A checklist for completing your medical education at AUC

AUC confers degrees to graduating students seven times a year during the months of August, October, December, February, April, May and June. However, a commencement ceremony is held for the students and their families on the island of St. Maarten only once a year during the month of May. Students eligible to attend the commencement ceremony are those who have graduated during the August, October and December graduations of the previous year, along with students graduating in February, April, May and June of the current year.

Graduation Requirements

  • Successful completion of all courses in the Medical Sciences curriculum.
  • A passing score on the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) Step 1.*
  • A passing score on the USMLE Step 2 CS & CK (effective only for students matriculating in May 2006 or thereafter).*
  • Successful completion of the required clinical clerkships, consisting of core and elective clerkships for a total of 72 weeks, as dictated by the Clinical Science curriculum.
Cores Weeks Electives Weeks
Medicine 12 Electives 30
Surgery 12    
Pediatrics 6    
Psychiatry 6    
OB/GYN 6    
  • A passing score on all five (5) National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) administered web-based core subject exams for core clerkships: Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Psychiatry and OB/GYN.
  • Submission of Case Logs [PDF] for both core and elective clerkships (students are expected to keep diligent records regarding patients seen on a daily basis).
  • Submission of Form 173 [PDF] from ECFMG and AUC Authorization to Release Form [PDF], which are releases that allow AUC to request your USMLE transcript from ECFMG.
  • If you received financial aid while attending AUC, you are required to complete the Financial Aid Online Exit Counseling Session. This form must be completed no earlier than 90 days from your graduation date. For example, if you are graduating on April 4th, the earliest you can complete the form is on January 4th. Any questions regarding the financial aid online exit counseling session should be referred to the Financial Aid Office at
  • Payment of all fees and charges owed to AUC. Any questions regarding your financial standing should be referred to Loida Cabrera in Student accounts at
  • Completion of a Graduation Application [PDF]

PLEASE NOTE: Degrees will be mailed to the graduate once the graduate is academically and financially cleared. Without exception, all above requirements must be met and all clerkship evaluations, case logs hospital surveys and required forms must have been received. Degrees are mailed to all graduates regardless of ceremony participation.

*Students must submit all USMLE scores, pass or fail, along with their Performance Profile section (both sides) for all exam results to the Office of the Registrar via e-mail