American University of Caribbean
: American University of Caribbean School of Medicine
: AUC, AUC Medical School
: Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)
Basic Sciences Location
: St. Maarten campus
Clinical Clerkships Location: United States, England or Ireland
Medical Education Administrative Services
901 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 700
Coral Gables, FL 33134
The school year is divided into three academic semesters each calendar year, allowing students to enroll in any of the semesters without having to wait for a new academic year a common practice of international medical schools.
Basic Sciences Curriculum
The first five semesters at AUC School of Medicine focus on the study of the Basic Sciences with an introduction to clinical medicine as early as the second semester with increasing emphasis each semester.
This allows students to make a clinical application to the Basic Sciences well in advance of starting their clinical clerkships.
- Molecular and Cell Biology I
- Molecular and Cell Biology II
- Physiology I
- Immunology and Infection
- Intro to Clinical Med/Clerkships 2
- Pathology I
- Medical Microbiology
- Physiology II
- Intro to Clinical Med/Clerkships 3
- Pathology II
- Pharmacology I
- Intro to Clinical Med/Clerkships 4
- Behavioral Science I
- Intro to Clinical Med 5
- Intro to Clinical Med 6 (Subject and Comprehensive Review Exams)
- Pharmacology II
- Behavioral Science II
After completing the Basic Sciences students are required to take and pass USMLE Step 1 in-order to proceed to the Clinical Sciences.
Clinical Sciences Curriculum
Required clinical core clerkships are
- Internal Medicine 12 weeks
- Surgery 12 weeks
- Pediatrics 6 weeks
- Obstetrics and Gynecology 6 weeks
- Psychiatry 6 weeks
- You are to use your clinical electives as an opportunity to gain exposure to areas you may consider specializing in at a later point in your medical career. Of your 30 weeks of electives there must be 4 weeks of Neurology and 4 weeks of Family Practice.
Here is a listing of affiliated hospitals in the United States where you can complete your electives and clinical rotations
- Aultman Hospital Caton, OH
- Brentwood Behavioral Health Company Shreveport, LA
- Brooklyn Hospital Brooklyn, NY
- Carilion Roanoke Hospital Roanoke, VA
- Flushing Hospital Queens, NY
- Griffin Hospital Derby, CT
- Kern Medical Center Bakersfield, CA
- Lutheran Medical Center Brooklyn, NY
- Metropolitan State Hospital Norwalk, CA
- Memorial Medical Center Las Cruces, NM
- Mount Sinai Medical Center Chicago, IL
- Mount Vernon Hospital Mount Vernon, NY
- Nassau Health Care Corporation East Meadow, NY
- Providence Hospital Southfield, MI
- Rochester General Hospital Rochester, NY
- Spring Grove Hospital Center Catonsville, MD
- St. Agnes Hospital Baltimore, MD
- St. Johns Episcopal Hospital Queens, NY
- St. Marys Hospital Waterbury, CT
- Staten Island University Hospital Staten Island, NY
- Tallahassee Memorial Medical Center Tallahassee, FL
- Union Memorial Hospital Baltimore, MD
- Wyckoff Heights Medical Center Brooklyn, NY
You will need to take and pass USMLE Step 1 after completing the Basic Sciences.
After completing your core clerkships you are eligible to take USMLE Step 2 which must be passed in-order to graduate.
If you want to pursue postgraduate/residency training in the United States you will need to pass USMLE Step 2.
Tuition is assessed on a semester basis and is subject to change without prior notice (their words not mine).
- Semesters 1-4: $14,500/semester
- Semester 5: $15,700/semester
- Semesters 6-9: $16,100/semester
- Semester 9.5: $8,050
If you are an American Citizen you may be eligible for need based aid. American University of Caribbean is approved for participation in the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP).
Accreditation of American University of Caribbean
American University of Caribbean's medical school facilities and curriculum are accredited by the Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACM).
The United States Department of Education has determined the ACM accreditation standards are comparable to those set by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), which accredits medical education in the U.S.
The states of:
- New York
require review or approval before you can begin clinical clerkships. To become a licensed physician in California you must be approved by the Medical Board of California.
As such, many states defer to California on granting licensure because they do not have their own approval boards.
American University of Caribbean School of Medicine is approved by:
- Medical Board of California
- Texas Medical Board
- New York State Board for Education
- licensed by the Florida Department of Educations Commission for Independent Education.
American University of Caribbean Admissions
To be considered for admission to the American University of the Caribbean, the committee will consider many factors and relevant predictors of success as a doctor. Most importantly you must show you have the ability to successfully complete a rigorous medical school curriculum.
For admission to AUC you will need at least 90 semester credits or college level courses from an accredited institution but it is preferred you possess a baccalaureate degree.
The MCAT is required for admission and MCAT scores must not exceed five years.
In some instances an interview may be required which is at the discretion of the Admissions Committee and please note evaluation for admission is conducted on an individual basis.
- Biology One year w/lab
- General Chemistry One year w/lab
- Organic Chemistry One year w/lab. Coursework should include: aliphatic and aromatic compounds.
- General Physics One year w/lab. Coursework should include: mechanics, light, heat, sound, electricity, and nuclear radiation.
- English One year. Satisfactory written and verbal skills are necessary.
- Cellular Biology
- Developmental Biology
- Comparative Anatomy
- Social Sciences
There is no admission deadline to apply to American University of Caribbean because AUC operates on a rolling admission basis
but you are advised to apply 4 to 5 months prior to your anticipated semester of entry.