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Recognition & Affiliation in Florida

 License Icon Licensed by 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. For additional information regarding this institution, contact 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 schools from which AUA students have matriculated:

  • Broward College
  • Florida International University
  • Florida State University
  • University of Florida
  • University of Miami
  • University of South Florida
 Clinical Affiliates Icon Clinical Affiliates
  • Larkin Community Hospital, South Miami, FL
  • Florida International University, Miami, FL
  • University of Miami, Miami, FL
  • Wellington Retreat, Lantana, FL

Check with your clinical coordinator for more clinical rotation opportunities in Florida!

 Landmark Agreement Icon Landmark Agreement with Florida International University
Qualified American University of Antigua (AUA) College of Medicine students can complete all 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 in this program can do the following:

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

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

  • An FIU certificate program transcript sponsored by HWCOM
  • A certificate of completion indicating 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, they will receive an MD degree from AUA.

 Residencies Icon Residencies

AUA alumni have matched in residencies throughout FL. Here are some teaching hospitals in which alumni have matched:

  • Aventura Hospital and Medical Center
  • Blake Medical Center
  • Brandon Regional Hospital/HCA
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Florida Hospital Orlando
  • Florida State University College of Medicine
  • Kendall Regional Medical Center
  • Larkin Community Hospital
  • NCH Healthcare System
  • Oak Hill Hospital
  • Ocala Regional Medical Center
  • Orange Park Medical Center
  • University of Central Florida College of Medicine/HCA GME Consortium (Gainesville)
  • University of Central Florida College of Medicine/HCA GME Consortium (Ocala)
  • University of Florida
  • University of South Florida
 Alumni Spotlight Icon Alumni Spotlight: Ehsan Esmaeili, MD (Class of 2007)
Dr. Esmaeili is a board-certified orthopedic hand and upper extremity surgeon at the South Florida Hand and Orthopedic Center in Boca Raton, FL, and is 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, AUA alumna 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. Contact an admissions director at 888-282-8633, 973-498-7707, or [email protected] for details.
 Admissions Directors Icon Meet Your Admissions Directors
Florida Admissions Director - Brianna GalmicheBrianna Galmiche

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 917-940-4007