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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
This is why many AUA graduates become Primary Care Physicians.
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?
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.
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.
Cost Per Year (USD)
Here's what you can buy with savings like that
A trip around the world.
Send 500 girls in East Africa to secondary school.
Immunize 3,040 children against the 6 leading pediatric diseases.
1/2 a yacht.
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.
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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Our students present research at conferences across the United States. Our alumni become an integral part of their community. Our faculty and administration continue to shape a growing university whose profile as a standout Caribbean medical school just keeps getting bigger. New opportunities. New milestones. New facilities. New faces. There’s always something exciting happening at AUA.