Our Medical School

Caribbean Medical University is one of the top medical schools in the Caribbean, established by Caribbean Medical University Foundation and registered on the island of Curacao, supported by the Government of Curacao.

Our goal is to prepare students for the next level of medical training in ACGME-accredited American teaching hospitals by implementing U.S. standard curriculum, used in the best North American LCME/AAMC colleges of medicine stressing Higher Order Thinking Skills (knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis and evaluation) tested in USMLE Step I rather than simple memorization of facts.

CMU’s profile:

  • Official Name
    Caribbean Medical University
  • Office of Admissions
    Chicago, IL
  • Campus Location
    Curacao, Caribbean Island
  • Clinical Rotations
    over 300 slots throughout the United States
  • Academic Calendar
    16 week Trimester – January, May, September
  • Faculty Staff Qualifications
    MD, PhD, PsyD, PharmD and MBBS
  • Financial Aid
    Private Loan, Scholarship, Payment Plan, Tuition Discount
  • Accreditations & Recognitions
    WHO, Avicenna, IMED, ECFMG, MCC, GMC, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health
  • Student Population
    815 (*)
  • BS Student-Teacher Ratio
    24-1 (*)
  • CS Student-Preceptor Ratio
    9-1 (*)
  • USMLE Step1 Pass Rate
  • Number of Clinical Rotation Slots
    327 (*)
  • Average Class Size
    36 students
  • Cost of Living
    $600-$800 per month
  • Cost of Attendance 
    Premedical – $3900 per semester
    Basic Science – $5900 per semester
    Clinical Science – $8900 per semeste

(*) – Real time data from our database center

At Caribbean Medical University, we intend to create an entirely new model of medical education, one that will enhance the university’s ability to act as a transformational agent in health care. Our unique approach embraces cross-disciplinary teaching modalities, breakthrough technologies, and innovative ways to advance training in both basic science and clinical skills throughout the medical school curriculum. In addition, we wish to deepen students’ understanding of academic medicine to better prepare tomorrow’s doctors and make a far-reaching impact on their further career.