AUC UK DEGREE PROGRAM

American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) has partnered with the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) to offer two distinct points of entry to enable non-US citizen students to earn an AUC medical degree, with at least part of their education in the United Kingdom (UK).

PROGRAM DETAILS
  • Students complete AUC's standard medical sciences curriculum, Semesters 1-5, through the delivery of a Post Graduate Diploma in International Medical Sciences from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in Preston, UK 
  • Students must then take and pass USMLE Step 1. 
  • Students complete clinical clerkship rotations in the wide network of AUC-affiliated  teaching hospitals.

4-YEAR GRADUATE ENTRY MEDICAL DEGREE FACTSHEET AND VIEWBOOKS

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

The four-year medical degree track is open to candidates with a first degree, minimum Bachelor’s or equivalent, in any discipline (science-focused study preferable but not mandatory), from an accredited university.

Medical School Prerequisites

  • Biology: 1 year (8 credit hours)
  • General Chemistry: 1 year (8 credit hours)
  • Organic Chemistry†: 1 year (8 credit hours)
  • General Physics*: 1 semester (4 credit hours)

All course include laboratory
* Statistics or Calculus can be substituted for Physics.
† Biochemistry can be used to substitute for Organic Chemistry.

Medical Admissions Test

  • Non-US Citizens or Permanent Residents: MCAT, UCAT, NEET/UG, or GAMSAT.
  • India Citizens: Recommended to take NEET/UG exam to practice in India. The NEET/UG exam must be taken in English.

Please note that AUC will not consider MCAT, UCAT, and NEET scores that are more than five years old. For the GAMSAT, only scores that are less than two years old will be considered.

English Requirement

Required for non-native English speakers, or applicants who graduated from institutions in which the education is not delivered in English, or as requested by the Admissions Committee if deemed necessary to assess success at AUC.

One of two exams may be taken:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): AUC will consider ESL applicants who achieve a 6.5 or greater on the IELTS; however, we recommend a score of 7.0 or above. 
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): For ESL applicants completing the TOEFL, AUC will consider applicants achieving a score of 78 or higher; however, we recommend a score of 85 or above.

Supporting Documents

  • Personal Statement: A personal statement, no longer than 750 words.
  • Letters of Recommendation: A minimum of one letter from an individual academic professor who taught you (science preferred, but not required), and one professional letter. Two academic letters can be submitted if a professional letter cannot be obtained.

Educational/Employment History: CV or Resume

A chronological history of your educational, employment, and volunteer experience.

Transcripts

Official transcripts from all schools attended. Notarized copies of the original transcripts may be directed to AUC when official transcripts are not readily available. However, official transcripts must follow the notarized copies prior to matriculation.

Application documents can be sent to:

American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
Department of Admissions
880 SW 145th Avenue, Suite 202
Pembroke Pines, FL 33027

Transfer Students

For questions about transfer eligibility, please visit www.aucmed.edu/admissions/transfer-students.

Contact Information

Jennifer Stovall
Director of International Admissions
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
Direct Phone: +1 734.476.0695
Email: AUCInternational@aucmed.edu
880 SW 145th Avenue, Suite 202
Pembroke Pines, FL 33027


PROGRAM DETAILS
  • Students complete UCLan's two-year BSc (Hons) Medical Sciences. This program includes content from AUC medical sciences Semesters 1.
  • Students then have two options: (A) Remain in the UK to complete AUC's medical sciences curriculum (Semesters 2-5) through the delivery of a Post Graduate Diploma in International Medical Sciences from UCLan, or (B) Move to Sint Maarten to complete AUC's medical sciences curriculum (Semesters 2-5). 
  • Students must take and pass USMLE Step 1 to proceed to the clinical sciences portion of the program.
  • Students complete clinical clerkship rotations in the wide network of AUC-affiliated  teaching hospitals.
ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

Students seeking entry into the accelerated 6-year medical degree track must meet requirements for UCLan’s BSc (Hons). 

Prerequisites to enter the UCLan BSc (Hons) program

  • BBB preferably from two science subjects and a third academic subject at A2
  • BTEC: Science DDM
  • GCSEs: 5 at Level 6 and above including English and Maths

For more information about UCLan’s admissions and entry requirements visit https://www.uclan.ac.uk/international-students. Click on the “Find your country” link for country-specific information.

Requirements to begin the AUC medical sciences curriculum

UCLan BSc (Hons) degree

All students seeking admission to AUC’s medical degree program via this track must fulfill all requirements to earn the BSc (Hons) degree from UCLan.

Medical Admissions Test

  • Non-US Citizens or Permanent Residents: MCAT, UCAT, NEET/UG, or GAMSAT.
  • India Citizens: Recommended to take NEET/UG exam to practice in India. The NEET/UG exam must be taken in English.

Please note that AUC will not consider MCAT, UCAT, and NEET scores that are more than five years old. For the GAMSAT, only scores that are less than two years old will be considered.

Supporting Documents

  • AUC Medical School application (this can be completed online)
  • Personal statement, no longer than 750 words
  • Educational/Employment history (CV/resume) detailing chronological history of your educational, employment, and volunteer experience dating back to secondary education

​​​​​​​Interview

Candidates to begin the AUC medical sciences curriculum must be interviewed by a member of the AUC admissions team.