AUA's MD Program provides cutting-edge facilities, practical labs, and one of the most prominent curriculum out of the Caribbean medical schools.
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MD PROGRAM

AUA's MD program provides students with an education that enables them to become world-class physicians. Cutting-edge facilities, distinguished faculty, and excellent clinical experiences prepare graduates to practice medicine throughout the United States and Canada.

ACCREDITATIONS

Accreditations, approvals, and recognitions are extremely important. AUA is 1 of only 3 Caribbean medical schools that has the necessary accreditations that allow our graduates to obtain licensure throughout the United States and Canada.

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BASIC SCIENCES

Your medical education will begin on the beautiful Caribbean island of Antigua, where you’ll be taught by some of the most experienced, highly specialized faculty in their respective fields. AUA's U.S.-modeled curriculum emphasizes hands-on experience that begins from day one.

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CAMPUS FACILITIES

Still think ocean views and pristine beaches are the best part of studying at a Caribbean medical school? Take a closer look at our state-of-the-art facilities and our high-tech laboratory suite. Start with a video of our simulation lab.

GLOBAL MD PROGRAM

The foundation of this new program, which AUA offers in collaboration with Florida International University (FIU), is an innovative curriculum that prepares tomorrow’s doctors for a medical landscape that includes diverse groups of patients, and requires physicians to be well versed in the social determinants of health. Lectures, research opportunities, field trips, and intensive seminars on global health topics supplement the Basic Sciences curriculum. This, in addition to clinical rotations at FIU-affiliated clinical sites in Florida and opportunities to complete international elective rotations, enable Global MD graduates to communicate and practice medicine across cultures in an increasingly borderless world. Learn more, apply, and make history with AUA.

GRADUATE CLINICAL CORE ROTATION CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Basic Sciences in the Caribbean, Clinical Sciences in the Sunshine State
Complete all your core rotations in one convenient location. This program allows AUA students to rotate at FIU-affiliated clinical sites in Florida, and is an opportunity to enhance residency applications. In 2016, 95 percent of AUA students who enrolled in this program matched to residencies.

Clinical Sciences

AUA is a Caribbean medical school with a strong Stateside presence. After building a strong foundation in Basic Sciences, students have the opportunity to interact with patients and hospital administrators at clinical sites throughout the United States and Canada.

96% of AUA Students pass the USMLE Step 1 on their first try.

THE PROOF IS IN THE PERCENTAGE

Before students are eligible to continue to clinical rotations they have to pass the USMLE Step 1. FYI, most U.S. medical schools have a 96% first-time pass rate. AUA? 96%. That’s right, 96%* of our students at this Caribbean medical school pass the USMLE Step 1 on their first try.

*As of 2015

AUA Caribbean Med School has clinical affiliations with top hospitals throughout the United States, Canada, and India.

Clinical Sites

AUA has more than 35 hospital affiliates throughout the United States.

Clinical rotations give AUA's medical students the opportunity to learn and gain experience.

Ready to Make Rounds?

What are clinical rotations and why are they necessary?

Videos of AUA Caribbean medical schools students in their clinical rotations and describing their typical day.

Day in the Life

Follow clinical students on a typical day as they make rounds at teaching hospitals.

Many of AUA's graduates earn residency placements in some of the most competitive and prestigious programs.
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RESIDENCY

The strength of AUA’s program is evidenced by the success of our graduates, many of whom have earned prestigious residency positions at some of the most competitive programs throughout the United States and Canada.

PRIMARY CARE

Did you know that by 2025, the United States will face a shortage of 90,000 physicians? Primary care patients will suffer the most. The adverse effects of this shortage are already apparent. Look around and you will see that this problem must be addressed now to ensure patients receive the care they desperately need.

Physician Shortage

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This is why many AUA graduates become Primary Care Physicians.

SPECIALTY FIELDS

AUA graduates have also secured residencies in some of the most competitive specialty programs throughout the country. Want to find out what specialty makes the most sense for you?

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Residency Map

More than 1200 AUA graduates have earned residency placements throughout the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Want to see what programs they’re in? Explore our residency map and find out.

Ready to take the next step?

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Attend an American University of Antigua webinar

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Get the info you need to make an informed decision about your medical education.

Read our various blog posts from students, updates on alumni, other useful articles, and more.

Read Our Blog

We’ve got tons of posts on a variety of topics. Get the inside scoop on all things AUA.

AUA's reasonable tuition and financial aid opportunities make this Caribbean medical school a great choice.
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FINANCIAL AID

AUA’s participation in the U.S. Federal Direct Loan Program provides options to finance your medical education.

TUITION

It should not cost an arm and a leg to learn how to fix one. At AUA, we keep our standards high and our tuition low. See for yourself.

The Numbers

Cost Per Year (USD)

Savings!

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SCHOLARSHIPS

AUA is proud to provide its students with numerous scholarships. To be exact, seventeen different categories. Check out this list.

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APPLY NOW

Medical school is tough. This part is easy. If you’re not ready to apply, then read a blog post, speak with an advisor, register for a webinar, or attend a seminar. Whatever your questions, we are here to help you make an informed decision.

QUESTIONS?

Wondering if medical school is right for you? Not sure if you can afford it? Think you need to know your specialty before applying? Read one of our articles to find out just how ready you are.

Find out if you are the ideal candidate for AUA Caribbean medical school.

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So you think you’re ready for medical school? Let’s find out!

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It's a Match!

Learn more about choosing the medical specialty that’s best for you.

Webinars and Seminars provide a great opportunity for you to personally ask your questions to AUA admissions counselors, students, and alumni.

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Research is Fundamental

Attending medical school is a long-term commitment. Before making such a big decision and choosing which school to apply to, you need to do your research. We’ve done the work for you. Just pick a topic. From studying at a Caribbean medical school to diversity in the medical field, we’ve got it covered.