Accreditation and Approvals
Upon passing the necessary licensure exams, AUA graduates are eligible to practice medicine in all 50 U.S. states, Canada, the United Kingdom, and other countries.
Accredited by the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)
The Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM- HP) is the legally constituted body established in 2003 under the aegis of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), empowered to determine and prescribe standards and to accredit programs of medical, dental, veterinary and other health professions education on behalf of the contracting parties in CARICOM. CAAM-HP serves as the means of providing the assurance of quality that generates confidence in the principal stakeholders, students and the public. CAAM-HP has been recognized by the World Federation for Medical Education, the ECFMG and the US Department of Education.
U.S. Department of Education
In 2013, the United States Department of Education (operating through its National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation, or NCFMEA), determined that the Government of Antigua and Barbuda, through its appointment of the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP) as its sole authorized medical school accreditor, employs standards and procedures for the accreditation of medical schools that are comparable to those employed by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) to accredit medical schools in the United States. As a result of this, qualified AUA students are eligible for U.S. Title IV loans.
Recognized by the Medical Board of California
AUA was recognized by the Medical Board of California after an intensive review, which included a site visit. This allows AUA students to complete clinical clerkships and graduates to engage in residency training and become licensed in California.
Licensed by the Commission for Independent Education of the Florida Department of Education
The Commission for Independent Education of the Florida Department of Education licenses AUA College of Medicine to conduct clinical clerkships in Florida.
Approved by the New York State Education Department
This approval allows AUA students to complete clinical rotations and enter residency training in New York.
On September 13, 2016, the New York Board of Regents voted to extend approval to American University of Antigua College of Medicine to place students in long-term clinical clerkships in New York State for 7 years. This is the longest term of approval that can be given to an international medical school.
Recognized by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine
The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine has determined that the medical education provided by American University of Antigua College of Medicine is substantially equivalent to U.S. medical school training. As such, graduates of AUACOM are not required to request a waiver of substantial equivalency in order to be granted a limited license for post-graduate training programs or a full license to practice medicine in the State.
AUA is one of only a select few international medical schools whose graduates need not demonstrate substantial equivalence in order to receive a limited or full license in Massachusetts.