MEDICAL SCHOOL REQUIREMENTS

AUC's Admissions Committee considers many factors when reviewing an applicant for acceptance to medical school. Our MD program is open to qualified candidates who have completed undergraduate requirements for medical school. They must possess a first degree, minimum Bachelor’s or equivalent, in any discipline (science-focused study preferable but not mandatory), from an accredited university. 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 medical school requirements.

WHAT ARE THE PREREQUISITES FOR MEDICAL SCHOOL?

A bachelor’s degree with a strong science background is an AUC prerequisite. Students must have two semesters (eight credit hours, including laboratory) each of college biology and general chemistry. Applicants must also have two semesters of organic chemistry or biochemistry and one semester of either general physics, calculus, or statistics.

MEDICAL ADMISSIONS TEST

  • U.S. citizens/permanent residents will need to take the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT)*.
  • Non-U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents: MCAT, UCAT, NEET/UG, or GAMSAT. 

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. 


GET INSTANT FEEDBACK ON YOUR POTENTIAL AUC CANDIDACY.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE MEDICAL SCHOOL REQUIREMENT

Part of the med school requirements 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 School of Medicine. One of two exams may be taken: 

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): AUC School of Medicine recommends scores equivalent to 6.0 in all areas. 
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): AUC School of Medicine recommends an overall score of 75 

EDUCATIONAL AND EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Med school requirements include a chronological history of your educational, employment, and volunteer experience dating back to high school. 

  • CV or Resume

MEDICAL SCHOOL REQUIREMENTS - SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

Medical school requirements include a personal statement and letters of recommendation. Below are the details of the supporting documents to fulfill our medical school admission requirements.  

  • Personal Statement of 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. 

TRANSCRIPTS

Medical school requirements include official transcripts from all schools attended. Notarized copies of the original transcripts may be directed to AUC School of Medicine 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

 

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, Florida 33027, USA 

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS FAQS

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR MEDICAL SCHOOL Admission?

A bachelor’s degree with a strong science background is a med school prerequisite. U.S. and Canadian citizens/ permanent residents will need to take the Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®). Students beyond the United States and Canada may also take the MCAT, but similar tests from other countries may replace the MCAT. Students from the United Kingdom may substitute the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT). Students from India may substitute the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), and Australian students may substitute the Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT).

Applicants must also submit a personal statement and letters of recommendation. Official transcripts from every post-secondary institution (college-level or higher) where you have attempted course work are also required. If you took college courses during high school, your high school transcript should also be included. Students must also document their work experience in a resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV). 

Classes are taught in English at AUC, so non-native English speakers must demonstrate their English proficiency by scoring 6.0 (competent user) or better on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or 75 or better (high-Intermediate) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

What classes are required for medical school?  

A bachelor’s degree with a strong science background is an AUC prerequisite. Students must have two semesters (8 credit hours, including laboratory) each of college biology and general chemistry. Applicants must also have two semesters of organic chemistry or biochemistry and one semester of general physics. Many students wonder, is calculus required for medical school? The answer is no, but one semester of calculus (or statistics) may be substituted for general physics. 

 

WHAT GPA IS REQUIRED FOR MEDICAL SCHOOL?

AUC’s Medical School Admissions Committee takes note of an applicant’s prerequisite and overall grade point average (GPA), but AUC does not have a minimum GPA requirement. The admissions committee considers many other factors, including an applicant’s intellectual and social maturity, critical judgment, adaptability, and life experience. AUC calls this a holistic approach to admissions—a process that looks at an applicant as a whole person rather than simply a GPA or an exam score.

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.

NON-US
APPLICANTS

AUC welcomes applications from qualified candidates around the world. Our internationally recognized medical program offers a rigorous academic experience modeled after the US medical school curriculum. 

TRANSFER
STUDENTS

If you are seeking to transfer to AUC medical school, you should complete the form on our website.