The American University of Barbados

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.

The American University of Barbados is chartered by the Government of Barbados, Licensed and recognized by the Ministry of Education, Barbados. It is approved by the Medical Council of Canada and listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools, maintained by the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER) and the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME).

Orientation activities are also carried out by the Faculty, the Guild of Students, and the Library. Library orientation is a pre-requisite for library registration. Please ensure that you consult the Orientation schedule and attend one of the sessions.

American University of Barbados (AUB) offers a balanced medical curriculum comparable to US medical schools and designed to help prepare students to practice medicine in the US, UK and also the Caribbean. The medical sciences curriculum is taught on AUB’s campus in Barbados. The campus is technologically advanced with a new Medical Science Resource center and anatomy lab, both housed in AUB’s newly opened Campus. Students complete their clinical training in affiliated teaching hospitals in the United States and United Kingdom. Sessions commence in January, May, and September, with semester terms of 16 weeks in duration.

AUB was delighted to welcome the Indian Ambassador, Mr Satendar Kumar on campus. The Ambassador was very pleased to see the strength of Indian students at AUB and he also acknowledged the significant infrastructure and development of AUB in a short span of time. He toured the campus and interacted with students and was glad to find students from all parts of India. An address session with the students was arranged in which he highlighted the importance of the rich culture of India and the diversity that Indian students gain at AUB from many nationalities during their stay on campus.

The American University of Barbados (AUB) Office of Undergraduate Admissions prides itself on assisting students in every aspect of their college search process… one of the many reasons why AUB has a 90% first-year retention rate, highest in the nation for a regional institution (public or private). The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at AUB—with the support of the campus community and in accordance with the mission, vision, goals and ethical framework of the institution—seeks to attract and enroll a full class of students who will uphold and advance the exceptional quality of the University. These students should demonstrate academic excellence, intellectual curiosity, a desire to be challenged by rigorous coursework and collaborative research, and the potential for further academic success within The University’s educational model. They should be actively engaged outside the classroom, embracing the qualities of leadership, service, creativity, citizenship, and scholarship in their extracurricular pursuits. These students should be agents of change by embracing diversity and committing themselves to improving the lives of those around them. Combining a sense of pride and purpose, the Office of Admissions seeks those students whose experience at AUB will be mutually beneficial to both themselves and the institution.

The Office of Admissions offers the highest level of service and professionalism to students, their families, and other educational professionals, ensuring that all questions and concerns are addressed promptly and thoroughly. All types of interactions with the Office of Admissions should generate a stronger connection to the AUB campus community and instill confidence in a student’s decision to apply to and/or attend The University.

The Office of Admissions respects the personalized nature of each student’s college search and appreciates the unique challenges and stresses they face at varying stages of the process.

AUB aims at inculcating the traits of honesty, compassion, courage, persistence and responsibility among students, so as to enable them to become competent doctors on one hand, and sensitive and caring human beings on the other hand.

The school offers a USA style medical curriculum and USMLE focused education. The small class size allows for a more personalized learning experiences. The entire curriculum is taught in English by highly qualified faculty with stress on Structured Interactive Studies, Integrated Learning Program and Problem based learning.

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