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Washington University Of Barbados

About Washington University Of Barbados

Washington University of Barbados, located on the beautiful Caribbean island of Barbados is the place where dreams are made into reality. At WUB, ‘We Listen, We Invent, We Deliver’ quality education in a sublime location.
Washington University of Barbados serves students worldwide in the field of medicine and clinical research. It is among a handful of schools which embed preparation for USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Examination) within the curriculum.
At WUB students will find professors with extensive knowledge in education and in the field of professional medical practice and who are dedicated to equipping learners with all the tools necessary to excel in the field of medicine. We encourage curiosity and information seeking for the purpose of creating innovative solutions and employment opportunities for all students.

Admissions Open for Intake-2016

Degree Awarded
M.D. Physician (Undergraduate program)
5 years
St.philip, Barbados
Medium Of Instruction
Year Of Establishment
Tuition Fee
12500 $ First Year, 7000 $ 2nd,3rd Year, 8500 $ 4th, 5th Year
Hostel Fee
2000 $ Per Annum

Mission & Vision


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.


To impart the essential knowledge, skills, attitudes and values that will lead to success in graduates’ medical training and clinical practice.
To matriculate and retain the best-qualified applicants for careers in medicine.
To provide an appropriate academic environment that encourages students to match their interests and talents with societal needs when making career choices.
To encourage students to volunteer in community-service activities and provide a forum for those students to share their experiences with other members of the institution.
To foster the development of students’ humanistic behaviours and attitudes.

Core Values

Excellence & DiscoveryBe the best. Commit to exceptional quality and service by encouraging curiosity, seeking information and creating innovative solutions and job opportunities.

Campus Facilities

The campus of medical college of Washington University of Barbados is located on a beautiful island among the group of Caribbean Island in the Central America.
WUB is one of the Medical Colleges which has an amazing and eco-friendly campus enclosed with a fabulous green gallery provides well-furnished and comfortable hostels separated for students.
The campus of WUB is well-developed with modern technologies.
The Faculty at WUB utilizes well equipped 3D technology with monitors connected to advanced media players to enhance the teaching experience. These lectures are recorded which indeed serves a great help.
WUB serves with well-equipped laboratories, medical libraries, well-furnished classrooms, patient examination room, computer stations and the best quality food. WUB seeks to provide a safe and secure environment to the students, faculty as well as the staff members, the reason it has security personnel 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

Student Facilities

Student facilities at Washington University of Barbados are extensive and abundant. The University has an in-house campus where the students and the faculty stays together under a single roof. WUB enhances the safety and security for the students through the security personnel serving 24/7. Barbados has low crime rate compared to other parts of the world.
WUB provides the students the best food of their choice. The library at WUB is a treasure house of knowledge with hundreds of volumes of the most reputed medical books and journals. It also has access for online journals and multimedia sources so as to make a student to grow overall to his full potential.
Considering all the above factors, students have the ability to choose their action in pursuit of their dream.

Student Learning

Working with students to create diverse learning opportunities
The Department of Service Learning & Community Affairs serves as the primary administrative link between the community and WUB’s physicians-in-training. Consistent with the University’s desire to produce

physicians with a lifelong commitment to community service, the department serves the following functions:

Assists the wide variety of extracurricular student organizations in developing service learning projects which directly address the health needs of Barbadian.

Student Service Center CAFETERIA

WUB provides a cafeteria to serve the students and faculty. In this cafeteria, meal is served three times daily (times). In the event of any sickness, kindly alert the Administration Department, within 24 hours.


The in-house Library is a treasure house of knowledge with its hundred volumes of worthy, reputed books and journals. The university has access to online journals and multimedia sources to develop each and every aspirant to their full potential.
The medical school library provides access to network resources such as walk-up computers, printers, software and internet for academic purposes related to the study and practice of medicine.


As a growing University, we believe in having transparency that we learn from each other. Therefore, we ask that you utilize that Complaints Committee for the SGA. In the event of a personal issue then we ask that you bring to the attention of the Student Counsellor. The advisor, teacher system is in place to provide support for a student’s school life and can suggest problem-solving strategies for any situation.


Thank you for your interest in WUB! Our admissions team is eager to assist you as you embark on your journey to become a physician. Our goal is to provide you with all of the information and guidance you need to explore WUB as a medical school option and make the best decision to suit your career and life objectives.

Start Dates

We enroll three new classes each year in September, January, and May, and accept applications year-round. Review our admissions requirements.
What You’ll Need to Apply
You will need to complete or submit the following items to be admitted to WUB:
Completed application: Complete the online application to WUB. There is no fee to submit the application.
Personal statement: Provide a personal statement no longer than 750 words concerning your medical career expectations. WUBAS (Washington University of Barbados Application Service) personal statements will also be accepted.


Chronological listing of educational, employment, and volunteer experience dating back to high school.

Official transcripts

Official transcripts must be sent to WUB, directly from the college registrar in an official sealed envelope. For foreign schools, notarized copies of the original transcripts may be directed to WUB when official transcripts are not readily available. However, official transcripts must follow the notarized copies prior to matriculation. Please note that all foreign transcripts must be evaluated by a credentialing service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). A listing of credentialing members can be found at www.naces.org

Official MCAT report

MCAT scores are required for medical school admission to WUB and must be taken within the last 5 years. Applicants must request the MCAT scores be sent directly from the testing agency to WUB’s Administrative Office. The code for WUB is 907.
Letters of Recommendation: Official letters from a Pre-Medical Advisory Committee are strongly recommended, however, we will accept a minimum of 1 letter from an individual academic professor who has taught the applicant (science preferable, but not required) and 1 professional letter. Additional letters of recommendation from professors or employers with details of previous medical experience will be accepted to further support the applicant’s candidacy to medical school. These letters must appear on original letterhead stationery and be directly sent from the individual offering the recommendation. Letters of recommendation are accepted through Interfolio and Virtual Evals.
We recommend that WUB applicants send in required items as they become available. For example, prospective applicants do not need to have received his or her MCAT score to start the application process. Also, please note that all documents sent to WUB become the property of WUB.