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Gloria Hwang's path to medical school

Grad Talks About Starting Medical School Later in Life

“Don’t become a doctor. Marry a doctor!” was something Gloria Hwang was told when she announced she was going to medical school a number of years ago. Dr. Hwang says it had a lot to do with the time in her life when she decided to make the leap. “I don’t tell people my age,

AUA alumna stays focused as an ophthalmologist

Alumna Keeps Focused as an Ophthalmologist

Ophthalmologist and AUA graduate Whitney Boling, MD, distinctly remembers the thrill and intensity of competition. The gymnasium lights unsympathetically glaring down on the volleyball court at the University of Indianapolis or that of a rival school. The hum of the crowd filling the background with cheers and gasps that rose during the most critical seconds of


Why This AUA Graduate Chose Pediatrics and Neonatology

Long before he became the first MD in his family, before he was a pediatrician or a neonatologist, before he had any idea where his career path would lead, Dr. Jason Pryor knew without a doubt that he would advocate for children and his community in some way. He grew up in Seymour, Tennessee, a

Alumnus Develops AUA Research Program for University of Maryland

Giving back to students at his alma mater is a priority for Dr. Osman Ali, a Class of 2017 AUA graduate. Dr. Ali is a second-year internal medicine resident at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), where he was recently selected to be Chief Resident. At the UMMC Midtown campus, Dr. Ali created a

Why this AUA grad cares for the mentally ill

AUA Grad on Access to Healthcare for Mental Health Patients

Jasmine Sawhne is driven by her desire to help the most vulnerable populations in her community. An AUA Class of 2013 graduate, Dr. Sawhne completed her residency at Columbia University’s New York-Presbyterian Medical Center and Creedmoor Psychiatric Center, treating patients who suffered from chronic mental health issues. After residency, she accepted a fellowship at the

AAPI Visits AUA College of Medicine

AAPI: AUA College of Medicine Is a “World Leader” in Medical Education

Recently, representatives of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) visited AUA’s campus to review its facilities, curriculum, and academic outcomes. The verdict? According to the AAPI—currently about 800,000 members strong throughout the United States—AUA is a “world leader” in medical education. We’re honored to be the only medical school with this distinction

AUA, Charles Drew University Partner to Increase Med School Diversity

American University of Antigua (AUA) College of Medicine and Charles R. Drew University (CDU) of Medicine and Science are teaming up to create a new admissions pathway for African-Americans and other under-represented minorities to fulfill their dreams of practicing medicine. Under the terms of the June 2019 agreement, CDU postbaccalaureate students who meet admissions requirements

Alumni Profile Updates

VIDEO: Highlights from AUA’s 2019 Commencement Ceremony

Nearly 250 medical school students officially became doctors on Friday, June 7 at American University of Antigua (AUA) College of Medicine’s 2019 Commencement Ceremony. Held at the New Jersey Performing Arts Centre in Newark, NJ, Friday’s event saw these new physicians recite the Hippocratic Oath, receive their Doctor of Medicine degrees, and celebrate their accomplishments

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