New York State Board of Regents Grants Long-Term Clerkships for AUC Students

March 4, 2016

The New York State Board of Regents has approved American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) for long-term clinical clerkships throughout the state. The authorization enables AUC to continue placing capable medical students in New York clinical settings through 2022.

“Clinical opportunities are a formidable part of students’ medical education. The State Board of Regents’ decision upholds AUC’s tradition of offering students with challenging and prestigious clerkships in one of the country’s most culturally diverse states,” said Heidi Chumley, MD, AUC executive dean and chief academic officer. “We are pleased with the Board’s decision and proud to provide students with quality educational opportunities.”

The New York State Board of Regents supervises all educational activities within the state and presides over the State Department of Education (SED). Advised by a Committee on Long-Term Clinical Clerkships, the Board oversees applications by international medical schools to place students in clinical rotations at New York hospitals.

The approval by the SED ensures that third and fourth year AUC students are able to participate in clinical rotations in New York.