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Medicine is your calling.

Launch your medical career with AUA.

American University of Antigua College of Medicine (AUA) is an innovative medical school dedicated to providing a learner-centric education of the highest quality, granting opportunities to underrepresented minorities, fostering a diverse academic community, and ensuring that its graduates develop the skills and attitudes of lifelong learning, compassion, and professionalism. We also provide students who would otherwise be unable to receive a medical education with the opportunity to become successful physicians.

accreditations

AUA graduates are eligible to practice medicine in all 50 U.S. States, Canada, the United Kingdom, India, and worldwide.

Our programs. Your future.

MD program

AUA College of Medicine maintains high expectations and emphasizes innovation with a highly-individualized and interactive MD program.

AUA’s MD program provides students with an education that enables them to become competent and caring physicians. Cutting-edge facilities, distinguished faculty, and excellent clinical experiences prepare our graduates to practice medicine throughout the United States and Canada. Enjoy a video tour here!

Florida International University Collaboration

With FIU's Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

AUA offers two unique programs conducted in collaboration with its one-of-a-kind partnership with Florida International University (FIU): the Global Health Track and the Graduate Clinical Core Rotation Certificate Program. Find out how these programs can help enhance your medical education (and future career). Watch a video on the FIU-AUA collaboration here!

Residency

American University of Antigua graduates have obtained residencies at prestigious teaching hospitals throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Our alumni have distinguished themselves by becoming chief residents, earning significant awards, and obtaining competitive fellowships. Find out more about our residency placements.

Distinguished faculty

AUA College of Medicine’s faculty goes beyond the syllabus and the classroom to create an environment of academic excellence.

Experience life-changing outcomes.

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Jasmine Marcelin MD

Class of 2010
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Residency: Mayo Clinic

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Ehsan Esmaeili MD

Class of 2007
Specialty: Surgery
Residency: UConn

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Jessica Thomas MD

Class of 2016
Specialty: Emergency Medicine
Residency: Brookdale Hospital

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Radbeh Torabi MD

Class of 2014
Specialty: Plastic Surgery
Residency: Louisiana State

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Brenda Mai MD

Class of 2017
Specialty:Pathology
Residency: University of Texas

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Katherine Pelts MD

Class of 2017
Specialty: Pediatrics
Residency: Richmond University

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Vincent Gallo MD

Class of 2009
Specialty: Radiology
Residency: SUNY Downstate

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Bilal Khan MD

Class of 2011
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Residency: Jersey Shore Uni.

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Tani Malhotra MD

Class of 2013
Specialty: OB/GYN
Residency: WellSpan Health

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Alexander Austin MD

Class of 2011
Specialty: Family Medicine
Residency: Cook County

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Jasmine Marcelin MD

Program Director
University of Nebraska

Why I Chose AUA:

“I chose the American University of Antigua because I felt I could trust their leadership. Going into my undergraduate studies, it was difficult to find an advisor that cared about my goal to becoming a Physician. Dr. Peter Bell and President Neal Simon took the time to sit down and personally speak to me about their program. It was clear to me from then on that the faculty cultivated at AUA truly supported their students and provided the care they need to succeed. I am truly thankful for AUA for allowing me to pursue my dream.”

Ehsan Esmaeili MD

Hand Surgery Specialist
Boca Raton Hospital

My Experience at AUA:

“As a Caribbean graduate, I was always told by others that surgery was not an option when I was going through AUA, but with hard work and the guidance of the faculty and staff, it was proven not true. I appreciate AUA for giving me the opportunity to become a hand surgeon. I recommend and strongly suggest for any potential students out there to give AUA a consideration for your future.”

Jessica Thomas MD

Clinical Instructor
USC Medical Center

Why I Chose AUA:

“I have always wanted to be a physician from day one. AUA saw that drive and they took a chance on me. The opportunity that they gave me was once in a life time and I am so grateful for it. I also really appreciated was AUA has done with their Physician Diversity grants and minority programs. It was important to me to be at a school that wanted to diversify medicine, and help underserved communities.”

Radbeh Torabi MD

Plastic Surgery Fellow
Mass General Hospital

Why I Chose AUA:

“I chose AUA because they saw me as more than just a test score. They cared about my passion to pursue a career in medicine and become a thoughtful and caring physician. We started very early on with patient interaction. Talking to patients, doing examinations, and interacting with them were all things books couldn’t teach me that really prepared me for success in my residency.”

Brenda Mai MD

PGY-2
University of Texas

My Experience at AUA:

Graduating from UC Davis at 19 years old, Dr. Brenda Mai began applying to different medical schools in California but unfortunately wasn’t accepted into any. Unfortunately, her age was a concern as she would be 19 years old and schools felt she would be below the curb and lack the maturity to attend medical school. AUA accepted her based on her motivation and enthusiasm to be a doctor, as it was clear she wanted to be a physician but didn’t quite meet U.S. requirements to get into those programs. Dr. Mai is currently in the clinical pathology program in the University of Texas in Houston.

Katherine Pelts MD

Pediatrician Doctor
Comprehensive Pediatrics

Why I Chose AUA:

“I chose AUA for my medical education because it was a place that gave people an opportunity to accomplish their educational goals. We had classes with great professors/doctors who were passionate about teaching us the basic information required for us to be able to to advance into clinical practice. The educators were approachable and were willing to spend extra time explaining information at time of need for further clarification. As we transitioned to clinical medicine back in the United States, there was a vast variety of clinical sites that we were able to do our clinical rotations in. The administration was helpful in scheduling the rotations and would always try to accommodate our preferences for the rotations. I am grateful to AUA for teaching me what I needed in order to be a practicing pediatrician today.”

Vincent Gallo MD

Vascular Radiologist
Staten Island University

Why I Chose AUA:

“I chose to attend the American University of Antigua College of Medicine as it allowed me the best opportunity to become a physician. I was intrigued by the curriculum that mirrored an American medical school but was within the setting of a beautiful Caribbean Island. I was capable of coming back home to New York to perform my clinical rotations which eventually gave me the opportunity to match into a New York City based residency program.”

Bilal Khan MD

Critical Care Physician
Bayonne Medical Center

Why I Chose AUA:

“I was confident going into AUA because of their leadership. It was clear to me from the beginning that the staff and administration were pioneers and leaders in medical education. They showed a great deal of commitment by investing in constructing a brand new state of the art campus while I was there. Although the new campus opened shortly after I left the island, it was encouraging to watch its construction. It let us know that AUA was committed to investing back into its students, and here to stay for years to come.”

Tani Malhotra MD

Clinical Fellow
MetroHealth Medical Center

Why I Chose AUA:

“AUA was the most feasible option for me as it allowed me to be in a family friendly culture that I was familiar with. The coursework I did at AUA prepared me really well for my clinical rotations in the United States. In fact, I felt like I came into my residency much more prepared than most of my peers. They made sure we stayed on top on everything we needed to know.”

Alexander Austin MD

Family Physician
Intercoastal Medical

My Experience at AUA:

“In high school, I participated in a program that involved shadowing doctors, and I wanted something with that full scope, that full knowledge, where I’m doing everything or at least have exposure to everything and AUA had exactly that. At AUA, I had the opportunity to study with a dynamic group of students and professors from around the world.”

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