AUA Medical School Blog

The inside scoop about getting into and thriving in medical school. Tips include how to optimize your application, study hacks, how to stay happy and healthy as a medical student, and much more! Some highlights from our blog series: 9 Smart Foods to Boost Your Brain Power, 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Medical School, 7 Proven Ways to Fight Procrastination, 15 Reasons to Love AUA, Enhance Your MD: Why You Should Enroll in Urbana’s Healthcare MBA, What to Expect from a Caribbean Medical School Workload, A Primer on the Med School Interview, and The Diversity Gap in Medicine and how the MCAT shaped it.

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How Research Led to Awesome Residencies

Earning a residency is a challenging and highly competitive process for U.S. and Caribbean medical school graduates alike, but it’s not impossible for high-achievers to obtain their dream residencies. Find out how AUA alumni made the most of their research opportunities and secured prestigious residencies. Dr. Michael Talarico (Class of 2014) Radiology-Diagnostic Resident Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical… Read More…

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4 Ways to Impress Your Professor

With it being the first week of classes at many Caribbean medical schools, you’re probably neck deep in studying. It’s a good idea to get to know your professors at early on. They’re excellent resources, who will ultimately write your residency recommendations and potentially give you networking opportunities down the line. Here are some ways… Read More…

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4 Ways to Make Friends at Caribbean Medical Schools

AUA’s Fall semester starts next week. If this is your first semester in medical school, your primary thoughts are probably on your studies, but they may soon turn to: “how do I even make friends here?” Everyone’s feeling the same way, so don’t worry! Here are some ways to become a member of your Caribbean… Read More…

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5 AUA Alumni Making a Big Impact in the Global Medical Community

Among our hundreds of alumni, many have made significant strides in the global medical community – more so than most Caribbean medical school graduates. Here are some notable AUA alumni making waves in their medical careers: Dr. Jasmine Riviere-Marcelin (Valedictorian, Class of 2011) Dr. Marcelin is an Infectious Disease Fellow at the Mayo Clinic in… Read More…

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3 Tiers of Caribbean Medical Schools

When you’re researching Caribbean medical schools, remember that they’re not all of equal quality or graduate success. To help you rank them and decide what school is best for you, we grouped them in three tiers based on approvals and accreditations. Find out how they stack up. Top-tier American University of Antigua American University of… Read More…

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4 Ways to Beat Back-to-School Anxiety

Break’s almost over: Basic Sciences classes resume in just a few weeks (August 17, 2015 to be precise). If you’re a new student or on your last semester, coming back to school can be incredibly stressful. Here are just a few ways you can transition back to being a medical student. Go in With a… Read More…

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The 5 Best Exercise Routines for Tropical Environments

When you’re in the Caribbean, you’ll want to take advantage of the warm weather. Sure, AUA also has a fully equipped fitness center, but there is a lot you can do outside. Here are just some ways you can make the most of living in a tropical environment. Beach Volleyball Tossing a ball over a… Read More…

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6 Essential Items to Bring to a Caribbean Medical School

Next semester will be here sooner than you think. You may already have a general idea of what to pack, but if you’re studying at a Caribbean medical school, you’ll need some very specific items. Consider shopping for these before you travel to Antigua: 1) Sunscreen The UV rays are really intense in the Caribbean…. Read More…