September 22, 2016
Dean Chumley on AUC's Contribution to the New York Workforce via The Buffalo News
In an op-ed published by The Buffalo News, Dean Chumley underscores the importance of international medical school graduates in addressing NY's primary care shortage.
September 16, 2016
In Memory of Professor Lance Nash, PhD
AUC mourns the loss of Dr. Lance Nash, Professor of Anatomy and Chair of the Anatomy Department. Dr. Nash passed away peacfully at his home on Thursday, September 15.
August 20, 2016
White Coat & Convocation
Learn more about our September 2016 Welcome Week activities, including the White Coat Ceremony (Friday, Sept. 2) and Convocation (Saturday, Sept. 10)!
May 30, 2016
Graduates Celebrate 2016 Commencement
Class of 2016 graduates and their families gathered in St. Maarten on Saturday, May 28 to attend Commencement. The event signals the start of graduates’ professional careers as MD-credentialed physicians.
May 26, 2016
Alumni Paul Nanda, MD, to Speak at AUC's 2016 Graduation
Dr. Paul Nanda, Corporate Medical Director of Fast Track Urgent Care in Tampa, FL and a 2003 graduate of AUC will speak at this year’s Commencement Ceremony.
May 26, 2016
2016 Commencement Live Stream
Watch the live broadcast of our 2016 Commencement Ceremony on May 28, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. EDT and 2:30 p.m. EDT!
May 24, 2016
Alumni Scott McLain Named Clinical Director of Omaha Winnebago Hospital
Alumni Scott D. McLain, MD, has been named Clinical Director of Omaha Winnebago Hospital in Winnebago, Nebraska.
May 10, 2016
Dr. Chumley Discusses the Supply of Residency Positions in KevinMD
In her latest KevinMD guest post, Dean Heidi Chumley dissects new data that the number of available residency slots far exceeds the number of U.S. medical school graduates.
May 5, 2016
Students and Clinical Program Leaders Attend Academy of Women’s Health Congress
Students joined Dr. Julie Taylor and Dr. Kimberly Kirkland at the 2016 Academy of Women’s Health Congress in Washington, DC.
April 29, 2016
Introducing the AUC Mobile App
AUC is excited to announce the launch of our new mobile app. Students can now conveniently check their grades, view course information, access clinical forms, open academic calendars, and stay up-to-date on school news through their phones and tablets.
April 25, 2016
Why Paying Hospitals for Clerkships is Good, and Necessary: Dean Chumley's Editorial in KevinMD.com
Prominent healthcare website KevinMD.com publishes Dean Heidi Chumley's perspective on why paying hospitals for clerkships is good, and necessary.
March 31, 2016
AUC Faculty and Staff Revitalize Local Primary School
More than 65 AUC faculty and staff members and their families surprised local students at Ruby Labega Primary School after a weekend volunteer clean-up effort.
March 18, 2016
AUC Match Day Events
AUC has organized three Match Day events for students participating in the U.S. National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP). Join us the the big reveal on Friday, March 18, 2016 in Florida, New York and Michigan.
March 4, 2016
New York State Board of Regents Grants Long-Term Clerkships for AUC Students
The New York State Board of Regents has approved AUC for long-term clinical clerkships throughout the state. This enables AUC to continue placing capable medical students in NY clinical settings through 2022.
February 18, 2016
Collaboration with Sint Maarten Ministry Brings Opportunities for AUC Medical Students
AUC has signed an agreement with the Sint Maarten Ministry of Public Health, Social Development, and Labor to collaborate on initiatives to address the country’s public health needs.
February 1, 2016
AUC Names Accomplished Educator as New Dean of Medical Sciences
Accomplished educator William Owen, MD, FACP, has been appointed dean of medical sciences for AUC. He will assume full responsibility for the medical sciences curriculum and will be based at AUC’s St. Maarten campus.
January 20, 2016
AUC Appoints New Senior Associate Dean for Curriculum and Faculty Development
We're pleased to announce that Mark Quirk, Ed.D. has been appointed senior associate dean for curriculum and faculty development for American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC).
January 5, 2016
AUC Appoints New Clinical Dean for the US
Following an international search, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) has appointed Robert Hecht, MD, FACOG to the role of clinical dean for the United States. He will have educational and administrative oversight of the student experience during the clinical semesters at affiliated teaching hospitals across the US.
December 18, 2015
AUC’s Accreditation is Affirmed and Extended Following Successful Review
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) has been granted unconditional accreditation by the Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM) through 2021.
November 16, 2015
Graduates of Master’s Program Sparked New Relationship between AUC and Mississippi College
A new articulation agreement with Mississippi College provides opportunity for eligible graduate students.
November 12, 2015
Latino Medical Student Association - AUC Students United for Health Advocacy and Medical Care
Members of the Latino Medical Student Association organized, funded, and completed a medical service mission trip to Guatemala last spring. For many, it was a life-changing experience.
August 18, 2015
AUC students present innovative research on the complications of pregnancy and childbirth at international conference
Two AUC students presented their research at the prestigious World Congress in Fetal Medicine in Crete, Greece, joining leading international experts and other young researchers in the field.
July 17, 2015
AUC Recognizes Student Contribution with Engagement Scholarship
A family—that’s how Esther Bell describes the student body at AUC. Read about her contribution to the "family-like" campus community and how it earned her the Student Engagement Award.
July 9, 2015
Former Student of the Semester Awarded Student Engagement Scholarship
Wesley Nilsson is not only the Karl Stockhausen Student of the Semester and recent inductee into the Alpha Omega Phi Honor Society, but he is also the Student Engagement Scholarship recipient.
June 29, 2015
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Presents AUC Alum with Faculty of the Year Award
AUC is pleased to congratulate alumnus Dennis Grech, MD ('01) on receiving the 2015 Faculty of the Year Award at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.
May 24, 2015
AUC Graduates Celebrate Success
AUC held commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 23 in Sint Maarten. Graduates, together with their family, friends, and the AUC community, gathered to celebrate the culmination of the journey toward earning the Doctor of Medicine degree.
May 20, 2015
Meet Your Class Representatives and Graduation Speakers
Randy McCreery and Brittany Mott were chosen by their class of graduating physicians as representatives and student speakers for American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine's 2015 Commencement Ceremonies.
May 13, 2015
May 2015 Commencement
AUC's graduation ceremonies are unique events that bring family, friends, faculty, and other members of the AUC community together to celebrate this important milestone in the journey to become a physician.
May 13, 2015
AUC’s Safety & Security Team Benefits from Training Development Center Workshop
A workshop held by the Training Development Center (TDC) for members of AUC's Safety & Security team has led to improvements in customer service and communications skills.
May 10, 2015
Medical School Journey Begins for May Class
On May 8th, the newest group of AUC students took part in the White Coat ceremony, which was held on campus and organized by the Student Government Organization.
May 5, 2015
AUC and St. Maarten Government Leaders Explore Opportunities for St. Maarten Youth
AUC was pleased to welcome the Honorable Mrs. Rita Bourne-Gumbs, Minister of Education, Youth and Sports and Acting Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, and cabinet members to campus.
April 8, 2015
FULL LIST: 200+ AUC Grads Match Into Residencies Across the US in a Variety of Specialties
For many of our students, today—March 20, 2015, otherwise known as Match Day—marks the next leg of their journey into residency training. Congratulations to the 200+ AUC grads who matched through the NRMP this year.
April 8, 2015
Dean Chumley Authors Medical Education Texts
AUC is proud to announce the addition of two new titles – Color Atlas of Pediatrics and Color Atlas of Internal Medicine, co-authored by Dean Heidi Chumley, MD, — to its collection of medical education resources available through the university library.
March 13, 2015
Student Spotlight: Makenzie Tremp- A Leader by Example
Since Makenzie Tremp’s arrival on campus, the spirt of volunteerism at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) seems to be at an all-time high.
February 26, 2015
AUC Dean Is Guest Blogger for Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
Heidi Chumley, MD, executive dean and chief academic officer of AUC, was recently featured as a guest blogger by The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM).
February 13, 2015
AUC Student’s Volunteerism Earns Him a Scholarship
Taylor Barrett, of Provo, Utah, is the spring 2015 recipient of AUC’s Social Accountability Award. This $5,000 scholarship recognizes students who have made contributions to the St. Maarten community during their medical sciences education.
February 5, 2015
AUC “All-Star” Awarded Student Engagement Award
We’re proud to announce that Angela Barreto, of Houston, Texas, is the spring 2015 recipient of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine’s (AUC) Student Engagement Award.
January 16, 2015
New Class of Physicians-in-Training Begin Medical School Journey at AUC
AUC welcomed the January 2014 class of future physicians on January 9th during the White Coat Ceremony. This rite of passage marked their entry into the medical profession as “physicians-in-training.”
January 7, 2015
Check Out Our New "AUC Up Close" Events
These aren't your typical medical school admissions events. Our new AUC Up Close events are designed to give you a chance to really sit down with us, one-on-one, to discuss your personal medical school admissions situation.
January 2, 2015
Tiffany Ciolek Promoted to Lead AUC Admissions Team
Tiffany Ciolek has been promoted to AUC's Admissions Director. Ms. Ciolek joined AUC in 2012 as a Senior Associate Director of Admissions and has also served as interim Director of Admissions.
December 16, 2014
Physicians-in-Training Earn Scholarships for Community Engagement, Social Accountability
AUC has awarded scholarship awards to four physicians-in-training in recognition of their contributions to AUC’s medical sciences campus and the surrounding community in St. Maarten.
November 21, 2014
Dr. Jackson Promoted to Assistant Dean for Service Learning & Community Affairs
AUC announced that Golden Jackson, PhD, has been promoted to Assistant Dean for Service Learning and Community Affairs.
November 6, 2014
AUC Students Explore Family Medicine Careers at Annual Conference
A delegation of 18 students and graduates from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) participated in the annual meeting of the Family Medicine Education Consortium, held in Arlington, VA in October.
October 27, 2014
AUC Community Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Movement
In St. Maarten, AUC plays a key role in assisting local breast cancer awareness efforts and making complimentary screenings available to those most in need.
October 3, 2014
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine Appoints Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Sciences
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) has appointed Julie Taylor, M.D. to the position of senior associate dean for clinical sciences.
September 25, 2014
AUC Scholarship Recipient Spotlight: Megan Gilchrist
Megan Gilchrist of Long Beach, California is a recipient of AUC's $10,000 Career Commitment Scholarship; a merit-based scholarship awarded to those who have previously been employed in the healthcare profession.
September 18, 2014
An Emergency Medical Technician’s Lifelong Dream Begins at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
Mr. Daniel Plavin, a former firefighter and emergency medical technician (EMT), from Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania, was recently awarded AUC's Career Commitment Scholarship.
September 8, 2014
Local Health Organizations Partner with American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine for Project HELP
Students currently studying to be physicians at AUC recently provided over 20 St. Maarten residents with complimentary healthcare screenings at the Salvation Army in Cole Bay.
August 21, 2014
AUC Unveils "Island of Dreams" Mosaic
The installation of a large-scale mosaic, inspired and created by children of St. Maarten and the artist Jimmy Lucero, was celebrated on Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the AUC campus in St Maarten.
August 13, 2014
New Scholarship Program Rewards Community Involvement and Academic Achievement
AUC announced eight new merit-based scholarships created to help aspiring medical students fund their education.
June 30, 2014
Service-Oriented and Driven: AUC Physicians-in-Training Lead Community Action Day
On June 21, 2014, Community Action Day brought together over 160 AUC students, faculty and staff with members several Sint Maarten organizations.
June 20, 2014
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine Scores High Marks on USMLE Step 1
AUC today announced that AUC students achieved a 97 percent first-time pass rate on Step 1 of the United States Medical Licensing Exam in 2013.
June 19, 2014
AUC Alumni Spotlight- Anil Jagtiani, M.D. (‘11)
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) is pleased to announce Anil Jagtiani, MD, an alumnus of the class of 2011, has been named chief medical resident at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital’s Internal Medicine Residency Program in California.
June 6, 2014
Student-Led Research Presented at National Medical Conferences
Clinical students at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) seized the opportunity to gain experience beyond the required clerkships and elective rotations by preparing and presenting posters at national medical conferences in the United States and Canada.
May 18, 2014
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine Recognizes New Graduates
AUC held its commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 17 in Sint Maarten. Family, friends and the AUC community gathered to recognize 172 graduating students who earned a doctorate of medicine degree.
May 15, 2014
Meet the Class Representatives and Student Speakers at AUC’s 2014 Commencement Ceremonies
Jeffrey Silpe and Brett Hiroto were chosen by their class of graduating physicians as representatives and student speakers for AUC’s 2014 Commencement Ceremonies to be held on May 17th in Sint Maarten.
May 13, 2014
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine Makes Major Gift to Providence Hospital
AUC has donated $1 million to Providence Hospital in Southfield. The generous donation will be used to renovate and equip the hospital’s expanded Surgical Simulation and Procedural Skills Training Center.
April 29, 2014
AUC Awards Inaugural Alumni Heritage Scholarship
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) has named MaKenzie Tremp the inaugural recipient of the university’s Alumni Heritage Scholarship. Ms. Tremp, a native of Traverse City, Michigan, is a member of AUC’s incoming class in May.
April 12, 2014
AUC Joins American Red Cross for Disaster Preparedness Efforts in Florida and New York
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) was proud to partner with the American Red Cross on April 12 to assist in hurricane preparedness efforts in South Florida and New York.
March 21, 2014
More than 200 from AUC Earn Residency Positions in 2014 Match
AUC gathered with students in the Class of 2014 today to celebrate their success in earning first-year U.S. residency positions. More than 200 AUC students earned positions at hospitals all across the United States.
February 21, 2014
AUC Partners with Government to Combat the Spread of Mosquito-Borne Diseases
As a Caribbean medical school committed to advancing public health, AUC has an important role to play in addressing the healthcare challenges of the region
February 19, 2014
Faculty Spotlight: Sarah McCarty, MD
As professor of clinical medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC), Dr. Sarah McCarty teaches classes that bridge the medical sciences curriculum with clinical training
January 28, 2014
Calgary Student Awarded Medical School Scholarship by American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
Mr. Alexander Kiser, of Calgary, Alberta, has been awarded the Dean’s Award of Merit Scholarship by the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC).
January 28, 2014
Virginia Student Earns Medical School Scholarship from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
The Dean’s Award of Excellence Scholarship, an award in the amount of $25,000, recognizes students who come to AUC with exceptional academic achievements and a demonstrated commitment to service.
January 27, 2014
AUC Scholarship Awards Recognize Students’ Commitment to Public Service
The American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) has awarded scholarships to two of the top incoming students in the January 2014 class.
January 17, 2014
White Coats Bestowed on Future Physicians
On Friday, January 10th, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) hosted a White Coat ceremony to recognize the new class of physicians-in-training and commemorate their journey to become physicians.
January 10, 2014
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine Dedicates New Academic Building
Just 19 months after breaking ground on the first phase of a major campus expansion project, AUC officially opened the doors on a new academic building, ushering in a new era for the institution
December 18, 2013
The Ideal Med School Match
For psychiatrists Drs. Nicholas and Lisa Batson, the journey to becoming partners in practice started at AUC.
December 6, 2013
AUC and Nassau University Medical Center Complete Medical Library Renovation
For more than five years, students from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) have been rotating through Nassau University Medical Center (NUMC) for their clinical training.
October 15, 2013
AUC Students Continue Focus on Community Service
In keeping with this tradition, AUC kicked off the 2013-14 academic year by reaffirming relationships with non-profit organizations throughout St. Maarten.
September 10, 2013
AUC Responds to Bloomberg Article
AUC welcomed the opportunity to share information about our medical program, our exciting vision for the future, and most importantly, the quality and commitment of our students. We would like to offer additional context regarding the issues discussed in the article.
August 6, 2013
AUC Welcomes New Class with White Coat Ceremony
For first-semester students, the White Coat ceremony is an important rite of passage.
August 1, 2013
AUC/USM Scholars Program Awards Scholarships to Five Sint Maarten Residents
AUC and the University of St Maarten (USM) today announced that five Sint Maarten residents are the 2013 recipients of the AUC/USM Scholars Program awards.
July 10, 2013
AUC Physicians-in-Training Post 100% First-Time Pass Rate on USMLE Step 1 for First Half of 2013
AUC is pleased to announce that all 107 physicians-in-training who took Step 1 of the USMLE between January 1, 2013 and June 30, 2013 achieved a passing score, according to institutional reporting.
June 28, 2013
AUC Clinical Students Have More Options to Finance their Education
A new loan program offers up to $75,000
June 21, 2013
A Conversation with Executive Dean Dr. Heidi Chumley
90 Days with American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine.
June 20, 2013
AUC Partners with St Maarten Organizations for Community Action Day
The most recent Community Action Day, held June 22, gathered 131 physicians-in-training, along with members of AUC’s faculty and administration, for events held throughout the island.
May 25, 2013
AUC Recognizes 2013 Graduates
The ceremony marked the culmination of tremendous efforts by the medical students to acquire the knowledge and skill required to earn a Doctorate of Medicine degree.
May 21, 2013
May 2013 Class of Future Physicians Welcomed into AUC Community
This rite of passage marks their entry into the medical profession as “physicians-in-training.”
April 18, 2013
Project HELP Provides Sint Maarten Residents Complimentary Medical Evaluations and Screenings
The first Project H.E.L.P. event was held on April 6 at the Dutch Quarter clinic of Dr. R. Sanchit and the adjacent Neighborhood Help Desk.
March 27, 2013
Dr. Heidi Chumley Appointed Executive Dean of AUC
AUC today announced Heidi Chumley, MD has been appointed executive dean and chief academic officer, effective March 21, 2013.
March 26, 2013
Students Serve Local Community Through Project HELP
A new community service program developed in part by students at the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) aims to promote good health for residents of Sint Maarten.
March 15, 2013
Congratulations to AUC Students on Match Day
AUC celebrates its students reaching a major milestone in their medical career.
November 12, 2012
Campus Development and Expansion
In affirmation of our commitment to our students and mission, AUC has embarked on an ambitious Campus Master Planning Project to expand the St. Maarten campus and improve existing facilities.
October 4, 2012
HIV Screening Committee of AUC Volunteers at HIV Testing Day
Over the years The HIV Screening Committee of AUC has worked with the St. Maarten AIDS Foundation to organize free community HIV testing days.
September 21, 2012
Recent AUC Graduate Recognized for Research by American College of Physicians
Dimitriy Golovyan, MD has been awarded the First Place prize in the poster category of the annual scientific meeting of the New York chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP).
September 12, 2012
AUC Alum Attains Dermatology Residency at the University of Ottawa
When Laura Pickett, MD ’11, discovered that there were only two dermatology residency slots allocated to international medical graduates in Canada, she felt disheartened.
August 6, 2012
AUC Students Post 96 Percent USMLE Step 1 First-Time Pass Rate to Date in 2012
AUC students have achieved a 96 percent first-time pass rate on Step 1 of the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE), between January 1, 2012 and the end of September 2012, based on reporting by students.
May 31, 2012
AUC Breaks Ground on $30M Expansion of Campus
The first phase of the campus project, budgeted at around $30 million, will include construction of two new academic buildings.
July 11, 2011
2011 AUC Annual Faculty Symposium Recap
The annual three-day affair acquaints the visiting clinical faculty with the medical science faculty and students by way of a meet-and-greet social and guest lectures among others.
June 11, 2011
Spouses Organization Assists with Transition to Sint Maarten
Before moving to St. Maarten, Cheyenne found support from AUC’s Spouses Organization.
June 10, 2011
AUC Students Assist with HIV Screenings
As part of an ongoing relationship with St. Maarten’s Aids Foundation, a group of fifth-semester AUC students recently assisted the organization with an HIV Screening in Philipsburg.
June 6, 2011
Racing Into Medical School Harley Kelley
As a professional BMX racer, Harley Kelley got to see the world. He raced in Canada, Puerto Rico, Latvia, and France, just to name a few locations, and competed in three world championships.
May 25, 2011
A Final Stop in SXM Before Beginning Life as a Surgeon
Although Heath Antoine has not yet begun his surgical residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, he is getting a head start on his new job by joining some of his peers on a humanitarian medical mission to Honduras on May 14.
May 10, 2011
Researching Residency Programs On the Web
While whittling down their choices, students often visit the program’s website to gather more information.
April 10, 2011
A Taste of Home
Growing up in rural Georgia, Benji Ho’s family would often eat vegetables they grew in their garden and fish they raised in their lake.
April 7, 2011
Students Raise Funds for Victims of Japan Quake
As visuals of the March 9th earthquake in Japan splashed across their TV’s and computers, several AUC Student Government Association members felt helpless and horrified.
April 4, 2011
Taking Notes: Students Published in Clinical Journal
AUC clinical students Ingrid Paredes and Marlon Pastrana were being taught the importance of consenting patients before surgery.
March 16, 2011
Alum Wins Neurosurgery Award for Work in Africa
Louis, now in the fourth year of a seven year neurosurgery residency at the University of Virginia Health System, knew he’d travel to Africa someday: “It’s just something that I’ve wanted to do for a long, long time.’’
March 1, 2011
Educating and Encouraging Youths of Sint Maarten
“It gives us the same motivation for being a doctor.”
February 23, 2011
AUC Grad and Wife Pen Book on Child Rearing
Ben Boswell M.D. (’10) and his wife Lisa Boswell, recently wrote their first book, Too Much Love, Too Much Discipline.
August 19, 2010
AUC Grad Awarded Prestigious Fellowship
John Lusins III, MD (‘06) has received an American Psychological Association (APA) Psychiatric Leadership Fellowship.
June 7, 2010
A Soldier Faces a New Battle: Medical School
Smith is a modest guy whose journey to medical school is somewhat circuitous.
May 21, 2010
The Traveling Doctor
His lives by this simple motto: “I gotta have a good time.’’
March 11, 2010
Q&A with Dr. Cesar Labitan – Doctor Turned Author
Dr. Labitan, MD, ABFP, FAAFP, MBA, is a 1987 graduate of AUC and a former student government president.
March 4, 2010
Providence Hospital Honored as a Top Teaching Hospital
Providence Hospital was again ranked as one of the nation’s top 15 major teaching hospitals by one of the country’s leading sources of health care information and research.
February 10, 2010
Students Make Strides in Vaccination Research
In today’s world of diversity, cultural melding and vast range of socioeconomic conditions, it is crucial for physicians to be culturally competent, understanding and appreciative of human differences.