Calliaqua, Kingstown St. Vincent and the Grenadines
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Clinical Medicine / Dentistry (MMSC)

Designed for high-caliber Medical and Dental graduates who want to explore and benefit from medical research, perhaps with a view to pursuing a specialization in their field or/and a PhD or a career in research.

STU-SOM offers you the opportunity to undertake a practice in your field of study and research project in a laboratory or department relevant to your specialty. The choice of research projects carried out is wide and ranges from bench research to clinical research.

The program begins with a month of teaching, providing you with an overview of the whole range of techniques used in medical and dental research.

The students shall receive statistics training and practical workshops and be taught practical techniques.

To consider the student’s research interests and opportunities STU-SOM advises the students to speak to the Program Director.



  • 1) Cosmetology
  • 2) Reproductive Medicine
  • 3) Sleep Medicine
  • 4) Pain management
  • 5) Endocrinology & Diabetology
  • 6) Geriatric medical management
  • 7) Radiology


  • 1) Prosthodontics & Oral Rehabilitation
  • 2) Orthodontics
  • 3) Laser Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry
  • 4) Periodontics and Implantology
  • 5) Oral Surgery

Total Duration: 30 months

The candidate attends face to face training and discussion once in 8 months

Block 1 – Theory & assignments of Case study
Duration – 4 weeks
Venue – University Campus

Block 2 – Examination, Review, Theory Classes ,Practical, Assignment of thesis and journal publication
Duration – 2 weeks
Venue – (Affiliated Hospitals of the University)

Block 3 – Examination, Review, Theory Classes, Practical and review of thesis. (doctoral committee meeting)
Duration – 3 weeks
Venue – (Affiliated Hospitals of the University)

Block 4 – Thesis defense
Duration – 2 days

Academic Program:

  • The course is divided into 6 semesters (6 months each semester)
  • During the first three semesters students will study the theory and clinical and from the Fourth semester they will work on the thesis along with clinical studies
  • Candidates are expected to commence work on their thesis from the first Semester onwards

Academic Process:

  • After enrolling in the university, student will pursue his/her clinical studies from the affiliated hospitals
  • Each student will have a Program Chair who will provide support to the students throughout the course
  • Students will submit periodical reports to the Program Chair
  • The students will also review the latest research articles in his subject and publish it in international journals. These articles will be peer reviewed before publication
  • At the end of the course student will appear for clinical assessment

Learning Methodology:

  • The main thrust of the program is to gain knowledge and competencies through blended learning which is acquired through an appropriate interplay of course work, clinical work and research
  • Students are expected to do course work as prescribed in the curriculum
  • Students with Post Graduate diploma will be exempted from part of the course work
  • Students have to accomplish the following during the course:-
    • Case studies: 60 cases study reports
    • Assignments: 20 Assignments reports
    • Conferences: 2 Conference certificates
    • Continuous Medical / Dental Education Programs: 2 certificates
    • Thesis: Submit thesis at the end of the 29th month
    • Article Review: 2 Article Review
    • Credits Hours (Theory): One unit theory credit hour is assigned to one hour (55 minutes) of classroom time with a minimum of two/three hours of out-of-classroom time spent preparing for class, studying and discussion per week throughout one semester of approximately 24 weeks in length.
    • Minimum – 60 Credits
      Credit hours (Clinical Work)
      One unit of credit hour is assigned for practicing in a clinic for 15 hours per week throughout the semester.
      24 credits per semester for 4 semesters
      Minimum – 90 Credits
      Thesis – 30 Credits
      Minimum 180 credits for award of Degree