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AUC Medical School Admissions
Thank you for your interest in AUC! Our admissions team is eager to assist you as you embark on your journey to become a physician. Our goal is to provide you with all of the information and guidance you need to explore AUC as a medical school option and make the best decision to suit your career and life objectives.
Review our admissions requirements.
We enroll three new classes each year in September, January, and May, and accept applications year-round. Though the program length is the same for all three start dates, keep in mind that selecting one start date over another may be beneficial to you. Get more details below.
- Students are on a similar trajectory, in terms of timing, to that of students attending US or Canadian medical schools
- The September class is generally the largest, making it better for class ranking
- You'll have the entire summer to prepare for medical school
- Small class size
- You'll have more flexibility and time to prepare for the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE) Step 2 CK and CS exams, as well as schedule electives
- You'll have a completed residency application, in hand, for the next National Resident Matching Program® residency cycle
- Schedule and attend residency interviews without academic responsibilities
- A completed residency application to apply with when the NRMP opens in early September
- Students who fail a class can still make the Match in four years
- Be practice-ready months earlier than students starting in the traditional September fall start.
- Smaller class sizes, meaning you can get more individual attention and close-up experiences with our expert faculty.
What You'll Need to Apply
You will need to complete or submit the following items to be admitted to AUC:
- Completed application: Complete the online application to AUC. There is no fee to submit the application.
- Personal statement: Provide a personal statement no longer than 750 words concerning your medical career expectations. AMCAS (American Medical College Application Service) personal statements will also be accepted.
- History: Chronological listing of educational, employment, and volunteer experience dating back to high school.
- Official transcripts: Official transcripts must be sent to AUC, directly from the college registrar in an official sealed envelope. For foreign schools, 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. Please note that all foreign transcripts must be evaluated by a credentialing service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). A listing of credentialing members can be found at www.naces.org.
- Official MCAT report: MCAT scores are required for medical school admission to AUC and must be taken within the last 5 years. Applicants must request the MCAT scores be sent directly from the testing agency to AUC’s Administrative Office. The code for AUC is 907.
- Two Letters of Recommendation: At least one should be an academic reference (ie, a recommendation from an instructor who taught you in an academic setting)
- If your school uses a Pre-Medical Committee Advisory Letter, that will satisfy the requirement of an academic reference.
- Exceptions can be made on a case-by-case basis if you are unable to provide an academic letter. If the exception is approved, a second professional letter of recommendation may be used instead of the academic letter.
- All letters must be signed, on letterhead, and should be submitted directly to the AUC Admissions Department by the referee via mail, email, or Interfolio.
We recommend that AUC applicants send in required items as they become available. For example, prospective applicants do not need to have received his or her MCAT score to start the application process. Also, please note that all documents sent to AUC become the property of AUC.
If you're interested in transferring to AUC from another medical school, please complete this form.
Sending Supporting Documentation to AUC
All supporting documentation for the application should be mailed to:
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
880 SW 145th Avenue, Suite 202
Pembroke Pines, FL 33027
AUC's team of admissions advisors is available to assist you and respond to any admissions process questions and concerns quickly and efficiently. Please feel free to email us or contact an admissions advisor by phone at 305-446-0600.
AUC requires all applicants to consent to a background check as part of the admissions process. Background checks are needed to protect the safety and well-being of patients, to ascertain the ability of medical school applicants to participate in clinical clerkship and eventually become licensed physicians, as well as to verify the information you provide on your application. Applicants should note that any misstatement or omission made during the application process may result in withdrawal of acceptance or dismissal after discovery by the University.
Those who are neither U.S. citizens nor lawful permanent residents of the United States must obtain a B-1 Nonimmigrant Visa from a U.S. Embassy or Consulate prior to entering the U.S. to sit for their USMLE Step 1 examination and to complete their clinical training in years 3 and 4. American University of the Caribbean will provide documents in support of a B-1 Visa application. It is our strong recommendation that students apply for the Visa in the country of which they are a citizen. American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine is not responsible for obtaining B-1 Visas for students, and does not guarantee that every student who applies for a B-1 Visa will be granted one. It is the student’s responsibility to plan accordingly and to consult with an immigration attorney if necessary.