Impressive 2013 Residency Matches from Caribbean Medical School UMHS St. Kitts

St. Kitts, West Indies (PRWEB) April 11, 2013

The University of Medicine and Health Sciences (UMHS) recently released its 2013 residency placement results, with a total of 43 students matching into a variety of competitive programs at respected training sites in the US and Canada.

Caribbean medical schools are a popular alternative for American and Canadian students unable to gain admission to overwhelmingly competitive domestic schools. However, over the past 10 years, the quality of Caribbean medical schools has at times been questioned. The recent for-profit education boom has seen several foreign medical schools bought by Wall Street backed corporations and investors. Some say this has caused a shift in their focus from educational quality to high profits wrung from over-enrolled lecture halls.

UMHS is owned and operated by the Ross family, who were early pioneers of the industry, developing one of the original and most successful foreign medical schools. With their latest institution, UMHS, they seek to bring academic quality and individual attention back to the Caribbean. Their philosophy of always putting students’ interests first appears to be paying off, as the school’s residency track record is unprecedented for such a young school.

Among the most impressive placements for UMHS students in 2013 are: