The first two years of the four-year MD program concentrate on the traditional basic science disciplines taught on our beautiful campus in Barbados. The final two years focus on clinical sciences, with training at AUIS’s affiliated hospitals and clinical centers in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada.

As one of the premieres offshore US Medical School in the Caribbean, AUIS School of Medicine attracts international students, matching them in medical residency programs in the US and Canada over our 20-year history. As a medical school that does not require the MCAT, we view admissions and teaching through a holistic lens. Students with top grades and a solid interview mean more to us than standardized tests- the desire to heal, and prevent disease as well as a disciplined approach to study are the cornerstones of success at AUIS.

With 1000+ alumni in the United States and Canada and one of the most affordable medical school tuition structures, AUIS provides an amazing environment, allowing students to thrive and develop their knowledge and skills in the beauty of our Caribbean Medical University.

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AUIS Four YR MD Program Overview

The first two years of the four-year MD program concentrate on the traditional basic science disciplines taught on our beautiful campus in Barbados. The final two years focus on clinical sciences, with training at AUIS’s affiliated hospitals and clinical centers in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada.

Faculty hail from top universities in the US, Canada, Russia and India and many hold both PhDs and MDs in their field of focus.

This is a traditional North American MD with some optional integrative medicine electives available in both the clinical and basic sciences phase of education. Integrative medicine has a focus on preventative medicine and treating the root cause of disease, key components of practicing medicine successfully.

The goals of AUIS’s MD program are high USMLE Step score results and Medical Residency acceptance for AUIS graduates on their first attempt.

General outline of the Program

  • Year 1-2: Basic Sciences (MD) in Barbados and Atlanta (USA)
  • Years 3-4: Clinical Sciences (MD) at Clinical clerkship sites in US and Canada

Program Requirements

Premedical requirements for admission into the 4-year MD degree program normally include a diploma or completion of 90 course credit hours. The university or College-level courses as follows or “A” Level GCE/CAPE work in 3 science subjects:

  • One academic year (2 semesters) of General Biology or Zoology
  • One academic year of General or Inorganic Chemistry and one academic year of Organic Chemistry
  • One academic year of Physics
  • One academic year of English
  • One academic year of Mathematics or Calculus
  • A broad background in liberal arts or social sciences

Students with A or CAPE level work may require an additional semester of science education in Organic Chemistry or Anatomy.

AUIS Five YR MD Program Overview

Our 5 Year Direct Entry MD program is an intense academic program that aims to meet the needs of high caliber high school graduates or college students aiming to pursue a medical education, but who have taken few or none of the core science courses required for admission to medical school.

General outline of the Program

  • Year 1: Pre-Medical Sciences in Barbados
  • Year 2-3: Basic Sciences (MD) in Barbados and Atlanta (USA)
  • Years 3-4: Clinical Sciences (MD) at Clinical clerkship sites in US and Canada

Year 1: Pre-Medical Sciences

Students complete general education and medical school prerequisite coursework during a little over a year of Pre-medical sciences.

The Pre-medical sciences component of the 5-year program offers an accelerated pathway from High School to Medical School through completion of all prerequisite coursework and the 90-credit hour US medical school application requirements within the first four semesters of study.

Courses taught include English composition, psychology, sociology, math, computer science, physics, medical terminology, anatomy & physiology, statistics, public health, evidence-based research, biology, physical and organic chemistry.

Students are eligible to direct admission into the MD program at the end of Semester 4 post successful completion of all coursework.

Years 2-3: Basic Sciences

Students complete basic medical sciences courses in an organ-systems curriculum and learn clinical skills while participating in volunteer community health experience(s) during 4 semesters on the island.

Core Basic Sciences content includes gross and microscopic anatomy, molecular & cell biology, pathological basis of human disease, epidemiology, research, ethics and issues, and principles of clinical care.

Semester 5 of Basic Sciences is a professor-led USMLE Step 1 review which meets at the AUIS campus in Atlanta.

Years 4-5: Clinical Sciences

Clinical Sciences coursework includes a 4-week Advanced Clinical Medicine pre-clerkship in clinical procedures and skills certifications using a high definition medical simulation laboratory in Atlanta. Students complete 80 weeks of Clinical Clerkships in the US, Canada, and some international hospital locations.

Students are trained to conduct themselves in the role of the physician and are judged on their ability to take initiative, relate to and work harmoniously with professional colleagues, exhibit maturity in conduct on the wards, and demonstrate the demeanor of a mature and qualified physician.

The 80 weeks of clinical clerkships in the Clinical Sciences curriculum includes

  • 48 weeks of core clerkships in Internal Medicine, Surgery, Family Medicine, Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Pediatrics during Year 4
  • 32 weeks of elective clerkships during Year 5

Students train in clinical skills through preceptor supervised patient contact in both inpatient and outpatient care setting. These years in direct patient care enhance our students’ proficiency in medical history taking, conducting physical diagnostic examinations, understanding practice guidelines and developing interprofessional relationships and leadership skills. The successful Clinical training model enables students to become competent, compassionate physicians.

Clerkships are a stimulating and enriching feature of medical training at AUIS with the robust experience allowing students to successfully attain rewarding medical residency positions on completion of the MD program.

Program Requirements

Applicants must possess a high school or secondary school diploma or certificate with high marks and credits in science subjects (i.e., chemistry, biology, and physics), mathematics or calculus, and English. All international applicants must be 16 years of age at the time of entry into our program.

For international applicants looking at our 5-year program, we look for:

  • British system: GCE “O” Level with Grades A-C
  • Southeast Asia:10+2 with minimum 80% (Some applicants will qualify for a reduced class load in year 1)
  • Caribbean: CXC/CSEC Grades I-III

AUIS looks for a minimum of 5 subjects passed, with preference given for students with 6 or more. Depending on your educational background, AUIS makes has a flexible initial 2 years of study for a student to accelerate or decelerate the pace of study.

Program taught in:
  • English (US)
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Last updated October 23, 2019
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- Basic Science Tuition: Semester I-IV ($8250 with available grants applied and $6,600 for North American students with a 3.0 GPA)
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