AUC Medical School Admissions Requirements

Academic requirements, prerequisite courses, and other factors


Qualifying for Medical School

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.

Bachelor's Degree

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, UKCAT, 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 scores that are more than five years old.
  • The Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM)* has granted AUC provisional approval for its proposed admissions criteria revisions. This provisional approval authorizes AUC to implement the new criteria; however, final approval is pending review by the ACCM Board in November 2018.  If the ACCM does not grant formal approval, AUC will process completed applications with the NEET, but will refrain from processing further applications until ACCM approval is attained.  
Undergraduate Performance 

AUC looks at both overall GPA and science GPA.

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.
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)
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

Supporting Documents

Personal Statement

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.
Educational/Employment History

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
Transcripts

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 UKCAT 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

Transfer Students

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.