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Washington University of Barbados


Casa Grande, Hibiscus Block Oldbury, St.philip, Barbados, St.philip BB15028, Barbados


WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY OF BARBADOS School of Medicine situated in the beautiful sovereign Island country of Barbados, is one of the most reputed group of Elite medical schools in the Caribbean serving students all over the globe in the field of medicine and clinical research. It is also among the handful number of schools which embed a curriculum for students with USMLE preparation as well as their regular medical education. This is possible by the curriculum designed by the experts in the field of medicine, clinical research who are an integral part in the preparation of the USMLE standards. The university is solely dedicated to its heart in preparing students for USMLE and also in making students the best in its class in fields of medicine. It is also one of those medical schools where students would find the professors with vast amount of experience not only in education but also in the field of professional medical practice.


The Washington University of Barbados received charter to establish and operate a School of Medical Sciences from the Government of Barbados. Washington University of Barbados is one of the top Caribbean Medical Universities which is recognized, accredited and listed in: WHO(World Health Organization); the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation in Barbados; the Medical Council of India (MCI); Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER); the Global Alliance For Medical Education (GAME); the International Medical Education Directory (IMED); the Canadian Association for Medical Education (CAME); the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE); the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME); the International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE); the Australian and New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE); the Association of Standardized Patient Educators(ASPE), an d the Medical & Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN); the World Medical Association (WMA).

Ministry of Education, Government of Barbados

The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI) is primarily responsible for the formulation of educational policies, and the administration and regulation of education programmes in the island of Barbados. In 2013, the MESTI assumed the responsibility for development of national policies and programmes in the areas of science, technology, and innovation. There are currently 136 institutions which cater to the approximately 60,000 students in the Barbadian educational system.

Medical Council of India (MCI)

The Medical Council of India was established in 1934 under the Indian Medical Council Act, 1933. The main function of the Council is to establish uniform standards of higher qualifications in medicine and to recognize medical qualifications in India and abroad. The Council facilitates reciprocity with foreign countries as it relates to the mutual recognition of medical qualifications.

World Health Organization (WHO)

The World Health Organization (WHO) aims to “build a better and healthier future for people all over the world”. In its early years, WHO recognized the need for a reliable list of all of the world’s medical schools in order to document where the world’s doctors were educated. The first edition of the WHO World Directory of Medical Schools was published in 1953. The World Health Organization’s World Directory of Medical Schools has now been transferred to the new World Directory of Medical Schools, which is an amalgamation of the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER) and the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME).


WUB is dedicated to attaining excellence in medical education and research, to improve patient care and quality of life in the community and to remain committed to the highest ethical values so that our doctors will be socially responsible wherever they are.


Washington University of Barbados will be a state of the art centre for medical education and research with a vision to deliver significant contributions in the field of medicine and health sciences. WUB exists to serve others through the expression of our core values: Respect, Integrity, Stewardship and Excellence.


  1.  WUB follows USMLE based curriculum.
  2.  It has affiliated hospital in the US.
  3.  The faculty at WUB is well experienced and most of them are USMLE qualified doctors.
  4.  Approved by WHO, MCI, FAIMER, IMED.
  5.  Ecological campus filled with greenery.
  6.  Technologically advances classroom facility.
  7.  In-campus hostel (with Indian food also) and sports facility.
  8.  Well establishes alumni.
  9.  One of the best medical schools in Caribbean. Located at the heart of the most beautiful island the Caribbean, Barbados.


The classrooms of WUB are built up with modern technology. They consist of a 3D animated teaching system with a media player. These classes are been recorded which indeed serves a great help for the absent students of that particular class. With the student- faculty ratio in the classroom lowest in its category, it is easy for the faculty to have individual attention over each student which makes the university unique in its class.


WUB provides a well-equipped laboratory which includes Anatomy, Microbiology and research labs. Faculty utilizes well equipped 3D technology with monitors connected to advanced media players to enhance the teaching experience.