List of medical schools in the Caribbean

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).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. 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.According to The New York Times, offshore medical schools may be referred to as “second chance” medical schools, because their substandard admission requirements allow many students that were denied admission to a US medical school to enroll. Caribbean medical schools typically have higher tuition costs than US medical schools, and licensure passage rates vary widely between schools, from 19-84%.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”. Many schools have to pay hospitals to accept their students for clinical rotations.

List of current Caribbean medical schools

See also

Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions Accreditation Commission of Colleges of Medicine World Directory of Medical Schools International medical graduate Offshore medical school List of medical schools


External links

World Directory of Medical Schools