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A US-modeled MD program geared towards residency success

AUC offers comprehensive medical training designed to prepare aspiring physicians for practice in the United States, Canada, and beyond.

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A US-modeled MD program geared towards residency success

AUC offers comprehensive medical training designed to prepare aspiring physicians for practice in the United States, Canada, and beyond.

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Doctor of Medicine Program

Students learn the basic sciences (termed Medical Sciences in AUC's curriculum) in St. Maarten-the on-island portion of medical training lasts for roughly half of your AUC education (72 weeks, less than two years). Dedicated faculty, many recruited from US institutions, teach a US-modeled basic sciences curriculum in highly advanced lecture halls and facilities in our high-tech, high-touch campus environment.

After completing basic sciences, you'll move on to clinical rotations in the United States, Canada, or the United Kingdom at AUC-affiliated teaching hospitals. During this portion of the program, you'll serve as a member of a team comprised of students, residents, and attendings. You'll examine laboratory results, undertake certain procedures, perform histories and physicals, and more. Students proceed to residency placement after completing the clinical program.

 

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MCAT Waiver Extended for September Admission Applications

AUC School of Medicine has elected to waive the MCAT requirement for qualified, impacted applicants for the September 2021 semester in cases where the MCAT exam was unavailable due to COVID-19 related interruptions. AUC’s evaluation for admission is conducted on an individual basis and uses a holistic approach. Serious applicants are encouraged to consult with an admissions ambassador about their individual situations if they are unable to take the MCAT before the September semester begins.

NOTE: Recent U.S. Department of Education guidance permits waiving the MCAT requirement for impacted applicants when related to continued COVID-19 related interruptions.

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ONLINE APPLICATION: Complete the AUC application or submit your AMCAS/ACCOMAS application

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SUBMIT DOCUMENTS: Once your documents are ready submit them to our admissions team

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ADMISSIONS INTERVIEW: Get to know us and we’ll get to know you during a formal interview

Is AUC accredited?

Yes. AUC's medical school facilities and curriculum are accredited by the Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM), which is the accreditor used by the country of St. Maarten. Being an international foreign operating school, AUC is not eligible to seek accreditation from traditional US accreditors.

How does that compare to US accreditation?

A special review board appointed by the US Department of Education (the National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation, or NCFMEA) has reviewed ACCM's standards and determined that they are comparable to those used to accredit medical schools in the US. This is an important distinction for AUC, and one held by only a few Caribbean schools.

What can I expect in the basic and clinical sciences curricula?

During the first two years of your education, you'll complete exciting coursework that seamlessly integrates basic and clinical sciences. In addition to intensive study of subjects like anatomy, microbiology, and histology, you'll complete Introduction to Clinical Medicine (ICM), AUC's four-semester, case-based clinical skills course. In small groups and supported by faculty, you'll examine and interview standardized patients, document patient histories, hone exam skills through advanced simulation technology, and more.

For the remaining 72 weeks of your education, you'll complete core rotations, plus any elective rotations you select, at US or UK teaching hospitals.

Join a Proudly Accredited Institution

In addition to a university accreditation from the Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM, www.accredmed.org), American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine earns additional approvals from respected agencies and organizations around the world. View our accreditation and program recognition page for more information.

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"I believe that AUC students are educated with a broad problem-based background and learning structure that further prepares them to move the healthcare system forward. Students who choose to do their rotations, volunteer, or work overseas are further uniquely qualified to participate in discussions about the future of healthcare in the United States.""

Paul Nanda, MD, AUC Class of 2003
Medial Director, Fast Track Urgent Care Center
Tampa Bay, FL
Awardee, Dr. Tennyson Williams Outstanding Resident Award