Recognition & Affiliation in Florida

 License Icon Licensed for the Commission for Independent Education of the FL Department of Education
Under the provisions of Chapter 1005 of the state statutes, and Chapter 6E of the administrative code, the Commission for Independent Education of the Department of Education licenses AUA College of Medicine to offer clinical clerkship instruction in the state. Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 325 W. Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400, toll-free 888-224-6684.
 Feeder Schools Icon Top Feeder Schools
AUA students come from some of the state’s most prestigious universities. Here is a partial list of where AUA students have matriculated from:
  • Florida International University
  • Florida State University
  • University of Florida
  • University of Miami
  • University of South Florida
 Clinical Affiliates Icon Clinical Affiliates
Check with your clinical coordinator for more clinical rotation opportunities in Florida!

  • Larkin Community Hospital, South Miami, FL
  • Florida International University, Miami, FL
  • University of Miami, Miami, FL
 Landmark Agreement Icon Landmark Agreement with Florida International University
Qualified American University of Antigua (AUA) College of Medicine students can complete all of their core clinical rotations at clinical sites affiliated with Florida International University – Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (FIU HWCOM) with FIU HWCOM faculty. This is an excellent and unique opportunity for qualified AUA students to augment their academic and clinical experience. Students are able to:

  • participate in rotations with and be evaluated by FIU HWCOM faculty
  • access FIU academic and recreational facilities
  • be exposed to top national and international faculty and guest speakers

Students who complete the Clinical Clerkship Certificate program will receive a:

  • FIU certificate program transcript sponsored by HWCOM
  • Certificate of Completion, which indicates that they have completed their rotations at sites that have been approved by FIU HWCOM, a U.S. medical school*

*Students participating in the FIU program are AUA students and, upon graduation, will receive an MD degree from AUA.

 Residencies Icon Residencies
AUA alumni have matched in residencies throughout FL. Here are some teaching hospitals alumni have matched in:
  • FAU
  • Florida Hospital – Orlando
  • Oak Hill Hospital
  • Ocala Regional Medical Center
  • UF
  • USF
 Alumni Spotlight Icon Alumni Spotlight: Ehsan Esmaeili, MD (Class of 2007)
Dr. Esmaeili is a Hand and Microvascular Surgeon at the South Florida Hand and Orthopaedic Center in Boca Raton, FL and board certified in general surgery by the American College of Surgeons. He was a Hand and Microvascular Surgery Fellow at the University of Connecticut and the Chief General Surgery Resident at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System in South Carolina. Watch Dr. Esmaeili’s Day in the Life video with his wife and fellow AUA alumnus Dr. Ally Bagenholm (Class of 2007).
 admissions representatives calendar icon AUA has admissions representatives attend major college fairs and hosts information seminars in the Spring and Fall every year. Check this space to find one near you!
 Admissions Directors Icon Meet Your Admissions Directors
Florida Admissions Director - Brianna GalmicheBrianna Galmiche

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 917-940-4007