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Grand Cayman is not only a beautiful location for our Basic Science campus; it is also one of the safest and most advanced islands in the Caribbean. There is no better place to study medicine.

  1. Pre-clinical Training: Beginning in their very first semester, SMU students are exposed to clinical shadowing opportunities with Cayman physicians in multiple hospitals and clinics. (Click here for more information.)
  2. “North American” Infrastructure: As the fifth largest financial center in the world and with a thriving tourist industry, Grand Cayman has a highly developed infrastructure which is very comparable to the U.S.
  3. Lifestyle: The Cayman Islands enjoy one of the highest per capita incomes in the world. Grand Cayman has hundreds of restaurants, scores of banks, world-class hotels, and many opportunities for diving, boating, and other recreation.
  4. Safety: Grand Cayman has one of the lowest crime rates in the Caribbean.
  5. Healthcare: The Cayman Islands has a world class health care system including three state-of-the-art hospitals, and boasts one of the highest ratios of physicians to its population in the Caribbean.
  6. Culture: As part of the British West Indies, the Cayman Islands is an English-speaking country which combines British civility, American efficiency, and Caribbean charm.
  7. Convenience: Grand Cayman is less than an hour’s flight from Miami, and also has direct flights from Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Charlotte, Houston, New York, Tampa, Toronto, and other international locations.
  8. Campus: Modern, state-of-the-art Cayman campus facilities include wireless technology available throughout the bright, air-conditioned classrooms, labs, library and student lounges.
  9. Housing: Students live in inviting residence suites with internet access, swimming pools, and easy access to Seven Mile Beach.