AUA Facts & Figures
American University of Antigua College of Medicine (AUA) is an accredited international medical school dedicated to providing a medical education of the highest quality, with an emphasis on increasing minority representation and racial diversity in medical education and in the physician workforce. AUA uses a holistic admissions approach to select students with the potential for medical school success and provides them with the resources they need to obtain highly competitive residencies and move on to successful careers in medicine.
Some AUA points of pride below:
- In 2023, AUA graduates matched to more than 175 residency programs across 38 states, Canada and the UK in a variety of primary care disciplines, including family medicine, internal medicine, and pediatrics, and psychiatry. They also obtained residencies in other specialty areas. View the 2023 list.
- The first-time USMLE Step 1 pass rate* for our students is 89 percent over the last five years, while the USMLE Step 2 CK first-time pass rate* over the last five years is 95 percent.
*based on 2018 – 2022 data reported by ECFMG
- AUA’s admissions philosophy recognizes, and is guided by, the need to increase minority representation and racial diversity in MD programs and the global physician workforce.
- AUA has a growing network of teaching hospital affiliates in the United States. Students also have the option of participating in clerkships in the United Kingdom, Canada, and India.
- AUA offers three programs conducted in collaboration with its one-of-a-kind collaboration with Florida International University (FIU):
- The Graduate Clinical Core Rotation Certificate Program makes it possible for students to complete all their core clinical rotations at hospitals affiliated with FIU’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM).
- The AUA-FIU Global Health Track (GHT)* Certificate Program allows students to gain expertise in all aspects of global and public health and provides medical Spanish language training, AHA instructor certification, and research opportunities. Global Health Track is a certificate program conducted in collaboration with Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (FIU).
- AUA students and graduates can apply to the Master of Public Health program at FIU’s Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work and receive priority admission review. This agreement recognizes predetermined courses taken by AUA students.
- Title IV (Federal) funding, Canadian Provincial loans, VA benefits and AUA scholarships are available to qualified students.
- AUA is accredited by the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Sciences; approved by the New York State Education Department; recognized by the Medical Board of California, and licensed by the Commission for Independent Education of the Florida Department of Education.
*There is no fee or tuition for participating in the GHT; as the program is not part of AUA’s medical doctorate program, federal financial aid is not available for the living expenses of students during GHT sessions. Participation in GHT is strictly voluntary.