Vision of The University of the West Indies

An excellent global university rooted in the Caribbean


Mission of The University of the West Indies

To advance learning, create knowledge and foster innovation for the positive transformation of the Caribbean and the wider world.


Core Values of The University of the West Indies

  • Integrity
  • Excellence
  • Gender Justice
  • Diversity
  • Student Centredness


Mission Statement of the

Faculty of Medical Sciences, St. Augustine

To train health professionals to meet the needs and improve the care of those whom they serve. To strive for professional excellence while contributing to the social, economic and cultural development of the Caribbean and inculcating in graduates as attitude of lifelong learning, ethical conduct and excellence in service and research.


Aims of the School of Dentistry Programme at St. Augustine

  1. Provide the high standards of dental education and training, and maintain the academic identity of dental education in an overall university context within the Caribbean region.
  2. Provide to its students a keen sense of professional ethic and responsibility to the community.
  3. Provide, through example, leadership to the profession and develop professional interaction with the community.
  4. Provide equity and equal opportunity to its staff and students.


Competencies of a DDS graduate

  1. Professionalism.
  2. Assessment of a patient’s treatment needs.
  3. Establishment and maintenance of oral health.
  4. Restoration of form, function and aesthetics.
  5. Health promotion.
  6. Dental practice management and vocational training.