If you’re based in the US or Canada, you’ll need to sit the MCAT when you apply to a Caribbean Medical School.
Non-US applicants may need to sit the UCAT, GAMSAT or NEET tests. And if English isn’t your first language, you’ll need to sit the IELTS or TOEFL and meet a minimum cut-off score.
For specific entry requirements, please check with each individual Caribbean Medical School.
American University of Antigua College of Medicine offers a Graduate Entry Medicine programme, which means you’ll need to have a BSc degree from an accredited university before you apply. AUA doesn’t have any admissions test entry requirements, but this means you need to supply full transcripts from your degree so they can understand your academic background better.
For the pre-Med programme at AUA, the entry requirements are:
For your application you will need:
You’ll be invited to interview after you complete the application checklist.
It’s worth noting that if you’re applying from Canada and you’re not a US citizen, you won’t need to submit MCAT scores, which are often required by other Caribbean universities.
Find out more about how to apply to a Caribbean Medical School.
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) offers a Graduate Entry Medicine programme, so you’ll need to hold a bachelor’s degree with a strong science background in order to apply. Non-US applicants will need to take an admissions test that can be the MCAT, UCAT, NEET/UG, or GAMSAT.
They have specific guides to the entry requirements for students applying from outside the US, and for anyone who holds a MBBS degree from India.
For your AUC application you will need:
For the 4-year Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree program at St. George’s University (SGU), you will need a bachelor’s degree in the requisite sciences.
5-Year MD Pathway (4-Year MD + 1 Year Preclinical) entry requirements:
6-Year MD Pathway (4-Year MD + 2 Year Preclinical) entry requirements:
7-Year MD Pathway (4-Year MD + 2 Year Preclinical) entry requirements:
An English exam is required for prospective students if UKVI does not consider their country to be English-speaking. However, if the student obtained an undergraduate degree in any English-speaking country (as per UKVI), they may be considered as an exception.
MCAT admission requirements are exempt for international students. Based on the complexities of different curricula from around the world, SGU does not encourage non-US and non-Canadian citizens or permanent residents to sit the MCAT as it is a US-centric exam.
However, SGU does recommend that international students sit the UCAT. The UCAT is not mandatory, but is a suggestion, it provides additional quantitative information on their academic and science foundation.
Some Caribbean Medical Schools will specify that you need a certain number of credits from specific subjects when you were earning your bachelor’s degree, while others will be more flexible.
For example, a bachelor’s degree with a strong science background is an AUC prerequisite. Students must have two semesters (eight credit hours, including laboratory) each of college biology and general chemistry. Applicants must also have two semesters of organic chemistry or biochemistry and one semester of either general physics, calculus, or statistics. On the other hand, AUA is more flexible with its entry requirements for US applicants.
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