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AUC School of Medicine Admissions Information
Medical School Admissions Process
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
AUC's Admissions Committee considers many factors when reviewing an applicant for consideration. These 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).
Evaluation for admission is conducted on an individual basis. We encourage all applicants to speak with a member of our admissions team to discuss their opportunity to attend AUC, including the competitiveness of their MCAT scores, GPA and other requirements.
All applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited university.
Medical Admissions Tests
- Citizens or Permanent Residents of the US: MCAT
- Non-US Citizens or Permanent Residents: MCAT, UCAT, NEET, or GAMSAT
- India Citizens: Recommended to take NEET to practice in India. The NEET exam must be taken in English.
- Please note that AUC will not consider MCAT scores or UCAT scores that are more than five years old.
AUC looks at both overall GPA and science GPA.
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)
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
Medical School Prerequisites
- Biology: 1 year (8 credit hours), including laboratory
- General Chemistry: 1 year (8 credit hours), including laboratory
- Organic Chemistry: 1 year (8 credit hours), including laboratory. Biochemistry can be used to substitute for organic chemistry.
- General Physics: 1 semester (4 credit hours), including laboratory. Statistics or Calculus can be substituted for Physics.
A personal statement, no longer than 750 words. AMCAS personal statements are accepted.
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.
- A pre-medical advisory committee letter (if applicable) meets the admissions requirement in lieu of the one academic and one professional letters.
- Two academic letters can be submitted if a professional letter cannot be obtained.
- Two professional letters can be submitted on a case by case basis for consideration with an exception request if an academic letter cannot be obtained.
A chronological history of your educational, employment, and volunteer experience dating back to high school.
- This requirement can be met with a CV or resume
Official transcripts from all schools attended. 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 Medical Admissions Test Report
- Citizens or Permanent Residents of the US: MCAT
- Non-US Citizens or Permanent Residents: MCAT or UCAT or NEET or GAMSAT
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
For questions about transfer eligibility, please complete this form.
AUC reserves the right to change admissions requirements, application procedures, and admissions policies at any time, without prior notice.
*AUC's medical school facilities and curriculum are accredited through 2021 by the Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM), which is the accreditor used by the country of St. Maarten.
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.