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AUA Program Overview for Aspiring Canadian Medical School Students

American University of Antigua College of Medicine provides an MD curriculum for aspiring physicians that’s similar to US and Canadian medical schools. As you may know, the number of available Canadian medical school seats  is extremely limited. Thousands of aspiring physicians are left out of the selection process, and as a top Caribbean medical school, AUA was created in part to give students in similar predicaments a viable path to residency and practice.

Program Overview

AUA’s educational program leading to the Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree is a 4.5-year program. It consists of two years of Preclinical Sciences coursework on the AUA campus in Antigua and 84 weeks of study in the Clinical Sciences at teaching hospitals throughout the United States where students complete their core and elective rotations. Rotations are also available in Canada, India, and the United Kingdom.

Canadian Dollar Exchange Rate Lock-In

American University of Antigua College of Medicine (AUA) will set a locked-in rate for Canadian Dollars (CAD) converted to United States Dollars (USD) to protect Canadian students from fluctuations in exchange rates. The locked-in rate offered to students will remain in effect throughout their enrollment in Preclinical Sciences with AUA. The exchange rate will be set based on a 3-month average. For students joining during a Fall term, the rate will be based on the average exchange rate from the prior March-May. For students joining during a Spring term, the rate will be based on the average exchange rate from the prior September-November. The set exchange rate will apply only against tuition and related fees billed due at the beginning of each period. All miscellaneous, incidental, housing, transportation, and other fees should be paid in USD. Students who would like to use their locked-in exchange rate for tuition and related fees must remit full payment by the published due date. For questions or further information, please get in touch with the Bursar department.

Canada Clinical Rotation Sites

AUA students from Canada have completed clinical rotations at the following Canadian medical schools and clinical sites. You might recognize a few of them!

  • Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital
  • Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre/Dalhousie
  • Dalhousie University
  • Divisions of Family Practice – Surrey, Langley & Delta
  • Faculty Of Medicine – McGill University
  • Grey Bruce Health Services
  • Homewood Health Center
  • Joseph Bryant Memorial Hospital
  • McMaster University
  • McMaster University Medical Center
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Queen Elizabeth Health Sciences Center
  • Queen’s University – Hotel Dieu Hospital
  • Queen’s University School of Medicine
  • Schulich School of Medicine
  • St. Joseph’s Health Center
  • The Hospital for Sick Children
  • University of Manitoba
  • University of Manitoba, Health Sciences Center
  • University of Ottawa Department of Medicine
  • University of Toronto
  • Vancouver General Hospital

View all clinical sites.

Application Checklist

AUA Canadian medical school applicants do not need to submit MCAT scores to be considered for admission to AUA. As opposed to other international students, aspiring Canadian medical school students do not need to submit official TOEFL or IELTS score reports to apply to AUA.

  • Official transcripts from all secondary and post-secondary schools attended
  • Two letters of recommendation:
  • Academic source
  • Professional source
  • Passport-sized photo
  • Personal statement
  • Resume/CV
  • $75 non-refundable application fee
  • Complete application form

View all admissions requirements.

AICASA Premedical Program

AUA has an articulation agreement with American International College of Arts and Sciences – Antigua  (AICASA). Qualified students who complete premedical coursework at AICASA are guaranteed acceptance into AUA College of Medicine.

  • Qualified high school graduates are able to complete premedical coursework in 4 semesters.
  • Non-degree courses can be taken to complete missing prerequisites and/or strengthen academic skills.
  • Graduates receive an A.S. in Health Sciences.
  • AICASA is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), a national accrediting body of degree-granting schools in the U.S.

Learn more about AICASA.

Contact Your Canada Director of Admissions

Mark Sanii

[email protected]
1-204-599-9877