MBBS in Central America

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Study MBBS in Central America

Overview of MBBS

Belize is a beautiful country which is well recognized for tourism and a pathway for medical students who want to pursue their career as a Doctor in United States.

Washington University of Health & Science (WUHS) is one of the top Medical University located in San Padro, Belize which provides the best education for medical students who aspire to become Doctors and want to practice in US, UK , Canada & India.

Vision

WUHS (Belize) recognizes itself as a widespread leader- in education, research, clinical practice, and service.

Core Values

Integrity - Demonstrating respect, honesty, and professionalism.

Compassion

We are caring for students, patients, colleagues, and all humanity.

Excellence

We are achieving quality in all that we do

Collaboration

We are working with others to achieve mutual goals.

Intellectual Curiosity

We are pursuing personal and professional growth

Innovation

We are embracing new practices to improve outcomes.

Heritage

We are honoring the legacy of our past.

Accredidations:

Washington University of Health and Science is a recognized Caribbean medical school:

  • Our medical school is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools with an ECFMG® Sponsor Note. For the graduation years indicated in the Sponsor Note, our students and graduates are eligible to apply to ECFMG for ECFMG Certification and USMLE® as a step towards ECFMG Certification.
  • Listed in the International Medical Education Directory by FAIMER
  • Listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools.
  • Recognized by the Belize Medical Council.
  • Licensed and Chartered by the Government of Belize – Ministry of Education.

OUR CANADIAN RECOGNITIONS:

  • Recognized by the Medical Council of Canada.
  • Our students can sit Part 1 & Part II of the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) for their Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC)
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Community Involvement

Washington University of Health and Science (Belize) believes in reaching beyond the boundaries of our campus to serve the needs of the people of Belize. WUHS (Belize), faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to contribute through institutional partnerships, programs, and service-learning opportunities that significantly impact community organizations.

WUHS (BELIZE) IS COMMITTED TO THE FOLLOWING COMMUNITY PRIORITIES:

  • Addressing local community needs by supporting primary institutions and services within Belize, especially for underserved populations.
  • Supporting Belize and the University’s immediate neighborhood.
  • Promoting the health and wellness of the San Pedro, Ambergris Caye community.
  • Sponsorship of Charitable Causes
  • For organizations seeking University sponsorship (financial) of an event or program supporting the charitable cause(s).
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Admission Process:

Welcome to Washington University of Health and Science Admissions Process

Washington University of Health and Science (Belize) is very interested in you. Our admissions team is eager to assist you as you embark on your journey to become a physician. We are here to supply all the information and guidance you need to start your medical journey at WUHS.The Office of Admissions at WUHS-with the support of the campus community and in accordance with the mission, vision, goals, and ethical framework of the institution-seeks to attract and enroll a full class of students who will uphold and advance the exceptional quality of the University.

We’re Dedicated to Training Skilled, Compassionate Physicians with a strong desire to help others.

If you provide the determination and desire, we’ll help you realize your goals. At WUHS we offer you the knowledge and guidance you need to confidently answer this challenge

Learn in a Collegial Community

You put enough pressure on yourself to succeed. Why compound your stress by trying to learn in a highly competitive setting? We pride ourselves on our cohesive, collegial environment. Instead of stepping over each other to get ahead, our students support each other every step of the way. Throughout these rigorous four years, you’ll come together with your classmates to solve problems and master knowledge and, in the process, create lasting ties.

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Build Your Clinical Skills Early

You’ll begin seeing patients early—within your second month of school. As you apply what you’ve learned in class to real-world practice, you’ll build your clinical skills and boost your confidence.

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Serve Communities in Need

You want to make an impact. From the moment you arrive at WUHS , we’ll show you how. Whether it’s teaching city schoolchildren about the dangers of smoking, screening for chronic conditions at a student-run medical clinic or delivering prenatal care to a recently arrived refugee, we’ll give you ample opportunities to put your talents to use—and make a difference among communities in need.

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Train in Multiple Settings

Rather than just one hospital, you’ll train in several. Our distributed hospital system connects you with patients from all walks of life, and with a wide range of medical conditions. You’ll adapt to a variety of health care settings while increasing the depth and breadth of your knowledge from our expert faculty practicing throughout the region.

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Get a Quality Education–Affordably

We offer you an excellent education at a reasonable price. That means that you’ll achieve the same high level of success as many your peers while incurring a fraction of the debt. The proof? It’s in our outcomes: WUHS medical students do as well as, or better than, the national average on licensing exams and match in some of the country’s finest residency programs.

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Solve Problems

Our curriculum teaches you to think like a clinician. Working as a team with your peers, you’ll learn to analyze information and solve problems—key skills that set you straight on the path to a successful practice of medicine. We organize our curriculum by organ systems so you will be able to readily integrate your knowledge from both the pre-clinical and clinical sciences into your solutions.

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WUHS Medical School Admissions Requirements

In evaluating applicants, the Admissions Committee considers academic qualifications, personal traits, and potential for success in medical school as evidenced in academic records, the results of the Medical College Admission Test (optional) , personal statement, and letters of recommendation, personal interviews and health related experience. There is no discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, color, race, religion, physical disability, economic status, political ideology, or national origin.

Documents for Admission:

  • Fill out an application online.
  • A nonrefundable processing fee of $100.00 will be charged to the credit card provided on the application for admission. Applications submitted without this information will not be processed.
  • Official transcript from each college or university attended for all undergraduate and graduate studies. The transcripts must evidence that the applicant has a general academic index of 2.75 or above on a scale where A=4.0. Applicants must complete a minimum of ninety (90) credits at an accredited institution of higher education. A baccalaureate degree is highly recommended.

Required Premedical Courses and Minimum Required Semester’s Credits

  • General biology or zoology – 8
  • General chemistry or inorganic chemistry – 8
  • Organic chemistry – 8
  • General physics – 8
  • College mathematics – 6
  • English – 12

WUHS and the Application Process

Official results of the MCAT (optional) scores taken within two years prior to application. Applicants are strongly urged to take the MCAT in the spring prior to application. A letter of recommendation is required from the Pre-Medical Committee of the applicant’s undergraduate institution, where there is such committee. Otherwise, the applicant must submit two letters of recommendation from his/her science professors. It is the applicant’s responsibility to see that the Admissions Office receives all the documentation.

Once the student is accepted into the Program, they will be required to submit a $1,000.00 nonrefundable seat deposit to reserve their enrollment with Washington University of Health and Science. This is not an additional fee for the student as it is deducted from the students first semester tuition fees.

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Academic Calendar

Washington University of Health and Science

The University, its offices and departments operate on an official WUHS Academic Calendars for the indicated years. In addition, Human Resources maintains a Holiday Schedule for faculty members and other employees. Official academic calendars proposed by the Dean of Pre-Clinical Science are then approved by the Chief Academic Officer according to the guidelines established by WUHS (Belize) General Administration. The academic year begins with each spring semester.

2022 Academic Calendar

Spring 2022
New/Returning Student Orientation/Registration (required attendance) January 10, 2022
First Day of Instruction January 11, 2022
Last Day to Drop/Add a course February 4, 2022
Last Day to Withdraw from a Course February 25, 2022
NBME Exams April 11 – 15, 2022
Final Exam Week April 18 – 22, 2022
Summer 2022
New/Returning Student Orientation/Registration (required attendance) May 09, 2022
First Day of Instruction May 10, 2022
Last Day to Drop/Add a course May 27, 2022
Last Day to Withdraw from a Course June 24, 2022
NBME Exams August 8 - 12, 2022 1
Final Exam Week August 15 – 19, 2022
Fall 2022
New/Returning Student Orientation/Registration (required attendance) September 5, 2022
First Day of Instruction September 6, 2022
Last Day to Drop/Add a course September 23, 2022
Last Day to Withdraw from a Course October 21, 2022
NBME Exams December 5 - 9, 2022
Final Exam Week December 12-16, 2022
Spring 2023
New/Returning Student Orientation/Registration (required attendance) January 9, 2023
First Day of Instruction January 10, 2023
Last Day to Drop/Add a course January 28, 2023
Last Day to Withdraw from a Course February 25, 2023
NBME Exams April 11 - 15, 2023
Final Exam Week April 17 - 22, 2023
Summer 2023
New/Returning Student Orientation/Registration (required attendance) May 8, 2023
First Day of Instruction May 9, 2023
Last Day to Drop/Add a course May 27, 2023
Last Day to Withdraw from a Course July 1, 2023
NBME Exams August 8 -12, 2023
Final Exam Week August 14 – 19, 2023
Fall 2023
New/Returning Student Orientation/Registration (required attendance) September 4, 2023
First Day of Instruction September 5, 2023
Last Day to Drop/Add a course September 23, 2023
Last Day to Withdraw from a Course October 21, 2023
NBME Exams December 5 – 9, 2023
Final Exam Week December 12- 16, 2023

Tuition Fees:

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    Food & Accommodation & Living Expenses:

  • $400 Per Month.
  • Total Cost for 5 Years: $70000

Options after Completion of MBBS:

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  1. Most of the Students wish to clear USMLE and apply for the Residency ( Post Graduation ) in US. This will be Two to four years study depending on the specialization they opt for. Once, they complete the Residency and clear the USMLE -3, they are eligible to practice as a Doctor in US.
  2. Students who wish to come back to India, can directly start practicing as a Doctor once they complete the Residency and get a license in US. They don’t have to write any exam in India.
  3. Students who finish their PG in US, UK, Canada, New Zealand and Australia have direct access to practice as a Doctor in India without writing any further tests.
  4. There are numerous jobs which are in great demand for Doctors in US, UK, Canada, Australia and India both in Government and Private Hospitals. They also can setup their own clinic if they wish to practice independently.

Advantages studying MBBS in WUHS:

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  1. WUHS follows US Curriculum and prepares students to crack USMLE from the day one of their academics.
  2. WUHS has a high passing rate of 98% in clearing USMLE.
  3. Exposure with International Students.
  4. High rate of students who got Residency in US.
  5. Students who are enrolled to Residency get free education and also receive stipend from the respective teaching hospitals.