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MONA CAMPUS – JAMAICA

www.sta.uwi.edu

FACULTY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES

NOTES:

1.

Physics and Mathematics are compulsory at least

DEGREE PROGRAMME OFFERED:

at the CSEC (CXC) Level, whereas Biology and Chemistry are compulsory at the Advanced level.

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.)

AGE REQUIREMENT: Applicant must be at least 18 years old at the time of admission.

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS: The minimum requirements for admission to the Fac- ulty are the candidates performance and attainments in subjects listed below in the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE)/GCE A-Level exami- nations.

Scheme A

Passes in two units of Biology/Zoology, Chemistry, Physics or the GCE A-Level equivalent. CSEC (CXC) General/GCE O-Level Mathematics is required

Scheme B

Passes in both units of Biology/Zoology, Chemistry, Mathematics or the GCE A- Level equivalent. CSEC (CXC) General/ GCE O-Level Physics is required.

Scheme C

Passes in both units of Biology/Zoology, Chemistry or their GCE A-Level equiva- lent and one other two unit or GCE A- Level subject. Passes in CSEC (CXC)General/GCE O-Level Mathemat- ics and Physics is required.

The minimum academic standard for entry is the ag- gregate of a II and two III's in three two-unit subjects at CAPE or the GCE A-Level equivalent.

  • 2.

    A triple Major Associate Degree from approved Community Colleges with a GPA greater than

    • 3.5

      is considered acceptable for entry into the

      • M.

        B.B.S. programme.

Transfer applicants to Medical Sciences from the Faculties of Pure and Applied Sciences of the UWI, may be considered on completion of the Preliminary and/or Introductory years of the pro- gramme. All such applicants must complete and submit a Transfer Form (only) by the second Fri- day in January in the year of application.

Persons holding first degrees from Universities other than the UWI will also be considered pro- vided that:

  • The University which granted the degree is recognized as competitive

  • Credits have been obtained in Biology/Zo- ology and Chemistry

  • A minimum cumulative Grade Point Aver- age of 3.0 or its’ equivalent has been ob- tained

NON-ACADEMIC CONSIDERATIONS: All candidates are required to submit a short (300 words or less) autobiographic sketch outlining the reasons for their career choice.

Candidates must produce evidence of their involve- ment in relevant extra-curricular/co-curricular activi- ties in socially oriented projects and voluntary com- munity service in the year prior to their application.

a guide to undergraduate programmes 2006/2007

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