List of medical schools in the Caribbean

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This is a list of medical schools in the Caribbean. Schools are listed in alphabetical order by country or territory, then by name. The list includes medical schools recognized by their local governments that award the Doctor of Medicine (MD) and/or Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degrees.

All recognized medical schools are listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools (WDMS). Several agencies may also accredit Caribbean medical schools, as listed in the FAIMER Directory of Organizations that Recognize/Accredit Medical Schools (DORA).[1]

Caribbean medical schools can be categorized as either regional or offshore. Regional medical schools train students to practice in the country or region where the school is located. Offshore medical schools in the Caribbean primarily train students from the United States and Canada who intend to return home for residency and clinical practice after graduation.[2] Most offshore schools are dual-campus programs: basic sciences are completed in the Caribbean, while clinical clerkships are completed at teaching hospitals in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.[3]

As of 2011, there were 60 medical schools in the Caribbean, 29 of which were regional, 31 of which were offshore. Most of the offshore schools of medicine require applicants to take the MCAT.

The departments of education from both United States and Canada contacted the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) and has required that all Caribbean Medical Schools be required to meet the standards of United States and Canadian medical schools. This led the CARICOM[4] to create the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP), an organization which will be assessing Caribbean medical schools. While CAAM-HP was established in 2003, another medical accrediting body was established in 1994, the Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM). This body represents the Governments of St. Maarten, Grand Cayman and the Confederation of St. Kitts and Nevis. Those schools that do not receive accreditation from CAAM-HP, ACCM or other accrediting bodies recognized by the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME)[5] will not be eligible for ECFMG certification. This means that students from those schools will not be able to complete neither USMLE examinations nor MCCQE; and therefore will not be able to become United States or Canadian doctors, if their school is not certified by the year 2023.[5]

Some schools include a list of affiliated hospitals for their Clinical Rotations part of the program, however, many of these hospitals are not ACGME certified, many clinical rotations that are completed at hospitals that are not ACGME certified will not be considered as completion of rotation, if the hospital is not ACGME certified, hospitals that are certified are sometimes referred to as "Green book hospitals".[6]

Current medical schools in the Caribbean[edit]

Country or territory School Established Degree Regional/offshore WDMS CAAM-HP Other Accreditations
Anguilla (UK) Saint James School of Medicine 2010[7] MD Offshore Yes[8] CAAM-HP Pending[9]
Antigua and Barbuda American University of Antigua 2004 MD Offshore Yes[10] CAAM-HP[9] NYSED,[11]
Metropolitan University College Of Medicine 2018 MD ROffshore Yes
University of Health Sciences Antigua School of Medicine 1983 MD Offshore Yes No
Aruba (NL) American University School of Medicine Aruba 2011 MD Offshore Aruba Ministry of Education
Aureus University School of Medicine 2004 MD Offshore Yes No
Xavier University School of Medicine 2004 MD Offshore Yes CAAM-HP[9] ACCM[12]
Barbados American University of Barbados School of Medicine 2011 MD Offshore Yes No
American University of Integrative Sciences 1999 MD Offshore Yes No
Bridgetown International University 2017 MD Offshore Yes
Victoria University of Barbados 2017 MD Offshore Yes
Washington University of Barbados 2015 MD Offshore Yes No
University of the West Indies Faculty of Medicine (Cave Hill) 1967 MBBS Regional Yes No
Belize Central America Health Sciences University Belize Medical College 1996 MD Offshore Yes No Belize Ministry of Education
Washington University of Health & Science 2005 MD Offshore Yes No Belize Ministry of Education
Cayman Islands (UK) St. Matthew's University School of Medicine 2002 MD Offshore Yes[13] No NYSED,[11] ACCM[12]
Cuba Escuela Latinoamericana de Medicina 1999 MD Offshore Yes No Cuban Ministry of Higher Education
Facultad de Ciencias Medicas Ciego de Avila 2000 MD Regional Yes No Cuban Ministry of Higher Education
Facultad de Ciencias Medicas Cienfuegos 1990 MD Regional Yes No Cuban Ministry of Higher Education
Facultad de Ciencias Medicas Granma 1982 MD Regional Yes No Cuban Ministry of Higher Education
Facultad de Ciencias Medicas Holguin 1976 MD Regional Yes No Cuban Ministry of Higher Education
Facultad de Ciencias Medicas Las Tunas 1986 MD Regional Yes No Cuban Ministry of Higher Education
Facultad de Ciencias Medicas Matanzas 1969 MD Regional Yes No Cuban Ministry of Higher Education
Facultad de Ciencias Medicas Pinar del Rio 1976 MD Regional Yes No Cuban Ministry of Higher Education
Facultad de Ciencias Medicas Sancti Spiritus 1994 MD Regional Yes No Cuban Ministry of Higher Education
Instituto Superior de Ciencias Medicas de La Habana 1976 MD Regional Yes No Cuban Ministry of Higher Education
Instituto Superior de Ciencias Medicas de Santiago de Cuba 1962 MD Regional Yes No Cuban Ministry of Higher Education
Instituto Superior de Ciencias Medicas de Villa Clara 1966 MD Regional Yes No Cuban Ministry of Higher Education
Universidad de Ciencias Medicas de Camaguey 1968 MD Regional Yes No Cuban Ministry of Higher Education
Universidad de Ciencias Medicas de Guantanamo 1982 MD Regional Yes No Cuban Ministry of Higher Education
Curacao (NL) Avalon University School of Medicine 2003 MD Offshore Yes[14] No Government of Curacao
Caribbean Medical University School of Medicine 2007 MD Offshore Yes No
John F. Kennedy University School of Medicine 2014 MD Offshore Yes No Government of Curacao
St. Martinus University Faculty of Medicine 2000 MD No Yes
Dominica All Saints University School of Medicine 2006 MD Offshore Yes No
Ross University School of Medicine 1978 MD Offshore Yes[15] CAAM-HP[9] NYSED,[11] Medical Board of Dominica
Dominican Republic Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo Escuela de Medicina 1972 MD Regional Yes No Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology
Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra Departamento de Medicina 1976 MD Regional Yes No Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology
Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo Departamento de Medicina 1538 MD Regional Yes No Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology
Universidad Católica Nordestana Facultad de Ciencias Medicas 1978 MD Regional Yes No Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology
Universidad Católica Tecnológica del Cibao Escuela de Medicina 1983 MD Regional Yes No Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology
Universidad Central del Este Escuela de Medicina 1970 MD Regional Yes No Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology
Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE) Escuela de Medicina 1982 MD Offshore Yes No Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology
Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña Escuela de Medicina 1966 MD Regional Yes No Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology
Universidad Tecnológica de Santiago Escuela de Medicina, Santiago de Los Caballeros 1979 MD Regional Yes No Secretary of State for Higher Education, Science and Technology
Universidad Tecnológica de Santiago Escuela de Medicina, Santo Domingo 1981 MD Regional Yes No Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology
France University of the French West Indies 2015 MD Regional Yes[16] No
Grenada St. George's University School of Medicine 1977 MD Offshore Yes[17] CAAM-HP[9] Grenada Ministry of Health, NYSED,[11]
Guyana American International School of Medicine 1999 MD Offshore Yes No World Health Organization; Ministry of Education and Health (Guyana); NAC (National Accreditation Council) of Guyana[18]
Georgetown American University 2013 MD Offshore Yes No NAC (National Accreditation Council) of Guyana[18]
Lincoln American University 2016 MD Offshore Yes No of Guyana[18]
Texila American University 2010 MD Offshore Yes No NAC (National Accreditation Council) of Guyana[18]
Alexander American University 2015 MD Offshore No No
Haiti Université d'Etat d'Haïti Faculté de Médecine 1867 MD Regional Yes No
GreenHeart Medical University 2007 MD Offshore No No World Health Organization; Ministry of Education and Health (Guyana); NAC (National Accreditation Council) of Guyana[18]
Université Lumière Faculté de Médecine 2006 MD No No
Université Notre Dame d'Haïti Faculté de Médecine 1997 MD Regional Yes No
Université Quisqueya Faculté des Sciences de la Santé 2002 MD Yes No
Université Joseph Lafortune Faculté de Médecine 2005 MD Regional Yes[19] No
Jamaica All American Institute of Medical Sciences 2011 MD Offshore No[20] No[9]
University of the West Indies Faculty of Medicine (Mona) 1948 MBBS Regional Yes CAAM-HP[9]
Montserrat (UK) Seoul Central College of Medicine 2003 MD Offshore Yes No
University of Science, Arts & Technology Faculty of Medicine 2003 MD Offshore Yes No
Saba (NL) Saba University School of Medicine 1994 MD Offshore Yes[21] No NYSED,[11] NVAO[22]
Saint Kitts and Nevis International University of the Health Sciences (IUHS) 1998 MD Offshore Yes No Accreditation Board of Saint Kitts and Nevis[18]
University of Medicine and Health Sciences 2008 MD Offshore Yes No Accreditation Board of Saint Kitts and Nevis[18] ACCM[12]
Medical University of the Americas 1998 MD Offshore Yes[23] No ACCM,[12] NYSED[11]
Windsor University School of Medicine 2000 MD Offshore Yes No Accreditation Board of Saint Kitts and Nevis[18]
Saint Lucia American International Medical University 2007 MD Offshore No No
Atlantic University School Of Medicine (AUSOM) 2010 MD Offshore No[24] No
College of Medicine and Health Sciences/aka Destiny University 2001 MD Offshore Yes No Provisional Accreditation from the Government of Saint Lucia
International American University College of Medicine 2003 MD Offshore Yes CAAM-HP[9] Ministry of Education, Saint Lucia
Spartan Health Sciences University 1980 MD Offshore Yes CAAM-HP[9] Ministry of Education, Saint Lucia
Washington Medical Sciences Institute 2011 MD Offshore Yes No
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines All Saints University School of Medicine 2011 MD Offshore Yes[25] No Recognized by Canadian Government of Designated Educational Institutions,[26] Considered a qualified Institution by the General Medical Council (UK),[27] recognized by the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education, St. Vincent and the Grenadines,[28] IMED
American University of St Vincent School of Medicine 2012 MD Offshore Yes No National Accreditation Board (NAB) of the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines[29]
Saint James School of Medicine 2014[7] MD Offshore Yes[30] No National Accreditation Board (NAB) of the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines[31] WCFMG.
Trinity School of Medicine 2008 MD Offshore Yes CAAM-HP[9] National Accreditation Board (NAB) of the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines[32]
Sint Maarten(NL) American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine 1978 MD Offshore Yes[33] No NYSED,[11] ACCM[12]
Trinidad and Tobago University of the West Indies Faculty of Medicine (St. Augustine) 1967 MBBS Regional Yes CAAM-HP[9]

Cuba[edit]

Although the schools of medicine in Cuba grant an "MD" degree, these degrees do not require a bachelor's degree; thus, medical students can enroll in medical school straight out of high school. This makes the Cuban MD like the MBBS.

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References[edit]

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