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Why Choose AUC for Your Medical Education This MAY?

Why Choose AUC for Your Medical Education This MAY?

Starting medical school at AUC has numerous advantages.

Small Incoming Class Sizes* and Personalized Attention
Our May term offers a more intimate and focused learning environment with smaller incoming class sizes than our fall semester*
*Based on average incoming classes from 2022-2023 academic year at the Sint Maarten campus.
3 Flexible Start Dates
More flexibility and time to prepare for Step 2 CK, as well as schedule electives
Accelerated Path to Residency
When you enroll in our May semester, you could be graduating and starting your residency as early as 2028.
*Based on average incoming classes from 2022-23 academic year. 

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1st-time residency attainment rate for 2022-2023 grads*
*First-time residency attainment rate is the percent of students attaining a 2023-24 residency position out of all graduates or expected graduates in 2022-23 who were active applicants in the 2023 NRMP match or who attained a residency position outside the NRMP match.

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USMLE 1st-time Step 1 Pass Rate from 2018-2022**
**First-time pass rate is the number of students passing the USMLE Step 1 exam on the first attempt divided by the number of students whose first attempt was in 2018-2022. In order to sit for the USMLE Step 1 exam students must successfully complete the Medical Sciences curriculum.

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USMLE 1st-time Step 2 Pass Rate from 2018-2022***
***First-time pass rate is the number of students passing the USMLE Step 2 CK exam on the first attempt divided by the number of students whose first attempt was in 2018-22. In order to sit for the exam students must earn an acceptable score on the NBME CCSE as listed in the catalog.

Find Your Perfect Balance

You don’t have to choose between a high-quality education and a supportive culture. At AUC, you get both. Our ACCM-accredited institution is designed to help students develop into practice-ready physicians with small incoming class sizes*, a supportive faculty, early community service experiences, and curriculum modeled on U.S. med schools.

 

At AUC, you'll find the perfect combination of a rigorous education and a supportive environment. Join our close-knit community of faculty and like-minded students who are ready to help you succeed.

 

*Based on average incoming classes from 2022-2023 academic year at the Sint Maarten campus.

 

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What Sets Us Apart?

40+ YEAR LEGACY OF MEDICAL EDUCATION

40+ Year Legacy of Medical Education

AUC School of Medicine is one of the most established international medical schools in the Caribbean. Since 1978 has been providing international medical school graduates to global healthcare. Our alumni network now exceeds 7,500 graduates.

Accredited MD Institution

AUC School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM)*. Our accreditation standards have been deemed comparable to U.S. medical school requirements by the U.S. Department of Education via the National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation (NCFMEA), who reviews the standards that countries use to accredit medical schools. The NCFMEA has determined that the ACCM’s accreditation standards are comparable to those set by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), which accredits medical education programs in the United States.

*American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM, www.accredmed.org), which is the accreditor used by the country of St. Maarten.

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Accredited MD Institution

AUC School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM)*. ACCM accreditation standards have been deemed comparable to U.S. medical school requirements by the U.S. Department of Education via the National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation (NCFMEA), who reviews the standards that countries use to accredit medical schools. The NCFMEA has determined that the ACCM’s accreditation standards are comparable to those set by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), which accredits medical education programs in the United States.

*American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM, www.accredmed.org), which is the accreditor used by the country of St. Maarten.

Global Clinical Network

Experience a vast array of clinical training opportunities while rotating at one or more of our 23 affiliated hospital sites. AUC students see a diverse mix of patients across a variety of clinical settings and gain a better understanding of global health care.

ONE-ON-ONE DEDICATED SUPPORT

From selecting clinical rotations to choosing a medical speciality and preparing your residency applications, we are here to help. Our dedicated team of professionals in the Office of Career Advisement (OCA) provides individualized attention and expert insight helps position our students for competitive placements in postgraduate medical education programs.

ONE-ON-ONE DEDICATED SUPPORT

From selecting clinical rotations to choosing a medical speciality and preparing your residency applications, we are here to help. Our dedicated team of professionals in the Office of Career Advisement (OCA) provides individualized attention and expert insight helps position our students for competitive placements in postgraduate medical education programs.
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A Strong Focus on Social Accountability

Service learning is part of AUC’s DNA. Our goal is to graduate physicians with a lifelong commitment to community engagement and social responsibility. This is brought to life by events developed to address community priorities and to create rich learning opportunities for our students.

A Strong Focus on Social Accountability

Service learning is part of AUC’s DNA.  Our goal is to graduate physicians with a lifelong commitment to community engagement and social responsibility. This is brought to life by events developed to address community priorities and to create rich learning opportunities for our students.

Medical Education Readiness Program (MERP)

MERP is a 15-week online program designed to prepare promising applicants for success in medical school. MERP focuses on strengthening core academic areas with an emphasis on basic sciences. This program focuses on small group learning and study techniques. Students who successfully complete the program matriculate into the next first semester MD class.
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Medical Education Readiness Program (MERP)

MERP is a 15-week online program designed to prepare promising applicants for success in medical school. MERP focuses on strengthening core academic areas with an emphasis on basic sciences. This program focuses on small group learning and study techniques. Students who successfully complete the program matriculate into the next first semester MD class.

Explore Our Campus

Discover what it's like to study at AUC!
  • 110 different nationalities represented
  • Smallest island in the world shared by two sovereign powers

- Saint Martin: French

- Sint Maarten: Dutch

  • Population of island 82,085
  • 42,846 on Dutch side
  • English is widely spoken
  • US dollars are regularly accepted
  • Beaches for all tastes: swimming, snorkeling or simply relaxing and enjoying the view
  • The island's average year round temperature is 80°F

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I practice medicine as an AUC graduate?

Where can I practice medicine as an AUC graduate?

You'll be eligible to apply for licensure to practice in all 50 US states, Canada, to the UK and beyond.

Are AUC students eligible for financial aid?

Are AUC students eligible for financial aid?

Qualified United States citizens, permanent residents, and eligible non-citizens are able to apply and receive, if eligible, federal student loans through the Federal Direct Loan Program, which includes the Federal Direct Unsubsidized and Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan. Qualified students can borrow up to the cost of attendance. Students who wish to participate are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®).

FAFSA® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Education.

How selective is AUC's admissions process?

How selective is AUC's admissions process?

At AUC, we have rigorous standards when considering applicants. Yes, we look at the whole person—we want to know about one’s life experience, volunteerism, maturity, and commitment—but we also look closely at how a candidate performed academically as an undergraduate and their MCAT score.

Are there scholarships available?

Are there scholarships available?

AUC is proud to have awarded more than $55 million USD in scholarships since 2009. Scholarships are available to those who apply and qualify. Please see our full listing here.

How can I get my Visa?

How can I get my Visa?

If you are accepted, for a legal extended stay in Sint Maarten, you must have your passport stamped with the appropriate student visa from the Sint Maarten government. The government of Sint Maarten, with AUC’s support to facilitate the internal coordination process, will process the student visa prior to the tourist visa stamp expiration date in your passport (from when you first arrived in Sint Maarten). When you arrive in Sint Maarten, you will need to present your passport. You must show proof of a return date ticket.

Do I need to be a premed student to apply to medical school?

Do I need to be a premed student to apply to medical school?

Short answer: No, you do not have to be a premed student to apply to medical school.

“Premed” is not a major, but rather a set of med school prerequisite courses. A premed track  focuses primarily on a mix of math and sciences. Premed programs' course requirements may vary from institution to institution; however, they typically include the following...

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