American University of Antigua Signs Landmark Clinical Clerkship Agreement with Florida International University

October 15, 2013

American University of Antigua (AUA) College of Medicine, member of the Manipal Global Education Group with campuses throughout Asia, has entered into an affiliation agreement with Florida International University in Miami, FL.

The agreement allows qualified AUA students to enroll in the FIU Core Clinical Clerkship Certificate Program. AUA students who successfully complete their core clinical rotations at FIU’s affiliated teaching site will receive a FIU transcript and a FIU Certificate of Completion.

“This groundbreaking affiliation between FIU and AUA was made possible because of both institutions commitment to foster global medical education,” said AUA Co-Founder and President Neal Simon. “Florida International University has been a leader in international education and by establishing a clinical clerkship certificate program for AUA students has taken a leadership position in international medical education, while also providing an opportunity for medical students of all nations, who study medicine at AUA, to complete their core clinical rotations.”

“The Core Clinical Clerkship Certificate program at FIU will provide an augmented academic and clinical experience for AUA students,” said AUA Vice President of Global Medical Education & Executive Dean, Clinical Sciences Dr. Peter Bell. “The addition of a transcript and certificate from FIU will further improve the resumes of our students.”

“We hope that this partnership will help enhance our clinical network and collaboration with our international affiliates of the American University of Antigua and Manipal University,” said Dr. Fernando Valverde, chief operating officer, FIU Health Care Network.

About American University of Antigua

AUA was founded in 2004 to address the coming physician shortage and to break down barriers that have prevented underrepresented minorities from obtaining a medical education. AUA is recognized by the Medical Board of California, approved by the New York State Education Department, and has provisional accreditation from the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions.

About FIU

Florida International University is recognized by the Carnegie Foundation as a community engaged university. Its colleges and schools http://main.fiu.edu/academics/colleges-schools/index.html offer more than 180 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral http://main.fiu.edu/academics/degree-programs/index.html programs in fields such as engineering, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU is Worlds Ahead in its local and global engagement, finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. It has 160,000 alumni and enrolls 50,000 students on two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU is a member of the Sun Belt Conference http://www.fiusports.com and has 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit http://www.fiu.edu.