AUA Medical School Blog

The inside scoop about getting into and thriving in medical school. Tips include how to optimize your application, study hacks, how to stay happy and healthy as a medical student, and much more! Some highlights from our blog series: 9 Smart Foods to Boost Your Brain Power, 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Medical School, 7 Proven Ways to Fight Procrastination, 15 Reasons to Love AUA, Enhance Your MD: Why You Should Enroll in Urbana’s Healthcare MBA, What to Expect from a Caribbean Medical School Workload, A Primer on the Med School Interview, and The Diversity Gap in Medicine and how the MCAT shaped it.

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5 Best Ways to Research a Caribbean Medical School (Straight from the Source)

There are lots of ways to research a Caribbean medical school. Message boards, online reviews, a friend of a friend of a friend, etc. However, you’re bound to find a good amount of misinformation out there. Here are some ways you can get a better representation of the medical schools you’re applying to:

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AUA Graduate Secures Prestigious Molecular Pathology Fellowship

Dr. James Saller (Class of 2010) recently secured a Molecular Pathology fellowship at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL, which offers one of the most prestigious pathology programs in the United States. Find out how he did it and what he’s learned on his journey from Caribbean medical school student to resident to fellow. 


6 Advantages to Living in Antigua

When you attend AUA, you get to attend one of the top Caribbean medical schools and  live in one of the top Caribbean vacation destinations. It’s not only filled with modern conveniences (and accessible transportation), but there’s also a lot you can do to unwind after classes. Here are just a few things that make Antigua… Read More…

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Message from the Dean: Tips for Success in Medical School

By Robert Mallin MD – Executive Dean. I started medical school a long time ago-1977, to be exact.  Much has changed, but much is the same. I had finished my undergraduate degree in December of 1976, so in order to be prepared for my entry into medical school, I took some graduate courses that spring…. Read More…


3 Reasons Your MCAT Score Doesn’t Matter

The MCAT may be the deciding factor for most U.S. medical schools, but does it really factor into your success as a medical student and a physician? Short answer: no. Long answer: you’ll have to read our blog to find out!

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5 Realistic Resolutions for Caribbean Medical Students

New Year’s resolutions are tricky. It’s good to start the upcoming year with some goals in mind, but by the time January rolls around, you’ve either made too many resolutions or made unrealistic ones. Here are some resolutions that are perfect for Caribbean medical students.

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5 Ways to Obliterate Exam Anxiety

It’s finals time again. You’ve done all of your studying, but how can you be certain you’ll remember everything come test day? That pressure could be compounded if your final is the only exam in your course. Here’s some advice that can help you stay cool, calm, and collected on test day.

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4 Ways to Decrease Holiday Stress

The holiday season can be a pretty stressful time of year. With family commitments, buying gifts, and carrying a couple of extra pounds from indulging in holiday treats, things can feel a bit overwhelming. Here are some ways you can manage stress and beat the holiday blues.


4 Ways to Eat Healthy During the Holidays

Whether it’s Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chanukah, New Year’s, or whatever feast you attend between now and January 1, there will be indulgence. Here are some tips to keep you from gaining 10 pounds (but you can probably expect to gain at least five) during the holiday season.