About St. Matthew's University School of Medicine

At St. Matthew's University School of Medicine, founded in 1997, we offer students a medical degree education that is completely focused on their success inside and outside the classroom. Our graduates continuously achieve scholastic success and have gone on to earn top residencies around the world including at McGill University, Johns Hopkins University and Duke University. 

Our campus is located in the Cayman Islands and offers everything students need to be supported in all aspects of their medical education such as small class sizes, talented faculty and access to excellent clinical sites in the US and Canada.

University highlights

 7:1 student-to-faculty ratio
7:1 student-to-faculty ratio
95% USMLE Step 1 first-time pass rate
Approved for US federal loans

Why St. Matthew's University?

  • Pass Rates: Between 2015 and 2019, our first-time USMLE Step 1 pass rate averaged 95%.
  • Graduates: More than 2000 successful graduates have earned residencies and/or permanent licensure in nearly every state in the US as well as in Canada and numerous other countries.
  • Residency placements: Our graduates have earned residency placements in outstanding programmes including the Cleveland Clinic, the Mayo Clinic, McGill University, the University of Florida, Johns Hopkins University and Duke University.
  • Approved for US Federal Loans: We're one of only a small number of non-US schools to be approved for US Federal Student Loans.
  • Clinical Rotations: We have premier clinical training sites at top teaching hospitals across the US, Canada and the UK.


Doctor of Medicine: Basic

Doctor of Medicine: Basic

Our curriculum integrates basic and clinical science to give students an understanding of the human body in health and disease.

What is unique about our programme is that these courses are integrated with the Cayman Islands' world-class healthcare system. The courses offer students access to hospitals and community clinic experience and hospital-based research.

Doctor of Veterinary: Basic

Doctor of Veterinary: Basic

Our goal is to prepare our veterinary medical graduates to be competent and caring veterinarians. We aim to give our students the skills to incorporate the latest knowledge and methods into their practice as either a generalist or a specialist and to adapt to a changing professional environment.

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Tuition fees

We understand that fees can be a heavy burden, and have always been committed to maintaining affordable tuition fees while providing the very best medical education.

  • Our students can take advantage of a range of public and private options to help finance their medical education. For more information fill out our contact form and we'll be in touch. 

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