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St. Matthew’s MBBS to MD Pathway

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St. Matthew’s MBBS to MD Pathway

Start with an MBBS and finish with an MD: Practice in the U.S. and Canada.

St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine offers eligible students with an MBBS degree the opportunity to apply for transfer admission to the Medical Doctor (MD) Degree Program with advanced standing. Our curriculum prepares graduates for professional practice in the U.S. and Canada, offering hands-on clinical experiences before U.S. rotations and residency.

Why the MBBS to MD Program at St. Matthew’s?

  • Demonstrated Success: 100% sustained residency placement rate for 2021-2023 – the highest among Caribbean medical schools.*
  • Quality Clinical Network – Complete your clinical rotations at teaching hospitals in the U.S., Canada, and the UK.
  • Personalized Learning: 7:1 student-to-faculty ratio.
  • Ideal Location: Grand Cayman stands out for its beauty and safety in the Caribbean.
  • Vibrant Community: Embrace diversity in our global student and faculty community.

*The two-year residency placement rate is the percentage of students attaining a residency position out of all graduates or expected graduates in 2022-23 and graduates in 2021-22 who were active applicants in the NRMP match or attained a residency outside the NRMP match.

Clear Pathway to Practicing Medicine

A preview of what your journey to professional practice will look like.

Academic Requirements

  • ​​Students must have completed their MBBS from an accredited medical school within 5 years of application, unless they have been licensed and practicing medicine since their graduation.
  • English is the language of instruction at St. Matthews University School of Medicine. If your first language is not English, you must submit proof of English proficiency.

Application Process

Program Costs*

Semester 5Semester 6Semester 7Semester 8Semester 9Semester 10
Tuition$16,802$22,406$22,406$22,406$22,406$22,406
Administrative Fees$5,970$4,144$4,144$4,144$4,144$4,144
Malpractice$260$260$260$260$260
Scholarships$7,300$7,300$7,300$7,300$7,300$7,300
Tuition with Scholarships Added$15,472$19,510$19,510$19,510$19,510$19,510
Total tuition with scholarship: $113,022

*All costs are quoted in USD.

ScholarshipInternational Student Grant

Eligible applicants who are citizens and permanent residents of a country outside of the United States or Canada will receive $7300 USD per semester towards their tuition.