Get acquainted with AUC and Sint Maarten
Welcome to American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine! The next few months of medical school are going to be an enriching, rewarding, and a truly unique experience. As an AUC student, you are now part of a tight-knit community that is supportive, inclusive, and motivated to find success in medical school and beyond.
AUC has organized several Welcome Week activities to acquaint you to the university and “the friendly island” of Sint Maarten. Your Orientation Advisors, who are upperclassmen at AUC, will take you on a tour of the campus and surrounding neighborhood and will show you where to shop for everything you need in order to have a successful semester.
Airport Shuttle: We will be providing complimentary shuttle service to the AUC campus. After landing at Sint Maarten’s Princess Juliana Airport, look for a member of our AUC welcome team in the baggage claim area. They will escort you to the AUC shuttle service.
University ID badge pickup: Wednesday, April 29 through Sunday, May 3, 2020 (8:00 am - 4:00 pm)
On-campus housing check-in: Thursday, April 30 and Friday, May 1, 2020
Bus tour of the island (optional): TBD
Registration: Sunday, May 3 through Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Orientation (Semester 1 Students): Saturday May 2 and Sunday, May 3, 2020
White Coat Ceremony: Monday, May 4, 2020
Classes begin: Tuesday, May 5, 2020
- Last Day for Late Registration and Check-in on Campus: Friday, May 8, 2020
Please use this guide to help prepare for your travels and enjoy the beauty of Sint Maarten once you land. AUC’s teams are here to answer any questions you may have.
OFFICE OF STUDENT AFFAIRS
Dr. Scott Rinker, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
[email protected] | 721-545-2298 ext. 404-127-1
It is our pleasure to welcome you to American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) for the May 2020 semester. Your first week at AUC is all about exploring our campus and facilities, getting to know your peers, and preparing for your courses.
AUC School of Medicine has partnered with Ambassador Education Solutions to provide you with the most effective methods for purchasing and timely delivery of your medical student apparel, equipment, and school supplies to campus. This new partnership is part of our commitment to providing excellent student services to enable you to succeed.
AUC students can visit our online bookstore at http://bookstore.aucmed.edu. This user-friendly resource will enable you to view your own list of registered courses and select materials required for purchase. You will receive email confirmations at the point of purchase, once your order has shipped, and upon delivery. Should you need to return any of your materials, the online bookstore offers a convenient web-based return service.
Questions about accessing or ordering from the AUC online bookstore should be submitted via https://bookstore.aucmed.edu/help/contactus.cfm or by contacting the Office of the Registrar.
Office of the Registrar
Rodney C. Bowen Jr., University Registrar,
[email protected], | 305-569-8859
The White Coat Ceremony is a time-honored event that marks the official entrance of matriculating AUC students into medical school and the medical profession. In the presence of family and friends, students receive their first white coat—a symbol of bestowed trust to carry on the tradition of doctoring.
Monday, Monday, May 4, 2020
5:30 pm AST
Main Auditorium (Building 2)
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
1 University Drive at Jordan Road
Cupecoy, Sint Maarten
Directly following the ceremony, students and their guests are invited to attend a reception. Shuttle transportation will be provided to and from the university.
Dr. Douglas Sborov is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies, Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He was born and raised in Minnesota, completed his undergraduate education with a Bachelor of Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, later completed medical school through American University of the Caribbean, and spent 3 years in Salt Lake City for his internal medicine residency. After 4 years in Columbus, OH, completing hematology, oncology, and bone marrow transplantation fellowships, he and his family were drawn back to the beauty of the Wasatch Front, and he joined the Division of Hematology to continue his career as a clinical trialist focused on the treatment of patients with hematologic malignancies. Dr. Sborov is the Clinical Director of the Multiple Myeloma Program, an active member of the Huntsman Cancer Institute Experimental Therapeutics Program, Physician Leader of the Multiple Myeloma/Bone Marrow Transplant arm of the HCI Clinical Trials Office (CTO), and an active member of the HCI Protocol Review and Monitoring Committee.
Dr. Sborov is focused on the investigation of novel targeted and immunologic therapies for patients with multiple myeloma, with an emphasis on the development of early phase clinical trials for the treatment of patients with relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM). He has published his research in high-impact and relevant journals including Clinical Cancer Research and Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics. Additionally, he has presented his research at prestigious national and international conferences including the annual America Society of Hematology meeting, the International Myeloma Society International Myeloma Workshop, and the Summit on Lymphoid Malignancies & Multiple Myeloma. Currently, he is the Principal Investigator of 10 different phase 1 – 3 clinical trials, including two investigator-initiated phase 1 trials for patients with multiple myeloma. And lastly, he has built the Huntsman Cancer Institute Multiple Myeloma Program clinical trial portfolio to include investigation of numerous exciting novel therapeutic constructs including immunotherapy approaches including B-cell maturation antigen (BCMA) directed antibody-drug conjugate (ADC), CAR-T cells, and bispecific T-cell engager (BiTE).
“AUC provided me the incredible opportunity to live out my dream of being a physician. The friendships and lessons learned during my time on the island are irreplaceable and provided me a strong foundation for a career in malignant hematology.” - Dr. Douglas Sborov
There's nothing quite like sightseeing by bus on the beautiful island of Sint Maarten. Take a seat and get ready to surround yourself with the sights and sounds of French and Dutch St. Maarten. The tour offers a great introduction to all the best landmarks and attractions, courtesy of AUC.