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St. Matthew’s MBBS to MD Pathway

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Start with an MBBS and finish with an MD.

St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine offers a seamless transition from your Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) to an advanced-standing the Medical Doctor (MD) degree program. Our MBBS to MD pathway prepares students to broaden their options for global medical practice. The comprehensive curriculum ensures graduates are well prepared for professional practice in the U.S. and Canada, offering hands-on clinical experiences before U.S. rotations and exclusive residency opportunities.

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

  • Demonstrated Success: 96% sustained residency placement rate for 2020-2024 – 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.

*96% Four Year Residency Placement Rate is the percent of students attaining a residency position out of all graduates or expected graduates in 2020-21, 2021-22, 2022-23 and 2023-24 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.

Tuition and Fees*

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$260
Tuition before Scholarship$22,772$26,810$26,810$26,810$26,810$26,810
Scholarship$7,300$7,300$7,300$7,300$7,300$7,300
Tuition with Scholarship 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.

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

Complete the online application. Start your application, here.

  • ​​Transcripts: Submit official transcript(s) from each college/university or professional school you attended. Student-issued copies may suffice, pending official transcripts.
  • Personal Statement: Submit a personal statement (limited to 500 words) detailing your motivation for pursuing a medical career, noteworthy accomplishments, personal interests, and any pertinent information for the Admissions Committee’s assessment.
  • Letters of Recommendation: Provide two letters of recommendation: one from a college/university professor and another from either an employer or a supervising physician.
  • Photos: Submit two passport-size (2″ x 2″) color photographs.
  • MCAT: Applicants who are not U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents are not required to submit the MCAT.
  • TOEFL: Applicants whose principal language is not English may be required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or comparable examination.

ScholarshipInternational Student Grant

Eligible applicants who are citizens and permanent residents of a country outside of the United States or Canada will receive $7,300 USD per semester over 6 semesters towards their tuition.