SHSU is a foreign medical school located in Vieux fort the country of St. Lucia, West Indies.
36 years of existence.
Medical/ Pre-medical/ Nursing.
The Liaison Committee for Medical Education of the American Medical Association accredits medical schools located only in the United States and Canada. For example, LCME does not accredit Cambridge or Oxford Universities located in the United Kingdom. Spartan is Licensed, Chartered and Accredited by the Government of St. Lucia and its curriculum closely follows the standards and guidelines set by LCME.
The total length of MD program is 40 calendar months, ie., 4 academic years.
The total length of nursing program is 3 years( 6 semesters).
The total length of the Pre-medical program is 16 months(4 trimesters).
There will be 3 admissions in a year for Medical and Pre-medical where they are in January, May and September,and 2 admissions in a year for Nursing in January and August.
MCAT scores are preferred(optional), but not mandatory for being eligible to apply.
You are required to have 90 college credits. College and university studies should include:
General Biology with Laboratory (1 year)
General Physics with Laboratory (1 year)
General Chemistry with Laboratory (1 year)
Organic Chemistry with Laboratory; (1 year)
Or Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry sequence is acceptable
Mathematics (1 year)
Yes. Unfortunately, the mail from United States to St. Lucia, West Indies takes more than three weeks. If you send mail to New York, it will be electronically transferred to St. Lucia. You can send the mail by United States Postal Service (Regular Mail / Express Mail / Priority Mail / Certified Mail) to the following address to expedite the mail service to St. Lucia.
Official transcripts from accredited medical schools/no direct transfer to clinical rotations/ Must enroll into one trimester (5th tri) providing that basic sciences is completed at previous university.
Yes ,there is an availability of loans for eligible students. For more information please contact SHSU’s admission office at Ph.no: 454-6128 & 454-8285.
Yes. Telephone interviews are conducted with all prospective students to relieve them of financial burden such as airline tickets and hotel costs etc. But students are encouraged to come for a personal interview if they feel that would enhance their chance of acceptance.
The university is located in St. Lucia, West Indies. It would be misleading and technically incorrect to imply that Spartan is located in the United States.
Request in writing on a “Transcript Request Form” with proper payment enclosed. Also provide the information as to where it needs to be sent with student/graduates signature authorizing the request. Students file has to be complete and with no financial obligation to the University. All Basic Science course grades have to be recorded and original clinical evaluations have to be received by the University and are on file. Clinical rotations grades are entered on a trimester basis, i.e. every 16 weeks It takes about 7-10 business days to mail the transcript once the request is received.
Yes .SHSU offers upto 40% of Dean’s scholarship for the applicants with high GPA – 3.5 and above. Eligible students can contact the financial department at ph.no:516-203-7226.
Yes . For details contact the financial department of SHSU at ph.no:516-203-7226.
No,Our students who get residency program in the USA medical schools after their graduation from Spartan.
How many students match every year?
Nearly 10 to 15 students match every year.
What are the areas for match ?
Mostly they match internal medicine/Psychiatry/Pediatrics/Surgery/Family practice.
Which states do most students get residency?
Mostly students get residency in Mid-north/East coast/north west.
For Step 1 pass rate: 70%
For Step 2 pass rate : CK – 80%/CS – 100%.
The clinical sites and states are Chicago/Baltimore/Las Vegas/Miami/Atlanta.
In SHSU no UK rotations.
Yes .Electives/ core rotations in the future.
Yes, we do have.
Complete Basic sciences/apply to Mona Campus in Jamaica with official transcripts.
Graduates cannaot practice in California/Idaho/Kentucky,MI there are more states of US*!!.
Comprehensive Exit Examination is conducted at the end of the basic sciences and pre-clinical program in St. Lucia. Passing score is required and is mandatory to start clinical rotations. Since January 2009 Comprehensive Exit Examination will be replaced by National Board Medical Examination (NBME) as our exit exam.
5th trimester may be located in St. Lucia/New York.
No. Spartan Health Sciences University is located in St. Lucia, West Indies. All the tests are conducted at the school in St. Lucia.
You must pass USMLE Step I, Step 2CS and Step 2CK examinations, obtain ECFMG Certificate and complete an accredited Residency Training Program. Each State has different licensing requirements for international graduates. When you are ready to apply for a licensure, you should contact the medical licensing Board of a State in which you may wish to practice medicine.
At the present time, Spartan graduates are licensed and practicing in 46 States of the United States and 42 countries in the world. Hopefully, graduates would apply in those remaining States in the near future.
SHSU got the accreditation from the Government of St. Lucia/CAAM-HP.
It is between 20 – 30/ 165/Multi ethnic.
1 : 10 is the professor/student ratio.
They are conducted in Computer Based Test/six mini exams during the term/End of term final comprehensive exam.
6.00 am to 12.00 am.
The students activities are AMSA clinics/field trips/barbeques/white coat ceremony/End of basic sciences farewell ceremony/taste of Spartan/sports week/Bonfire.
Purchase books online before arriving on the island.
Applicable only to students who require visas prior to travelling to St. Lucia. Student has to be accepted/tuition fee for one trimester has to be paid in full/documents has to be sent to the visa office for processing.
Yes ,but family member is responsible for their visa extension(US$75 monthly).
No available dorms.
Most apartments are available within walking distance.
For apartments located further, the school’s bus is available for pick up to the university.
Rent is on a monthly basis/Price range between US$350 – US$600.00; Electricity bill has to be paid by tenant.
Because of its proven medical education program which has been established over 25 years. Its true international identity with over 90 nationalities among its student body and faculty. Its affordable tuition fees which is reasonable and lowest among its carribean counterparts. But above all, you will be part of a true family in a school where everybody knows you and cares to help you to reach your goal.
Cost of living->US$16,000.00 (20 months).
Availability of food variety->There are supermarkets (with a variety of foods)/Fish Market/Fresh vegetable market.
Weather-> Tropical island with sunshine or rain.
You may still apply and explain of your intentions to complete the missing subject in due course. The Admissions committee will review your application subjectively and may give you reasons, if any, for rejection.
Spartan is governed by the St. Lucia Monitoring Committee, which requires every student to study for at least one trimester on the island, before they can graduate out of Spartan. Hence you will be given credit for your past education subject to the discretion of the admissions committee. You will be admitted into our Fifth trimester in St. Lucia. On completion of this, you may move into the clinical phase. You are required to clear USMLE Step -1 in order to secure good rotations.
There is no limitation and conditions in age/sex/regular/disability/race.
Graduates can seek guidance while applying for residency. Spartan does not however guarantee any residencies.
Spartan will provide the various State Boards with all relevant information that may help facilitate the licensure process for our Graduates.
Spartan have started its pre-med program for high school students since 2010. The program will be five (4) trimesters where the student will complete all pre-med requirements and secure the required credits.
Spartan students have been licensed to practice in the USA, UK, Canada and 25 other countries across the globe in the past 30 years. Spartan also meets the GMC requirement of having 5600 clock hours of study during the MD program. The letter from General Medical Council (GMC), UK states that it will consider holders of PMQs issued by Spartan HSU who started their course of study during or after January 2009 on a case-by-case basis. In doing so, we will be seeking to be satisfied that they hold a PMQ that complies with all of the relevant GMC criteria. The PMQ must satisfy those criteria both at the point the holder graduated, and at the point at which they apply for registration.
The following special case is applicable to all transferring students who would like to apply for GMC registration in United Kingdom.
They have to spend one year and 8 months (1.8) of basic science and preclinical studies in our St. Lucia campus in order to qualify for GMC registration as our regular students.
In the case when the transfer students will not be able to complete the one year and 8 months by the end of the 5th trisemester, they should make-up the remaining time with clinical observership in St. Lucia in order to qualify for GMC registration.