ADMISSION POLICIES

Washington University of Barbados is aspiring to be one among the
top Medical Universities in the Caribbean.

Admissions Policies

The Admissions Department like the other departments, is kept under the strictest of confidentiality. It is the responsibility of the department to determine a student’s academic ability to pursue a rigorous medical education.

Student Selection

The Registrar’s Office in collaboration with the School of Medicine, approves a student’s admission. The administrative staff at WUB is also committed to our students, hence, thorough checking of each student’s background during admission process. Students can be assured that the staff at WUB will assist them with all the necessary information and documents.

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Pre-Medical Science Program Eligibility

Four trimesters of Premedical Sciences are offered to accommodate students from different academic backgrounds as a foundation for Medical Sciences; therefore, all Pre-med Applicants have to meet the following requirements:
For American/ Canadian Students:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • GPA: 3.0

For CARICOM Students:
Examining Body: CXC/CSEC
Graduates of 1998 or before must have Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics at level 1 or 2.
Graduates after 1998 levels 1, 2, 3 in the subjects mentioned will be accepted.

For all other Students:

  • Must have High School Education (+2 level) with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and at least 1 year of Mathematics
  • Minimum percentage of 50% (aggregate)

Basic Medical Science Program Eligibility

For American / Canadian Students:

  • Students to WUB are required to have earned a Bachelor’s Degree in science from a North American University. Applicants may apply with the final year of bachelor’s coursework in progress. Prerequisite courses must have been completed and should include the following:

Biology (General or Zoology)
Two semesters of Biology with laboratory

Chemistry (General or Inorganic)
Two semesters of Chemistry with laboratory

Organic Chemistry
Two semesters of Organic Chemistry with laboratory

Physics
Two semesters of Physics with laboratory

English (or a humanities equivalent)
Two semesters of English or a writing-intensive humanities equivalent

Mathematics (Calculus or Statistics recommended)

One semester of College-level Mathematics

For Students who have not studied in the United States nor Canada:

  • Associate of Science Degree or Bachelors of Science Degree or Baccalaureate Degree or at least 90 credit hours of undergraduate studies including the following subjects:

Biology (General or Zoology)
Two semesters of Biology with laboratory

Chemistry (General or Inorganic)
Two semesters of Chemistry with laboratory

Organic Chemistry
Two semesters of Organic Chemistry with laboratory

Physics
Two semesters of Physics with laboratory

English (or a humanities equivalent)
Two semesters of English or a writing-intensive humanities equivalent

Mathematics (Calculus or Statistics recommended)

One semester of College-level Mathematics

Students who have studied outside of the United States of America or Canada must have their credentials evaluated by the World Education Services. This service compares your academic accomplishments to the educational standards of the U.S or Canada. The evaluation helps other institutions like immigration authorities, licensing boards and other schools understand your educational background.

A report from WES does the following:

  • Identifies and describes your credentials
  • Verifies that your credentials are authentic
  • May include a grade point average (GPA) equivalency
  • Includes an evaluation of the authenticity of your documents

You also have the option to upgrade to an International Credential Advantage Package (ICAP); this means we will store your verified transcripts and evaluation report for easy sending to universities and approved licensing bodies at any time. (www.wes.org)
Please Note: Applicants with lower GPA scores or no MCAT should have strong letters of recommendation and satisfy the Admissions Committee that they possess strong motivation to study medicine. Preference will be given to Applicants who have passed MCAT or have earned a Bachelor’s Degree or higher.

Additionally, a personal interview may be requested at the discretion of the Admissions
Committee.

Clinical Rotations Program Eligibility

PHASE 1

Mail the 1) Application, 2) Transcripts 3) Curriculum Vitae 4) Application Fee $100.00 U.S.

PHASE 2

The Other Requested Documents Below:

1.

Verification of US Citizenship: (PLEASE EXCLUDE IF NOT A CITIZEN OF US)

2.

Driver's license/ Social Security Card/ Permanent  Resident Card

3.

Legible copy of your passport's information page if you are not a citizen of the United States.

4.

Five (5) passport size photos* (no older than 12 months)

5.

Original Police Background check* (no older than 6 months)

6.

10 Panel drug test results (no older than 1 week prior to registration)

7.

Physical Examination

8.

Record of Immunization (must be dated within the last 10 years) : Varicella, Hepatitis B, Mumps, Measles, Rubella (MMR), Tetanus and annual PPD.

9.

HIV Exam or Education certification**

10.

Dean's letter of good standing

12.

Transcripts

13.

USMLE Step 1 history report

14.

Photocopies of all relevant diplomas, certificates and awards.

PHASE 3

A telephone interview will be scheduled with the Clinical Dean. The Semester Fee will be due on acceptance.

On matriculating into WUB each student is greeted with the following:

  • Picture Consent Form (Appendix)
  • Student Agreement (Appendix)
  • Guidelines for opening a bank account(Appendix)
  • Accessing local telephone services (Appendix)
  • Does and Don’ts of Barbados

Why
Washington
University
of Barbados?
An Established Institution

An Established Institution
WUB is a renowned healthcare institution that has offered Medical Degrees for well over a decade.

An International Career

An International Career
Join our international medical community where classes are taught in English by experienced professors and medical doctors from around the world.

Clinical Experience

Clinical Experience
Direct clinical experience is supported by a solid tutoring system and starts in your third year, which gives you considerable practical experience.

Innovative and Active Teaching

Innovative and Active Teaching
WUB curriculum is enhanced by a wide variety of active learning methods based on a student-centred approach (Problem-Based Learning, Case method, Concept maps, Simulated patients).

Barbados

Barbados
Enjoy the style, culture, gastronomy and entertainment of one of Barbados's most exciting cities. Venture further to experience the delights of Barbados or use the opportunity to learn Barbados.

Advanced Research and Technology

Advanced Research and Technology
WUB can count on state-of-the-art technologies and research experience. A new simulation centre of 1000 sm, designed according to the highest technological standards, will be ready for autumn 2018.

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