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Why Apply for May?

Smaller class sizes, more flexibility and time to prepare for USMLE exams, and more time to schedule electives are just a few of the benefits.

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Faculty Friday Spotlight: Dr. Ravindra Beedimani

Ravindra Beedimani, MBBS, MD, has been a part of AUC’s faculty on and off for nearly a decade. After starting as Associate Professor of Pharmacology in 2007, he was asked to chair the department and serve as course director from 2011-2013. After a 5-year teaching position with Kamineni Academy of Medical Sciences and Research Center in India, rejoined AUC’s faculty in September 2018 as Professor of Pharmacology. His teaching interests include clinical pharmacokinetics, endocrine pharmacology, cancer chemotherapy, and antimicrobial agents.

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Faculty Friday Spotlight: Dr. Margaret Colden

Dr. Colden earned her PhD in Pharmacology at the University of Texas Medical Branch and completed postdoctoral training at Baylor College of Medicine and the Armed Forces Radiobiology Institute, where she also served as a Research Physiologist. Dr. Colden taught at Morehouse School of Medicine for many years before joining the AUC faculty in 2012 as Professor of Physiology and Course Director/Instructor in the Physiology I course. Through her research, she has made significant contributions to understanding the role of ion channels in macrophage and endothelial cell function during adhesion events.

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Faculty Friday Spotlight: Dr. Naira Chobanyan

Dr. Chobanyan received her MD with highest honors designation from Yerevan State Medical University in Armenia, her PhD in Oncology from Moscow Medical Academy, and her Doctor of Medical Sciences from All-Union Cancer Research Center from the Academy of Medical Sciences in Moscow. She has more than 20 years of practice experience in surgical oncology, medical oncology, diagnostic and internal medicine in Europe. As a professor of clinical medicine at AUC, Dr. Chobanyan develops students’ clinical skills through ICM small group teaching classes. She also established and now directs the university’s Clinical Medicine Fellowship program, which connects AUC graduates with clinical research and teaching projects in Sint Maarten. Their work has included novel studies on breast abnormalities and type 2 diabetes in Caribbean populations.

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St. Maarten and Beyond: 6 Nearby Islands to Visit

Living on St. Maarten means you're just a short ferry or plane ride away from several other islands -- many of which are top vacation destinations for their natural beauty, renowned diving and hiking opportunities, and other attractions.

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Getting Involved in Student Government at AUC

From interacting with university leaders to being part of the decision-making process at AUC, there are many reasons to join the Student Government Association (SGA). In this guest blog, student ambassador Trey Kennedy discusses his experience as a class representative and why he encourages others to get involved.

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Faculty Friday Spotlight: Dr. Cecil Cone

Dr. Cone graduated from the medical school at Howard University and taught for many years at Meharry Medical College in Nashville before joining the AUC faculty in 2015. Dr. Cone is the Semester Lead for the third semester. He is Chair Emeritus of Pathology, teaches Pathology I and II, and is the course coordinator for both courses. He also serves as vice chair of the Curriculum Committee, is a member of AUC’s Scholarship Committee, and is the faculty advisor for AUC’s chapter of the American Medical Student Association.

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How To Get Into Medical School

Applying to medical school? Get a leg up during your winter break by following this advice from our admissions team at AUC.

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Faculty Friday Spotlight: Dr. Athena Andreadis

After graduating from AUC in 2007 and spending several years as a Hospitalist, Dr. Andreadis returned to her alma mater where she has been teaching all five semesters of Introduction to Clinical Medicine