Canadian Applicants

Information specific to applicants from Canada

Canadian Medical School Students

Each year American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine welcomes students from Canada to medical school. We enjoy hearing from students in Canada who look forward to continuing their medical careers back up north after receiving their medical education at AUC. Canadian students comprise about six percent of the AUC student body, and that figure is expected to grow because our Canadian graduates are successfully matching into residency programs and continuing on to practice medicine in Canada as well as the United States.

Alumni Profiles

AUC grad, now cardiologist in Canada, shares perspective on university
This AUC alum helps keep international travelers healthy

AUC Up Close Event Dates

AUC is pleased to welcome Canada residents to one of our Up Close events. These sessions let you learn more about AUC with a smaller group of people, and are designed to foster open discussion and one-on-one interactions.

Student Loans, Scholarships and Grants

For information about the loans, scholarships and grants available in your province, please visit the Canadian Government’s official website for the Student Assistance Program (SAP).

Financial Planning Guide for Canadian Students [PDF]

Canadian Student Scholarship - Awarded to qualified applicants meeting certain criteria, who have Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status

Canadian Banks Offering Student Lines Of Credit

To speak with an AUC student account officer specifically about Canada, please contact Ryan Purdon via phone at 732-509-4707 or email AUC only accepts U.S. currency for payment.

Clinical Rotations in Canada

AUC’s clinical curriculum is comprised of 72 weeks of rotations that include 42 weeks of core clerkships and 30 weeks of electives. Core clerkships are completed at affiliated sites located in the United States and United Kingdom. During the 4th year, students have the opportunity to engage in elective rotations at various sites in the United States and abroad.

Affiliated Hospitals

University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine

  • Located in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

  • Recognized for its dedication to research and scholarly activities, particularly its efforts in Alzheimer’s research

  • Offers core and elective rotations to students from the Saskatchewan province

AUC students may also complete elective assignments at eligible teaching sites in Canada. Eligibility is determined by one of the following criteria:

  • The site has a University Affiliation (an LCME-accredited Allopathic School of Medicine) and rotates students from that institution.

  • The site has an accredited residency program in the subject area of the elective rotation.

The following list includes some of the Canadian educational sites where AUC students have recently completed elective rotations:

Please visit AUC’s Office of Clinical Student Affairs page for more information on clinical rotations.

Residency and Licensure in Canada

Canadian students attending AUC are eligible to apply for both the NRMP and  the Canadian Residency Matching Service (CaRMS).

AUC graduates have successfully matched through both services. NRMP and CaRMS take place on different schedules, so it is possible for students to participate in both to maximize their chances of obtaining a residency position.

To be eligible for CaRMS a student must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. He or she must also write the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE).

Each province has different rules about obtaining a match. Detailed information on each province’s policies on IMGs can be found on the CaRMS website.

Canadian students wishing to obtain residencies in the United States are eligible, providing that they apply to programs that sponsor H-1 or J-1 visas.

To locate AUC in the International Medical Education Directory enter the information below.

Region: Central America/Caribbean
Country: St. Maarten
City: Cupecoy
School: American University of the Caribbean