MBBS in Caribbean Islands

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by pnetra, May 19, 2017.

  1. pnetra

    pnetra New Member

    Caribbean Islands have some of the the World Class Medical schools, and Caribbean medical schools are known for the quality education and hospitality they provide in order to bring to the world a class of amazing doctors that can serve the world.

    Medical schools recognized by their local governments that award the Doctor of Medicine (MD) program[/URL], Premedical Program, Basic Science program, Clinical Rotation, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degrees.

    To study Medicine in the Caribbean is the best Place. Medical Universities in the Caribbean are recognized World Wide. Caribbean Medical Universities are highly equipped with advanced Medical Facilities for a contemporary medical standard.
  2. Neuhaus

    Neuhaus Well-Known Member

  3. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Wow. Everyone here knows what a huge fan of the Caribbean I am, and even I can't stomach that one. Yes, the Caribbean has a few good medical schools, ones that no one should regret considering. But WUB isn't one of them.

    And since you're only here to raise the SEO results of WUB through link spam, let me also say that I have never heard of it before, which is already damning, and what's more, you may want to hire some actual Barbadians to work there, since -- unlike whoever made your site -- Barbadians are native speakers of English.
  4. Graves

    Graves Member

  5. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator

    Do they really bring you those drinks with the little umbrellas when you're in class? That's what I heard.
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  6. premchand

    premchand New Member

    I am a student of WUB and it is a worthy medical university in the Caribbean Islands. It is the truth and learning experience we all students are experiencing here.
  7. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator

    WUB must be a pioneer in offering medical school education at a distance, since both you and the OP (who requested this thread be deleted immediately before the above appeared) are posting from Bangalore, India.

    As tempting as it is to ban the OP and associated sock puppet(s) then lock the thread, the entertainment potential is just too good to pass up.
  8. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator

    Ahhh! Spring break in Bangalore. It must be quite a spectacle
  9. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Yeah, it is. City lakes - Toxic foam! Toxic foam floods the streets of Bangalore - CNN Been going on for years...

    From the article: "There is a sustained flow of untreated sewage and industrial waste going into the lakes..." Lovely! Take a deep breath!

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  10. decimon

    decimon Well-Known Member

    It is the truth and learning experience we all members are experiencing here.
  11. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator

    :haha: got a little Sprite in my nose with that one
  12. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator

  13. heirophant

    heirophant Well-Known Member

    The important thing with Caribbean medical schools isn't recognition by the local government. It's whether or not the school is accredited by the local medical accreditor, the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Medicine and Health Professions. This accreditor was created by CARICOM precisely to enforce some academic standards on the anarchic offshore medical school scene that infests so many of these places.



    Studying on a tropical island might be physically pleasant. But quality of education and facilities? Not so much.

    It's conceivable that the very best of the CAAM-HP schools, schools like UWI, Ross or St. Georges, do compare favorably with the weakest medical schools in the United States. They might be more comparable to the Osteopathic schools, which aren't typically as impressive, to my eye anyway.
  14. Stanislav

    Stanislav Well-Known Member

    AFAIK US DO graduates still have much easier time matching into residency and getting that license and "board eligibility". Besides, the most hated-on DO school can very well be Liberty University COM; one could do worse than going there - I don't think quality is any worse than Ross. With all due respect to Ross, which is not a bad school at all.
  15. Neuhaus

    Neuhaus Well-Known Member

    I can't see how that would be conceivable. Perhaps, if we look only in terms of respectability. For better or worse there are people who hate on DOs. A Caribbean MD can hide their shame until someone actually thinks to check where they went to school. A DO is a DO, for better or worse, and you know they went to an Osteopathic medical school. DOs have also increasingly been integrating with mainstream physicians to the point that, in many states, they are given the same license. We see DOs in prominent positions now and we see DOs serving in prominent hospitals alongside their MD colleagues.

    Beyond that, we need to also examine the practical. Graduating from the lowest ranked medical school in the U.S. still makes you eligible for residency as a U.S. based medical student. Even the best Caribbean school requires you to apply as a foreign trained physician. If you are a U.S. Citizen and go outside of the U.S. (Canada doesn't count for this) then you need to wait ONE YEAR post-USMLE passage before you are eligible to take on a residency. Even the DO who finished last in his class at the crappiest Osteopathy school in the U.S. can apply for residencies immediately (and if applying for a specialty that is especially high need/lower pay, has a decent shot). What you do with that gap year could matter greatly, though. Certain fellowships, Masters programs or even going on to earn a PhD from a school that doesn't suck could all enhance your chances to land not just any residency but a good residency.

    Years ago I was hiring neurologists. There was one DO candidate (who ultimately got the job). He was very frank about his obstacles (he was older and this was nearly 20 years ago). He knew, graduating from osteopathic medical school, his options were greatest if he focused on family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, geriatrics etc. Instead, he graduated and enrolled in a Neuroscience PhD program, effectively putting his medical career on hold for a few years but enabling him to glide into a highly competitive neurology residency at a top hospital.

    So, whether DO or Caribbean, if you have the hustle you can absolutely get where you want to go. But that doesn't change the fact that Caribbean medical schools aren't thought of favorably by many in the U.S. and that DOs have only recently begun to shed a similar stigma.
  16. Aanya Devendra

    Aanya Devendra New Member

    Caribbean Medical schools give more facilities and higher standard education to the students where they can easily crack their USMLE to get into the USA. Caribbean schools provide more options to the students to practice medicine in different countries like the USA. UK. Canada, Malta, India etc.
  17. heirophant

    heirophant Well-Known Member

    I think that WUB is owned and operated by Indians and these posts might be coming from its marketing department, such as it is. The photos of students seem to depict Indians so that might be their target market. There is a lot of talk about the US medical licensing exams though, so maybe the target market is Indians who want to immigrate to the US and practice medicine there.
  18. decimon

    decimon Well-Known Member

    The lovely Michelle Carlos writes professionally. My current favorite newbie.

    But what's the pitch?
  19. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Indians are very common in Caribbean medical schools. I was driving past one on St. Kitts once (I forget which school) and out front they were flying the flags of St. Kitts/Nevis, the U.S., Canada, ...and India.
  20. Aroon

    Aroon New Member

    Yes. Today many Indian like me decide to go pursue medical education abroad in countries like Caribbean, US etc... Because of the demand for medical education but very few seats as a result many choose a different career path. But since there is an option to pursue medicine in the Caribbean many students dreams have been fulfilled.

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