QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY COLLEGE of MEDICINE
Queen's University College of Medicine is the only state-of-the-art medical college in the region that offers students an Ivy League Campus environment in which to study and learn medicine. The University is located on the Historic Campus of newly-renovated Codrington College, the Oldest College in the Western Hemisphere, Founded in 1745, in St John on the Island of Barbados. On April the 3rd, 2015, under the Authority of The Parliament of the Government of Barbados, Queen’s University College of Medicine was granted an Educational Charter to establish and develop a College of Medicine in Barbados. On February the 24th, 2017, Queen’s University College of Medicine and The Codrington Trust, the governing body of The Codrington College and Codrington Estate, entered into a long-term Agreement. This Agreement included the development of a Christian-based Medical College and a complete restoration of the Historic Codrington College Estate. Codrington has a rich history that begins with its raison d’ être. The School was established in fulfillment of the Last Will and Testament of its namesake, Gen. Christopher Codrington III (February 22, 1703).
Queen’s University College of Medicine will train its dedicated students to become highly qualified physicians, committed to the principle of faith, reflecting the love of God with respect, mercy, and empathy, while providing outstanding care for the citizens of Barbados, CARICOM, USA, and any other parts of the world where graduates choose to practice medicine.
Queen's University College of Medicine is Leading the Advancement of Human Health to:
Contribute to the Revolution of Biomedicine
Foster Intellect in Clinical and Research Environments
Develop and Maintain Clinical Opportunities with Outstanding Care
Address and Demonstrate the Importance of Empathy
Achieve the Highest Standards of Compassion, Ethics, Integrity and Professionalism
ACCREDITATION, REVIEWS, AND/OR APPROVALS
The Doctor of Medicine (MD) Program at Queen’s University College of Medicine has been Accredited, Reviewed, and/or Approved by:
The Barbados Accreditation Council (BAC)
Queen's University College of Medicine is a Registered Provider with the Barbados Accreditation Council. On April 3, 2015, Minister Roland Jones, JP, Minister of Education, Science, Technology, and Innovation recognized QUCOM and granted the University the ability to award the degrees MBBS and MD.
The Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education and Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP) Updates
On July 2021, CAAM-HP authorized a Site Visit. As of February 2021, the MD Program at Queen's University College of Medicine was being reviewed for Candidacy. As of July 2022, Queen's University College of Medicine is being reviewed for Candidacy.
World Directory of Medical Schools (WDOMS)
July 2021, Queen's University College of Medicine was approved for listing in the World Directory of Medical Schools.
The Campus Experience
2022, Queen's University College of Medicine on the Historic Greater Campus of The Codrington College and Estate, Barbados
Diversity and Inclusion Statement
Inspired out of Christian tradition, Queen's University College of Medicine treasures the innate dignity of each member of our community and upholds the sanctity of each human being as a profound gift from God. We seek, acknowledge, and celebrate diversity at QUCOM because our faith inspires and compels us to do so. QUCOM encourages diversity by hiring a varied faculty to nurture students and promote a positive atmosphere of interaction between faculty and students from different backgrounds regardless of ethnicity, culture, race, religion, or wealth.
We stand in solidarity with the religious and International community against racism and hate in all forms. We recognize that systemic racism manifests not only in the physical violence we see in the media, but the ongoing violence of denying marginalized and oppressed communities’ equity in health care, housing, employment, education, environmental quality, and other resources needed to live full and healthy lives. Systemic racism drives racial inequities that impact every aspect of health, be it the acute catastrophe of COVID-19, violence, or deaths from all the common chronic diseases. We demonstrate our commitments to anti-racism in our work as educators of medicine. We teach, speak, and act in the service of expanding equity, access, and cooperation. It is our mission to teach by example to all our students on being compassionate, fair, and understanding to all people no matter nationality, race, culture, religion, sexual orientation, or social status.