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Medical School Requirements for Admission & Application Process

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Admissions Process

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Submit your AUC application or an existing AMCASTM, AACOMASTM, TMDSAS (Texas), or OMSAS (Ontario) application. 

Complete Your Application Checklist

Certain documents are required for your application to be considered complete (note, these can be provided at a later date and after you submit your application). Complete your application by providing the required documents and transcripts.

Questions?

Submit a request for information and our admissions committee will answer any questions you may have.

How is AUC Committed to your Success?

A Supportive Learning Environment

AUC provides a supportive learning environment, enabling its medical school students to learn the foundations of medicine according to the US medical school curriculum model. AUC students benefit from a close-knit community characterized by small incoming class sizes*, attentive and accessible faculty, and the comforts of home that allow students to focus on their studies.

A Focus on Community

The diverse and close-knit community at AUC School of Medicine is there to help you learn and thrive. Our Sint Maarten campus has more than 40 clubs and organizations that allow students to connect around medical specialties, shared cultures and other interests.  

Postgraduate Support

The Office of Career Advisement (OCA) helps AUC students prepare for post-graduate training by offering advisement and support on the application process to enter residency attainment programs such as the National Resident Matching Program® (NRMPTM) and Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS). 

Strong Network of Successful MDs

As an AUC graduate, you will join our network of more than 7,500 alumni. Our alumni have gone on to become chief residents, researchers, and leaders in their field.

A Strong Focus On Social Accountability

Service learning is part of AUC’s DNA. Our goal is to graduate physicians with a lifelong commitment to community engagement and social responsibility. This is brought to life by events developed to address community priorities and to create rich learning opportunities for our students.

*Based on average incoming classes from 2022-2023 academic year at the Sint Maarten campus.

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Career Changers


While plenty of physicians have dreamed of being a doctor since childhood, many take a little longer to decide that medicine is their calling.

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Non-US Applicants


AUC welcomes applications from qualified candidates around the world. Our medical program offers an academic experience modeled after the U.S. MD curriculum.

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Transfer Students


If you are seeking to transfer to AUC School of Medicine, you should complete the form on our website.

Med School Admissions FAQS

What Are the Requirements for AUC School of Medicine?

Med School Requirements

AUC's Admissions Committee considers many factors when reviewing a med school applicant for consideration. Medical school admissions requirements include undergraduate performance and MCAT score, as well as intellectual and social maturity, critical judgment, adaptability, volunteer work, and life experiences, and graduate school performance (if applicable). 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.

 

How Does the AUC School of Medicine Admissions Process Work?

Medical School Admission Process

The medical school admission process varies from school to school. At AUC, you start by completing an application online. Once you have completed your online application, you will be assigned an admissions ambassador who will reach out for supporting documents. Learn more about the admission process, start date, and deadlines for the AUC School of Medicine.

What Is the Medical School Admission Timeline

At AUC, we have no no single medical school admission timeline because we operate 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. Admissions deadlines are four weeks before the start of each semester.

When Is the Admission Deadline for the AUC School of Medicine

The AUC Admissions team recommends starting your application as early as possible. Candidates should apply to AUC at least one month prior to their desired start time.

What GPA Do Medical Schools Require?

AUC looks at both overall GPA and science GPA. AUC’s Admissions Committee considers many factors when reviewing an applicant for consideration - GPA is only one of them. Depending on the circumstances, a student with a lower GPA may be accepted, especially if the student excels in other aspects of the medical school application evaluation. 

What Courses Are Required for Med School?

Prerequisite programs' course requirements may vary from institution to institution; however, they typically include the following:

  • Biochemistry (one semester)  
  • Biology (two semesters with a lab)  
  • English (two semesters)  
  • General chemistry (two semesters with a lab)  
  • Math (two semesters)  
  • Organic chemistry (two semesters with lab)  
  • Physics (two semesters with a lab)  
  • Psychology and Statistics are sometimes required

At AUC, a bachelor’s degree with a strong science background is preferred. AUC’s course requirements** are as follows:

  • Two semesters (8 credit hours) including labs for each of the following:
    • General biology
    • General chemistry
    • Organic chemistry or biochemistry
  • One semester of:
    • General physics, calculus, or statistics

**Substitutions and/or exceptions for med school prerequisites are made on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the Admissions Dean and Faculty Admissions Committee.

Do Medical Schools Require Calculus?

Yes, or a similar alternative. Most medical schools, including AUC, require a generous exposure to mathematics and/or general physics. At AUC, substitutions and/or exceptions for med school prerequisites are made on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the admissions committee and the chair of the admissions committee. Math can sometimes be critical in the medical profession — think of pharmacokinetics or measuring blood flow, cardiac output, or tumor growth, for example. For specific AUC admissions requirements, please visit our admissions page here.

Can You Go to Med School Without Premed Courses?

No. Undergraduate students can major in whatever they like, but they must take the necessary courses that fulfill prerequisite requirements. Medical schools need to determine a student’s ability to succeed in the biological and physical sciences courses. 

What Do I Need to Get into Medical School?

The basics for students to get into medical school include:

  • Taking prerequisite classes
  • Taking the MCAT
  • Letters of recommendation
  • CV or resume
  • Personal statement
  • University transcripts

AUC reserves the right to change our medical school admissions requirements, application procedures, and admissions policies at any time, without prior notice.

*AUC's medical school facilities and curriculum are accredited through 2027 by the Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM), which is the accreditor used by the country of St. Maarten.

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