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7,500+ Almuni Network Worldwide
300 AUC Graduates Matched in 2021
92% 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.

REMOTE LEARNING OPTION

While we will continue to deliver our program in person on island in the September 2022 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 September 2022 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 September 2022 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. 

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.

REMOTE LEARNING OPTION

While we will continue to deliver our program in person on island in the September 2022 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 September 2022 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 September 2022 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. 

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:

September | January | May

Support Services to Help You Thrive

With low student-to-teacher ratios, study groups led by MD fellows, a collaborative and international learning environment, and more, AUC is confident in its ability to help you succeed.

CLINICAL ROTATIONS & GLOBAL EXPERIENCES

Gain exposure to different healthcare setting and systems, as well as diverse patient populations through our global electives.  AUC offers the opportunity to complete clinical rotations in the Dominican Republic, Russia, Uganda, Vietnam and Zimbabwe, as well as at our affiliated teaching hospitals in the US and UK.

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.

RESIDENCY SUPPORT AND SUCCESS

AUC graduates obtain residency positions in a variety of postgraduate training programs throughout the United States and Canada. AUC’s 2020-21 graduating class achieved a 92% first-time eligible residency attainment rate in 17 different specialties.

CLINICAL ROTATIONS & GLOBAL EXPERIENCES

Gain exposure to different healthcare setting and systems, as well as diverse patient populations through our global electives.  AUC offers the opportunity to complete clinical rotations in the Dominican Republic, Russia, Uganda, Vietnam and Zimbabwe, as well as at our affiliated teaching hospitals in the US and UK.

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.

RESIDENCY SUPPORT AND SUCCESS

AUC graduates obtain residency positions in a variety of postgraduate training programs throughout the United States and Canada. AUC’s 2020-21 graduating class achieved a 92% first-time eligible residency attainment rate in 17 different specialties.

What Sets Us Apart?

40+ Year Legacy of Medical Education

Since 1978, AUC School of Medicine has been a leading provider of international medical education, making us one of the most established international medical schools in the Caribbean. Our alumni network now exceeds 7,500 graduates.

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.

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.
What is the first semester tuition back guarantee?
What is the first semester tuition back guarantee?
Effective with the September 2022 semester, if a new first-time matriculating student does not succeed in their first semester, they are eligible to receive 100% of their paid tuition back— guaranteed.
  • Students must finish the entire first academic semester to be eligible, including final exams
  • Excludes fees and other associated costs such as housing and materials.
  • If a student has received an institutional scholarship/grant award, only the portion of tuition that is not covered by the award will be refunded to the student.
  • A student who repeats the first semester and fails a second time will not be eligible.
  • Transfer students matriculating with advance standing to AUC are not eligible.
  • Students who withdraw during their first semester before completion will be subject to prorated refunds as scheduled and outlined in the student handbook and catalog, and will not be eligible for the First Semester Tuition Back Guarantee.
When does the first semester tuition back guarantee take effect and who is eligible?
When does the first semester tuition back guarantee take effect and who is eligible?
Effective and beginning with the September 2022 semester, any new first-time matriculating student joining our university in the first academic semester will be eligible upon completion of the first semester.
Why are you offering the first semester tuition back guarantee?
Why are you offering the first semester tuition back guarantee?
With our high-quality programs and strong student outcomes, we are confident that we can successfully support aspiring students like yourself to become physicians. To support the start of your journey, if a student does not succeed in their first semester, student is eligible to receive 100% of their paid tuition back—guaranteed.
If a student passes a remediation exam/recomp, are they eligible for the first semester tuition back guarantee?
If a student passes a remediation exam/recomp, are they eligible for the first semester tuition back guarantee?
No, students who pass these exams pass for the semester and advance to semester 2, making them ineligible for a refund.
Are fees and other costs included in the first semester tuition back guarantee?
Are fees and other costs included in the first semester tuition back guarantee?
No, only tuition is included in the First Semester Tuition Back Guarantee. Administrative fees (i.e., fees associated with academic and student support services, Student Government Association, campus facilities, educational resources, and IT support) and other costs of attendance (i.e., health insurance and housing/dorm charges) are not part of the First Semester Tuition Back Guarantee.
What can I use my tuition refund for?
What can I use my tuition refund for?
Students can use their tuition refund for any personal or educational purposes, including helping to pay for future tuition.
In addition to the first semester tuition back guarantee, what types of financial assistance can I receive?
In addition to the first semester tuition back guarantee, what types of financial assistance can I receive?
To further assist you in planning for the cost of your education, you can learn more about financial aid options that may be available to you by visiting: https://www.aucmed.edu/admissions/tuition-and-financial-aid.
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).
Are these scholarships available?
Are these scholarships available?
AUC is proud to have awarded more than $40.4 million USD in scholarships since 2009. We offer a variety of merit-based scholarships that reward academic achievement, recognize community volunteerism, and more, for those who qualify.
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.
Throughout the pandemic, AUC’s plans have been guided by two principles: protecting the health and safety of our community during an evolving pandemic and supporting our students’ goals to become globally-minded and socially-accountable physicians. This has allowed us to safely manage medical education on our campus since January 2021. We are committed to providing a safe and meaningful experience, and we will continue to evaluate and modify COVID-19 safety protocols as needed while keeping your health and safety our priority.
Updated 3/11/2022

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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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