THE AUC ADVANTAGE
SMALL CLASS SIZES
1:1 DEDICATED SUPPORT
ACCM ACCREDITED PROGRAM
Faculty and staff cultivate a collaborative learning environment with small class sizes, global training opportunities, and an emphasis on community engagement. The rigors of the curriculum are balanced by a culture of support and steadfast preparation for academic success. Our recent graduates’ residency attainment rate of 92 percent^ speaks to the quality of our medical education program and its recognition by residency program directors.
^First-time eligible residency attainment rate for 2019-2020 grads
*For those who apply and qualify
1:1 Dedicated Support
The foundation of our educational model is built on a collaborative learning environment with small incoming class sizes and access to expert faculty. Our expert faculty hold MD, PhD and/or equivalent degrees.
Clinical Rotations & Global Experiences
Complete Clinical Rotations in the US or UK AUC’s affiliated teaching hospitals. Plus, gain valuable clinical experience via our global electives. Complete rotations in six international locations: Dominican Republic, India, Thailand, Uganda, Vietnam and Zimbabwe and gain exposure to different healthcare settings and systems, and diverse patient populations.
AUC grads obtain residency positions in a variety of postgraduate training programs throughout the United States and Canada. AUC’s 2022-23 graduating class achieved a 97% first-time eligible residency attainment rate in 24 different specialties*. Learn more about AUC's Residency success.
*Percent of students attaining a 2023-24 residency position out of all graduates or expected graduates in 2022-23 who were active applicants in the 2023 NRMP match or who attained a residency position outside the NRMP match
Med School Admissions FAQS
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Premed 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.
Yes, or a similar alternative. Most medical schools, including AUC, require a generous exposure to mathematics in addition to general physics. 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. .
No. Undergraduate students can major in whatever they like, but they must take the necessary courses that fulfill premed requirements. Medical schools need to determine a student’s ability to succeed in the biological and physical sciences courses.
The basics for students to get into medical school include:
- Taking premed 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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“I had gotten into several medical schools but when I went down to St. Maarten for a campus visit, I felt like I belonged there.”
“You hear about medical school being overly competitive, but I had the complete opposite experience at AUC. All the students came together to help each other succeed. I think that is very important, especially in the field of medicine. You want your colleagues to champion each other and work as a team in the hospital. And when I interviewed at Riverside, I got that amazing sense of community that I felt throughout my time at AUC.”
“Going to AUC was one of the best decisions I’ve made. One reason why I chose AUC was the small class sizes. It is a great environment with easy access to professors who are very knowledgeable about their field. I always felt comfortable going to office hours with questions, and a lot of my professors have stayed in touch even years later, just to check-in and see how things are going.”