Our MD Program

The Washington University Medical Campus comprises an interdisciplinary community of institutions and individuals dedicated to preparing the next generation of health-care leaders and providing solutions that advance human health locally, nationally, and globally.

Program Overview

Our MD Program consists of 11 semesters (MD1-MD11) that are divided as follows:


Our Premed Program qualifies students who do not meet any or all of the academic requirements for the MD Program at WUHS. The Premed Program consists of three-semesters coursework in each of the following:



Organic Chemistry





MD1 – MD4: Foundations of Medicine

This segment of the Pre-Clinical Sciences program is conducted in our School of Medicine campus, located in San Pedro, Belize. The duration of the study is approximately 16 months

MD5: Introduction to Clinical Medicine

After completing the Foundations of Medicine portion, students are eligible to study for a single semester in the United States, in preparation for their upcoming clinical training. A USMLE Review is also given in this semester.


After passing our Pre-Clinical Sciences program, students are eligible to enter clinical clerkships, in rotation, in several specific fields. There is a total of 76 weeks of required clinical core clerkships and electives. All clinical training is conducted in our affiliate hospitals in the United States.








The graduate is able to:

• Approach the care of patients as a cooperative endeavor, integrating patients’ concerns and ensuring their health needs are addressed.

• Comprehensively evaluate patients by obtaining accurate and pertinent medical histories; conducting appropriate and thorough physical examinations; gathering detailed ancillary information; and synthesizing all relevant data to generate prioritized differential diagnoses and formulate plans of care that reflect an understanding of the environment in which health care is delivered.

The graduate is able to:

• Demonstrate a broad working knowledge of the fundamental science, principles, and processes basic to the practice of medicine and apply this knowledge in a judicious and consistent manner to prevent common health problems and achieve effective and safe patient care.

• Understand the clinical relevance of scientific inquiry and demonstrate the ability to evaluate emerging knowledge and research as it applies to diagnosis, treatment, and the prevention of disease.

The graduate is able to:

• Evaluate the performance of individuals and systems to identify opportunities for improvement. Seek out and apply best practices, measure the effect of changes, and develop strategies to improve performance.

The graduate is able to:

• Demonstrate leadership and collaborate effectively with other healthcare team members and professional associates. Understand how human diversity may influence or interfere with exchange of information.

The graduate is able to:

• Understand the institutions and individuals that participate in healthcare delivery and the role of the physician in the health care system.

• Appropriately use system resources and assist patients in accessing health care that is safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable.