St. Martinus University Faculty of Medicine is one of the private medical schools in the Caribbean which offers two semester per year. It is recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO). St. Martinus University is accredited by the Medical Council of India and Medical Council of Canada. University is approved by the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER).
St. Martinus University is considered as one of the best medical school for studying MBBS in America. The main reason of offering two semester per year is that the students are unable to retain the information which have been taught to them in the three semester per year system as the semesters goes too fast. In this university, the curriculum of one semester is of 20 weeks which allows students to learn and understand the curriculum.
St. Martinus University has been recognized by the General medical Council of United Kingdom (UK) and the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). Faculty of Medicine of St. Martinus University has been certified by the Government of Curacao and International Medical Education Directory (IMED). It is also approved by the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) and American Medical Student Association (AMSA) of The United States of America.
St. Martinus University Faculty of Medicine gives the opportunity to the students to convert their theoretical knowledge into practical knowledge. There are 300-bed regional hospitals in Curacao in which students are exposed to the challenges which they may face in their future. Clinical settings are started from the first semester. St. Martinus University is one of the best choice for the international students for studying MBBS in America.
The university has developed US based curriculum system which helps them to prepare for USMLE step examination which helps in enhancing placements in clinical rotations. The staff of St. Martinus University Faculty of Medicine holds higher degrees in their respective fields and have ample of experience to teach the students. The main aim of the university is to produce well qualified and potential physicians in the field of medicine.
M.D. PROGRAM BY ST. MARTINUS UNIVERSITY
St. Martinus University Faculty of Medicine offered medical program to the students which starts from Basic Sciences and the last stage of the program is clinical practice of medicine. The Basic Sciences program is of total 4 semesters of 20 weeks each. The 20 weeks semester will help the students to retain the knowledge which have been taught to them. The university provides high quality education to their students.
- PRE-MEDICAL : St. Martinus University Faculty of Medicine offers 1 year pre-medical curriculum to the students who do not meet the eligibility of Grade point Average (GPA) requirements but want to show the potential to complete the program. Credits are given to the students for college level courses which they have completed in other educational institutions. Students who have successfully completed the pre-medical program will be automatically shifted to the medical program.
- BASIC SCIENCES : In Basic Sciences, each semester is of 20 weeks. There is also mid-semester break after the mid-term exam. Basic Sciences program is of 4 semester. There are 35 hours of teaching per week in the first four semester of general medicine program. To successfully complete the Basic Sciences program, the students have to pass all the examinations with a minimum GPA of 2.0. For the students who fails in the course are given 3 weeks at the end of the semester for remediation or who want to review the subject materials.
- CLINICAL CLERKSHIPS / ROTATION : Clinical rotation is available not only in Curacao but also in The United States of America, UK and Canada. the area of clinical rotations in the USA are: Alabama, Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, North Carolina, Massachusetts, Michigan, Utah, Virginia and many more.
- CLINICAL SCIENCES : Clinical rotations is of total 72 weeks in which 48 weeks are of basic required rotations and 24 weeks are of elective rotations. It provides academicals experience to the students which is the main part of the medical program and it takes place in the teaching hospitals which are accepted by the St. Martinus University.