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BS Medical Sciences

BSc – Medical Sciences

BS Medical Sciences provides the knowledge, skills and personal and professional development appropriate for graduate entry to medicine, medical research, Insurance, or careers in one of the many healthcare or healthcare-related professions.

Intercalated with DOCTOR OF MEDICINE

The Bachelor of Medical Sciences degree program may be intercalated as part of the MD program.

Students shall be prepared for careers including biomedical or clinical laboratory sciences, the pharmaceutical industry, healthcare or medical teaching, medical writing, healthcare management and clinical trials management.

This program is not a qualification in medical practice, the skills and knowledge gained provide an excellent platform for applications to graduate medical program. Graduates can also enter careers in veterinary medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy and physiotherapy. However, to enter these professions you will need to pursue further study and training.

Pre-MED

First Semester

  • General Biology
  • General Chemistry
  • Physics I
  • Calculus I
  • English

Second Semester

  • Physics II
  • Calculus II
  • Human Biology
  • Informatics
  • Organic Chemistry

Third Semester

  • Introduction to Anatomy
  • Introduction to Biochemistry
  • Medically Applied Physics
  • Introduction to Physiology
  • Medical Psychology

BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCE

Our curriculum is derived mainly from the American medical education system, integrated with certain European elements of studying medicine. Students at Saint Teresa University – School of Medicine must be motivated and focused, given that our curriculum is year-round with a minimum number of breaks. The Basic Sciences Program consists of five (5) semesters of 16 weeks each and is taught at the St. Vincent campus. MD 5 is taught either at St. Vincent campus or US campus. The Clinical Program consists of six (6) semesters of 12 weeks each and is conducted either on St. Vincent or in the United States.

Saint Teresa University – School of Medicine promotes hands-on experience and exposure to patient care throughout the MD program. The availability of Hospitals and Clinics in St. Vincent and in India allows such integration to be possible. Students are encouraged to use their knowledge and skills creatively, whether it concerns the human body in health or disease. The prevention of disease and the promotion of good health are considered important aspects in educating a well-rounded physician.

At Saint Teresa University – School of Medicine, we believe that a solid science foundation is essential. This foundation is laid in the Basic Sciences Program. Students are required to complete about 140 credit hours of course work in five (5) semesters of 16 weeks. These semesters are numbered MD-1 through MD-5. This program is substantially more comprehensive than many other Caribbean medical programs because it integrates the European element of clinical exposure.

The Basic Sciences Program courses are presented in lecture format combined with laboratory exposure to allow for visual reinforcement and development of analytical skills. Because Saint Teresa University – School of Medicine requires students to pass the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) Step I before proceeding with the Clinical Medicine Program, the strong preparation provided by the Basic Sciences Program supports the student in achieving this important milestone. Following is an outline of courses offered as part of the Basic Sciences Program.

First Semester (MD-1)

  • Gross Anatomy and Embryology
  • Histology and Cell Biology
  • Genetics
  • Biochemistry

Second Semester (MD-2)

  • Medical Physiology
  • Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine
  • Medical and Legal Ethics
  • Patient/Doctor relationship & History Taking

Third Semester (MD-3)

  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Neuroscience
  • Pathology I

Fourth Semester (MD-4)

  • Pharmacology
  • Pathology II
  • Physical Diagnosis

Fifth Semester (MD-5)

  • Introduction to Clinical Medicine
  • Board Review
  • Behavioral science