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Pre req to MD program

  • Candidate has to complete at least two Academic Years, including the following subjects:
    • General Biology (8 credit hours)
    • Physics (8 credit hours)
    • Inorganic or General Chemistry (8 credit hours)
    • Organic Chemistry (8 credit hours)
    • Pre-Calculus and Calculus (3 credit hours)
    • English (3 credit hours)
    • Psychology/Sociology (3 credit hours)
  • At least 90 credit hours of undergraduate courses
  • GPA of 3.0 and above


MD Program: 4 year program

  • Basic Sciences: 6 Semesters (24 Months)
  • Clinical Sciences: 7 Semesters (18 Months) 84 weeks

All applicants applying for the 4 Year MD Program at our Caribbean medical school are required to finish at least 2 academic years & 90 credit hours of undergraduate studies with a cumulative GPA of 3.0, including the following subjects:

MD 1                                                Credit Hours

  • Fundamental Concepts
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Patient, Doctor, and Society I
  • Healthcare Quality Improvement I

MD 2                                                 Credit Hours

  • Nervous System
  • Nutrition and Metabolism
  • Patient, Doctor, and Society II
  • Healthcare Quality Improvement II

MD 3                                                 Credit Hours

  • Gastrointestinal System
  • Respiratory System
  • Patient, Doctor, and Society III
  • Healthcare Quality Improvement III

MD 4                                                         Credit Hours

  • Cardiovascular System
  • Hematopoietic System
  • Patient, Doctor, and Society IV
  • Healthcare Quality Improvement IV

MD 5                                                           Credit Hours

  • Renal and Metabolic System
  • Endocrine System
  • Reproductive System
  • Patient, Doctor, and Society V
  • Healthcare Quality Improvement V

MD 6                                                     Credit Hours

  • Comprehensive Integration of Clinical                     18


  • Foundations of Medicine Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Getting into Residency
  • USMLE Step 1 Review Course

These requirements are determined by State Medical Boards and are required for future licensure in the respective states. These are simply guidelines and are not meant to be all-inclusive, please contact our office if you have questions.

The first five semesters at XUSOM involve a concentrated study of the medical sciences through XUSOM’s US-modeled medical school curriculum. Anatomy, Histology and Molecular/Cell Biology are the focus during the first semester. Subsequent semesters explore a logical sequence of science coursework, including advanced courses in Molecular/Cell Biology, Physiology, Pathology, and Behavioral Sciences.

  • Unique to XUSOM is our 6th semester of Basic Science:

Our current passing rate for first-time takers of Step 1 of the USMLE is 93%

XUSOM offers students this unique semester to not only prepare them for the USMLE Step 1 Exam, but also for a smooth transition into clinical medicine in the United States.

Students are introduced to clinical medicine as early as second semester with an increased emphasis in fifth semester, which allows them to experience the clinical application of the medical sciences well before they advance to the clinical portion of the program.

Upon completion of the basic sciences curriculum, students are required to take and pass the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) Step 1 before proceeding on to the clinical sciences portion of the program for their clinical rotations.

Unique to XUSOM is our 6th semester of Basic Science