98% First-time residency attainment rate for 2023-2024 grads*

*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.

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*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.

ESTABLISHED REPUTATION

MD programs have a long-standing history and are widely recognized as the traditional pathway to becoming a physician. American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) was founded in 1978 and has graduated more than 7500 doctors.
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RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

MD programs offer abundant research opportunities, grants, and collaborations with renowned institutions, fostering scientific exploration and specialization. Research exposure gained during an MD program is invaluable for advancing medical knowledge and pursuing academic careers.

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 residency-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 SESSIONS:

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.

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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 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.

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.

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.

TOP REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD APPLY TO AUC

A RECORD OF SUCCESS
AUC has provided medical education for over 40 years and has more than 7,500 graduates.
1:1 DEDICATED SUPPORT
From your very first day you'll have access to teams and resources dedicated to supporting your success.
QUALITY CLINICAL TRAINING
Experience an array of clinical training opportunities while rotating at one of our affiliated hospital sites.
EARLY HANDS-ON COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Students participate in a wide range of community service activities for volunteer projects in Sint Maarten.
GLOBAL ELECTIVE SITES
AUC students have the opportunity to complete the six-week clinical rotation in one of five countries: Vietnam, India, the Dominican Republic, Uganda, or Zimbabwe.
ACCREDITED MD PROGRAM
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. ACCM accreditation standards have been deemed comparable to the standards used to accredit medical schools in the U.S.

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.

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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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 September 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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*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.

ESTABLISHED REPUTATION

MD programs have a long-standing history and are widely recognized as the traditional pathway to becoming a physician. American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) was founded in 1978 and has graduated more than 7500 doctors.
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RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

MD programs offer abundant research opportunities, grants, and collaborations with renowned institutions, fostering scientific exploration and specialization. Research exposure gained during an MD program is invaluable for advancing medical knowledge and pursuing academic careers.

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 residency-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 SESSIONS:

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.

September 2, 2024

January 6, 2025

May 5, 2025

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January 6, 2025

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GLOBAL RECOGNITION

The MD degree enjoys global recognition and understanding, making it advantageous for those aspiring to practice medicine internationally. Many healthcare systems around the world recognize MD qualifications, simplifying licensure and certification processes in different regions. The portability of an MD degree provides flexibility for pursuing international opportunities, participating in medical missions, or engaging in global health initiatives.


According to the American Osteopathic Association, some countries have not licensed a US DO for practice.

RESIDENCY PROGRAM AND SPECIALTY SELECTION

While both MDs and DOS can specialize in various fields, certain competitive specialties, such as neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, a dermatology, are more commonly filled by MDs. The flexibility in residency options allows MD graduates to pursue highly specialized areas of medicine and sub-specialties, aligning with theirspecific interests and career goals.

HOW DOES AUC FIT IN?


We Offer an MD Degree with a Curriculum Focused on the Whole Body.

AUC's integrated organ systems-based curriculum focuses on learning about the mind and body as a whole. You will learn about social determinants of health, public health, psychosocial and ethical considerations in a patient-centered and evidence-based curriculum.

As a physician you choose your approach to care - if you value being holistic you can, and should, incorporate this into your practice.

TOP REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD APPLY TO AUC

A RECORD OF SUCCESS
AUC has provided medical education for over 40 years and has more than 7,500 graduates.
1:1 DEDICATED SUPPORT
From your very first day you'll have access to teams and resources dedicated to supporting your success.
QUALITY CLINICAL TRAINING
Experience an array of clinical training opportunities while rotating at one of our affiliated hospital sites.
EARLY HANDS-ON COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Students participate in a wide range of community service activities for volunteer projects in Sint Maarten.
GLOBAL ELECTIVE SITES
AUC students have the opportunity to complete the six-week clinical rotation in one of five countries: Vietnam, India, the Dominican Republic, Uganda, or Zimbabwe.
ACCREDITED MD PROGRAM
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. ACCM accreditation standards have been deemed comparable to the standards used to accredit medical schools in the U.S.

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.

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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 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...

HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?

LET'S CHAT

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