Is the Fall 2021 class going to be in person in Antigua or remote/online?
At this point no final determination has been made about if students will be returning to Antigua for Fall 21 – HOWEVER: all students should prepare as if we ARE returning.
Do I need to be vaccinated to attend classes in Antigua for the Fall?
All students returning to campus SHOULD have the vaccine before returning to the campus– we are encouraging all students to do this. Remember we are only in March, by April/May/June the vaccines should be even more available. If a student is unable to be vaccinated they will need to be COVID tested weekly. Remember this is a fluid situation and the health and safety of our students is of the utmost importance. University Leadership continues to monitor the ongoing Pandemic and the progress of the vaccines on a daily basis and will continue to make smart, safe and conscientious decisions.
COVID-19 FAQ & updates
Dear Friends of AUA:
With the COVID-19 pandemic, travel complications, and our students’ safety in mind, American University of Antigua College of Medicine (AUA) has decided to offer a Hybrid Curriculum for the Spring 2021 academic period. This decision applies to both new and returning students.
The campus remains open in order to facilitate the hybrid curriculum. Certain designated campus facilities, including the library, gym, food court, and study areas, are open and maintaining social distancing guidelines.
All AUA students can participate remotely either from their homes or from Antigua with access to our pre-clinical campus and in-person access to our pre-clinical faculty. Students who opt to participate from Antigua would have in-person access to AUA faculty and facilities, superior wi-fi access for learning and exams, and other educational benefits that are available only on campus.
The health and safety of our student body is of the utmost priority to us, and a university task force dedicated to COVID-19 is following a comprehensive plan to ensure the safety of any students returning to Antigua. This task force is closely monitoring any potential threats the virus may pose while closely following CDC protocols.
We’ve worked to compile an exhaustive list of questions and answers about COVID-19 and its impact on our academic programming. Please read on, and if your question isn’t answered, send us an email and we’ll do our best to assist.
Stay safe, practice appropriate social distancing, and let’s defeat COVID-19 together.
I hope that you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy in these challenging times.