University of Medicine and Health Sciences

Communications from UMHS administration


Warren Ross


Distance learning

UMHS has received approval from our accrediting body to employ distance learning in light of the Coronavirus pandemic. Following a full discussion with UMHS Administration, Deans, and the Student Government Association, it is felt that the best way forward is with the following structured plan:

  • The medical school will remain open while delivering courses in an online format
  • All basic science and fifth semester students can currently complete the entirety of their coursework online
  • We are using the following distance learning platforms: Big Blue Button and Zoom. 
  • Quizzes will be cancelled and incorporated into Block and Final examinations.
  • ExamMonitor will provide online examinations. ExamMonitor is an Al-driven remote proctoring solution that continuously observes exam takers with video and audio monitoring throughout the entire exam, eliminating the need for in-person proctoring and providing absolute confidence in the integrity of all your exams. 

Question or comment?

Student and staff safety is our top priority. If you have a question, concern or comment about any health or safety issue, please let us know. 


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COVID resources

Provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Preventions, and Johns Hopkins University