Last updated on September 2nd, 2021


Students in the Charter Foundation program have been reviewed and accepted by the Committee on Admission of the School of Medicine into the Charter Foundation program. Students are accepted and placed into the program according to the educational achievement documented by the Committee on Admission. The Committee also evaluates achievement in standardized examinations, since medical students must frequently demonstrate success in this area. Students must have a Bachelor’s degree or higher with all of the science prerequisites.


All students in the Charter Foundation Program are required to complete  check-in on or before the first day of classes each term as scheduled by the Office of the University Registrar (OUR).


Students are pre-registered in specific courses. In order to complete check- in for the Charter Foundation Program, students must have financial academic and health insurance clearance. All tuition fees and other University charges must be paid before students are permitted to register for classes. Students should not proceed to Grenada without financial and academic clearance.

Student Advising

The Charter Foundation Program utilizes a four-tiered advising system for its students:

  1. Academic Coach: Each student in the preclinical sciences is assigned to an academic coach within the Department of Preclinical Sciences who is available to provide academic advice to students. These faculty provide advice regarding academic options (e.g., withdrawing from a course, taking a Leave of Absence, and improving academic performance and program expectations). Each student is expected to meet several times during the term with their academic coach in order to develop, monitor, reflect upon and revise their individually designed goals and strategies and to construct and revise a personalized learning plan in order to meet their learning goals.
  2. Academic Mentor: All teaching faculty in Basic Sciences provide office hours every week to students of each term.
  3. Learning Strategies Advice: Students in need of learning strategies advice and skills training (e.g., study skills, time-management skills, test- taking skills) may seek help from a member of the faculty learning strategies team in the Department of Educational Services (DES).
  4. Wellness Advice: Students who seek counsel for non-academic personal reasons are met by faculty in the Dean of Students office who are skilled in attending to student wellness. Referrals may be made to other campus support services (e.g., Student Health Services, the Psychological Services Center.