Barbados is an island country in the Caribbean Sea. The island has an area of about 430 km². Its capital and largest city is Bridgetown. The official language of Barbados is English.
Barbados is one of the more populous and prosperous Caribbean islands. Political, economic and social stability have given it a relatively high standard of living.
The influence of the English on Barbados is more noticeable than on other islands in the West Indies. A good example of this is the island's national sport- Cricket.
The school education system in Barbados adheres closely to British norms, and is paid for by the government right though tertiary levels too. The nation enjoys a literacy level in excess of 98%. The 6 years of primary school education begin at age 4. At age 11, the children write their common entrance examination in order to qualify for secondary school.
The curriculum of secondary school includes an array of subjects like Mathematics, Agriculture Science, Business Studies, Home Economics, Information Technology, Health and Family Life, Foreign Languages, Religious and Moral Education etc.
Medical Schools in Barbados are affiliated with World Health Organization (WHO), Medical Council of India (MCI) and Ministry of Education, Technology and Innovation, Barbados.
It is accredited by Educational Commission of Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) and Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER).
In spite of being a small country, Barbados has proved to be one of the favourable destinations for students to pursue MBBS because of the U.S. based curriculum and faculty members from all over the world which would help them in passing a series of exams known as the United States Medical Licensure Exam (USMLE) in first attempt.