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Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

The MB BS Degree Programme is a medical undergraduate programme providing a broad education for the study of health and disease. In addition to medical training, students experience university life and the beginnings of professional development in preparation for a career in Medicine.

The award of a UWI medical degree entitles graduates to be registered with the medical councils of the English speaking Caribbean for internship and for later independent practice or specialist training.

Programme Objectives

Applicants to the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) programme must be at least 18 years of age in the year of admissions. Applicants must satisfy the relevant minimum entrance requirements, either at normal or lower level, before being considered for admission.

Academic Requirements 

  • Mininum of five CXC, CSEC or GCE O-level subjects in English Language, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics;
  • Passes in two  two-units of Biology, Chemistry and one other two-unit CAPE or A-level subject;
  • A Basic Sciences degree with credits obtained in Biology and Chemistry and one other subject. Applicants MUST complete both units to be considered eligible.  

Non-Academic Considerations

  • All candidates are required to submit a short (300 words or less) autobiographic sketch outlining the reasons for their career choice.
  • Candidates must also produce evidence of their involvement in relevant extra-curricular/co-curricular activities, socially-oriented projects and voluntary community service in the year prior to their application.


  1. Professional degrees (eg. MPH, Nursing, Medical Technology) are not recognised as qualifications for entry to the MBBS programme.
  2. Physics and Mathematics are compulsory at least at the CXC and CSEC level, whereas Biology and Chemistry are compulsory at the Advanced level.


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