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

Admissions Requirements

Qualifying for Medical School

WUB's Admissions Committee considers multiple factors when reviewing an applicant for consideration. These include performance in undergraduate coursework, your score on the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), as well as intellectual and social maturity, critical judgement, adaptability, volunteer work, and life experiences, and graduate school performance (if applicable).

Evaluation for admission is conducted on an individual basis. We encourage all applicants to speak with a member of our admissions team to discuss their opportunity to attend WUB, including the competitiveness of their MCAT scores, GPA and other requirements.

Academic Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree: All applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited university.
  • MCAT. Please note that WUB will not consider MCAT scores that are more than five years old.
  • Undergraduate performance: WUB looks at both overall GPA and prerequisite GPA.

Medical School Prerequisites

  • Biology: 1 year, including laboratory work. Prospective students will benefit by taking courses in genetics, cellular biology, developmental biology, and comparative anatomy.
  • General Chemistry: 1 year, including laboratory work
  • Organic Chemistry: 1 year, including laboratory work. Coursework should include both aliphatic and aromatic compounds.
  • General Physics: 1 year, including laboratory work. General introductory coursework should include mechanics, heat, light, sound, electricity, and nuclear radiation.

Supporting Documents

You'll need to submit the following supporting documents. You can submit them during or after the application process.

  • A personal statement, no longer than 750 words. WUBAS personal statements are accepted.
  • Letters of recommendation—a minimum of one letter from an individual academic professor who taught you (science preferred, but not required), and one professional letter
  • A chronological history of your educational, employment, and volunteer experience dating back to high school
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended
  • Official MCAT report
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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).


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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