A Leading Caribbean Medical School
The mission of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) is to provide an excellent medical education to qualified students of diverse backgrounds. This is to be accomplished within an atmosphere of academic integrity and scholarship, which fosters the highest standards in professional ethics and competence.
Read on to discover why AUC's Doctor of Medicine program might be right for you.
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.
84.4% first-time residency attainment rate for 2017 (PGY-1 eligible graduates). View our 2017 residency report.
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.
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 eligibility and discuss scholarship opportunities.
Over the past five years, students’ cumulative first-time pass rate on the USMLE Step 1 exam is 94 percent; on the USMLE Step 2 CK exam is 88.3 percent; and on the USMLE Step 2 CS exam is 86.5 percent. Program directors look closely at a student’s performance on USMLE exams when making a residency decision.
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 our 21 affiliated hospitals in the United States and 7 affiliated hospitals in the United Kingdom. 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 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.