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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 class sizes and early clinical skills exposure.

3 Enrollment Sessions:

January | May | September

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, and early clinical skills exposure.

3 Enrollment Sessions:

January | May | September

7,500 Almuni Network Worldwide
300 AUC Graduates Matched in 2021
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.

***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+

Alumni Network
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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

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 Saint 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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Going to medical school in st. maarten

Life on St. Maarten Island is much like AUC's academic experience - both connect you to a vibrant, friendly and intimate community.

Going to medical school in st. maarten

Life on St. Maarten Island is much like AUC's academic experience - both connect you to a vibrant, friendly and intimate community.

Going to medical school in st. maarten

Life on St. Maarten Island is much like AUC's academic experience - both connect you to a vibrant, friendly and intimate community.

Going to medical school in st. maarten

Life on St. on St. Maarten Island is much like AUC's academic experience - both connect you to a vibrant, friendly and intimate community.

Going to medical school in st. maarten

Life on St. on St. Maarten Island is much like AUC's academic experience - both connect you to a vibrant, friendly and intimate community.

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 in St. Maarten, Caribbean

While attending medical school at AUC, you will learn about St. Maarten Island exciting blend of Dutch, French, African, and American culture. With residents from more than 90 different nations, art and music from around the world, and cuisine ranging from French to Vietnamese to American fast food, daily life is as diverse and vibrant as you want it to be.

 

RECREATION AND OTHER ACTIVITIES

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

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?

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).

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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 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.

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, 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).
 

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

 

Are there scholarships available?
Are there scholarships available?

AUC is proud to have been 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. .

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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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