American University of Antigua (AUA) College of Medicine was established with the US medical educational model in mind. Our rigorous curriculum prepares students to become compassionate, knowledgeable, highly-competent physicians by providing them with early hands-on clinical training and opportunities to hone their professional skills. Our curriculum, especially the Homeroom Concept, focuses on making medical education more personalized, keeping classes small, and creating academic partnerships between students and faculty that force them to challenge and support each other.
The MD program consists of two components: Basic Sciences and Clinical Sciences.
Basic Sciences courses are taught at AUA’s high-tech campus in Antigua. Courses follow a two-semester schedule. AUA’s distinguished faculty is available to mentor students on the foundations of medicine. Students are provided with immersive, preclinical training at the on-campus simulation center and at Mount St. John’s Medical Centre, one of the most advanced hospitals in the Caribbean. This early exposure to clinical situations allows students to excel in their rotations during their clinical years.
Clinical Sciences courses are taught at AUA-affiliated teaching hospitals throughout the United States, Canada, and India. Here, students apply the knowledge they learned during Basic Sciences to real-life situations. Students participate in a set of core rotations and choose their electives from a diverse selection of rotations, which are designed to mold students into well-rounded doctors.