St. Matthew's University
SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
“Improving Life By Degrees”
Volume 2, No.II; 2008 Grand Cayman • British West Indies
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For more information
St. Matthew’s University
School of Medicine
Regatta Office Park
Leeward Three, West Bay
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
12124 High Tech Avenue, Suite 350
Orlando, FL 32817
St. Matthew’s University
School of Medicine
A T T H 2008-2010
M E Grand Cayman • British West Indies
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Welcome From the Deans 1
The SMU Difference 2
Locations & Facilities 3
Online MBA Program 4
Tuition and Fees 8
Financial Aid: Options and Obligations 8
Basic Sciences Program 14
Clinical Sciences Program and Clerkship Rotations 18
Third-Year Core Clerkship Curriculum 20
Fourth-Year Selectives and Electives 21
Faculty & Administration 22
Standards for Academic Performance 32
Standards of Professional Behavior and Academic Honesty 34
Student Life 36
Health and Immunization Information 37
Student Government and Organizations 37
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Dr. R. Senthil Kumar., M.D., F.C.C.P John Randall, M.D., C.M.
Dean of Basic Sciences Dean of Clinical Sciences
First, I would like to extend to you a warm welcome to St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine. I am Hello Clinical Students. Upon your completion of Basic Sciences, it will be time to apply what you have
happy that you chose St. Matthew’s to pursue your medical education. You can rest assured that you have learned in the classroom. St. Matthew’s offers rotations at hospitals and clinics throughout the United States,
made the right choice. We at St. Matthew’s have a student-centered mission. We do everything we can to help Canada, and the United Kingdom. At St. Matthew’s University, we strive to meet your individual needs by
you reach your goal, to become a successful physician. working closely with you to ensure that you have the experience and credentials necessary to achieve residency
in the setting and field of your choice. Our committed clinical staff works with a student-centered dedication and passion
Here at St. Matthew’s, you will find the friendly faculty and staff ever willing to assist you to meet your educational needs. that is unparalleled in Caribbean Medical Schools; we are constantly striving to improve for your benefit.
This is complemented by our faculty and student mentoring programs, where we offer personalized care in dealing with your
educational andpersonal issues. At St. Matthew, you will find the curriculum is carefully crafted to maximize your success Our highly trained Clinical Chiefs come from a variety of backgrounds and specialties appropriate to their disciplines. They
in the USMLE examinations. Our excellent first-time USMLE Step-I pass rate is a testimony to it. This success can be work continually to ensure you are receiving the best clinical experience possible and are here to support you in times of
attributed to the high quality of our faculty, who have been chosen from all parts of the world and are experts in their field success and difficulty. At St. Matthew’s University, our online, overarching curriculum via SMUcourses.com, allows students
of teaching. to develop a personal relationship with our Clinical Chiefs and to develop self-learning and communication skills.
An outstanding preclinical curriculum and the clinical shadowing programs at local hospitals and clinics help our students Our clinical office is based in Orlando, Florida where we have a friendly, cooperative staff eager to assist you in your clinical
understand the powerful link between Basic Sciences and clinical practice. This is a great way to bridge the gap between the pursuits. We will continually strive to place you where, geographically, it is most suitable for you and with our large number
theory and practice of the art of medicine. The state of the art IT infrastructure and online learning platforms at St. Matthew’s of clinical sites this is for the most part possible.
University are better than even many of the mainland U.S. medical schools.
It is this part of your curriculum where you begin to prepare yourself professionally to interact with patients and to become
St. Matthew’s University also boasts a one-of-its-kind Center of Excellence in Medical Education, which is constantly an effective physician and an attractive residency candidate. Becoming a physician is a long developmental process however,
involved in developing more effective and powerful teaching & learning methodologies. The Office of Research at St. St. Matthew’s hopes that by combining our excellent clinical sites and our overarching online curriculum with initial close
Matthew’s University greatly encourages the involvement of our students in research projects starting from the first semester guidance that by the end of your journey, you will become an independent thinker and a competent physician.
of your medical schooling.
The emphasis of our clinical curriculum is on a strong work ethic, being a team player, having compassion for the patients,
Apart from academic activities in the University, Grand Cayman also offers you limitless entertainment, which will help you and a continuing curiosity for the developing science of medicine. We welcome your interest and look forward to you
relax after an intense study schedule. Grand Cayman boasts some of the world’s best beaches and a vibrant night life. All choosing St. Matthew’s to study medicine.
this comes to you with an exceptional safety profile of the island.
I can assure you that St. Matthew’s University will offer you the kind of learning environment ideal for you.
I look forward to meeting you here. Good luck!
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Our Mission The St. Matthew’s University Difference
St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine was established in 1997.
At the core of our mission is a commitment to the success of our students. Our aim is to provide qualified students Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399. The toll-free telephone
from around the globe with the best medical training available. St. Matthew's University School of Medicine
Locations & Facilities number is 888-244-6684.
Grand Cayman is not only a beautiful destination; it is also one of • St. Matthew’s is approved by the State of New York for
develops socially responsible medical doctors skilled in the art and science of medicine. We are committed to
the safest islands in the Caribbean, boasting one of the lowest unlimited clinical rotations and residencies. Please visit the New
achieving our mission by:
crime and poverty rates. As part of the British West Indies, the York State Education Department Office of the Professions’ Web
Cayman Islands combine British civility, American efficiency, and site at http://www.op.nysed.gov/medforms.htm to view the
• Providing students with the knowledge and skills needed to practice medicine in the 21st century. Caribbean charm. Caymanians have achieved outstanding listing of approved schools.
educational standards and one of the highest standards of living
• Helping students acquire the judgment and confidence necessary to become competent doctors. in the world. SMU students enjoy many of the luxuries of home
thanks to advanced telecommunications, a stable and growing Grand Cayman
• Motivating students to pursue knowledge outside the classroom, both during their tenure at St. Matthew's and infrastructure, a booming financial center and thriving tourist Within the vibrant blue waters of the Caribbean is Grand Cayman,
throughout life. industry. As part of the British West Indies, the Cayman Islands islargest of the three Cayman Islands. Not only does Grand Cayman
an English-speaking country. With strong attention to healthcare offer some of the most pristine beaches and world-class diving, it
• Creating an environment in which students and faculty interact with each other, their patients, and the in the population. There are two excellent hospitals, and Grand boasts numerous attractions, shopping opportunities and points
Cayman boasts one of the highest ratios of physicians to its of interest, including the capital city of Georgetown. As the largest
community with compassion and integrity.
population in the Caribbean, on the island, making it an ideal of the three islands, Grand Cayman offers many familiar amenities
location for a medical university. Direct flights are offered from and modern conveniences from dining to transportation,
• Engaging faculty and students in the understanding and active practice of research which furthers their numerous major cities including Atlanta, Chicago, entertainment and healthcare, you are sure to feel at home.
knowledge of the process of science and increases their appreciation of the balance between research and the Charlotte, Miami, Houston, New York, and Tampa. Grand Cayman Only 480 miles from Miami, Florida, 50 miles south of Cuba and
artful practice of medicine. is only an hour's flight from Miami. 180 miles northwest of Jamaica, the island is easily accessible.
There are at least 55 flights per week entering Grand Cayman and
28 from Miami, Florida alone. Major carriers such as Cayman
Credentials Airways, American Airlines, Continental, Delta, Northwest and US
• The World Health Organization lists St. Matthew’s in the World Air offer flights from major cities including Chicago, Detroit,
Proven Quality of Education Commitment to Student Success Directory of Medical Schools http://www.who.int/hrh/wdms/en Toronto, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Atlanta,
Sensitivity is as important to patient care as a mastery of clinical At St. Matthew’s University, we are as committed to your dreams • The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates Houston, Tampa, Orlando, Miami and London.
skills. We believe patients are cared for – not “processed” – and as you are. Throughout your 10 semesters with us, we will do officially recognizes St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine
therefore our faculty is committed to teaching students to everything we can to ensure your success by supporting all aspects www.ecfmg.org
incorporate social, cultural, and spiritual perspectives in working of your education and life at SMU. We offer a groundbreaking U.S. • The Government of the Cayman Islands, B.W.I., has fully
with patients. A healing partnership with patients grows from Medical Licensing Examination review course, utilizing chartered St. Matthew’s.
mutual respect and understanding. At St. Matthew’s University we internationally-known subject area experts who are flown to • The accrediting body for St. Matthew's University is the Cayman Islands • British West Indies
believe that learning to balance analytical skills and people skills campus from around North America. Before our students move Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM). The
is vitally important to a doctor’s success. With dedicated faculty, a onto their clinical semesters in the U.S. or U.K., they receive United States Department of Education recognizes the ACCM as
low student-professor ratio and advanced technology available extensive pre-clinical training utilizing Cayman's world class using accrediting standards similar to the accrediting body for
both inside and outside of the classroom, our students are health care system. We are available to assist you with housing, medical schools in the United States. In 2007, the ACCM granted
groomed to be successful not only in their studies at SMU but also financial aid application and counseling, academic tutoring and St. Matthew's University accreditation for six years, which is the
in their lifelong roles as healing physicians. With US Medical more. Faculty advisors and student mentors are also assigned to longest accreditation period available under their protocol.
Licensing Examination Step One pass rates of over 90%, our incoming students to ease the transition into medical school. We • The FAIMER International Medical Education Directory
students' performance is far above the average level of students welcome both traditional and nontraditional students because we (IMED) of the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical
from other non-U.S. schools (61%). Over 800 of our graduates value the diverse perspectives they bring to our community. Graduates (ECFMG) lists St Matthew's University in its listing of
have been placed in outstanding residency programs, including Academic scholarships are also available to outstanding students. approved medical schools.
recent placements at the Mayo Clinic, Northwestern University SMU also offers students the opportunity to earn a MBA or MPH by • St. Matthew’s is licensed by the Commission for Independent
and Vanderbilt University. Along with these outstanding way of our partnership with Davenport University while Education, Florida Department of Education (Florida license
residencies, our graduates have earned residency or permanent completing their medical degree. number 2634). Additional information regarding this institution
licensure in 43 states as well as Canada and Great Britain. may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 325 West Gaines
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Island & Student Life
What’s Around Campus Student Life
The Cayman Islands' remarkable success as a financial Dining
center and tourist destination has transformed the nation In the last five years, Cayman has emerged as a culinary
into a dynamic society that has every modern convenience playground for chefs and a paradise for people who
but still retains the charm and vibrancy of the Caribbean. appreciate excellent food. From Haute Cuisine, to casual
People from more than 100 countries live and work in this waterfront bars and restaurants, to Jamaican-style quot;Jerkquot;
British Overseas Territory, creating a lively and unique blend chicken and pork at roadside stands across the island, there
of cultures. is something for everyone.
Diners can choose from traditional Caymanian,
While the diverse accents and idioms of Caymanians, Mediterranean, American, Indian, Chinese, Thai and Tex
Jamaicans, Europeans, Hondurans, and Filipinos may take Mex restaurants, or even familiar franchises like Burger
some getting use to, there is no denying the hospitality of the King, Wendy's, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Domino’s Pizza.
local people, the superb weather, stunning beaches and great Choices range from 5-star Sushi to pasta Alfresco served by
restaurants and nightlife that make the transition to this new serenading Italian waiters.
country easy, as well as exciting. How about Tea at the Ritz? The Ritz Carlton, Cayman serves
As an integral part of this exceptional community, St an elegant tea with all the trimmings in the Silver Palm
Matthew's offers students a quality of life that few universi- Lounge every afternoon (pre-booking highly
ties in any part of the world can match. recommended).
The Cayman Islands: Craving for local food, such as turtle stew, fish rundown and
• Provide world class health care system with one of the stewed conch, can be satisfied at Caymanian hot-spots like
highest ratios of physicians to its population in the Welly's Cool Spot, Champion House and Corita's Copper
•Enjoy one of the highest per capita incomes in the
•Offer stability, a strong tourism trade, a safe community, Some of the most vibrant coral reef systems in the world exist
and highly developed technology and health care in Cayman waters, which offer wonderful opportunities to
resources. scuba dive, snorkel and swim in tropical seas that are warm
• Has one of the lowest crime rates in the Caribbean. year round.
Since the main campus and residence halls are just steps
Country Per Capita GDP Physicians per 1,000 Crimes per away from the famous Seven Mile Beach, students can
Cayman Islands $39,801(c) 1.4(c) 5,416(c)
literally walk out of their class and across the street for a
Dominica $3,800(d) 0.5(e) 8,845(a) quick swim, snorkel, sunset volleyball game, or even to study
Grenada $3,900(d) 0.5(e) 10,117(a) on the beach.
St. Kitts $8,200(d) 1.19(e) 5,543(a)
St. Maarten $15,374(b) 1.28(b) 6,265(b)
The calm waters and 200-foot visibility under water make
USA $43,500(d) 2.56(e) 4,118(d) the Cayman Islands an ideal place to build experience and
confidence in scuba diving and snorkeling. Divers and
(a) Harriott, Anthony (2002). Crime Trends in the Caribbean snorkelers can swim with the friendly rays at Stingray City, or
and Responses. United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. experience the magic of swimming among a school of
(b) Statistical Info. (2007) Central Bureau of Statistics, Yellowtail fish, or see up close various species of turtles,
Netherlands Antilles - Website parrotfish, lobster, eels, sea urchins and squid that populate
(c ) Compensium of Statistics (2005). Economics and the famous coral reefs.
Statistics Office, Government of the Cayman Islands. As a premier dive destination, Cayman has a wide choice of
(d) CIA World Factbook local dive operators that offer beginner and advanced scuba
(e) World Health Organization Statistical Information System courses, as well as affordable dive trips for certified divers.
- Website For those with hectic schedules or divers who want to avoid a
crowded dive boat, there are plenty of gorgeous dive sites that
are an easy swim from shore.
shopping • dining • banking • health & beauty • leisure
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Island & Student Life Leisure & Recreation Cingular and T-Mobile in the USA, and Rogers Wireless and • Driver’s license and passport (they will photocopy your Cayman also offers rentals, leasing, and has numerous
Aside from the word class diving, Cayman has a plethora of Microcell in Canada. license and the pages of your passport); dealerships for purchasing a vehicle. The island also has a
activities and points of interest. From Stingray City where For more telecommunication information please visit • One form of physical address confirmation, such as your wonderful bus system with seven bus routes, and the buses
you can swim with the rays, to the Cayman Islands National http://www.caymannewresident.com/page_id_30.html local Cayman electricity bill; each have a distinctive colored circle on the front and rear
Museum which overlooks George Town harbor and houses • Full name and residential address, your phone and fax with a route number in the middle, which get you where you
natural and cultural histories, Cayman offers a unique mix of Health Care number, your nationality, date and place of birth, occupation need to be. Residents also have the option of having their
island entertainment. Just like at home, Hollywood Theaters Offering both state and private health care facilities, Cayman and the name and address of your employer. vehicles imported onto the island.
at Camana Bay offers a state of the art, six screen, stadium has an excellent health care system. A wide range of special-
seating cinema. With over 33 sporting associations you are ists, including visiting doctors from the US and elsewhere Moving with Pets Please visit New Resident for further details http://www.cay-
bound to find a league whether its baseball, cricket, cycling or operate from private clinics. Grand Cayman is well served by Pets are allowed to be brought to Cayman, a import permit or mannewresident.com/page_id_9.html
soccer. There also multiple gyms on the island as well as private dentists and optometrists. There are also two hospi- valid animal passport issued by the Department of
endless water sports including diving, sailing clubs, and tals on the island, The Cayman Islands Hospital and The Agriculture, and an official health certificate issued by a Schools
kayaking. Chrissie Tomlinson Memorial Hospital as well as numerous government employed or accredited veterinary inspector in The Caymanian school system is based upon the English
Nightclubs along Seven Mile Beach provide a wide choice of pharmacies. Many have multiple branches, and both Foster’s the country of origin is required for the importation of dogs learning system. Cayman offers primary schools in each
dancing, including hip-hop, reggae, disco, rave, country and Food Fair and Kirk Supermarket have in-store pharmacies and cats. district for children 4-11 years of age as well as Government
western, and Latin. open 12 hours a day. For further information, please visit the high schools, a community college, a university college and a
Hotels and restaurants, such as the Wharf, Marriott and the For a list of local health care contacts please visit Chamber of Commerce at http://www.caymanchamber.ky/ law school. Private schools are also abundant on the island
Ritz Carlton, are sparking off new trends with themed nights http://www.caymanchamber.ky/relocation/healthcare.ht relocation/pets.htm. including but not limited to, Cayman Prep & High School,
on a monthly or weekly basis, such as disco or smooth Latin m or http://www.caymannewresident.com/ Cayman International School, First Baptist Christian School,
beat by the pool. For a more casual experience, numerous page_id_11.html. Transportation Montessori By The Sea and St. Ignatius Catholic School. The
bars and pubs dotting the island offer a cold beer while There are many options for navigating the island. People classes are taught in English, as it is the main language of the
watching the sun set over the ocean or their favorite sport on Currency from, all the major European countries, most major English island.
TV, or joining in a noisy game of Dominoes - a popular Cayman has its own currency – the Cayman Islands Dollar speaking countries (including the United States, New Children starting pre-school can begin at the age of two and
Caribbean pastime. (CI$). The exchange rate is CI$1 = US$1.20. The cash rate is Zealand, Australia, Canada and South Africa), and the for primary school the starting age depends on whether they
traded at CI$1 = US$1.25 which means that US$20 cash is following Caribbean countries – Jamaica, Barbados, will be attending a British school such at St. Ignatius or
Climate worth CI$16 or US$5 is worth CI$4. When making Dominican Republic, Cuba, and Trinidad and Tobago, are American school such as Cayman International School.
The weather in Grand Cayman is pleasant year round with transactions the common change will be in CI, not US entitled to obtain a Cayman driving license without having to British schools require children be the age of four by
temperatures ranging from 70˚ to 90˚. Rainy season usually Dollars. US Dollars are accepted everywhere as are travelers take any further tests. If in doubt call the Licensing September and American schools require the age of five by
lasts from May to November however the rains are usually checks. Almost all shops, restaurants and hotels accept credit Department on 945 8344 or visit www.geocities.com/ September.
brief and the sun will soon return. In these summer months cards and there are ATMs throughout the Cayman bkkriders/law/unc/. You must apply for a Cayman license For further information and a detailed listing of schools,
humidity is high and the sun’s rays are strong, so sunscreen Islands. Currency denominations are CI$ 1, 5, 10, 25, 50 and within three months of arriving. Please remember driving is please visit The Chamber of Commerce at :
is highly recommended. Cayman does have a winter, from 100 dollar bills. on the left side of the road like in the U.K. http://www.caymanchamber.ky/relocation/school.htm
December to April which is when the rain subsides and the or New Resident at :
cool breezes return. Hurricane season runs from June 1st to Banking http://www.caymannewresident.com/page_id_13.html.
November 30th and Cayman is well prepared. Hurricane As the fifth largest financial district in the world, banking
information packs are available from the Government options in Cayman are endless. Butterfield Bank, Cayman
Information Services in Cricket Square (Tel: 345- 949 8092) National Bank, Fidelity Bank, FirstCaribbean International
Bank, Scotiabank, and Royal Bank of Canada offer electronic
Telecommunications and on-line banking. ATMs are offered by Butterfield Bank,
State-of-the-art telecommunications services are offered by Cayman National Bank, Royal Bank of Canada, Fidelity,
over five companies. These services include local and long FirstCaribbean International Bank and Scotiabank.
distance calling, mobile phones, faxing, cable and Internet. When opening a new account, banks may require all or some
Service is comparable to that found in the US. The main of the following information:
providers are Cable & Wireless, Digicel, WestTel, and • Bank reference from your current bank. This must be
TeleCayman. addressed specifically to the bank in the Cayman Islands and
All Cayman mobile phone service providers use GSM must include how long you have banked there (i.e.
technology. It would be best to consult with your existing minimum of three years), the average balance and manner
provider to ensure that your mobile phone is compatible. As in which your account has been conducted;
a guideline, CDMA is the technology used by Verizon and • A letter from your Cayman employer stating the origin of
Sprint in the USA, and Telus and Bell in Canada. GSM is the your funds, the position or job you have with the company
technology used by Vodaphone, O2 and Orange in Europe, and the length of time you will be employed with them;
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Island & Student Life Davenport University Prospective students who choose this option are awarded an Admissions Committee Advance Standing and Transfer
acceptance into St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine
St. Matthew’s University offers a rolling admissions process
MBA or MPH Online contingent on their successful completion of the
with no deadline to apply. However, seats in each class are
pre-medical coursework at the University of Sussex.
competitive and early applicants will have the advantage of St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine only provides
Prospective students from Europe or outside the U.S. may
St. Matthew's University has partnered with Davenport securing a place in the semester of their choice. Semesters advance standing to qualified transfer students from medical
wish to contact our European Administration offices based
University to offer a unique opportunity for St. Matthew's begin in September, January and May. The committee schools recognized by the World Health Organization.
University medical students to attain a MBA with a selects students who exhibit the strongest potential to Transfer students undergo the same admissions process as
M and D Europe (UK) Limited
concentration in Health Care Management or MPH online , flourish in a medical school environment and execute the first time applicants, in that they must submit a complete
while completing their Basic, Preclinical and Clinical duties of a medical doctor ethically and professionally. If the application packet to ensure a timely review. Acceptance of
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Sciences semesters. student’s credentials meet the admissions criteria, the transfer credits is at the discretion of the University.
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Davenport University, with its main campus located in Grand candidate will be interviewed in person or by telephone Students are limited to a maximum of two semesters of
Rapids, Michigan, offers its MBA or MPH program UK Tel: 0871 7171 291 before a final decision is made. It is the applicant’s transfer credit toward the St. Matthew’s University degree
completely online, including registration, textbook Overseas: +44-8709914440 responsibility to make sure the application is complete. program.
purchase, and financial aid application, with no on-campus Fax: +44-8704871785 Applicants should submit materials early to ensure a timely We encourage applications from people with work experience
requirements at all. Students can attend classes anytime, e-mail: email@example.com decision. The admissions committee will not review in healthcare. However, chiropractors, podiatrists, dentists
24/7, providing the convenience and flexibility for a busy incomplete documentation. and physician’s assistants will not be granted advanced
medical student. Financial aid is available for students who Each candidate is evaluated on the basis of these factors: standing based on work experience. These students may use
qualify in the Davenport University MBA or MPH program. • Academic background Course Semester Hours Quarter Hours completed coursework to qualify for admission. Students
• Overall grade point average Inorganic (General) Chemistry+ 8 12 with advanced degrees (Ph.D.) in a subject may be provided
St. Matthew's students receive a twenty percent tuition Organic Chemistry*+ 8 12
discount at Davenport University. Students may be eligible • Science grade point average Biology+ 8 12 credit.
to transfer up to 15 graduate credits toward their program • Strength of major/minor Language Arts (English) 6 9 The University will submit transcripts to any university or
• Letters of reference College Math or Computer Science 3 5 college for a student requesting a transfer. However,
provided they were completed with an earned B or better. Physics (recommended) 4 6
The MBA concentration in Health Care Management focuses • Personal statement Humanities (recommended) 3 5 acceptance of credits is at the sole discretion of the other
on strategic, financial, and ethical decision-making skills in • College activities that demonstrate service to the + These courses must have laboratory work institution.
* A student may substitute a semester/quarter of Biochemistry for the final
an evolving health care environment. Davenport University’s community. semester/quarter of
• Personal interview Organic Chemistry. Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT)
Master of Public Health degree prepares you to lead in both
the public and private health sectors. Davenport's faculty are • MCAT scores The MCAT is requested of North American resident students.
academically credentialed, trained and certified to teach Non-U.S. Transcripts Admitted students are to submit their test results prior to
online, many of them leaders in their field. The Davenport
curriculum is continually updated with the help of business
Admissions Criteria Students with academic transcripts from outside the United
States must have them evaluated on a course-by-course basis
enrolling into St. Matthew’s University. There is no
minimum score below which an application is automatically
professionals, assuring graduates that they will have the skills Most candidates have earned an undergraduate by an evaluation service such as World Evaluation Services rejected.
and knowledge to make an immediate impact wherever they degree from an approved college or university in the United (www.wes.org), Josef Silny & Associates, Inc. The MCAT is offered online multiple times per year.
work. Davenport University is accredited by the Higher States, Canada or a recognized international institution. (www.jsilny.com), www.gceus.com, or a service that is a Information on the MCAT testing dates is available at
Learning Commission, North Central Association of Colleges However, a student who has earned 90+ semester credit National Association of Credential Evaluation Services www.aamc.org.
and Schools. hours of college credits will be considered for admission. (NACES) member (www.naces.org).
We recognize that since medicine deals with people, an Information regarding your application, dates and locations
understanding of literature, art, history, ethics and should be directed to:
philosophy is an asset to a physician. Science and humanities
University of Sussex–Brighton, are not mutually exclusive and both are viewed as necessary
Association of American Medical Colleges
Medical College Admissions Test
for the practice of medicine.
England, United Kingdom It is necessary that students be computer literate.
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Phone: (202( 828.0690
Pre-Medical Program The following list of courses and credits indicates the
minimal prerequisites that all applicants must complete
Application for the test must be made approximately one
St. Matthew’s University is affiliated with the University of month prior to the designated testing date. St. Matthew’s
prior to admission to the medical school. Applicants with MCAT code is 919. If using the MCAT (THx) system, please
Sussex at Brighton, England. The affiliation is related only lower grade point averages are encouraged to apply if other
to the pre-medical program offered at the University of use the school name. MCAT scores must be submitted to the
accomplishments or work experience demonstrate their Admissions Office in Orlando, Florida.
Sussex. Prospective students, particularly from the UK, who aptitudes.
are lacking in either the total minimum number of post-
secondary college credits or any of the specific science
prerequisites, may apply to the University of Sussex to design
a program to complete any admissions deficiencies.
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Letters of Recommendation Application Checklist fees are not paid by Friday of the first week of classes.
Confidential appraisals by college advisors, instructors, or A completed application file for both new and transfer Non-payment by the end of the second week will result in
others are an important part of the application. These students will include: registration being cancelled. Students must pay tuition and
recommendations may include a letter from a peer. Ask for •Completed application form fees prior to attending classes or being recorded on the
recommendations from individuals who can give a concise •Official academic transcripts official roll.
and thorough assessment of your personality, industry, •Three letters of recommendation Tuition and fees are subject to change. They must be paid in
reliability and motivation. Applicants are given the option of •Official MCAT scores U.S. dollars via personal check, money order, or
signing a waiver regarding the confidentiality of these •Personal statement travelers check. Students must be able to demonstrate ability
letters. •Application fee of U.S. $75 to pay, and/or ability to obtain financial aid before
•Three current passport photos (one as profile) commencement of classes or placement in a clinical rotation.
Personal Statement •Current resume Students with an outstanding balance are not eligible to
Applicants must submit a personal statement with the •Evidence of financial support register for the next semester without clearing up the
application form. This offers an opportunity for the applicant •Copy of passport outstanding balance to the satisfaction of the Finance Office.
to describe personal attributes, characteristics and interests
that support a decision to study medicine. The admissions Submit a completed application form along with other
committee is interested in participation in research projects, supporting documents to:
TUITION AND FEES ($U.S.) Per Semester
hobbies and health-related employment or experience. Use St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine
Effective Fall 2008
specific examples to demonstrate motivation, commitment Office of Admissions –
to pursue a medical career and the ability to work with U.S. Office
Tuition – Basic Sciences & Clinical Sciences $8,900.00
people. Compassion, empathy, and the ability to deal with 12124 High Tech Avenue, Suite 350
Internet Access and Technology Fee**(cayman only) $100.00
everyday problems are considered important qualities. We Orlando, Florida 32817
Administrative Fee (per semester) $175.00
focus as much on the determination and life experience of Or via the Website at www.stmatthews.edu
our candidates as on their academic background.
One Time Fees
Non-Refundable Application Fee $75.00
Interview Unsuccessful applicants may reapply by repeating the
Cayman Immigration Fee*** $304.88
When a candidate is favorably considered, the Admissions admission process. A new application form, a new personal
Seat Deposit $500.00
Committee schedules an interview. For all new students, the statement and new letters of recommendation must be
Kaplan Materials $2,000.00
interview may be in person or by conference call. The submitted with a check or money order for U.S. $75 payable
($1,000 upon entering, $1,000 5th semester)
interview serves both the applicants and the committee by to St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine.
providing an opportunity for the applicant to ask pertinent
questions and introduce any special circumstances that Procedures and Paperwork
Tuition for less than 11 credits (per credit hour) $740.00
should be considered. The committee gains the opportunity All financial aid, immigration, and other documentation
Malpractice Insurance - Clinical Science only $200.00
to determine if the candidate demonstrates the personal must be received at the U.S. Admissions Office no later than
qualities that are required in a good physician. These 30 days before the start of term. See calendar for the
Health Insurance $354.00
qualities include motivation, commitment to a medical ca- schedule.
(per semester, unless proof of coverage)
reer, empathy, compassion, maturity and flexibility in deal- We are here to help you through this process. We are open to
Transcript Request – First 3 free, thereafter $10.00
ing with problems. both traditional and non-traditional applicants, so we truly
Letter of Reference – First 3 free, thereafter $10.00
encourage your application.
Document copies up to 15 pgs.
Notification of Acceptance
(Over 15 pgs., $1 per page) $15.00
Letters of acceptance or non-acceptance are mailed within
one week after the Admissions Committee has reached a
Financial Aid: Recreation Fee (Cayman Only) $21.00
Leave of Absence Fee $500.00
decision. Students who are accepted are expected to return a
letter of intent within a week. The letter of intent must be
Options & Obligations Graduation Fee $500.00
White Coat Fee $150.00
accompanied with a fee of U.S. $500 to reserve a place in the
Background Check Fee $50-250 Depending
upcoming class. This seat deposit fee is part of the first Tuition and Fees
Tuition and fees are billed on a semester basis for students in Lab Fee $150-250
Basic Sciences and in Clinical Sciences. Tuition and fees are Late Registration Fee $250
due on the day of registration but no later than the close of Late Payment Fee $100
business on the Friday of the first week of classes each National Board Fee $500
semester. A U.S. $100 late fee will be assessed if tuition and on the required extent of search
**Laptops are required for all students
***Cayman Island Government Fee
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Financial Aid Clinical Sciences Other Charges SCHOLARSHIPS Jha Family Scholarship
Tuition and fees are charged for all clinical rotations. Tuition Students attending Basic Sciences in Grand Cayman will be
billed monthly for miscellaneous charges. Payment is due The Jha Family Scholarship was created to promote
and fees for students in Clinical Sciences are due atleast one
leadership in the medical profession. This scholarship
month prior to the commencement of the clinical rotation. upon receipt of these invoices. Non-payment of accounts will Academic Scholarships awards U.S. $3,000 per academic year (U.S. $1,000 per
Students in Clinical Sciences will be billed for an entire result in the loss of credit privileges on campus. Each semester, St. Matthew’s awards academic scholarships semester) to new and current students. St. Matthew’s is
semester regardless of the starting date as long as the student to outstanding first-semester students. These scholarships
St. Matthew’s University strives to remove economic barriers proud to offer this scholarship to students who display
is in rotations. Financial Aid disbursement can only be made are for U.S. $2,000 per semester for the Basic Science
to higher education. Our current financial aid packages exceptional leadership skills in the medical field. It is our
if the student is in rotation for a minimum of 10 weeks during making each scholarship package worth U.S. $10,000. St.
include scholarships and private loans from lenders for way of rewarding leadership while encouraging individuals
the 15 week semester. Matthew’s is proud to offer these scholarships to students
those who qualify. All loans take credit into consideration. to pursue a medical degree.
Additional charges may be due during fourth year if students who display exceptional promise in the pursuit of a medical
choose elective rotation with costs exceeding the standard St. degree. It is our way of rewarding excellence and encouraging Applicants must:
Matthew’s University subsidy rate. Each student will pay a
maximum of five clinical sciences semesters (given that no
FINANCIAL AID individuals to pursue a medical degree.At the time of
• Have an overall GPA of 3.0 or above
You've made a smart decision to further your education and application, candidates must:
rotations were failed). • Submit documented proof of participating in a leadership
pursue your passion. The commitment, time and money you • Have completed an undergraduate degree
invest at St. Matthew's University during the next few years • Have completed coursework with heavy
• Submit one letter of recommendation from a person who
Basic Science Refund Policy will surely pay off! emphasis in the hard sciences
can attest to your leadership ability
• Have earned an overall GPA of 3.5 or above
All refunds will be made within thirty (30) days of the • Submit a letter requesting the consideration of the
• Submit a letter requesting the consideration of the
withdrawal date. Before any refund can be initiated, a It is our goal to make the financial aid process as painless as Scholarship Committee. The letter must include
Scholarship Committee. The letter must include (but not be
withdrawal form must be completed and submitted to the possible. The Office of Financial Aid is here to assist enrolled (but not be limited to) leadership
students with their application process as well as debt limited to): academic achievement, community
Dean of Basic Sciences. abilities, community achievement and any leadership
management and consolidation options after residency. We achievement, and awards received.
are also here to help you avoid possible pitfalls that can come • The scholarship recipient must meet the following criteria
Tuition will be refunded according to the following schedule*: to retain the scholarship for successive Basic Science
from dealing with money and finances. As experts in this
Prior to the first class day 100% area, we are here to help so that you can concentrate on what semesters: The Scholarship Review Board
is most important - becoming a great physician. •Remain in the top 20% of the class The Scholarship Review Board meets on or around March 15,
During the first 5 class days 93% •Have no disciplinary actions.
During the second 5 class days 87% Both loan and scholarship programs are available to assist July 15 and November 15 of each year to review all completed
During the third 5 class days 80% you with funding the full cost of your education. applications for all scholarship awards. Deadlines for receipt
During the fourth 5 class days No Refund Students must make a realistic assessment of their financial The Cayman Islands Scholarship of completed scholarship applications are as follows:
situation prior to coming to the island. When devising a • Spring semester November 10
As part of St. Matthew’s University’s commitment to the
budget, students should consider the following expenses: • Summer semester March 10
country and citizens of the Cayman Islands, a scholarship
Any new student withdrawing from a clinical rotation, •Tuition •Utilities • Fall semester July 10
covering one Basic Science tuition and fees is offered to a
subsequent to assignment and acceptance, will not be subject •Health insurance •Books qualified Caymanian citizen each calendar year. This
to a refund on tuition for that semester of rotation. Any new •Phone •Evacuation insurance The Scholarship Review Board will notify recipients within
scholarship is awarded to a qualified applicant who meets all
applicant to St. Matthew’s University requesting withdrawal •Equipment •Internet two weeks of their decision.
the admission requirements, shows exceptional promise for
within three days of payment of the seat deposit to St. •Personal expenses •Room and Board medical studies, is a current resident of the Cayman Islands
Matthew’s shall receive a full refund* of all tuition and fees
A semester is four months long and it is easier to devise a
and is dedicated to delivering health care to the country of Applications
the Cayman Islands. Applications for all scholarships are available online at
*The first semester seat deposit fee of $500.00 and the quot;semester budgetquot; to go along with the receipt of your loans. Applicants must submit the following information at the time www.stmatthews.edu or from the Florida office.
$75.00 application fee are excluded from this refund policy Remember - loans must be paid back, so only borrow what of application:
and are not refundable after the first three days’ exemption you need. Most lenders defer payment while the student is Completed applications may be faxed to: 1-800-565-7177.
• Letter of request to the Scholarship Review Board Completed applications may be mailed to:
as previously described. in school and for up to four years into residency. explaining the desire for consideration. This letter should
If you have any questions or need assistance please contact St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine
include (but not be limited to) examples of tenacity, Office of Admissions
us: compassion and commitment to helping others.
Office of Financial Aid U.S. Office
Clinical Science Refund St. Matthew's University
• Proof of current Caymanian citizenship. 12124 High Tech Avenue, Suite 350
Orlando, FL 32817
Policy 12124 High Tech Avenue, Suite 350
Orlando, Florida 32817 Or submit applications via the Web site at
Any student withdrawing from a clinical rotation, subsequent 800.498.9700 / 407.488.1700 / 800.565.7177 Fax www.stmatthews.edu
to assignment and acceptance, will not be subject to a refund firstname.lastname@example.org
on tuition for that semester of rotation.
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