Bridgetown International University

Bridgetown International University, School of Medicine (BIU) is a well-recognized private medical university situated in Bridgetown, which is home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the capital city of Barbados, a Caribbean English-speaking island country in North America. The University was established in 2016 with a mission to provide quality and affordable medical education to aspiring doctors, add more physicians to the healthcare ecosystem of the world, and contribute to the betterment of health for all.

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Our Recognitions:

Medical Council of India

Ministry of Education, Government of Barbados

MBBS From Barbados - BIU - Listed in WDOMS

World Directory of Medical Schools (WDOMS)


Moving forward, Bridgetown International University aspires to be an accessible premier institution for providing healthcare education and training in all spheres of medicine and emerge as an elite transformational organization for quality medical education.

Currently, the University offers an international-standard medical course in Barbados (equivalent to MBBS) based on the curriculum of top medical universities in Barbados, the Caribbean, and the USA to the medical aspirants worldwide, at affordable fees. Apart from the affordable opportunity to study medicine in Barbados, BIU students are provided with an environment of holistic development with research programs, academic and extra-curriculum activities, and participation in programs driven by community welfare. Holistic personality helps BIU professionals to achieve excellence, not only in all settings of medicine but in all settings of life as well!

Our Medical Programs

Currently, we offer a medical program for MD in Barbados based on US medical curriculum strictly following the requirements of United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE), a mandatory licensing examination required to be qualified to get a license to practice medicine in the US.

The entire program can be completed in four or five years, depending on the level of qualification of the applicant. Students who hold graduation in medical science are directly admitted to the 4-Year MD Program while students who wish to pursue MD Program right after their 12th Class Examinations are admitted to 5-Year MD Program which includes 1-Year Pre-Medical Program. The entire medical course is taught in English language and is well-recognized in countries worldwide.

  1. MD Program
  2. 1-Year Basic Foundation Program
  3. 2-Year Basic Sciences Program
  4. 2-Year Clinical Sciences Program

More details about the program can be found on the MD Program page.

Pragmatic Approach To Medical Education

At Bridgetown International University, we deliver medical education with a pragmatic approach where books and classrooms are just one aspect of the whole program. While students study medicine in Barbados, they are involved with medical outreach programs, research projects, seminars, medical exhibitions, group discussions, and offered opportunities for International Clinical Rotations. Here are key highlights of our approach to education:

  1. Focus on research from year one
  2. Fully equipped laboratories to facilitate experiments
  3. Model and simulation studies
  4. Seminars and Medical Science Exhibitions
  5. Problem-based learning
  6. Case discussions in groups
  7. Participation in Medical Outreach Programs
  8. Clinical visits in the early years
  9. International Clinical Rotations

To explore more reasons which make Bridgetown International University one of the excellent options for MD in Barbados, check out “Why Bridgetown International University” page.

Well-Recognized University

  1. Listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools (WDOMS)
  2. Chartered/ licensed and recognized by the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Government of Barbados
  3. Registered with Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER)
  4. Approved and recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI)

More details on BIU Recognition can be found here.

We See A Doctor In You

In the dearth of good doctors, we rise to offer affordable and quality medical education to students from all around the world. Currently, students from countries across Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, and other regions are studying medicine in Barbados at Bridgetown International University and moving forward each day in pursuit to become a doctor. We invite you to apply to our medical program for MD in Barbados and take the next step in your medical journey.

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