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AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO TRADITIONAL MEDICAL EDUCATION

American University of Antigua (AUA) College of Medicine was established with the U.S. medical educational model in mind. AUA’s innovative curriculum is similar to that of U.S. medical schools; it prepares students to become successful, compassionate physicians by providing them with early hands-on clinical training and opportunities to hone their professional skills. It involves two important components: Basic Sciences and Clinical Sciences.

Basic Sciences courses are taught at AUA’s high-tech campus in Antigua. Courses follow a two-semester schedule. AUA’s distinguished faculty is available to mentor students on the foundations of medicine. Students are provided with hands-on, pre-clinical training at the on-campus Simulation Center and at Mount St. John’s Medical Centre, one of the most modern hospitals in the Caribbean. This early exposure to clinical situations allows students to excel in their rotations during their clinical years.

Clinical Sciences courses are taught at AUA-affiliated teaching hospitals throughout the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and India. Here students apply the knowledge they learned during Basic Sciences to real life situations. Students participate in a set of core rotations and choose their electives from a diverse selection of rotations, which are designed to mold students into well-rounded physicians.