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15 Years of Medical Education Experience

The School was among the first of a growing number of International medical schools to adopt a competency-based curriculum, one that provides students with excellent clinical training balanced by the development of strong interpersonal and professional skills. Below find the required competencies and courses.

Problem solving

  • In addition, The School has developed a strong set of core values, a code of professional conduct, for students to embrace
    Core Values
  • Guiding Principles
  • Professionalism
  • Excellence that is reflected in the innovative conduct and advancement of education, research and patient care.
  • Respect for individuals who are affiliated with, or come in contact with, The School students, residents, fellows, faculty, staff, employees, partners, communities, patients and families.
  • Integrity that embraces the very highest standards of ethical behavior and exemplary moral character.
  • Diversity that is reflected in actions that appreciate all individuals.
  • Cooperation that is manifested by collegial communication and collaboration.

 

Mission Statement & Core Values

The School is a community of professionals committed to excellence in the education of highly qualified students in medicine. Through life-long learning, research and service, WUHS (Belize) challenges faculty, staff, students and alumni to improve the well-being of the diverse community it serves.

Vision
The School will be recognized as a national leader in education, research, clinical practice and service.

Core Values
Integrity, Demonstrating respect, honesty and professionalism.

Compassion
Caring for students, patients, colleagues and all humanity.

Excellence
Achieving quality in all that we do.

Collaboration
Working with others to achieve mutual goals.

Intellectual Curiosity
Pursuing personal and professional growth.

Innovation
Embracing new practices to improve outcomes.

Heritage
Honoring the legacy of our past.

Tuition & Fees

Medical school tuition structure has been designed in a “student friendly” way, that makes a dream of medical career more affordable to every student interested in studying medicine. Medical school tuition and fees are due and payable prior to the beginning of each semester. Other school fees are due by the due date on the invoice, usually within 30 days. All students paying tuition and fees are entitled to the university services, facilities such as Library Services, Computer Rooms and other education related services. Required fees must be paid by all students.
The table below specifies the tuition, school fees and other student expenses per semester /4 months/ unless otherwise specified.

 Fees Schedule

Premed

Basic Science

Clinicals

Tuition Fees (per semester)
Full Tuition $4,900 $5,900 $7,600
Incidentals/Lab Fees $500 $500 $500
• Student Government Fee $100 $100 $100
Housing Information (per semester)2
Please contact a.rosalez@wuhs.edu.bz for housing information
Other Fees (one time)
• Application Fee $100 $100 $100
• Enrollment Reservation Fee 3 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
• Visa Processing Fee 4 $200 $200 $500
• Registration Fee (one time) $500 $500 $500
• USMLE Certification
(Step 1, Step2, CK/CS) each certification
n/a n/a $500
• Graduation Fee $250 $250 $1200
Estimated Expenses (approximate figures)
Required Textbooks $200 $300 N/A
Off-Campus Housing5 $300 – 500 $300 – 500 $700
Living Expenses $400 $400 $500
Air Fare /roundtrip/ $600 $600 N/A

2 Per semester /4 months/. The rate includes water, electricity, A/C, Internet, Cable TV.
3 A non-refundable one-time enrollment reservation fee due by the date specified in the acceptance letter to secure a place in class or rotations. At registration, it will be applied to the cost of tuition for students who matriculate through the University.  The enrollment reservation fee (seat deposit) is non-refundable and will be forfeited by the student if the student withdraws and/or chooses not to attend the medical school.

4 Applies only to students who require visa. Does not apply to US, Canadian and European citizens or residents.
5 Average rent per month.

Other Fees

Late Payment Fee

10% of the semester total fee (applied only when past due).

Late Registration Fee

$500 (applied when student arrives on campus late (missing orientation) or when not attended scheduled rotation.

Deferment Fee

A $500 non-refundable fee to be paid with any request to defer the matriculation date after payment of the enrollment fee.

Medical Malpractice Insurance

Medical Malpractice Insurance through WUHS is a requirement of all clinical medicine students.  Medical Malpractice Insurance will be charged during MD6 and MD9 semesters of clinical program.  The current cost of medical malpractice insurance is $1200.00 and must be paid in full by the medical student to be eligible for clinical rotation participation.  This fee may change during a program period based on premiums paid by the University.

Student Scrubs and Lab Coat Purchase (required)

Students are required to purchase a set of embroidered scrubs and an embroidered Lab Coat.  Scrubs are required attire to all school labs.  Embroidered scrubs and lab coat are required attire to all off campus learning facilities.  Embroidered lab coats are required attire for students completing clinical rotations.  All students are required to purchase their embroidered set of scrubs and embroidered lab coat.  Please contact the admissions department for more information.

Financial Aid Application Fee

$200 (non-refundable) loan processing fee.

Average Cost of Living

Cost of living varies from student to student but on average you will need to budget about $600 US to $1000 US per month however roommates, conserving their utilities, cooking at home, and budgeting daily spending will help bring these costs down. The cost of transportation will vary depending on the ways to commute. Every student has different needs, so these amounts are ONLY meant as an average.

Payment Options

The Bursar’s Office is responsible for billing and collection of student fees. Payments may be made by credit/debit card, cash, money order, bank draft, or wire transfer. A student approved for loans but waiting for disbursement may provisionally register for classes.

Payments

Students will be billed directly with instructions on how to remit payment.
Returned Checks: A $30 fee will be assessed to the student’s account for each returned check.

Withdrawals and Refunds

Students who wish to withdraw from the school are required to obtain a withdrawal form and return it with appropriate signatures to the correct office. Premedical and Basic Science students should obtain a Withdrawal Form online or from the Registrar’s Office in Belize. Clinical students should contact the U.S. Office to obtain a withdrawal form for signature and return.
Students officially withdrawing from the University will be credited for tuition and refundable fees in accordance with the following schedule, less the amount of the Enrollment Reservation Fee and any additional applicable fees as the University sees as reasonable:
The amount of a refund for students who withdraw from the school for any term is:

Time Frame Refund
Four weeks prior to first class meeting 100% – minus seat reservation fee
Three weeks prior to first class meeting 50%
Two weeks prior to first class meeting 25%
Less than two weeks prior to first class 0%

Important: The University does not penalize students in any way for transferring out or withdrawing from the school.  All refunds will exclude the seat reservation fee amount along with any applicable fees.
The University will provide a refund within 30 days from the date of an official refund request, approved by the Financial Department. If a student takes AWOL (Absent Without Official Leave) or without submitting a Withdrawal Form, no refund will be provided.

US Military Discount

For all United States Active Duty and/or Military Veterans enrolled in the program; in appreciation of your service and commitment, Washington University of Health and Science would like to extend a 10% military service discount applied toward your semester tuition fee. Please contact the Admissions Department for more information..

Disclaimer

Failure to pay current semester charges may cause your schedule to be canceled. Unpaid charges on your account may prevent you from registering for an upcoming term. Defaulters may not be able to register for classes and are liable for a penalty of 10%. Official requests, like transcripts, grade reports, etc. may not be issued until all dues are cleared.
Please Note: The University reserves the right to change tuition and other fees as well as refund policy at any time, without prior notice.

THE SCHOOL IS RECOGNIZED BY:

  • Listed in World Directory of Medical Schools in partnership with FAIMER
  • Listed in the International Medical Education Directory (IMED)
  • Listed in World Health Organization (WHO) Directory of Medical Schools
  • The School graduates are eligible to be Education Commission of Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certified

Our Prestigious University

  • Recognized by Belize Medical Council
  • Licensed and chartered by the Ministry of Education of Belize

RECOGNIZED IN US:

  • The School students are eligible to take the United States Medical Examination (USMLE)
  • NBME. The NBME develops and manages the USMLE. While the individual licensing boards grant the license to practice medicine, all medical boards in the US accept a passing score on the USMLE as evidence that an applicant demonstrates the core competencies to practice medicine
  • The School graduates are eligible to participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP)
  • The School is recognized by the US Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Listed with the American Medical Student Association (AMSA)

RECOGNIZED IN CANADA:

  • Recognized by the Medical Council of Canada (MCC)
  • The School students are able to take the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCEE)
  • Graduates are eligible to participate in the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS)

RECOGNIZED IN BRITAIN:

Recognized by Britain General Medical School

RECOGNIZED IN INDIA (MCI):

The Medical Council of India (MCI) is a statutory body with the responsibility of establishing and maintaining high standards of medical education and recognition of medical qualifications in India. It registers doctors to practice in India, in order to protect and promote the health and safety of the public by ensuring proper standards in the practice of medicine.

For further information, Contact the US Information Office.

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