American University of Antigua (AUA) has recruited top students through articulation agreements with respected undergraduate programs. On October 10, 2011, AUA continued this tradition by signing an articulation agreement for three academic tracks with representatives from Mercy College of New York.

Representing AUA at the signing, Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President Dick Woodward noted, “AUA and Mercy College recognize that innovative programs attract bright students who may want to chart a different course in their approach to undergraduate education, particularly medical education. Since AUA and Mercy College began to talk about the programs that we’re formally agreeing to implement today, we’ve recognized that the programs we’ve developed not only fulfill students’ needs, but will help to address the challenge of providing well-trained physicians to fill the healthcare gap that the United States will face in the coming years.”

Three agreements have been reached: the first admits Mercy College undergraduates into AUA College of Medicine; the second allows students to earn a combined AS and a medical degree in seven years at both schools; in the third, students complete their AS at AICASA and finish with their BS at Mercy College.

Other attendees at the signing included AUA’sExecutive Director for Enrollment Management Marie McGillycuddy and Associate Director of Admissions Bryan Fleischman. Officials representing Mercy College included Dr. Michael Sperling, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs; Dr. Tom Olson, Dean of the School of Health and Natural Sciences; Dr. Mario Ciani, Chairperson of the Biology Department; Dr. Natalie Bronstein, Professor of Biology and Pre-Medical Advisor; and Shelley Alkin, Dean for Transfer and Articulation.

About AUA and Mercy College

American University of Antigua (AUA) College of Medicine is dedicated to providing a learner-centric medical education that meets the highest standards of academic excellence. The University is committed to providing students with the educational resources that will empower them to become compassionate physicians, life-long learners, and leaders in addressing the global shortage of healthcare providers.

AUA College of Medicine is committed to meeting the healthcare needs of diverse communities in the United States and globally. The university believes that in order to create an environment of academic excellence, it must ensure a diverse student population, which incorporates the skills, knowledge and varied cultural experiences of all peoples. The university is committed to breaking down barriers that have prevented underrepresented minorities from obtaining a medical education and subsequent medical licensure.

Mercy College is dedicated to making a high-quality education attainable for its nearly 10,000 students at its five campuses in Dobbs Ferry, the Bronx, Manhattan, White Plains, and Yorktown Heights.