American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) offers rolling admissions, which means that we enroll medical school students in January, May, and September of each year. Ultimately, when you choose to start your medical education is completely up to you, but please keep in mind that there may be some strategic value and added flexibility in selecting one class start versus another. Read on for a breakdown of what rolling admissions and multiple start dates can mean for you.
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Some Benefits of Starting Medical School in January or May
Many US, international, and Caribbean medical schools offer multiple start dates. Attending medical school is a big commitment, and at AUC, we feel it's important that you have the freedom to choose when you want to begin your journey. Here's what beginning medical school in January or May could mean for you.
If You Start Medical School in January or May...
You can expect smaller class sizes, meaning even more one-on-one mentoring from professors.
You'll have more flexibility and time to prepare for the United States Medical Licensing Examination® Step 2 CK and CS exams, as well as schedule electives.
You'll have a completed residency application, in hand, for the next National Resident Matching Program® residency cycle (January class start only).
Perhaps most importantly for some students, you won't have to wait until the next September class starts enrolling. You can start medical school when it feels right for you. That's important to us, too.
A Few Words on Starting Medical School in September
It's not uncommon for incoming students at international or Caribbean medical schools to gravitate toward September when applying—after all, this approach follows the enrollment models at many US medical schools. Keep in mind that in general, AUC's September class is typically its largest.
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