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Washington University of Barbados School of Medicine (WUB) - Ranking, Tuition, Campus & Environment | ValueMD

General Information

  • Forum: WUB Forum
  • Location: Barbados
  • USA Clinical Rotations: Yes
  • Time required for MD: 4 Years
  • Tuition (per semester):
    • Pre-Med: $2,500 USD
    • Basic Sciences: $3,500 USD
    • Pre Clinical Sciences: $5,000 USD
    • Clinical Medicine: $8,000 USD
  • Email: Email WUB
  • Survey: WUB Review

ABOUT WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY OF 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.

Key Points about WUB:

  • Year of Foundation: 2016
  • Address: Casa Grande, Hibiscus Block,Oldbury, St.philip, Barbados.
  • Leadership: Dr. Ram Prasad Upreti (Dean), Dr. Manoj Kumar Poudel (Clinical Dean).
  • Faculty: USMLE Qualified Doctors, ECFMG Certified Doctors.

Academics and Career Outcomes:

WUB aims at encouraging and preparing the students to clear all the steps of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). We provide an atmosphere where USMLE Qualified Doctors, working as faculty, will be providing their experience in preparing the students for USMLE and helping them in cracking each step of USMLE with ease.

With enormous amounts of experience and expertise in their fields they also encourage the students to seek their residency position through the National Residency Medical Program (NRMP) with some of the most prestigious teaching hospitals and leading medical centers in the United States

RECOGNITIONS AND ACCREDITATIONS

  • The Ministry of Barbados Charter Washington University of Barbados received Charter to establish and operate a School of Medical Sciences from the Government of Barbados.
  • Ministry of Education, Barbados.
  • Approved and Listed with the WHO/AVICENNA Directories.
  • Approved and Listed with (FAIMER) Foundation For Advancement of International Medical Education and Research's and International Medical Education Directory (IMED).
  • Listed with MCI (Medical Council of India).
FOUNDATION FOR ADVANCEMENT OF INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH | Washington University of Barbados School of MedicineWashington University of Barbados is Recognized by FOUNDATION FOR ADVANCEMENT OF INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
MEDICAL COUNCIL OF INDIA | Washington University of Barbados School of MedicineWashington University of Barbados is Recognized by MEDICAL COUNCIL OF INDIA
Ministry of Education , Barbados | Washington University of Barbados School of MedicineWashington University of Barbados is Recognized and Licensed by Ministry of Education , Barbados
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION | Washington University of Barbados School of MedicineWashington University of Barbados is Recognized by WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION

MD (DOCTOR OF MEDICINE) PROGRAM

The medical journey at WUB starts with a duration of 1.5 years of pre-medical course followed by the 2 years of basic sciences program. Later the students are shifted to the affiliated hospitals of WUB in the USA for their clinical rotations, hence making it a complete course of 5.5 years.

Students at WUB attain all the steps of the USMLE (The United States Medical Licensing Examination) during their study and may even get a golden opportunity to pursue the residency training and licensure in the United States.

The first two years of the education are part of the basic science program and are mostly classroom-based with patient exposure given through health centers . The third and fourth years are part of the clinical science program and consist of rotations through the different major specialties of medicine.

The basic science program constitutes the first two years and is comprised of five semesters. Each semester lasts for 15-weeks. Basic science instruction consists of lectures, laboratories, case studies, and clinics.

Students begin their study of the basic sciences with learning about microscopic anatomy, which presents the normal structure and function of cells, tissues and the organ systems, and biochemistry which teaches the chemistry of cells, tissues and the organ systems. This is followed by studying the structure of the human body. Students also study the physical, psychological, and social development of humans and the legal and ethical issues associated with the provision of health care. They will then begin to learn about the pathology and pathophysiology of the organ systems and infectious diseases.

The second year focuses on the clinical aspects of disease. Students will continue to learn about the pathology and pathophysiology of the organ systems in addition to the principles of therapeutics, especially pharmacology. Students also learn the art and technique of the patient interview and physical examination before continuing on to learn the policies and procedures necessary for performing the duties associated with clinical rotations in a hospital environment. The second year concludes with the individualized preparation for the USMLE Step 1.

The basic science curriculum embraces problem-based learning, with all courses incorporating case studies chosen to reinforce and integrate the basic science concepts.

In the third year, students have a variety of clinic and hospital based experiences in family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics, surgery and psychology. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to experience the application of their education to actual, real-time medical situations.

The fourth year is an exciting time where students may direct much of their clinical rotations to areas of their interest or areas where they wish to improve their skills. Students often select elective rotations based on their residency interest. It's during this year when students begin.

MD (DOCTOR OF MEDICINE) PROGRAM | Washington University of Barbados School of Medicine

PREMED PROGRAM

Pre-medical:

To make students in parallel with the US curriculum, the pre-medical program is introduced to students for obtaining 120 credits that they lack to qualify for medical schools.

Pre Medical Definition:

Pre-medical program is a qualifying program for students who have completed their 12 years of schooling and lack 120 credits for entering into medical school. It contains subjects like basic sciences such as, physics, chemistry , mathematics and English required for over-all development of the candidate. It would also include introduction to medical sciences such as, advanced biology, biochemistry and community medicine which would be followed on in the medical program providing the students a head start for their USMLE preparation.

PREMED PROGRAM | Washington University of Barbados School of Medicine

BASIC SCIENCE PROGRAM

Basic Science program is designed to meet the health care needs of the society. Basic Medical Science program duration is of two years and with instructions at WUB campus in Barbados. During 5 trimesters, students will be introduced to fundamental knowledge and skills of Preclinical Medicine and USMLE Step I Course. The core subjects taught here are Physiology, Biochemistry, Medical Pathology and Anatomy.

BASIC SCIENCE PROGRAM | Washington University of Barbados School of Medicine

CLINICAL SCIENCES/CLINICAL ROTATIONS

The final six trimesters of the University's MD Program, Clinical Sciences are completed during Clinical Rotations at affiliated hospitals and clinical facilities in US & countries globally based on performance of students.

Seventy Six (76) weeks of clinical rotations are divided into forty eight (48) weeks of Core Rotations where the subjects like Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Psychiatry and Family Medicine are been taught.

The rest Twenty Eight (28) weeks of the course named as Elective Rotations are practiced by the students at the affiliated hospitals of Washington University of Barbados located in the USA.

During Elective Rotations, students can select any of the subject of their choice like Otorhinolaryngology, Radiology, Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Ophthalmology, Dermatology, Orthopedic Surgery, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and e.t.c.

After completion of Clinical Rotations, the student will be awarded with the degree of Doctor of Medicine. The University has some of the best hospitals for students to become world class physicians.

ACADEMIC CALENDER

WUB aims at encouraging and preparing the students to clear all the steps of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). We provide an atmosphere where USMLE Qualified Doctors, working as faculty, will be providing their experience in preparing the students for USMLE and helping them in cracking each step of USMLE with ease.

WUB aims at encouraging and preparing the students to clear all the steps of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). We provide an atmosphere where USMLE Qualified Doctors, working as faculty, will be providing their experience in preparing the students for USMLE and helping them in cracking each step of USMLE with ease.

With enormous amounts of experience and expertise in their fields they also encourage the students to seek their residency position through the National Residency Mathcing Program (NRMP) with some of the most prestigious teaching hospitals and leading medical centers in the United States.

ACADEMIC CALENDER | Washington University of Barbados School of Medicine

TUITION FEES OVERVIEW

TUITION FEES OVERVIEW | Washington University of Barbados School of Medicine

OTHER EXPENSES

HOUSING:

While student housing is arranged by the University, the cost is not covered in the cost of tuition listed above. Student must be prepared to pay up to $500 USD for a housing deposit upon arrival in Barbados and between $300-$550 per month in rent while studying at WUB School of Medicine

HEALTH INSURANCE:

Health Insurance is mandatory. Students can either enroll in the Insurance Plan provided via WUB ($125/semester) or provide proof of private coverage to the Bursar prior to commencement of current semester.

CLINICAL ATTIRE:

Clinical attire, consisting of lab jackets and scrubs, dissection kits and patient examination kits are a one-time expense of approximately $500.

Refund Policy & Regulations:

Refund Policy applies for all students who choose to pay the tuition fee in full by semester and yearly basis.

Withdrawals:

  • Request for withdrawal from the school of medicine must be addressed to the Dean of the academic medicine and must be in writing with a valid reason.
  • Requests without specified reason will not be considered under the regulations of the university.
  • Date of withdrawal after acceptance of the request will be the date of the Dean receives the hand-delivered request and after the committee of admissions affairs approves it or the date the notice is received through the mail or other delivery system.
  • Charges such as deposits, fees, printed material, etc. are neither prorated nor refunded.
  • The refund if accepted under a specific reason shall be given within 90 days of withdrawal. In case of withdrawal prior to matriculation, the University levies an administrative charge of $ 1000.

Tuition Refund:

The University tuition refund policy to be applied in the event a continuing student leaves the School after the beginning of the semester is as follows.

Refund application received after 30 days from the date of leaving school will not be eligible for refund.

  • Attendance of two (2) weeks or less Refund 40%.
  • Attendance of Three (3) weeks or less Refund 30%.
  • Attendance of four (4) weeks Refund 20%.
  • No refund issued after 30 days of attendance at the school

Textbooks

Textbooks must be purchased. Basic Science curriculum texts cost as per regulations of university which will be specified in student handbook and can be purchased through the University bookstore.

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