A Leading Caribbean Medical School

The mission of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) is to train tomorrow’s physicians, whose service to their communities and their patients is enhanced by international learning experiences, a diverse learning community, and an emphasis on social accountability and engagement.

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Reasons to Consider AUC

At AUC, we believe that the complex healthcare landscape of tomorrow will require a different type of doctor — one who is globally minded and capable of working as part of a cohesive team to deliver empathetic, extraordinary care to a diverse patient population. 

Residency Success

AUC celebrated a record number of residency placements in 2019, with 349 AUC graduates matching into positions in 40 states and 18 disciplines. Last year, in 2018, AUC's first-time residency attainment rate was 90% for PGY-1 eligible graduates. View our 2018 residency report for more information.

Unique Medical School Culture

Our medical school offers a collaborative learning environment that features a multitude of student organizations, small class sizes, international training opportunities, and a team-based learning culture.


AUC’s medical education program and facilities are accredited by the Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine. 

Three Start Dates

AUC operates under a rolling admissions policy. This means we offer three start dates—September, January, and May. This gives you the freedom to start medical school when it's right for you.

Financial Aid

Students may be eligible for financial aid via the U.S. Federal Direct Loan Program, and will have an opportunity to work one-on-one with our student finance office to review their medical school eligibility and discuss scholarship opportunities.

USMLE Success

Residency directors look closely at a medical school student’s performance on USMLE exams when making a residency decision.

USMLE Step 1: In 2017, 96 percent of AUC students passed Step 1 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) on the first attempt. AUC students’ five-year cumulative first-time pass rate for the USMLE Step 1 exam is 94 percent.

USMLE Step 2 CK: In 2017, 86.8 percent of AUC students passed USMLE Step 2 CK on the first attempt. AUC students' five-year cumulative first-time pass rate for the USMLE Step 2 CK exam is 87.9%.

USMLE Step 2 CS: In 2017, 85.1 percent of AUC students passed USMLE Step 2 CS on the first attempt. AUC students' five-year cumulative first-time pass rate for the USMLE Step 2 CS exam is 85.1%.

Leadership and Faculty

Our expert faculty hold MD and/or PhD degrees. AUC's instructors were primarily trained in the United States or United Kingdom.

International Hospital Affiliations

AUC students can complete clinical rotations at nearly 20 affiliated teaching hospitals in the United States and 7 affiliated hospitals in the United Kingdom. Medical school students interested in additional international exposure can complete global health electives in the Dominican Republic, Russia, Uganda, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe.

Dedicated Admissions Team

Collegial, hands-on admissions team dedicated to guiding you through the application process.

Technologically Advanced Campus

Technologically advanced campus featuring a fully equipped anatomy lab, simulation center, applied research laboratory, and other learning tools geared toward integrating medical school classroom study with practical applications of medicine.

Community and Service Learning Opportunities

Service learning opportunities and the chance to work with citizens of Sint Maarten at community events and other public health improvement initiatives—acts that raise students' cultural awareness and prepare them to serve diverse patient populations.