American University of Barbados, School of Medicine shines as a beacon of excellence in the island nation of Barbados. With the strength of its highly accomplished faculty and effective teaching methodology, AUB has been providing quality medical education to students from around the world.

At AUB, it is our mission to provide the world with a cadre of physicians who are not just equipped with the most contemporary medical knowledge but are also empathetic individuals who are revered by the society for the compassion they demonstrate in their practice. AUB’s conducive learning environment promotes professional as well as personal growth.

The American University of Barbados is Accredited by CAAM-HP, chartered by the Government of Barbados. Licensed and Recognized by the Ministry of Education, Barbados and also registered with the Accreditation Council. It is listed by FAIMER, World Federation for Medical Education (WFME). Certified by Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). It is also recognized by the Medical Council of Canada and Medical Council of India.

The school offers a USA style medical curriculum with USMLE focused teaching. The small class size allows for a more personalized learning experience. The curriculum practices Integrated Learning Program, taught in English. The highly qualified faculty emphasizing on Interactive Studies and Problem Based Learning.

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School Details

School Name:
American University of Barbados
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Suite # 1280, Long Ridge Road Stamford, Connecticut USA - 06903
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Degree Title:
MD - Doctor of Medicine
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Entrance Examination Requirement:
Foreign (Non-National) Students Eligible:

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Suite # 1280, Long Ridge Road Stamford, Connecticut USA - 06903

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Saint Michael, Wildey, BB 11100, Bridgetown, Barbados

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Additional Information

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Programs Offered:
4 Yr MD, 5.5 Yr MD
Degrees Granted:
MD - Doctor of Medicine
Pre-Med Offered:
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Tuition Fees

Base Tuition:
PRE-MEDICAL (Semester I to IV, $5,500 USD per semester) BASIC SCIENCES (Semester I to IV, $8,500 USD per semester; Semester V (Pre-clinical), $9,500 USD) CLINICAL SCIENCES (Semester I to VI, $11,500 USD per semester)
Additional Fees

HOUSING, TRANSPORTATION AND LIVING EXPENSES ( $500 to $800 /month) // TEXTBOOKS - Most of the required textbooks are available in the Library. However, it is advisable that the students may purchase their own books. // CLINICAL ATTIRE AND MEDICAL KITS -
Students would require Lab coat and safety goggles during Premedical program. As the students enter into the MD program they should have an Examination kit containing stethoscope, BP apparatus, torch, measuring tape, reflex hammer, tuning fork, otoscope and suturing kit for physical diagnosis course. The students must procure the requisite before commencement of the respective programs. // HEALTH INSURANCE -Health Insurance is mandatory while students are enrolled at American University of Barbados. Students can either enroll in a plan provided by the university or can purchase their own insurance.

Accreditation Details

MCAT Requirements:
Duration of Program(s):
5 1/2 years MD Program (Pre medical + Basic Science + Clinical Science) 4 years MD Program (Basic Science + Clinical Science)

The MD Program

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Details about the Pre-Med Program (if available):

ONLY FOR 51/2 YEARS MD PROGRAM // SEMESTER - I - Biology I - General Chemistry I - Pre Calculus - Computer Science - English I // SEMESTER - II
-Biology II - Chemistry II - Calculus - English II // SEMESTER - III -General Physics I - General Psychology - Organic Chemistry I - Communications Skills and Community Health - Introduction to Cell Biology - Ethics // SEMESTER - IV - Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology - Introduction to Microbiology and Immunology - General Physics II - Organic Chemistry II // Note : Students who complete the Pre-Medical program successfully will be promoted to the 1st semester of the basic sciences of the 4 year MD program.

Details about the Basic Sciences:

FOR BOTH 51/2 AND 4 YEARS MD PROGRAM // SEMESTER - I - -Gross Anatomy and Physiology I - Embryology - Biochemistry, Histology and Cell Biology I - Introduction to Research Skills for Evidence-Based Medicine // SEMESTER - II - The second semester further delves into the structure and functions of the organ systems of the human body and helps integrate this knowledge in the basic, clinical and behavioral sciences, scientific principles and the analysis of clinical research. - Gross Anatomy and Physiology II - Biochemistry, Histology and Cell Biology II - Medical Behavioral Science - Biostatistics and Epidemiology // SEMESTER - III - The core objective of this semester is to develop a basic understanding of disease processes and to begin to integrate knowledge of basic science principles in the development of a more complex understanding of the nervous system. It also aims to enhance knowledge and integration of the social and psychological aspects of medicine while continuing to gain familiarity with diagnostic skills and tools used in clinical medicine. - Medical Pathology I - Medical Immunology - Microbiology - Medical Genetics - Pharmacology I // SEMESTER - IV - During the course of this semester, the student secures an understanding of the basic mechanisms of the disease process in common diseases. The student is also helped to further develop the ability to assess and recognize the manifestations of common diseases and to learn the mechanisms involved in the treatment of various pathological states. - Medical Pathology II - Pharmacology II - Physical Diagnosis - Nutrition // SEMESTER - V - This semester aims to further develop the ability to assess and recognize the manifestations of common diseases and to learn the mechanisms involved in the treatment of various pathological states and to develop test taking and review skills for successfully completing the USMLE. - Introduction to Clinical Medicine - Integrative Study of the Basic Sciences (USMLE Review) - Learning Counseling and Communication Skills

Details about the Clinical Sciences:

The Clinical Sciences Program comprises of an intensive 72 weeks of physician-supervised Clinical Rotations comprising of 48 weeks of Core Rotations and 24 weeks of Elective Rotations at our teaching affiliate hospitals and specialized clinical facilities in USA and Caribbean. During the Rotations/Clerkship, the students participate in supervised patient care rotating through various medical specialties and sub-specialties. The students receive personal guidance from the clinical faculty to develop essential skills and knowledge.

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