Need to Know

Important dates, deadlines, and clinical resources

Major Improvements to AUC's Virtual Library

In early January, AUC launched a new online library. The comprehensive site allows students to search for articles, access journal databases, view AUC’s catalogue, and find our numerous e-resources (e.g., UptoDate, Access Medicine, Med-U, and USMLE-Easy).

The online library is a significant benefit and provides instant access for clinical students who previously relied on email to request and receive journal articles. For those on campus, the site has online room booking and weekly schedules and hours. With this important project complete, students can now go to one centralized place to access all of their AUC resources! 

Step 2 CS Testing and Reporting Dates

Students planning to participate in the 2018 National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) cycle are encouraged to register for the USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) exam if you have not already done so. Testing and reporting schedules are as follows:

Step 2 CS Reporting Schedule (2017)
Testing Period Reporting Period
For examinees who test Reporting start date Reporting end date
Jan 1 – 28 Mar 8 Mar 29
Jan 29 – Mar 26 Apr 26 May 24
Mar 27 – May 20* Jun 28 Jul 26
May 21 – Jul 15 Aug 16 Sep 13
Jul 16 – Sep 9 Oct 11 Nov 8
Sep 10 – Nov 4 Dec 13 Jan 10 (2018)
Nov 5 – Dec 31 Jan 31 (2018) Feb 21 (2018)

Popular demand for Becker CS Assessment (CSA), a complementary CS practice exam for AUC students,  has resulted in slots have been filled through June, 2017. Becker will be releasing dates for the CSA for the 2017 – 2018 academic calendar (beginning in July, 2017) soon.    

Residency Match Timeline

March 13-17
(Match Week)
NRMP notifies applicants to let them know IF they matched. Unfilled program list is released. Unmatched applicants may begin applying to unfilled programs at 12 noon Eastern Time.
SOAP offer rounds begin at 12 noon Eastern Time

NRMP Match results are released. SOAP concludes at 5 pm Eastern Time

Hospitals begin sending appointments to matched applicants
May 31 ERAS application closes, ending current ERAS season
July 1 Residency begins

Graduation Dates

The next graduation dates are April 28, 2017 and May 12, 2017.
AUC’s 2017 Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort in St. Maarten. Graduates attending in this year’s ceremony must also participate in a mandatory pre-ceremony meeting on Friday, May 26, 2017. Gowns, tams, tassels and ceremony tickets will be distributed during that meeting. A full schedule for graduation is available here.
As we’ve done in the past, AUC will split the ceremony into two sessions: morning and afternoon. Those who RSVPed should look for an assignment via email in March. The window to RSVP closed earlier this month.