Doctor Of Medicine – 4 and 5 Years Program

  • STU-SOM combines the expertise of academic staff with a flexible program structure and state-of-the-art facilities to provide an outstanding student learning environment that fosters individual intellectual development.
  • STU-SOM integrates sky yoga for all the students which shall provide the ideal physical and mental apparatus for the strenuous study of medicine and success towards the licensure.
  • STU-SOM OFFERS high quality and innovative teaching, to complement with our inspiring teachers, we are committed to provide state of art facilities which shall cater directly for the needs of the 21st-century student.
  • This investment provides you with well-equipped, contemporary environments in which to study, learn, network and relax.
  • STU-SOM welcomes students to join its enthusiastic community of pioneers, visionaries and scholars.


Our curriculum is derived mainly from the American medical education system, integrated with certain European elements of studying medicine. Students at Saint Teresa University – School of Medicine must be motivated and focused, given that our curriculum is year-round with a minimum number of breaks. The Pre Medicine Program consists of four (4) Trimesters for 90 credits and is a pre-requisite for MD. The Basic Sciences Program consists of five (5) semesters of 16 weeks each and is taught at the St. Vincent campus. MD 5 is taught either at the St. Vincent campus or the US campus. The Clinical Program consists of six (6) semesters of 12 weeks each and is conducted either on St. Vincent or in the United States.

Saint Teresa University – School of Medicine promotes hands-on experience and exposure to patient care throughout the MD program. The availability of Hospitals and Clinics in St. Vincent and in India allows such integration to be possible. Students are encouraged to use their knowledge and skills creatively, whether it concerns the human body in health or disease. The prevention of disease and the promotion of good health are considered important aspects in educating a well-rounded physician.

At Saint Teresa University – School of Medicine, we believe that a solid science foundation is essential. This foundation is laid in the Basic Sciences Program. Students are required to complete about 140 credit hours of course work in five (5) semesters of 16 weeks. These semesters are numbered MD-1 through MD-5. This program is substantially more comprehensive than many other Caribbean medical programs because it integrates the European element of clinical exposure

The Basic Sciences Program courses are presented in lecture format combined with laboratory exposure to allow for visual reinforcement and the development of analytical skills. Because Saint Teresa University – School of Medicine requires students to pass the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) Step I before proceeding with the Clinical Medicine Program, the strong preparation provided by the Basic Sciences Program supports the student in achieving this important milestone. Following is an outline of courses offered as part of the Basic Sciences Program.

First Trimester (PM-1)

  • General Biology
  • General Chemistry
  • Physics I
  • Calculus I

Second Trimester (PM-2)

  • Medical Terminology
  • Physics II
  • Calculus II
  • Human Biology

Third Trimester (PM-3)

  • Informatics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Introduction to Anatomy
  • Introduction to Biochemistry

Fourth Trimester (PM-4)

  • Medically Applied Physics
  • Introduction to Physiology
  • Medical Psychology

First Semester (MD-1)

  • Gross Anatomy and Embryology
  • Histology and Cell Biology
  • Genetics
  • Biochemistry

Second Semester (MD-2)

  • Medical Physiology
  • Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine
  • Medical and Legal Ethics

Third Semester (MD-3)

  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Neuroscience
  • Pathology I

Fourth Semester (MD-4)

  • Pharmacology
  • Pathology II
  • Physical Diagnosis

Fifth Semester (MD-5)

  • Patient/Doctor relationship & History Taking
  • Introduction to Clinical Medicine
  • Board Review
  • Behavioural Science


For the student to be eligible for the clinical rotations he/she must have successfully completed the Exit Examination conducted by the National Board for Medical Education (NBME) at the end of the 5th Semester of the Basic Medical Science program.


  • Internal Medicine (12 weeks)
  • Surgery (12 weeks)
  • Pediatrics (6 weeks)
  • Family Medicine (6 weeks)
  • Psychiatry (6 weeks)
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology (6 weeks)
  • Electives (7)- (28 weeks)


  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Anesthesiology
  • Cardiology
  • Community
  • Critical Care
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Practice
  • Gastroenterology
  • Gerontology
  • Hematology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Pathology
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiology
  • Rheumatology
  • Urology