How long has Destiny been in existence?
Destiny University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Saint Lucia (Destiny) was established in 2001 as The College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Saint Lucia, with the goal of combining traditional education and modern technology to train physicians world wide.
How can I contact Destiny: phone, fax, email, www, etc.?
Telephone – Saint Lucia: 1-758-450-3990
Where is the School of Medicine located?
On June 15, 2011 Destiny University School of Medicine and Health Sciences moved to the Rodney Bay -Gros-Islet Area. .See Map
Destiny University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Saint Lucia Box 2478 Rodney Bay St. Lucia, W.I. 1-758-450-3990
What are the entrance/admission requirements?
Numerous criteria, including grade point average, science grade point, advanced science courses, letters of recommendation and involvement in school and extracurricular activities, especially healthcare education. The applicant’s latest semester scores should be at or above a “B” average. Read More
What is the Pass Rate on the Step 1 of the USMLE?
Destiny University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Pass Rate for the Step 1 of the USMLE is 81 %
Is an undergraduate degree required in order to start school?
Ninety credits of college work and specific required courses is the minimum requirement for admissions. Students with less than 90 credits may be eligible for a year pre med course run by Destiny in Saint Lucia, if they have less than the required hours for admission.
Most applicants have at least an undergraduate degree, and a high percentage have advanced or specialty degrees, including Ph.D.’s
Are their specific residency or foreign language requirements?
“TEST OF ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE” (TOEFEL) scores are required from students whose first language is other than English or come from a country whose national language is not English.
Can I transfer into the Destiny from another medical school?
Students from some medical schools are eligible to apply for advanced standing but must meet all College admissions requirements. An original application, including all medical school work completed, scores on USMLE step I or II, or any other standardized tests must also be submitted with the application. Read More
Is the MCAT required or optional?
MCAT scores are not currently required for admissions, but are considered if they have been taken. If the MCAT is taken more than once, all scores must be submitted.
If interviews are required, where are they held?
Interviews are offered to promising applicants where student’s interests, character, and reasons for their career decision will be discussed. Interviews may be conducted on campus, at the student’s location, or via telephone.
What are the estimated annual expenses, including tuition and fees, books, supplies, study materials, housing, food, travel and other living costs?
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You will incur additional expenses for books and supplies, fees, transportation, room and board, personal expenses, entertainment, health insurance, and malpractice insurance during clinical training.
What is the length and structure of the entire curriculum?
The pre clinical curriculum is five semesters of 16 weeks each (80 weeks). The clinical curriculum is 76 weeks in length. Read more
Where do students do their clinical training?
Currently clinical students do their core clinical training in teaching hospitals in the USA and elsewhere. Elective (fourth year) clinical training is a bit more flexible. Read more
How many students graduate each year?
The College(Est 2002), has 33 graduates as of June of 2012.
Where did students in the most recent graduating class match for residency? In what specialties?
Four of our graduates are in Residency training in outstanding hospitals in New Jersey, Illinois, Tennessee and Virginia.
Are there student associations or organizations on campus?
The “Destiny University School of Medicine Student Association” has an active chapter on campus. This organization is an important player in the accreditation and operations of the College.
What is the make up of the student body?
The student population is comprised primarily of students from the United States, followed by students from Europe. Many of our students, especially those in the independent study program, are older students with specialty degrees in healthcare.