty Reviews and Tutoring, Teaching Assistants, Peer Tutoring, Academic Development Workshops, and our unique Student Development Course. Qualified counselors also serve as Academic Advisors to offer individual help on request.

FAQs About the Doctor of Medicine (MD) Program

St. Matthew’s has three start dates during the year:
September, January and May.

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