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WHY AUC?

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USMLE® 1st-time Step 2 Pass Rate from 2019-2023***
*First-time residency attainment rate is the percent of students attaining a 2024-25 residency position out of all graduates or expected graduates in 2023-24 who were active applicants in the 2024 NRMP match or who attained a residency position outside the NRMP match.
**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 2019-2023. In order to sit for the USMLE Step 1 exam students must successfully complete the Medical Sciences curriculum.
***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 2019-2023.  In order to sit for the exam students must earn an acceptable score on the NBME CCSE as listed in the catalog.

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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.

 

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

ENROLLMENT
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At AUC, you'll find the perect 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.
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Your MD Journey
Abroad Leads Home

Return To Your Home
State For Clinicals

AUC is guaranteeing* a limited number of Year 3 core clerkships in four of our core clinical hospital areas, including New York City area, Miami area, Detroit area, and the United Kingdom. This is an opportunity for aspiring students who would like to eventually practice in their home community.


*There is a limited number of guaranteed spots available at each site per term, and AUC cannot guarantee that all eligible students will be placed at the designated site in their home area. In addition to applying to AUC, being accepted, and paying the seat deposit before guaranteed clerkship seats are filled, students must meet all eligibility requirements listed below. AUC offers three start dates per year in January, May, and September. New seats will become available for each start. An applicant may have the option to choose a later start if spots have been filled.

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 class sizes and early clinical skills exposure.

3 Enrollment Sessions:

January | May | September

ABOUT ST. MAARTEN ISLAND

St. Maarten is an island in the Caribbean encompassing 37 square miles and located approximately 150 miles from Puerto Rico. The island is shared by the governments of France and the Netherlands Antilles, with the AUC medical school campus located on the Dutch side.

Although English is spoken everywhere on St. Maarten and the U.S. dollar is an accepted currency, the island as a whole retains many elements of its French and Dutch culture and heritage. St. Maarten’s central mountain range is complemented by pristine beaches, winding mountain roads, and small villages.

LOCAL CULTURE & RECREATION

AUC's campus in St. Maarten overlooks the beautiful Simpson Bay Lagoon and is adjacent to the 18-hole championship Mullet Bay Golf Course and Mullet Bay Beach. Our campus location enables AUC students and their families to access stunning beaches, diving, sailing, and sports activities, and countless local markets and duty-free shopping.

Students can also relax on one of the many beautiful beaches on the island. Some of the more popular beaches for medical school students and their families include Sunset Beach, Mullet Bay Beach, and Orient Beach, which are popular destinations for snorkelling, jet skiing, kite surfing, windsurfing, and parasailing. St. Maarten also features movie theatres, golf, and mini-golf.

Shopping is one of the most popular aspects of St. Maarten, thanks in large part to the island’s completely duty-free status. Whether you’re strolling down Front Street in Philipsburg, in a boutique in Marigot, or at a shopping center on the Dutch side of the island, you will enjoy great bargains on anything from cosmetics and jewelry to electronics. St. Maarten offers a vibrant nightlife scene featuring live entertainment venues and nightclubs.

Local Culture, Recreation, and Other Activities in St. Maarten

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHERE IS AUC LOCATED?

WHERE IS AUC LOCATED?

AUC’s campus is located on the island of St. Maarten. St. Maarten is a well-known tourist destination. AUC School of Medicine is located less than 10 minutes away from the “Princes Juliana International Airport” and within proximity of over many of the large resorts on the Island. It is also located in one of the more auent districts on the Island. With daily flights to the US and other parts of the world.

Located about 150 miles from Puerto Rico, St. Maarten is about 37 square miles and is shared by the governments of France and the Netherlands Antilles (AUC is on the Dutch side). English is spoken everywhere, the US dollar is the accepted currency, and the island itself is dotted with beaches, winding roads, and districts. Our campus location enables AUC students and their families to access diving, sailing and sports activities, movie theaters and golf courses, and countless local markets and duty-free shopping.

WHAT IS THE ST. MAARTEN MEDICAL SCIENCES CAMPUS LIKE?

WHAT IS THE ST. MAARTEN MEDICAL SCIENCES CAMPUS LIKE?

Completed in 1998, AUC’s Medical Sciences campus provides a unique setting for teaching and learning. From the moment they step foot on our campus, students can experience the powerful academic and technological resources in place to help them make the most of their medical school experience. In recent years, we’ve implemented innovative teaching programs, modern laboratories, supplemental electronic curriculum delivery, and other technological advances geared toward enhancing your AUC experience even more.

We offer on-campus housing, a fitness center, cafeteria and chef, ample study spaces and 24/7 on-campus security.
DOES AUC OFFER CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS?

DOES AUC OFFER CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS?

“Premed” is AUC offers more than 30 clubs and organizations that you can join, including the American Medical Student Association, honors societies, and a number of cultural clubs.

HOW DOES AUC KEEP THEIR CAMPUS SAFE?

HOW DOES AUC KEEP THEIR CAMPUS SAFE?

The Safety & Security Department at AUC provides outreach and education on crimes affecting campus community members and works proactively to reduce or prevent incidents on campus. Offered services include facility security, escort services, a security shuttle service from 7 am to 3 am, emergency safety information, and parking and vehicle registration.

WHAT IS THERE TO DO IN ST. MAARTEN?

WHAT IS THERE TO DO IN ST. MAARTEN?

Looking to sightsee or explore what medical school in St. Maarten has to offer? From ziplining on the Dutch side to hiking on the French side, check out a list of recommendations from 5th-semester student Christine Garabetian. Some of her favorite spots in St Maarten include nearby Maho Beach and further away spots like Pic Paradise, Grand Case, and Pinel Island. See what else made the list and where you should plan your post-exam getaway.


IS AUC FAMILY FRIENDLY?

IS AUC FAMILY FRIENDLY?

We realize that relocating your family and/or partner to St. Maarten is a significant move. The AUC Spouses Organization is there to help you, and whoever you plan to bring with you, transition during this exciting time.

While you are a Caribbean medical school student and focus on your medical education, you will be comforted with the knowledge that families at AUC are in good hands. The AUC Spouses Organization is there to foster fellowship and community involvement for your loved ones while they are on the island (and you are in the classroom)..

 

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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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 specialty 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.

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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"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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