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: Friday, December 27 - Sunday, December 29 and Thursday, January 2 - Sunday, January 5 (8:00 am - 4:00 pm)
On-campus housing check-in: Thursday, January 2 and Friday, January 3, 2020
Bus tour of the island (optional): Saturday, January 4, 2020
Registration: Sunday, January 5, 2020
Orientation: Saturday, January 4 and Sunday, January 5, 2020
White Coat Ceremony: Monday, January 6, 2020
Classes begin: Tuesday, January 7, 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 January 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.
Download this Orientation Guide to help you navigate that process and settle into life as an AUC student.
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, January 6, 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. Kinning (class of 2012) is a board certified Vascular Surgeon at Michigan Vascular Center (Flint, MI), the oldest and largest group of vascular surgeons in private practice. She is involved in both resident and fellow education and is a member of the teaching staff at three area hospitals. She is involved in clinical research and is an investigator for the CREST-2 and BEST-CLI trials
Dr. Kinning is one of only four graduates to ever match into an integrated vascular surgery residency. She did her training at TriHealth Good Samaritan in Cincinnati, Ohio and completed her residency in 2018. During her residency, she presented research at the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, the American Venous Forum, and the Vascular Interventional Advances (VIVA) Conference.
As a 3rd year medical student at AUC, she won the the 2012 Allastair Karmody Poster Competition at the Society of Clinical Vascular Surgery 40th Annual Symposium. She went on to have the accompanying manuscript published in the Journal of Vascular Surgery.
Inspired by her father, who is also a Vascular Surgeon (and now one of her partners), she was motivated to pursue vascular surgery from a young age and fortunate enough to have the opportunity to do so at AUC.
“Not only did AUC give me the opportunity to pursue my M.D. and set me on the path towards a successful career as a vascular surgeon, but my life is richer for the friends I made there and the experiences I had in St. Maarten.”
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.
AUC Security Booth (located at the entrance of AUC School of Medicine Campus)
Saturday, January 4th at 9:00 am