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FIRST-SEMESTER TUITION BACK GUARANTEE

AUC is confident in our students and their ability to successfully transition to the rigorous demands of medical school. We believe in you and your ability to succeed so much so that we’re willing to refund your first-semester tuition if you don’t pass.

New, first-time matriculating MD students who complete semester 1, including final exams, and do not advance to semester 2 because they earned a failing grade in a semester 1 courses/modules required for advancement are eligible for the guarantee. Students eligible for the guarantee receive a reimbursement of tuition based on the following formula: tuition assessed minus institutional scholarships or grants received. Please note, only tuition is included in this guarantee, any fees and other expenses and/or charges are excluded.

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REMOTE LEARNING OPTION

While we will continue to deliver our program in person on island in the January 2023 semester, we are excited to announce we are offering a remote option for first-time first-semester students for their first term only*  to give them flexibility in learning options to start their medical education. AUC is committed to providing medical students choosing to start online with the same knowledge and expertise that their classmates in Sint Maarten will receive.  

*The January 2023 semester remote option for new, first-time first semester students is contingent on the U.S. COVID-19 national emergency declaration and federal allowances. If the national emergency declaration and federal allowances are terminated prior to the end of the January 2023 semester, you will be required to attend on island. The remote option is not offered to continuing students (semesters 2-5) or students repeating the first semester. 

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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 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?

U.S. students can apply for financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education’s William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program. Qualified students can borrow up to the entire cost of attendance (which includes tuition, books and supplies, accommodation, and travel)*.

Are there scholarships available?
Are there scholarships available?

AUC is proud to have awarded more than $40.4 million USD in scholarships since 2009.
 

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.

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.

Where can I practice medicine as an AUC graduate?
You'll be eligible for licensure to practice in all 50 US states, Canada, to the UK and beyond.
Are AUC students eligible for financial aid?
U.S. students can apply for financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education’s William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program. Qualified students can borrow up to the entire cost of attendance (which includes tuition, books and supplies, accommodation, and travel).
Are there scholarships available?
AUC is proud to have awarded more than $40.4 million USD in scholarships since 2009.

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.
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.
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BROADER BACKGROUNDS. BETTER DOCTORS.

Called to make a difference in medicine? Start your journey to an MD Degree with American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC). Our ACCM accredited institution is designed to train tomorrow’s physicians, whose service to their communities and their patients is enhanced by international learning experiences, a diverse learning community, and an emphasis on social accountability and engagement.

 

Our program offers a rigorous education model taught by expert faculty, and designed to develop an in-depth understanding of different healthcare systems and patient populations. Our students benefit from individualized attention in their courses, small incoming class sizes and early clinical skills exposure.

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7,500+

Alumni Network
Worldwide

96%

First-time residency attainment rate for 2021-2022 grads*

*First time residency attainment rate is the percent of students attaining a 2022-23 residency position out of all graduates or expected graduates in 2021-22 who were active applicants in the 2022 NRMP match or who attained a residency position outside the NRMP match.

92.4%

USMLE 1st-time Step 1 Pass Rate from 2017-2021**

**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 2017-2021. In order to sit for the USMLE Step 1 exam students must successfully complete the Medical Sciences curriculum.

91.3%

USMLE 1st-time Step 2 Pass Rate from 2017-2021***

***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 2017-21. In order to sit for the exam students must earn an acceptable score on the NBME CCSE as listed in the catalog.

7,500 Almuni Network Worldwide
300 AUC Graduates Matched in 2021
90% First-time Residency Match Rate in 2020-2021
94% USMLE 1st-time Step Pass Rate
7,500 Almuni Network Worldwide
90% First-time Residency Match Rate in 2020-2021

*First time residency attainment rate is the percent of students attaining a 2022-23 residency position out of all graduates or expected graduates in 2021-22 who were active applicants in the 2022 NRMP match or who attained a residency position outside the NRMP match.


94% USMLE 1st-time Step Pass Rate

**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 2017-2021. In order to sit for the USMLE Step 1 exam students must successfully complete the Medical Sciences curriculum.

 

300 AUC Graduates Matched in 2021

****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 2017-21. In order to sit for the exam students must earn an acceptable score on the NBME CCSE as listed in the catalog.


What Sets Us Apart?

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.

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.

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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"Attending AUC was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. While learning all the fundamentals that helped me succeed in both clinical rotations and residency, I also gained lifelong friendships, family, and unique cultural experiences I’m forever grateful for."

Brian Hachey, MD – AUC School of Medicine, Class of 2013 Cardiology

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*Financial Aid and Scholarships available to those who apply and qualify.

**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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