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Exceptional Education. Caring Culture.

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Exceptional Education. Caring Culture.

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1st-time residency attainment rate for 2022-2023 grads*
*First-time residency attainment rate is the percent of students attaining a 2023-24 residency position out of all graduates or expected graduates in 2022-23 who were active applicants in the 2023 NRMP match or who attained a residency position outside the NRMP match.

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USMLE 1st-time Step 1 Pass Rate from 2018-2022**
**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 2018-2022. 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 2018-2022***
***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 2018-22. In order to sit for the exam students must earn an acceptable score on the NBME CCSE as listed in the catalog.

Experience the AUC difference

When a high-quality education meets a culture of support, great things happen. Discover a U.S.-modeled curriculum, close-knit classes, and a community that genuinely cares about your success at the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. 

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Experience the AUC Difference

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)*. 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.

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.

Clinical Rotations & Global Experiences

Gain exposure to different healthcare setting and systems, as well as diverse patient populations through our optional global electives. AUC offers the opportunity to complete clinical rotations in the Dominican Republic, India, 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 speciality 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 speciality 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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Residency Support and Success

AUC grads obtain residency positions in a variety of postgraduate training programs throughout the United States and Canada. AUC’s 2022-23 graduating class achieved a 97% first-time eligible residency attainment rate in 24 different specialties*. Learn more about AUC's Residency success.

*Percent of students attaining a 2023-24 residency position out of all graduates or expected graduates in 2022-23 who were active applicants in the 2023 NRMP match or who attained a residency position outside the NRMP match

Residency Support and Success

AUC grads obtain residency positions in a variety of postgraduate training programs throughout the United States and Canada. AUC’s 2022-23 graduating class achieved a 97% first-time eligible residency attainment rate in 24 different specialties*. Learn more about AUC's Residency success.

*Percent of students attaining a 2023-24 residency position out of all graduates or expected graduates in 2022-23 who were active applicants in the 2023 NRMP match or who attained a residency position outside the NRMP match

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.
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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.

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

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?

For information on the UKVI Visa Application, please visit the UK Government website.

If you are accepted to AUC's UK Track, fees are currently £363 for a student visa. If your classes begin in less than one month, you should consider applying for an expedited 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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