Basic Sciences Program or Pre-Clinical Program covers all what it takes to get the students ready for clinical rotations, which is the final stage of the MD Program.

Pre-Clinical Program at Bridgetown International University is a 2-Year Program and the second stage in the journey of MD in Barbados. The Pre-Clinical Program or Basic Sciences Program integrates the in-depth study of medicine with research, laboratory experiments, problem-based learning, and evidence-based practice of medicine and fosters the skills required for lifelong learning as a medical professional.

During Basic Sciences Program, students are made familiar with the clinical settings via occasional clinical visits, participation in medical outreach programs and assistance in patient care, case-based studies of situations and challenges faced by medical practitioners in healthcare settings, and discussion on various ethical and legal issues concerning the practice of medicine in an international environment.

During the medical course in Barbados, seminars and talks are arranged with experienced and learned medical professionals to let the students, explore the various opportunities and disciples in the world of medicine. Learning, years of experience, and guidance from veteran medical professionals impact the career of the students in a positive way and help them make the most out of their medical course as they study medicine in Barbados . To encourage innovation in medicine, research and exhibitions are also arranged in the University campus and students are awarded for their great work.

Pre-Clinical Program covers all what it takes to get the students ready for clinical rotations, which is the last stage of MD in Barbados. After qualifying this program, students enter the final phase of the medical graduation i.e. Clinical Rotations Program.

Overall 6 semesters of preclinical years

Semester 1: Foundation of Medicine Credits Semester 2: Systems Credits
Anatomy & Histology 8 (160 hours) Nervous system 8 (160 hours)
General pathology 4 (80 hours) Behavioral sciences, ethics, social sciences 6 (120 hours)
General microbiology 1 (20 hours) Endocrine 6 (120 hours)
Biochemistry, genetics, cell biology 6 (120 hours)
General pharmacology 1 (20 hours)
Semester 3 Credits Semester 4 Credits
Infectious disease 8 (160 hours) Cardiovascular 8 (160 hours)
Immunology 3 (60 hours) Respiratory 6 (120 hours)
Dermatology 3 (60 hours) Hematology 6 (120 hours)
Musculoskeletal system 6 (120 hours)
Semester 5 Credits Semester 6 Credits
Gastrointestinal 8 (160 hours) Pathophysiology 8 (160 hours)
Nephrology 6 (120 hours) Epidemiology & biostatistics 6 (120 hours)
Male & female reproductive system 6 (120 hours) Doctor-patient relationship 4 (80 hours)

5-Year MD Program

International-Standard Program (equivalent to MBBS) based on US Medical Curriculum, including 1-Year Pre-Medical Program, 2-Year Basic Sciences Program, and 2-Year Clinical Sciences Program.

MD Program

1-Year Pre-Medical

Pre-Medical provides a comprehensive education in the subjects of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Anatomy, and Physiology, distributed into four trimester terms.


2-Year Clinical Sciences

Clinical Sciences Program is the final stage of the MD in Barbados and offers an opportunity to get hands-on clinical training at University-affiliated hospitals in different countries.

Clinical Sciences

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