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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 
for 2023-2024 grads*

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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USMLE® 1st-time Step 1 Pass Rate from 2019-2023**
**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.

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USMLE® 1st-time Step 2 Pass Rate from 2019-2023***
***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.

The Application Process

AUC's Admissions Committee considers many factors when reviewing an applicant for acceptance to medical school. We encourage all applicants to speak with a member of our admissions team to discuss their opportunity to attend AUC, including the competitiveness of their MCAT scores, GPA and other Caribbean medical school requirements.

Step #1

Review our admissions requirements. AUC accepts MCAT scores going back five years from the date you apply.

Step #2

Complete our admissions assessment (MCAT required). If you qualify, the admissions director for your region may reach out to answer your questions.

Step #3

Submit our quick online application via desktop computer, your mobile phone, or our official app.
1.
Review our admissions requirements. AUC accepts MCAT scores going back five years from the date you apply.
What Are the Requirements for Medical School Admission?
  •  A bachelor’s degree with a strong science background is a med school prerequisite.
  • U.S. citizens/permanent residents will need to take the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT)*.
  • Non-U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents: MCAT, UCAT, NEET/UG, or GAMSAT. 
  • Applicants must also submit a personal statement and letters of recommendation.
  • Official transcripts from every post-secondary institution (college-level or higher) where you have attempted course work are also required.
  • Students must also document their work experience in a resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV). 
  • Non-native English speakers must demonstrate their English proficiency by scoring 6.0 (competent user) or better on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or 75 or better (high-Intermediate) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
2.
Complete our admissions assessment (MCAT required). If you qualify, the admissions director for your region may reach out to answer your questions.
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Submit our quick online application via desktop computer, your mobile phone, or our official app.
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1.
Review our admissions requirements. AUC accepts MCAT scores going back five years from the date you apply.
What Are the Requirements for Medical School Admission?
  •  A bachelor’s degree with a strong science background is a med school prerequisite.
  • U.S. citizens/permanent residents will need to take the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT)*.
  • Non-U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents: MCAT, UCAT, NEET/UG, or GAMSAT. 
  • Applicants must also submit a personal statement and letters of recommendation.
  • Official transcripts from every post-secondary institution (college-level or higher) where you have attempted course work are also required.
  • Students must also document their work experience in a resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV). 
  • Non-native English speakers must demonstrate their English proficiency by scoring 6.0 (competent user) or better on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or 75 or better (high-Intermediate) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
2.
Complete our admissions assessment (MCAT required). If you qualify, the admissions director for your region may reach out to answer your questions.
3.
Submit our quick online application via desktop computer, your mobile phone, or our official app.
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Aaron Brown, 2020 Graduate 

"AUC gave me a chance to be a doctor. That chance has blossomed into what looks like a very promising career in the specialty that I love."

Nicole Deptula, 2009 Graduate 

“The education I received opened many doors and gave me the opportunity to follow my dream of becoming a physician.”

Nicole Shaw, 2022 Graduate 

“AUC is rigorous, and it pushed me academically. But the professors and peer tutors taught study strategies that helped me to discover my study style and directed me to USMLE exam study resources.”

AUC operates under a rolling admissions policy. This means we offer three start dates - September, January, and May. This gives you the freedom to start medical school when it's right for you. 

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

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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...

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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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