The American University of Barbados (AUB) School of Medicine brings to Barbados many unique opportunities in the Education and Investment fields. Our highest priority is providing students with the finest medical education possible to help mould them into world class physicians. We have committed whole heartedly to delivering an exceptional academic and clinical experiences to not only establish our students with success in their chosen fields, but also to establish ourselves as an emerging preeminent educational provider of the highest order.
AUB was established in February 2012 at Wildey Estates in St.Michael, Barbados and already boasts a well-established student base of both local and international students. In the two years since classes started, the student population has outgrown the Wildey Estates Campus. To accommodate the growing student population and increased programmes, AUB acquired a 45,000 sq. ft. facility at Lands Down, Silver Sands, Christ Church. The new home of AUB is ideally located and extremely conducive for educational development. The Lands Down Campus will have more and larger class rooms, laboratories, a library, dormitories for students and faculty and recreational facilities.
It was the initiative of the Government of Barbados, through the support and co-operation of the Ministry of Education, to extend permission to AUB for the establishment of the first offshore Medical School in Barbados, bringing many opportunities educational and otherwise for Barbados. AUB satisfied the significant due diligence requirements of authorities in Barbados and internationally, and will help provide stimulus to the economy, while also providing world class medical education to every Barbadian that so desires. AUB is an associate concern of Era’s Lucknow Medical College, widely regarded as the premier Medical College in Lucknow, India. AUB also maintains several relationships with hospitals in the United States of America, where its students may complete their clinical rotations.
Located in the North Atlantic Ocean just east of the Caribbean Sea, Barbados is the easternmost island of the Lesser Antilles. This eastern position has made Barbados the prime candidate to house our medical school AUB, as it lies outside the major hurricane zone during the hurricane season. Barbados lies within the tropics, warm temperatures can be expected throughout the entire year; this atmosphere along with the picturesque surroundings makes the location extremely attractive to foreign students. The people of Barbados are friendly and also community based. The country is a mixture of many different cultures and races and is therefore very welcoming to persons from different countries and cultures. Parents and students alike can feel assured in their choice of Barbados as a place of study as Barbados has been dubbed one of the safest islands in the Caribbean. All this in one island that still upholds international standard for education made Barbados an excellent country to develop our school.
Working with Invest Barbados also helped to make the Barbados choice an easy one. Invest Barbados has been with us every step of the way and has been an immeasurable source of advice and guidance to our ever expanding entity and with IB we shall ensure our success for the coming years.