Need to Know

Important dates, deadlines, and clinical resources

Upcoming Graduation Dates

The next graduation dates are December 16, 2016 and February 24, 2017.

Details for our 2017 Commencement Ceremony are now available online. Graduates from August 2016 to June 2017 are invited to participate in the ceremony, which will be held on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort in St. Maarten.
For details and to RSVP, visit  

Reserve Your Clinical Skills Assessment Spot

Are you preparing for the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE) Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) exam? Don’t forget that as an AUC student, you have complimentary access to Becker Professional Education’s Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA) program. This in-person workshop helps students prepare for Step 2 CS through standardized patient encounters, communication skills, focused history, and patient notes.
CSA is currently offered in Chicago, Detroit, Miramar, New York, and Washington, DC. If you are close to completing all of your graduation requirements and have not yet taken and passed the USMLE Step 2 CS, you can register for a date and location at Upcoming sessions include:

November 4 Washington, DC January 27 New York, NY
November 5 Miramar, FL February 14 New York, NY
November 10 New York, NY February 15 New York, NY
November 16 New York NY February 17 Washington, DC
Chicago, IL
November 19 Chicago, IL February 18 Detroit, MI
December 3 Detroit, MI February 25 Miramar, FL
December 5 Washington, DC March 2 New York, NY
December 6 New York, NY March 4 Miramar, FL
December 16 Chicago, IL March 5 Miramar, FL
December 17 Miramar, FL March 10 Chicago, IL
January 4 Chicago, IL March 11 Detroit, MI
January 9 Washington, DC March 17 Chicago, IL
January 21 Detroit, MI April 5 New York, NY
January 26 New York, NY April 8 Detroit, MI
Miramar, FL


2017 Residency Match Information

Students applying for residency are reminded of important dates and deadlines. For more information on residency match events, visit the National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP) website.

November 30 NRMP Early Registration Deadline for applications
December 31 Deadline for taking USMLE Step 2 CK and CS in order to participate in Main Match
January 15 Rank Order Entry List opens at 12 noon Eastern Time
January 31 Program quota change, withdrawal, and SOAP participation deadline at 11:59 p.m. ET
February 22 Rank Order List Deadline: ROLs must be certified by 9:00 p.m. ET
     - Applicant late registration/Match withdrawal deadline by 9:00 p.m. ET
March 17 Match Day!

In September, NRMP published Charting Outcome for the Match for International Medical Graduates, a report documenting international medical graduates’ (IMG) performance in the 2016 Main Residency Match®.  All students are encouraged to read the report, which details the number of IMGs selected for each specialty and other measures that characterized success (e.g., USMLE Step scores, research, work, and volunteer experiences, graduates degrees, etc.).
And for a deeper look at AUC graduates’ residency performance, read our newly released 2016 Residency Report. The report breaks down our 2016 residency attainment rate (86.4%) and includes a full list of the specialties and programs where AUC graduates earned PGY-1 and PGY-2 positions.

UK Orientation and Campus Sign-up

Save the date! AUC’s UK Clinical Dean, Dr. Steve Ash, UK Coordinator, Ms. Helen Black, and Senior Clinical Education Advisor, Ms. Omayra Lambert, will be on campus December 8-9, 2016 to talk about clinical opportunities in the United Kingdom. Fifth semester students who are interested in scheduling UK rotations will be able to pre-register during the orientation. 

Medical Sciences Campus Orientation

The next Medical Sciences Orientation will be held on January 9, 2017 at AUC’s St. Maarten campus. Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Sciences, Dr. Julie Taylor, will be on hand to discuss the clinical curriculum for all incoming medical students. Details will be forthcoming.

Clinical Site News

  • U.S. Clinical Dean Dr. Robert Hecht and members of AUC’s Student Services team will be at Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield, CA on Thursday, November 10, 2016 for an annual site visit. Students rotating through Kern will have the opportunity to meet with our team members to discuss your experience thus far.  

  • A free shuttle service is now available for students rotating at Ealing Hospital in London, UK. The shuttle runs between the program’s three affiliated sites—Ealing Hospital, Northwick Park Hospital, and Central Middlesex Hospital—and is available from 7:25am to 6:40pm. A full timetable is available here but students can also track the shuttle in real time using an AMS Mobile Tracking app (download instructions here).  

  • Earlier this month, Providence Hospital held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate new clinical opportunities for students at their Novi, MI campus. AUC’s Dr. Robert Hecht and Renita Revere, Manager of Clinical Student Services, were on hand to commemorate the special occasion with leaders from the Hospital and from various clerkship programs.

“It was a wonderful celebration of the new campus and a very warm welcome for the students from the Novi community.”
          –Dr. Robert Hecht, Associate Clinical Dean for the United States


Goodbye and Welcome

  • AUC welcomes Jeffrey Anderson as Senior Regional Coordinator for the Northeast. In his role, Mr. Anderson provides direct support to students rotating throughout the northeast region. He may be contacted via email at

  • Congratulations to Yvette Ramirez who was recently promoted to Hospital Coordinator. As Hospital Coordinator, Mrs. Ramirez will be providing support to clinical students rotating throughout the United States.  

  • After three years of service, AUC says goodbye to Ashley Glenn, Clinical Education Advisor. We thank Mrs. Glenn for her hard work and dedication to students and wish her best in her future endeavors.