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

How to Apply

There are four steps in the application process for the WUB School of Medicine. Please be sure to read this section carefully, note the deadlines listed and follow the links for more specific information.

Step 1: Admissions Prerequisites and Requirements

Make sure that you meet the admissions prerequisites and requirements and technical standards.

Step 2: Complete the AMCAS application.

Applications for admission begin with the common application submitted online at American Medical College Application Service. AMCAS Applications for Fall must be received by AMCAS no later than December 1, 2018. If you have questions about AMCAS, please do not contact the WUB Office of Admissions. Instead, contact the AAMC Section for Student Services at 2501 M Street NW, LBBY 26, Washington, D.C. 10037-1300, or call 202-828-0600.

Please Note: We do not have an early decision program.

Step 3: Complete the WUB School of Medicine secondary application.

In addition to the AMCAS application, the process includes a secondary application specific to the WUB School of Medicine. Once we have received your verified application from AMCAS, you will automatically be sent a link to the secondary application.

Applications for admission will not be processed until you have submitted your online secondary application. Important notes:

  • Any omissions will delay the processing of your application
  • Include your AMCAS ID number on the secondary application
  • The M.D. secondary application deadline is January 15, 2019. The M.D./Ph.D. secondary application deadline is January 15, 2019.

Secondary application fee waivers are granted to applicants who have been approved for the primary AMCAS fee waiver. Please refer to the instructions in the WUB School of Medicine online secondary application. Fee waivers are not allowed without the required AMCAS approval form.

Step 4: Submit letters of recommendation.

Letters of recommendation for both the M.D. program and the M.D./Ph.D. program must be submitted through the AMCAS Letter Service.

Any one of the following will satisfy the letters of recommendation requirement:

  • Committee letter (required if your college/university has an officially designated committee or advisor). Authored by a pre-health committee or advisor and intended to represent your institution's evaluation of you. A committee letter may or may not include additional letters written in support of your application.
  • Letter packet: A packet or set of letters assembled and distributed by your institution, often by the institution's career center.
  • Faculty letters (required if the college/university you attended does not have a committee or advisor). These must include:
    • Two (2) letters from faculty members in science departments who have taught you, AND
    • One (1) letter from a non-science faculty member who has taught you
  • In addition to those letters required for application to the MD Program, a minimum of two additional letters of recommendation are required for all MD-PhD applicants (a total of five letters). These letters are typically from faculty with whom the applicant has done research.

Note: If you have a graduate degree or significant full-time work experience of a year or more, you are also required to send a letter from the individual who supervised your work. If you held more than one position of at least one year, include a letter from each direct supervisor.

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).


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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