About American University of Barbados

The American University of Barbados, School of Medicine with its campus located in Wildey, Barbados is a popular choice when reviewing options to study medicine in the Caribbean. AUB offers a comprehensive medical curriculum and quality education to its students. The medical school is accredited by CAAM-HP and the Barbados Accreditation Council (BAC). It is also listed by the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) and the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER) in the World Directory of Medical Schools. Thus, AUB graduate degrees are recognized throughout the world.

AUB's exemplary model of education comprises of an integrated US-based curriculum with extensive USMLE preparation, research programs, and community-based events in a multi-cultural environment which educates students in a variety of academic and professional disciplines, leading to a broader perspective and richer learning experience. The programs are led by dedicated and experienced faculty who combine rigorous classroom instruction with mentorship. AUB nurtures its students to become competent healthcare providers and since its degrees are globally recognized, it opens up pathways to many countries. The medical school curriculum exemplifies innovation using high-tech learning tools and its ingenious enthusiasm aims to educate young medical graduates and prepare them as the next generation of healthcare leaders. During the Clinical Science Program (Rotations) students participate in supervised patient care rotating through various medical specialties. AUB continually reviews opportunities to broaden the clinical exposure of our students in the United States and other countries.

Classroom learning meets real world experience which complements coursework with practical experience at our on-campus community clinic. It provides students an opportunity to interact with patients and other healthcare professionals from the very beginning of their medical journey. Considerable emphasis is placed on developing professionalism and humanism traits as well as a commitment to the community and cultural diversity throughout the study.

AUB provides students a platform to develop holistically while its conducive environment makes it easy for them to adapt to the Caribbean culture. In addition to rendering quality education, AUB strives to ensure that its students grow academically, professionally and socially. These characteristics we believe will soon see American University of Barbados evolve as one of the most sought-after names in the field of medicine and also escalate the ladder on the Caribbean medical schools ranking. The school follows a holistic admissions process wherein the admission committee evaluates prospective students on the basis of their academic credits. With a rolling admission policy, applications are accepted all-year round, with classes starting in January, May, and September respectively.

Offered Courses

5 1/2 years MD Program

  • 5.5 Years |  Full-time | Pre medical + Basic Science + Clinical Science

American University of Barbados (AUB) offers a balanced medical curriculum comparable to US medical schools and designed to help prepare students to practice medicine in the US, UK and also the Caribbean. The medical sciences curriculum is taught on AUB's campus in Barbados. The campus is technologically advanced with a new Medical Science Resource center and anatomy lab. Students complete their clinical training in affiliated teaching hospitals in the United States and other countries.

Program Structure:

  • Premedical Program: 4 Semester of 16 weeks each
  • Basic Science Program: 5 semesters of 16 weeks each
  • Clinical Science Program: Core Rotation: 48 weeks |  Elective Rotation: 24 weeks
  • Earn MD Degree
  • Residency in USA* (USMLE, NBME)

*NBME and USMLE exams are optional test, but are compulsory for those who wish to practice as medical in the USA. NBME is a practice exam which help the students to identify their weak areas and helps them in finally qualifying USMLE which ultimately gives them the license to practice in the USA.

Barbados Campus

Next intake: January, May, September

Language:   English


4 years MD Program

  • 4 Years |  Full-time | Basic Science + Clinical Science

American University of Barbados (AUB) offers a balanced medical curriculum comparable to US medical schools and designed to help prepare students to practice medicine in the US, UK and also the Caribbean. The medical sciences curriculum is taught on AUB's campus in Barbados. The campus is technologically advanced with a new Medical Science Resource center and anatomy lab. Students complete their clinical training in affiliated teaching hospitals in the United States and other countries.

Program Structure:

  • Premedical Program: not required
  • Basic Science Program: 5 semesters of 16 weeks each
  • Clinical Science Program: Core Rotation: 48 weeks |  Elective Rotation: 24 weeks
  • Earn MD Degree
  • Residency in USA* (USMLE, NBME)

*NBME and USMLE exams are optional test, but are compulsory for those who wish to practice as medical in the USA. NBME is a practice exam which help the students to identify their weak areas and helps them in finally qualifying USMLE which ultimately gives them the license to practice in the USA.

Barbados Campus

Next intake: January, May, September

Language:   English



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