Sir Vivian Richards, the cricket legend, is the brand ambassador of Manipal’s American University of Antigua College of Medicine (AUACOM). Not only he is a legendary cricketer but a charismatic personality who can bowl you over with his wonderful sense of humour. In 2018, Sir Vivian Richards visited India to participate in the Made for Medicine tour which was conducted in seven cities- Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, and Guwahati. During this tour, AUACOM initiated to reach out to aspiring medical students in India and invite them to gain knowledge about AUUCOM Sir Viv Richards, who is from Antigua, said, “Because of my connection with cricket, India and American University of Antigua College of Medicine, it was just easy for me to become the salesperson”! He also emphasized on how the environment in the Caribbean is conducive and safe for students. Students studying there would have an enjoyable ambiance and their parents should not worry about sending their children to AUACOM. During the Open tour, he also said, “The students couldn’t be in a better environment, and the native of the island says so.” AUACOM is one of the best destinations to learn and acquire a global degree in medicine. Providing the best-in-class medical education to its students, the University trains world-class physicians who can work or practice in any part of the world and under any circumstances.

Established in the year 2004, AUA is committed to contributing to the progression in the medical field. It is one of the best medical schools that is distinctively recognized, approved, and accepted by different international medical boards and authorities. This includes MCI (Medical Council of India), the US Department of Education, and the UK General Medical Council, CAAM-HP, New York State Education Department, California Medical Board, Florida State Education Department among others. AUA follows a fair practice in the enrolment procedure personalizing the experience to make the students and their parents comfortable from the very beginning.

AUA is a division of MEMG (Manipal Education and Medical Group) that offers a fair chance to aspiring medical students from India to become a doctor and fulfil their study MBBS abroad dreams. AUACOM trains doctors who have the strength and energy to practice under pressure, the ability to continue seamless communication with their patients, and the intention to serve patients back in their home or any part of the world. With MCI recognition, AUACOM further helps Indian students to practice medicine in India after they earn the MD (Doctor of Medicine) degree. AUACOM offers scholarships to its Indian students as well.

As a Brand Ambassador of AUACOM, Sir Vivian Richards recently wished Sachin Tendulkar, the Indian cricket legend, on his 47th birthday. He has a great bonding with his fellow Indian cricketers and now being part of AUA COM, he wants medical aspirants from India to join the college back in his country and explore the world there to develop themselves into great medical professionals that the world needs.