Eligibility for MD Program in Caribbean — Washington University of Barbados

ELIGIBILITY

PREMEDICAL PROGRAM (5.5 YEARS)

  • Age Requirement

Applicants must be at least Eighteen (18) years old at the time of admission or by December 31 of the year of admission. Applicants younger than Eighteen(18) may seek a exception only under the acceptance of the Dean given exceptional talent in the previous coursework in addition to fulfilling all of the academic requirements for admission.

  • Academic Requirements

Candidates should be able to present substantial certificates as evidence that their intellectual and personal credentials are of such quality as to predict success in the study and practice of medicine.

Successful completion of Senior secondary school for students with Physics, Chemistry and Biology and/or Mathematics* at Senior Secondary level.

OR

IB (equivalent to A-levels).

OR

Associates Degree (undergraduate) equivalency (a credits evaluation is required to determine pre medical admission if some prerequisites are not fulfilled).

OR

Completion of High School Diploma.

MD PROGRAM (4 YEARS)

  • Age Requirement

Applicants must be at least 18 years old at the time of admission or by December 31 of the year of admission. Applicants younger than 18 may seek a waiver from the Dean, given exceptional prior coursework in addition to fulfilling all of the academic requirements for admission.

  • Academic Requirements

University or College-level undergraduate coursework with fulfilled premedical prerequisites (Note that an Associate Degree (undergraduate) equivalency is acceptable if all prerequisites are fulfilled — a credit fulfillment evaluation is required as part of the application process) with Life Sciences as a Major with minimum subjects ranging from General Biology or Zoology, Inorganic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry , General Physics with labs & experimentation credits included for all above subjects.

OR

A minimum of two academic years of pre-professional post-secondary education (such as a pre-medicine track) including following subjects for two semesters of General Biology or Zoology, Inorganic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry , General Physics with labs & experimentation credits included for all above subjects and college-level math courses (such as Pre-calculus, Calculus, Computer Science, Statistics, etc.)

AND

A minimum of 60 hours of undergraduate college or university-level coursework.