Creating knowledgeable and caring physicians committed to providing quality health care in the Virgin Islands and Caribbean region.

"This in an exciting time for UVI and the Virgin Islands. A medical school in the Virgin Islands would provide expanded health professional opportunities for VI residents, enhance the quality of clinical care in the Territory, increase the academic offerings of the University in the health professions, provide more health care research in the Virgin Islands and encourage economic development in the Territory." - UVI President Dr. David Hall

The UVI School of Medicine will:
UVI School of Medicine will improve health care in the Virgin Islands.
  • Be part of an academic, interdisciplinary, U.S. Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) - accredited UVI Health Sciences Campus, producing teams of well-trained healthcare professionals.
  • Encompass clinical sites throughout the U.S. Virgin Islands, enhancing the quality of healthcare in the territory and the region.
  • Collaborate and partner with other academic medical centers and universities on the mainland and elsewhere in the Caribbean.
  • Take the lead in collaborative, interdisciplinary, community-based research programs to further the knowledge and understanding of epidemiology, health promotion, and disease management in Caribbean patient populations.
  • Help address anticipated future shortages within the nation's and Territory's physician workforce, keep locally trained physicians in the region, and contribute to economic development.

How You Can Help

Our goal is to secure $10 million in development and operational funding to enable the first UVI School of Medicine class to be established. As of January 2016, we have raised $3 million in gifts and pledges.  This will supplement the generous lead gift - a $30 million commitment - by Dr. Chirinjeev Kathuria, a physician and Chairman of New Generation Power, as part of his passion for strengthening the health and welfare of the Virgin Islands. Demonstrating broad support is a necessary step in the accreditation process as well.  Current Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp has stated his full support of the medical school during 2015 commencement addresses at the University.

You can join the effort through contributing now or by pledging future support for:

Click Here to donate to help develop UVI's School of Medicine.
  • Student scholarship programs to ensure that the UVI medical programs can enroll the best students independent of financial circumstances. Your gift will help ensure they graduate with a minimum of debt.
  • Endowed faculty positions that will ensure that we produce highly qualified graduates equipped to practice medicine in the USVI, the Caribbean and nationally.
  • A state of the art simulation training center that will provide UVI medical students, as well as practicing physicians and nurses from the USVI and beyond, with the training they need to maintain licensure and certification to practice their medical specialty.
  • Endowments to support research and teaching opportunities that will further the understanding and practice of medicine in the USVI, the Caribbean and other communities around the world.
  • Innovative learning and communications technologies that will enable knowledge exchange and research collaboration between the Virgin Islands and strategic partners on the mainland and in other parts of the Caribbean.
  • Teaching facilities that promote small group discussion of patient case studies and team-based learning required to prepare medical graduates for life-long learning.

UVI is striving to develop knowledgeable and caring physicians committed to providing quality health care in the Virgin Islands and Caribbean region. Our challenge is to receive donations and pledge commitments, in order to make the medical school for the Virgin Islands a reality. Join us! Donate Online!