Caribbean Medical Schools

Caribbean Medical Schools

Looking for a Caribbean Medical School? Here is a list of 66 medical schools located in the Caribbean. Each of the Caribbean medical schools listed is recognized by the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research, also know as FAIMER. FAIMER is a non-profit organization that publishes the International Medical Education Directory(IMED), which is a collection of medical school information for nearly every medical school in the world. FAIMER is also responsible for the creation of the Directory of Organizations that Recognize/Accredit Medical Schools (DORA). According to FAIMER, DORA is a comprehensive directory of “international organizations that recognize, authorize, or certify medical schools and/or medical education programs”.

[For more information on international medical education, view the FAIMER Website.]

Caribbean Medical Schools Accreditation

Students, especially U.S. premedical students, should consider the organizations that accredit a certain Caribbean medical school. Accreditation becomes important when choosing residency programs in the the United States.

There are currently no Caribbean Medical Schools that are accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). The LCME is the accrediting body for medical schools in the U.S. and for some parts of Canada. Some schools are not accredited by any other body than FAIMER.

For U.S. and Canadian students, there are two primary accreditation bodies for medical schools in the Caribbean:

The CAAM-HP

The CAAM-HP was established in 2003 to establish standards for and accredit medical, dental, veterinary and other health professions education in the Caribbean islands. The organization is a collaborative effort between the members of he Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to aid in the standardization of medical education. The member countries that entered the agreement include:

  • Antigua & Barbuda
  • The Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Jamaica
  • St. Kitts & Nevis
  • Suriname
  • Trinidad & Tobago

The 15 current member countries of CARICOM include some countries in South America and some in the Caribbean that were not part of the original agreement. In 2011, the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) and the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER), the WFME Recognition Committee granted WFME Recognition Committee “Recognition for a ten year term with certain follow-up actions required”.

The ACCM

The ACCM was established in 1995 by Professor Conor Ward. The organization is based in Ireland and was originally intended to provide an accrediting body for those countries with Caribbean medical schools who lacked them. The ACCM currently accredits schools who intend to educate students that will practice medicine in the U.S. and Canada. This goal reflects the ACCM’s alignment of standards and procedures with the LCME. Currently, the ACCM accredits 4 medical schools in the Caribbean.

Step 1 Preparation at Caribbean Medical Schools

If you are a U.S. student who wished to attend medical school in the Caribbean, you should find the Step 1 pass rate for the school you want to attend. Every medical student who intends to practice in the U.S. must take the United States Medical Licensing Examination prior to residency. It is believed by some that the quality of education at Caribbean medical schools is insufficient to adequately prepare for the USMLE. Others believe that the U.S. students that attend Caribbean medical schools would be otherwise incapable of succeeding at schools in the United States. The latter tends to believe that this is the primary reason for sub-standard pass rates.

Despite the controversies surrounding medical education in the Caribbean, you should consider whether or not the learning environment will be suitable for your success.

School Mission

All international students, including those in the U.S., should take the Caribbean medical school’s mission into consideration when applying. Some Caribbean medical schools exist merely to furnish physicians to the country in which they exist. These schools are generally referred to as regional medical schools. An important aspect of regional medical schools is the education guidelines set forth by the accreditation body. Some regional medical schools have curriculum similar to those medical schools in the United States, while others train future physicians only to meet the needs of their home country. Either way, U.S. premedical students should be reluctant to apply to regional medical schools in the Caribbean.

Other medical schools in the Caribbean exist to prepare medical students for residencies and practice in the United States and Canada. These medical schools are referred to as offshore schools. Off shore schools are safer choices for premedical students hoping to apply to U.S. residencies upon graduation.

Caribbean Medical School Information

For premed students who are interested in studying medicine in the Caribbean, the information provided includes the following for each of the institutions listed:

  • Medical School Name and Address.
  • Contact Information, including phone, fax, and email address.
  • Year the school was established.
  • Degree programs offered.
  • Accreditation information.
  • Primary language of instruction.
  • A link to the medical school’s website, if available.



All American Institute of Medical Sciences

Address 66 High Street
Port-au-Prince, Jamaica
Phone (876) 634-4068
Fax
Email [email protected]
Website
Language(s) of Instruction English
Degree(s) Offered MD
Year Established 2011
Accredited By CAAM-HP

All Saints University College of Medicine

Address
Kingstown, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Phone (784) 458-4151
Fax
Email [email protected]
Website
Language(s) of Instruction English
Degree(s) Offered MD
Year Established 2011
Accredited By

All Saints University School of Medicine

Address Hillsborough Street
Roseau, Dominica
Phone (767) 440-5220
Fax (767) 440-5219
Email [email protected]
Website
Language(s) of Instruction English
Degree(s) Offered MD
Year Established 2006
Accredited By

American International Medical University School of Medicine

Address No 1, AIM-U Avenue, Beau-Sejour Road, North Entrance
Gros Islet, Saint Lucia
Phone
Fax (758) 450-0138
Email
Website
Language(s) of Instruction English
Degree(s) Offered MD
Year Established 2007
Accredited By

American University of Antigua College of Medicine

Address University Park, Jabberwock Beach Road
Coolidge, Antigua and Barbuda
Phone 888-282-8633
Fax 212-661-8864
Email [email protected]
Website
Language(s) of Instruction English
Degree(s) Offered MD
Year Established 2004
Accredited By New York State Education Department

American University of Barbados School of Medicine

Address 18 Wildey Estate
Wildey, Barbados
Phone 246-427-8787
Fax 888-839-1274
Email [email protected] [email protected]
Website
Language(s) of Instruction English
Degree(s) Offered MD
Year Established 2011
Accredited By

American University of St Vincent School of Medicine

Address Harmony Hall
Harmony Hall, P.O. Box 1674

Kingstown, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Phone (784) 532-6100
Fax (784) 457-1823
Email [email protected]
Website
Language(s) of Instruction English
Degree(s) Offered MD
Year Established 2012
Accredited By

American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine

Address 1 University Drive at Jordan Road
Cupecoy, Sint Maarten(NL)
Phone (866) DR2B-AUC
Fax (786) 433-0974
Email
Website
Language(s) of Instruction English
Degree(s) Offered MD
Year Established 1978
Accredited By ACCM

Atlantic University School of Medicine

Address Gros Islet Highway
Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia
Phone (516) 368-1700
Fax (516) 665-9188
Email [email protected]
Website
Language(s) of Instruction English
Degree(s) Offered MD
Year Established 2010
Accredited By

Aureus University School of Medicine

Address Wayaca 31C
Oranjestad, Aruba(NL)
Phone 973-925-5622
Fax 973-925-5621
Email [email protected]
Website
Language(s) of Instruction English
Degree(s) Offered MD
Year Established 2004
Accredited By

Avalon University School of Medicine

Address Sharlooweg 25
Willemstad, Curacao(NL)
Phone (330) 759-8008
Fax
Email
Website
Language(s) of Instruction English
Degree(s) Offered MD
Year Established 2003
Accredited By

Caribbean Medical University School of Medicine

Address WTC Piscadera Bay
Willemstad, Curacao(NL)
Phone 888-877-4268
Fax 302-397-2092
Email [email protected]
Website
Language(s) of Instruction English
Degree(s) Offered MD
Year Established 2007
Accredited By

Destiny University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Address P.O. Box 2478
Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia
Phone (758) 450-3990
Fax (406) 782-2166
Email
Website
Language(s) of Instruction English
Degree(s) Offered MD
Year Established 2001
Accredited By

Escuela Latinoamericana de Medicina

Address Carretera Panamericana, Km. 3 1/2, Playa
Habana, Cuba
Phone +53 (7) 2098237
Fax +53 (7) 2731025
Email [email protected]
Website
Language(s) of Instruction Spanish
Degree(s) Offered MD
Year Established 1999
Accredited By Cuban Ministry of Higher Education

Facultad de Ciencias Medicas Ciego de Avila

Address Circunvalacion y Carretera de Moron, Ciego de Avila CP 65100
Ciego de Avila, Cuba
Phone
Fax
Email
Website
Language(s) of Instruction Spanish
Degree(s) Offered MD
Year Established 2000
Accredited By Cuban Ministry of Higher Education

Facultad de Ciencias Medicas Cienfuegos

Address Calle 51 y Ave 5 de Septiembre, Cienfuegos CP 55100
Cienfuegos, Cuba
Phone
Fax
Email
Website
Language(s) of Instruction Spanish
Degree(s) Offered MD
Year Established 1990
Accredited By Cuban Ministry of Higher Education

Facultad de Ciencias Medicas Granma

Address Carretera Campechuela y Circunvalacion, Manzanillo CP 87510 Granma Province
Manzanillo, Cuba
Phone
Fax
Email
Website
Language(s) of Instruction Spanish
Degree(s) Offered MD
Year Established 1982
Accredited By Cuban Ministry of Higher Education

Facultad de Ciencias Medicas Holguin

Address Ave Lenin No 4, Holguin CP 80100 Holguin Province
Holguin, Cuba
Phone
Fax
Email
Website
Language(s) of Instruction Spanish
Degree(s) Offered MD
Year Established 1976
Accredited By Cuban Ministry of Higher Education

Facultad de Ciencias Medicas Las Tunas

Address Ave 2 de Diciembre y Carlos J. Finlay, Las Tunas CP 75100
Las Tunas, Cuba
Phone
Fax
Email
Website
Language(s) of Instruction Spanish
Degree(s) Offered MD
Year Established 1986
Accredited By Cuban Ministry of Higher Education

Facultad de Ciencias Medicas Matanzas

Address Carretera Central Km 102, Matanzas 40100
Matanzas, Cuba
Phone
Fax
Email
Website
Language(s) of Instruction Spanish
Degree(s) Offered MD
Year Established 1969
Accredited By Cuban Ministry of Higher Education

Facultad de Ciencias Medicas Pinar del Rio

Address Km 89 Carretera Central, Pinar del Rio CP 20100 Pinar del Rio
Pinar del Rio, Cuba
Phone
Fax
Email
Website
Language(s) of Instruction Spanish
Degree(s) Offered MD
Year Established 1976
Accredited By Cuban Ministry of Higher Education

Facultad de Ciencias Medicas Sancti Spiritus

Address Carretera Circunvalacion Norte, Sancti Spiritus CP 60100
Sancti Spiritus, Cuba
Phone
Fax
Email
Website
Language(s) of Instruction Spanish
Degree(s) Offered MD
Year Established 1992
Accredited By Cuban Ministry of Higher Education

Instituto Superior de Ciencias Medicas de La Habana

Address Ave 31 y 146. Cubanac
Habana, Cuba
Phone +53 (7) 2720661
Fax +53 (7) 2736257
Email [email protected]
Website
Language(s) of Instruction Spanish
Degree(s) Offered MD
Year Established 1969
Accredited By Cuban Ministry of Higher Education

Instituto Superior de Ciencias Medicas de Santiago de Cuba

Address Carretera Campechuela y Circunvalacion, Manzanillo CP 87510 Granma Province
Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Phone
Fax
Email
Website
Language(s) of Instruction Spanish
Degree(s) Offered MD
Year Established 1962
Accredited By Cuban Ministry of Higher Education

Instituto Superior de Ciencias Medicas de Villa Clara

Address Carretera Acueducto y Circunvalacion
Carretera Acueducto y Circunvalacion, Santa Clara CP 50100 Villa Clara

Santa Clara, Cuba
Phone
Fax
Email [email protected]
Website
Language(s) of Instruction Spanish
Degree(s) Offered MD
Year Established 1966
Accredited By Cuban Ministry of Higher Education

Instituto Tecnologico de Santo Domingo Escuela de Medicina

Address Av Los Proceres, Gala, Apdo 342-9
Av Los Proceres, Gala, Apdo 342-9, Jardines del Norte

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Phone (809) 567-9271 ext. 293
Fax (809) 566-3200
Email [email protected]
Website
Language(s) of Instruction Spanish
Degree(s) Offered MD
Year Established 1972
Accredited By Secretary of State for Higher Education, Science and Technology

International American University College of Medicine

Address Gable Wood South, Beanfield
Vieux Fort, Saint Lucia
Phone 758-454-3424
Fax 758-454-3425
Email [email protected]
Website
Language(s) of Instruction English
Degree(s) Offered MD
Year Established 2004
Accredited By

International University of the Health Sciences (IUHS)

Address PO Box 1267, Wigley Avenue & Wilkin Street
Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis
Phone 204-487-6012
Fax 204-233-3459
Email [email protected]
Website
Language(s) of Instruction English
Degree(s) Offered MBBS/MD
Year Established 1998
Accredited By Accreditation Board of Saint Kitts and Nevis

International University School of Medicine

Address
, Bonaire(NL)
Phone
Fax
Email
Website
Language(s) of Instruction
Degree(s) Offered MD
Year Established 2005
Accredited By

Medical University of the Americas – Nevis

Address PO Box 701
Charlestown, Saint Kitts and Nevis
Phone 978-862-9500
Fax 978-862-9599
Email [email protected]
Website
Language(s) of Instruction English
Degree(s) Offered MD
Year Established 1998
Accredited By NYSED,

Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra Departamento de Medicina

Address Autopista Duarte Km 1 1/2
Santiago, Dominican Republic
Phone (809) 580-1962
Fax
Email
Website
Language(s) of Instruction Spanish
Degree(s) Offered MD
Year Established 1976
Accredited By Secretary of State for Higher Education, Science and Technology

Ross University School of Medicine

Address P.O. Box 266
Roseau, Dominica
Phone 732-509-4600
Fax 732-509-4820
Email [email protected]
Website
Language(s) of Instruction English
Degree(s) Offered MD
Year Established 1978
Accredited By CAAM-HP,

Saba University School of Medicine

Address PO Box 1000, The Bottom
The Bottom, Saba(NL)
Phone 978-862-9600
Fax 978-862-9699
Email [email protected]
Website
Language(s) of Instruction English
Degree(s) Offered MD
Year Established 1994
Accredited By ACCM

Saint James School of Medicine

Address PO Box 318, Albert Lake Drive
The Quarter A-1 2640, Anguilla(UK)
Phone
Fax
Email
Website
Language(s) of Instruction English
Degree(s) Offered MD
Year Established 2001
Accredited By CAAM-HP

Saint James School of Medicine

Address PO Box 274, Kaya Sabana, 1A Plaza Juliana 4
Kralendijk, Bonaire(NL)
Phone 847-375-0543
Fax 847-298-2539
Email [email protected]
Website
Language(s) of Instruction English
Degree(s) Offered MD
Year Established 1999
Accredited By

Spartan Health Sciences University

Address P.O. Box 324
Vieux Fort, Saint Lucia
Phone (758) 454-6128
Fax (758) 454-6811
Email [email protected]
Website
Language(s) of Instruction English
Degree(s) Offered MD
Year Established 1980
Accredited By

St. George’s University School of Medicine

Address St. George’s
St. George’s, Grenada
Phone 631-665-8500
Fax 631-665-5590
Email [email protected]
Website
Language(s) of Instruction English
Degree(s) Offered MD
Year Established 1977
Accredited By CAAM-HP,

St. Helen University School of Medicine

Address
Vieux Fort, Saint Lucia
Phone (758) 459-6800
Fax (758) 454-3996
Email [email protected]
Website
Language(s) of Instruction English
Degree(s) Offered
Year Established 2012
Accredited By

St. Martinus University Faculty of Medicine

Address Brionplein 1
PO Box 2050

Otrabanda, Curacao(NL)
Phone 599 (9) 4654768
Fax 599 (9) 4659601
Email [email protected]
Website
Language(s) of Instruction English
Degree(s) Offered MD
Year Established 2000
Accredited By

St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine

Address
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands(UK)
Phone 407-488-1700
Fax 800-565-7177
Email
Website
Language(s) of Instruction English
Degree(s) Offered MD
Year Established 2002
Accredited By ACCM

Trinity School of Medicine

Address PO Box 1822
Kingstown, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Phone 678-762-3232
Fax 678-762-3281
Email [email protected]
Website
Language(s) of Instruction English
Degree(s) Offered MD
Year Established 2008
Accredited By

Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo Departamento de Medicina

Address Ciudad Universitaria, Apdo 1355
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Phone (809) 685-7597
Fax
Email [email protected]
Website
Language(s) of Instruction Spanish
Degree(s) Offered MD
Year Established 1600
Accredited By Secretary of State for Higher Education, Science and Technology

Universidad Catolica Nordestana Facultad de Ciencias Medicas

Address Apartado 239
San Francisco de Macoris, Dominican Republic
Phone (809) 588-3505
Fax
Email [email protected]
Website
Language(s) of Instruction Spanish
Degree(s) Offered MD
Year Established 1978
Accredited By Secretary of State for Higher Education, Science and Technology

Universidad Catolica Tecnologica del Cibao Escuela de Medicina

Address Aut. Duarte, Km 1 1/2, Avenida Universitaria
Apartado Postal 401

La Vega, Dominican Republic
Phone (809) 573-1020
Fax
Email
Website
Language(s) of Instruction Spanish
Degree(s) Offered MD
Year Established 1983
Accredited By Secretary of State for Higher Education, Science and Technology

Universidad Central del Este Escuela de Medicina

Address Avenida Francisco A. Caama
San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic
Phone (809) 529-3562
Fax (809) 529-5146
Email [email protected]
Website
Language(s) of Instruction Spanish
Degree(s) Offered MD
Year Established 1970
Accredited By Secretary of State for Higher Education, Science and Technology

Universidad de Ciencias Medicas de Camaguey

Address Carretera Central Oeste y Madame Curie
Camaguey 70100 Camaguey Province

Camaguey, Cuba
Phone
Fax
Email
Website
Language(s) of Instruction Spanish
Degree(s) Offered MD
Year Established 1968
Accredited By Cuban Ministry of Higher Education

Universidad de Ciencias Medicas de Guantanamo

Address Calle 5 Oeste Nro 1212 E/ 6 y 9 Norte, Guantanamo CP 95100
Guantanamo, Cuba
Phone
Fax
Email
Website
Language(s) of Instruction Spanish
Degree(s) Offered MD
Year Established 1982
Accredited By Cuban Ministry of Higher Education

Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE) Escuela de Medicina

Address 129 Francia Ave, Gazcue
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Phone (809) 689-4111
Fax (809) 688-9664
Email [email protected]
Website
Language(s) of Instruction Spanish, English
Degree(s) Offered MD
Year Established 1982
Accredited By Secretary of State for Higher Education, Science and Technology

Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Urena Escuela de Medicina

Address Av. J.F. Kennedy Km 6 1/2
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Phone (809) 542-6888 ext. 2503
Fax
Email [email protected]
Website
Language(s) of Instruction English, Spanish
Degree(s) Offered MD
Year Established 1966
Accredited By Secretary of State for Higher Education, Science and Technology

Universidad Tecnologica de Santiago Escuela de Medicina, Santiago de Los Caballeros

Address Av. Estrella Sadhal
Santiago de Los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
Phone (809) 582-7156
Fax
Email
Website
Language(s) of Instruction Spanish
Degree(s) Offered MD
Year Established 1979
Accredited By Secretary of State for Higher Education, Science and Technology

Universidad Tecnologica de Santiago Escuela de Medicina, Santo Domingo

Address Maximo Gomez Esq. Jose Contreras
Santo Domingo de Guzman D.N.
Apartado de Correos 21423

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Phone (809) 221-6221
Fax (809) 682-0200
Email
Website
Language(s) of Instruction Spanish, English
Degree(s) Offered MD
Year Established 1981
Accredited By Secretary of State for Higher Education, Science and Technology

Universite d’Etat d’Haiti Faculte de Medecine

Address 89 Rue Oswald Durand
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Phone 509 222-0488
Fax 509 222-0487
Email [email protected]
Website
Language(s) of Instruction French
Degree(s) Offered MD
Year Established 1867
Accredited By

Universite Lumiere Faculte de Medecine

Address 29 rue Yvonne H. Rimpel
Ci-devant rue O

Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Phone 509 3515-8865
Fax
Email
Website
Language(s) of Instruction French
Degree(s) Offered MD
Year Established 2006
Accredited By

Universite Notre Dame d’Haiti Faculte de Medecine

Address 6, Rue Sapotille
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Phone 509 245-4678
Fax
Email
Website
Language(s) of Instruction French
Degree(s) Offered MD
Year Established 1997
Accredited By

Universite Quisqueya Faculte des Sciences de la Sante

Address Avenue Jean Paul II, Haut Turgeau
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Phone 509 222-9103
Fax 509 221-4516
Email [email protected]
Website
Language(s) of Instruction French
Degree(s) Offered MD
Year Established 2002
Accredited By

University of Health Sciences Antigua School of Medicine

Address P.O. Box 510
St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda
Phone 268-460-1391
Fax 268-460-1477
Email [email protected]
Website
Language(s) of Instruction English
Degree(s) Offered MD
Year Established 1983
Accredited By

University of Medicine and Health Sciences

Address PO Box 2116
Bird Rock Commercial Development

Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis
Phone (869) 466-1225
Fax (869) 763-2448
Email [email protected]
Website
Language(s) of Instruction English
Degree(s) Offered MD
Year Established 2008
Accredited By Accreditation Board of Saint Kitts and Nevis

University of Science, Arts & Technology Faculty of Medicine

Address Main Campus
S. Mayfield Estate Drive

Mongo Hill, Montserrat(UK)
Phone
Fax (664) 491-5362
Email [email protected]
Website
Language(s) of Instruction English
Degree(s) Offered MD
Year Established 2003
Accredited By

University of Sint Eustatius School of Medicine

Address PO Box 73
Goldenrock, Sint Eustatius(NL)
Phone
Fax (516) 656-9262
Email [email protected]
Website
Language(s) of Instruction English
Degree(s) Offered MD
Year Established 1999
Accredited By

University of the West Indies Faculty of Medicine

Address Cave Hill Campus
Cave Hill, Barbados
Phone 246-417-4000
Fax 246-425-1327
Email [email protected]
Website
Language(s) of Instruction English
Degree(s) Offered MBBS
Year Established 1967
Accredited By CAAM-HP

University of the West Indies Faculty of Medicine

Address Mona
Kingston 7

Kingston, Jamaica
Phone (876) 927-1297
Fax
Email
Website
Language(s) of Instruction English
Degree(s) Offered MBBS
Year Established 1948
Accredited By CAAM-HP

University of the West Indies Faculty of Medicine

Address Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex
St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago
Phone
Fax
Email
Website
Language(s) of Instruction
Degree(s) Offered MBBS
Year Established 1967
Accredited By CAAM-HP

Washington Medical Sciences Institute

Address Castries Highway
Gros Islet, Saint Lucia
Phone 301-300-7220
Fax 301-768-4690
Email [email protected]
Website
Language(s) of Instruction English
Degree(s) Offered MD
Year Established 2011
Accredited By

Windsor University School of Medicine

Address Brightons Estates
Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis
Phone (869) 466-1220
Fax (869) 465-0593
Email [email protected]
Website
Language(s) of Instruction English
Degree(s) Offered MD
Year Established 2000
Accredited By Accreditation Board of Saint Kitts and Nevis

Xavier University School of Medicine

Address Santa Helenastraat 23
Madiki, Aruba(NL)
Phone 516-333-2224
Fax 516-333-8151
Email [email protected]
Website
Language(s) of Instruction English
Degree(s) Offered MD
Year Established 2004
Accredited By

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