The first five semesters at AUC involve a concentrated study of the medical sciences through AUC's US-modeled medical school curriculum. Anatomy, Histology and Molecular/Cell Biology are the focus during the first semester. Subsequent semesters explore a logical sequence of science coursework, including advanced courses in Molecular/Cell Biology, Physiology, Pathology, and Behavioral Sciences.
Students are introduced to clinical medicine as early as second semester with an increased emphasis in fifth semester, which allows them to experience the clinical application of the medical sciences well before they advance to the clinical portion of the program.
Upon completion of the medical sciences curriculum, students are required to take and pass the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) Step 1 before proceeding on to the clinical sciences portion of the program for their clinical rotations.
AUC's medical sciences program is designed to match students' needs, with faculty easily accessible for assistance and students provided with adequate opportunity for self-directed study. The strength of AUC's medical sciences program is demonstrated by the medical school's performance on the USMLE Step 1 exam, which all students take upon completion of the medical sciences program. In 2013, AUC students achieved a 97 percent first-time pass rate on the exam.
MD Degree Program