Need to Know

Upcoming deadlines and important clinical resources

UK Orientation and Sign-Up at St. Maarten Campus (Tentative)

AUC’s UK Clinical Dean, Dr. Stephen Ash, and the UK Coordinator, Helen Black, will be on campus Thursday, July 28 to talk about tracked clinical rotation opportunities in the UK and to sign-up interested 5th semester students. This date is tentative and subject to change – look for further updates and notifications via Angel.   
 
UK Symposium: Chichester, England

The annual UK Symposium will be held September 2-3, 2016 in Chichester, England. This Symposium is designed to provide educational opportunities and showcase research and achievements of clinical students rotating in the UK and their faculty.
 
Clinical Skills Assessment

The Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA) is provided to better prepare students for the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE) Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) exam. This complementary practice assessment is provided through Becker Professional Education at sites in the US (Chicago, Miramar, Detroit, and New York). 

Students who are close to completing all of the graduation requirements and have not yet taken and passed the USMLE Step 2 CS can register for a location at www.becker.com/AUCMed.

Clinical Skills Assessment Dates Location Capacity
7/25/2016 New York, NY 12
8/3/2016 New York, NY 12
8/13/2016 Miramar, FL 12
8/19/2016 New York, NY 12
9/1/2016 Chicago, IL 24
10/8/2016 Detroit, MI 12
10/15/2016 Miramar, FL 12
10/15/2016 Chicago, IL 24
10/20/2016 New York, NY 12
11/4/2016 Washington, DC 12
11/5/2016 Miramar, FL 12
11/10/2016 New York, NY 12
11/14/2016 New York, NY 12
11/16/2016 New York, NY 12
11/19/2016 Chicago, IL 24
12/3/2016 Detroit, MI 12
12/5/2016 Washington, DC 24
12/6/2016 New York, NY 12
12/8/2016 New York, NY 12
12/16/2016 Chicago, IL 24
12/17/2016 Miramar, FL 12

Please note that these dates are subject to change based on enrollment size. Students are allowed only one opportunity to sit for the CSA. If you have attempted the CSA previously, you will not be eligible to register again.

Updated Information and Practice Materials for the Step 2 CK Examination 

Updated information and practice materials for the USMLE Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) examination have been posted to the USMLE website at www.usmle.org. They include:

USMLE Resources for AUC Students

Student Research Scholarship Stipends

AUC subsidizes registration and travel costs up to $1,000 per student per conference for students who present original clinical research at a recognized professional meeting – regional, national, or international. For more information, please contact the Associate Dean of Clinical Student Affairs, Dr. Kimberly Kirkland, at kkirkland@aucmed.edu

Physician Match Advisors

If you are a 4th-year student preparing for the National Resident Matching Program®, also known as “the MATCH,” we highly encourage you to speak with a Physician Match Advisor (PMA). All of AUC’s PMAs hold MD degrees and can give you individualized recommendations with the end goal of enhancing your chances of successfully obtaining a desired residency position in the MATCHTM.

Students can schedule a one-hour meeting either by phone or in-person (M-F | 9AM - 6PM) with a PMA to discuss the below. Simple submit an online request form on our student services webpage. 

  • MATCH strategy
  • Academic performance in medical school and how it relates to specific specialties
  • Personal Statement and CV
  • Residency interview
  • Backup specialty
2016 Residency Match Information

  • August 12: Deadline to take USMLE Step 2 CK to have score report on Sept. 14
  • August 15: AUC Deadline for submitting Transcript requests
  • August 30: AUC Deadline for submitting MSPE Letter requests
  • September 15: Use the MyERAS website to transmit your MyERAS application, supporting documents, and Personal Statement(s) to residency programs. Programs may begin downloading applications
  • September 15: Register for the MATCHTM on the NRMP website and begin applying to programs
  • October 1: MSPE Letters are released to programs
  • November 30: NRMP Early Registration Deadline for applications
  • December 31: Deadline for taking USMLE Step 2 CK and CS and in order to participate in the the MATCHTM
Remaining Graduation Dates for 2016

  • August 19, 2016
  • October 28, 2016
  • December 16, 2016

Welcome and Goodbye

In May, Joelise Tillman-Josey joined the Office of Student and Professional Development (OSPD) and will be advising students on the residency application process, timelines and strategy. She has worked in the higher education field for 8 years, working as an Academic Advisor and Student Mentor for the University of Phoenix and as an Academic Advisor at Florida Atlantic University. Joelise has an Associate of Science Degree in Broadcasting, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Healthcare Administration, and a Master of Arts Degree in Education/Curriculum and Instruction. What she enjoys most about working as an advisor is the combination of working with people and with processes and procedures. She looks forward to adding to the amazing culture that AUC has and working closely with her colleagues in OSPD to continually make a difference in students’ lives.

Renita Revere, who previously served as a Professional Development Advisor in the OSPD, was recently promoted to Manager of the Office of Clinical Student Affairs (OCSA) where she manages the team of Clinical Education Advisors. Mrs. Revere has more than six years of experience in higher education and has been with AUC for two years. 

Patricia Scolavino, who previously served as an Executive Assistant, was recently promoted to Accreditation and Professional Regulations Specialist. In her new role, Mrs. Scolavino will work with AUC’s Director of Accreditation & Professional Relations to ensure ongoing regulatory compliance.  

After two years of service with AUC, we say goodbye to Jennifer Frasier.  Ms. Frasier joined the Office of the Registrar team in June 2014 as Associate Registrar and played a pivotal role in the creation of the Office of the Registrar and its evolution to date. She was a vital part of policy and procedure change led by the Office of the Registrar and continued to develop as an invaluable colleague throughout AUC. She will be missed as she has left an indelible mark on AUC.  We wish her all the best in her future endeavors.