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.

Academic Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree: All applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited university.
  • MCAT. Please note that AUC will not consider MCAT scores that are more than five years old.
  • Undergraduate performance: AUC looks at both overall GPA and prerequisite GPA.
Medical School Prerequisites
  • Biology: 1 year, including laboratory work. Prospective students will benefit by taking courses in genetics, cellular biology, developmental biology, and comparative anatomy.
  • General Chemistry: 1 year, including laboratory work
  • Organic Chemistry: 1 year, including laboratory work. Coursework should include both aliphatic and aromatic compounds.
  • General Physics: 1 year, including laboratory work. General introductory coursework should include mechanics, heat, light, sound, electricity, and nuclear radiation.

Supporting Documents

You'll need to submit the following supporting documents along with your application:

  • A personal statement, no longer than 750 words. AMCAS personal statements are accepted.
    • 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.
  • 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 chronological history of your educational, employment, and volunteer experience dating back to high school
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended
  • Official MCAT report

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.

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