The mission of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine is to provide an excellent medical education to qualified students of diverse backgrounds. This is to be accomplished within an atmosphere of academic integrity and scholarship, which fosters the highest standards in professional ethics and competence.
Medical Education Approach
AUC provides a supportive learning environment, enabling its medical school students to learn the foundations of medicine according to the US medical school curriculum model. AUC students benefit from a close-knit community characterized by small class sizes, attentive and accessible faculty, and the comforts of home that allow students to focus on their studies. All of AUC’s clinical rotations are provided at ACGME-approved hospitals. This, along with our students’ excellent performance on the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE), bolsters their chances of obtaining a residency of their choosing.
Residency Outcomes (2015 Report Here)
Preparing our students to attain a residency placement is one of AUC’s highest priorities. Each year, AUC graduates apply for—and obtain—residency positions in some of the most prestigious hospitals and training programs in the United States.
Medical Sciences Campus: Cupecoy, St. Maarten
AUC students begin their journey to become physicians on AUC's pre-clinical campus in St. Maarten, located in the northeast Caribbean. In January 2014, AUC formally opened a new academic building featuring a highly advanced simulation lab, anatomy and medical imaging lab, and auditorium.
AUC's network of clinical teaching affiliates includes excellent teaching hospitals in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
Administrative Offices: Coral Gables, Florida
The AUC Office of the Executive Dean and several other administrative departments are located in Coral Gables, FL.
Outcomes and Achievements
In the 2015 Match, AUC graduates earned more than 200 residency positions, in a range of specialties including anesthesiology, family medicine, internal medicine, neurology, pathology, pediatrics, and surgery. AUC achieved a first-time eligible residency attainment rate of 84 percent.
In the 2016 Match, hundreds of AUC students attained residencies. The final residency count and match rate are still being finalized. View the current 2016 residency list here.
In addition, AUC students continue to achieve high performance on national licensing exams.
Accreditation and Approvals
AUC is accredited by the the Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM).
Some states, such as New York, California, and Florida, require approval for international medical schools. AUC is proud to be approved in each of these states.
The US Department of Education has determined that AUC is an eligible institution for participation in title IV federal financial assistance programs. AUC students who qualify are eligible to receive US student loans in order to attend the medical school.
Heidi Chumley, MD, Executive Dean and Chief Academic Officer
William Owen, MD, Dean of Medical Sciences
Ronald Testa, PhD, Senior Associate Dean, Mission Effectiveness and Culture
Julia Taylor, MD, Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Sciences
Mark Quirk, EdD, Senior Associate Dean for Curriculum and Faculty Development
Robert Hecht, MD, Clinical Dean (US)
Steven Ash, MD, Clinical Dean (UK)
Tiffany Ciolek, National Director of Admissions and Training
Golden Jackson, PhD, Assistant Dean for Service Learning and Community Affairs
Kimberly Kirkland, PsyD, Interim Associate Clinical Dean for Clinical Student Affairs
Hiroko Yoshida, PhD, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Board of Trustees
Carol P. Herbert, MD (Chair)
David Campbell, FACHE (Vice Chair)
Reverend Jeffrey L. Hamblin, MD (Secretary)
Haywood Brown, MD
Ronald M. Harden, MD
Richard A Kitch, JD
Sharon Thomas Parrott
Frank Simon, MD
AUC has more than 5,000 alumni who are practicing in every U.S. state, Canada, and more than 20 other countries. The majority of AUC medical school graduates secure medical residencies prior to graduation through the National Resident Matching Program® with some of the most prestigious teaching hospitals and leading medical centers in the United States. Review a list of medical school residency appointments.
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