Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the campus of GMU?

The main campus location is 69 Croal Street, Stabroek, Georgetown, Guyana  

What are the travel options for reaching Georgetown, Guyana?

Georgetown's Cheddi Jagan International Airport can be reached by many airlines originating from Europe, North, Central and South American countries.

How do I request information about Greenheart Medical University?

If you would like to request general information about Greenheart Medical University, kindly fill out the Request for Information online form with any specific questions that you might have.

Who is selected for an admissions interview? 

Applicants who are deemed promising are selected for an interview by the Admissions Committee.  If you are invited for an interview it is likely that you are being considered for admission.  However, please keep in mind that an interview is not a guarantee of admission. 

What is the average GPA of accepted students?

The GPA of accepted students ranges from 2.5 and above.  Many accepted students have been able to overcome earlier academic struggles with strong performances in later college years or in post-baccalaureate programs.

Prior to applying, are there opportunities to meet with GMU representatives?

Yes. Admissions Office representatives conduct Open House Seminars in Guyana, United States and also other countries. Please Register in advance for a Seminar so that you will be invited once a seminar is being conducted in your area.

How much does tuition cost per semester?

The cost of tuition is different for different program and student groups. Additional details can be found on the school website under Tuition & Fee

How many students are in each class?

At Greenheart Medical University we believe that the student always come first.  We intentionally keep our class sizes limited to 35 to 40 students per class which allows students to develop a better relationship with the faculty with access to individualized instructions.

Where does GMU students complete their Clinical Training / Rotations / Clerkships?

GMU is affiliated with a number of teaching hospitals in Guyana, including Georgetown Public Hospital, a 600 bed teaching clinical facility.

In addition Clinical Training options are also available for qualified students in United States and other countries via affiliated network of teaching hospitals.
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What is the make-up of the student body?

GMU maintains a diverse campus population with local (Guyanese) and international student population hailing mainly from United States, Canada, CARICOM countries and India.

How many semesters are there per year?

GreenHeart Medical University (GMU) operates on a fast track tri-semester system, offering three (3) semesters per year. Students are expected to enroll in all three semesters, with fall semester starting in September, spring semester in January and the summer semester in May of every year.

What is the deadline to apply for admission?

GreenHeart Medical University requires your application be submitted at least 45 days before the beginning of each semester. GMU accepts applications 3 times a year, for semesters starting in September, January & May.

Is Greenheart Medical University accredited?

GMU maintains a Charter from the Government of Guyana as a Tertiary Level Institute of Higher Learning with all its programs accredited by the Ministry of Health and National Accreditation Council of Guyana under Ministry of Education.GMU is listed in Avicenna / WHO directory of Medical Schools and also registered with IMED. Additional details can be found HERE

Where should I send my application for admissions and required documents?

Please mail your application for admissions with required document to our Admissions Office at:
National Students:
Admissions Office, Greenheart Medical University, 69 Croal Street, Stabroek,, Georgetown, Guyana.
International Students:
Admissions Office, GreenHeart Medical University, 1009 University Blvd East No. 201, Silver Spring, Maryland 20903, U.S.A.

Is the MCAT score required for admission?

The MCAT score is not required for admission, however candidates who have taken MCAT are positively considered.  If you have taken the MCAT you are encouraged to submit your score.

Do I need a Bachelor's degree or its equivalent to apply for admissions into the 4 year MD program?

A Bachelor's degree is preferred however one does not need a Bachelor's degree to apply for the Four Year M.D. Program. To qualify for the Regular Four Year M.D. Program, you are required to have at least 90 credits of undergraduate level college coursework in a BA or BS degree program with completion of core pre-medical requisites.

How long does it take to complete the pre-medical and medical science programs?

Normally a student starting at the pre-medical level will complete their M.D. within four years and eight months, provided they have not lost time by taking a break in studies or repeating a failed semester.

What if I lack all the pre-medical requisites or required credit hours?

GMU School of Medicine has designed a very flexible curriculum in pre-medical and medical sciences that is at par with internationally accepted academic standards. For accepted candidates lacking some credit hours or core pre-medical courses, our academic and student advisory council works very closely in devising a “customized academic structure & approach” that allows the student to complete the pending requisites within an acceptable standard.

Is GreenHeart Medical University listed by the World Health Organization (WHO), and why is this important?

GreenHeart Medical University (GMU) is listed in WHO / Avicenna Directory of Medical Schools. Medical Schools listed in the directory are indicative of their recognition by the accreditation bodies in their country of origin, allowing its graduates to be accepted internationally.

What tests will I need to take to become licensed Physician in the United States?

GMU students planning to be licensed to practice medicine in the United States are required to take and pass the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) conducted by Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), before applying for a Residency program.
GMU students and graduates are eligible to sit for the USMLE examinations which consist of three steps, two of which are taken by students while in medical school. Step 1 consists of Basic Sciences component and students are advised to attempt & clear it by the 5th semester.Step 2 consists of two components: a Clinical Skills (CS) exam and a Clinical Knowledge (CK) exam. Step 3 of the USMLE is taken after graduation, during or at the conclusion of residency training.